By The Fireside: Starting A Revival

Starting A Revival

“Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;”

Psalm 107:2

“In these days, thousands of ministers and private Christians are wondering about the best ways of starting a revival of religion. I can tell you a way of starting a revival, continental, hemispheric, and world-wide. You say a revival starts in heaven. Well, it starts in heaven, just as a prosperous harvest starts in heaven. The sun must shine and the rains must descend, but unless you plow and sow and cultivate the earth you will not raise a bushel of wheat or a peck of corn between now and the end of the world. How, then, shall a universal revival start? By all Christian people telling the story of their own conversion.

Let ten men and women get up next week in your prayer-meeting and, not in a conventional or canting or doleful way, but in the same tone they employ in the family or place of business, tell how they crossed the line, and the revival will begin then and there, (if the prayer-meeting has not been so dull as to drive out all except those concerning whom it was foreordained from all eternity that they should be there.)”

-Dr. T. DeWitt Talmage in his sermon, Say So.

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