Revival for Faithful Christians

Our special revival and reformation feature continued.

MIGUEL LUNA, PHD, SERVES AS DEAN OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES, ASIA ­PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, SARABURI, THAILAND.

The word revival points out an important Christian experience; it actually means to recover the previous state of being fully alive as a Christian (Col. 2:13, 14). Life has its origin in God Himself as testified to by King David when he wrote, “For with You [God] is the fountain of life” (Ps. 36:9, NASB). Being alive in God also includes the spiritual dimension from the One who is the Origin, Source, and Sustainer of life. David was sure of such a vital demonstration of spiritual life when he wrote, “The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul” (Ps. 19:7, NIV). The Scriptures indicate clearly that such a revival has its source in God Himself and in His Word.

Jesus said, “ ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life’ ” (John 8:12, NIV). Walking in the light signifies a permanent and sufficient inner experience to continue shining for Christ. Such a revival echoes Jesus’ promise and teaching for abundant life,

“ ‘I have come that they may have life and have it to the full’ ” (John 10:10). Being a revived person in that context means walking as a disciple of Jesus and being transformed daily by the Holy Spirit (2 Cor. 3:18) until we reach eternal glory (John 5:24).


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MIGUEL LUNA, PHD, SERVES AS DEAN OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES, ASIA ­PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, SARABURI, THAILAND.

March 2012

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