Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Jonathan Edwards’ Tests for Genuine Revival

Tomorrow in my session on revival, I will share 5 tests that Edwards developed in response to criticisms regarding the First Great Awakening. The marks are from his book Distinquishing Marks of a Work of the Spirit of God, a book written to test the work of the 1st Great Awakening and address some of the abuses.

God used this list to propel my heart into joining the movement of prayer and renewal in Holland in 2005:

1. When the esteem for the true Jesus is raised

2. When Satan's kingdom is attacked

3. When people come to love the Scriptures more

4. When men are led away from falsehood into truth

5. When there is an increase in love to God and man

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