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What Is A Revivalist? by Winkie Pratney

What Is A Revivalist? by Winkie Pratney



Although all true revival originates in the ground of God’s grace and mercy, both Scripture and history show us evidence and earmarks of those He chooses to bring new life to individuals, town, cities, and nations. We have called them (for want of a better term in this divine association) revivalists, although all those who have ever been involved at the inception of the wonders of His visitation know surely that what happened did not originate in them. Within the scope of this study, we may say that revivalists:


  • Are restorers of life and confronters of all that bring death
  • Open the door for newness and renewing of the old
  • Are often like a door through which God’s Spirit in revival can enter
  • Awaken the passive and sleeping
  • Bring refreshing
  • Stir what needs stirring
  • Bring healing and wholeness
  • Reconcile
  • Turn people back to the point of departure
  • Are capable in God of resurrecting
  • Bring remembrance of what has been forgotten
  • Are torch bearers reigniting fires that have gone out


There are literally millions of divine events throughout human history, involving multitudes of visited lives.  Some of the most significant national events have never been charted. Some of the most wonderful lives may remain yet unknown here, chronicled and heralded only in heaven.   Some of those known and especially dear to us may not have been included. To do so fully is humanly impossible. God alone keeps the complete books. As John said,


And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen. (John 21:25)