"I am the Almighty God, walk before me, and be thou perfect ... And Abram fell on his face and God talked with him" (Genesis 17:1, 3)
What happens in a Christian church when a fresh and vital working of the Spirit of God brings revival?
In my study and observations, a revival generally results in a sudden bestowment of a spirit of worship. This is not the result of engineering or of manipulation. It is something God bestows on people hungering and thirsting after Him. With spiritual renewing will come a blessed spirit of loving worship!
These believers worship gladly because they have a high view of God. In some circles, God has been abridged, reduced, modified, edited, changed and amended until He is no longer the God whom Isaiah saw, high and lifted up. Because He has been reduced in the minds of so many people, we no longer have that boundless confidence in His character that we used to have.
The one mark which forever distinguishes man from all other forms of life on earth is that he is a worshiper; he has a bent toward and a capacity for worship.
~A. W. Tozer~