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Tuesday, March 08, 2005

THE PRICE and POWER of REVIVAL by Duncan Campbell

Duncan Campbell (1898-1972) was raised in the Highlands of Scotland. He came to the Lord as a teenager and served congregations of the United Free Church (Presbyterian) and as an itinerant evangelist. In 1949-1953 he was involved in the revival of the Hebrides Islands off the north-western coast of Scotland. In addition to his involvement in the Lewis Revival, he was much in demand as a speaker throughout the British Isles.
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The Price and Power of Revival
In this passage, I discover that a power is placed at the disposal of the Church that can outmaneuver and baffle the very strategy of Hell, and cause death and defeat to vanish before the presence of the Lord of Life. Barrenness is made to feel His fertilizing power.

Yet, how is it that while we make such great claims for the power of the Gospel, we see so little of the supernatural in operation?

Is there any reason why the Church today cannot everywhere equal the Church at Pentecost? I feel this is a question we ought to face with an open mind and an honest heart. What did the early Church have that we do not possess today? Nothing but the Holy Spirit, nothing but the power of God.

Here I would suggest that one of the main secrets of success in the early Church lay in the fact that the early believers believed in unction from on high and not entertainment from men. Continue reading

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