There are five key distinctives/characteristics that authenticate true revival; #1, conviction of sin; #2, repentance from sin; #3, confession of sin; #4, restoration on account of sin; and #5, the conversion of sinners. Note that each of these characteristics of true revival deals a deathly blow to sin!! There’s no escaping this biblically or historically. Any revival that supposes itself to be such where sin is not the focus of the Spirit’s dealings in returning a people back to the Lordship, authority and worship of God the Father and Jesus Christ His Son is NOT revival!!
In part two of this two-part sermon, we address the final three key distinctives; confession of sin, restoration on account of sin and the conversion of sinners.