“The problems of the world and of the Church are fundamentally spiritual, and therefore their solution must be a spiritual one. As each Christian seeks after holiness, and longs for a clean heart filled with the love of Christ, so revival will be brought nearer. Let us each exclaim:
"The greatest need of the Church and the world is my personal holiness". There are any needs in the world-political, economic, cultural-but the deepest need is the spiritual redemption of humanity, and this calls for a revival of holiness among Christians. By becoming worldly and prayerless and lacking in vision, the Church is unable to help mankind in this hour of dire peril…
A revival of holiness will bring joy back to a depressed Church, and faith back to a doubting, uncertain Church. It will transform a timid, apologetic Church into one that will boldly challenge the blatant evils and blasphemy of these times, instead of maintaining a shameful silence. Wickedness increases alarmingly on all sides because the Church has lost its power to protest, and its power to pray…
What are we waiting for? Here is the message, so clearly taught by Jesus and set forth in the Word of God, which can transform a weak and dying Church, and give it again an authority before which sinners of all classes, rich and poor, educated and ignorant, will quail and tremble. A Church that is sanctified and transformed, that teaches and lives holiness, will be used of God to bring about the biggest revival the world has known, and to prepare the way for the coming of the Lord. That revival is prophesied by Joel and is surely coming. But it will have to be a revival of holiness. Any other revival will be spurious and short-lived…” (The Ideal of Perfection, A. Smith)
I agree completely - Hallelujah!
Yours set apart for revival