Revival and reformation are two important concepts in the Bible that are closely related. Revival refers to the spiritual awakening of individuals, where they turn back to God and experience a renewed sense of purpose and passion in their faith.
It is a time when the Holy Spirit moves in power to bring about spiritual renewal and growth. On the other hand, reformation refers to the transformation of society as a whole, where people come together to bring about change and progress in the way they live and interact with one another. Both are necessary for the growth and development of the Church and the world at large.
In this post, we will explore 10 Bible verses that speak to the themes of revival and reformation.
List of 10 Bible Verses about Revival and Reformation:
- Isaiah 43:19 – “Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert.”
- Psalm 85:6 – “Will You not revive us again, That Your people may rejoice in You?”
- Joel 2:28-29 – “And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.”
- Ezekiel 36:26 – “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.”
- Isaiah 58:12 – “Those from among you Shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the foundations of many generations; And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.”
- 2 Chronicles 7:14 – “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
- Romans 12:2 – “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
- Ephesians 4:23 – “And be renewed in the spirit of your mind.”
- Isaiah 61:4 – “And they shall rebuild the old ruins, They shall raise up the former desolations, And they shall repair the ruined cities, The desolations of many generations.”
- James 4:8 – “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”
Revival and reformation are essential for the growth and development of the Church and the world at large. These 10 Bible verses remind us that God is always willing to revive and reform us, but it is up to us to humble ourselves, seek His face, and turn from our wicked ways.
As we read through these verses, let us pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit and ask for the wisdom and strength to follow through on the call to repentance, renewal, and reformation in our own lives. May we be open to the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives and be willing to be used by God for His glory to bring about change and progress in the way we live and interact with one another.