One of the great revivals of all time took place in Europe. This revival is called the Reformation. The anniversary date is October 31, 1517. During this revival, there was renewed interest in the Bible. And this makes sense. The Bible is the book of the Holy Spirit. It came into being when “men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God” (2 Peter 1:21). This means that when the Holy Spirit is poured out upon men and women, they are eager to read the Bible. It no longer gathers dust on their shelves.
Not only so, people under the Spirit of revival want to hear the preaching of the Bible. Why? They want to really understand the Bible. This reviving is true because it means not only reading the Bible but also understanding it and applying it to daily life. The disciples of Jesus experienced this sort of thing. After the resurrection, Jesus met two of His disciples and discussed the Old Testament Scriptures which predicted His death and resurrection. At first the disciples were confused. “Then He [Jesus] opened their minds to understand the Scriptures” (Luke 24:45).
We need times of revival today. A revived interest in reading, understanding, and applying the truth of the Bible to daily life is much needed in our society. Reformation Day, October 31st, should remind us of this.
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