Arminianism is the bedrock for revival to break out. The power of spiritual hunger, the will of humanity, and power of choice will change the world as we know it.
I realize that many people believe via Arminianism for salvation but get all Calvinist when it comes to revival. I do not find this to be biblical. Revival is not God’s response to man but man’s response to the Holy Spirit.
God wishes that we would never be backslidden and He is not going to sit in Heaven and say, “They do not have enough desperation yet. Tell the Holy Spirit to give another and see how they come along.” That simply is not the heart of God.
If God gives you a mind, will, and emotions before you get saved; you can know you will also have them after you get saved. God does not become a Calvinist after your conversion and birth in the Kingdom!
Arminianism and where I stand
I am firmly a believer in the teaching of Jacobus Arminius and would consider myself a Remonstrant. I completely disagree with John Calvin on every level.
- Salvation is based on faith in Christ by Grace
- Jesus died that all could come into a relationship with Him.
- Once born again, your nature changes. Sin is a desire of a believer
- A person can reject Jesus and thus burn in hell eternally.
- As believers we have the victory over sin and death
I believe the words of Paul would tell us the whole position in 1 Cor 15:57-58
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Arminianism and Revival!
If I believe that Jesus died for all and wants to have relationship with all of humanity; we have a part to play in the story of Christianity and that we have the victory; I can not also believe that God will not pour out His Spirit.
As I said, revival is more about man’s response of God than God’s response to man. It is the heart of God that we never even need revival. Remember, revival is just a return to biblical Christianity.
When you pray “Rend the heavens and come down,” God is just looking at you saying, “What part of the veil was ripped did you miss?” Revival is not a special season; it is a time when the Church in a location gets their act together and does the New Testament.
Arminianism can change the world
When we start to see revival in light of the tenets of Arminianism, I believe pressing in for an outbreak of the Kingdom in our churches, cities and nation will get alot easier.
God wants to pour out of us. The problem is our end; not His!