Revival is just the life of the Lord Jesus poured into human hearts.
Revival is not a green valley getting greener, but a valley full of dry bones (Ezekiel 37) being made to live again, and those bones to stand up a mighty army. Not a good Christian becoming a better Christian, but a man who is prepared to confess ‘Mine is a valley full of dry bones’ being made to live again.
To be broken is the beginning of revival. It is painful, it is humiliating, but it is the only way.
Everything that comes as a barrier between us and another, be it ever so small, comes as a barrier between us and God.
God nearly always tests us through other people.
To be broken means to have no rights before God and man. It does not mean merely surrendering my rights to Him but recognizing that I haven’t any except to deserve hell.
Dying to self is not a thing we do once for all. There may be an initial dying when God first shows these things, but ever after it will be a constant dying, for only so can the Lord Jesus be revealed constantly through us (1 Cor. 4.10). All day long the choice will be before us in a thousand ways. It will mean no plans, no time, no money, no pleasure of our own. It will mean a constant yielding to those around us, for our yieldedness to God is measured by our yieldedness to man. Every humiliation, everyone who tries and vexes us, is God’s way of breaking us, so that there is a yet deeper channel in us for the life of Christ.