Who are The Revival People?
Revival people seek relevancy in the presence of God with authentic worship, authentic relationships and authentic living.
The Revival People:
Intentionally pursue God’s Presence, Power and Glory in our generation
Demonstrate God’s presence through supernatural manifestations and empowered living
Are Lovers of truth
Confronters of status quo
Build legacy by investing in a harvest we may not see
Divinely align with God’s authority as expressed in Ephesians 4.
TO RETURN TO
TO REPOSSESS; TO
RECOVER; TO TAKE
TO BRING BACK TO LIFE;
The Bible, and only the Bible, is the authoritative Word of God. It alone is the final authority in determining all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, it is inspired, infallible and inerrant (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; Proverbs 30:5; Romans 16:25-26).
Jesus Christ is God the Son. On earth, Jesus was 100% God and 100% man. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, died on the cross for mankind and thus, atoned for our sins through the shedding of His blood. He rose from the dead on the third day according to the Scriptures, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return again in power and glory. (John 1:1,14, 20:28; I Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; I Timothy 2:5).
We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ; His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22).
BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT
Given at Pentecost, it is the promise of the Father, sent by Jesus after His Ascension, to empower the Church to preach the Gospel throughout the whole earth. Speaking in tongues, prophecy and boldness are some of the initial evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. (Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11; Mark 16:17; Acts 1:5,2:1-4, 17, 38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6).
We believe in full demonstration of the works of Jesus as modeled in the scripture: healing, deliverance, miracles, divine intervention and laying on of hands
THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is manifested through a variety of spiritual gifts to build and sanctify the church, demonstrate the validity of the resurrection, and confirm the power of the Gospel. The Bible lists of these gifts are not necessarily exhaustive, and the gifts may occur in various combinations. All believers are commanded to earnestly desire the manifestation of the gifts in their lives. These gifts always operate in harmony with the Scriptures and should never be used in violation of biblical parameters. (Hebrews 2:4; Romans 1:11,12:4-8; Ephesians 4:16; II Timothy 1:5-16, 4:14; I Corinthians 12:1-31, 14:1-40; I Peter 4:10).
The church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Jesus’ great commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the church as a member of the body of believers. There is a spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23; John 17:11, 20-23).
We believe the model for governing the church is found in Ephesians 4. We embrace fully the operation of the offices mentioned which are Apostle, Prophet, Teacher, Evangelist, and Pastor. We celebrate the local church and all its functions believing the local church is the wineskin for true revival.
We believe in personal and corporate revival as the consistent character and culture of the church. We believe for a full habitation of God in the church.
Apostle Shirley Arnold has been called a general in the Body of Christ. Her strong apostolic voice, revelational teaching style, and prophetic insight make her a sought after speaker in conferences, churches and other venues wanting a powerful Word from God delivered at the appointed time.
She has a diverse ministry background, which includes pastoring on staff at Oral Roberts University, pioneering along with her husband a multicultural, trans-generational church in Lakeland, FL, and establishing a leadership ministry center to encourage and restore leaders. She has authored several books; her latest entitled Necessary Fire.
Affectionately known as Dr. Shirley, she has a passion to train, equip and release others into divine purpose.