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20th March
2010
written by Cullen Webb

We just got back from a Prayer Summit. When I was told that Richard Owen Roberts was going to be the speaker, my initial thought was “who’s that?” followed by “I wonder how well he will speak.”

I am far too judgmental in my nature. So whenever I hear of an elderly man who is going to preach, I brace myself. For too many times they have lost their first love, and go after things they would prefer to keep out of the church.

But when Roberts spoke it became very clear, very quickly, that his first love was pale when compared to his current love. That his passion was not the music in the church, the dress in the church, or any other cosmetic issue. He shared with us his burden for the lack of holiness. The lack of prayer. The lack of passion.

He revealed to me so many scriptural truths in such a short time that my mind is spinning. I have not been this excited in such a long time.

I have yet to chew on the cud of this weekend, but I don’t think I will find anything disagreeable with what he taught. I have been challenged and changed.

-Cullen Webb

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  • Acaspians

    cool. so, who is he? has he written anything?

    • http://www.NationPains.com Cullen Webb

      His name is Richard Owen Roberts. Here is a link to his sermons on Sermon Index:
      http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/mydownloads/

      He has written several books on revival, that I'm sure you could find on Amazon or Google.

  • whisp

    My intention is not to be critical but practical. There have been tons upon tons of raw material printed and worlds of spoken word on revival for the past one hundred and fifty years but the product remains so elusive as to be non-existent. The name of Charles Finney is almost an anathema among the reformed community, yet, not one of that group has dared to say that Finney's ministry was NOT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. They look no further than his theology and ignore the facts of credible history. Excuses and diagnosis out number the facts so far as to vanish into a world of fairy tales. The summary of the matter is NO REVIVAL!

  • whisp

    I must add, that in my opinion, one of the hinderances to revival is the absolute dishonesty of the Calvinistic clan. Richard Roberts qoute, “In that great revival in England STARTED BY GEORGE WHITEFIELD …. ” Some where I have read the an insignificant little man named John Wesley had some small part in the movement. Holiness does not allow for theological prejudice to domniate at the expense of honesty. Mr. Roberts loses credibility in these instances.

    • http://www.NationPains.com Cullen Webb

      Revival had very little to do with George Whitefield or John Wesley. These men were indeed willing instruments, but it was God in his perfect timing that orchestrated revival.

      I don't think you'll disagree.

      There has been a lot of material printed on revival. 99% of it is rubbish. I am quoting Leonard Ravenhill, “One of these days some simple soul is going to read his bible and believe it. Then the rest of us will be ashamed.”

      We have everything we need for revival already. We don't even need an entire bible to experience it. We get in our own way with doctrine and pride, among other things.

  • http://www.NationPains.com Cullen Webb

    Revival had very little to do with George Whitefield or John Wesley. These men were indeed willing instruments, but it was God in his perfect timing that orchestrated revival.

    I don't think you'll disagree.

    There has been a lot of material printed on revival. 99% of it is rubbish. I am quoting Leonard Ravenhill, “One of these days some simple soul is going to read his bible and believe it. Then the rest of us will be ashamed.”

    We have everything we need for revival already. We don't even need an entire bible to experience it. We get in our own way with doctrine and pride, among other things.