“There is a considerable truth in the idea that revivals are born after midnight, for revivals (or any other spiritual gifts and grace) come only to those who want them badly enough. It may be said without qualification that every man is as holy and as full of the Spirit as he wants to be. He may not be as full as he wishes he were, but he is most certainly as full as he wants to be.”
Tozer then refers to the blind man in Mark 10:46-52. “And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”” (10:47–48). It was “not the hour of night, but the state of his heart that decides the time of his visitation. For him it may well be that revival comes after midnight.”
In the context of previous blogs, I would add that any spontaneous expansion begins in the heart of an individual that truly desire to be filled with the Spirit. This is the key that opens the door for a divine work that cannot be stopped.
A. W. Tozer, Born After Midnight, Moody Publishers, 1987, page 9-11.
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