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Tim Dilena returns to the Gary Wilkerson Podcast to talk about how God can bring revival to the church. He explains how revival that is sudden, transformative and all-encompassing can only come from God.
Key Points from the Podcast
Tim Dilena reminds us that revival is often accompanied by persecution.
God is exposing sin and disciplining his church as preparation to receive the harvest that is coming.
The Bible tells us in Revelation that the Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” Jesus wants to get his church in synch with the Spirit, saying the same thing at the same time.
Statistics tell us that most young people will end up leaving the church. Like Peter, they will decline from declaration into denial.
Revival will come when pastors preach the pure word of God rather than what is popular or will draw crowds.
There is a movement today called the Religious Remix where people, like a buffet, pick and choose what they want to believe.
Much of the church today has chosen man’s ingenuity over bending their knees, praying, and asking God for his wisdom and direction.
Gary Wilkerson exhorts pastors to preach the word of God, get away from gimmicks and pop psychology, and stop preaching merely to draw crowds.
Bible Verses Referenced in the Podcast
John 6:16–21; Revelation 22:17; Matthew 16:16, 26:69–75; Acts 19:18–19; Isaiah 6:1–10, 13
Resources Mentioned in the Podcast
Letters to Malcolm by C.S. Lewis
Podcast Episodes in this Series
About Tim Dilena
Tim Dilena is senior pastor of Times Square Church. He is the third senior pastor since the founding of the church by David Wilkerson in 1987.
Pastor Tim attended Baylor University, Wayne State University and Moody Bible Institute. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Corporate Finance and has taken extended studies in apologetics at Oxford University in England.
He travels extensively with Gary Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz speaking at pastor conferences globally for World Challenge, the ministry founded by David Wilkerson, and sits on its board of directors.
Tim and his wife, Cindy, have four children, Christian, Anna, Grace and Lauryn.