America’s greatest theologian, Jonathan Edwards, believed that the advance of the Church was largely through unusual periods of blessing. He said, “Though there be a more constant influence of God’s Spirit always in some degree attending his ordinances; yet the way in which the greatest things have been done towards carrying on this work, always have been by remarkable effusions, at special seasons of mercy.”
If he is right, then the Church must be always praying for and expecting the next special season of mercy. We call such events revival. But, compared to previous generations, the knowledge of and desire for revival has fallen on hard times. We have not just stopped praying for revival; we have killed off the context in which the Church used to pray for it—the prayer meeting.
Combining biblical arguments and historical events, this book seeks to awaken the slumbering soul to pray, “do it again, Lord.”
This book is entitled Breath From Heaven and it is the first published work by Pastor Armen Thomassian. It was born out of a late-night prayer meeting, and it has been borne along since then in subsequent prayer meetings. It is simply a humble attempt to communicate a burden that has been passed down from a former generation. Our prayer is that the Lord will use it for His glory.