Lessons of Revival
What is taught to us by a revival? I think it is just this, - that God is absolute monarch of the hearts of men.
--- C. H. Spurgeon, Sermon #296 "A Revival"
(he goes on to say, "Divine Omnipotence is the doctrine of a revival. We may not see it in ordinary days, by reason of the coldness of our hearts; but we must see it when these extraordinary works of grace are wrought."
- and then -
"So, brethren, when we see the church gradually built up and converted, we lose the sense perhaps of a present God; but when the Lord causes the tree suddenly to grow from a sapling to a strong tall monarch of the forest, then we say, 'This is God.'")