Torah Restoration Ministries

Evangelist Daniel John Lee

And to the angel of the congregation in Philadelphia write -- These things says He that is holy, He that is true, He that has the Key of David, He that opens, and no man shuts, and shuts, and no man opens.  I know your works: behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can shut it: for you have a little strength, and have kept My Word, and have not denied My Name . . ."


Revival and Street Preaching

In the Scriptures and throughout modern day history, there is a pattern you can see very clearly: public street preaching almost always precedes genuine and massive revival. The first time this happens, over and over again, is throughout the Tanach ("Old Testament"). Israel slides into sin, apostasy and wickedness and then Yah sends a prophet to rebuke them publicly. The people repent, cry out to Yah and Israel is restored. The cycle repeats itself over and over. We see it with foreign nations as well. Jonah is sent to publicly preach in the streets of Nineveh, which leads to a huge revival in the city.

In the Brit Chadasha ("New Testament"), the book of Acts continues the pattern. The disciples, following YahShua's example, fan out throughout the Roman Empire and beyond, preaching in the open air in the various cities and towns. They turn the entire known world completely upside down. Both revival and riots follow the brave, crude men wherever they venture.

Skipping ahead several centuries, the First Great Awakening was sparked, in part, by men named John Wesley and George Whitefield. Both were open air preachers, forced out the the churches due to their anointing. They took their preaching to the mines, to open fields in the dead of winter, to the public town squares. Huge crowds would gather to listen and incredible revivals would consume whole countrysides.

Over and over again, the public proclamation of the gospel would water the seeds of revival. To the millions of Christians who pray and yearn for revival, we say are you willing to do what it takes to bring revival? Prayer is a good place to start, but does very little if not combined with practical evangelism. We must be willing to put our lives, our hearts, and wills where our prayers are. It's all well and good to pray for Yah to send revival, but are you willing to pray that Yah sends you to begin this revival?

Scripturally, historically, there is no better way to start a revival than to publicly proclaim the gospel throughout the streets of your town. Granted, revival is not guaranteed due to preaching, but it is certainly more assured of happening than if evangelism is left to the pastors. If the hearts are hard and the people refuse to repent, street preaching will bring a great deal of division and bring much persecution to congregations across the land. This may not be the desired result, but it is good nonetheless. In Matthew 10, YahShua promised this result, not mentioning anything about revival. He wanted to prepare us for the worst possible outcome of our obedience to carry the Word publicly. You can rejoice if you are persecuted for preaching His Word publicly, because you can certainly know that great is your reward in Heaven.

I exhort any believer reading this website to pray, and then to go out and preach! Pass out tracts, witness at your local mall, preach on campus or downtown in the market squares. Whatever you do, go and and preach the Word and warn people of YahShua's return. Time is running out and millions are headed for Hell as you read this.