The Fear of God and Revival

What happens to a community of ten thousand people if suddenly two thousand of those people begin to walk in the fear of God? The conduct of those people is no longer governed by the eye of the policeman but by the eye of God. The students in the schools conduct themselves not with reference to the teacher’s eye but to the eye of God. The community becomes in great measure a little Eden. Why? Because the fear of God implanted in the hearts of a number of people begins to be the soil out of which grows a pattern of community ethical uprightness. People begin to be kind to one another and thoughtful of one another. Every genuine Spirit-wrought revival in history has always been the womb out of which great social and ethical changes have been birthed.

– Al Martin – The Forgotten Fear, 122