Revival Alliance - Revival Alliance 2012: Live Worship
STYLE: Rock RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 132669-20423 LABEL: Spread The Fire Ministries 98552 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2012-11-20 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by A T Bradford
Revival Alliance run conferences that seek to herald spiritual awakening, forming ministry links between the UK and the USA, and attracting well-recognised worship leaders such as Martin Smith, Benjamin Jackson and Luke Finch. The 2012 conference publicity built upon "A historic year of prophetic declarations, jubilee celebrations, bell ringing and beacon lighting". So what about the music? Smith's "Did You Feel The Mountain Tremble" vocal and keyboard contribution stands out from the melee of shouts, whistling and other live audience interaction, as does Jackie Palmer's strong female vocal on "Redemption Song". Lori Arnott Lawlor's "Ocean Of God's Love" sings of the "Unconditional Father's love" but with no reference to the repentance and faith needed to access it - a theological disconnect that flaws the song. The genuine desire for revival can tend to get bogged down in repeatedly shouting "release it Lord!" and other proclamations that might be better directed into evangelism. If you were present the album may well carry special significance for you and one cannot doubt the worship and adoration being expressed, but if you were not there you may find that the meeting-hall production quality does not always do justice to the artists involved.
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The Revival Alliance Gathering in Birmingham back in August was an incredible time of encounter, with healings, signs and wonders breaking out alongside the profound teaching and ministry of John & Carol Arnott, Bill & Beni Johnson (Bethel), Heidi & Rolland Baker (Iris Ministries), Randy Clark (Global Awakening), Che Ahn (HRock Church) and Georgian Banov (Global Celebration.
Featuring worship led by Martin Smith (of Delirious?), Lori Arnott Lawlor, Luke Finch, Jonathan Clarke and Benjamin Jackson, this new live album recorded at the event captures times of highest praise and deepest intimacy in worship.