Thursday, July 9, 2009
I've been getting some e-mails over the last several days about some questionable "revivals" that are going on in the church. In one video I witnessed, a minister was staggering around acting "drunk" in the Spirit--and to be honest, I didn't know what was worse, his mockery of preaching or the audience egging him on.
So I thought it might be fitting to recall a TRUE revival that took place in the early 70s, that was sparked by a mighty move of God at Kentucky's Asbury College. One of the true hallmarks of revival is its transformational power on a society--and I'm not sure we've actually SEEN a true revival since Asbury (some "revivals" didn't even appear to impact the neighborhood where the "revival center" church was located). The Asbury revival, in contrast, impacted college campuses throughout the nation, in a time when outright rebellion was the campus norm. And it was sparked not by gimmicks or magnetic cerebrity "spiritual leaders," but by students hungry for God, who faithfully banded together in prayer believing for God's visitation to their campus.
Give this video a look, and PRAY for a TRUE move of God that will turn the hearts of people--in and outside the church--toward Jesus!