Revival

Revival?!

Pilot Knob Lutheran                      Revival?!                                 2/22/2023

I’m taking a break from my miniseries on the snake in the grass to report some very good news if you haven’t heard, revival. Something many Christians have been praying for, for decades. How far will it reach, how long will it last, how will it change America and beyond no one knows , only time will tell.  What can we do? Pray that God would pour out his Spirit of revival on North Iowa colleges, universities, and churches. I know there will be skeptics and nay sayers, do not be one, pray for revival.  Read the few clips I copied and be encouraged. When God begins something no one can stop it.

Revival Underway at Asbury University in Kentucky: ‘The Holy Spirit Was Tangible in the Room’ 2/13/23

A revival is taking place on the campus of Asbury University in Kentucky.

The Asbury Collegian reports that during a call to confession last Wednesday, Feb. 8, at least 100 people fell to their knees and bowed at the altar. Since then it has turned into a Holy Spirit outpouring that shows no signs of stopping. 

For days, people have been giving testimonies, reading scripture, worshipping God, and praying in the ongoing revival. Students, professors, and local church leaders have taken part.

Alexandra Presta, the editor of the student-run website The Asbury Collegian, wrote in an article published on Feb. 8, “As a senior, I have never witnessed anything like this.” 

Presta described the scene for her readers inside the university’s Hughes Auditorium. 

“Peers, professors, local church leaders, and seminary students surround me— all of them praying, worshipping, and praising God together. Voices are ringing out. People are bowing at the altar, arms stretched wide,” she wrote.  “A pair of friends cling to each other in a hug, one with tears in her eyes. A diverse group of individuals crowd the piano and flawlessly switch from song to song. Some even sit like me, with laptops open. No one wants to leave.”

Asbury Awakening Spreads to Lee University: ‘A Mighty Move of God Started This Morning’ 2/14/23

The revival fires are continuing to burn brightly at Asbury University, even after 133 hours, and now this outpouring of the Holy Spirit is spreading to more college campuses.  

As CBN News reported, for days, people have been giving testimonies, reading scripture, worshipping God, and praying in the ongoing revival that began Feb. 8 at this historic Christian university located in Wilmore, Kentucky. Students, professors, and local church leaders have taken part.

Students from multiple colleges have now been drawn to the Asbury campus.  According to several reports, another chapel has been opened at Asbury as three auditoriums on the campus are now filled with people.  

Thane Hutcherson Ury, a professor at the school, wrote in a Facebook post on Feb. 11, about how the revival at Asbury had caused alumni, pastors, seekers, and buses of students from other schools to come to the campus to seek God.  He listed 24 other universities where busloads of students have been coming from to visit the Asbury awakening. 

One of the schools Ury listed is Lee University, a private Christian college in Cleveland, Tennessee. 

Last Friday, Lee University Campus Pastor Rob Fultz noted on Twitter, “What’s happening at Asbury is not and will not remain confined. It will, and already is awakening the deep wells of revival on campuses across the nation. They have been churning, pressing against the seals that have kept them hidden, and they are about to burst with new life.”

Pr. Bob Snitzer

By the Way:

The weather doesn’t look good for confirmation or Ash Wednesday service. Will send out an email with an update.

Today, 22, 4:30 confirmation.    6:30 Ash Wednesday communion service. Sermon: Rosh Hashanah

February 26, 9:00 AM Morning worship. Sermon:

                        10:15 Sunday school for all.

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