The awesome Christian revival that just ended a spectacular two-week run has inspired similar revivals around the country in one of the most powerful rejoinders that faith in God is not dead in America. Indeed, there is a thirst to reunite with Holy Scripture now more than ever in our fallen secular society.
Asbury College, located in a town of just 6,000 or so people, welcomed more than 50,000 congregants and faithful over the past two-weeks as its non-stop, 24-hour-a-day revival rejuvenated the community. The president of Asbury College eventually had to end the event after it presented significant logistical issues on campus and in town.
Now, though, Breitbart is reporting that the power of prayer is just beginning, rather than coming to a close. Breitbart wrote:
Just as Asbury officials have moved its revival off campus this week for logistical reasons, students at Samford University in Alabama have been practicing 24/7 prayer and worship and similar meetings have been reported at Cedarville University in Ohio, Lee University in Tennessee, and Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
“College students are hungry for authentic faith,” Alabama’s Samford University campus pastor Bobby Gatlin said. “They long to experience a Christianity that is real and meaningful.”
“This movement is a grassroots stirring that can only be explained by the Spirit of God working in the lives of individuals and small groups of students who are coming together in faith,” he added.
“What’s happening at Asbury is not and will not remain confined,” declared Lee University Campus Pastor Rob Fultz. “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.”
The American Tribune previously wrote how the initial revival began, with the same 10:00am service as always. Except, it didn’t stop.
This past Wednesday, the students of Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky gathered at 10 a.m. for what was expected to be just another regular morning chapel service. The service progressed through the usual flow of prayer, worship, and a sermon to be completed within the hour, yet when it came time for the service to end, no one left.
So, with no one wanting to leave, the service continued. First, it went on for another hour. Then three more hours. Then it had been a full 24-hour service. Then it just kept going for days on end, with prayer and worship filling up every minute of it.
The American Tribune then reported on how the revival was ultimately stopped.
School administrators have claimed the crowds, which they welcome and appreciate their participation, are causing logistical issues for the surrounding town and campus. Therefore, they will have to move the event off-campus. President of Asbury University Kevin Brown said, “We had authorities that had to redirect traffic away from Wilmore. Our town’s institutions and our town’s infrastructure is just not in a place to absorb the influx of the blessed guests that we have had.”
The college determined that Monday would be the final worship service before the event would have to be moved off campus starting Tuesday. The movement began after students refused to leave the school’s chapel following a business-as-usual chapel service. This obviously grew into a nearly two-week-long event where almost 50 thousand evangelicals from all over the country attended.
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