I was reading the book "Rees Howells Intercessor" some time ago -about a man greatly anointed of God back in the early 1900's. Itconfirmed the simplicity and power of the way God moves. Reeswas a Welsh preacher sent for a time to Gazaland, Africa. Hereis what happened:"They had no word in their language for revival, so he told them aboutPentecost: that it was God who had come down then, moving uponthe hearts of men and women... and that He would do the same withthem, if they were willing to repent.... he continued to speak to themabout Revival, and in six weeks the Spirit began to move upon theChristians... Mrs Howells taught them the chorus, 'Lord, send arevival, And let it begin in me'....""While they were on their knees, the Lord spoke to Mr Howells, tellinghim that their prayer was heard and the revival was coming... the HolyGhost was coming down to give a Pentecost in their district. 'In theevening down he came. I shall never forget it... within five minutes thewhole congregation were on their faces crying to God. Like lightningand thunder the power came down. I had never seen this even in theWelsh Revival. I had only heard about it with Finney and others... Thenext day He came again, and people were on their knees till 6 p.m.This went on for six days and people began to confess their sins andcome free as the Holy Spirit brought them through.'"As the Revival spread far and wide, Rees wrote of the great joy thatresulted from forgiveness and deep cleansing in these people. Trulyit was "heaven come to earth".Note here some of the secrets of Revival. It is really no differentto Pentecost. There was (1) Intense PRAYER for an outpouring,(2) An anointed 'repentance' PREACHER, (3) A great OUTPOURINGof the Holy Spirit, (4) Deep REPENTANCE leading to deep joy andforgiveness. And we see this repeated again and again, right downthrough history.We need another "outpouring" today. Will you join me in prayingfor a fresh Pentecost, my friends?
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O Lord, Please help our cold, cold hearts to really begin to desire an outpouring of Your Holy Spirit upon us. And when You do begin to move us to pray, please help us cooperate with you until Your cleansing, purifying, refining work in us pleases Your heart. Amen.