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"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11

 THE GAZALAND REVIVAL - Powerful! by Andrew Strom

I was reading the book "Rees Howells Intercessor" some time ago -
about a man greatly anointed of God back in the early 1900's. It
confirmed the simplicity and power of the way God moves. Rees
was a Welsh preacher sent for a time to Gazaland, Africa. Here
is what happened:

"They had no word in their language for revival, so he told them about
Pentecost: that it was God who had come down then, moving upon
the hearts of men and women... and that He would do the same with
them, if they were willing to repent.... he continued to speak to them
about Revival, and in six weeks the Spirit began to move upon the
Christians... Mrs Howells taught them the chorus, 'Lord, send a
revival, And let it begin in me'...."

"While they were on their knees, the Lord spoke to Mr Howells, telling
him that their prayer was heard and the revival was coming... the Holy
Ghost was coming down to give a Pentecost in their district. 'In the
evening down he came. I shall never forget it... within five minutes the
whole congregation were on their faces crying to God. Like lightning
and thunder the power came down. I had never seen this even in the
Welsh Revival. I had only heard about it with Finney and others... The
next 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 and
come free as the Holy Spirit brought them through.'"

As the Revival spread far and wide, Rees wrote of the great joy that
resulted from forgiveness and deep cleansing in these people. Truly
it was "heaven come to earth".

Note here some of the secrets of Revival. It is really no different
to Pentecost. There was (1) Intense PRAYER for an outpouring,
(2) An anointed 'repentance' PREACHER, (3) A great OUTPOURING
of the Holy Spirit, (4) Deep REPENTANCE leading to deep joy and
forgiveness. And we see this repeated again and again, right down
through history.

We need another "outpouring" today. Will you join me in praying
for a fresh Pentecost, my friends?

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 Re: THE GAZALAND REVIVAL - Powerful! by Andrew Strom

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.


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