The Glory Revival and the New Circuit Riders

"The Glory will intensify as believers come together to offer their love and devotion as an offering to the Lord of Glory."

Kim clement: WHAT DOES REAL REVIVAL LOOK LIKE?


Recently I heard the Lord ask me, "Jeff, what does real revival look like?" As I pondered the question, I thought what revival might have looked like when Sam Jones, the great itinerate revivalist came through Nashville preaching in the late 1800's. In that revival, the gambling casinos and bars closed, and the whiskey barrels were rolled down 2nd Avenue and smashed into the Cumberland River. Heaven invaded Nashville and changed it forever.


I thought of Jonathan Edwards in 1725, during the Great Awakening that had spread throughout New England and the entire Thirteen Colonies. Some of the most extraordinary mass conversions took place among non-Christian Europeans as Edwards preached, and it was Edwards who said, "Lord, stamp eternity in my eyeballs so I can see things from Heaven's perspective." In those days, Edwards called for "concerts of prayer" and all night prayer sessions, praying for revival to sweep the nation.


I thought of John Wesley, who in 1738, went from town-to-town on horseback preaching and ministering to the needs of the poor, uneducated, unemployed, and orphans. Wesley would walk into a factory with the Spirit of Revival, and the factory would break out into weeping and repentance. He would sit in a restaurant and before he could be waited on, the people seated around him would begin to weep and run out of the building under the conviction of the Holy Spirit because of the overshadowing canopy of glory that rested on his life.


I could go on to talk about William J. Seymour, Maria Woodworth Etter, Alexander Campbell, Alexander Dowie, Smith Wigglesworth, Charles Finney, William Branham, AA Allen, Jack Coe, Charles Price, etc. etc.; all of whom impacted regions and nations for the glory of God.


THE ANGEL SAID "IT WAS TIME TO RE-DIG THE WELLS OF REVIVAL"