Day 2-Prayer and Fasting

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DAY 2 WHAT A NATIONAL QUICKENING LOOKS LIKE
Prayerfully read Acts 3

We join with millions around the globe and across our nation in asking God to revive us again! This is how a national quickening began a little more than a century ago in the days of William Seymour—

During his time in Houston, Texas, Charles Parham was impressed to open a short-term Bible school on January 1, 1906. The most important person to be touched by Parham at this school was a son of slaves, a black Holiness preacher named William Joseph Seymour (1870-1922).

After the school, Seymour left Houston to accept a call to pastor a newly formed Holiness congregation on Sante Fe Street in Los Angeles. His first sermon was from Acts 2:4, which earned for him a padlocked door on the meeting place.

From there Seymour accepted hospitality at the home of Richard and Ruth Asberry at 214 Bonnie Brae Street, where Seymour gave himself to prayer. Soon the Holy Spirit was poured out. Carl Brumback described the event:

“As though hit by a bolt of lightning, the entire company was knocked from their chairs to the floor. Seven began to speak in tongues and magnify God….Soon it was noised over the city that God was pouring out His Spirit”.

Soon large crowds gathered at the Asberry home. Only after part of the floor collapsed were the meetings moved to an abandoned A.M.E. Church building at 312 Azusa Street in mid-April of 1906. Vinson Synan calls the meetings at Azusa Street among “the most far-reaching religious meetings of the twentieth century.” Synan continues: “No sooner had Seymour began preaching in the Azusa location than a monumental revival began. Scores of people began to ‘fall under the power’ and arise speaking in other tongues.” Services continued daily for 1000 days.

The great San Francisco earthquake in which nearly 10,000 lost their lives, hit at the very same time – in mid-April, 1906, and contributed to the mystique of the hour. Hundreds and then thousands began to flock to Azusa Street by the trainloads, from all across the United States and Canada and even from around the world. As they drew near to the building, people would fall down under the power of God, blocks away. Angels were seen, and fire was seen consuming the building just like the burning bush in Exodus. In the meetings there was complete integration of the races; “the color line was washed away in the blood.”

John G. Lake described William Seymour in these grand words: “God had put such a hunger in that man’s heart that when the fire of God came it glorified him. I do not believe any other man in modern times had a more wonderful deluge of God in his life…and the glory and power of a real Pentecost swept the world….”

O Father, do it again! Pour out your Pentecostal power upon your Church, that the overflow might renew a parched and desolate land! In Jesus’ awesome Name! Amen.

William J. Seymour 214 Bonnie Brae Street Azusa Street

P R A Y E R F O C U S
• Pray for churches throughout this area and nation. “Lord, awaken Your people!”
• Pray for each of our pastors to be “aflame” with passion for revival.
• Pray for our elected officials to receive the “fear of the Lord” as they lead.

By Pastor Charles Schmitt

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More Than Enough – Day 18

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Would you like to enlarge your understanding of the Lord today?  Do you need a fresh revelation of how great our God really is?  Then together let’s read all of Isaiah 40.  This chapter has changed my life!!  Isaiah sees Him as all-powerful and sovereign.  Isaiah is also captured by the beautiful picture that He is tender and gentle as a good Shepherd.  Our God is sovereign over the affairs of men and nations (good to remember this when watching the daily news).  He is the creator, designer, and architect of the whole universe!  But the Lord appears somewhat perplexed by the complaint of His own cherished people in verse 27.  “He doesn’t see me nor does He seem to care,” they complain.  To these charges against Him, the Lord emphatically reminds them that He is “more than enough” to give strength to the weary, to increase the power of the weak, and to so empower those who “wait” on Him.  His people will soar into their destiny as an eagle.  Lord, today let me live in the revelation of how great You are, and teach me to wait upon You, so that I may be refreshed, replenished, and revived.  Lord, pour out Your Spirit on me, my family, our church family, and this nation.  I worship You, great God!

More Than Enough – Day 12

April 18, 2013

Father, thank You that You have planted me in a church family that has a heart and vision to preach the Gospel into the nations.  Thank You for the many servants in our own midst who continuously are coming and going into the different nations.  May we as a church family go, send and give to Your work so that we will always have “more than enough” to zealously fulfill Your command,   Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19” Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  Lord, send forth more laborers!  Matthew 28: 18-20