Archive for February 2023

Asbury Revival   5 comments

This is from the Baptist Press:

By Brandon Porter

WILMORE, Kentucky. (BP) – Revival fires may be stirring again at a small college in rural Kentucky near Lexington. Services, filled with preaching, singing and personal testimonies, have been ongoing at Asbury University and Theological Seminary since Feb. 8.

A capacity crowd of 1,500 gather on Friday, Feb. 10, at Hughes Auditorium on the campus of Asbury University to join services that have been ongoing since Feb. 8. (photo submitted by Alex Griffith)

According to university accounts, a similar 144-hour revival broke out at the campus in 1970.

Alexandra Presta, a student at Asbury wrote in The Asbury Collegian, the campus newspaper, on Feb. 8, “Peers, professors, local church leaders and seminary students surround me— all of them praying, worshipping, and praising God together. Voices are ringing out. People are bowing at the altar, arms stretched wide.”

She wrote that in the midweek chapel service campus minister Zach Meerkreebs led an invitation for personal confession and testimonies.

“Wednesday chapel speaker Zach Meerkreebs admitted to those in attendance he didn’t know what the call of confession would look like, but this morning he spoke about seeing God not only as a Father but as a friend. Someone who won’t abandon you. Someone who will be there when you need to cry, mourn, rejoice, dance or anything in between,” she wrote in the Asbury Collegian.

Bill Elliff, founding pastor of The Summit Church in North Little Rock, Arkansas, attended a portion of the services on Feb. 10. 

“Within the first hour, I had moved from a spectator to a humble participant,” he wrote in a blog on his website.

“There are wise leaders from the University who are helping shepherd the moment. I’m sure they have learned from the past movements how to steward this best,” he wrote.

Elliff has been a student of prayer and spiritual awakening and has written more than 50 books on the subjects.

“In some ways, it is a worship-based, Spirit-led, Scripture-fed prayer gathering. It is just what we should be doing all the time: waiting before God, worshiping Him, praying to Him, listening to Him, responding to Him, and being shepherded by wise leaders who see themselves merely as facilitators of God’s activity,” Elliff wrote.

Elliff said the 1,500-seat Hughes Auditorium was full on Friday night (Feb. 10). Reports indicated it was overflowing on Saturday night (Feb. 11).

Eric Allen, Kentucky Baptist Convention missions team leader, attended a portion of Saturday’s meeting and reported a similar experience.

“Sherry (Allen’s wife) and I had only been there a few minutes singing music when we were both moved emotionally and in tears because the presence of God was so real in that place. We could feel it,” he told Baptist Press.

“There was genuine praise and worship. Everything pointed to God and was very Christ-centered,” he said.

He said that while there was freedom in the meeting, there was also order.

Revival services at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky have been ongoing since Feb. 8. (photo submitted by Alex Griffith)

“One of the things I noticed was that there was spontaneity and order to what was happening. It wasn’t a stifling or restricting kind of order because there was also a freedom for people to testify, sing or pray and the freedom was never wild or without order,” he said.

Elliff made similar observations.

“It is not weird. Everything is extremely orderly but vibrant, spontaneous, and powerful,” he wrote.

Graci Bradley, an Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) student from Shelbyville, attended the Friday night service.

“Seeing people from every nation, tribe, and tongue, and from all different generations, was a glimpse of heaven. It was very encouraging to see that everyone was there for one common goal – to give God glory,” she told Baptist Press.

“He is worthy of it all, and in Him we are united,” she said.

Bradley, an active member of the Baptist Campus Ministry at EKU said in written comments, “What is happening at Asbury is something pleasing to God, as His children are uniting to sing His praise.”

That is a similar theme to the 1970 revival at Asbury, where 2,000 witness teams were sent to 130 colleges to share of their experience. On Saturday afternoon, campus ministers hosted a dinner for college campus student leaders to hear of how they might share in a similar event at their campus.

Kenny Rager, church evangelism strategist at the Kentucky Baptist Convention, attended the service on Saturday night.

“I was encouraged to see the staff shepherding the revival movement,” he told Baptist Press.   “They are keeping order, giving instructions, and announcements but still encouraging the freedom of the spirit,” he said.

Rager said there were many testimonies shared while he was there, but there were also sermons.

“I was very encouraged that the preaching of God’s Word is happening. Lots of expressive worship and testimonies but there was also good preaching of the Word by the staff,” he said.

Ella Blacey and Lauren Powell pray during a worship service at Asbury University in Wilmore, Ky., on Friday, Feb. 10. Revival services have been ongoing since Feb. 8. (photo submitted by Alex Griffith)

He says he understands some people might be skeptical of the events taking place at Asbury.

“I understand why people may be skeptical. I was a little, too. We have seen a lot of movements fizzle out or even drift into heresy,” he said. 

“Honestly, time will tell if this bears lasting fruit. But I went. I felt the Lord’s presence. I saw people worship. I saw people praying. I heard the Word preached. I met new brothers and sisters in the Lord and I felt the Lord speak to me about some issues,” he told Baptist Press in written comments.

A hunger for God permeates the people we’ve talked to who have attended.

“People are hungry to see God at work, and I think that’s what draws the crowds. They want to see God do something great in our lives and in our midst,” Allen said.

Bradley added, “…it’s my hope and prayer that it doesn’t stop at Asbury, but that it extends all over – we are called to be sent.”

“I believe these meetings are being driven by a desire to see a fresh outpouring of the spirit,” Rager said. “So many people want to see their churches wake up. Programs, plans, and strategic places can never replace the Holy Spirit,” he said.

Elliff called on other believers to pray for what is happening at Asbury and to pray that God would bring it to their church, campus, and city.

“As I spoke to the hotel receptionist this morning, she told me they were sold out of rooms. ‘We were not prepared for revival,’ she said. May it not be true of us,” he wrote.


The Ark of God

Leonard Ravenhill Quotes

The Idolatry of Intelligence – Leonard Ravenhill

Revival Watch – personal testimony by Pete Greig

Obedience to the Promptings of the Spirit (1904 Welsh Revival)

UNLEARN the Lies: Response to Asbury Revival Critics – Revival Watch 23

From ISRAEL: A Spontaneous Release of the Holy Spirit in the UPPER ROOM


“We have built the altar and laid the wood in order and have prepared the offering. We have only to wait for the fire.”

–Evan Roberts

“You never have to advertise a fire. Everyone comes running when there’s a fire. Likewise, if your church is on fire, you will not have to advertise it. The community will already know it.”

–Leonard Ravenhill

Wilmore, Kentucky
People from all over the world are coming to the Asbury Revival (Credit: Eliza Crawford, a student from Asbury)

Capitulation of the Deep State   2 comments

President Donald Trump

Capitulation of the Deep State

II Corinthians 3:17: “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”

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A Revolutionary People at War

Derek Johnson with his Blueprint

A History Lesson: Colonel Isaac Barre

Game Over: The Level Playing Field – Bonfire Guy

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Storm of Steel by Ernst Junger   5 comments

Something very Providential happened this past week. I was looking at my YouTube feed when I noticed this audio book. The title was Storm of Steel by Ernst Junger. It was a German war memoir published in 1920. Lieutenant Junger was with the German Army in World War I.

As I listened to Junger’s book, the Presence of God became very strong. It was very strong all the way through as I listened to the audio book. It was 9 hours and 45 minutes long; it took three or four days for me to finish. It was of a high literary quality.

Storm of Steel, of course, bears witness with my spirit. Christian patriots have been in a great fight, these past several years (or more), against the Deep State. I believe the first time President Trump mentioned The Storm was back in 2017. I also believe that The Storm is passing from the exposure-of-the-wicked phase to the justice-against-the-wicked phase.

The last several pages of Junger’s book, he describes how these English soldiers overran the German trenches. During the firefight, Junger was wounded and some of the Germans were captured.

England and its Allies fought against the Germans in World War I. England and its Allies fought against The Third Reich in World War II. Right now, Christian Patriots in England and throughout the world are fighting against the Deep State (Fourth Reich) in another world war. It is a spiritual war and an information war. Militaries all over the world have been engaged in fifth generation warfare against the Deep State.

The Deep State is Goliath and the Christian Patriots are David. Goliath never had a chance because David was anointed with the Holy Ghost. The Deep State never had a chance because the Christian Patriots have the power of the Holy Ghost.

Storm of Steel

Storm of Steel – Audio Book

Capitulation of the Deep State

Ernst Junger: Our Prophet of Anarchy

Washington, DC Storms Now Happening – 2: Censoring 2020 US Election goes to Congress

God’s Protection in the Midst of Trouble   5 comments

Dreams from the LORD 2011-2023

6 February 2023

Last night I had a dream where I was with this large crowd of people.  We were outside; there were some buildings in the immediate area.  I don’t know if it was some sort of big picnic or social gathering.  Then something happened–some calamity–and we were all herded into these buildings.  At first, I was a bit concerned:  I thought we were being forced into these buildings against our will (but it was really the Hand of God).  Then I discovered that everybody inside the buildings were Christians.

The wicked were outside the buildings; they became angry.  They would yell at us and bang on the door to try to get inside the building I was in.  The wicked would walk by the windows and yell obscenities and give us obscene gestures.  Someone even took a sledgehammer and tried to break the door down, but they were not able.  The door was just a simple, wooden door and the guy with the sledgehammer could not break it down.  Then this one guy from the outside opened the same door and walked inside and closed the door.  He smiled at us.  He was the last one to come inside our building.  He was a Christian, so he was able to open the door.  The wicked were not able to open the door.  We who were inside the building were being protected by the Lord.

This reminds me of Noah’s Ark.  After Noah and his sons completed the Ark, the Lord brought all the animals onto the Ark.  After the animals and Noah’s family were safely inside the Ark, the Lord closed the door.  After the Lord closed the door, no one from the outside could get inside the Ark.  A week later, the fountains of the deep were broken up and the firmament collapsed and fell as rain and destroyed all the living from the face of the earth (Genesis 7).

Isaiah 26:20:  “Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast.”

Psalm 57:1:  “Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.”

There is perfect protection in the Presence of God.

A Word from the Lord – Belinda Thorne   2 comments

“The Man in the Gap” by Belinda Thorne


Genesis 32:25: “And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him.”

This is from the blog Grace and Truth:

I don’t usually do this. . . but today I have received this word from the Lord and felt to share it.

Here it is:

They’re running ahead of Me, like Esau, to make their cities, their kingdoms, their names.

They want greatness, they want glory.

But I desire a man after my own heart who will slow down and walk with those who struggle to walk, those who can’t keep up.

A man whose hip has been touched.

These have no power in themselves, they are the weak and foolish of this world.

I see them. I see them.

I have not forgotten them. I am the LORD of the weak, the foolish, the nothings. In weakness I was lifted up, now I call all men unto Me.

They are my treasured possessions. My glory shall be seen in them.

They are not intellectual

They are spiritual

Think of. . . (name of a Christian with schizophrenia)

Think of. . . (name of a Christian who struggles with alcohol)

Think of. . . (name of a child who has turned to Christ)

These are precious to me. Oh so precious. The world has no idea how precious.

The church for the most part has absorbed the thinking of the world. The church runs to glory and greatness.

But they miss My greatness in the weak.

Their eyes are blind to them.

They want crowds. I want one.

They want money. I want My treasure I died for.

The broken, the lame, the marred, the nothings, the foolish, the weak: these are My glory, these are My precious stones.

“Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it”


Jacob will remain Jacob until He is Broken