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? Special blessings to all, Andrew Strom.