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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2006 10:30:30 -0600
A NEW REVIVAL at ASBURY?
-Day 2:

WILMORE, KY—Praise, worship and release continue as students
are still gathered around the altar in Hughes Auditorium where they
have been since Monday. After today’s powerful chapel celebrating
the work of the Holy Spirit on the Asbury College campus, God’s
work carries on.

President Paul A. Rader led the chapel service this morning as
students, for the last three days, have converged on Hughes
Auditorium for prayer and intercession for the campus and
worldwide community.

“God continues to move across the campus,” said Dr. Paul A. Rader.
“We have had students in Hughes Auditorium continuously since
Monday at 10 a.m. when God came in such power and blessing
during our Student Chapel. Last night at midnight there were several
hundred in Hughes. Some stayed until 4 a.m. We met for a Prayer
and Praise Chapel this morning with an awesome sense of
expectation. God did not disappoint us. From the first praise chorus
students began coming to the long altar at the front of the auditorium.
Soon the altar was crowded with students again. There was incredible
freedom in the Spirit as we sang and prayed and shared testimonies
of God’s gracious work in the hearts of students.

“It has been wholly the work of the Spirit, who moved numbers of
our students to passionate and persistent prayer in small groups
over the past several months.

“There has been a wonderful sense of the Spirit’s ordering. We have
been spared excesses and unhelpful sharing. Students have spoken
with such wisdom and spiritual maturity. Scriptures so well chosen
and so powerfully used of the Lord.

“We do have this wonderful sense of the constant presence of God
on this campus—and He is palpably and preciously present to us today.”

Junior Jonathan Grant of Mishawaka, Ind., stayed in the auditorium
until 3 a.m. Wednesday and returned again at 7 a.m. A late night
or an all-nighter schedule typically witnessed during finals week,
is being used to praise and worship God.

“People kept saying, ‘It doesn’t matter if this ends in five minutes,
what matters is what we do when we leave here—how this changes
us.’ God has become real to me and I have a responsibility and a
gift to take and share with the world.”

Stacy Stevens Hall, a senior from Knoxville, Tenn., talked about
the response from the local and nationwide community.

“We are excited. It’s amazing that God is using this time to call
others to pray for Asbury College around the world. The news is
spreading quickly and people want to join in the celebration.”

SOURCE ~ http://www.asbury.edu/press/chapeldaytwo06
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