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Line Stretches Half a Mile as the Fruit of Revival Is on Display at Asbury: 'A Very, Very Healing Experience'

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WILMORE, Kentucky – The revival at Asbury University is now in its 10th day as thousands of people continue to make the spiritual pilgrimage to this town in hopes of encountering more of God.  

The revival is now officially in overflow mode with the line of people to get inside stretching nearly a half mile long. CBN News spoke with folks from all over the country who were waiting patiently to get into Hughes Auditorium here at Asbury so they can experience revival for themselves.

Andrew Hager of Lexington, Kentucky said, "God is here! God is here and He's working right now, come and get you some, you hear me."

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Joao Pires, 29, drove all the way from Florida to ask God a simple question. "Lord, if you want me to go back to preaching, if you want me to plant this church that I've had in my heart for years to plant, I need someone to prophesy over me right now," he explained.

Joao's prayer was answered when he ran into a well-known local preacher who said things that only God knew about him. "He prays over me and he literally just declares what I've been praying over my life and I thought it was insane," Joao told CBN News.

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Dr. Jeff Gossmann, Regent University's director of Campus Ministries, drove 10 hours from Virginia Beach after hearing about what God is doing here.

"Well everybody at Regent right now, including all the executive vice presidents, are all crying out for revival - they're having extra prayer services over there right now. They want the presence of the Lord on campus so we're just so thankful that they sent us here to get whatever we can to bring back," Gossmann said.  

On Thursday, persistent rains did not dampen spirits for those waiting to get inside. 

Mark Vaught came from Cincinnati, Ohio. "When I was saved I got the Holy Spirit, but always looking for more and really hoping when I walk through the doors, it's poured out on me," he told CBN News.

21-year-old Student Body President Allison Perfater was there when revival broke out.

"You just didn't want to leave. It's not that anyone was saying 'oh let's see how long we can last,' we just didn't want to go.  I came in, I had a lot of like anger issues and like really struggled with my anger and I was able to talk with God first and that never would have happened on my own time," she said.

Daniel Moye, a 24-year-old Asbury Seminary student, told us, "It's been a really hard couple of years, and not just for me but for a lot of my friends, and I just felt like the Lord was releasing me from a lot of bitterness and anger that I've had just about all kinds of stuff, even some of it towards God and so I would say for me personally, the biggest word I can use is that it's been a very, very healing experience for me." 

So how do you describe what's happening here at Asbury? It's a tangible presence of God's peace, joy, and a freedom to worship and adore the one true God.

To watch videos of Asbury Chapels during this revival, click here.

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Wendy Griffith

Wendy Griffith is a Co-host for The 700 Club and an Anchor and Senior Reporter for the Christian Broadcasting Network based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In addition to The 700 Club, Wendy co-anchors Christian World News, a weekly show that focuses on the triumphs and challenges of the global church. ( Wendy started her career at CBN on Capitol Hill, where she was the network’s Congressional Correspondent during the Impeachment trial of former President Bill Clinton. She then moved to the Virginia Beach headquarters in 2000 to concentrate on stories with a more