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.
"Worthy is the lamb has been sung 1 whole hour after they dismissed, on repeat!"— Greg Gordon (@gregjgordon) February 17, 2023
God is moving.
You can find this personal revival in your heart where you are. Sing Worthy is the Lamb on repeat. Allow God to renew your #firstlove for Jesus#asburyrevival pic.twitter.com/01r9IjHetu
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.
Just drove by with my husband at the Asbury Revival taking place in Wilmore, Ky and amazing and so sweet to see people waiting in line some without umbrellas waiting and hungry for God! pic.twitter.com/96lnTeJfK8— Sally McCowan (@sally_mccowan) February 16, 2023
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.
Stood in line with David at the Asbury Revival for an hour waiting to get in. He pastors a church of 10,000 in Kenya, they’ve planted 268 churches since 2020, he’s authored 8 books, has a PHD and he flew in to experience this. #asburyrevival #revivalnow pic.twitter.com/Js2Lz90ns1— Brandon Beals (@fightpastor) February 16, 2023
To watch videos of Asbury Chapels during this revival, click here.
Is there a revival breaking out at Asbury University? pic.twitter.com/QHH8gnY4Oi— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) February 16, 2023
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