PRAYER UNTO REVIVAL

November 25, 2020

Brownsville Not long after I first came to the Lord I heard the testimony of Steve Hill, a former crack addict who came to Christ and was used to usher in a 7 year revival in Pensacola, Florida, at a church called Brownsville Assembly of God. Over a million people came through their doors through this timeframe as people from all over the world gathered daily to experience the tangible presence of God. It began in 1995 when Steve was invited to preach a sermon on Father’s Day. What was supposed to be a quick sermon with an early dismissal, turned into an altar call where the power of God fell and the service ran into the evening. It was game over after that; revival had broken out. From that moment on I became obsessed with this thing called “revival.” It fascinated me that Steve Hill was a former drug addict like myself and God used him in such a powerful way. I started to study revival history and found Brownsville to be just one revival in a vast multitude of others. The Moravian Revival of the 18th century, for instance, initiated a century-long, round-the-clock prayer meeting and launched missionary movements all over the world. The Azusa Street Revival went on for 3 years and ushered in the fastest-growing segment of Christianity today—with an estimated 600 million adherents worldwide! Revival Unto Transformation Something that quickly fascinated me was the social repercussions that immediately occurred in these cities where revival broke out. For example, check out this account of the Welsh Revival of 1904 through the eyes of a witness...
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Brittany

I have been serving in some way with Take the city since October 2013. I spent a lot of time on the prayer team in the beginning and encountered God’s heart for the city in a life changing way. When the teams came back and shared testimonies, it was always fun to see that our prayers coincided with some of their testimonies in special ways. More recently I have had the privilege of leading a team to a nursing home where I used to be an employee. I used to pray over the facility every day, and it was such a miracle to see an old friend who lives there give his life to Jesus on one of our outreaches a year later. God sure has a way of answering prayers. And Take the City is an answer to so many prayers that have gone up here.