Wednesday, February 08, 2006

REVIVAL AT ASBURY COLLEGE!!!



DEAR BODY OF CHRIST,

I HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR REVIVAL ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES FOR OVER 7 YEARS. TODAY I CAN TRULY SAY THAT I BELIEVE REVIVAL HAS HIT THE UNIVERSITIES OF NORTH AMERICA. BELOW IS THE RECENT STORY OF ASBURY COLLEGE IN KENTUCKY EXPERIENCING A WAVE OF REVIVAL LIKE DAYS OF OLD. SINCE 10 AM TWO MORNINGS AGO AT THEIR MORNING CHAPEL, HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS HAVE BEEN PRAYING AND SEEKING GOD'S FACE NON-STOP! EVEN AS I TYPE THIS EMAIL THEY ARE PRAYING & WORSHIPPING RIGHT NOW. REPENTANCE, PRAYER, CONFESSION, BOLD WITNESS AND SALVATIONS ARE HAPPENING. NOT ONLY THIS BUT WE HAVE NOW RECEIVED REPORTS FROM NEARLY 40 + UNIVERSITIES ACROSS AMERICA THAT HAVE 24 HOUR PRAYER ROOMS AND SIMILAR FRUIT TAKING PLACE FROM SINS CONFESSED, RENEWAL TO DIVINE HEALINGS.

THIS MORNING I SPENT TIME PRAYING AT THE 24 HOUR HOUSE OF PRAYER IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (RHOP) WHEN I BEGAN TO PRAY FOR REVIVAL ON THE CAMPUSES I SENSED SUCH A INTENSE PRESENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT I BEGAN TO ASK GOD WHAT WAS THIS INTENSITY I WAS FEELING IN MY PRAYER? IN MY SPIRIT I HEARD TWO WORDS "RAIN FALL"

AS I BEGAN TO PRAY INTO THESE TWO WORDS I WAS IMPRESSED THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT IS RELEASING "RAIN FALL" ON CAMPUSES ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES RIGHT NOW FOR A FULL BLOWN REVIVAL THAT WILL RESULT IN A GREAT HARVEST NO EYE HAS EVER SEEN AND NO EAR HAS EVER HEARD.

I URGE YOU BODY OF CHRIST TO DEDICATE YOURSELF TO PRAYER AND FASTING THESE FIRST MONTHS OF THE YEAR. I SENSE THE FIRST 90 DAYS OF THIS YEAR WE ARE TO PRESS INTO RADICAL PRAYER AND FASTING LIKE WE NEVER HAVE BEFORE AND CONTEND FOR REVIVAL DAY AND NIGHT THROUGH VIOLENT INTERCESSION. WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF BIRTHING A REVIVAL ON THE CAMPUSES OF AMERICA TO AWAKEN THIS NATION ONCE AGAIN.

WE ARE HOLDING A 24 HOUR PRAYER ROOM AT UCLA THIS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.
PLEASE KEEP UCLA IN YOUR PRAYERS AS WE ARE IN GREAT EXPECTATION FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT TO COME IN POWER AS HE IS ALREADY ALL OVER THE NATION RIGHT NOW.

IT IS TIME!!!! REVIVAL NOW!!! GIVE HIM NO REST TILL HE ESTABLISHES HEAVEN ON EARTH! ISAIAH 62

PRAYING FOR CAMPUS REVIVAL,
JAESON MA

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From: Allison A Brooks < ballison08@hotmail.com>
Date: Feb 7, 2006 7:21 PM
Subject: REVIVAL AT ASBURY!!!!!!!!
To: jaeson@campuschurch.net

REVIVAL AT ASBURY!

Chapel continues in Hughes

WILMORE, KY—Monday morning the student body gathered for Chapel at 10 a.m. and the student-led chapel continues. Hundreds of students, faculty and staff, and even members of the surrounding community and Asbury Theological Seminary joined the praise, worship and prayer.

The image Students are committing their lives to Christ for the first time and scores of others are rededicating themselves to the Lord. Jesus is at the center of it all.

Wilmore freshman Michael Spann spent a total of 11 hours in Hughes Auditorium, praying and worshiping. Spann said that he and several other students have been meeting independently since early last term to pray for the college and for the Holy Spirit to move on the campus.

Asbury House of Prayer started in the original Asbury building on campus where generations of Asbury students have waited on God. Students have gathered and signed up to pray for the college independently. Currently, students have committed to more than 40 hours of prayer each week interceding for the college community

"My brother Travis [Spann, a senior] felt strongly that something great was going to happen and yesterday God's will just broke out. People were just yearning for God. I can't even describe it." Michael Spann said. "I didn't want to leave until I felt the Lord was in me the way He needed to be."

College President Dr. Paul Rader and his wife, Dr. Kay Rader, stayed in Hughes until after midnight. When they left, Dr. Rader said hundreds of students were still praying and praising.

"Following the morning chapel the altar was crowded with students seeking the Lord—two and three deep, with people praying in groups around the auditorium," he described. "Throughout the day there has been a beautiful awareness of the Holiness of God. Many students took off their shoes with a sense of standing on Holy ground. God is answering the passionate and persistent prayers of committed students who have been fasting and praying for weeks for this kind of spiritual breakthrough. We are all rejoicing in it."

Stu Smith, associate dean for campus ministries and campus chaplain, said that news of the chapel service spread throughout the surrounding areas, high schools and other local colleges. Students called friends and relatives throughout the world to have them pray for Asbury College.

"People were praying all over the world as God was moving here," Smith said.

Spann said he even heard that people off the streets of Wilmore just heard the music and were drawn to Hughes. "People want to be transformed and that's what attracted them to Hughes."

The music didn't stop. Smith said that when one group of students would tire from leading the worship another would move into their place. Nothing was coerced or planned.

Fitch's IGA in Wilmore and others in the community sent food and water for the students who couldn't leave.

Atlanta sophomore Hannah Helfen who spent several hours in Hughes yesterday said she didn't want to leave either. She says that God spoke to her in a different way. Typically not very outspoken, God told her that it was OK to be open about her faith and tell other people about Him.

Sophomore Ben Greenhoe from Ada, Mich., spent most of the day in Hughes recording the service. He said, "When God moves, you have to respond. There's nothing else you can do when you meet your Creator face to face like we did yesterday. There's nothing else that could bring that many people together from so many different backgrounds. And the fact that it is still going on now speaks volumes."

Lisa Harper, director of communications and Transforming (class of 2007) advisor said, "It was incredible to be in the midst of it all, praying with the students at the altar and witnessing the joy and sweet peace. If that's not what we're about here then I don't know what we're about."

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Report from 40 Days of Prayer for Revival on College Campuses!

I don't know where to begin and I can't say I'll ever be able to capture all that I am feeling…



I had one goal this morning…to deliver a simple invitation to the entire student body who attended chapel (about 900 students this morning) to meet with the King in the amazing prayer room prepared by their peers. I asked (okay, maybe begged) every single student to come…to pray, to meet with God…everyone to come before the 48 hours ended…I told them stories from students I've met along the way—both the fired up hearts and the dim hearts. I told them I just couldn't bear to see one more unlit campus.



And since noon today—it is now almost 10pm as I sit outside the prayer room—almost 400 students have come through the doors by midnight and it hasn't let up—coats, book bags, and shoes/boots line the hallway to the double door entrance. (Even the cleaning crew peeks often down the hallway, amazed at the student traffic.)



THERE IS—and has been--NO ROOM to sit or kneel since noon. Journals are filling up. Walls are full. The paper stock for confession has been replenished over and over. A second "store run" for candles has been made.



Young men come in groups—I've been warned already that the wee hours are going to be filled with up to 80 menJ ! I've simply been unable to leave the room—every time I think I want to go home, another hour goes by with kids who want to pray with someone before they leave, or who have a story/testimony to share. Tears flow, you can hear the silent cry of hearts calling out to God—it is amazing, amazing, amazing!



Every student asks for more…more time with God in prayer. More prayer, more prayer. Heavy hearts are lighter as they leave. Smiles radiate. Is this revival? It is to me. It is to them. I've never seen anything like it! It is quiet, consistent, personal, powerful, and oh so exciting…everyone seems changed in some way. They don't want it to end. How will it not end? I say then, "Don't stop prayingJ !" Are you with me?



As I sit at the door like a little watchmanJ , I greet the first timers with the look of a proud mom, and snatch the ones departing and ask for a first hand report of their time with God. I am overwhelmed with joy—I've waited so long to see/feel/report this experience of kids coming home to Papa! They've come from dorm rooms, sports practice, RA meetings, classes—simply drawn by the Holy Spirit of the living God.



I've been asking students, "What did God say to you in the prayer room?" They say, "He broke me," then they smile through their tears. They say, "I heard Him speak to me." They say, "It's amazing in there." They say, "It was so good." They say, "He gave me a verse." They say, "I've come back again…I just didn't want to sit in my dorm room." They say, "He gave me a few things to work on." I've never seen so many tears and red eyes and runny noses…from sincere conversations—no preaching, no music—just talking with the King.



Amen? Amen? Look out CCUJ !



Be encouraged,



Becky



becky@theburningheartcontract.com

www.theburningheartcontract.com

www.40daysofprayer.blogspot.com

8 Comments:

At 2/08/2006 02:32:00 AM , Anonymous Ben Lee said...

Jaeson, we are praying with you guys for God to break out on college/universities.

 
At 2/08/2006 09:28:00 AM , Anonymous David said...

Jaeson, I was listening to the IHOPKC webcast and they have been praying for you guys non-stop. I was excited to hear of God moving at Asbury. I am so thirsty for revival. Would you continue to keep us updated... yours is the only blog I've found even talking about it! Blessings!

 
At 2/08/2006 02:59:00 PM , Anonymous Joseph said...

Jaeson, I am excited to hear of the Asbury report. I will be praying for the same at UCLA. Pray for us to see the same here in Dallas/Fort Worth at TCU, UT Arlington and SMU campuses.

 
At 2/08/2006 08:56:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

amazing

 
At 2/10/2006 12:36:00 PM , Blogger Lew said...

it will be good to see the church repent and once again take up the cause of the oppressed and the poor, as Jesus taught us.

would like to read about a return to THAT.

 
At 2/13/2006 04:05:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could this be the start of the "big one" that many have been looking for? I pray so

 
At 2/13/2006 06:13:00 AM , Blogger Marian said...

Jaeson,

Thank you for posting this! This reminds me of the revival that swept through Asbury College in the 70's and that was written in the book, "One Divine Moment." That movement, too, began in the chapel, and, spread throughout the nation. You are probably aware of this season. Your recount of this outpouring is similar. I have friends who went onto Asbury Seminary and in the 70's we would attend Icthus every year.

My husband and I, having pastored and recently pastoring a Vineyard church, fully believe that God's hand is clearly on your generation. The passion and exuberance for Jesus and serving God that we see in the 20's-30's somethings who we meet today mirrors that of our generation two decades ago. Many of us never lost that fervor - and may God revive all His church for the days ahead.

The Harvest is surely plentiful and many laborers, willing to go wherever He sends them, are needed.

I am glad I discovered your blog.
May God bless your studies and your future journey in life with Him! Life with Jesus is never boring!

 
At 2/20/2006 10:32:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Baptist Collegiate Ministry at UCO begins a prayer vigil tonight. We are praying for renewal on our campus. Our verse is Hosea 10:12.
"Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek sthe Lord, until He comes and showers righteousness on you."
Pray for revival on our campus as you pray for all campus' across the USA.

 

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