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Summary

November 15th, 2019

Summary – By tracking God’s mighty deeds of the past, we can draw some conclusions about the advance of God’s Kingdom throughout the centuries.  Acts 3:19-21 is the most concise biblical summary of the coming of the Kingdom of God.  It is a story with two historical parts.  The first consists of “times of refreshing […]

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Back to Jerusalem

November 15th, 2019

Back to Jerusalem – Through the influence of many praying westerners, the Christian faith spread through much of China.  However, the Communist movement resulted in the complete eradication of all Western churches—and the house-church movement resulted.  During this season, in the early 40’s, Jesus began to visit His Church with a spirit of prophecy.  One […]

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The Goforths of China

November 15th, 2019

The Goforths of China – Jonathan Goforth and his wife Rosalind visited Korea just as this great visitation of God was occurring.  They interviewed the missionaries, wrote their own account of what had happened, and then returned to Manchuria, just to the west of Korea, where they had been missionaries for years.  Back in China, […]

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The Great Korean Revival

November 15th, 2019

The Great Korean Revival – A group of Presbyterian and Methodist missionaries in Pyongyang heard about the great outpouring of the Spirit in India and inquired, “Why couldn’t God do the same thing here?”  They prayed for months, until in January of 1907, the Holy Spirit was poured out at Pyongyang Presbyterian Church.  Thousands were […]

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Azusa

November 15th, 2019

Azusa – The Welsh Revival sparked revivals all over the world—in the Kassia Hills in India, and at Azusa in Pasadena.  God used William Seymour, a black man, son of a slave, to lead the most extraordinary and powerful manifestation of His presence in the twentieth century.  Fire fell from heaven on the lowly building […]

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Worldwide Awakening

November 15th, 2019

Worldwide Awakening – After the death of Dwight Moody in Chicago in late 1899, the Chicago Bible Institute was renamed the Moody Bible Institute, and was led by R. A. Torrey. Torrey was led to pray regularly for a worldwide great awakening, the prayers lasting three years.  Then, guided by the Holy Spirit, Torrey put […]

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Western Tribes

November 15th, 2019

Western Tribes. God kept the westward momentum of His Kingdom going through an extraordinary outpouring of prophecy among the tribes of the Columbia Plateau in the Pacific Northwest in the 18th century, roughly corresponding to the eastern great awakenings.  Each prophecy, a different one for each tribe, pointed to Jesus, fueling a curiosity about Jesus, […]

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1857

November 15th, 2019

1857! By the year 1857, the effects of the Second Great Awakening were starting to be forgotten.  Suddenly another great wave of awakening took over in Ireland, Scotland and the U.S.  Again, for the third time, it was as though God were engineering things trans-continentally.  In Charleston, the Holy Spirit fell in Anson Street Presbyterian […]

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Finney and Abolition

November 15th, 2019

Finney and Abolition. During the waning years of the Second Great Awakening, God raised up a lawyer in New York who was profoundly used, for a decade (1820’s) to bring whole towns to Christ.  Finney was not a devout abolitionist, yet a great many of those converted under his ministry became the leading abolitionists of […]

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The Second Great Awakening

November 15th, 2019

The Second Great Awakening. The awakening of 1799 in America (paralleled by the Clapham Sect movement in London) was far greater in breadth, length and influence than that which had happened 65 years before. One of the most influential leaders was a Presbyterian named James McGready who stirred up prayer for “the worst place in […]

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