Monday, November 01, 2010
The Great Revival of 1857 in Charleston, South Carolina
In 1857, black and white believers met at the Anson Street Presbyterian Church in Charleston, South Carolina for prayer for revival. They fell on their faces, repented and then cried out to God for the salvation of loved ones and friends. They were desperate for a move of God in their city. All of a sudden, the heavens were rent over Charleston. God came down! Revival fire swept through the church and then the city. Shock waves went out from there to New York City, where Jeremiah Lamphier was praying in like manner at a Fulton Street church. Revival then swept New York City and then the nation. Within one year, one million souls were won to Christ. Churches were full and overflowing. A church in Beaufort, South Carolina received 400 new converts in three days!!
Believers in Charleston are praying for the reopening of this "old well of revival" in their city. God IS going to answer!!
"THE REJECTION OF THE CALL TO REPENTANCE IN THE LAST DAYS"
"This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: "In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it." Isaiah 30:15
We are living at the Time of the End. Prophecies are being fulfilled with rapidity! The Great Falling Away is upon us. Heaven is calling the church to repent. It is the time of the "five wise and five foolish virgins." God has given us the answer of the hour...."in repentance and rest is your salvation." Sadly, the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled before our eyes. Few are heeding the call to repent!
The Great Apostasy - David Wilkerson
"Let no one deceive you by any means, for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin, is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God".
Paul warned that in the time prior to the coming of Jesus Christ that it would be perilous times. He warned of an apostate church that would reject holiness, judgment and righteousness. It would be a time of a "feel good" Christianity, living the "good life," prosperity and success. There would be a turning away from scriptural teachings of sacrifice, laying down your life and suffering for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The seers would be told "Don't see visions!" Of the prophets it would be demanded, "Prophesy illusions!" Of the teachers it would be mandated, "Tickle our ears!" We have entered that dark time.
David Wilkerson, one of the few prophets of God in our time, exposes the darkness that has invaded the church. It is time for true believers to wake up. It is the time of great deception that was prophesied would come upon the earth. We must stand for and preach the truth. We must expose the darkness. The coming of the Lord is nigh.