“If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
(2 Chronicles 7: 14)
On May 19, the Global Day of Prayer, Christians in almost every country will assemble to pray. Many will gather in prayer groups in homes, local churches, businesses and some may even assemble in large stadiums and other public venues. In some places television, radio and internet will help to connect and align our prayers in an even greater way.
The Azusa Street Mission & Historical Society announced Pastor Silas Malafaia of Brazil as this year’s prestigious William J. Seymour Award winner, recognized for his years of dedicated service in ministry, integrity, and leadership.
He will receive the award at the 6th Annual Azusafest taking place April 19-21 in São Paulo, Brazil.
The Seymour Award has been awarded since 2006 and honors a senior leader in ministry who exhibits the characteristics of the Lord’s humble servant, William J. Seymour. Seymour, an African American minister, came to Los Angeles over a century ago to share the gospel and in April of 1906, a powerful outpouring of the Holy Spirit occurred when Bishop Seymour gathered with a small group of worshippers.
By Jim Linzey, Military Bible Association
Recent azusa Street Meeting with Verna Linzey
The annual Global Leadership Summit (2013) convened Monday night in Los Angeles with some of the worlds’ prominent Pentecostal leaders under the invitation of Rev. David Andrade. They came from North, Central and South America, the Middle and Far East, Africa and India, representing all races.
The unexpected guest speaker at the Global Leadership Summit on Tuesday night was Verna Linzey who had just returned from a crusade in Trenton, New Jersey where revival fires broke out upon clergy and laity alike from the New York and New Jersey areas. Continue reading
By Ginger Brown
Benjamin "Bent" Altschul
Recently Pastor Bent Altschul held six pastoral revival and teaching meetings in Sweden and Denmark. The results were astounding. Gathered from among multi-denominational backgrounds, pastors and ministry leaders united in sharing the awakening by the Holy Spirit.
Throughout the teaching meetings the recurring theme of ‘the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophesy,’ emerged and the deeper meaning of many Bible verses and teachings were stirred up among serious leaders. After one of the conferences a local Swedish evangelists testified, “It was wonderful to hear Pastor Altschul speak about God’s spirit and His presence among us, and Pastor Bent always points to Jesus. This is really what we want, and it is the awakening to the time we live in, namely close to midnight of the nations.”
PLAINVIEW, Texas (BP) — A four-day crusade became a seven-day revival in the Texas panhandle community of Plainview.
A “GO TELL” crusade led by evangelist Rick Gage was forced to extend beyond its original dates. In the town of about 21,000, more than 1,036 people made decisions for Christ, including 554 for salvation, reported Danny Andrews, chair of the Plainview GO TELL Crusade and director of alumni development at Wayland Baptist University.
“We saw God move in a great way in answer to prayer; a great intensity of purpose among those counseling and encouraging people making decisions; a spirit of joy among all who devoted themselves to so many tasks involved in an undertaking of this magnitude; and a greater appreciation and respect among pastors and fellow Christians regardless of denominational affiliation.”
By Peter Wooding
International Bible teacher Terry Quinn is on a mission to restore the famous Bowland Street Mission in Bradford, England, where well-known healing evangelist Smith Wigglesworth preached for more than 30 years.
Despite major financial challenges to the project Quinn is pressing on with his vision to revive this abandoned building to it’s former glory, not just as a memorial to the famous preacher but to also help usher in a revival prophesied by Smith Wigglesworth more than 64 years ago.
“One of the things that’s driving me is that Smith Wigglesworth gave a prophecy in 1947 just before he died and it was the last prophecy he gave, in which he said over the next few decades will be two main revivals. He said the first revival will be an emphasis on the spirit, which I believe is the charismatic movement. He said the next emphasis of revival will be on the word,” said Quinn.