Revival Can Start With YOU!

I climbed the stairs to the stage in Hughes Auditorium on the Asbury University campus and faced the audience, a small group of writing friends waiting for me to confess.

It was a warm August night in 2022, a few months before the now famed 2023 Asbury revival.  

One of the writers in my audience was my friend Rhonda Dragomir who had attended the 1970 Asbury revival with her dad, an Asbury professor, who’d brought his entire family to witness that amazing move of God.

Rhonda told us before we entered the auditorium that the presence of the Holy Spirit still lingered inside even now, fifty-two years later.  

My friends and I had gathered to retrace the steps of the previous revival, the seventh revival to take place inside Hughes Auditorium since 1905.  


These revivals were often sparked by a small group of students who sought the Lord. When one of the students would confess to a secret sin, tears of repentance would sweep through the student body gathered in the auditorium.  Weeping and songs of praise filled the air as students got right with the Lord.

But on the August night of 2022, my friends and I each took the lonely walk to the platform where we confessed our secrets. Some confessed to shame that their children had gotten off track, others confessed to secret health issues, while others shared their past mistakes.

But what would I share?  I looked down at my friends and I knew I had to admit to a deep hurt that had shamed me.  

As I confessed my secret wound, my heart healed and my shame lifted.

A few days later, I happened to run into the very one who’d hurt me, and not only did I know I had forgiven her, I realized I was free of both the pain and shame I had carried.

This revival is spreading.  

If you want to be a part of it, first come to Jesus understanding He is the Son of God. He died on the cross for your sins so you can be set free of sin and death.

Repent and ask Jesus to forgive you and be the Lord of your life.

Jesus will transform you, and His Spirit will rest on you. Live your life as a gift of love for Him. The One who loves you will be with you always.

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