REFLECTIONS ON SPIRITUAL AWAKENING (Part 15)

REFLECTIONS ON SPIRITUAL AWAKENING (Part 15)

by Bill Elliff March 15, 2023

This is the heart of revival, both personal and corporate. Revival intimates two things have occurred: a drifting and a return. We have wandered from Christ. Our hearts have become cold and lifeless. To be revived is to be brought back to that which is life itself. It’s not a return to a program or a discipline. It is to fall in love with Jesus all over again. It is a repentance unto Him.

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REFLECTIONS ON SPIRITUAL AWAKENING (Part 14)

REFLECTIONS ON SPIRITUAL AWAKENING (Part 14)

by Bill Elliff March 10, 2023

Is prayer a nice thing to do? Something we resort to when we are in a serious situation? A word to describe one of the disciplines of the Christian life? Secondary, but not really all that essential? Something we do as a segue between songs on a Sunday morning? Or is it the essence? The foundation? The fragrance that is to pervade everything for the serious follower of Jesus? The ultimate pathway to communion with God and the source of life and power for all we are and do?

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REFLECTIONS ON SPIRITUAL AWAKENING (Part 13)

REFLECTIONS ON SPIRITUAL AWAKENING (Part 13)

by Bill Elliff March 09, 2023

Why should we pray fervently for the blessing of a nationwide or worldwide spiritual awakening? Why should we unite (as Jonathan Edwards said) in “explicit agreement and visible union among God’s people in extraordinary prayer for a revival of religion and the advancement of Christ’s kingdom on earth?” Why should we seek to cooperate together and not tear apart the beginnings of His awakening in our nation?

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REFLECTIONS ON SPIRITUAL AWAKENING (Part 12)

REFLECTIONS ON SPIRITUAL AWAKENING (Part 12)

by Bill Elliff March 07, 2023

We all have our responses to what’s happened. Some may ignore or even criticize, but most Christians are asking, “What about my church, my campus, Lord?” And, more humbly, “What about me?”

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REFLECTIONS ON SPIRITUAL AWAKENING (Part 11)

REFLECTIONS ON SPIRITUAL AWAKENING (Part 11)

by Bill Elliff March 05, 2023

Tend days ago the doors were closed at midnight in Hughes Auditorium at Asbury University. It was the final service open to the public in what had been an unbelievable 16-day, 24/7 invasion of God upon the campus. Students came from over 200 campuses across the nation out of their thirst for God. The final Collegiate Day of Prayer broadcast went to millions across the world.

But is the revival over?

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REFLECTIONS ON SPIRITUAL AWAKENING (Part 10)

REFLECTIONS ON SPIRITUAL AWAKENING (Part 10)

by Bill Elliff February 28, 2023

The extraordinary movement that has happened at Asbury in the last weeks has had many commentators. Thousands are beside themselves with joy and hope, for they sense that God is answering their prayers (some who’ve prayed for decades.) But there are many skeptics also, and some who are adamantly opposed and unbelieving about this unusual activity of God.

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REFLECTIONS ON SPIRITUAL AWAKENING (Part 9)

REFLECTIONS ON SPIRITUAL AWAKENING (Part 9)

by Bill Elliff February 27, 2023

It is our great prayer that this extraordinary movement will spread like a raging fire across our nation and world. So how do we aggressively cooperate with God to see that happen in our church, campus, and city?

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REFLECTIONS ON SPIRITUAL AWAKENING (Part 8)

REFLECTIONS ON SPIRITUAL AWAKENING (Part 8)

by Bill Elliff February 24, 2023

So what will we do?

Sixteen days ago, a Divine voice called the students and faculty at Asbury college and seminary to Himself. It was not merely the winsome, godly preacher in their normal chapel service, Zach MeerGreebs, who called them. It was God.

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REFLECTIONS ON SPIRITUAL AWAKENING (Part 7)

REFLECTIONS ON SPIRITUAL AWAKENING (Part 7)

by Bill Elliff February 20, 2023

Notice I have changed this title from “Asbury” (in previous posts) to “Spiritual Awakening.” There is a reason. In the wake of God’s movement, of which Asbury was catalytic, we no longer need to look to Wilmore, Kentucky. God seems to be manifesting Himself in increasing measure in many, many places.

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REFLECTIONS FROM ASBURY (Part 6)

REFLECTIONS FROM ASBURY (Part 6)

by Bill Elliff February 17, 2023

What if God intends to save the next generation? To redeem them from the clutches of our culture and set them ablaze for His missionary purposes? And what if Asbury is the beginning in our day?

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REFLECTIONS ON ASBURY (Part 5)

REFLECTIONS ON ASBURY (Part 5)

by Bill Elliff February 16, 2023

One of the most remarkable realities about the extraordinary spiritual movement that is happening at Asbury University is its beginning.

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REFLECTIONS FROM ASBURY (Part 3)

REFLECTIONS FROM ASBURY (Part 3)

by Bill Elliff February 14, 2023

A radio host asked me today how I would describe revival. I answered with what I heard Richard Owen Roberts say once. “I can answer that in one word: God.” The history of revival is one long story of God.

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