The National Movement of God

On September 7th and 8th, 2012 people from across America and around the world joined in a concerted effort of prayer and fasting for national revival. As I have studied revivals of the past, it is evident to me that America is a prime candidate for a true, sweeping, Holy Ghost revival. I am not talking about emotional frenzies and excitation, but a true movement of God.


The year was 1857. The place was New York City. The man was Jeremiah Lanphier. The times were similar to what we see today. Unemployment was widespread. The spiritual temperature was ice cold. It was in this setting that Mr. Lamphier was led of God to start a prayer meeting focusing on the business men of New York City.

The first noonday meeting was attended only by Mr. Lamphier for the first half hour. but he was faithful and after a while he was joined by six others. On September 23, 1857 the attendance had increased to the point of forcing a relocation to the Fulton Street Church. At this point the meetings were held daily.

It wasn't long until the church was filled with praying individuals. The media of the day spurred other groups and other churches to do the same. Shortly thereafter it was common for businesses to close over the lunch hour allowing workers to attend the prayer meeting. This was unheard of then as much as it is today.

Soon the movement spread from city to city. It has been estimated that over 10,000 people attended the services each day and that tens of thousands were converted each week. Its impact was felt across America for the next 50 years.


That was then, but this is now. Some of the many from across the country who gave themselves to prayer and fasting this past September 7th and 8th made their way to Lamar, PA. The Great American Fast was under way. Hours were given to prayer as we fasted from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Five men of God preached no nonsense messages. This was not business as usual. This was a time of 'thus saith the Lord". The only hope America has is to repent and return.

America is still so far away from her God, but I do see a change in the national spiritual fabric. The Great American Fast is only one of many prayer groups that have sprung up over the past two or three years. there are pockets of pray-ers popping up all over the country and just as in 1857, God is calling His people to prayer. Just as in 1857, God's people slowly, a little at a time are responding. Are you? Join us at www.thegreatamericanfast.org. Be a part of the Battle for this great nation before you become a casualty of this great nation.

If God could do it then, give me one reason why He cannot do it now. Let your faith stretch to see the possibilities. Do not just read this verse, but internalize it, "Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us." Claim the power of a God of the impossible to believe that God can - no, that God will be true to His Word.

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ComfortB 4 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

All over the world, His Holy Spirits has moved, is moving, still moves, and shall move. As the waters covers the sea.


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Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

I feel God is calling us to worship and pray too, I just mentioned this to someone and I did not know about the Sept thing but it is never too late and I feel we all are going to need to be God close for what earth is headed for. Great hub.


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lambservant 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest

I definitely see that God is working. But we need to continue, as a full out revival is yet to come.


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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

ComfortB ,

Thanks for stopping by. Yes, the Holy Spirit is moving, just not as strongly in America as in some other places. It's my heart's cry that He will sweep through our land as well.


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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Jackie,

I'm afraid you're right. The earth is headed for some troublesome times. Sorry you missed us this past September 7, but I would be honored if you would sign up on the website to stand with us for yet another year. We need people to stand in the gap with us. Thanks for the visit and comment.


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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

LS,

Absolutely! God is moving, but we're nowhere near the end of what He wants accomplish in this country. As Jackie said, We're headed for bad times, but I'm fully trusting the Lord for a great harvest first. Blessings!


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wba108@yahoo.com 4 years ago from upstate, NY

I believe your right, many believers write of the wealthy countries of the west and America in particular because they believe that we're to wealthy to have a great revival. I disagree, you look at many past revivals and most occurred in times of peace and prosperity. The 1st Great Awakening was well before the Revolutionary war and the 2nd before the Civil war. The Welch revival was in 1905, this is before ww1 and the country was experiencing prosperous times.

I believe that revival comes when poeple are hungry for God and dry inside and you can be very dry and empty in the midst of good times. Or another way to put it is, revival comes to places that are dry enough to burn for God!


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CMerritt 4 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

Faith is the victory! Faith is the victory!

O glorious victory, that overcomes the world.

that song came to mind as I read this very encouraging Hub..

blessings to you for this one,

Chris


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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

wba108@yahoo.com,

Good to hear from you. Thanks for the visit and for adding to the conversation.


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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Chris,

Yep, great song! No matter where America is, or anyone else for that matter, we still own the Victory through Christ - and it is indeed glorious!

Thanks for stopping by and taking time to read.


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lifegate 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Chris,

Yep, great song! No matter where America is, or anyone else for that matter, we still own the Victory through Christ - and it is indeed glorious!

Thanks for stopping by and taking time to read.


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tim kenner 3 years ago from Greater Orange County

The bottom line is we are the move "revival" of God, Christ in us the hope of Glory, the fundamental issue holding back revival is the people within the body of Christ. Watered down complacent Christianity is running rampant coupled with factions compromising with sin and what would break the whole thing wide open is true repentance, total surrender and submission and then activation of the faith, five fold, preaching, teaching, healing the sick, making disciples and casting out devils across the board with a garment of praise and like wildfire and gasoline revival would be a byproduct of this, Lord help this come to pass in the hearts and minds of the body today! I too hunger and thirst for the same :-)


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lifegate 3 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA Author

Tim,

Thanks for the encouragement shared in your comment. Oh if more of God's people saw it like that there would surely be revival. Thanks for adding to the conversation.

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