Revival In The Social Media Era
"It is interesting to see how social media is helping to promote this present move of God..."
I remember in late 1995 hearing about the Brownsville revival. It was about several months after it started, if I remember correctly. It was still another year before we visited. It is interesting to see revival in the social media era and how it is helping to promote this present move of God, seeing it now spread from campus to campus. It’s also powerful to see the hunger of God in so many people who dropped everything to visit.
That is how it was at Brownsville. People came from all over the world just to get a fresh touch from the Holy Spirit. Seeing the people standing in line for hours at Asbury, reminds me of standing in line outside of Brownsville Assembly of God. But had there been social media at the time, I think it would’ve grown more quickly.
(It’s at this point that many people say that God can touch you anywhere at any time. And that is absolutely true. But when God pours out His Spirit at a specific location, part of the test of our hunger is how desperate we are to get there. There’s a cost. There is something special about being where the outpouring is taking place that can’t be replicated anywhere else, unless God wills it.)
Now we have live streaming, which I have been watching for days, even in the background, while I am working. There are ￼instant interviews and testimonies. ￼
In some ways, many ways, social media has been a gateway to darkness. I can’t even imagine being a young teenager today with a plethora of images and information available. I love to see God using the internet to fuel revival in the social media era for His glory.
Header Image Source: Lee University students [@therobfultz]. Twitter, 14 February 2023, https://twitter.com/therobfultz/status/1625382843596562432/photo/1
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