A recent announcement came in that this Thursday, the Asbury revival meetings are stopping. This comes after two weeks of nonstop on-campus prayer and worship.
Asbury University President Dr. Kevin Brown’s Announcement
The president of Asbury University made an official statement. He indicated that the almost 2-week-long spontaneous gathering, praying, and worshiping will end:
“On February 8, 2023, Asbury University’s regularly scheduled chapel service never ended. What we have experienced since that Wednesday morning has been a current of immeasurable goodness flooding our community and quickly moving into other regions of the world. Words fail any effort to communicate the abundance of experiences and stories that will leave us forever changed.
Others from all throughout the state joined the students during the prayers, which lasted for about two weeks. “The power of social media makes this worldwide,” Wilmore, Kentucky Mayor Harold Rainwater told Nexstar’s WDKY last week.
Asbury Revival Ends On National Collegiate Day of Prayer
Many have wondered if this ongoing revival will ever stop, and the university president addressed it in his announcement:
“Thursday, February 23, will mark the end of this historic multi-week gathering at Asbury University and Asbury Theological Seminary with the National Collegiate Day of Prayer broadcast hosted on our campus. I find it fitting that what started with college students on our campus is ending with college students joined in prayer and worship across the country.
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I have been asked if Asbury is “stopping” this outpouring of God’s Spirit and the stirring of human hearts. I have responded by pointing out that we cannot stop something we did not start. This was never planned. Over the last few weeks, we have been honored to steward and host services and the guests who have traveled far and wide to attend them. The trajectory of renewal meetings is always outward—and that is beginning to occur. We continue to hear inspiring stories of hungry hearts setting aside daily routines and seeking Christ at schools, churches, and communities in the US and abroad.
The effort by committed men and women on our campus to redirect energy, forsake other obligations, work tirelessly around the clock. And provide single-minded labor to accommodate our students and incoming visitors has been the high point in my career. In fact, it may be the most extraordinary act of collective Godliness and hospitable goodwill I have ever witnessed in my life. I am forever grateful. I am forever changed.
READ THE COMPLETE STORY HERE: Outpouring
God isn’t Finished Yet
Whatever words people use to describe what we’ve seen and experienced over the last few weeks—revival, awakening, outpouring. This is a movement from God that He planned long before we were aware of it. This revival sparked and ignited different churches and universities, and this is only the beginning!
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Header image: Asbury Revival [Asbury University]. Facebook, 19 February 2023, https://www.facebook.com/AsburyUniversity/photos/a.541047265933167/6058535500850955/
Reference: Asbury.edu, FOX2now