Revival has apparently broken out at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky. It is reported that other Christian campuses across the nation are experiencing the same thing, on-going worship services that are unscripted and filled with singing, prayers and repentance. Many people have travelled long distances to witness for themselves the event occurring at Asbury.
Some Christians are quick to jump on the bandwagon when something exciting happens. Others have more of a “let’s wait and see” attitude. No matter which camp you belong to, I believe we can gain some insight from a Pharisee named Gamaliel. When the Jewish leaders felt threatened by the newly-founded church, Gamaliel reminded them of other recent religious movements, all of which came to nothing. Then he said of the apostles, “Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.” (Acts 5:38-39).
Please join me in praying that this revival will spread like wildfire! God knows we need it!