During the Great Awakening revival services were held out in a pasture and thousands would flock there for weeks to hear great preaching and experience the power of God. Even fifty years ago churches would hold revival services for two weeks and if God was moving would continue it even longer. I remember five day revivals when I was a kid. It was seen as a test of faith to schedule on a Friday night in the fall and compete with high school football. In today’s world, most churches have gotten away from holding such services. It has been years since Eastern Heights has held a revival service.
I believe that in our world we need more than ever to experience another Great Awakening. Our land is grieving from sin. Our people are weary from battle. The church is hopelessly lost in tradition and a loss of power. The evidence of a failing spiritual battle is all around us. It is time for us to awaken our soul (Psalm 57:8). It is time for us to take the call of 2 Chronicles 7:14, “ if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
November 4-7 we will be having a revival service with Mike Keahbone. Mike is blessed with an evangelistic zeal and an outpouring of God’s Spirit that makes his message exactly what we need to hear. It is your responsibility to pray, now. Awaken your soul. And it is also your responsibility to make it a priority on your calendar. Please put this service on your calendar and not allow it to be interrupted. If God is going to awaken our souls we must “lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” (Hebrews 12:1)