The Azusa Street Revival was a historic Pentecostal revival meeting that took place in Los Angeles, California and is the origin of the Pentecostal movement. It was led by William J. Seymour, an African American preacher. It began with a meeting on April 9, 1906, and continued until roughly 1915. The revival was characterized by ecstatic spiritual experiences accompanied by miracles, dramatic worship services, speaking in tongues, and inter-racial mingling. The participants were criticized by the secular media and Christian theologians for behaviours considered to be outrageous and unorthodox, especially at the time. Today, the revival is considered by historians to be the primary catalyst for the spread of Pentecostalism in the 20th century.
Jesus the most wonderful Name. E. W. Kenyon
So many requests for prayer came and so many testimonies in regard to this man that a couple of my workers and myself went up to that great hunting and fishing section in Northern Maine.
We were there only three days opening the Word, but I have never seen God work as He did then. Several, who had written as the result of this man’s testimony, had received their healing. This added peculiar interest to the three days of services, and on the closing day when we prayed for the sick, many remarkable healings took place.
Man after man, and woman after woman came forward, or were led forward and were instantly healed.
I will never forget the joy of seeing a man and a woman who had been bedridden for years walking backwards and forth in the service while we were praying. One had not walked for 14 or 15 years and the other had not walked for 10 or 12 years. The last person for whom we prayed was a Roman Catholic, whose arm had been paralyzed for about two years. He gripped my hand and shook it for very joy.
In the town of Blaine we saw a great many healings. A school teacher who had been injured in an automobile accident came. She had lived in absolute agony. X-ray pictures showed a splintered spine. She was instantly healed.
I don’t know how many wrecked spines I have seen perfectly healed.
In San Francisco one was injured on a man-of-war and for three and a half years he lay in a plaster paris cast. Then when he was discharged from the hospital he wore a steel jacket. He was instantly healed, took off the steel jacket and could bend his body any way. The next day he swung a sledge in a blacksmith shop with the utmost freedom, with no sense of weakness.
Another one in Los Angeles was a hay buyer. While crawling through the hay in the dark in a barn, he fell down through a chute, striking his back upon a manger, utterly breaking and crushing his spine.
If I remember correctly, he said he had had 19 x-rays taken. He wore a steel jacket. When we prayed he was healed instantly. The next day he was able to load a car with 100-pound sacks of beans. He could not lift 5 pounds the day before when he had the steel jacket on.
Others here in the city of Seattle who have had crushed spines have been instantly healed.
I have seen curvature of the spine straightened instantly while our hands were on the back. I have seen many cases of pneumonia instantly healed, perfectly delivered while we were praying.
An elderly woman in Los Angeles had double pneumonia. The doctors had given her up. She was instantly healed, got up and dressed and went about the house.
We have seen many insane perfectly delivered. We have seen broken bones instantly healed and become perfectly normal and well.
Had we space we could tell of men and women who have been given up to die who have been perfectly restored.
One of the most remarkable cases happened in the last two years. A mother telephoned in, saying her daughter was already on the operating table about to take the anesthetic and asked me to pray for her. We did, and the thing for which they were going to operate passed instantly out of her body before they could give her the anesthetic.
All these things mean God is cooperating with us as He cooperated with the Lord Jesus.
I have seen hundreds of men and women healed while I have been in Seattle.
If any physician in the country had as many healings as we have witnessed in our ministry, he would be known the world over. No building would hold the patients that would come to his ministry.
Through all these years I have witnessed the power of that Name and the Grace of the Lord Jesus.
Matthew 7:7-11 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!”
"When your enemy presses in hard do not fear
The battle belongs to the Lord
Take courage my friend, your redemption is near
The battle belongs to the Lord!!!!! "
Through the mighty Name of Jesus we can receive all the blessings of GOD, through the mighty Name of Jesus we have access to the throne room of GOD. Jesus Christ loved us so much, He gave His life to free us, will He not also hear our cries?. come to Him believing in His power to meet our needs. Jesus Christ will never fail us, He is the answer to the cry of humanity.
"14 He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit."Galatians 3
The battle belongs to the Lord - 2Chro 20:15
When faced with a problem or challenge, we tend to ask ourselves, “What am I going to do?” And well-meaning family members and friends will come along and ask, “What are you going to do?”Jehoshaphat faced a multitude of enemies. But instead of focusing on what he would do, he prayed, “O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.”
(2 Chronicles 20:12) When we turn our eyes to God, we will hear Him say, “Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great
multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s… You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord…” (2 Chronicles 20:15, 17) But standing still is the last thing we
want to do when the enemy is coming against us. It is also the most difficult thing to do because we feel that we cannot just stand around and do nothing — we must try to save the situation.
But God wants us to stand still and see Jesus our salvation fight for us.So what do you do the next time you are faced with a battle and don’t know what to do? Jehoshaphat sent his singers to the front of the army to proclaim, “Praise the Lord, for His mercy endures forever.” (2 Chronicles 20:21) Some people will wonder, “Does that mean that I just sing and don’t do anything else when I have a problem?” No, that is not what I am saying.
Do what the situation requires, but don’t worry and don’t trust in what you do. Like Jehoshaphat, rest and trust in His mercy that endures forever. When you do that, God will turn your battlefield into the Valley of Berachah. Berachah means “blessings”. The children of Israel gave the battlefield this name because it took them three days to gather all the spoils of war! God turned their situation into a great blessing!
(2 Chronicles 20:25–26) Do you have a battle to fight? Stand still
and see the salvation of the Lord!