For the next couple of weeks, I want to share about moves of God from days gone by. The reason for sharing these events is to remind us of the fact that if God has done it before, He can do it again. Seeing the Spirit of God come upon and flow through children throughout history should cause us to cry out, “Lord, do it again. Send your Spirit to my children’s ministry. Pour out your Spirit upon my children so that they can be mightily used of you. Lord, please do it one more time!”
Check out these records of God coming upon children…
Cane Ridge Revival, Kentucky, 1801. “Little children, too, were brought visibly into the kingdom of God, like the 7-year-old girl, sitting on her father’s shoulder, who exhorted the crowd for a time and then slumped down in weariness.” Bernard A. Weisberger, They Gathered at the River (Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1958), 33.
Maria Woodworth-Etter, St. Louis, Missouri, 1890. “One day, a helpless little girl was brought to me. She could neither talk nor walk. After I prayed for her, I told some of the folks to take her out and let her try to walk…. After a while, they brought her back. She was walking and talking, but they couldn’t understand a word that she said. Praise the Lord. She had the use of her whole body; she was walking and talking in a strange language or tongue. She was filled with the Spirit and was bold as a lion. I stood her on the platform, and she began to walk about and preach. With hands uplifted…she preached to the astonished multitude, showing what great things the Lord had done for her.” Wayne E. Warner, Revival! (Tulsa: Harrison House, Inc., 1978), 55,56
I’ll share more stories next week. Until then, join me in crying out for the Lord to one more time send His Holy Spirit so that children’s lives will be forever changed!