Mrs. Colville

Zion will be restored by justice; those who repent will be revived by righteousness. Isaiah 1:27 (NLT)

 

During the 1858 Ulster (Irish) Revival, a newspaper in Ballymena reported: “We passed toward the church but entrance was impossible …The number present could not have been less than 2,000. We found a throng assembled about every window, some of them in a fainting state, some prostrate and moaning heavily, some calling on the Name of the Lord Jesus. Many people were humbly kneeling in pews, aisles, and window recesses. The church was not vacated until past midnight.”1

This scene was repeated across Ireland, and the effects were felt for generations. It’s believed the revival began with an English woman known as Mrs. Colville, who came through Ballymena sharing the Gospel but seeing few results. She planted the seeds of a great movement that swept multitudes into the kingdom.

There’s an “I” in the middle of revIval. Revival always centers around the individual. Let’s all be part of planting the seeds of the revival our land so desperately needs today.

Things have been this bad before, and God has sent revivals that shifted the tides… May He do it again! David Jeremiah

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