Thursday, May 31, 2007

Azusa Street Revival.

Azusa Street Revival was said to bring Pentecost to the new world. Here is an excerpt from a local Los Angeles news paper:

"...disgraceful intermingling of the races…they cry and make howling noises all day and into the night. They run, jump, shake all over, shout to the top of their voice, spin around in circles, fall out on the sawdust blanketed floor jerking, kicking and rolling all over it. Some of them pass out and do not move for hours as though they were dead. These people appear to be mad, mentally deranged or under a spell. They claim to be filled with the spirit. They have a one eyed, illiterate, Negro as their preacher who stays on his knees much of the time with his head hidden between the wooden milk crates. He doesn't talk very much but at times he can be heard shouting, ‘Repent,’ and he's supposed to be running the thing... They repeatedly sing the same song, ‘The Comforter Has Come.’"

How joyfully hilarious. I want to attend. I can see that glass-eyed black preacher in prayer by those milk crates and shouting "repent" while spirit saturated believers declared the Holiness of God. Man, I would appreciate the presence of God through one of those meeting right now!

by BigHugeThing

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