The ongoing Jesus-led gathering at Asbury University

A huge Jesus-led gathering has been going nonstop at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky for days! I’m so glad I got to be there for a while! On February 11 and 12 I was at the Asbury Revival. Here are my observations:

1) The attention stays on Jesus;

2) People are thrilled to be there;

3) People are free to come and go, interact with each other, and move about as they wish;

4) No one seems to be aware of the time;

5) Everybody present looks fully engaged (there seems to be no spectators or reluctant contributors);

6) There is no hype or manipulation and minimal programming;

7) No one individual is controlling or directing things,

😎 Faces are beaming, people are being deeply touched by God, and lives are being changed.

9) In all this freedom there is a holy sense of order and glorious awareness of Jesus’ presence and leadership.

A Jesus-led like that gathering can be few people or many as long as the focus stays on connecting with and obeying Him. I love to experience Jesus-led gatherings every day. Most are small; some are even so tiny it’s just me and one other person with Jesus. Even a phone call can be a Jesus-led gathering if we let Him lead and direct our conversation and prayers.

A Jesus-led gathering doesn’t meet around a human leader, a hierarchy, or even a speech. It comes together around Jesus! For me the real Super Bowl is a Jesus-led gathering overflowing with His glorious presence.

Repentance is an important part of revival. There’s no right time to do the wrong thing, but it’s always the right time to obey God. When the Holy Spirit releases the flames of red-hot faith it’s vital that we don’t fold it into formalism.

I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for how God is moving at Asbury! Spread it everywhere, Jesus! If you’ve been to the ongoing Jesus-led gathering at Asbury take it home with you. Gather with one or more people and let the living Jesus take direct control.

While I was at the Jesus-led gathering at Asbury people gathered at the windows around the auditorium to pray that God will send the revival in all directions. I went to the closest window to me, put my hand on it and prayed for God to pour out His spirit in that direction. When I open my eyes, I saw this stained-glass window image right in front of me. Then these words came to my mind: “Revival happens when you’re broken at My feet.”

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Revival can happen in you!
O hear and heed
The inner seed
That Jesus is planting
As He whispers
In your heart’s ears,
And let Him daily write
His living Word
Deep within your soul
And make you
Gloriously whole!

I love to be part
Of a Jesus-led gathering
And let His presence
Ovreflow my heart!

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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