Camp Meeting (early 1800s)• Content goes here like in this example• Some other bullet point• And one more point which is a little longer and so goes to two lines• A further point sums it up
CharlesG. Finney(1792 – 1875)“ … on a retainerfrom the Lord toplead his cause.”
Finney’s “Mighty Baptism” Autumn 1821“ … As I turned and was about to take aseat by the fire, I received a mightybaptism of the Holy Ghost. Without anyexpectations of it … the Holy Ghostdescended upon me in a manner thatseemed to go through me, body and soul. Icould feel the impression, like a wave ofelectricity…. It seemed like the very breathof God….”
“Mighty Baptism” (cont’d)“No words can express the wonderful lovethat was shed abroad in my heart. I weptaloud with joy and love; and … I literallybellowed out the unutterable gushings ofmy heart….”
Charles Finney Preaching: 1830s“The Spirit of God came upon me with suchpower, that it was like opening a battery uponthem. For more than an hour, and perhaps foran hour and a half, the Word of God camethrough me to them in a manner that I couldsee was carrying all before it…. The Holy Spiritfell upon the congregation in a mostremarkable manner. A large number of personsdropped their heads, and some groaned so thatthey could be heard throughout the house.”
Finney’s 7 Signs of Coming Revival1. The providence of God says revival is near.2. Wickedness grieves, humbles, and distresses Christians.3. A spirit of prayer for revival begins to grow.4. The attention of ministers is directed toward revival and spiritual awakening.5. Christians begin to confess their sins to one another.6. Christians are found willing to make sacrifices necessary to carry it on.7. Ministers and professors are willing to have God promote revival by whatever instruments he pleases.
Daniel Nash’s Last Letter 1831“Since you were here I have been thinkingof prayer—particularly of praying for theHoly Ghost and its descent. It seems to meI have always limited God in this request….I have never felt, till since you left us, that Imight rationally ask for the whole influenceof the Spirit to come down; not only onindividuals, but on a whole people, region,country, and world….”
Daniel Nash’s Last Letter (continued)“ … On Saturday I set myself to do this, andthe devil was very angry with me, yesterdayfor it. I am now convinced, it is my duty andprivilege, and the duty of every otherChristian, to pray for as much of the HolySpirit as came down on the day of Pentecost,and a great deal more. I know not why we maynot ask for the entire and utmost influence ofthe Spirit to come down, and, asking in faith,see the full answer.”