Korea On Fire

Korea on Fire 

“In the last days… I will pour out my Spirit.” Acts 2:17

This day, January 6, in the year of our Lord 1907, marks the beginning of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Korea. The Presbyterian church in Korea had been experiencing unusual hunger for God for months prior. People loved reading God’s Word and spending extraordinary time in prayer.

 On this day, prayers turned to confession of sin, open repentance, deep sorrow, loud weeping, and an overwhelming sense of repentance. Fifteen hundred people erupted simultaneously in audible prayer. “It seemed as if the roof was lifted from the building and the Spirit of God came down from Heaven in a mighty avalanche of power upon us. I fell…and wept and prayed as I had never prayed before…” Some threw themselves their full length upon the floor; hundreds stood with arms outstretched to Heaven. Each man forgot the other. Each was face to face with God. “I can hear yet that fearful sound of hundreds of men pleading with God for life, for mercy.”

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Over the next six to twelve months, similar outbreaks of revival and the manifest presence of Christ occurred all over Korea as people experienced hunger for God, conviction of sin, deep repentance, and public restitution. Today the church in South Korea is thriving with some of the largest local churches in the world.  They are also a powerhouse in world missions, sending more missionaries than any other country.

May God do it again today.

Father God, I want to be full of the Holy Spirit and full of prayer. Saturate me now with the oil of Your Spirit and set me ablaze with Your manifest presence.

© Fred A. Hartley, III  
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Unless otherwise indicated, the English Standard Bible (ESV) is used.

This daily Christ-encountering, fire-starter is not intended to replace your daily Bible reading and prayer time, but rather to motivate you to spend extended time in His presence.
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