On Sunday May 5, 2014, after preaching on the 100 year anniversary of the Assemblies of God (a fellowship born out of revival), God seemed to light a fire inside many in our church. The desire for revival has seemed to grow week by week. People, both men and women, are asking for us to schedule additional times of prayer to position ourselves to catch this “wave.” How exciting! Yet, true revival isn’t the stirring up of emotions—it’s a renewing of the spirit.
This brings a question—what leads a person, a church, to experience a special move of God that takes you beyond the norm? The Scripture provides us an answer—brokenness…the crushing of our wills. Most of us have from time to time, experiences that unsettle us, even crush us. However, it’s not just being crushed or broken that causes us to experience God’s special times of reviving, it is our response to that crushing that determines whether or not it leads to spiritual life or death. We will expand on this Sunday June 1st. So, if you are at a point in life where you just need more of God in your life…if you’re thirsty…join us on this journey!
Isaiah 57:15 (NLT) “The high and lofty one who lives in eternity, the Holy One, says this: “I live in the high and holy place with those whose spirits are contrite and humble. I restore the crushed spirit of the humble and revive the courage of those with repentant hearts.”
Pastor Brent Oliver grew up in Kokomo, Indiana and is an Ordained Minister through the Assemblies of God. Before embarking on God’s plan to establish a church in Delphi, Pastor Brent served in both Peru and Logansport, Indiana encompassing over 29 years of fulltime ministry. His vision and creativity has been the benchmark for the growing ministry at Delphi First and after 23 years, his passion and leadership could not be stronger.