Personal Responsibility

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The Azusa Street Revival is an event that took place in 1906. William J. Seymour, was a man who was led by the Holy Spirit to revive the industrial streets of Los Angeles, where they used skin color and race to segregate the church. When you think about church do you think segregation? No, you would think the church would be the last place where there would be segregation. Many were seeking for more from God, particularly in the holiness groups. Some were offering divine healing prayer with notable results. Others were asking God for a Pentecostal outpouring of holiness and power. From 1901 reports of the baptism in the Holy Spirit accompanied by speaking with other tongues and other supernatural manifestations, associated with the…show more content…
And when it did they wouldn’t be able to control it, when the spirit broke out in those streets nothing could stop it. It was like a fire overcoming the people and their tongues, and there was no one person there. Black and white people were praising god together and in that moment I’m pretty sure they couldn’t even see color anymore because the power was that strong. Some key points to a genuine out pouring of the holy spirit, is to repent of your sins truly mean it when you are doing, know why you are doing it, and give yourself completely over to the spirit. I learned that it doesn’t matter where you come from and who you are or what you look like you can receive the Holy spirit, because we are all God’s children and we deserve to have the spirit inside of all of us. I also learned that if Seymour can lead people to the Lord what is stopping me from doing the same, I’m going to try and work harder because I don’t want to see anyone go to hell we should want to save everyone. Winning souls over to the Lord must be a wonderful experience, and I know that William J. Seymour experienced that a lot throughout those days he increased the time of his prayer from 2 hours to 5 hours. Though he was blind in one eye it didn’t stop him from spreading the love and compassion of the Lord our God who saved our souls, by sending his only son to die on the cross for our sins, he didn’t have to but he

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