I have been reading, Winds of God by Howard A Goss. He was part of the ministry team during the Pentecostal Outpouring. He was saved at the Galena revival in 1903. For the 21st Century Church, these faithful Christians paid the cost in prayer, suffering, beatings, and deprivation. They were willing to go hungry, to be cold, uncomfortable, insecure and become the butt of jokes and pranks; to suffer losses and to be deprived of rest, of home and loved ones. By faith they were thrown on a cold and unfriendly world without money and often without a place to lay their heads.
Just before the turn of the 20th century, the church world had all been impressed by God of the importance of the approaching new century. Everyone was stirred. Everyone seemed sure that some strange thing, some phenomenon, would undoubtedly take place as the new century dawned.
The press was writing about this great expectation by the Christian Community. People everywhere were waiting in anticipation. What might one expect of a brand new century? What changes might it bring? This was a momentous evening for the entire Christian world!
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