by Ronnie Floyd

FBC, NEDERLAND (7-15-84)
Acts 4:31
INTRODUCTION: In 1857 the Presbyterian denomination had an evangelism conference--They hungered
revival! They designated that the first Thursday of the new year their entire denomination would
pray and fast for revival. They designated the first Sunday of the new year to preach on person-
al revival!
In New York City God began to work in the last part of 1857. He began to move
in a layman's heart named Jeremiah Lanphier. Mr. Lanphier developed a burden for the business-
men of New York City. He was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church on Fulton Street. In Sept.
of 1857 he began noon time prayer meetings for the business men of NYC. On the first day he
had six people. In the second week he had 20 men and in the third week he had forty men. Then
on October 14 he had 100 men. On this day economic disaster hit the country. Six months from
this day in the early part of 1858 there were over 150 daily prayer meetings all over New
York City. Over 50,000 business men would gather at their lunch hours to pray for revival
in America. Almost every city in the U.S. began to host prayer meetings. This great moving
of God was known as the Revival of 1858. The result was that 1 million Americans out of 30
million Americans were saved and met Jesus for the first time in their lives. What a moving of
T.S. I desire for God to move like that again. Don't you? He can ladies and gentlemen but
we must be faithful to the Scripture to find out what happens when God moves.
Biblical Foundation: Acts I ascension, Acts 2 Pentecost, Acts 3 Peter and John healed the man
at the gate of the Temple and Peter preached second sermon. Acts 4 Peter and John were arrested
and 5,000 people met Christ before this event. Peter preached another sermon to Annas the high
priest, Caiphas, Alexander and all the other priestly group. Peter and John said we cannot stop
speaking of Jesus. After released being told not to preach they ...

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