Revival Strikes Arkansas Church

by | Jul 27, 2011 | Charisma Archive

order to place an Arkansas city of about 3,500 on the map, God used a

a revival was scheduled for Feb. 6, those of First
Assembly of God in Paris, Ark., craved revival at the turn of the new
year. For the last several years, a time of prayer and fasting kicks
off the new year for the church. But as 2011 rolled around, Senior
Pastor Ken Maness says a unique intensity developed and he knew God
was about to do something big.

Lord just began to move. People were just getting healed. We were just
having tremendous services; people getting saved,” Maness explains.

revival time came. The healings and salvations continued.

of various denominations drove from Oklahoma and all over Arkansas to
experience the outpouring, many bringing folks that were sick to
receive healing.

attempts to describe the amazing conviction his church experienced.
“In modern times I have not
witnessed people literally being under so much conviction that they
would get up and run to the altar. But we saw that time and time
again. Just run, just desperate to get to the altar to give their
hearts to God. That was just tremendous.”

was moving in such a mighty way that revival leader and evangelist
Patrick Kimberland, in an effort to stay, found himself calling
pastors to reschedule other planned revivals.

times, gatherings were held at midnight because during the revival,
there was never a formal dismissal.“We never got up and said,
‘Okay, we’re going to dismiss in prayer.’ We don’t do that. We never
have here cause I never wanted to hinder anyone from seeking God.”

11 weeks, 155 salvations and 114 baptisms in the Holy Spirit, Maness
says the intensity began to wane. “That convicting power was just
not there like it was.”

closed out of revival on April 20. Maness believes there was just a
season to this particular outpouring.

revival came to an end, but the Lord continues to move in Paris.
“[The Lord] has brought us, I think, into a time of taking care of
the harvest and taking care of the fruit from our revival … I
really felt like He spoke to my heart and said and encouraged us as a
church … to take care of the fruit of this revival so He can trust
us for another outpouring—for future outpourings.”   


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