ABRAHAM LANKFORD NEWSLETTER
Maryland Revival Meetings
20 SOULS SAVED…
What an incredible time I had ministering in Maryland this weekend. I was scheduled to preach three meetings initially but ended up preaching 5 times. One additional opportunity came at Great Marsh Park as I intended to be alone with the Lord but my plans, thank the Lord, were interrupted. A bus pulled up and over 20 people joined me under the pavilion where I was seated. They initially played some secular music but then a worship song came over their speakers. The atmosphere immediately shifted. A woman stood up and suddenly felt impressed to thank God. The leaders then asked if anyone else wanted to say anything. Then came the God moment, “What about you sir?” “Would you like to share something?” I responded, “Yes!” “I would love to!” I shared my testimony and preached the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. At the end, I asked if they would like to repent and receive the gift of God, Jesus’ Christ righteousness. They all responded, “Yes!” Within a moment all of them were converted and a joy came upon them all as they knew their names were now recorded in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
Pastor Roger Reynolds of Thrive Church in Hurlock, Maryland invited me to speak for three consecutive nights for their Fresh Fire Revival meetings in their outdoor tabernacle. We both knew the Lord wanted me to attened these meetings. We could feel a sense of destiny over the upcoming meetings.
From the moment I walked on the Shiloh Campground I could sense that the grounds had been sanctified for the. Lord. It felt surreal to be standing under the open tabernacle each night. Surrounded by beautiful fields of sweet corn and the sounds of the cicadas, it was nothing short of nostalgic. It seemed as if we were standing on a field of generations of dreams.
I sensed a genuine humility and longing for revival to break out at Shiloh Campground. The leaders dripped with passion and expectation as we entered the campground each night. There was a holy expectation that God was going to do what He promised. He was going to, “pour water upon him who is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground.” Isaiah 44:3
The first evening I spoke on the topic of Revival. It seemed evident to me that all of us were there because we knew we had not arrived. At the end of the meeting I witnessed the people respond to God’s Word. Some ran to the front to kneel before the Lord and say, “Are my hands clean O God”? “Is my heart pure?” Others groaned and wept for the blessing of God to be secured. The foundation was laid, yet we all sensed, there was more.
The second evening I felt led to speak on the topic, “Travailing Prayer.” The word travail means, to experience the pangs of childbirth. It denotes having an intensity and fervency in our desire for revival. The Word of God says, “When Zion travailed, then she brought forth children.” Isaiah 66:8 I went on to explain that this type of travailing in prayer was the only way to secure the blessing of revival. The delivery of the message was saturated with tears. My heart was laid bare before the Lord and all the people. I could feel the travail in my own soul for revival. Something was being birthed. The people responded at the end of the message with an intensity in their prayers. All throughout Shiloh Campground you could hear weeping and groaning in the Spirit. Deep was calling unto deep. God was drawing us to Himself. No one wanted to leave. People laid prostrate on the floor of the tabernacle unable to move.
Sunday morning came and I had the joy of preaching in Chestertown, Maryland at the Chestertown Baptist Church where my oldest brother Shane is the Sr. Pastor. I laid a foundation upon the subject of, Revival once again. I could feel a hunger throughout the sanctuary for the Word of the Lord. I shared with them some history on revival in the Bible and the great revival experienced in the Hebrides Islands in the mid 1900’s. I charged the elders that their work was not complete. I admonished foe them to earnestly pray as the two sisters 82 and 84 prayed in the Hebrides until God poured out His Spirit upon all of Lewis. I believe an initial work has begun there in that church and the leadership and elders will see it through. I will be conducting a three day revival there in the month of September. Please pray for these meetings.
I want to thank you for partnering with us in our ministry. We are so thankful for all the Lord is doing through our covenant partners. Souls are coming to the Lord and the church is experiencing an awakening that I believe is leading into a state of revival.
We Are Expanding:
Recently, we have purchased equipment to launch a Social Media ministry on several platforms. We will be filming quality videos and sharing the gospel on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and various other apps.
If you would like to help us by sowing into our ministry we would greatly appreciate it. We have ordered all the equipment except for a professional editing app that is rather costly. It is our desire at Jesus’ Bride International Ministries to be on the cutting edge of technology in order to create the highest level of videos we can to reach farther than we could through travel. God called me to take His love to the nations. Together, we can do this through your partnership.