God has been moving in powerful ways on LSU campus as the hearts of many students are opened to Him. In response to seeing God move, our desire for Revival Nights was to spend three nights worshiping together, seeking Jesus, and inviting our friends to come and experience who God is. Our students were praying and believing for three things that we believe accompany revival to occur: unity, miracles and salvation.
In the weeks leading up to Revival Nights, our students felt lead to faithfully pray over the three nights, asking God to move in power. A scripture on our hearts for these nights was Joel 2:28-29 & 32:
"And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. Even on the male and female servants in those days I will pour out my Spirit...And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the survivors shall be those whom the Lord calls."
Each evening included worship and a powerful message. It was amazing to see God work in and among all the students who came and our faith was fueled as we heard many testimonies shared after the three nights were over. We hope you're encouraged as we share some below.
My nephew Gavin stayed over at my place last night because it was his 17th birthday and he wanted to hangout. He came to the Revival and got rocked. He made the decision to make Jesus Lord of his life and asked to be filled with the Holy Spirit. God revealed His heart to Gavin last night and he's never going to be the same! He even told me that when people were praying over him he just imagined himself going and sharing the Gospel and healing people in Dick's Sporting Goods!
I met a girl who wanted prayer because she was overcome with anxiety. She was actually physically shaking due to this anxiety. I felt like God put on my heart that she dealt with shame and pain, but that she was vulnerable and also hungry for healing and forgiveness. She shared with us that she'd been struggling with hurtful things that she'd endured as a child. As we prayed for her, she stopped shaking and looked so much more at peace as we watched God minister to her and bring healing to her heart.
At Revival Nights, I prayed for a girl who was born without a formed right ear. Her friends had been praying for her the last couple months and she had received partial hearing but not complete. I prayed for her to receive the fullness of hearing in her right ear which was completely closed and without a hole in it. When I finished, she said she could hear every word I said out of her right ear and proved it by repeating back to me what I had said: "Thank you God!"
I saw a girl raise her hand to receive Jesus when the invitation was given and I felt like God was saying that He wanted to break off stress and anxiety from her life. When I asked her about this, she responded that she did consistently struggle with these things. I prayed for her and as I did, she broke down in tears because she could feel the joy of the Lord rising up inside of her. She continually said that she felt happy and in shock because she knew everything was different!
I prayed for a guy at Revival Nights and when I ask him what I could pray for he said: "Well, I didn't know that I could live this life without loneliness and now for some reason I can't stop this feeling of freedom inside of me." Amen!
We are so thankful for all God did through Revival Nights and we are anticipating all that He has in store for LSU campus!