we have felt a great deal of spiritual thirst at the mission field. This
spiritual thirst continued with a desire to pray for the revival of the Amazon region.
So I said, "Lord, please bring revival to this place or take us, please
use us as a spark of revival." Every day till dawn, I raised my voice and
cried out. I kept praying even if my throat was damaged again and again. But
after a week, a month, a year, nothing changed.
the Lord continued to fill my heart with desire to pray for revival. For a
while, my wife and I prayed for the region, "Give us the spirit of
revival," but instead, the Lord led us in repentance. Then the Lord gave
us the spirit of repentance and revival but the fire of revival was not big
enough to be passed on to others.
Will there ever be a revival? A month passed, years passed, and as another year
passed, I became anxious. However, the Lord trained us to be patient and wait
for His time. Revival came through a movement of repentance. A student named
Esther, who was attending our seminary, experienced Holy Spirit while praying
with missionary Huh woon seok. She confessed her hidden sins and Satan, the
king of darkness, was furious under the light of the Lord and retaliated and
threatened. But the Holy Spirit soon made her strong and bold. Through her
confession, other female students came forward and confess their sins. This
incident revealed the hidden sins of male students and they were not able to
escape from confessing their sins.
Since the repentance movement took place, the seminary students held prayer
meetings in the Chapel from 10:30 p.m. every evening, after the official
schedule of the seminary ended. During the day, when they had time, they went
into the jungle voluntarily to find a place to meet the Lord. The male students
went to the right side and the female students went deep in the opposite
direction. They vented their sins with all their voices in the jungle. The cry
of prayer echoed through the jungle. In the jungle, all the animals held their
breath and listened to the students' prayer.
At a prayer meeting every evening they made a public confession of their sins. Their
eyes were bloodshot and their throats hoarse because they shout out prayers in the jungle, but their faces were as
pure as lambs.
After this repentance movement, the Lord gave all 60-seminary students experience
the Holy Spirit. While the repentance movement continued, we invited our church
members in downtown to the seminary Friday all-night service. I was afraid and
excited about how the believers would react to the Holy Spirit’s presence that
the seminary students have experienced so far. But a surprising thing happened.
The church members experienced the presence of the Holy Spirit, having
convulsions in their bodies and falling backwards, watching the prayers and
praise poured out by 60 students. Then they began to experience the Holy Spirit
and publicly confess their sins, as the students did. Unbelievers came to watch
Friday's all-night service to see how powerful the Holy Spirit’s presence in
our service. I gathered these unbelievers on one side of the seminary
classroom, preached the gospel with the Evangelical Cube, and they accepted
Christ as their Lord. Surprisingly, they, too, experienced the Holy Spirit that
evening and publicly confessed their sins.
The repentance movement initiated by the Holy Spirit was burned down from
September to December 2009. After such a powerful repentance movement, mango
trees and other fruits, which had never been held in the 15 years we lived in
this city, were plentiful. "If my people, who are called by my name, leave
their evil ways and lower themselves and pray for my face when I shut the
heavens and do not rain or let grasshoppers eat the earth or cause the plague
to spread among my people, I will hear from heaven, forgive their sins, and fix
Even now, the Lord is looking for Christians who repent in hopes of revival. I
believe that God uses our repentance to repair our souls and change the land
for His glory.