Good News, vol. 18, no. 11, November 1927
BRISBANE REVIVAL CAMPAIGN.
At Bohemia Theatre, South Brisbane.
I take a whole Christ for my Saviour; I take the whole Bible for my staff; I take the whole Church for my fellowship; and I take the whole world for my parish.—Augustine.
Truly God has confirmed His Word with signs following. Having attended the meetings regularly, I can speak from what I have seen and heard. The attendance was fair at the beginning, but gradually increased to large numbers each night as Brother Van Eyk fearlessly proclaimed the Gospel of Christ to be the power of God unto salvation. It was glorious to see the people held spellbound by the power of God, while the Evangelist showered forth the truths from the Scripture, proving the Bible to be the Word of the Living God. Hallelujah! Then the fortnight's addresses on the Second Coming of our Lord were refreshing and inspiring to those who are watching and waiting for His glorious return. No doubt many Christians were wakened out of their slumber by these stirring addresses, and made to feel the time is short, and that our Lord may come at any moment.
The unsaved were awakened to their need of a Saviour, and the proof that God was confirming His Own Word was evidenced in the fact that when the altar call was given, there was a rush of earnest enquiring souls, and thirty-two of them gave themselves to the dear Lord at one service. Praise the Lord! Glory to His Name!
Then the fortnight's addresses on the Baptism of the Holy Ghost were a revelation to the audiences when they learned that God was waiting to pour out His Holy Spirit upon them. Just here God confirmed His Word with signs following. When the altar call was given, a large number came out: What a beautiful sight it was to witness such a large crowd of people calling on God for the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. The power of God was so manifested that ten received the Baptism there and then. Praise the Lord! The following night another four received the baptism. Glory to God!
The divine healing services were wonderful in manifestations of God's wonder-working power, the blind receiving their sight, the deaf hearing, cripples walked, diseases cured. One young woman whom I know personally had a double curvature of the spine, and her body was very much deformed. Bro. Van Eyk laid hands on her and prayed that God would heal her. God has worked a great miracle in this case. Glory to His Name! The power of God is plainly seen working in her body, swaying it to and fro. The muscles that were dead have now received life, the ribs are coming into place, the spine is almost straight. Her father brought her to see me at work, and was explaining the improvement in the body, when a fellow workman who ridiculed Divine Healing, was passing—I called him forward. Her father explained to him the case. I asked Mm, "What do you think of it?" "Well," he said, "Seeing is believing." Later in the afternoon I met him, "What do you think of it now?" I asked. He replied, "It's all right—it's all right." Glory to Jesus for this great victory!
Then came a glorious sight. On Sunday, the last day of the Mission, when in the baths at Wickham St., Valley, Bro. Van Eyk immersed sixty-one souls to the glory of God. Thank God for sending His servants along. Many souls have been saved, seventy-four passed through the waters of Baptism with our Lord, and thirty-two received the Baptism of the Holy Spirit. I pray that God will bless and use abundantly Brothers Van Eyk and Buchanan, and Mrs. Buchanan to the glory of His Name. -Yours in Jesus, H. NIXON (President Covenanters).
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Time is a sacred edifice which the Omnipotent cannot rebuild.
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Four things that come not back: —
The spoken word.
The sped arrow.
The time past.
The neglected opportunity.
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