The year was 1956. Spiritual deadness seemed to cover the land. A Baptist Church at Mt. Cove, in Fayette County, West Virginia was struggling. Its survival was in doubt. An elderly minister, Rev. William Fain, was invited to hold a revival meeting at the church. The elders of the church told the man of God that they felt that he could bring the church out of its decline. He responded by saying, “It may be so far down that it will take God to bring it out.”
The faithful few of the little church began to intensely pray and intercede for the salvation of lost neighbors, families, and friends. The meeting slowly progressed. Every force and power of hell seemed to resist with all of the wicked strength available. One night, a woman of God, Sister Helen Stone began to pray and ask God for a breakthrough that evening. The church was packed with the lost. The altar call was given. Resistance was great to the call of God. Everyone remained steadfastly in their seats. Sister Stone prayed that much harder. She prayed that someone would make a move. About that time, a dear Christian brother stood and started to make his way to the altar. All of a sudden, the dam broke. Resistance shattered. People poured out of the pews knocking him aside. All he could do was shout and praise God. SIXTY-FIVE lost souls fell at the altar that night and found the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. The revival exploded! In one night, the church was turned around. Revival fire spread throughout the community. GOD HAD COME DOWN!
God responds to the prayers of His people. “IF MY PEOPLE SHALL WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME SHALL HUMBLE THEMSELVES AND PRAY, SEEK MY FACE, TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, I WILL HEAR FROM HEAVEN AND HEAL THEIR LAND.” God has NOT changed. Oh, may we hurriedly obey this command so that God will move in our day!