There have been some questions, after Asbury University decided to shut down revival services effective Friday, February 24, 2023.
The revival spontaneously broke out during a chapel service at the university on February 8, and have been running every day since then. This has resulted in thousands of people from around the world traveling to Asbury to see what was happening firsthand.
The reasons given for shutting down the revival were because the crowds were overwhelming Asbury facilities and disrupting classes.
But this move has caused some questions, as it seems the Asbury administration was abandoning the revival as it made no attempt to provide for its continuation at a larger off-site venue.
Fortunately, Christian evangelist Nick Hall, stepped in and arranged for the meetings to continue at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky, over the weekend, CBN reports.
The arena is a thirty-minute drive from Asbury.
Unfortunately, this last-minute arrangement resulted in little advance notice to those wishing to attend.
Commenting on Asbury’s decision to abruptly end the revival meetings without adequately planning for its continuation off campus, CBN correspondent Gary Lane said:
“Yes, that should happen. But Dr. Brown [Asbury president], with all due respect. I know you mean well. You want to restore order to your campus and community. But don’t you think it’s up to God’s Holy Spirit to decide when it will end and shift elsewhere.”
“Doesn’t the Spirit come in like a rushing wind, as described on the first day of Pentecost in Acts Chapter 2? We cannot direct the Holy Spirit and say, ‘OK, that’s it. Now go over there.’ That’s up to God, not university presidents and their regents.”
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There are now reports of the revival spreading to churches: