Signs of Revival in Eastlake, Ohio August 2009

SIGNS OF REVIVAL IN EASTLAKE , OHIO

By Pastor Melinda Bauman

Worldwide Great Commission Fellowship

www.worldwidegcf.com

 

 

Thousands lose power after a transformer catches fire at a Willoughby , Ohio electric substation

 

 

On Tuesday, August 4 we were holding a revival service at Worldwide Great Commission Fellowship located in Eastlake , Ohio .  John Mark Pool was the guest speaker.  Worship started at 7:00 pm, and around 7:30 someone came in and told me that an alarm was going off in the church building.  I went to investigate, and sure enough an alarm siren was ringing.  Three policemen arrived a few minutes later, and we searched all doors and windows, only to find that there was no sign of forced entry into the building, and there was no fire.  I apologized to the policemen and told them that there was no explanation for the alarm siren.

 

John Mark Pool preached about revival fire, and decreed the fire of the Holy Spirit to fall in Ohio .  After the service, a woman named Terri came up to me and told me she had a testimony.  When she was driving in her car earlier that day, she smelled smoke and fire.  The smell lasted until she arrived home.  Another woman named Joyce also had a similar testimony. Joyce told me that when she was at home earlier that day, she smelled smoke and thought that something was burning in her house. 

 

When we went to the parking lot after the service, people began to say that the electricity had gone out in different parts of the city around the church.  They said that an electric transformer had caught on fire and thousands of people had lost power.  Esther, a woman who had been at the service, called and told me that a friend had to borrow her generator because the electricity had gone out at their house.  I began to put the pieces of this puzzle together, and realized that GOD WAS RELEASING SIGNS OF REVIVAL FIRE!

 

I called a woman in the church named Paula, and she told me that during the worship service that night, she felt an intense heat on her body, like she was in the hot sun getting a tan.  The heat lasted a few minutes, and eventually went away, leaving her with a sense of peace.

 

Explosion Knocks Out Power For Thousands

POSTED: 9:20 pm EDT August 4, 2009

UPDATED: 7:29 am EDT August 5, 2009

 

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio -- Firefighters battled a blaze at a CEI substation in Willoughby overnight.  The fire broke out in the area of Stevens and St. Clair avenues at about 9 p.m.  The flames were sparked by a transformer explosion. Power was knocked out for about 11,000 customers in Willoughby and Eastlake . All power was restored by 6 a.m. Wednesday.

 

The fire could be seen for miles and flames at one point were 60 to 100 feet high.

Several fire departments assisted Willoughby in battling the blaze. They used more than 20,000 gallons of water and foam to get the fire under control.

 

"There were multiple explosions, and we had to ensure that the power was cut, because we're dealing with anything between 33,000 volts and 132,000 volts, I do not know the exact figure," said Willoughby Fire Chief Al Zwegat. Officials don't know why the tranformer exploded. No one was hurt in the blaze.

 

 

Power to be restored early today in Willoughby-Eastlake area

Posted by Janet Okoben/Plain Dealer Reporter

August 04, 2009 21:49 PM

About 8,000 First Energy customers in the Willoughby-Eastlake area were without power Tuesday and could be without electricity until early today as utility workers repair a transformer that caught fire early this evening.
Residents received a recorded call saying power was expected back on at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.
A First Energy dispatcher said on Tuesday that the fire was the result of the failure of the unit. Fire and smoke were reported by passers-by. There were some traffic tie-ups on Ohio 2 near Lost Nation Road close to the fire.
The fire was described as a large blaze before it was contained with lots of smoke. No injuries were reported.

 

 

 

FOR OUR GOD IS A CONSUMING FIRE

Hebrews 12:29

 

By Pastor Melinda Bauman

Worldwide Great Commission Fellowship

www.worldwidegcf.com

 

 

Several years ago (1990), God filled me with the Holy Ghost and fire.  At that time I got my marching orders: to be a fire starter.  God has put a fire in me that cannot be quenched.  It is like fire shut up in my bones.  I cannot keep silent about it!  If you woke up in the middle of the night and your house was on fire, would you rollover and go back to sleep?  No!  You would jump up, call 911, and yell FIRE FIRE FIRE!  When we get filled with the baptism of the Holy Ghost evidenced by speaking in tongues, we are set on FIRE!

 

It’s like the story of Elijah when he prepared the altar, and fire fell from heaven and consumed the altar.  Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.” (1 Kings 18:38)  Have you been on the altar and consumed by fire from heaven?  Have you been roasted, toasted, and consumed with the fire of God?

 

 I was talking with someone about revival in Cleveland , and the question was asked, “In which church is the revival going to break out?”  For instance, like the Toronto Revival that broke out in a Vineyard Church in Toronto , Canada .  Or the Brownsville Revival in the Assemblies of God Church in Pensacola , Florida . 

 

God has shown me that here in Cleveland, Ohio, brushfires are breaking out in different churches around the area.  As the brushfires burn, they will join together in unity to produce an unstoppable great wildfire, like a Holy Ghost inferno!  So in answer to the question, “Where is revival going to break out?” the answer is, it’s going to break out in all churches that want revival!  SO THE REAL QUESTION IS: DO YOU WANT REVIVAL FIRE IN YOUR CHURCH?           

 

God has shown me that not everyone wants a Holy Ghost Revival.  Some churches find revival to be offensive and controversial.  It was the same way in the Bible.  In the book of Acts, wherever the apostles went, the result was either revival or riot.  People were saved, healed and delivered but sometimes the church was persecuted.  The disciples were stoned and thrown into prison for preaching the Gospel.

 

REVIVAL IS HERE NOW IN CLEVELAND !  God wants to set you on fire!  Catch the fire, let it burn in you, then spread the fire!  LET THE FIRE FALL IN CLEVELAND !

 

 

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