In 1906 a one-eyed black man by the name of William Seymour began preaching and praying for people in a warehouse on Azusa St. This became known as the Azusa Street Revival.
Shoulder & arm restored on Azusa St.
One man had his shoulder and arm ripped off. William Seymour prayed and, as people watched, the bone grew out followed by flesh. It took about two seconds for the entire arm to grow out.
Members of the congregation began to pray for each other. In one case a man’s fingers had been cut off. They grew back before everyone’s eyes. Another member held her finger on a man’s gum where a tooth was missing. The entire tooth grew back while she watched. A skinny cancer victim was healed and also gained 40 pounds within three hours.
Another revival in 100 years
William Seymour prophesied that in about a hundred years another revival would occur that would be greater than the Azusa Street Revival. It would travel all around the world.
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Book — The Azusa Street Revival
Roberts Liardon wrote a book called The Azusa Street Revival. It tells the whole story — the origins and events that surrounded the revival fire that fell at Azusa Street in downtown Los Angeles. Roberts Liardon fills in the blanks left out by other books on Azusa, tracing the events that led up to the revival including the Cane Ridge Revival, Phoebe Palmer and the Holiness Movement, the influence of Alexander Dowie’s precious Zion City in Chicago, the rise of Charles Parham and his student William Joseph Seymour who became the catalyst for the Azusa Street revival.
When the fire fell in early April 1906, it would spread from what a Los Angeles newspaper referred to as a “tumble down shack” to the four corners of the earth. Liardon describes in vivid detail how the battle cry of Pentecostal revival sounded from Azusa Street would erupt in every continent and among all people groups of the world and cause Pentecostalism to become a major force in Christendom.