What happens when God invades a student campus and totally displaces the theology professors’ lesson plans and the students start actually experiencing the healing power of Gods love?
Hearts are healed and minds are set free from stuffy religious philosophy! In short, lives are changed forever.
Wes Hall was a practicing lawyer before he started teaching at IHOPU (International House of Prayer University). On November 11, 2009 in a 9am freshman class, Wes was surprised to find that instead of a bunch of sleepy students he had a class full of students having heart to heart encounters with the living God. Physical and emotional healings were taking place and the students were responding to God’s amazing love and healing with tears and joyful laughter.
Being a man of God, Wes realized he needed to cautiously allow God to be sovereign in his class.
“Once a lawyer, always a lawyer” Wes interviewed his students one at a time later to find out if they were from the kinds of church backgrounds that were given to emotionalism and shaking and so forth. He was surprised to find out that his students had never experienced this kind of emotional encounter with God before and some of them had even made fun of people who shake and laugh during church services thinking that only “flaky” people do that kind of thing. He became convinced from the student’s testimonies and the evidence of the physical healings that this was truly a move of God and that he should stay out of God’s way.
The students and their teacher had experienced the living God and their lives would be changed forever.
But the story doesn’t end there!
When other teachers found out that God was doing a special work in Wes Hall’s class, they joined their classes with his class so that their students could also experience the love and power of God.
Soon the whole campus was experiencing a Holy Spirit led awakening. The students have received all kinds of wonderful healings and their eyes have been opened to the wonderful grace of God.
The students began holding special prayer and worship meetings that continue to this day. These meetings are focused on enjoying the manifest presence of God. Each week these meetings are posted on their website and you can even watch a live webcast of the meetings if you tune in at the right time. As you scroll down at the above link, you will see that student testimonies of healing are also available to view.
Many people have also experienced the real power of God just by tuning into these online webcasts and focusing their hearts on Jesus. Those tuning in have had their hearing restored, been freed from depression, delivered from lung cancer and many other healings.
I have been watching these webcasts to aid my personal devotional time and it has been absolutely wonderful soaking in the living presence of our Lord.
Here is a brief summary of how the student awakening began as told by Wes Hall. You can see in the video how this once very dignified lawyer has been affected by the reality of God’s presence flooding into him. He makes reference to Ezekiel 47 where the prophet experiences a trickle becoming a stream and finally a full blown river of life going into the sea.
Wes Hall Tells How the Awakening Began
You can catch a longer documentation of this revival-move of God titled “Story of the IHOPU Student Awakening“.