Journey to see God: Intercessors arise!

The watchman is led in his spirit to urgently intercede for intercessors today. He was led to read this book again. In the early hours and realized how timely this classic book has become! The Lord told Elijah that He had kept 7000 (like Elijah) who remained faithful and hidden despite of the whole nation being hijacked and enslaved under the earthly, sensual and demonic spirits of Jezebel and Ahab.

No time in history has reached such an urgency as today. When he finished his intercession he opened this book to chapter 34, the intercession for Dunkirk! (the time when Hitler was to invade England, then, a Christian nation!)

So here is the whole chapter for the readers of this blog today. I want to give my heartfelt thanks to the web site provider for providing this book online. But I urge all intercessors, especially the ‘7000’ preserved by the Lord in wherever corner of the globe, to secure a printed copy to read and treasure for yourself and your disciples. Invest in the things that matter in the ultimate destiny of mankind!


Chapter 34 – Intercession for Dunkirk – Rees Howells: Intercessor by Norman Grubb

During the four years previous to the outbreak of World War II, as we have already seen, the Lord was changing the burden on Mr. Howells from local concerns, centering on the development of the College, to national and international affairs. As he said, “The world became our parish and we were led to be responsible to intercede for countries and nations.” We have also seen how the Lord was preparing in the company at the College a special instrument of intercession for the coming world crisis.

It was in March, 1936, that Mr. Howells began to see dearly that Hitler was Satan’s agent for preventing the gospel going to every creature. As he said later, “In fighting Hitler we have always said that we were not up against man, but the devil. Mussolini is a man, but Hitler is different. He can tell the day this ‘spirit’ came into him.” For several years Mr. Howells stressed the fact that God must destroy him, if the vision of the Gospel to every creature was to be fulfilled.

At first, he believed that God would prevent war altogether. We have seen how the College fought through on their knees during the Munich crisis and how they believed for peace.

As the clouds over Europe grew darker, Mr. Howells still believed that God would intervene and prevent war. He stood to his prediction right up to the day of the declaration of war between Britain and Germany on September 3, 1939. Even then he was not moved. Although people said that the prediction was wrong, he thanked God he had made it. “If I had a choice again about making this prediction,” he said, “I would make it to-night, although it ‘has gone much farther than we thought it would. Hitler must be put out of the way’, because if he isn’t, he will come up again in another two years. I want to know that the Holy Spirit is stronger than the devil in the Nazi system. This is the battle of the ages, and victory here means victory for millions of people.”

On the day of the declaration of war, he published the following statement: “The Lord has made known to us that He is going to destroy Hitler and the Nazi regime, that the world may know that it was God and God alone who has scattered the dictators. Three and a half years ago, the College prayed this prayer for weeks and months, and we firmly believe He will now answer it. He has isolated Germany so that He may get at this evil system, which is the Antichrist, and release Germany, the land of the Reformation. He will deal with the Nazis as He dealt with the Egyptian army in the time of Moses. God will cause Hitler to fall on the battlefield or by a mutiny or a great rising in Germany against the Nazis.”

So far from the declaration of war shaking him and those with him, it only sent them more determined than ever to their knees. They were now called in a new way to pay the vow they had made three years before — to give their lives over “to fight the battles of the Kingdom, as really as if called to fight on the Western Front.” This stand of faith against war in order that the Gospel might not be hindered, was proved to be God’s way of placing upon that company a responsibility from which they could never come free, until the enemy that God was dealing with should be destroyed.

When, after a month of hostilities, an offer of peace was made by Hitler, the College stood with the Prime Minister in stating that war must be continued, “until Hitlerism is overthrown,” even though, like so many more, the College had much to lose by its continuance. The conviction of the College was expressed in the title of a book which Mr. Howells wrote in the opening weeks of the war, and which was published in December, 1939, called: God Challenges the Dictators — Doom of Nazis Predicted. In it he said, “The God of Daniel will deliver Pastor Niemuller, and the hundreds of other German Evangelicals, who have followed him to the concentration camps… their places will one day be occupied by the fanatical Nazi leaders, if any of them escape a speedy death.”

After an indictment of Mussolini, he stated, “When victory over Germany comes… Ethiopia should also be given back to the Ethiopians, and this may also be in God’s divine plan to evangelize Ethiopia.” He also declared that “Bolshevism and Soviet Russia are being used in the plan of God to break the evil Nazi regime”; “but of Stalin he said, “The devil has used and may yet use this man to be the greatest foe to the Church that the world has ever known.”

Although his confidence was that God would intervene to deal with the enemy, he wrote, “We may have many a set-back before He does so… it may be that we, like the Israelites (referring to Judges 20), will have to cry out to God in our extremity for the help which will certainly come.”

It is truly remarkable to look back now and realize that these things were in print before the end of 1939.

Shortly after this, Mr. Howells made a further prediction, which was published by The Western Mail on January 8, 1940, under a headline of “Welsh Bible College Director Urges Prayer to Stop War”. It quoted him as saying: “If all the righteous in the country will send up effectual prayer, we feel sure that we shall prevail and open Penllergaer on Whit-Monday without war or blackout… what a relief to millions of people if God will intervene and bring the war to an end by Whitsuntide.” Little did he imagine when that prediction was made, that the days around that Whit-Sunday, May 12, were to be the blackest in the history of our nation, and the nearest we had come in nearly 400 years to the invasion of our shores; for on May 10 Hitler’s armored columns broke in on Holland and Belgium, and May 29 was that never-to-be-forgotten date in our history, the Dunkirk evacuation, to be followed shortly after by Mr. Churchill’s memorable call to “blood and sweat and toil and tears.”

In spite of this apparent set-back, as we read the diaries of the daily College meetings, three meetings on most days, we find ourselves among certainly not a fearful, not even chiefly a praying company, but rather among those who are already on victory ground, when all around men’s hearts are failing them for fear; and what gave them such clarity and assurance that theirs was the victory, was the outward “death” of the prediction! If we say God was not with them, we may well ask ourselves this question: “Was there anywhere else in the whole of Britain or America or elsewhere among God’s people another such company, maybe a hundred strong, who were on their knees day by day, holding fast the victory by faith, while our soldiers across the water were retreating mile by mile, whole countries surrendering, and the enemy within sight of their goal?” From this time on, through all the years of the war, the whole College was in prayer every evening from seven o’clock to midnight, with only a brief interval for supper. They never missed a day. This was in addition to an hour’s prayer meeting every morning, and very often at midday. There were many special periods when every day was given up wholly to prayer and fasting.

In the meetings just before Whit-Sunday, Mr. Howells said: “Through God we made the prediction, through God we stand to it, and through God we are going against the enemy. He tells me tonight, ‘Don’t you fear because of that prediction you have sent out, don’t you fear the Nazis.’ I think what a glory it is that we don’t need to change our prayers one bit, in spite of the present developments. I am so glad that it has been the Kingdom we have had before us all the time in the last nine months, and I haven’t a single regret. The Lord has said, ‘I am going to deal with the Nazis.’ It has been a battle between the Holy Spirit and the devil which we have been fighting for four years.”

On Whit-Sunday, when, instead of peace being declared, only two days before, Hitler had invaded Holland and Belgium, Mr. Howells said in the College meeting: “We shall never defend the prediction. The point is, can God put a doubt in us who have really believed? If the Lord tells you that this delay is for His glory, then you must take victory in it. There is no glory in delay, unless there was faith to put it through. I would be a different man today if there was failure, but the Holy Spirit is not a failure. I can really thank Him for the delay. I wouldn’t be without this experience for the world. Very strange that what is death in the eyes of the world, is victory to the Holy Spirit.”

The next day he said, “We could never have had a greater death than in this prediction being delayed. But we are not going to have resurrection on one point more than has gone to the cross. I preached victory yesterday without a visible victory. There is a death in every grade, but as really as you die, there will be fruit to a hundred-fold.

We are going up to the battle, and I am as sure of victory as of the” dawn. If you know you have faith for something, would you not go on until you got it? I would like this to ring out to the world: ‘The Lord, He is the God!’”

As the Nazis poured through Europe, the College stood daily before God: We quote from notes taken of Mr. Howells’ messages in the meetings:

May 16, 9.80 am The clay after Holland had surrendered: “To-day is probably the greatest battle in history. Can God do something today? Now when the Germans say, ‘We have got the Allies on the run’, can God do it? Keep your eyes on God today and get this victory. 2 pm The Lord has made very plain that the victory is from Him and no one else, and He is to have all the glory. God gets at the enemy visibly and invisibly, through the army and through us. 5.30 pm The position is most serious in France, but even if the French and British are fighting against such great odds, the Lord is well able to help them.”

May 17, 9.30 am “God will not do a bit more through you than you have faith for. The victory last night was in seeing that no matter how near the enemy came, the Holy Ghost is stronger than he. You are more responsible for this victory today than those men on the battlefield. You must be dead to everything else but this fight. 1 pm Because you have committed yourselves, you are responsible. You will never have peace again, until the world has peace, but you have a place in the cleft of the Rock. 8.30 pm We are here until these Nazis are put out. 7 pm If the Lord finds us quite willing in this death-life, and that we have got victory in the test, will He allow us to prevail upon Him now to finish it? If we believed last Saturday, we are believing tonight. I am not willing that thousands of our boys should be lost, because there has to be the ‘doom of the Nazis’, and it will come now if we can prevail. If this had been a failure, God would have been against us, but He shows he is pleased with us.”

May 18, 9.30 a. m. “Unless God intervenes today in a miraculous way, I believe we have lost. I would be willing to die, but I cannot afford to die, neither can we afford that Hitler should live. 2.30 pm I want to fight with this enemy again this week-end, as if it were the end of civilization. You don’t leave anything to chance in this. Don’t allow those young men at the Front to do more than you do here. I do ask Him to bring a real disaster on the Nazis this week-end. 6.30 pm As the Lord gave us the prediction, and we have had victory in it, and the delay has not changed our faith a bit, then we must come back and ask Him when He is going to do it. I feel to-night that whatever these Nazis do, they cannot escape the Holy Spirit. Christianity is quite safe. If you have faith, you can leave it in His hands, and He will intervene in the right time. We can’t inquire when He is going to do it, if we haven’t got faith for Him to do it. 9.30 pm It is not you struggling, but God doing, and you coming to know what God is doing. Is it God Who has drawn Hitler across that line with his 2,500 armored cars? I want the Lord to discomfit this man and those armored cars.”

May 19, 9.30 am “These Nazis will not destroy civilization. When they get near enough, God will deal with them. When the Holy Spirit has gone to the victory side, you could never convince the man or woman who has gone to the victory side with Him, that He is a failure. 9.15 pm Now is the best time to test the Bible in wars, because we are in one ourselves.”

May 20, 9 am “The next 24 hours will be the crisis in this great battle. They are ready to take our country at any moment. Even before lunch-time the history of the world may be changed. Such a thing as this has not happened to us before, and you do not know how much faith is needed. We’ are coming to the Lord this morning, and telling Him our eyes are on Him today. Unless He intervenes, we are lost. I don’t doubt the Lord for one second, but I must be very careful. 2.30 pm I think tonight of sending the book, God Challenges the Dictators, to Mr. Churchill to encourage him at this moment. The army is losing ground every day, but in the book it has been said that man would not be able to end this; but that God has said, ‘Don’t expect Me to do it, until you get to your extremity.’ The only thing we want the Lord to make plain to us is, are we up to the place He wants us to be at this moment? The only thing I want is not to doubt in the time of crisis, and it is going to be a real crisis. 7 pm To-day I have sent the book to Mr. Chamberlain, Lord Halifax and Mr. Churchill — in the darkest hour.”

May 21, 9 am Fear of Invasion. “Yesterday was the darkest day in the history of this country, especially after the Prime Minister’s speech. Everyone in town is expecting the enemy to invade this country. We have told the Lord, ‘Our lives for victory’. We ought to pray now for the Lord to stop them coming over to this country. 2.80 pm We must pray for the Lord to keep the enemy in check. He is like a roaring lion. 7 pm The French Premier says tonight, ‘It is only a miracle that will save us.’ The test is, whether the Bible is true. I am willing to risk my life to prove it, and I want to tell you tonight that it is quite true. See that your believing is right, and if it is, you don’t need to have any fear.”

May 22, 9 am “The world is in a panic today, and certainly we would be too, unless we were quite sure the Lord had spoken to us. The destiny of England will be at stake today and to-morrow. 2.80 pm In a battle such as we are in today, you cannot trust in a meeting or in feelings. We must go back to what God has told us. There is an enemy that we must keep in check, until God does the big thing.”

From the night of May 22 to 25 Mr. Howells no longer came to the meetings; other members of the staff took them. He went away alone with God to battle through, and, as others have testified, the crushing burden of those days broke his body. He literally laid down his life.

May 26 was the day of public prayer in Britain. As Mr. Churchill said of the May 26 Service of Intercession in “Westminster Abbey: “The English are loath to expose their feelings, but in my stall in the choir I could feel the pent-up passionate emotion, and also the fear of the congregation, not of death or wounds or national loss, but of defeat and the final ruin of Britain.” Mr. Howells returned to the College meetings and said:

9.30 am. “All you can do today when a cry will go up from the country is to be in a position to take the answer from God. The question this morning is, Can we take the answer? If you ever cried, you ought to cry today.

11.15 am. How can you be sure that the Nazis will not take our country? All the leading people know today that unless God intervenes, we will be slaves. We prayed for Ethiopia and other countries, so our cry is not a selfish one. 2.30 pm We are going against this Beast, as David went against Goliath.

May 27, 9 am “There is intercession and faith, so the Lord can do a mighty deed. Our people will see God answering their prayers, and they will have all the joy of it. 2.45 pm It is as much as I can do to believe today. The news between the two meetings was awful — hell upon earth.”

On May 28 Mr. Howells again was alone with God. In the meetings the prayer was for God to intervene at Dunkirk and save our men; and as the Spirit came upon them in prayer and supplication, what one prayed at the end expressed the assurance given to all: “I feel sure something has happened.”

May 29 was the day of the evacuation of Dunkirk. Mr. Howells said, “Let us be dear in our prayer that the intercession is gained. The battle is the Holy Spirit’s. See Him outside of yourselves tonight. He is there on the battlefield with His drawn sword.”

May 30, 7.80 pm. “From a worldly standpoint there is no hope of victory; but God has said it. I could not come tonight and ask Him to intervene, because we have already said that He is going to intervene. Instead of bad news about our soldiers, if He is on the field of battle, He can change that and make it very good news. Oh, for God to lift us up tonight! We are not to run into any panic thinking the Nazis are going to win: Germany must be delivered as well as England and France. We may have to go through far greater sufferings yet, but I am not going to doubt the final issue. We state in plainest terms: The enemy will not invade Christian England.”

When we look back now after these years, many of us in Britain recall the terror of those days. Remembering the miracle of Dunkirk, acknowledged by our leaders to be an intervention from God, the calm sea allowing the smallest boats to cross, the almost complete evacuation of our troops, and then the lead Mr. Churchill gave to the nation, how thankful we are that God had this company of hidden intercessors, whose lives were on the altar day after day as they stood in the gap for the deliverance of Britain.

Read more: Rees Howells: Intercessor | Chapter 34 – Intercession for Dunkirk

Read the whole book:

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Read below: In what is still called ‘the Miracle of Dunkirk’ the story is told of how over 300,000 British troops were snatched from the beaches of France in an operation that was so fraught with dangers that success can only be attributed to a miraculous combination of circumstances.



Watchman and intercessor: some notes and 2 books for you

As a watchman and intercessor, one must know what we are doing when we pray. Are we speaking to empty air? Is God hearing us? Is God granting us our requests? Are there any guides for effective prayers? What do we do when our prayers do not seem to be heard or answered? Are we in danger of trying to ‘manipulate’ God ? (in ignorance of God’s words and/or under the influence of witchcraft spirits?) There are many questions.

My personal experience is that unless we are led by the Holy Spirit and knowing God and His will through His words, we cannot do any effective prayers.

I personally encountered the Lord in my intercessory prayers. I also believe that as disciples of Jesus we should all follow the way that Jesus treated prayers. Why did Jesus spend such a lot of time in prayers? Was He ever praying for Himself? Or was He not interceding? Even today He is sitting at the right hand of God making intercession for us (Hebrews 7:25; Roman 8:34). The Spirit of the Lord also makes intercession for us. (Romans 8:26-27).

There are many Bible verses on praying and intercessions. Other than Jesus’ own examples and teachings (Matthew 26:36-39; Luke 21:33-36), the apostles and disciples in the early churches also practiced prayers and intercessions: Book of Acts; Philippians 4:6-7;  Ephesians 1:15-23 and many others.

For the novice, here is a book on intercessory prayer by Dutch Sheets (Alas, there are not many in the same ‘specialty’ available). Although you will find that teaching from another Bible teacher whom I recommend highly in my other blogs for Bible reading training cautioned against the way some of the intercessory prayers had been carried out, it does not mean that we should discard all the teachings on intercessory prayers.

My advice is: emulate Jesus, the apostles, the disciples of the early churches. Always let the Holy Spirit guide you through the words of God (the Bible)

Word of caution: Do not assume or presume. Know God. Fear God. Never let your personal agenda get into the way of intercessions. Otherwise you are not led by the Holy Spirit. You are practicing witchcraft and praying to the second heaven power.

_______________Intercessory Prayer: How God Can Use Your Prayers to Move Heaven and Earth by Dutch Sheets

Back cover: If God is all powerful, why does He need us to pray? If we pray and nothing happens, does this mean that God is not listening? …Pastor and teacher Dutch Sheets explains the nuts and bolts of prayer, with wisdom, gentleness and humor… It is time to discover our roles as prayer warriors. It can mean the difference between heaven and hell for someone you know!

Chapter one: THE QUESTION IS (excerpts only)

The right answer begins with the right question.

No Hope

I knew the person I was going to pray for was very ill. What I didn’t know was that she was comatose with a tracheotomy in her throat, a feeding tube in her stomach and had been in that condition for a year and a half…

The doctors gave Diane (not her real name) no hope for living, let alone coming out of the coma. Even if she did regain consciousness, she would basically be a vegetable because of her extensive brain damage, or so the doctors believed.

Have you ever stood beside someone in this kind of condition and asked God for a miracle? To stand beside death and ask for life can be intimidating. It can also teach us a lot—about life, about death, about ourselves and about our God. Especially when we stand beside the same person 60 to 70 times, for an hour or more each time, throughout the course of a year.

Confronted with the Unexpected

It didn’t work out as I expected…I expected the Lord to heal this young lady through our prayers in a dramatic, easy, quick way. After all, that’s how it happened with Jesus.

I didn’t expect to invest three to four hours of my life each week for a year (including the travel time)…I didn’t expect to learn so much!
The Miracle
Yes, God restored Diane! He healed her brain, the outer layer of which the doctors said had been totally destroyed by a virus. Every part of it was covered with infection. “No hope,” they said.The front page of the Dayton Daily News (not the real place or newspaper) read, “Woman Awake, Alive, Healthy After Two Years in Coma.” The doctors called it a “medical miracle.” “We have no explanation,” they said, though they stopped short of giving God the glory…The memory is forever imprinted on my mind. As I exited the hospital weeping, I remember saying to myself again and again, “Nothing can keep us from our miracle. Nothing!”…
The Power of Persistence
Now, I’ve been accused of being quite a stubborn fellow, and I suppose that’s true. In fact, I’ve “stubborned” myself into a lot of trouble…Stubbornness, however, can be channeled into a righteous force called persistence or endurance…A lack of endurance is one of the greatest causes of defeat, especially in prayer…

My persistence was rewarded when, three days after that Wednesday in the hospital, Diane woke up with full restoration to her brain…

Every hour and every tear I had invested became worth the wait when I saw Diane awake and heard her speak the words, “Praise the Lord.”

What did I learn from that year-long endeavor? Much, plus a whole lot! And I’m still learning…Thank God for His grace, patience and commitment to me. I’ve stumbled forward more than backwards in life.

So Many Questions

From this and other prayer journeys…I’ve formed some thoughts to share with you. I believe they will answer many questions such as:

Is prayer really necessary? If so, why? Isn’t God sovereign? …

Is God’s will for a Christian automatically guaranteed or is it linked to prayer and other factors?

Why does it often take so long to get a prayer answered? Why is persistence required? …

What about prayer for the lost? How can I be more effective? …Is there a better way? …

What about spiritual warfare? If Satan is defeated and Christ has all authority, shouldn’t we just forget about the devil?…

What exactly is intercessory prayer? And don’t just tell me it’s “standing in the gap.” … but what does it mean?

What about protection? Is everything that happens to me or my family simply allowed by God? …

How do we “bear one another’s burdens”? (Gal. 6:2).

Is there a right time for answers to prayer or does the timing depend on me?

Are you getting tired of all these questions?…Many people stopped asking them long ago, and probably stopped praying, too.

Please don’t do that!

Keep asking! I’ve discovered that the right answer begins with the right question. I’ve also discovered that God is not offended by a sincere question…He is a good Dad. Will you pray this prayer with me?

Father, we need more understanding—not more knowledge. We have so much of it now that we are becoming confused. Yes, and even cynical at times because our knowledge has not always worked. In fact, Father, our Bibles often seem to contradict our experiences. We need some answers. We need a marriage of theology and experience.

We’ve been encouraged by the stories of other great prayer warriors—the praying Hydes, the David Brainerds, the Andrew Murrays and the apostle Pauls. But frankly, Lord, it gets a bit frustrating when our prayers don’t seem to work. And intimidating as well because we don’t know if we will ever be able to pray two to three hours a day, as these great intercessors did. We need more than inspiration now. We need answers.

So, as Your disciples did, Lord, we say, “Teach us to pray.” We know it often requires hard work, but can’t it also be fun?

We know there will be failures, but how about a few more successes? We know “we walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Cor.5:7), but couldn’t we see a few more victories?…Souls saved?…Healings?

We are tired of cloaking our ignorance in robes of blind obedience and calling it spirituality. We are tired of religious exercises that make us feel better for a while but bear little lasting fruit. We are tired of a form of godliness without the power.

Help us, please. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen. (online book)

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Rees Howells Rees Howells came from a poor family in a Welsh mining village, who more than anything else learned the secret of prevailing prayer. This book tells how Howells faced the implications of full surrender, learned to love the unlovely, found the key to prevailing prayer, became the channel of a revival in Africa, founded the Bible College of Wales, was taught the principles of divine healing and became a man who believed that prayer could alter the course of events in time of war.  (online book)

Chapter 9 – Binding the Strong Man – Intercessor (excerpts only)

One night, when Rees Howells and his friends were returning from the village, they passed a group of women, who never came to the meetings…This was something new. He had seen many drunkards converted, but the Lord had worked through his personal contacts with them; in this case, however, he had no connection with the woman, and the Lord told him that he was to use no personal influence, but to reach her by way of the Throne. It would be a real test of strength. Could the Holy Spirit through him use the power of the atonement to break the devil’s dominion in her life and fulfill the Saviour’s word in Matt. 12:29, about binding the strong man and stealing his goods? He saw that if he could get this one visible proof of the devil’s defeat, the Holy Ghost could apply the victory through him on a large scale. To do this, the Spirit gave him John 15:7: “If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will and it shall be done unto you.” It would all depend on his abiding.As this “abiding” was to take such a central place in his future life of intercession, it is important to see what the Holy Spirit taught Mr. Howells about it. This key text, John 15:7, makes it plain that the promise is unlimited, but its fulfillment depends on the abiding. That is why, in all cases of intercession, Mr. Howells constantly spoke of guarding his “place of abiding”. The Scriptural key to abiding is in 1 John 2:6, “He that saith he abideth in Him ought himself also to walk, even as He walked.” In other words, it meant being willing for the Holy Spirit to live through him the life the Saviour would have lived, if He had been in his place.The way Mr. Howells maintained this abiding was by spending a set time of waiting upon God every day during the period in which the intercession lasted. The Holy Spirit would then speak to him through the Word, revealing any standard that he was to come up to, particularly in “the laws of the Kingdom” — the Sermon on the Mount. Any command the Spirit gave him, he must fulfill, because the way of abiding is the keeping of His commandments (John 15:10). The Spirit would also search his heart and throw light on his daily life, revealing any motives or actions that needed confession and cleansing in the Blood. But the Spirit’s dealings were not so much with outward shortcomings as with the self-nature out of which they sprang. Any transgression was never to be repeated, but specific obedience on that point would be called for until a radical inward change was effected. He was “purified… in obeying the truth through the Spirit”. (1 Peter 1:22.) He could never come into God’s presence unless he had obeyed all that had been given him on the previous day….When the time for the meeting came, the woman was there, but a lot of the people had brought their children; there Was plenty of noise, and in no sense the kind of atmosphere which would influence a person to repent. But in the middle of the meeting “down she went on her knees and cried to God for mercy. It was a victory beyond value, and she is standing today.”…