Brother Frank was asked to preach at the 11th Annual Tent Revival at Richardson Park in Benlteyville, PA. It was in the nineties earlier in the day, and a rainstorm came and cooled the area off significantly. It was comfortable in the tent as the sun was going down.
Sitting in an air-conditioned church is a blessing, but the best stained glass windows do not compare with how the Lord arranges the colors of a sunset. The photo of the sunset included in this article shows the sight that we were privileged to enjoy at the tent meeting.
There are different speakers scheduled to speak throughout the whole week. Brother Frank spoke on Tuesday evening delivering a powerful message the Lord put on his heart about making a choice to either live in the blessings or the curses of God. The scripture text was from Deuteronomy 11.
Pastors Layman and Loretta Davis of the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Bentleyville, PA sponsored this tent revival that is in its 11th year. A tent revival used to be a common thing, especially among Pentecostal churches. Revival is all about reviving, so getting out of the routines that some of us get stuck in is a good thing. We can get used to the same old things in church, and a tent revival can help break us out of a spiritual rut.
Being that a tent revival is outside away from the comfortable amenities of a church building, one might think that most attending would be young and in great shape. However, this author has a difficult time with the heat, and also witnessed the fact that the majority in attendance on that Tuesday night were senior citizens or had health issues. One person in attendance was using a portable oxygen tank, and another rode an electric mobility scooter from Ellsworth to the tent meeting.
You do not need to come out to a tent meeting to receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior. God meets you right where you are. It does not matter the place, the time or the sins. God does not expect you to clean yourself up before he saves you, and he is not expecting you to wait to get to a church service. If you do not know Jesus as your Lord and Savior, the door is open right now this very moment for you to be eternally saved. Understand that Jesus is the only way by reading John 14:6. Understand that Peter, one of the original twelve apostles, also declared that salvation is only through Jesus by reading what he said in Acts 4:10-12. Then do something about it by following what Romans 10:9-10 says.