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The Bible College of Wales WAS BIRTHED ....... 1

in the Welsh Revival through Evan Roberts


Intercession through Brian Mason right before the birthplace and home of Evan Roberts in Loughor. Here, Evan was the younger of two sons born to Henry and Hannah Roberts, a Calvinistic Methodist home, a home of devout Chapel goers.


His vision of all of Wales being lifted up to heaven is still alive, although intercessions in the area have had to come about to take on and remove from the area, an Emerging Church ideology contrary to that of the brokenness revival that came through Evan Roberts, a brokenness, a weakness that saw him led of the Holy Ghost to walking the heavenly places in Christ Jesus as an empty vessel for God to fill.


First of three intercessions through Brian Mason from the pulpits of Welsh Calvinistic Methodists, this is in the Chapel from where the Welsh Revival broke out.


This revival was a heart felt conviction and surrender to the will of God, Evan Roberts and those around him being devoted to God's Word completing the demand of Galatians 2:20 to "be crucified with Christ", to live - yet not him and those around him but Christ.


It was a God sent, Christ led, Holy Ghost convicting revival that led to so many missionaries going all over the world, it led to so many receiving Christ Jesus as personal Lord and Saviour, it led to holiness along the Methodist line being part of the community, it led to captives of sin being set free, it led to so much fruit that the attack on Evan and those around him was so great.


Embracing the John Bunyan understanding of the attack against those moving in Christ, it was clear that this so anointed ministry came under such spiritual attack that the suffering for the revival was so immense, yet the fruit was so great, fruit that is still manifest today, but fruit that needs to be stirred up, the true Spirit of the Revival, of conviction of sin, of this conviction affecting the nation, it can be restored and will be restored and these intercessions give recognition of how God has used these Chapel Methodists in the past and how he can still use them in the future.


We as a ministry appeal to them with all of our love, the Charismatic stranglehold of movements that came out of the Revival is there before us.


We need to bring these movements back to the landmark Evan Roberts stood for, of Christ as the Head and we as the Body, with devotion of the study of the Word of God taking priority, the Word being of the Antioch line and not the Alexandrian, of complete trust in God's Word, of the complete openness to the Holy Ghost.


Yes, it can come back, but what needs to be understood is that there is a price to be paid. Evan paid it. Are we prepared to do the same?


Opposite Ty Lwlyd on Ebenezer Street in Newcastle Emlyn, the place where Evan Roberts began to understand the sacrificial calling on his life is Brian Mason in intercession.


The intercession has a heart felt cry to bring this understanding to us all. Interestingly enough opposite the house is a huge Congregationalist Chapel called Ebenezer showing the impact Chapel used to have on Welsh life.


It can happen again, on condition that those of us of the old time revivalist Chapel ethos are prepared to come together, in complete openness one to another, in complete sacrificial love one to another and if we do the Lord in his power will fall on us again, we being the empty vessels for God to fill, and we can witness the crystal fountain William Willams wrote about, and the whole of Wales can return to God.


Are we prepared to pay the price as Evan did?


The heart of Evan Roberts is clearly shown by Evan after attending a meeting in this Chapel of Seth Joshua.


The immense compassion of the Saviour clearly manifest through Evan in this place, a compassion we all need if we are to save our nation once more. With this heart Brian Mason cries out in intercession, of recognition of what has in the past come through the Calvinistic Methodists in Wales, but also how it can happen again.


After a 9.00 a.m. meeting with Seth Joshua in this chapel Evan Roberts wrote:


Roberts wrote, ‘I felt in going to the meeting that I was compelled to pray. When the meeting commenced many prayed, and I asked the Holy Spirit, “shall I pray now?” “No” said the Spirit in answer. Shortly some wonderful influence came over me.


After many had prayed I felt some living energy or force entering my bosom, it held my breath, my legs trembled terribly; this living energy increased and increased as one after the other prayed until it nearly burst me, and as each finished I asked, “Shall I pray now?”


When someone finished I prayed. My bosom boiled all through, and had it not been that I prayed, I would have burst. What boiled in my bosom? The verse, “for God commendeth His love.” I fell on my knees, with my arms outstretched on the seat before me, the perspiration poured down my face and my tears streamed quickly until I thought that the blood came out.


Soon Mrs Davies, Mona, New Quay, came to wipe my perspiration, Magdalen Phillips stood on my right, and Maud Davies on my left. It was awful on me for about two minutes. I cried – “Bend me, bend me, bend me; Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh! Oh!” … What came to mind after this was, the bending in the day of judgement.


Then I was filled with sympathy for the people who will have to bend in judgement day, and I wept. Afterwards the salvation of souls weighed heavily on me. I felt on fire for going through the whole of Wales to tell the people about the Saviour.’

How The Bible College of Wales was Birthed 2



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