Compassionate hosting W.O.R.D. revival
Published: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 7:47 p.m.
Compassionate Outreach Ministries will host its Week of Restoration and Deliverance, or W.O.R.D., Revival 2013.
What: The 21st annual W.O.R.D, or Week of Restoration and Deliverance, Revival.
When: 10 a.m. Aug. 11 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12-15.
Where: Compassionate Outreach Ministries, 320 SE 43rd St.
Information: Call 352-373-1888.
The revival, which will feature powerful men and a woman of God, will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 11 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12-15 at the church at 320 SE 43rd St.
The guest ministers will be: Aug. 11, Elder Tyquan Sparks of Victory Praise and Worship Center Church in Columbia, S.C.; Aug. 12, Bishop Liston Page II of The Highway Church in Patterson, N.J.; Aug. 13-14, Pastor Bertrand Bailey Jr. of Greater Bibleway Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, Texas, and Aug. 15, Evangelist Karen Clark-Sheard, a national gospel recording artist.
Page and Sparks have preached at the revival in the past.
Bishop Larry Dennison, pastor of Compassionate, said the purpose of the revival is spelled out in its name.
"The revival is a week of restoration and deliverance," Dennison said.
Dennison said the revival is also held for the saints of God to hear a word from the Lord that will rejuvenate them in their spiritual journey and to strengthen them in their spiritual war against Satan.
"Every now and then, we need restoration, and that comes from the word of God," Dennison said. "It is important to get the word into the spirits of God's people. The word is the only thing that is going to deliver and restore us."
Dennison said the church began hosting the revival in 1992, and in the past, has welcomed Bishop George Bloomer, national gospel recording artist Marvin Sapp and Pastor Marvin Winans.
Dennison said those attending the revival should expect to be refreshed, renewed and restored, while also establishing a greater relationship with the Lord. He also said the revival will prepare him and the congregation at Compassionate to continue to successfully engage in spiritual warfare with the devil.
Dennison said the revival has been well received by the community throughout the years, and he expects this year's revival to be just as powerful as those in the past. He said the revival usually attracts people from "all walks of life" from the community, adding that without fail, all prior W.O.R.D. Revivals have exceeded the expectations of the church.
Dennison emphasized the revival is all about restoration and deliverance through the word of God.
"It's like the old folks say, ‘It was the word that brought me here and it is the word that has kept me here," Dennison said.