Holy Spirit renewal for the repentant

Scripture references

James 4:8–10 (ASV 1901)

8Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye doubleminded. 9Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. 10Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall exalt you.

James 5:16 (ASV 1901)

16Confess therefore your sins one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The supplication of a righteous man availeth much in its working.

1 John 1:9 (ASV 1901)

9If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Stories

A church elder confessed his sin to Jonathan Goforth. That started a series of confessions and repentance that engulfedĀ the entire church, bringing about forgiveness and restoration in their lives.
Revival overflowed from a single village to several others within the country. Revived Christians went everywhere preaching the Gospel with remarkable results. Most remarkable is the story of a man who was a notorious gambler, who journeyed on his donkey intending to collect his gambling debts. But God clearly directed the donkey to a revival meeting instead!
Missionaries in Changtefu joined together for a special prayer with great expectation. God answered, poured the blessing of His Spirit upon them and several confessions were recorded. The most astonishing of all was that of a pastor who confessed that he never believed in the previous revival meetings organized by Jonathan Goforth, but now had himself been moved by the Spirit to repentance.
God uses a plane crash tragedy to remind workers at the Wycliffe Bible Translators in Peru of the need for righteousness, humility, peace, love and patience. Through much repentance for self-reliance, they were filled anew with the Holy Spirit.
Three miracles showed the manifestation of the spirit of God and endeared many to give glory to God.