On this day, July 9, in the Year of our Lord 1742, a revival that began the day before was still continuing past 1 AM. George Whitfield had preached to an enormous crowd in Cambuslang, Scotland, on the afternoon of July 8, and a mighty revival erupted.
On this day, July 8, in the Year of our Lord 1894, D.L. Moody and R.A. Torrey met with a large group at Northfield’s Student’s Conference. They received their baptism with the Holy Spirit and encountered the manifest presence of Christ.
On this day, July 7, in the Year of our Lord 1741, Jonathan Edwards was preparing to preach the next day his most memorable sermon, “Sinners in the Hand of an Angry God.” In the sermon, Edwards would preach, “The God that holds you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider or some loathsome insect over the flame, abhors you and is dreadfully provoked. His wrath toward you burns like fire; he looks upon you as worthy of nothing else but to be cast into the fire…it is nothing but His hand that holds you from falling into the fire every moment.”