There are two parts to this website: UK Christian Heritage and Spiritual Wells
Christians all over the UK have either forgotten or are not interested in our Christian Heritage. It is very important that we remember what the great saints in the past did because:
At any one time you will see some complete entries and some that are partially complete. It is unlikely the site will ever be complete as there is so much information that could be put on.
Clearly the term ‘well’ means different things to different people but in this context it generally means:
An example in the Bible is Bethel in Gen 12:8; Gen 28:12. Often the well cannot be accessed because it is full of rubble (sin) so we need to re-dig the well (Gen 26:18-22).
At the time of writing this (December 2010) the UK is seeing the beginnings of a move of God. What this will turn out to be is unknown at present; perhaps a refreshing/renewal, perhaps a revival, but hopefully an awakening and a reformation.
What are the differences between these? Everybody seems to have a different opinion, so what is written here is just one opinion.
As you read the hundreds of accounts on this website you will see that virtually all of them are called revival. In most contexts ‘revival’ meant a ‘revival of religion’. It must be remembered that for a long time virtually everybody went to church on Sunday, so when a revival of religion came to a community it touched virtually everyone. Everyone was brought up with religion as a greater or lesser part of their lives, so when a revival came, religion in many was revived.
However, everything changed in the 20th century with attendance at church and Christian education declining rapidly, so now when a move of God arrives in church it only touches a small percentage of the country. So what are we now to call a move of God that comes to a church?
There was a temptation to say that we must drop the word ‘revival’ completely, as it really only relates to a very few people who just turn up in church because it is the thing to do. However, the word has been used universally for centuries, so it would be difficult to drop it. Therefore, our suggestion is to give a general move of God the name ‘Revival’, but break it down as follows:
You will find that definitions of these words will vary greatly depending on whom you speak to, so it is important that in conversation we are clear as to who means what.
This website also records many sites that are not strictly ‘wells’ but are of historical interest; also places where there is residual anointing where a Martyr has sown his life into the ground and places where anointed men and women have been buried (Elisha 2 Kings 13:21).
If this is the first time you have used the site it would be advisable to go to the ‘Help’ page which will help you navigate the site.
We pray that this site will be a blessing to you.