Portland Oregon: The grand prize for the anti-Christian movement or revival.
You know that there is an invisible war in America. It is raging with great intensity. On the one side is the Body of Christ pressing into neglected truth, forgotten power and seeking to restore America to one nation under God.
On the other side is a strange confederation of atheists, socialists, secular progressives and Islam (85% of Muslims voted for Obama), hell bent on removing all things Christian. How a group that wants gay marriage, legalized drugs and no God found common ground with a religion that subjugates women and executes gays is strange.
Have you noticed how tedious the atheists are right now? I have reported to you about their legal actions against Manger scenes, Charlie Brown and even Mother Teresa. (See our blogs) But this is just a tiny fraction of the thousands of legal actions they are pursuing in their giddy frenzy.
However, the really big prize continues to elude the Pro Gay Obama Anti-Christian/Israel movement in America. They still cannot seem to look normal and normal is the trophy. The love the term “New Normal”
Try as they will to be MAINSTREAM, Atheists still come off like the annoying kid in the back of the classroom. Islam still looks like…well; Islam… and parents are still queasy when two men drop off their “child” at school. Most Americans still see the new normal as nothing but the old abnormal.
San Francisco was thought to be the prize, a city that could be a winsome community of radicals. This backfired of course. San Francisco became nothing but activism. San Francisco does not inspire, it polarizes.
Enter Portland Oregon. Ah, here lies the treasure. Portland: a place where radical can look nice. Here at last is a place with the potential to neatly package radicalism as normal.
There is a small problem however. Deep under the soil of Portland are wells of revival. That God has a troubling habit of falling on this city, is a very inconvenient truth for atheists.
-The Spirit fell upon rugged, fiercely independent pioneers in the early logging camps throughout the 1800s. This pattern has been repeated with several movements of God
-In the early 1900s, businesses shut down in Portland from noon till 2PM so the people could go to the churches and pray.
Of course many dismiss this as a simpler time when people were more religious and conservative. Not true. Darwinism was in full flower and Marxism was a global fascination. A great skepticism swept the world and scientists were more outspoken against the Bible then than now.
Mario Murillo Ministries also has a stake in the spiritual landscape of Portland. We have watched towering miracles come in our outreaches there since the early 1980s.
But on Tuesday Night November 20th it all came flooding back to me. You would think that I would be used to it by now. After all that we had seen in Clearlake, Santa Rosa, and Chanute Kansas, it would almost be impossible for me to use terms like “the greatest fire yet.” However, that is precisely what this was.
These photos demonstrate how deeply God hit the people. Entire sections came under an irresistible blanket of healing. The people did not have a selfish agenda. They want to take the revival to the city. Many pastors were present to drink deeply of the living water and be ignited.
I felt a great earthquake under my feet. The people got lost in the firestorm of revival. Something truly amazing is unfolding in this City. God has done a very singular work in the hearts of Senior Pastors Joel & Robbin Hjertstedt here at Destiny to lead this movement of the Holy Spirit.
What happens now? We are all in a wonderful state of helplessness. We wait on God for what to do next. One thing is for God knows the plans of the anti-Christian forces and He has plans of His own. More soon.
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