I HAVE NOT SEEN THIS SINCE THE JESUS MOVEMENT

Not since the Jesus Movement in the 1970’s, have young people come to Christ like this.  The first half of 2017 is over.  The pictures prove we kept our promise to go and win gang members, addicts, college and high school students to Christ.  You will also see we kept our promise to go and recruit young soldiers to go into the harvest.

What we saw was a towering miracle—a miracle made even more amazing when you consider it happened during the worst attacks we have ever known.

In fact, in April, we despaired to keep our promise to our partners.  The evil one revolted against us—it was ferocious.   It was shocking not only for its intensity, but also because it came from the most unlikely source:  At the last minute, a coalition of pastors boycotted me because I supported Donald Trump for president.

My personal credo is, you must be stronger than your excuses.  We shook it off, and moved forward.  We saw amazing things happen in the next cities.

When leaders were open, putting petty differences aside, there was an abundance of conversions.  Whenever a tent, auditorium or a church building was dedicated to outreach, the lost freely turned to Jesus.

Bakersfield California: We bring Living Proof to a war-torn city.  It is here that we face the fiercest battle we have ever known.  Gangs don’t want us to take away their drug customers and churches are divided against each other.  Yet, somehow God blasted through and poured out His Spirit.  The people were ready for signs and wonders and our mighty God did not disappoint.  Few times in 50 years of ministry have I felt such intense power.

Stunning healing of a woman:  Without asking, I broke out in Spanish and began to tell her the story of the agony in her body.  Her look of excitement and recognition was undeniable.  No one could say they were not watching a miracle.  Arthritis, and a host of other maladies had turned her right side and legs into a war zone of pain.  She freely confirmed the word to be accurate.  Then the word became a healing miracle.  She charged across the front of the building demonstrating that all her excruciating pain was gone.

Bethel Church Redding:  I stood before thousands of young students at the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry—students on fire and yearning to be used of God—students who are teachable.  God poured out His Spirit on them after they heard my impassioned cry for healing miracles to happen where they matter—in the mainstream of American youth culture.

Manteca California: A miracle, pure and simple, hits a young lady.  I love it when the Holy Spirit’s word of knowledge is so clear, piercing and detailed that people no longer see the man speaking—only God. By the Spirit, the story of her life unfolded.  The precise illnesses of her body and the childhood trauma that caused them all was revealed.  Her total healing rocks the room.

The overwhelming majority who come forward are young men.  This is beyond good news—this is the growing trend in our crusades.  He is pouring out His Spirit on our daughters…and our sons!  Never have I seen conviction grip youth like this.  I twas as if they wanted me to shut up and let them come to Christ.

San Bernardino: I stood to preach. Suddenly, I was commanded to declare a word of healing before I could preach.  Why did my message begin this way?  Earlier that day I was with my spiritual father, Ralph Wilkerson.  He gave me a corrective and inspiring word from the Lord.  “Don’t preach to get miracles Mario.  Stand there and let God do miracles.  Let the miracles be first so the people will know God is in the room.”

Jesus ordered me—an unworthy vessel—to describe a severe medical condition in a young woman on the right side of this capacity crowd.  Her healing ignited others to reach out for miracles.   The awesome thing about a desperate crowd is they have no pride about taking hold of the hem of His garment.

I was free to preach the Gospel.  What did I preach?  I preached the very message you and I have been waiting to give the youth of America.  Here were the words I have longed to say to the very audience I have longed to reach.

These pictures do not do justice to the next moment.  Young souls came from all over the room.  They came quickly, they came forcefully, they came for nothing less than Jesus.   They came by the hundreds.  They dispelled every lie that Satan is saying through the media about our children.

Houston:  Our World Convention is a baptism of Holy Fire on willing soldiers who came from all over the nation to help us win souls.

San Francisco:  COME FORWARD ONLY IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT GIVING YOUR LIFE TO JESUS.”It was my honor to partner with Chris Burns and the amazing army that formed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in Golden Gate Park.  THE SOUND was an outreach of many powerful worship artists, dynamic speakers, and a committed core linked hearts to bless the city.  But one thing that happened has wide implications to all believers.Holy Ghost boldness overtook me.  I preached an unvarnished soul-winning message.  I refused to employ verbal gymnastics to appeal to a sophisticated culture.

Why—if this place is so hard—did so many respond, so immediately, to a direct gospel appeal?  Nothing was sugar-coated.  It was no credit to oratory.  It was a simple case of hungry and hurting souls reaching out to Jesus—because He was offered to them.

Time and time again, I’ve warned the American church…there is a great harvest in our nation, even in San Francisco.  And…if there is a harvest in San Francisco, how much more in the rest of America?

Warrior-fest with Perry Stone: 3,000 young people were waiting for me in Cleveland Tennessee.  My message was clear: Someone in this Room is going to Change the World.   Perry is doing a historic work.  I have never seen fire and worship come out of young people like I did here.

We kept our promise and the best is yet to come.  We are laying the ground work today for outreaches in Toledo Ohio, Flint Michigan, and Ontario California.

Kirsten Powers: Christians thrown overboard left to drown by Obama

Kirsten Powers: Christians thrown overboard left to drown by Obama

Obama only mentions Christians to lecture them, rather than defend them from persecution.

What do you call it when 12 men are drowned at sea for praying to Jesus?

Answer: Religious persecution.

Yet, when a throng of Muslims threw a dozen Christians overboard a migrant ship traveling fromLibya to Italy, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi missed the opportunity to label it as such. Standing next to President Obama at their joint news conference Friday, Renzi dismissed it as a one-off event and said, “The problem is not a problem of (a) clash of religions.”

While the prime minister plunged his head into the sand, Italian authorities arrestedand charged the Muslim migrants with “multiple aggravated murder motivated by religious hate,” according to the BBC.

Religious persecution of Christians is rampant worldwide, as Pew has noted, but nowhere is it more prevalent than in the Middle East and Northern Africa, where followers of Jesus are the targets of religious cleansing. Pope Francis has repeatedly decried the persecution and begged the world for help, but it has had little impact. Western leaders — including Obama — will be remembered for their near silence as this human rights tragedy unfolded. The president’s mumblings about the atrocities visited upon Christians (usually extracted after public outcry over his silence) are few and far between. And it will be hard to forget his lecturing of Christians at the National Prayer Breakfast about the centuries-old Crusades while Middle Eastern Christianswere at that moment being harassed, driven from their homes, tortured and murdered for their faith.

A week and a half after Obama’s National Prayer Breakfast speech, 21 Coptic Christians were beheaded for being “people of the cross.” Seven of the victims were former students of my friend and hero “Mama” Maggie Gobran, known as the “Mother Theresa of Cairo” for her work with the poorest of the poor. She told me these dear men grew up in rural Upper Egypt and had gone to Libya seeking work to support their families. They died with dignity as they called out to their God, while the cowardly murderers masked their faces.

Monday, there was more horrifying news: ISIL terrorists released a video purporting to show more religiously motivated killing. According to CNN, before beheading and shooting two groups of Christians in Libya, a speaker said, “The Islamic State has offered the Christian community (the opportunity to convert to Islam or pay a tax for being Christian) many times and set a deadline for this, but the Christians never cooperated.”

So they kill them.

Indeed, let’s talk more about the Crusades.

Three words I am forbidden to use to describe Hillary Clinton

 

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Three words I am forbidden to use to describe Hillary Clinton

By Mario Murillo

Are Christians going to vote for Hillary Clinton?  Of course they are.  The Orwellian propaganda machine is in full vigor.  The same pastors who bury their Bible and their convictions when it comes to the Democratic Party Platform will do so again.

The same crime family that brought us Obama has anointed Hillary as the heir apparent.

None of this will stop me from speaking out to the church.  None of this will stop me from believing that America can experience a supernatural rescue from the scaly hands that pull the strings of the anti-God/ anti-America movement.

Let me make my position clear.  I believe that Barack Obama is the frying pan and Hillary Clinton is the fire.  She is not simply going to be the third term of Obama.  She will be worse.  Whatever pulse is left in America after Obama leaves, she will try to snuff out.  Are these harsh words?   Maybe but facts are a stubborn thing.

Believers who voted for Obama in his first election did so from misguided optimism.  With Hillary they will have to get Christians to elevate their vote to blind stupidity.

Even the people who are working to get Hillary elected president know she is not qualified and I believe that that they know she should not be president.  The problem is that they want her to be elected.  She would bring a disastrous presidency at the worst possible time.

The Clinton campaign must generate a tidal wave of self-loathing and create an electorate in the grip of battered wife syndrome.  How else can you tell people to sign up for an accelerated version of the misery of the last 8 years?

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Welcome to the gender card: Anything you say against Hillary is now solely because she is a woman

So what will they do to get her elected or at least make it look like she was elected?  Here is the answer: Remember when Barack Obama was running for President, and suddenly racism was around every corner? Every single criticism of Obama was scrutinized for racial “dog whistles” and code words. Oh wait—that’s still happening.

However, the age of racism is now lapsing into the age of sexism, as many conservatives predicted it would should Hillary Clinton make a run for the White House.

A group that’s referring to itself as Hillary Clinton’s “Super Volunteers” has promised to track when the media uses “coded” sexist words — such as “ambitious” and “insincere” — to describe her, according to New York Times political reporter Amy Chozick. The other forbidden words and phrases are “polarizing,” “calculating,” “disingenuous,” “insincere,” “ambitious,” “inevitable,” “entitled,” “over-confident,” “secretive,” “will do anything to win,”

Yours truly has been warned of three of these forbidden words when writing about Hillary:  Secretive, Ambitious, and Entitled.

So here goes:

Secretive:  This is mild compared to what she really is.  She steadfastly lives by a secret code.  That has been her MO since the beginning.    Carly Fiorina  said “After the famous reset with Russia, Russia is now a more powerful adversary than it was when she became secretary of state. Our relationship with Israel has deteriorated dramatically. The Middle East is in flames. And of course she has not been transparent. She told us for weeks after the purposeful terrorist attack in Benghazi that this was the result of an American video in a demonstration gone bad, and now we learn that she has used a private email server and a private email system for the most sensitive of communications while she was secretary of state. She doesn’t have a track record of leadership or trustworthiness. She’s not the woman for the White House.

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Ambitious:   Viciously ambitious is more like it.  He has been an “end justifies the means” practitioner from the beginning.  Hillary was fired for her work during the Watergate investigation. As her supervisor at the time put it, “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.”

Former Secret Service agent Dan Emmett has recently come forward with his claims that Senator Hillary Clinton is allegedly “vicious”. Emmett has made claims that Hillary treats most of her security guards as hired services, using profanity and derogatory words when working with them.

Emmett was frequently told by Hillary to “get the f*ck away from [her]” when working with one another. Dan Emmett has worked with President George W. Bush, George H.W along with Bill Clinton himself, giving him decades of experience and merit throughout Washington D.C. Because of Emmett’s credibility and history, the backlash is finding itself in numerous headlines nationally. Emmett is currently working towards writing and releasing a tell-all book on his personal and professional stories related to Hillary Clinton.

Think of the Many of the Clinton era scandals in the 90’s – including the opening up of 900 confidential FBI files of political opponents – cast Hillary in a suspicious light. Nothing was proven, but you know how that goes.

Entitlement: Under her reign as Secretary of State Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were murdered when terrorists stormed the American compound in Benghazi, Libya. When she was questioned about the Obama Administration’s initial story that the attack was provoked by an anti-Islam YouTube video, Clinton callously blurted, “What difference, at this point, does it make?” Really!?

I will continue to speak out and not let up.  So if the radical feminist left has anymore words of inspiration regarding Hillary please keep me supplied.

Here is some amazing news from the San Francisco Bay Area

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No one but God knew how many would show up.  Many things had happened since I last preached in the San Francisco Area.  For starters, we moved our ministry to Reno California.  Because of that and the fact that we had placed our property for sale, people assumed we were no longer going to reach out to the Bay Area.

The truth is we never ever planned to stop reaching out here.  We simply believed that we could not afford to own property in such an expensive area while attempting to build a world headquarters in Reno.

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Then we got an offer on the building in Martinez.  Now I was haunted by all of the memories of what God did in that building.  I thought about what a strategic location for the Gospel it was.  I wondered aloud in prayer “surely Lord you can provide for both locations!”

I did not realize that it was God who was provoking these thoughts in me.  He confirmed my next move when He said “multiply, do not divide.”  Not only were we to keep the property in Martinez, we were to revolutionize it into a media stage for the whole world by live streaming Living Proof.

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We told our real estate agent not to sell.  We began to take giant leaps of faith to make a fresh start in The San Francisco Area.  Then we took the boldest step of all.  I knew that we were not to do something basic with the stage, it had to be dramatic…it had to make a statement!

I met Richard Jones in Louisville Kentucky while doing an outreach at Evangel World Prayer Center with Pastor Bob Rodgers.  Richard is a muralist and a pastor who has done work for Joyce Meyers and Perry Stone. Richard does both murals and set design.  I talked to him about recreating the skyline of San Francisco on our stage and he got excited.  He flew out and buried himself in the work completing it, astonishingly, in just 10 days!

How would the people react to our return?  Whatever doubts I had were trampled under by the overflow crowd that filled the building within a few minutes.  We looked for every last chair we could find!  The people were excited.  They were stunned by the new stage.

The worship team from Star of David Ministries ignited the people.  My message talked about Good Friday and the miracle of Easter.  I reminded them of the prophecy that God gave me of an outpouring in San Francisco that was confirmed by Bob Dylan. blog 4

Then came the time to relaunch and declare the vision of this house.  I told them that every 90 days we would be back to conduct Living Proof Crusades on this stage and live stream them to the world.

This is when the healings broke out in the building.  This was without a doubt the most forceful presence of healing power that we had ever seen in the ARC.   After many were healed, I made the call for salvation.  Several marched forward to be saved!

The surprises and blessings were not done yet.  It was time for me to explain the most complex part of the vision.  I stated clearly that we had to expand our relationship with the churches in order to see revival.  I told them that we would call the pastors of the region together to win souls and heal the sick.

“However”, I said “the ARC should not be empty on Sunday Mornings.”  We had to plant a church.  My problem was to find a true spiritual son who truly cares for the people.  Paul had this same crisis until God provided: “Philippians 2: 20 I have no one else like Timothy, who genuinely cares about your welfare.21 All the others care only for themselves and not for what matters to Jesus Christ. 22 But you know how Timothy has proved himself. Like a son with his father, he has served with me in preaching the Good News.”

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I introduced Edgar and Janay Banks and the crowd roared their approval.  I called elders and pastors to the front to pray, prophesy and ordain them into the ministry.  I will never forget the power that fell as we ordained them.

What will happen now is multiplication.  We will see our efforts in Reno, San Francisco and the rest of the nation accelerate until a holy fire engulfs our nation!  Wow!  All of this in just one night.

The Power: Session One of Living Proof World Convention

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MARIO MURILLO’S FIRST MESSAGE AT THE LIVING PROOF WORLD CONVENTION WAS ENTITLED THE POWER.  HERE IS THE TEXT OF HIS MESSAGE.

Circumstances beyond our control have turned this convention into an emergency meeting. We are not here to get blessed.  We do not have that luxury.  We are not here to experience exotic things in the supernatural.  We can no longer afford exotic experiences.  We are here tonight to receive power, power like we never experienced before, power to turn a nation around.

I am certain that many of you have compelling needs.  However, I am asking you to put aside those needs so that you may be turned into another person, a person fit for this hour.  I am asking you to set aside the things that burden your heart that you may experience what is burdening the heart of God the Father.

Beloved, tonight I stand before you to plead for you to see a threat, a threat so grave that we are nearly out of time to stop disaster.  America is nearly finished.  She is being killed the only way she could ever be killed… from the inside.  Truly, Abraham Lincoln was right when he said, “If destruction be our lot we ourselves must be the author and finisher of it.”

As I speak, we have a man in the White House who seems bent on our destruction.  He has run up a debt that neither we nor or children can pay.  He has weakened our military.  He is strangling us with a medical octopus that now controls 15% of our economy.  He favors Islam over Christianity and cannot contain his contempt for Israel.  In short, he favors everything that will take God’s blessing and protection off of America.

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I do not fear for Christianity, I fear for America.   Jesus said that the gates of hell would not prevail against the church.  Christianity will survive without America but America will not survive without Christianity.

I am also here to recruit you to be a part of our Living Proof Crusades.  These are citywide events that are ordained of God to introduce a new generation to Christ the miracle worker.

Let us begin by repenting of our greatest sin.  Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to run the Church, grow the Church.  He was sent to make us effective and relevant to the culture.

We are guilty of taking away His authority and running the church by our own wits.  We have failed miserably.  Sadly, even failure has not stopped men from controlling the things of God.

Are we are guilty of hypocrisy?  How dare we condemn America for taking God out of our institutions while we ban the Holy Spirit from moving in our meetings?   The have written counsels and briefs against God but we create programs that suffocate the supernatural and crowd out any possibility of the Holy Spirit moving and speaking to the church.

Yet some will say, “But Mario, look at the success of the seeker model.”  If your definition of success is a crowd then yes they have succeeded, but if your definition of success is a moral change in the culture then these models are epic failures because on their watch America has had the largest and fastest moral decline in history.

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Tonight we are just one group out of millions, but I believe that if we repent tonight we will receive fresh fire!

How do we get the power?  We must retrace our steps.  We must do what Elijah did on Mount Carmel.  He patiently, tenderly picked up the stones and rebuilt the altar of Israel that was torn down.   Indeed, he could have saved the trouble by using the gleaming altar of Baal that the false prophets had just built.

But Elijah knew that fire would not fall on that altar!  That is an essential truth tonight.  We cannot have a gathering based on slick ideas we borrowed from Madison Avenue. We must put the stones back and build an altar that God will honor with fire.

Here it is stone by stone:

  1. Ask and wait for power. Do it over and over again.  Acts 1:4, “And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, ‘which,’ He said, ‘you have heard from Me; 5 for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.’ 6 Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, ‘Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?’ 7 And He said to them, ‘It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. 8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.’”  Jesus did not say go to Jerusalem and organize Christianity.  He said to wait for power.

Do it again!  In Acts 4 Peter recognized a new threat to the church and once again gathered the saints to receive power.  Acts 4:29, “Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, 30 by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.”

Wait until you receive power.  We know that this casino will want us out of here eventually, but we would be justified in waiting all night.  Those who believe God must instantly honor our prayers are deluded by modern church entitlement.   We must seek, utterly convinced that power is coming, but at the same time brutally committed to wait as long as it takes.

  1. Realize that power has a purpose. The Holy Spirit does not dole out power to the highest bidder or the loudest prayer. He anoints people with power for a reason.

Luke 4: 18, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; 19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”

If God sees you want no part of the warfare, refuse to touch the unlovely, and simply do not want to deal with your local human tragedy then He will skip over you and find the burning one.

If you are not willing to speak truth to power you will not be anointed.  How can someone want to be a prophet who refuses to rebuke the King?

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The 9 gifts of the Spirit are like a heat seeking missile.  They have an aiming device.   2 Corinthians 10:4, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.”  How can expect gifts of power if you want nothing to do with strongholds of Satan?

  1. Discern the times.  1 Chronicles 12: 32, “of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, The yoke and the anointing are the overpowering forces that rule every generation.”  Every generation is governed by two polarities:  The Yoke and the Anointing.

The Yoke is the current weapon of mass slavery.  The Anointing is the unique weapon designed to destroy the yoke.

In every generation hell belches out a new weapon of mass destruction.  Heaven is neither passive nor taken by surprise.  God creates a weapon of choice by the anointing.  Then He seeks that one who will take up that weapon in the Name of Jesus and thrust it into the heart of darkness.

It is all summed up in the words of Samuel to Saul: 1 Samuel 10:6, “Then the Spirit of the Lord will come upon you, and you will prophesy with them and be turned into another man. 7 And let it be, when these signs come to you, that you do as the occasion demands; for God is with you.”

However, in every generation, the fuse for revival is unique and demands an original surrender. We believe that we are being calibrated for our part in the grand finale of all revivals; the greatest global outpouring and harvest of souls ever.  The Azusa Street Revival began six days before the great San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906.  This revival of Pentecost grew to over 420 million people by 1992.  We believe that convulsions in nature and revival have a mysterious connection. We also believe that something bigger than Azusa Street is on God’s calendar for the near future.  Now let’s wait for power!

P.S. We have added space for all.  No registration is now required just show up early.  Tuesday March 31st 11 AM and 7:PM

How Religion Is Making a Comeback on College Campuses

How Religion Is Making a Comeback on College Campuses

By  Douglas and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen

Dec 23, 2012 4:45 AM EST

A dramatic shift in the global landscape has made religion a pressing issue on college campuses again. Douglas and Rhonda Hustedt Jacobsen, authors of  No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education.

  • One in three Americans under the age of 30 reports being religiously unaffiliated, so it may be a surprise to learn that religion is making a comeback on American campuses. It’s not that campuses have become holy places, and religious zealots are not calling the shots. But religion is no longer marginalized from campus life as it was in the late 20th century. A generation ago, many Americans and most colleges and universities could live with the myth that religion was a purely private matter, but today no one questions that religion can have powerful effects on individuals and societies.
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Amber Henry, 19, a student at Catholic University who is from Miami, prays during an event led by Christian faith organizations at the Supreme Court as part of “Encircle the Court in Prayer,” on the eve of the Supreme Court arguments on President Obama’s health care legislation, in Washington, on Sunday, March 25, 2012. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)
During the last four years, we crisscrossed the country visiting more than 50 colleges and universities as directors of Religion in the Academy project. We spoke with hundreds of faculty, administrators, and students about all the ways they are now engaging religion, and we came away from those conversations with a new sense that adding religion to the mix—in the form of new student life programming, but also in the curriculum, in study centers and programs of research, and in community engagement—can be a net educational gain for everyone.

Today’s interest in religion comes from the bottom up—a significant change from the past. From the colonial days through the 19th century, religion was typically imposed on students from the top down. Now, students themselves are driving a re-engagement with religion. Religion, for them, is not necessarily the old-fashioned “organized” religion handed down to them by their elders, but rather a personal exploration of meaning, purpose, values, and global diversity—something that many of them would call “spirituality” rather than “religion.”


 

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Cadets at the Air Force Academy in Colorado are seen walking past the Chapel at the academy. 
Some institutions are excited about this new engagement; others are worried. We found that younger professors are almost always more interested in the topic of religion than their more senior colleagues who completed academic training in the secular heyday of the late 20th century. This does not mean that younger faculty members are necessarily more favorably disposed to religion, but they are more comfortable discussing it. They have grown up in a world where religion is part of everyday news, and where the influences of religion in public and personal life seem obvious.
We also found that elite schools tend to be less open to reengaging religion than non-elite schools. When the general education review committee at Harvard recently suggested adding a course on “faith and reason” to graduation requirements, the university backed off after resistance from some faculty members. By contrast, community colleges often welcome engagement with religion, in part because they serve so many students who still live at home, embedded in their own local faith communities, and who naturally bring religious questions into the learning process.

I have seen all of this before. All of the elements are right but we can still blow it.

 

“Do not think for one moment that the current anger and frustration with government is just a political thing.  Below the surface is a much deeper and more important phenomenon within our youth. This next big thing is largely being ignored by the media.  It is my conviction that within this anger lays the great secret weapon of the Holy Spirit.”

 I said those words two years ago.  That was when I first noticed all of the same elements that led to the Jesus Movement happening again. Starting in 1969, God flooded the vacuum of the youth culture in California with an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. It spread until millions were saved across our nation within a few years.

In 1970, I started Resurrection City, a student outreach on the Berkeley Campus. I remember the anger, chaos, and violent changes that were pushing American Youth to extremes.  Berkeley was the vanguard of the world wide student revolution but God had other ideas. We started with 15 students but by the time the revival hit, we were 2,000 strong.

The Jesus Movement was a Lamb Revival but this one is a Lion Revival. The Bible shows us the two natures of Jesus: He is both a lamb and a lion.  Again, the Jesus Movement of the 1960’s and 70’s was a lamb revival because society needed a gentle dose of love and peace.

But Jesus also is a Lion.  This awakening that has now begun is a lion revival.  Let’s see why. Joel 2:28 says, “I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh and your sons and daughters will prophesy.”  The Jesus movement while widespread  and astonishingly effective, did not prophesy.  In other words,  they were evangelistic but not prophetic.  In essence a portion of Joel’s prediction came in the 70’s but a very important aspect of it has not yet been fulfilled: The prophetic. Our sons and daughters have not yet prophesied…at least not until now!

Not a day goes by without a report of youth being saved across America.  The majority of those who came forward at our last meeting were youth. I have no doubt that many who will read this know of some outpouring going on right now on our youth.  I wish you would report it to us!

The pressure has been building up for years now.  Thousands of youth have been overflowing schools where signs and wonders are imparted.  Youth movements are blazing all across our nation but they have largely stayed in the safe zones.  Thousands of churches now have youth singing loud, fierce war choruses that are the polar opposite of the songs of the Jesus Movement.  Fire is everywhere.  But until now it has not translated into a massive harvest of souls in America.  This is also for a good reason.

This massive, unified, gifted and mighty young army was still forging its message, sharpening the edge of their prophetic message to America.  They have been building up their zeal like screaming atoms in a linear accelerator.  All at once hell is feeling their wrath.

These youth do not bear a consoling message.  They are to prophesy to a Godless nation that has shamefully abandoned the roots of her greatness. They are to raise up the foundations of righteousness that have been ripped up.  They are digging in deep wells of Glory and the gusher is coming forth now. They will prophesy to dry bones and an army will reconstruct, stand and march!  They will not cower to prophesy against religious hypocrisy, or political corruption!

We can still blow this great opportunity.  We can orphan this movement by trying to hold on to tradition and control.  Their music, dress and mannerisms will offend some.  I have seen all of that before.  We must not be old wineskins.  We must be stretched to realize that we can reject this move of God.

 David Wilkerson was one of my greatest heroes.  He was an uncompromising prophet and seer who was way ahead of his time.  I would go and hear him preach whenever I could.  I had the honor of picking him up at LAX and taking him to meetings at Melodyland.  However, he reacted and spoke out against the long hair and the music of the Jesus Movement.  Later, he realized his grave mistake and lamented the fact that he had discouraged a movement that he should have fathered.  He went on to have massive youth revival crusades that were instrumental in igniting the nationwide Jesus Movement

Already I see key mistakes being repeated.  Revivals fires are being panned when they should be fanned.  Shame on those who confuse their tradition with the Word of God.  They have not bothered to check what the Bible really says. 

My next blog is about how we can embrace, father and enlarge this great revival in our nation.