Imagine a meeting consisting of prayers and scripture reading of only 30-second duration. There are no titles mentioned only first name introductions. The platform mirrors the general population… multi-generational and multicultural. No agendas. No pontification. No self-promotion. Only exalting the name of Jesus. Sound too good to be true and far-fetched? Then you’ll be pleased to learn more about “The Response”.
I recently had the privilege to interview Houstonian Doug Stringer who is organizing these statewide Solemn Assembly events based on a meeting described in Joel 2. As a result of invitations by sitting Governors, they’ve already held such events in Louisiana, South Carolina and North Carolina and will hold the next one in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, October 24th at the Orange County Convention Center. Admission is free and no offering will be taken. But you must register in advance. Here’s a link to the 14-minute interview: http://www.sntradio.com/podcasts/the-response/
As most students of Revival history would know, Revival begins with very humble prayer and earnestly asking for God to send the Holy Spirit to move. Scripture promises in Joel 2:28 and again in Acts 2:17 a that in the last days, God will pour out his (Holy) Spirit on all flesh. Many voices have been saying that the “last days” may be upon us. World events are eerily beginning to mirror Biblical descriptions of the last days as recorded in Mathew 24 where Jesus spoke and in the Apostle John’s Book of Revelation.
Speaking of Revival History, this week Dr. Ray Hughes will be leading the 2nd Annual Revival History Symposium from Thursday, October 15th to Sunday, October 18th in Cartersville, GA at the Rose Lawn Museum, the historic home of 19th Century Evangelist Sam Jones. Here’s the link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/second-annual-revival-history-symposium-tickets-17971733940 I heartily recommend that you attend this special four-day event. You will be informed, challenged and made ready for bringing revival to your sphere of influence.
So I am quietly excited that someone is finally getting it right in engaging Heaven in asking for a great and world-changing revival here on earth. One of these days, the great revival will break out somewhere in America as it has in other nations where people have humbled themselves and pray.