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I love hearing people tell stories about the Jesus People Movement of the early 1970’s. My buddy said it best, “there was really something in the water back then.” People got saved in droves! It has been said of the time that “you could just say the name of Jesus and people would get saved.” People were disillusioned with the destructive nature of drug induced peace and love, so they went looking for a new kind of peace, and found it in the Prince of Peace! Following Jesus also offered a comunal style of living wich made the transition somewhat smoother for some hippies. People began moving into comune style houses and properties all over the country. Attempting to share everything they had was the mode of operation. A strong emphasis was made on evangelism, signs and wonders, and gifts of the Holy Spirit. When you talk to a guy or gal who got saved back then they can tell ya, “I got saved  July 21st 1972 at 8pm!” Yes I love that! Salvation encounter all the way, the day and the hour. No doubt it hasn’t been total smooth sailing since then, but thats when they set sail for Kingdom shores, back in 72!

I believe were in the throws of another Jesus People Movement. This one will be global. This one will pick up where the other left off. Right now Christianity is exploding in China with the underground house church. Other parts of Asia and Africa are swelling with revival and salvations. Uganda is now considered a revived nation. In downtown Campala you can see “Jesus is Lord plumbers” on a random street corner. All this is on its way to the U.S. Jesus is the same yesterday and forever. The Gospel has been, and is, good news! The ancient wells of the 1st and 2nd Great Awakenings that swept this country are rising again. As I write this 24-7 prayer and worship houses are popping up all over the country. House churches and community houses are becoming common again among believers. People are responding to the Gospel where some thought they never would. The harvest is ripe! What is going on? Its another Jesus people revolution!

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They are rough recordings but they’ll do for now.

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This incredible video displays the Glory of Creator God in our amazingly designed world.
Psalm 19 declares,
“The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours out speech,
and night to night reveals knowledge.
Theres is no speech, nor are there words,
whose voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.”

It is simply incredible how the Lord has used evangelist Reinhard Bonnke to literally save millions in Africa. Today truly is the day of salvation. John the baptist said of Jesus, “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” Jesus said himself, “I came to seek and save the lost!” Jesus truly ment, “Go into all the world and proclaim the Gospel to the whole creation.” Amen!

http://www.qideas.org/video/the-civic-duty-of-arts-patronage.aspx

A great quick lecture on having Gods perspective for our world

If it was not for the steady 90 year drumbeat of radical abolitionist, slavery in America would not have been abolished. On January 31st, 1865 the House of Representatives answered their cry by passing the 13th amendment, doing away with slavery once and for all.

The same steady drumbeat for abolition is going on today ever since Roe v. Wade was passed in January 1973. This drum beat for life is growing louder now that nearly 54 million innocent children have been killed. The saying is intense but it truly has become “the silent holocaust.” Wherever you stand on the issue, 54 million is the shear fact of the matter and it should give you pause. On that note, I maintain that it is a travesty that in our day it is even a debate–“are you for the possibility of life or against it?” “are you pro-life or pro-choice?” And that this stance has lead to which political party you are affiliated with is simply, unacceptable. We need to shed the politics of the issue and look at it with a fresh perspective.

The book of Jeremiah opens with that perspective, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” If you lived in a cultural vacuum and read that you would conclude that God cherishes life and does not look at it as finite as we do. We need an elevated perspective, a God perspective, one that looks at life from beginning to end. The Gospel of Jesus Christ was the driving force behind the abolition of the trans atlantic slave trade, U.S. slavery, the civil rights movement, and now in our day Jesus is fueling the fire of abolishing the current sex trafficking industry and abortion. The liberating drum beat of the Gospel will not be stopped.

Jesus came, “to set the captives free and bind up the brokenhearted.” He had piercing words concerning the protection of innocent children, “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea”-Matthew 18:5-6. Imagine what Jesus would have to say about the innocent unborn children! Why is the issue of abortion linked to slavery? Because abortion is inherently tied to the issue of life and liberty. We live in a land that was founded on the right to “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” If we protect this right for the born, how can we deny it to the unborn? We are created in the image of God and the Founders knew this. They did not act on this truth in their day (in regards to slavery) others would pick up where they left off. Therefore, life is sacred and must be protected in and out of the womb in our land and in our day. Psalm 49:7-8 says, “Truly no man can ransom another, or give to God the price of his life, for the ransom of their life is costly and can never suffice.”

A recent time magazine cover speaks to the advancing pro-life drumbeat in America, “40 years ago, abortion-rights activists won an epic victory with Roe v. Wade, they’ve been loosing ever since.” The tide is turning, the cause of LIFE is advancing. No one is an accident. The God of eternity past, present and future says, “before I formed you in the womb I knew you.” The House of Representatives will one day agree with this truth and do away with abortion once and for all.

On October 31st 1517, Martin Luther posted his revolutionary 95 theses. This dismantled hundreds of years of ungodly religious oppression. After his life, an army of Reformers and Revolutionaries soon emerged. Foremost among them was John Calvin. Calvin brought forth what is known today as Reformed Theology. Its by Grace We have been saved NOT by works! Calvin’s phrase was, “Post Tenebras Lux”—“After Darkness… Light.” Praise God for reformers and spiritual revolutionaries.