The only thing worth seeing is the move of God on this earth. God saving souls, making disciples is what counts. Where does this happen? Listen to this message from Mario Murillo about the GLORY OF GOD. Only when people repent and empty themselves of self and live for God will they see the GLORY OF GOD. It happens in the places of supreme darkness where people are at the end of themselves. Watch the video, if your a Christian you will be glad you did. If you are not, I hope the fear of God rises up and repentance follows.
Benjamin Franklin was not known as an ardent evangelical Christian, but his friend George Whitefield would often urge the claims of the gospel upon him and it obviously had an impact as during a deadlock at the American Constitutional Convention he called for prayer:
“I have lived, sir, a long time, and the longer I live the more convincing proofs I see of this truth – that God governs in the affairs of men; and if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured, sir, in the sacred writings, that ‘except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.’ I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel.”
We all know what happened at and to Babel or do we? God confused the language and created the nations at Babel, prior to Babel the world had one language.
“Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” Genesis 11:1-4
“Come, let us (Triune God) go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.” So the Lord dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the face of all the earth.” Genesis 11:7-9
As in all things concerning God’s world, the true paradigm is that we are creatures answerable to our Creator; the diagnosis is that we are all fallen and rebellious sinners. There is only one solution: we need to repent and trust in Jesus Christ as our Saviour and Lord. Just as our Heavenly Father sent His Son, Jesus to pay the price for our sins, once we repent of them and accept Jesus as our Saviour and Lord, the Father sends the Holy Spirit to indwell every believer to be our counsellor, teacher and comforter. He makes it possible for us to live the Christian life. He will enlighten us to the truths in God’s word and help us to apply them to daily living. He will produce the fruit of the spirit in our lives and provide the gifts of the Spirit for ministry. God the Father does it all, how simple and yet how hard!
The wrong paradigm was embraced by the multitude long ago. There is no way that the chattering classes will admit that the basic problem is that they have rejected their Creator God and His commandments are being trampled upon. With sexual morality as an example, for decades, the received wisdom has been that sexual morality does not count as morality at all. Provided all is consensual, basically anything is allowed. Given this paradigm, the media could maintain their moral outrage at the recent antics of parliamentary staffers in Australia’s Federal parliament while continuing to excuse sleazy advertisements and shows like Married at First Sight and Game of Thrones.
But if your paradigm is wrong, your diagnosis will be wrong, and your proposed solution will be wrong. The world has created its own problems – it has taken morality out of sexual relationships; it sees uniformity as the answer to all ills; and it calls on the law to achieve these goals. The result is more of the same, and a blindness as to what is really going wrong. People get their hopes up that progress is being made when actually the boat is just being rowed around in circles. It is God who declares what is wrong: it is the human heart, for it is corrupt.
“For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a person.” Matthew 15:19
Only a true believer, one who has accepted Jesus as His Lord and Saviour and received the Holy Spirit as His Counsellor, Teacher and Comforter can truly understand.
“Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” John 15:5-7
TWO HOURS AND FOURTEEN MINUTES WHICH CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER – WHY YOU NEED TO BE BAPTISED
We can learn two things from the baptism of Jesus:
- Jesus was baptized because it was the right thing to do (“To fulfill all righteousness”).
- It pleased God that Jesus was baptized (“This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased”).
Are those enough reasons to be baptized? Absolutely! What could be more important than doing what is right, and what pleases God? It is hard to come up with anything that would be a higher priority than both of those things.
The following excellent video on baptism was produced by Torben Sondergaad of the Last Reformation Movement. Torben also produced the following introduction. Be blessed.
“I am very, very excited about this teaching. After I finished it, I went through it again, and I felt like the Word cut into me like I’ve never experienced before when it comes to a teaching about baptism. This is so firm. This is so solid. And this will set so many people free! I know it’s a long video, but you can divide it up and see a little at a time. In this video, I’m speaking to three groups of people – you who are deceived like I was when it comes to understanding baptism – you who have seen the truth in the Bible and have experienced the true freedom when it comes to baptism – and you who believe that baptism is not part of the Gospel and just don’t want to see it and are fighting it with everything you can. To the last group, we are looking at those Scriptures you love using and always use – John 3:16, Ephesians 2:8, and Romans 10:9. Of course, we are also looking at Paul’s words in I Corinthians 1:17, “Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the Gospel.” Besides that, we are looking at the thief on the cross, and all the arguments I’ve heard over the last twenty years when it comes to going against baptism as part of salvation. But for all of you, we are also looking at “baptismal regeneration” and what the Lutheran and Catholic churches are teaching, which is a lie in some ways. Some of the things they’re saying are true, but the practice is off. We are also looking at salvation as a past, present and future tense. This is so important when it comes to understanding where in this salvation, past, present and future tense, does baptism come in. And of course, we are also looking at traditions when it comes to baptism. Then we are looking at the BIBLE. What does the BIBLE truly say. We go through the Bible verse by verse, and this is what makes this video so powerful, because when we get rid of all the lies when it comes to baptismal regeneration, when we understand salvation in a past, present and future tense, when we understand what is history and what is Bible, and deal with all these things first, and then just look at the BIBLE, verse by verse, it becomes so powerful! After this, we are looking at re-baptism – also baptism “in Jesus’ name” / “the Father, Son and Holy Spirit” – deliverance from demons in baptism – and many other things. In this video, I recommend you see some other links if you want to go deeper. One of the things I recommend is THE ROAD TO SALVATION, which you can see here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwmSM…
The chief dangers that confront the world today are politics without God, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without the justifying work of the Holy Spirit.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has revealed its Davos 2021 Agenda, confirming the annual gathering of political and business elites next month will be a digital event heralding the public unveiling of its Great Reset Initiative (essentially a one-world government). “This global pandemic has demonstrated again how interconnected we are. We have to restore a functioning system of smart global cooperation structured to address the challenges of the next 50 years. The Great Reset will require us to integrate all stakeholders of global society into a community of common interest, purpose, and action,” said Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum.
What the world really needs is a “church reset”. Churches back to their New Testament roots as described in the Book of Acts. This includes upholding the inerrancy of God’s Word and its account of the history of the Cosmos including the miraculous. The miraculous events of creation, Noah’s worldwide flood, the confusion of languages at the Tower of Babel which created the nations, Jesus incarnation, and resurrection.
God does intervene in history to alter reality. He has done it in the past and will continue to do so in the future. His Word tells us that the catastrophic world events unfolding right now signal Jesus’ return to this earth is not too far distant.
It seems that for many liberal theologians those “mighty, saving acts of God and of judgement” are symbolic, images, rather than extra-mental realities. As a result, theology takes on a whole new nonsensical meaning. It no longer explains anything but only expresses the effects symbols might and perhaps should have in the spiritual lives of individuals and groups. Moreover, they are oblivious to the promise of Jesus second coming as are the scoffers described by Peter “knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with scoffing, following their own sinful desires. They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.” 2 Peter 3:3-4
Churches must undergo a reset that begins with getting back to the authority and truth of God’s Word and then obeying His commandment to complete the Great Commission to share the Gospel with others, to make disciples who will, in turn, make disciples. The church described in the Book of Acts and by Jesus in Matthew.
“I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Matthew 16:16
The “keys” signify the authority given to Christ’s church to stand against the powers of “Hades,” or Hell. The church needs to start walking in this authority
Call To Repentance (CTR) songs are designed to convict the listener of his own sin. Here is an example of CTR lyrics, from Keith Green’s Asleep in the Light (1978). Where are the CTR songs today?
“Oh, bless me, Lord! Bless me, Lord!” You know, it’s all I ever hear!
No one aches, No one hurts, No one even sheds one tear
But, He cries, He weeps, He bleeds, And He cares for your needs
And you just lay back, And keep soaking it in. Oh, can’t you see such sin?!
‘Cause He brings people to your door and you turn them away as you smile and say:
“God bless you! Be at peace!” And all Heaven just weeps ’cause Jesus came to your door
You left Him out on the streets
Most contemporary worship songs today focus on comfort and assurance whereas CTR songs point out our shortcomings. CTR songs are anything but positive and encouraging.
Most of today’s praise songs are sung from the perspective of the disciple, CTR songs are sung from the perspective of God. In praise and worship, we are the speaker, telling God how we feel about him. With CTR, God is the speaker, telling us how he feels about us.
it’s easy to see why CRT songs seem so out of place in church today. It’s easy to tell God how wonderful he is. It’s hard to hear how depraved we are.
I believe Keith Green’s songs are the slap in the face we need today to spur us on to greater obedience. They focus on our actions, not our emotions. They demand change. And they challenge rather than comfort.
Terry and Barbi Franklin are seeing the results of prayer and fasting in God’s church. God is doing something new in the USA. Also, I am not sure what it is, but God is about to bring something good out of the recent election. I sense we are in for a surprise as God exposes both deception and corruption. For Christians, it will be obvious that God did it and He will get the glory He deserves.
In the video below Terry and Barbi Franklin tell us about what they see happening in Tennessee. Revival is breaking out among churches in Rogersville Tn. Through a statewide effort, 1,000 churches are participating in a call for prayer and fasting. It has now exploded into revival services controlled by the Holy Spirit across the region.
The Return will reach beyond the borders of America and gather all nations for a Global Day of Prayer and Repentance. Do what you can to get people involved in this event. Johnathan Cahn, a Messianic Jewish rabbi believes the United States is in the midst of great shaking where the nation may soon pass the point of no return absent large-scale repentance. I am sure Jonathan’s assessment is correct not only for America but Australia and most Western nations.
HOW TO BE PART OF THE RETURN
For those who wish to experience this solemn assembly in person, The Return will hold a live event on the National Mall in Washington D.C. on Saturday, September 26. There is no charge to attend!
The Return will be available LIVE on https://thereturn.org/live-stream/ starting Friday, September 25th at 6:00pm EST. It will also be shared LIVE on The Return Facebook page and The Return YouTube page. Live experience in ASL at asl.thereturn.org
THE RETURN EVE: FRIDAY NIGHT – NEXT GENERATION
6pm – 9pm
Some of the featured guest: Kevin Jessip, Danny Gokey, Mondo De La Vega, Troy Martinez, Kim Matthews, Mike Lindell, Mark Koch, Gloria Garces,
Henry Becebra, Kyle Martinti, Juan Pinzon, Lily Sironi, Paul Lavelle, General Boykin, Bob Dees, Daniel York, Gordon Klingenshmitt, John and Matt Bona,
Cynthia Dunbar, Jim and Rosemary Garlow, Kevin Sorbo, Marco Leardini, Luis Torres, Nicky Cruz
THE RETURN: SACRED ASSEMBLY – SATURDAY MAIN PROGRAM
- 9am – 9:44am –
BEGINNING / USHERING IN THE RETURN – THE TRUMPETS – THE BLESSING – THE SACRED ASSEMBLY
Some of the featured guests: Jonathan Cahn, Kevin Jessip, Anne Graham Lotz
- 9:44am – 10:08am –
REPENTANCE OF THE CHURCH
Some of the featured guests: Carter Conlon, Tony Perkins, Dr. Foley Beach, Bill Koenig, Dominic Sputo, Michele Bachmann
- 10:08am – 10:24am –
REPENTANCE OF CHRISTIAN LEADERS
Some of the featured guests: Dick Eastman, Marcus Lamb, Pierre Bynum, Mark Gonzales, Pastor Che Ahn
- 10:24am – 11:02am –
REPENTANCE FOR INDIVIDUAL
Some of the featured guests: E.W. Jackson, Gordon Robertson, Doug Small, Stephen Strang, Ray Bentley, Ken Wilde, Dick Simmons, Tom Smith, Bishop
- 11:02am – 12pm –
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: JONATHAN CAHN – MESSAGE TO AMERICA (AND THE WORLD)
Prophetic/Keynote Message from Jonathan Cahn & worship with Paul Wilbur
- 12pm – 2:30pm –
REPENTANCE AND INTERCESSION FOR AMERICA
Some of the featured guests: Ben Carson, Kevin Jessip, Dr. James Dobson, Dave Kubal, John Blanchard, Rick Curry, Doug Stringer, Angel Núñes,
Herman Matir, Kevin & Sam Sorbo, Mike Pence, Dan & Valerie Steiner, Allan Parker, Janet Porter, Terry Beatley, Keith Manley, Don Moen, Pat Robertson,
Judy Ball, Tony Ojoibukun, Umar Mulinde, Rodgar McCalmon, Governor Huckabee, Dave & Mary Robbins, Marlene Tidwell, Sam Brownback, Chief
Negeil Bigpond, Winston Menzies, Jane Hansen, David Stuckenberg, Congressman Michael Cloud, Judge Vance Day Eric Teitelman, Lea Carawan,
Alveda King, Jerry Johnson, Mike Lindell, Jonathan Cahn and Prayer for Coming Election
- 2:30pm – 3:35pm –
PRAYERS FOR THE NATIONS – Repentance/Petitions
Some of the featured guests: Special guest, Billy Kim, Jack Van Der Tang, Jill O’Brien, Dr. Oluwassayo Ajiboye, Dr. Satish Kumar, Ricardo Luna, Steve
Cioccolanti, Bob Fu, Frank Gaffney, Kamal Saleem, Dede Laugensen, Lydia, Blaha, Hormoz Shariat, Chris Mitchell, Gilad Rosinger, Tass Saada, Curt
Landry, Tom Hess, Grant Berry, Jonathan Cahn
- 3:35pm – 5:30pm –
PRAYERS FOR REVIVAL
Some of the featured guests: Steve Berger, Kevin & Donna Jessip, Marty Goetz, Paul Pickern, Julie True, Jonathan Cahn and the Seven Trumpets – Marty
Goetz and Blessing – The Multitude of Shofars – The Aaronic Blessing
5:30pm – 6:00pm – Break with Videos
THE RETURN PROPHETIC WORSHIP CELEBRATION
6pm – 9pm
Some of the featured guests: Don Moen, Pat Boone, Michael Brown, Jonathan Friz, Grant Berry, Robert Mawire, Ricky Skaggs, Tom Demaree, Rick
Scarborough, Jason Hershey, Kent & Candy Christmas, Dr. Harrison, Donnell & Stephanie Vigers, Blackwoods, Gloria Elliott, Brian Sanders, Steve
Khoury, Lily Sironi, Ruben and Gloria Arroyo, Terry & Barbi Franklin, Cindy Jacobs, Frank Amedia, John Kilpatrick, Kevin Jessip
Huge crowds of Christians and people hungry for the gospel gathered in several cities across Florida over the past few days to stand together and proclaim the name of Jesus.
The “Let Us Worship” tour led by praise leader Sean Feucht came to Lake Eola Park in Orlando on Saturday. Despite the rainy weather, thousands of worshippers poured their hearts out as they sang, danced, and repented of their sins.
“Last night drug addicts and prostitutes off the streets were running to the altar to get saved!! The harder it rained, the more God kept pouring His Spirit out!!” Feucht wrote on Instagram. Go to the website seanfeucht to be inspired.