Is God bringing revival to America? Find out the latest that is happening around the country and efforts by believers to see a great awakening.
- Welcome to this editionof CBN News Showcase,
I'm Mark Martin.
A revival started a fewmonths back in Tennessee
and it's still going strong.
Is it a sign of Godbringing spiritual renewal
much longed for and prayed forby believers to our nation?
I recently spoke with theevangelist God is using
to lead the movement abouthow he's seeing the Lord
move among the people attending.
Tell us how all of this started?
- Pastor Roger Stockton,
he pastors the GreystoneFreewill Baptist Church
He contacted me several,several months ago
and wanted to do a revival
that's starting on April the 15th.
It was only scheduledfor just a few nights
but we started the revivaland God began to move,
people began to trust Christ,prayers were answered.
The pastor asked me topray about coming back
and starting up weeknumber two and we did.
The Lord gave us the green light to do so
and we started back on week number two
and from week number two,it just began to explode.
People coming from all over the county
and several different areas of the state.
The word began to spreadand from there on,
it just, the Lord put fuel to the fire.
- And you're entering your 12th week now.
Eventually, the revival hadto move into a big tent.
How did all that come about?
- It started at Greystone,as I stated earlier.
It's a small building,
it seats about 200 people,225 people packed out.
The crowds became solarge, they were standing
down the steps and we just hadnowhere else to put people.
The pastor and I began to pray.
We looked at auditoriums,we looked at larger churches
to maybe move to, butGod never would give us
the green light to do that and then,
five weeks ago, out of the clear blue
that God gave me an 80 by 140 tent.
It seats between 1250 and 1500 people
and we began to pray and seek God's face
and one thing after another.
Lights and sound, chairs, trailers,
shavings, everything thatgoes along with a tent,
God began to give to the ministry
and God used people fromseveral different states
to provide what we needed.
- What's the messagethat God is giving you,
D.R. in this revival for times like
the ones we're in now?
- It's all about Jesus.
You don't have to give upyour drugs, your drinking.
You don't have to giveup anything for Jesus
to accept you.
Jesus will take you just as you are.
It's a whosoever will salvation.
No matter how bad you've been,no matter where you've been,
no matter what you'vedone, Jesus loves you
and that's the messagefor this day and this hour
that needs to be preachedall over the world,
that Jesus loves you nomatter where you've been,
what social status you are,what color of your skin,
denomination, it doesn't matter.
Jesus is the only answer forthis day and for this hour.
- And when people acceptJesus, he takes all of those
addictions away, right?
He can, talk about that, he can.
- Yes, when God savedme, I was an alcoholic.
I spent my life in night clubs.
My wife, I'll just behonest, my wife was a dancer.
She worked in night clubs, her life.
She was to most people outside
and to most Christians today
she was the bottom ofthe barrel, if you will.
Some people would look at her
and say there's no way shewould be saved not somebody
that dances, not somebodythat does what she does
for a living but Godcame to us where we are.
God came to us, he saved me, he saved her.
And when he saved us, God tookher out of that lifestyle,
and God took alcohol away from us
and God took all the drugs away
and God took all of that away.
- Tell our viewers where they can find
the revival services D.R.and when they're being held.
- Every night Mondaythrough Friday at 7 p.m.
The address is 1005 QuakerKnob Road in Chuckey Tennessee
and you can find the revival services,
some nights we're able live stream,
some nights we're not able to.
But you can find them on my Facebook page,
you can also go to the GreenevilleAwakening Facebook page.
And we're just, Mark we're excited
about what God's doinghere, we really are.
- Amen and you should be, definitely.
Well, Evangelist D.R.Harrison thank you so much
for your time today and wecommend what you and your wife
are doing there leadingthese revival services,
thank you for being obedient.
- God bless you Mark and wesure appreciate you and CBN.
- Thank you.
Despite the good news out of Tennessee
many Christians believethey've lost the culture war
and America is slipping away.
Yet others believe that more revival
and even a Third GreatAwakening could rescue it
and they're praying for it.
Christians are told to leadindividual souls to Christ.
But the Bible also tellsus to disciple nations.
Well, how do you do that?
That might take a little more than revival
and that's where reformation comes in.
In Psalm two, God theFather says to Jesus,
"I will make the nationsyour inheritance."
- People are very important, you know,
salvation, evangelism is important.
- [Mark] But Pastor MarioBramnick says salvations
one by one won't turn a whole nation
and revivals don't last long enough.
Reformation though canfundamentally change
or reform a country.
- Reformation is reallythe kingdom of God coming
to every aspect of society.
- We've got to think big, youknow, we've gotta think beyond
just the person in front of us.
It's real important for the Church
to really shift into reformation
which to me is long term, it's sustained,
revival is short term.
- [Mark] Johnson shared that message
at an Orlando conference put together
by Christian leader Lance Wallnau.
Walnau agrees sayingif millions can capture
the high points of societythat influence culture,
they can then reform it.
- I am holding out foran end time move of God,
that we always think of it interms of a harvest of souls,
'cause we play shallow,
we should be looking fora harvest of nations.
- [Mark] Wallnau points out
if you don't occupy theterritory God gives you
it becomes worse when you lose it.
He says Christian leaders
love to talk about thewondrous Welsh revival.
- They get all sentimental and tear up,
the Welsh revival and say,we talk about what happened
but if you go to Wales today only 2%
of the population goes tochurch, 98% is secular.
- [Mark] Both Wallnau andJohnson say Christians
need to go out and changethe world where they can,
like at work and in their neighborhoods.
- They're being impactedinside of the Church
but we're not empowering them
to reach out in theirvarious spheres of influence.
- We get together and pray
and then we think well, that's done.
But actually, no, now it's like,
that's like the starting point.
- [Mark] And Wallnau and Bramnickbelieve the 2016 election
could be that start starting point.
- When we realize we wereabout to lose our nation
in the last election but we united,
we begin to cry out to God, repent fast
and mobilize 25 millionspiritually active,
governmentally engaged conservatives.
SAGE Cons Christiansshowed up 92% in alignment
with the fact that it wouldn't be Hillary,
it would be Donald Trump.
- [Mark] Bramnick now regularly councils
and prays in Washingtonand the White House
where he remembers what President Trump
told evangelical leaders from the start.
- And you've been denying
you are now freely welcomed here.
And then he said to the faith community
I am restoring your voice
and I'm restoring it at the highest level.
- [Mark] Bramnick has seenwhat he considers miracles
at the White House likewhen he met to pray
with fellow Christianleaders across the street.
- Someone gave Ramiro Penaa word and said Pastor Pena
I want you to look out the window,
the window oversaw the White House,
I want you to see yourselfin the Oval Office
and decree and declare the fatherhood
of God over President Trump.
- [Mark] Just a few minutes later,
Bramnick got a phonecall from the White House
to come right over.
- We get called to the Oval Office,
Pastor Ramiro Pena speaksto the President decrees
and declare the fatherhood of God
what we prayed and visualizedan hour and a half ago.
We got to speak to the President.
- [Mark] Wallnau believes thisfavor in the highest places
can be accelerated intoworldwide reformation.
- What we get is a global movement,
it's not just about America.
America is a key to keeping the door open
on the experiment of self-governing,
self-control libertyand religious freedom.
- [Mark] It'll be a real fight though.
- [Lance] Do not think thatthe door cannot be closed.
It is a massive battle, wecannot let our guards down.
There is a war for the soul of our nation.
- [Mark] Johnson says victory
will take every believer stepping up.
- [Mark] Whether you haveinfluence of five people
or 500,000, be faithful
to where God hasstrategically positioned you.
And the Lord said to meif you'll be faithful
in the small things, I'll giveyou access to the big things.
- So we've already seenthe move of God starting.
If we can just stayengaged in the process.
- [Mark] Coming up, moreof Paul Strand's report
of why many Christiansbelieve this generation
is about to witness the greatestrevival in all of history.
Another Christian ministries group
has the same passion for revival.
They believe if theyunite, they can help launch
one of history's greatest revivals.
Again, CBN's Paul Strandhas their story from Canada.
- Toronto is seeing some
of the flames reignitingthat burned so powerfully
during the Toronto BlessingRevival that started in 1994
and touched millions around the world.
It's a gathering of some ofthe most powerful streams
of ministry that has used
in the revival acrossthe past three decades.
They gathered in Torontobecause all believe God
wants to light the fireagain and hit the world
with possibly the greatest awakening
and harvest of all time.
Daniel Kolenda is successorof Rheinhard Bonnke
who's Christ for All Nations says
it has seen more than70 million salvations.
He says Christians needto focus on Jesus himself.
- It actually makes our jobs quite easy,
we just present Jesus topeople and the Holy Spirit
comes in and does the rest.
- [Paul] Lou Engel has beenleading intercessors crying
out for this for more than 30 years.
- Behold the Lamb of God that taken,
taken away the sins that are unbelieving
for a mass beholding of the Lamb of God.
So many people getting saved
and secondly and he shall baptize you
with the Holy Spirit in fire.
- [Paul] John Kilpatrick'schurch was the headquarters
for the Brownsvillerevival that began in 1995.
He says he heard aboutthis much larger revival
that was yet to comethe day Al-Qaeda brought
down the twin towers.
- I watched the towers comedown and I said to the Lord,
I said Lord does thismeant that revival's over?
And the Lord responded to me immediately,
he said oh, no, he saidrevival's not over,
he said I'm gonna pour out my spirit again
but it'll be in conjunctionwith end time events.
- [Paul] Rick Joyner ofMorning Star Ministries
believes it's crucial thatall of these various streams
of ministry work in unison.
- Because there is amultiplication of authority
and spiritual authoritywhen you come together.
One can put 1,000 to flight
but two can put 10,000 to flight.
- [Paul] He believes it's the best kind
of witness to a fragmenting world.
- They're starting to loveeach other, come together,
have unity, have peace,have joy, all these things
that the world has becomingincreasingly devoid of.
- I do believe in a billion soul harvest
that's been prophesied about.
- [Paul] Global Awakening'sRandy Clark was preaching here
when the Toronto Blessingbegan in the 1990's.
He points out some of have said
this will be faceless, nameless revival
because God wants touse every willing person
in the entire Church notjust evangelical superstars.
- And it didn't mean thatthere weren't leaders
but it meant that the leaders understood
their role was to releasethe others, the laity.
- [Paul] Engle called the crowd in Toronto
to become those disciples
asking them to take off theirshoes and say God send me.
- How beautiful are the feetof them that bring good news.
How shall they hear blessings of preacher?
- He's just looking for peoplethat are hungry and open
and will say God whateveryou wanna do, here am I.
- [Paul] Paul Strand, CBN News
at the Light the Fire AgainConference in Toronto.
- Another sign of revivalrumbling just under the surface
in America is happening in New York.
CBN's Charlene Aaron recentlyspoke with one pastor who says
he and other Christian leaders are praying
for revival to come toNew York and the nation.
- Well first of allthis is call for prayer
over New YorK for revivalhow did it all come about?
- This is the week whereNew York City comes together
and we bring into the city
around $6 million worth of resources
and we divide them up
between thousands of churches
and we hit the streets.
We've been hitting thestreets back to back everyday
for the last seven days.
I just preached the gospelon Macy's right there
at the most well knownstore in the world they say,
the Miracle on 34th Street
became the real Miracle on 34th Street
as Nicole Simone led worship
and we all gathered there inthousands to preach the gospel
and people got saved.
So then we're culminatingtonight with prayer for revival
because we're seeing Godmove in such powerful ways
and on the most influential island
in the world which is Manhattan
and we're seeing that alsopour through the five boroughs.
- And what are the main prayerpoints for the event tonight?
- We wanna see unityin the body of Christ.
New York City because it'ssuch a tough place to minister,
you know, it's one of thetoughest in the country,
you have to be extremely well read
as a Christian communicator,you have to be studied,
you have to know theculture extremely well
so that you can highlight thebeautiful things about Jesus.
So we work together tirelesslybecause it's so tough
so but we know the enemycan try in and divide
and we wanna see, youknow, a new revival happen
in this city where it'sconsistent long term prayer,
where relationships arecontinuing to come together
and more and more peoplesee the attractiveness
of following Jesus Christ wholeheartedly
without holding anything back.
- And you mentioned on unity, I understand
that there will be adiverse group of people
that will be attending tonight.
Talk about why that is soimportant in the Church
as a whole right now.
- One of the big thingsthat's constantly rising
to the surface of a lot ofissues is the race issue,
you know and the diversity issue.
So we just feel like it's important
as you know, the Chinesechurch, the Korean church,
the black church, the whitechurch, the Latino church,
and Native American church,
you know, that we allshow great signs of unity
by showing up together,by worshiping together,
by praying together, by planningand strategizing together
and I'm telling you, you'll be blown away.
We are often blown away by howunique our differences are,
like, you know, you know,like as an African American
and half Latino we bring alot of passion and excitement,
you know, some of our,you know, Asian brothers,
they're very, you know,they love to see the stats
and the figures and howthis is all gonna work
and then you know, we havesome of our white audience
that's with us, like okay,well how can we organize
and make sure that this is working.
And when you just see, justthe beautiful diversity
of the body lending it'shand and understanding
that we're one in the blood of Jesus
but sometimes a little different,
it's just so beautiful to see.
- Thank you so much for yourtime sir, God bless you.
- Oh thank you, I lovethe work that you're doing
and continue the greatwork, thank you so much.
- Thank you.
- Still ahead, thousands
of Christians believingfor revival, praying for it
and also calling on fellow believers
like you to help usherit in and be apart of it.
Earlier we told you aboutgroups of Christians hoping
for a Third Great Awakening,
CBN's Paul Strand brings usmore on how their preparing
by faith to be apart of it
and he says they'reinviting other believers
to take part too.
- If a massive harvest is on the way
how can believers getready to do their part?
Some of the most well-knowncharismatic leaders
were just answering such questions
at the location where the revival known
as the Toronto Blessing started in 1994.
Questions such as whatshould Christians expect?
Some say this next revivalwill be like a huge wave
that washes over the whole world.
Heidi Baker has helpedstart thousands of churches
and fellowships in Mozambiqueand around the world.
She says she's had a vision of such a wave
and she says it's a glory wave.
- And I saw the waveand it's full of faces
and it and I thought, Lord what is that
are those the ones cominghome or the ones going out?
And I saw they were the faces
of these radical lovers of God,
every tribe, tongue and nation
who were gonna go to the ends
of the earth carrying the glory.
- [Paul] John Arnott headed up the church
where the Toronto Blessing began.
He too has had a visionof a glory wave so big,
he called it a tsunami in thebook preparing for the glory.
- You know and all theselittle boats on the top of it
and then this wave crestedand came crashing to shore
and it was just a sudden,wonderful outpouring of God
that was just sweeping.
- [Paul] Some may feel that such a revival
is impossible in this dark, immoral age
but theology professor Michael Brown says
that he's studied severaltimes American history
where the most learnedmen thought Christianity
was dying out in the land.
Everybody counted theChurch out, counted God out
and then awakening came.
So I truly believe as much asmy mind says it's impossible
I truly believe that thegreatest awakening for America
and certainly outpouringfor the world is yet ahead.
- [Paul] Brown has oftenencountered controversy
for insisting on Biblical truth
no matter how politicallyincorrect it may be,
like on gay marriage.
But he insists Christianscan stand for such truth
and still win over the worldlywho may despise that truth.
- We need a fresh baptismof love for a sinful world
and that fresh baptism ofthe image of Jesus in us
so that we can really belike him to this world.
If we really care theright words will follow.
But we also have to recognized
that the darkest always hates the light.
We have to quit trying to please people
and be accepted, we mustspeak the truth in love.
It's not either or it's both and.
- Revivals are known for burning brightly
but then always burning out.
Well, there are thosesaying that if the next one
will put Jesus Christ right at the center,
it never has to die.
So that's apart of preparing for revival.
- I think we can up our prayer lives,
we can reprioritize, youknow, how we spend our day,
how we spend our money.
He needs to be number one.
- He's our Lord, our savior,our king, our bride-groom king,
we wanna lift him up andlift him up and lift him up
as he be lifted, all menwill be drawn to him.
- [Paul] Jerry Hill isthe widow of Steve Hill,
the evangelist at the centerof the 1995 Brownsville.
- I know at one point he was going
to be put on Time Magazine and he said,
you know what I think you need to put God,
get a picture of God becauseit's really all about him.
I am only a vessel that he fixed.
- [Paul] She points out he preached
the revival couldn'tsupersaturate the whole world
till every believer becomes an evangelist
to those around them.
- And when Steve and I would go out,
we would talk to people aboutJesus in the supermarket,
in an antique store, in arestaurant, you take it out.
- Well you keep your heartright, keep short accounts
with people that haveoffended you or hurt you
or whatever and you justget rooted and grounded
in the love of God and get ready for more.
- Have little gatherings at your company,
have little gatherings at your school,
just come together and love Jesus
and then shine, don't beafraid to share your testimony.
- [Paul] Paul Strand, CBN News,
reporting from the Lightthe Fire Again Conference
- Up next, it's time to prayhere on Showcase, stay with us.
Won't you pray with us,
dear Lord we thank you for your great love
and faithfulness to every generation.
We thank you for yourgoodness and your kindness.
You are faithful andtrue above all others.
There's no God like you dear Lord.
We praise you for signsof revival in our land
from New York to Tennessee and elsewhere.
You desire that none perish,
we thank you for movingyour spirit across the land.
May your kingdom come onearth as it is in heaven.
Dear Lord we know that your word says,
for God so loved the world
that he gave his only begotten son
that whosever believesin him should not perish
but have eternal lifeand we pray for the truth
of this scripture from John3:16 to go across the globe
to all nations that men,women and children may know
your great love for them.
We pray for the nations,
you say if we ask you for the nations
you will give them to us.
We ask for America and all the nations
of the world to be yours.
And we pray believing thatyou will answer according
to the marvelous promises,
the marvelous promises of your word.
And we ask all of this now
in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Thanks for praying with me,
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