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CBN News Showcase - July 21, 2018

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. Read Transcript


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- 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

in Greeneville.

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.

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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.

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- 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.

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- 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.

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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

in Toronto.

- Up next, it's time to prayhere on Showcase, stay with us.

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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,

that's all for this editionof the CBN News Showcase.

Catch all of the news of theday anytime at cbnnews.com.

Have a great day, God bless you.

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