- 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 Rodger Stockton, he pastors
the Greystone FreewillBaptist Church in Greeneville.
He contacted me several,several months ago
and wanted to do a revivalstarting 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 twoit just began to explode.
People coming from all over the county
and several different areas of the state.
The word began to spread and from there on
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 so large theywere standing down the steps
and we just had nowhereelse 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 agoout of the clear blue
God gave me an 80 by 140 tent.
It seats between 1,250 and 1,500 people
and we began to pray and see God's face
and one thing after another,lights and sound, chairs,
trailers, shavings, everythingthat goes 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 message thatGod is giving you, D.R.
in this revival for timeslike 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 give upanything 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 accept Jesus
He takes all of thoseaddictions away, right?
Talk about that He can.- Yes.
When God saved me I was an alcoholic.
I spent my life in nightclubs.
My wife, I'll just behonest, my wife was a dancer.
She worked in nightclubs her life.
She was to most people outsideand to most Christians today
she was the bottom ofthe barrel, if you will.
And some people would look at her and say,
there's no way she could be saved.
Not somebody that dances, not somebody
that does what she does fora livin', but God came to us
where we are, God came to us.
He saved me, He savedher, and when He saved us
God took her 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 theycan find the revival services
D.R. and when they're being held.
- Every night Mondaythrough Friday at 7:00 p.m.
The address is 1005 QuakerKnob Road in Chuckey, Tennessee
and you can find the revival services.
Some nights we're able to 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, (claps) 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 we commend what you andyour wife are doing there
leading these 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 slippingaway, yet others believe
that more revival and evena third great awakening
could rescue it andthey're praying for it.
- [Reporter] Christians are told
to lead individual souls to Christ.
But the Bible also tellsus to disciple nations.
Well, how do you do that?
That might take a littlemore than revival,
and that's where reformation comes in.
In Psalm 2 God the Father says to Jesus,
"I will make the nationsyour inheritance."
- People are very important.
You know, salvation,evangelism is important.
- [Reporter] But Pastor Mario Bramnick
says salvations one by onewon't turn a whole nation,
and revivals don't last long enough.
Reformation, though,can fundamentally change
or reform a country.
- Reformation is really the kingdom of God
coming into every aspect of society.
- We've gotta think big, you know.
We've gotta think beyond justthe person in front of us.
- So 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.
- [Reporter] Johnson shared that message
at an Orlando conference put together
by Christian leader Lance Wallnau.
Wallnau agrees, sayingif millions can capture
the high points of societythat influence culture,
they can then reform it.
- I am holding out foran end time will 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.
- [Reporter] 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 the wondrous Welsh revival.
- They get all sentimental and teary-eyed.
The Welsh revival and wetalk about what happened.
But if you go to Wales todayonly 2% of the population
goes to church, 98% is secular.
- [Reporter] Both Wallnauand Johnson 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 their various spheres of influence.
- We get together andpray and then we think,
well, that's done. (slaps hands)
Actually, no, that'slike the starting point.
- [Reporter] And Wallnau and Bramnick
believe the 2016 electioncould be that starting point.
- When we realized we wereabout to lose our nation
in the last election, but we united.
We began to cry out to God,repent, fast, and mobilize.
- 25 million spirituallyactive, governmentally engaged
conservatives, SAGE Cons,Christians showed up
92% in alignment with the factthat it wouldn't be Hillary.
It would be Donald Trump.
- [Reporter] Bramnicknow regularly counsels
and prays in Washingtonand the White House
where he remembers what President Trump
told evangelical leaders from the start.
- And you've been denied.
You are now freely welcomed here.
And then he said to the faith community,
"I am restoring yourvoice and I'm restoring it
"at the highest level."
- [Reporter] Bramnick has seenwhat he considers miracles
at the White House likewhen he met to pray
with fellow Christianleaders across the street.
- Someone gave RamiroPena a word and said,
"Pastor Pena, I want youto look out the window."
The window oversaw the White House.
"I want you to seeyourself in the Oval Office
"and decree and declarethe fatherhood of God
"over President Trump."
- [Reporter] 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 Penaspeaks to the president,
decrees and declaresthe fatherhood of God,
what we prayed and visualizedand hour and a half ago.
We got to speak to the president.
- [Reporter] Wallnau believes this favor
in the highest places can be accelerated
into worldwide 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 ofself-governing, self-control,
liberty, and religious freedom.
- [Reporter] It'll bea real fight, though.
- [Johnson] 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.
- Johnson says victory willtake every believer stepping up.
- Whether you have influenceof five people or 500,000
be faithful to where God hasstrategically positioned you.
And the Lord said to me,if you'll be faithful
in the small things I'll giveyou access to the big things.
- We've already seenthe move of God start.
If we can just stayengaged in the process.
- Coming up, more of Paul Strand's report
on why many Christiansbelieve this generation
is about to witness the greatestrevival in all of history.
Another Christian ministry'sgroup has the same passion
for revival, they believe if they unite
they could help launch one ofhistory's greatest revivals.
Again, CBN's Paul Strandhas their story from Canada.
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- Toronto is seeing someof the flames reigniting
that burned so powerfully
during the Toronto Blessing revival
that started in 1994 and touchedmillions around the world.
It's a gathering of someof the most powerful
streams of ministry thathave been used in revival
across the past three decades.
They've gathered inToronto because all believe
God wants to light the fire again
and hit the world with possibly
the greatest awakeningand harvest of all time.
Daniel Kolenda is asuccessor of Reinhard Bonnke
whose Christ for allNations says it has seen
more than 70 million salvations.
He says Christians needto focus on Jesus Himself.
- It actually makes our jobs quite easy.
We just present Jesus to people
and the Holy Spirit comesin and does the rest.
- [Paul] Lou Engle hasbeen leading intercessors
crying out for thisfor more than 30 years.
- Behold the Lamb of God that taketh away
the sins of the world.
I'm believing for a massbeholding of the Lamb of God.
So many people gettingsaved, and secondly,
and He shall baptize you withthe Holy Spirit and 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 come the day Al-Qaeda
brought down the Twin Towers.
- I watched the towers come down
and I said to the Lord, I said, "Well Lord
"does this mean that revival's over?"
And the Lord responded to be immediately.
He said, "Oh no," He said,"revival's not over."
He said, "I'mma pour out my spirit again,
"but it'll be in conjunctionwith end time events."
- [Paul] Rick Joyner ofMorningstar Ministries
believes that 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'sthe 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
is becoming increasingly 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 1990s.
He points out some have saidthis will be a faceless,
nameless revival because God wants to use
every willing person in the entire church,
not just 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 their shoesand say God send me.
- How beautiful are feet ofthem that bring good news.
How shall they hearunless there's a 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 revival rumbling
just under the surface inAmerica 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 cometo New York and the nation.
- Well first of all,this is a call for prayer
over New York for revival.
How did it all come about?
- This is the week whereNew York City comes together
and we bring in to the city
around $6 million worth of resources
and we divide them upbetween thousands of churches
and we hit the streets.
We've been hitting thestreets back to back
every day for the last seven days.
I just preached the Gospel on Macy's
right there at the mostwell-known store in the world,
they say, the Miracle on 34th Street
became the real miracle on 34th Street
as Nicole Simone led worshipand we all gathered there
in thousands to preach the Gospel
and people got saved so thenwe're culminating tonight
with prayer for revivalbecause we're seeing God move
in such powerful ways and onthe 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 touch 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, youhave to know the culture
extremely well so that you can highlight
the beautiful things about Jesus.
So we work together tirelesslybecause it's so tough.
But we know the enemy cantry to get in and divide
and we wanna see a newrevival happen in this city
where it's consistent, 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 unity.
I understand that there willbe a diverse group of people
that will be attending tonight.
Talk about why that is so important
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
and the diversity issue,so we just feel like
it's important as the Chinesechurch, the Korean church,
the Black church, the Whitechurch, the Latino church,
and Native American church,that we all show 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, as anAfrican-American and half Latino
we bring a lot of passion and excitement.
You know, some of our Asian brothers,
they love to see the stats and the figures
and how this is all gonna work.
And then you know, we havesome of our White audience
that's with us like, OK,well how could we organize
and make sure that this is working.
And when you just see justthe beautiful diversity
of the body lending itshand 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 youtime, sir, God bless you.
- Oh, thank you, and lovethe work that you're doing
and continue the greatwork, thank you so much.
- Thank you.
- Still ahead, thousands of Christians
believing for revival, praying for it,
and also calling onfellow believers like you
to help usher it in and be a part of it.
Earlier we told you aboutgroups of Christians
hoping for a third great awakening.
CBN's Paul Strand brings us more
on how they're preparingby faith to be a part 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-known,charismatic leaders
were just answering such questions
at the location where the revival
known as the TorontoBlessing stated 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 helped started thousands
of churches and fellowships in Mozambique
and around the world.
She says she's had a vision of such a wave
that she says it's a glory wave.
- And I saw the waveand it's full of faces.
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 ofGod, every tribe, tongue,
and nation, who are gonnago 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.
- And all these littleboats on the top of it
and then this wave crestedand came crashing to shore.
(mimics waves crashing)
And it was just a suddenwonderful outpouring of God
that was just sweeping.
- [Paul] Some may feel thatsuch a revival is impossible
in this dark, immoral age,but theology professor
Michael Brown says he'sstudied several times
American history wherethe most learned men
thought Christianity wasdying 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 Christians
can stand for such truth andstill win over the worldly
who may despise that truth.
- We need a fresh baptismof love for a sinful world
and a 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.
That we also have to recognize
that the darkness always hates the light.
We have to quit trying toplease people and be accepted.
We must speak 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 a part of preparing for revival.
- I think we can up our prayer lives.
We can reprioritize 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 bridegroom King.
We wanna lift Him up andlift Him up and lift Him up.
As He be lifted up allmen will be drawn to Him.
- [Paul] Jeri Hill isthe widow of Steve Hill,
the evangelist at the center
of the 1995 Brownsville Revival.
- And at one point he wasgonna 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 outhe preached a revival
couldn't supersaturate thewhole world 'til every believer
becomes an evangelistto 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 andlove Jesus and then shine.
Don't be afraid to share your testimony.
- [Paul] Paul Strand CBN News reporting
from the Light the FireAgain conference in Toronto.
- Up next, it's time topray here on Showcase.
Stay with us.(upbeat music)
Won't you pray with us?
Dear Lord we thank you for Yourgreat 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, thatwhosoever believes in Him
should not perish, but have eternal life.
And we pray for the truth ofthis Scripture from John 3:16
to go across the globe toall nations that men, women,
and children may knowYour 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 allthe nations of the world
to be Yours, and we praybelieving that You will answer
according to the marvelous promises,
the marvelous promises of your Word.
And we ask all of this now inthe name of Jesus Christ amen.
Thanks for praying with me.
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