“If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
(2 Chronicles 7: 14)
On May 19, the Global Day of Prayer, Christians in almost every country will assemble to pray. Many will gather in prayer groups in homes, local churches, businesses and some may even assemble in large stadiums and other public venues. In some places television, radio and internet will help to connect and align our prayers in an even greater way.
The National Day of Prayer in the United States is this Thursday, May 2, 2013. The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, with many observances on city hall steps, in front of state capitols, at schools, as well as in thousands of churches. By going to the National Day of prayer website, www.nationaldayofprayer.org, a search of events in your local area can be made.
This year’s Honorary Chairman is Pastor Greg Laurie, senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside and Harvest Orange County in Irvine, California.
The Azusa Street Mission & Historical Society announced Pastor Silas Malafaia of Brazil as this year’s prestigious William J. Seymour Award winner, recognized for his years of dedicated service in ministry, integrity, and leadership.
He will receive the award at the 6th Annual Azusafest taking place April 19-21 in São Paulo, Brazil.
The Seymour Award has been awarded since 2006 and honors a senior leader in ministry who exhibits the characteristics of the Lord’s humble servant, William J. Seymour. Seymour, an African American minister, came to Los Angeles over a century ago to share the gospel and in April of 1906, a powerful outpouring of the Holy Spirit occurred when Bishop Seymour gathered with a small group of worshippers.
The annual Global Leadership Summit (2013) convened Monday night in Los Angeles with some of the worlds’ prominent Pentecostal leaders under the invitation of Rev. David Andrade. They came from North, Central and South America, the Middle and Far East, Africa and India, representing all races.
The unexpected guest speaker at the Global Leadership Summit on Tuesday night was Verna Linzey who had just returned from a crusade in Trenton, New Jersey where revival fires broke out upon clergy and laity alike from the New York and New Jersey areas. Continue reading →
The task of reaching almost 1 1/2 billion people cannot be accomplished through trained pastors alone. There would never be enough. The answer lies in training believers to share their faith in the power of the Holy Spirit, and one-on-one.
The B2J or Back to Jerusalem movement within the Church in China is doing just that and the Word is spreading so rapidly that it boggles the mind.
Revival is spreading throughout Egypt…a revival of faith in Jesus Christ. During the first weekend in October, 10,000 young people gathered in the desert 60 miles north of Cairo to sing, pray and worship the Lord.
The youth gathering was followed up with an even larger event at the same location — an October 25-28 “Count It Right” Christian rally which drew 45,000 people. Hundreds of buses brought in people of all ages to the conference grounds, which also hosted artistic and sports activities.
The idea of more than 200,000 former Muslims coming to faith in Sub-Saharan Africa within a few short years is mind-boggling. But entire mosques in Sub-Saharan Africa coming to faith? That news is even harder to wrap one’s mind around, but it is in fact what is happening according to reports from a former church planter among Muslims in West Africa.
In the new book Miraculous Movements, Jerry Trousdale, now director of International Ministries for CityTeam International, records amazing and inspiring stories of faith among Muslim communities in Africa. The author opens up a new world to Western readers, taking them into the heart of the “miraculous movement” of God in Africa that is transforming the hearts of Muslims.
Recently Pastor Bent Altschul held six pastoral revival and teaching meetings in Sweden and Denmark. The results were astounding. Gathered from among multi-denominational backgrounds, pastors and ministry leaders united in sharing the awakening by the Holy Spirit.
Throughout the teaching meetings the recurring theme of ‘the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophesy,’ emerged and the deeper meaning of many Bible verses and teachings were stirred up among serious leaders. After one of the conferences a local Swedish evangelists testified, “It was wonderful to hear Pastor Altschul speak about God’s spirit and His presence among us, and Pastor Bent always points to Jesus. This is really what we want, and it is the awakening to the time we live in, namely close to midnight of the nations.”