Welcome to the VisionCast for the Prophetic:
…For the Call to Revolution
Featuring Lou Engle
Vision Cast December 2006
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It is my pleasure to feature in this vision cast a Godly man of passion and focus that I have known for many years. Lou Engle and I have had the wonderful privilege of interacting over the last several years on issues concerning the historic moves of the Holy Spirit in revival. A deepening hunger from the Lord keeps grabbing hold of our souls until we can no longer just read about the great moves of God in the past.
We want to see a whole generation arise that passionately sacrifices the temporal pleasures of this life to embrace the call of God to seize the moment in which we live. Do you want to see a radical change take place in the church and society as a whole? If you do, then read Lou's challenge below, and you will also want to join us for The Secret Place Gathering ~ Addicted to His Presence in Nashville, TN.
In the excerpt from Elijah's Revolution below Lou shares the history of The Call and it foundations. I was privileged to be a part of these events from the beginning and attended each of The Call Gatherings. One gathering that had great significant to me was The Call Dallas. I had been in same stadium a generation earlier as part of a Bill Bright Crusade where I had made a life changing commitment. Years later I was standing in that same place with my oldest son at The Call Dallas. It was amazing and a life impacting experience.
Another of The Call Gatherings was scheduled to be held but never came to fruition. That was The Call Nashville! Even when the last event was completed, God still had a plan for Nashville in His heart. The Call was then replaced by The Cause and then the Justice House of Prayer movement. But the Holy Spirit began to stir again the desire to see The Call go forth into the nation and it is re-launching here in Nashville, TN on 7/7/07 at Titan's Stadium. I am excited to serve as the Chairman of the Board for The Call and be a part of this next wave of events that will usher in the revolution that Lou and I describe below!
Lou will cast the vision for The Call Nashville at the Saturday luncheon on January 20, 2007, during The Secret Place Gathering. This will be the first of many regional The Call events leading up to the 2008 elections. Lou will also be speaking at the closing session on Saturday night, which is open to the public as space allows. You will not want to miss this opportunity to hear Lou's heart of passion for revival in the youth and government of our nation!!! Plan to come and be a part of The Secret Place Gathering ~ Addicted To His Presence 2007 on January 18th-20th.
Get infected with a radical passion for our lovely savior that will propel you to join the cries of multitudes of others - "is there not a cause in the land?"
Blessings and I look forward to seeing you there...
James W. Goll
…For the Call to Revolution
An excerpt from Chapter One
of Elijah's Revolution
by James W. Goll and Lou Engle
By 5:30 in the morning on Saturday, September 2, 2000, the National Mall in Washington, DC was already buzzing with the presence of 270,000 people. Thousands more were arriving every minute. Before the end of the day a crowd estimated at 400,000 mostly zealous Christian young people jammed the Mall for an event unlike any other in recent memory. The Call DC brought together youth and adults from all over the U.S. and many other nations, summoning them to burn with passion for Jesus and an all consuming desire to turn America back to God.
Although the worship was awesome, this assembly had not come just to sing songs. Although the speakers were dynamic and challenging, this massive gathering had not come to listen to preaching. They had come to pray.
This was not a day of celebration. It was not a feast, but a fast! The Call DC was a solemn assembly in the spirit of that called forth in the Book of Joel:
'Yet even now,' declares the Lord, 'return to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, weeping, and mourning; and rend your heart and not your garments.' Now return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, abounding in loving kindness, and relenting of evil.…Blow a trumpet in Zion, consecrate a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly, gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children and the nursing infants (Joel 2:12-13,15-16a).
The Call's vision statement was clear.
The Call is a solemn assembly bringing together two generations for the purpose of praying and fasting for the revival and transformation of our cities and our nation.
For 12 straight hours young people and adults alike wept and worshiped, confessed and repented, and fasted and prayed, calling on Almighty God with desperation to pour out His Spirit in a new 'great awakening' that would shake America to her very foundations. One specific focus of The Call DC was to challenge those attending to commit themselves to a 40 day fast to pray for the United States, particularly in view of the upcoming national elections. Much of the 'platform ministry' from the worship to the prayer and intercession was led by young people themselves. We envisioned, but we empowered them to lead.
September 2, 2000, marked a spiritual 'watershed' in America's history. The United States faces a moral and spiritual crisis of unprecedented proportions. Decades of neglect, disobedience, and passivity by many in the Church have produced a 'cultural Christianity' that lacks revelation and is devoid of true spiritual power. Immorality and worldliness have made steady inroads into the lives of countless believers. Rationalism and humanism rule in the majority of colleges and universities across the land. Landmark legislation and court decisions have legalized abortion on demand and all but removed the Church's prophetic voice from the public arena. Hollywood and the television and music industries fill the theaters, stadiums, auditoriums, and airwaves with all kinds of filth, immorality, and godless philosophies. As a result, the nation stands at a crossroads: either turn back to God or face greater deterioration and ultimately His judgment.
Critical times call for a radical response from the people of God. Traditional means, methods, and modes of thought are insufficient to meet the needs of the present hour. A more drastic approach is required. In every generation God summons forth Nazirites from within His people 'separated' men and women who are satisfied with nothing less than undivided devotion to Christ, uncompromising obedience to His will, and unflinching engagement with a culture that is hostile to the things of God. The Call DC was merely one visible expression of this summons, a great cross-generational move of God in this day and age that can only be described as revolutionary.
A YOUTH EXTRAVAGANZA
THAT WILL ROCK THE NATIONS
Revolutions rarely begin suddenly. Instead, they grow up over time as people become less and less satisfied with conditions as they are. One incident leads to another and tensions mount until finally one catalytic event becomes the flash point that propels them into action. The American Revolution did not occur overnight. Among other things, it arose because of a long series of actions by the British Parliament that many colonists felt were attacks on their civil liberties. Discontent and unrest grew until April 1775 when clashes between colonial militia and British regulars at Concord and Lexington, Massachusetts, became the flash point that sparked the colonies into open rebellion.
A spiritual revolution is underway in America, and it is already going global. The Holy Spirit is the instigator and He is doing a mighty work in the midst of God's people. Like any other revolution, the decay of the moral climate had been building up for some time.
Many people remember Stand in the Gap, the Promise Keepers sponsored meeting on October 4, 1997, which brought hundreds of thousands of men from every denomination and walk of life together on the Mall in Washington, DC. Businessmen and bikers, engineers and architects, doctors and lawyers, students and teachers stood side by side for hours and worshiped, confessed, repented, and prayed together. It was a seminal event.
One year earlier, in November 1996, Jim Goll had a dream that was prophetically related to these mass gatherings in the nation's capital.
I heard an audible voice which said, Out of the belly of the Promise Keepers movement will come forth a youth extravaganza that will rock the nations. The stadiums will be filled. The stadiums will be filled as out of the belly of the Promise Keepers movement comes forth a youth extravaganza that will rock the nations.
I awoke from this dream to the awareness of the presence of God permeating the bedroom. Immediately I was catapulted into an open vision where I saw a massive outdoor football stadium filled with young people who were radically worshiping God. Beams of laser light crisscrossed the sky and came together to form a huge cross that was high and lifted up above the stadium. At the same time an enormous screen at one end of the stadium was displaying a graphic multimedia presentation of the crucifixion of Christ. As a hammer pounded nails through the wrists of Jesus, in the background I heard people singing 'Didn't He,' an old song from the Jesus Movement of the 1970s, with the words, 'And the hammer fell on the wooden nails'…
As all this was occurring, the spirit of conviction of sin began falling upon the young people, and they started crying out to the Lord for mercy and screaming, What must I do to be saved? It was then that I heard aloud in the room once again the words, 'Out of the belly of the Promise Keepers movement will come forth a youth extravaganza that will rock the nations.'
At that time I had no idea at all that a year later the Promise Keepers would be holding Stand in the Gap in Washington, DC, or that in another three years hundreds of thousands of young people would gather at the same place for The Call DC.
A MILLION KIDS ON THE MALL
Not long after Stand in the Gap, Lou Engle was preaching in Phoenix, Arizona, on the subject of the Nazirite vow and how a modern Nazirite generation would arise and be 'the hinge of history.' During that meeting, in a divine encounter completely separate from Jim's, Lou received a prophetic vision of a youth counterpart to Stand in the Gap that could put a million young people on the Mall in Washington, DC. Caught up with this vision, Lou began preaching it at youth conferences all over the country.
A year and a half later, in the spring of 1999, a nameless, faceless woman who had never heard Lou preach came up to him and asked, Lou, have you ever thought about putting a million kids on the Mall in DC to pray for a massive shift of revival in America? When Lou answered that he had been preaching this vision for a year and a half, she said, I want to give you $100,000 as seed money to help launch it.'
This was one week before the shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Every revolution has a flash point, and for the spiritual revolution now underway among America's youth, that flash point was Columbine.
Although Lou was excited about the financial support and this confirmation of his vision, he really did not know how to begin to put it all together. One thing quickly led to another. When Lou shared this experience a couple of days later with two prayer leaders from the East Coast, they advised him to get in touch with Bart Pierce, pastor of the Rock City Church in Baltimore, Maryland. As the organizer of Washington for Jesus, a prayer event that drew 800,000 people to the National Mall in 1988, Bart had the experience and the contacts to help realize Lou's vision.
At first Lou did not see how in the world he could get connected with Bart Pierce. The very next week, however, Lou and his family were in the Baltimore Washington area to attend a wedding and enjoy a few days of vacation. On Sunday Lou preached at a church in Philadelphia. Afterwards, the pastor came up and said, 'Lou, I was in a pastor's meeting and met Bart Pierce. When I told him that you were preaching at my church, he said, 'I need to meet with him.' '
The very next day Lou found himself in Bart Pierce's office where they discussed Lou's vision for putting a million kids on the Mall in Washington. As it turned out, Rock City Church was at that very time hosting a large prayer gathering where many different churches had come together to pray for God to break the hard shell of Washington, DC. One of the speakers was Dutch Sheets, who shared his vision of young people coming to the nation's capital and of revival fire falling on Washington.
For a long time God had been at work in different places imparting into many different hearts threads of His vision and desire for America and for this present generation. Now He was weaving those threads together into a tapestry of divine purpose, calling His people not just to revival but to radical revolution, Elijah's Revolution.
RESTORING THE HEARTS
OF THE FATHERS AND THE CHILDREN
The closing verses of the last book of the Old Testament contain a remarkable prophecy. After spending three chapters taking the Israelites to task for their public and private sins and for rebelling against God, Malachi ends with these encouraging words from the Lord:
Remember the law of Moses My servant, even the statutes and ordinances which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel. Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord. And he will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the land with a curse Malachi 4:4-6.
First, the Lord charges the people to 'remember the law of Moses' as found in the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible, and as embodied specifically in the Ten Commandments, which they were violating. Then He promises to send 'Elijah the prophet' to usher in a period of restoration that will turn the hearts of the fathers and the children to each other and back to God. This trans-generational awakening will occur 'before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord' and will prevent the 'curse' of God's judgment from smiting the land or even reverse it if necessary.
The Gospels of Matthew and Luke make it clear that John the Baptist was the historical fulfillment of God's promise in Malachi to 'send…Elijah the prophet.' John was also the prophetic forerunner who prepared the way for the coming of Christ. Through His life, death, and resurrection, Jesus certainly turned the hearts of many fathers (and mothers) and children back to the heavenly Father and inaugurated an age of grace in which the judgment of God is averted to give everyone an opportunity to hear the gospel and repent.
However, the nature of biblical prophecy is such that in many instances there may be more than one fulfillment. In Malachi 4:5, for example, the phrase 'the great and terrible day of the Lord' is a common prophetic expression understood to refer not so much to Christ's first coming as to His second coming. In this context Malachi 4:5-6 can be seen as prophesying a spirit of Elijah that will arise in the end times, igniting a trans-generational awakening that will turn the hearts of the fathers and the children back to God and prepare the way for the triumphant return of Christ.
Already there are signs that this has begun to happen. Stand in the Gap was powerful and significant evidence that the Promise Keepers movement has an anointing of turning the hearts of the fathers to the children and back to the Father. This anointing even now has moved beyond the borders of the United States and entered Europe and other lands. Many Christian leaders believe it will continue to progress across the globe as a forerunner ministry that is part of a latter day fulfillment of Malachi's prophecy.
Then, out of the belly of the Promise Keepers movement and sparked by Columbine, came The Call DC, one of several indicators signifying the arising of a new generation of 'children' whose hearts are being turned back both to their earthly fathers and to their heavenly Father.
The Call DC was not a one time event. It was a catalyst that opened a door to new beginnings. On September 22, 2001, The Call New England drew an estimated 50,000 believers to Boston's City Hall Plaza. For 12 hours participants fasted, repented for the sins of both the Church and the nation, and prayed for revival, spiritual transformation, and ethnic, gender, and generational reconciliation in every area of society. This solemn assembly was especially urgent and timely in the wake of the horrific terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington just 11 days earlier.
As the Spirit of God leads, plans are underway for similar gatherings in San Francisco, Dallas, Los Angeles, Nashville (July 7, 2007), New York City (June 29, 2002), San Diego and other cities as well as international locations such as England (July 13, 2002), Germany, Korea (November 2002), and the Philippines (November 30, 2002). This radical voice crying in the wilderness is going to spread like a prairie grass fire across the nations of the earth.
A revolution is underway today in a spiritual and moral environment that resembles in many respects that which existed in Israel when the original prophet Elijah made his mark. How did Elijah bring a revolution about?
A Revolution Awaits! Come take your place!!!
Lou Engle and James W. Goll
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and Encounters Network Sponsored Events:
Starting the Year Off Right Conf.
James W. Goll, Chuck Pierce, Peter Wagner, Cindy Jacobs, Barbara Wentroble, Kimberly Daniels, Paul Keith Davis, Barbara Yoder, Paul Wilbur and others
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Denton, TX 76201
January 5 @ 7 pm
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Franklin, TN 37064
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