DAY 38 – Heroes Will Arise
Heroes will arise from the dust of obscure and despised circumstances, whose names will be in blazoned on heaven’s eternal page of fame. The spirit is brooding over our land again as at creations dawn, and the fiat of God goes forth. “Let there be light.”Brother, sister, if we all believed God, can you realize what would happen? Many of us here are living for nothing else. A volume of believing prayer is this ascending to the throne night and day. Los Angeles, Southern California, and the whole continent shall surely find itself here long in the throes of a mighty revival by the spirit and power of God. – Frank Bartleman, November 16, 1905, Five Months Before Azusa Street
Then Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and news of Him went out through all the surrounding region. And He taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all. – Luke 4:14-15
Dear brothers and sisters who have joined us on this epic Jesus Fast, you now stand before a door into the most outrageous adventure of following the Lamb wherever He goes. You can go through that door and take the risk of leaving all behind for the sake of the Gospel or you can turn back from that door and become a mere mortal. This is your watershed moment that will affect the rest of your life, your world, and the world around you.
Who could have guessed that the timing of this fast would be at the time of the coronavirus? The fast is not the finale; the fast was a preparation for your future-forward movement. Now you need to put feet to your prayers and the revelation that you have received during this season. Jesus did not just say, “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send forth laborers” (Matt. 9:38), he said, “Go ye therefore” (Matt. 28:19). The coronavirus has ripened the fields of harvest in ways we could not have imagined. Men and women are screaming for hope and help, for a foundation on which to stand. You have the message they need. Even now, tens of thousands are giving their lives to Christ during online church services and web chats. 2020 is becoming the year of the most expansive evangelistic assault on the gates of Hades. You cannot go back to normal. In fact, the world cannot go back to normal. Now, keep the fires of your fast burning brightly by intentionally and purposefully picking up your sickle and joining the tens of thousands who are running headlong into the ripened fields of harvest. Do not let the multitudes of the lost and dying say, “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved” (Jeremiah 8:20)!
Get practical. Join the GO2020 movement (go2020.world/home) that is calling for 100 million laborers from nations around the world to go into the streets this summer and evangelize, daring to believe for 1 billion souls to be reached! Join an evangelism team. Reach out with simple acts of kindness to your neighbors. Pray for 5 unbelievers who don’t yet know Jesus. Prayer walk your neighborhoods and, when God gives you the release, go home to home and ask if they need prayer. Pray for boldness to preach the Word. Pray for open doors. And when they open, throw yourself into them.
And now, are you one of those heroes who will arise from the dust of obscure and despised circumstances? You will be! You are coming out of this fast in the power of the Holy Spirit! You are not a common man or woman! Will your name be emblazoned on heaven’s eternal page of fame? The world is in expectancy of the coming of the Lord and the Spirit is brooding over your nation again. Those who sit in the shadow of death and darkness are about to see a great light. Friend, let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
Would you make this decision today? Make this your declaration: I refuse to go back to normal! I am not a mere Christian; I am a disciple! I will be the answer to my 40 days of fasting prayer. I will go! I will go!
Lou Engle Ministries exists to mobilize fasting and contending prayer, to envision and empower Stadium Christianity, and to mobilize justice prayer movements into the nations of the earth.
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