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In July, while taking an extended time of praying, I heard God speaking to me. God was saying, "John, I want you to call the Church in America to Revival and Awakening." God followed this up by adding, "Invite pastors to join you in this." (On how to hear God's voice, see here.)
So, I am doing this. As of this writing, thirty-six pastors have joined. (Want to join us? Email me at - firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Think big, right? Think and see bigger and further than your experience.
Last Sunday I gave my fifth Revival and Awakening sermon. This coming Sunday (9/9/18) is #6 - Revival: Expect Unusual Divine Activity.
Part of my immersion includes using resources. Here are the ones I am currently reading. These books are so inspiring to me!
God's Forever Family: The Jesus People Movement in America, by Larry Eskridge
The Second Evangelical Awakening, by J. Edwin Orr
A God-Sized Vision: Revival Stories that Stretch and Stir, by Collin Hanson and John Woodbridge
The Fire of His Holiness: Prepare Yourself to Enter God's Presence, by Sergio Scataglini
Rut, Rot, or Revival: The Problem of Change and Breaking Out of the Status Quo, by A. W. Tozer
Why Revival Tarries, by Leonard Ravenhill
Revolution In the Church: Challenging the Religious System with a Call for Radical Change, by Michael L. Brown
Saving a Sick America: A Prescription for Moral and Cultural Transformation, by Michael L. Brown