Movement News & Conversation

  • Whatever the Cost

    Posted in Revival Stories, by Randy Hekman.
    March 3, 2015

    Twin brothers with a passion for Jesus Christ, David and Jason Benham seek to follow Him in ways best described by the title of their recently-published book, Whatever the Cost.


    As successful entrepreneurs, the Benhams have built multiple enterprises, resulting in their efforts being featured in numerous business magazines and journals.

    In 2012, David and Jason helped organize Charlotte714, a city-wide call for spiritual awakening in their hometown of Charlotte, NC.

    Due to their stand for Christ and His Word, the brothers have also felt the sting of rejection by a culture that increasingly considers God’s standards unacceptably intolerant ...

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  • Pray for Awakening on Our College Campuses

    Posted in OneCry Movements, Revival Praying, National Revival, by David Smithers.
    Feb. 24, 2015

    [Editor’s Note: As we continue to turn, pray, and unite, let’s focus our attention on the world of higher education. Our good friends at Collegiate Day of Prayer have been mobilizing churches and campus ministries to seek God for a spiritual awakening on college campuses for the last six years.

    If you would like to link arms with thousands of people across our nation to intercede for students and professors on February 26, please register to pray and adopt a campus here.

    While the following was written for those participating in the Collegiate Day of Prayer, it contains ...

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  • Does God Hear Our Cry?

    Posted in Pastors & Churches, by Bill Elliff.
    Feb. 24, 2015

    It came about in the course of those many days that the king of Egypt died. And the sons of Israel sighed because of the bondage, and they cried out; and their cry for help because of their bondage rose up to God. So God heard their groaning; and God remembered His covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. God saw the sons of Israel, and God took notice of them (Exodus 2:23-25 NASB).

    There are moments in life where all we have is a cry.

    The Israelites were there. They had suffered under Egyptian bondage for 400 years. The ...

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  • Blindsided by Culture’s Lies (Part 2): Retirement

    Posted in Personal Revival, by Randy Hekman.
    Feb. 17, 2015

    I am amazed at how much the world’s way of doing things influences us followers of Christ. Without constant thought and prayer, we ingest the world’s notions of things like we inhale the air we breathe. We need consistently to compare the values our world teaches with Scripture’s wisdom.

    Take the concept of retirement, for example. The American Dream says we are to work tirelessly for most of our lives so we can spend our last years lounging on beaches, traveling the world, and playing golf. After all, we’ve earned it!

    But where do we get ...

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  • Blindsided by Culture's Lies (Part 1)

    Posted in Personal Revival, Revival Praying, by Randy Hekman.
    Feb. 10, 2015

    It amazes me how unaware we are of the degree to which our surrounding world consistently impacts our lives and those we love. Perhaps our lack of awareness is due to the fact that we humans relatively quickly adapt ourselves to gradual changes in our surroundings; and, like sheep, we often unthinkingly follow the lifestyles of those around us, even when caution may be in order.

    While not all cultural patterns are negative, many societal trends in recent decades are clearly contrary to explicit or implicit biblical teachings. Yet, because culture consistently bombards us with its messages, it is so ...

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  • Retreating and Fasting for Revival

    Posted in Pastors & Churches, by Bill Elliff.
    Feb. 10, 2015

    The nationwide revival we long for is a sovereign work of God. We cannot manipulate Him.

    But on the human side, we are called to pursue Him and His manifest presence all the time. We should be taking every deliberate step to invite and experience Him in our daily lives.

    Extended Time

    It was at this time that He went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God (Luke 6:12 NASB).

    I have often wondered at our arrogance about taking extended time to meet with God. If the Son of God ...

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  • ALL Black Lives Matter

    Posted in Revival Praying, by J. Kenneth Blackwell.
    Feb. 3, 2015

    Legal abortion in America has taken the lives of 57 million unborn boys and girls since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, and it is one of the prime reasons we are now under the judgment of God. The op ed piece piece below, by Kenneth Blackwell, communicates the tragedy of abortion particularly as it impacts the African-American community in our country.

    A little about the author: Kenneth began his political career as one of Cincinnati’s youngest mayors. He went on to hold many other distinctions, including Ohio’s Treasurer, Secretary of State, Undersecretary of the U.S ...

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  • Revive Indiana

    Posted in Revival Stories, Revival Praying, City-wide revival, Movement Updates, by Randy Hekman.
    Jan. 28, 2015

    God is at work! He has led Kyle Martin and his team to travel to the Goshen area of northern Indiana to pray and believe Him to do a mighty work. Already He has done some unusual things, and we are eager to share some of them with you.

    Listen to this audio interview between OneCry’s Randy Hekman and Time to Revive’s Kyle Martin. Then head over to ReviveIndiana.org and watch some short video posts of who God is touching and what He’s been up to. Prepare to be excited and encouraged, and then motivated to ...

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  • New OneCry App Released!

    Posted in Movement Updates, by OneCry Team.
    Jan. 23, 2015

    Thanks to the generosity of a friend of the ministry, we have a new OneCry app you can download (for free) to your iPhones and iPads (we hope to add Android functionality soon) that includes the following:

    • It brings you our daily prayer from the OneCry Prayer Guide and allows you to say, along with thousands of others, “I prayed!”
    • It gives you the ability to get caught up on OneCry News and Conversations, along with our weekly blogs and special items of interest.
    • It allows a person to join the movement, actually sign the OneCry Declaration, and see how ...

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  • Are You Hungry?

    Posted in Pastors & Churches, by Bill Elliff.
    Jan. 20, 2015

    We get what we want. If our deceived minds vainly believe the world’s food will satisfy us, we will stand in line at its cafeteria. But when the meal is done and we find ourselves still empty, we must remember that there is another table.

    The psalmist knew this. Psalm 119:145-152 is a record of his passion, his hunger for God’s reviving—his desire for God to bring him life in its fullness.

    And his hunger led to a deep cry for revival.

    A Passionate Cry

    “I cried with all my heart; answer me, O Lord! I ...

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