Movement News & Conversation

  • 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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  • Judgment and OneCry: What’s the Connection?

    Posted in Personal Revival, by Laine Johnson.
    Jan. 20, 2015

    Why is the OneCry movement calling Christ’s followers to turn, pray, and unite? Why is OneCry “A Nationwide Call for Spiritual Awakening”?

    In part, the answer is because of the growing spiritual darkness of our nation and of the church, and the fact that we believe the only solution to our personal and national problems (sin) is a nationwide revival and awakening.

    But the other part of the equation is that we are a nation under judgment. Not just a nation under judgment, but a church under discipline and judgment.

    Dr. Greg Frizzell, in his book Iceberg Dead Ahead ...

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  • Nehemiah Conference Invitation

    by OneCry Team.
    Jan. 12, 2015

    Many great movements of God have begun with business leaders. On September 23, 1857, Jeremiah Lanphier, a former merchant, sat in the Old Dutch North Church in New York City, prepared to seek God for revival in the hearts of businessmen through prayer with others. If the first 30 minutes had been an indication of what was to come, he would have folded up his table and gone home.

    It was not until the midpoint of the initial prayer hour that he saw his first visitor. However, his trust in God never wavered. By the end of the hour, he ...

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  • Out of Many, One

    Posted in Personal Revival, by Randy Hekman.
    Jan. 12, 2015

    Those acquainted with OneCry know that our clarion call for spiritual awakening is turn, pray, and unite. We spend much time and effort talking about the first two: turning from sin (repentance) and the need for prayer. But we are less clear on sharing what it means to unite, other than encouraging Christians to “unite with other believers in spreading the hope of Christ-centered revival.”

    Certainly, we need to spread the hope of revival with others. But is there not more to this call for unity?

    One cannot read the Gospel of John without concluding that unity is a high ...

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  • What Is Your "Why"?

    Posted in Personal Revival, by John Barnes.
    Jan. 6, 2015

    Guest author John “Barney” Barnes is President of Warrior Spirit Ministries, whose goal is to awaken in Christian men their “warrior spirit.” Barney defines this as men having the heartfelt desire and determination to prepare and perfect in themselves what is needed to stand against evil in the service of others.

    Barney is a retired Naval aviator and author of Born to Be a Warrior. He also is part of our expanding OneCry network of city revival leaders, helping to provide leadership for revival and spiritual awakening in his hometown of Charleston, SC.

    While Barney’s primary audience is Christian ...

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  • A Year-End Thank-You Note

    Posted in Movement Updates, by Randy Hekman.
    Dec. 30, 2014

    Dear Friends of OneCry,

    God has recently touched my heart with this Scripture: “Oh, that their hearts would be inclined to fear me and keep all of my commands always, so that it might go well with them and their children forever!” (Deuteronomy 5:29).

    I am especially impacted by the little word Oh in this verse. It conveys the longing heart of our wonderful, caring, heavenly Father.

    Those of you who are parents know how this feels. We so desire our children to choose rightly so that, all things considered, their lives will flourish and they will lay up ...

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  • The Efficacy of Prayer

    Posted in Pastors & Churches, by Bill Elliff.
    Dec. 30, 2014

    Therefore He said that He would destroy them, had not Moses His chosen one stood before Him in the breach, to turn away His wrath, lest He destroy them (Psalm 106:23 NKJV).

    There are many who choose the “light” path in prayer. It’s understandable, but tragic, because they don’t understand what they are missing!

    Our Great Privilege

    Non-praying believers fail to realize the incredible opportunity we have been granted. Like Moses, we can stand in the breach before God! Like no others, we can approach God’s throne of grace to find mercy and grace to help ...

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  • RESET: A Prayer to Bring Hope

    Posted in Revival Stories, Revival Praying, by Chris McFarland.
    Dec. 23, 2014

    [Note: As a movement, OneCry seeks to partner with other groups that are pursuing revival among God’s people and spiritual awakening in our nation. The RESET movement, in their primary focus of calling younger followers of Christ to live wholeheartedly for Him, is one of those groups we are pleased to work with. The following was written by Chris McFarland, a key leader in the RESET movement. Feel free to share this with others.]

    RESET is about real prayers from real people. The message of RESET is that Jesus can and will reset your life. Jesus restores you to ...

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  • What Is God Doing in Your Town?

    Posted in Movement Updates, by Randy Hekman.
    Dec. 16, 2014

    Are the stirrings of revival beginning to be felt in your community yet? Something is definitely happening in many cities across our nation today.

    Take New York City, for example. In 1984, former missionaries to India Dr. Mac Pier and his wife felt the leading of God to move to New York and call churches there to pray together for their city. New York was in great need at the time, with the churches fragmented and the murder rate on the rise, reaching a high point in 1994 with 2,400 homicides.

    “Concerts of Prayer Greater New York” began when ...

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  • Are Police Officers Inherently Racist?

    Posted in Pastors & Churches, by Randy Hekman.
    Dec. 9, 2014

    Recent news reports suggest some law enforcement officials are acting with racial prejudice. Here’s my take.

    To begin with, there is this notion afoot that people in government are inherently worthy of wielding the sword of the state because somehow they are immune from the sin nature the rest of us possess. But the reality is that people in government are sinners like the rest of us. Are ordinary people subject to greed, deceptiveness, lust, and prejudice? Well, surprise: so are people in government!

    That’s why our framers established a system of checks and balances and separation of ...

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