I keep getting drawn back to that amazing story in Ezekiel 37 when God brings the prophet to the valley full of dry bones. Think how depressing it would be to see piles of dead, dry, motionless bones!
As I imagine this scene, I can almost hear the far-off howl of some desert animal and feel the scorching heat of the sun beating down on me, as I wonder what God has in mind. Scripture says, “He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were ...
A few months ago, God placed on my heart a burden for revival, in the church where I pastor and in my city. As I was praying, God gave me a very unusual idea.
I began to pray for Christians who were not members of my church to come to our campus and pray for us and our revival services. I asked that these people not attend the services, but be in a prayer room seeking God, asking Him to revive our church and send spiritual awakening to Benton, Arkansas.
As I was praying for this, God allowed me to ...
We have a weak and limited view of God. Because our relationship with Him is often driven only by our personal concerns, we forget that He is the God who moves nations.
“He has established His throne in the heavens, and His sovereignty rules over all” (Psalm 103:19 NASB). While God is “intimately acquainted with all our ways” (Psalm 139:3), He is also overseeing all of human history.
In His rule, God’s judgments play an essential role. Like pain to the human body, God’s judging hand can rest on a man, a family ...
OneCry Reno is growing. March 1 was the second annual gathering of churches and ministries from Reno, Nevada, and nearly 700 people attended.
The day before saw a smaller meeting of revival leaders from other American cities, held at Reno Christian Fellowship. These leaders all possess a heart for revival for their own cities, and they came to learn more by observing Reno’s experience and listening to each other.
The cities represented included Asheville (NC), Cartersville (GA), Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Central Florida, Grand Rapids, Little Rock, Minneapolis, Oklahoma City, Reno, Russellville (KY), San Antonio, and Syracuse.
Those in attendance ...
One Pastor’s Journey to the Heart of a Reviving God
“I’ve got to experience the presence of God in a real and life-changing way, or I’m done with ministry.”
Many of our OneCry team will remember Paul Gruber, the man who felt led of God to bike from Michigan to Florida last summer on behalf of OneCry. All along the way, Paul prayed for and proclaimed the need of and hope for revival in America.
Now Paul senses a new challenge from the Lord: to bike from Michigan to Colorado and then meet with a group of men to climb four separate mountains and pray there for revival in our nation. He already has a number of takers ...
In the last two articles, we have looked at Jonathan Edwards’ amazing call to the church in his day:
An Humble Attempt to Promote
Explicit Agreement and Visible Union of God’s People
in Extraordinary Prayer for the Revival of Religion
and the Advancement of Christ’s Kingdom on Earth
Edwards’ observations and call were not just for his generation. The principles he related are biblical and timeless. And it is amazing how they are exactly what we need to hear right now. We need …
Explicit Agreement and Visible Union, which we explained in the previous articles. But all of ...
OneCry Director Randy Hekman recently spoke with Roma Downey, co-producer with her husband, Mark Burnett, of the motion picture Son of God, being released this Friday, February 28. Roma is also known as the star of the TV series Touched by an Angel, that inspired many people a few years ago. Mark and Roma’s company, LightWorkers Media, produced the 12-hour miniseries The Bible, aired on The History Channel and seen by over 100 million people.
Son of God puts, for the first time in decades, the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus on the big screen (opening on 3 ...