The day has come and gone by. I am so glad that my whole family and members from our congregation attended the Joel 2 Solemn Assembly called by Rick Perry in Houston. I loved seeing the body of Christ cross racial barriers, age barriers, denominational barriers in order to repent and worship Jesus. I pray that the unity in Jesus will continue to grow as we repent and worship him. I once heard someone say, "The truth is not a teaching but a person."
Some well known people took the stage as well as many whom I did not know. They included Dr. James Dobson, Tony Evans, John Hagee, Rick Perry, Sam Brownback, and Vicki Bright. It was interesting to see John Hagee speaking with the IHOP worship team behind him, including Mike Bickle and Misty Edwards.
I hope these events are called all over America and over the nations of the earth. Like I said before, it was so amazing to see the body of Christ come together.
A side note about unity, I am appalled that we glory in our denominational names when it is blatantly against Scripture in 1 Corinthians chapters 1 and 3. Even Jesus declares that a house divided will not stand. We must repent of our pride and love each other in the body of Christ. If we don't, Paul says that we are immature and not spiritual people at all. (1 Cor 3:1-4)
The Response was a Solemn Assembly gathering based on Joel chapter 2. This book of the Bible declared that in times of trouble, a nation must assemble to pray and fast in order to return to the Lord and avert judgement. I believe that the world is entering a time of shaking: economic, wars, disease, famine, natural disaster. They will continue to increase. We must find ourselves "under the shadow of his wings" as in Psalm 91.
One reason I believe that we are headed to some dark times (as well as glorious times) is the prophetic history of the International House of Prayer. Please listen to the prophetic history of IHOP called Encountering Jesus. In it, there are specific words that help explain where much of the church is headed. It is to be considered and prayed about.
Mike Bickle, director of IHOP, has come under scrutiny because of his involvement in The Response, but the stories recorded in the Encountering Jesus series simply amaze me.
This is the new version of the Encountering Jesus series.
You can download the mp3s, notes and watch the videos.
This is the old version of the Encountering Jesus series.
You can download the mp3s. I've heard these like ten times or more.
What do I think about Rick Perry's role in the event? Good for him to get involved and pray. Do I trust him? Not yet. Do I think he was sincere in prayer? Yeah, probably. Why do I have a hard time trusting him? I heard that he had attended a Bilderberg meeting. If you do not know what Bilderberg is, teach yourself on Youtube and Google.
UNTIL A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WILL OPENLY TALK ABOUT THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN BILDERBERG, AND THE PROBLEMS WITH THE FEDERAL RESERVE IN THIS COUNTRY, I FIND IT HARD TO TRUST THEM.
That is why I respect Ron Paul. He may not want to abolish abortion at a national level, but he wants to shrink the national government's power and get us out of the path to global NWO government, and he wants the power to return to the people and the states. If the people and the states had the power, they would vote to get rid of abortion themselves.