***(UPDATED 1/13/13 VIDEOS AND A FEW THOUGHTS ADDED BELOW)**

AWAKENING THE REVIVAL

LOCATION-

CELEBRATION ARENA

9555 R.G. Skinner Parkway

Jacksonville, Florida 32256

DAY 1JANUARY 29th TUESDAY NIGHT

FEATURINGBISHOP T D JAKES

-DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 P.M.

-SERVICE BEGINS AT 7:00 P.M.

DAY 2 – JANUARY 30th WEDNESDAY NIGHT

FEATURING – STEVEN FURTICK

DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 P.M.

-SERVICE STARTS AT 7:00P.M.

DAY3 – JANUARY 31st THURSDAY NIGHT

FEATURINGJUDAH SMITH

-DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 P.M.

-SERVICE BEGINS AT 7:00 P.M.

DAY 4FEBRUARY 1st FRIDAY NIGHT

FEATURINGISRAEL HOUGHTON

-DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 P.M.

-SERVICE BEGINS AT 7:00 P.M.

DAY 5 -FEBRUARY 2nd SATURDAY

FEATURINGJOHN SIEBERLING

DOORS OPEN AT 5:00 P.M.

-SERVICE BEGINS AT 6:00 P.M.   SOURCE

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Well, another revival is about to take place, and once again we see some of the same names appearing on the schedule as we have seen in many other revivals and conferences in the recent past:  T D Jakes, Steven Furtick, Judah Smith, and Israel Houghton, as well.  And once again, many of us have valid reasons to be filled with concern.

If you choose to attend the AWAKENING REVIVAL,’ or to watch it  if it’s available online, please keep the Scriptures below in mind as you do, and please consider watching the videos below, as well.  Ask yourself if the focus of the ‘AWAKENING REVIVAL’ is on Christ and turning from sin, or is it focused on something or someone other than Christ.  And please make sure that you test all that is said and done in light of Scripture:

“Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.”  Acts 17:11

“Test everything.  Hold on to the good.  Avoid every kind of evil.”  (1 Thessalonians 5:21,22)

True revival begins by a move of the Holy Spirit on a person’s heart to repent of sin.  A move of God cannot be manufactured or scheduled.

**UPDATED 1/11/13  ADDED STOVALL WEEMS VIDEO AND LINK TO CHRIS ROSEBROUGH’S ANALYSIS OF A STOVALL WEEMS SERMON** Stovall Weems, lead pastor of Celebration Church, will be hosting this revival.  If you’d like, you can listen to Chris Rosebrough and his Biblical analysis of one of Stovall Weems sermons that starts in Hour 2 @1:21:49 here> INTOLERANCE OF TOLERANCE     Once again, be sure to test everything in light of Scripture. 

If you’d like, you can also watch the following video of Stovall Weems who was one of the guest speakers at C3 2012.  In opening, he says the following to all in attendance, starting @3:35…

“I was fasting, and it’s interesting, God spoke to me this word that I’m gonna share tonight.  He spoke to me this word for C3 conference-the message I’m gonna speak tonight…I preached this same passage before, but I’ve never preached this message.”

So, if this message truly is from God, then it should line up to His Word.  Pray for discernment, and see if you think his message is from God, and if the words he uses is befitting of a man/pastor who is supposed to be speaking God’s Word.

TRUE REVIVAL AND CONCERNS

In the following videos, you will hear Leonard Ravenhill say some very soul-stirring things concerning genuine repentance and revival…

AGONY AND SACRIFICE COMPILATIONLEONARD RAVENHILL

HOLINESSREPENTANCEREVIVAL

REPENTANCE! BY LEONARD RAVENHILLFULL VERSION

**ADDED 1/13/13**  However, can true revival take place when the pastors who will be leading this revival are known by many to have some unbiblical teachings and even some heretical beliefs? 

On DAY 1 of the ‘AWAKENING REVIVAL’ T D Jakes will be preaching.  Please take the time to listen to James White point out the serious and valid concerns many have about T D Jakes.  Also, please consider watching the following videos of T D Jakes and Steven Furtick from the Code Orange Revival that took place in January of 2012, as well as a very good Biblical analysis of Steven Furtick’s message by YouTube user, Bezel333…

TD JAKES AT CODE ORANGE REVIVAL 2012

T D JAKES DELIVERS “DESIGNER” SERMON AT CODE ORANGE 2012

On DAY 2 of  the ‘AWAKENING REVIVAL, ‘Steven Furtick, pastor of ELEVATION CHURCH will be preaching.  His message at ‘CODE ORANGE REVIVAL’ is not available on YouTube.  However, a Biblical analysis of his message is:

BIBLICAL ANALYSIS OF STEVEN FURTICK’S MESSAGE AT CODE ORANGE 2012

Many have concerns about Steven Furtick because of his promotion of T D Jakes, as well as other ‘Word-Faith’ preachers, such as Joel Osteen.  (If you’d like to read about the heretical teachings of the Word-Faith movement, please consider reading this article by Pastor Gary E. Gilley of Southern View Chapel>> THE WORD-FAITH MOVEMENTBY GARY GILLEY)

If any of you watched the ‘Code Orange Revival’ that took place in January of 2012 at Steven Furtick’s Elevation Church, then I’m sure some of you are aware of how it was everything but a genuine revival.  Many of us watched in horror as Scripture was twisted as you will clearly hear in the following video…

Some of us also cringed as many of them praised each other and their ministries instead of having their focus on Jesus Christ,  and pointing those in attendance to the fact that we are all wretched sinners and can only be saved by repenting from sin and placing their trust completely in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus when He died in our place on the cross. 

There was no exegetical preaching of God’s Word –except for Matt Chandler’s message (posted below) that ‘mysteriously disappeared’ from Elevation Church’s website for a time, possibly due to the strong exhortation by Matt Chandler to those who made the Scriptures about themselves by reading themselves into the text, as we saw take place that night.

As I watched the CODE ORANGE REVIVAL, I was grieved along with many of you.  There was so much laughter during that ‘revival,’ that is appeared as a week of entertainment instead of a true revival, and therefore this verse came to mind:

“Submit yourselves, then, to GodResist the devil, and he will flee from you.  Come near to God and He will come near to you.  Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.  Grieve mourn and wail.  Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom.  Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up.”  (James 4:7-10)

Will the ‘AWAKENING REVIVAL’ be another ‘CODE ORANGE REVIVAL?’   Only time will tell.  I pray those of you who are planning on attending will pray for discernment and test all you will hear and see against the truth of God’s Word (Acts 17:11, 1 Thessalonians 5:21,22) so you will not be deceived.

God bless you and thank you very much for stopping by and taking time to read some of my posts and poems.

SCRIPTURES FOR YOU TO REFLECT ON

“This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel says:  “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.”  (Isaiah 30:15)

“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.”  (2 Corinthians 7:10)

“Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.”  (Luke 3:8)

“Or do you show contempt for the riches of His kindness, tolerance, and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness leads you to repentance?”  (Romans 2:4)

“From that time on Jesus began to preach,  “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”  (Matthew 4:17)

“They went out and preached that people should repent.”  (Mark 6:12)

“But unless you repent, you too will perish.”  (Luke 13:5)

“Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.”  (Acts 3:19)

“In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now He commands all people everywhere to repent.”  (Acts 17:30)

“Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth…”  (2 Timothy 2:25)

“The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness.  He is patient with you not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”  (2 Peter 3:9)

“Remember therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it and repent.  But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.”  (Revelation 3:2-4)

Scriptures taken from The Holy Bible New International Version®  1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society.  Used by permission of Zondervan.  All rights reserved.

COMING SOON: ANOTHER POEM – ‘RISE UP!’

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