Friday, February 24, 2006

JHOP BOSTON-UPRISING


Dear Campus Church leaders and Friends,

We appeal to you who are unsatisfied with the oppression that haunts the students of our universities. For to long, humanism has worn down our spiritual senses, reducing us to a numb all-American life. We pass each day believing that we are powerless, perplexed with our inability to create effective change in the deadened world around us.

Yet there is a breath of hope gushing forth from the voice of the prophet. They say we are standing at the threshold of another Great Awakening. In 2003, Kenneth Hagin, a father of the Charismatic movement, declared that 2006 would be a glorious year of “heaven on earth.” Earlier this year, Dutch Sheets had a profound encounter with the Living God where the Lord proclaimed that 2006 would be “the year that the lid comes off of the youth movement.” But perhaps the most crucial utterance for Boston in this hour is Derek Prince’s prophetic word in 1972: “Boston is the Jericho of America and when the walls of intellectualism come tumbling down, the Lord will pour out His Spirit upon the whole land.”

A casual approach to these prophetic words could be the undoing of a generation that has grown up only reading and hearing stories of national revival, but never experiencing the in-break of the Holy Spirit for themselves. The prophetic is an invitation for intercession to lay hold of these promises. Already we have heard of reports out of universities like Asbury College in Kentucky, that speak of glimpses of revival birthed by continual intercession.

As you stand on the stage on which history has placed you, we offer you the weapons of Daniel’s prayer and fasting, of Ezekiel’s sacrifice for the manifestation of the prophetic and David’s radical devotion. From March 1st to April 9th we will make Harvard the flash point to gather Christian university students for 40 days of fasting and 24/7 prayer in order to contend for our campus’s awakening. We ask that you would sacrifice as little as your spring break or the entire 40 days to battle in corporate prayer and fasting. Come forth from your personal prayer closets and join others who are willing to wage war over the direction of America’s training grounds.

“Gather my saints together to me, those who have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.” Ps. 50: 5

Will you awaken your hearts from a passive spirit? Live as Davids in this hour, refuse to tolerate the Philistines, take up the sling and stones. We call the average to lift up their voices and talents before the throne of God. Even the simplest of prayers can arouse a bone-shattering “Amen!” from hosts of Angels. For too long our ancient foes of humanism, secularism and intellectualism have dominated our campuses. Surely, God Most High will usher in a victory if we cry out.

We are calling for a core team to commit to stand with us for the full 40 days. May it not be said of us that we were so consumed with our own agendas, plans, and the cares of this world that we missed our chance to be the hinge of history for our generation. For those who cannot come for the 40 days, we invite you to come for a week, challenging you to sacrifice your Spring Break not feasting and playing, but rather fasting and praying. Let us take this opportunity to pound on the gates of heaven, provoking God to unleash His divine favor upon our generation.

The House of Prayer will be at First Baptist Church located on 5 Magazine Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just blocks from Harvard. Details and logistics will be posted online at our website (www.jhopboston.com) within the next few days. For more information about inexpensive housing for those who wish to commit to more than a week, please contact Abigail Brown at 631.680.6708 or at housing@jhop.org.

For the Uprising,

Lou Engle

Check out recent news on CBN.com:

Joyous Revival Predicted to Shake New England

Ivy League Campuses Experience Spiritual Awakening

Links for flyers to post on campus will be added soon to website.

3 Comments:

At 2/26/2006 06:36:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey jaeson, i don't live in the US of A but just seeing how campuses all around are experiencing a taste of revival is amazing...it's an inspiration to see the work God is doing in your life as well as the work He is doing in the student body across America! Will be keeping these campuses, as well as you and your family in prayer. Do keep walking in His faith, always remembering to sit at His feet and experiencing His love :) Keep dreaming those God-sized dreams!

Much love,
mel

 
At 2/26/2006 06:37:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

walking in faith, rather!

 
At 3/04/2006 02:58:00 PM , Blogger Hip-Hope Sparrow said...

Grace and Shalom,

"Then Joshua the son of Nun sent two men as spies secretly from Shittim, saying, 'Go, view the land, especially Jericho" (Joshua 2:1).

"So the people shouted, with the shofars blowing. When the people heard the sound of the shofars, the people let out a great shout; and the wall fell down flat; so that the people went up into the city, each one straight ahead of him; and they captured the city" (Joshua 6:20).

"By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days" (Hebrews 11:30).

I've registered for JHOP Boston: The UPrising!

God bless,

Hip-Hope Raven

 

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