Saturday, April 22, 2006

UCLA IS SHAKING!!!


UCLA IS SHAKING!!!

24-7 Prayer at UCLA Shifts the Spiritual Atmosphere!

Let us know,
Let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD.
His going forth is established as the morning;
He will come to us like the rain,
Like the latter and former rain to the earth.
Hosea 6:3


A few months back UCLA established a day of 24-7prayer for campus revival. Ever since this happened, nothing has been the same. The Holy Spirit has been pouring out His Spirit on this campus like no other. At the same time, our ministry (www.campustransformation.com, www.campuschurch.net) has tracked over 80+ 24-7prayer rooms on different major universities all across the nation since the month of January. Something is stirring, the power of God is falling and the Holy Spirit is preparing a generation for a last great awakening that will shake the nations and finish the Great Commission in our generation. We recognize without prayer nothing is possible, with prayer all things can be done. Prayer is the fuel behind our evangelism. The below is a report of what the Holy Spirit has been doing in great grace and great power at the UCLA campus. We are not just satisfied with good prayer rooms we want to see the power of God encounter a generation & we are seeing it happen right before our eyes here in Los Angeles once again. Yes, one hundred years after the Azusa Street Revival in LA an expectancy of God’s visitation upon Los Angeles is pregnant in the hearts of many once again. Yes, 50 years since the beginning of the greatest student spiritual revolution started on the UCLA campus by Bill Bright of Campus Crusade we are at the threshold of another great student revival awakening. Do not relent, press in with prayer, fasting and a bold Gospel witness. The below is my own story of the powerful things God has been doing through a small band of students in our house church network who are united with other like minded Christ followers at the UCLA campus.

Completely Satisfied yet Utterly Dissatisfied

When I came to you brothers, I did not come with eloquence or superior wisdom as I proclaimed to you the testimony about God. For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling. My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power. 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

What has been happening at UCLA the last 10 days is unprecedented. The spirit of God is stirring and we are experiencing a new outbreak of revival like we have never seen. In the last week we have witnessed scores of salvations in the middle of campus, divine healings and the power of God break in. This is just the beginning of something great. Please let me give a preface to what has been happening.

I thought I was losing my mind the last week. I had become so dissatisfied with the state of American Christianity and the lack of power in the preached Gospel. Why do we preach the Gospel and yet there is no response? Why do we see the power of God operating in the book of Acts but we don’t see the power of God operating today? Where is the power & presence of God in my generation? I had lost it…

I couldn’t do my regular ministry duties. I could no longer just settle for Church meetings, Bible studies and casual prayer meetings. I wanted something more. There had to be more. I kept reading 1 Corinthians 2 and Acts 4. Paul never preached with human wisdom, human knowledge, he preached with the power of God. Yet, today all we have is human knowledge from our pulpits, but no Holy Spirit power. A Chinese house church leader once visited some major mega-churches in Los Angeles California and when asked, “What do you think? He responded with, ‘It’s amazing what your American Churches can do without the Holy Spirit.” Lord I pray for mercy on Your luke warm Church here in the United States. Last week I read Acts 4 over and over again.

Now, Lord consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy Servant Jesus. After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly. All the believers were in one heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon them all. Acts 4:29-33

The apostles preached the resurrection of the Lord Jesus with great power. I am desperate to see that great power at work in my generation. If not, I don’t know what to live on for. I did not sign up for a program, an organization or a religious institution. I found Christ at the age of 17 & was radically changed. He transformed me, encountered me, saved me from going to jail and I have never looked back. But here I am again, desperate as the day I met Him. God where is your power in my generation?

I became so desperate last week. I simply prayed a prayer of Jeremiah 6:16

“Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.”

I lost it. I dropped everything and went back to the place of prayer. For days on end I just sought God’s presence in the morning and through the night. I found rest for my soul. I found His presence and He had become everything once again. The only way I could describe how it felt and how I feel at this moment is this, “completely satisfied and utterly dissatisfied.”

I am completely satisfied in His presence, but I am utterly dissatisfied with the state of Christianity in my generation. Oh God, oh God, oh God…if you don’t do something, I don’t know what else to do? Where are the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in this generation? 40,000 students at UCLA and the majority do not know this glorious presence I know. Millions in my generation are leaving the Church because they have encountered a dead religion instead of encountering the manifest presence of God. I am distraught and God you must do something. I only live for one thing, to see your name lifted High, to see revival come, to experience heaven on earth, if not, take me home. Revival or death! I don’t mean to sound extreme, but this is how I feel.

This last week at UCLA I sensed a stirring and experienced a Holy Spirit power I have not seen in a long while. God is here, He is moving and hell is shaking. This is just the beginning. I feel like we have struck water. The well of revival is stirring, but we have to keep pressing in. May God do what He did with Bill Bright 50 years ago on this campus once again! Start a spiritual revolution among students on campuses all across the United States of America, but this time even greater.

The 7 foot Cross on Campus

I thought I was hearing things. But through a series of confirmations I sensed the Holy Spirit tell me to bring a 7 foot Cross into the middle of Bruin Walk and preach. A sister in our house church on campus had found this 7 foot Cross and borrowed it for our 24-7 UCLA prayer room. When I saw it, something in me stirred. I knew it was meant to be carried and preached with. I asked her if she could ask the owners to let us use it for outdoor preaching on campus. She asked the owners and they gave it to us graciously. This 7 foot Cross had been sitting in my room for over 2 months. I did not feel led to carry it on campus just yet. But this last week I was compelled to bring it out on Thursday April 13. I had told no one that God had purposed in my heart to take out this 7 foot cross to campus. But the night before Thursday a student leader asked me if I would go with them to worship and preach on campus Friday because it was “Good Friday.” When I heard this brother tell me it was Good Friday, I thought to myself, “If there is anytime to bring out a 7 foot Cross on campus it would be Easter.” I was encouraged, yet scared. What would people think? I would be labeled a freak, a fool and fundamentalist. I didn’t care. I just had to take the chance to be obedient.

Thursday morning I get out to campus. The night before I had emailed out our house church to pray for me because I would be at Bruin Walk from 12-2pm to pray and seek the Lord direction. As I began to walk down Bruin Walk holding this large cross, students everywhere started looking at me with funny looks. Some laughed, others jeered, but I kept on walking.

I got into the middle of campus and with few of our student leaders we began to worship on the Bruin Walk steps. It was difficult to worship, it was hard to stay focused. The spiritual warfare was felt, but we did our best to keep worshipping and praying. A few of us got up to preach, but there was no effect. Students walked right by us. Others laughed as they saw us holding this large cross & preaching.

After about two and a half hours of no response I became disillusioned. I thought to myself, why does this Cross have no power? Why do I not see the book of Acts happen the way Paul and the early apostles did? Is it just because we are in a different generation and we are to resort to seeker sensitive, relational evangelism? I’m all for personal evangelism, but no, no, no, no, there has got to be more than this! I had lost it…

At about 3:30pm I was just standing still on the Bruin Walk grass hill with this large cross on my shoulder. I then made my way down to the Bruin Walkway where all the organizations were tabling. I began to walk up and down the walkway singing to myself my favorite Lifehouse song. “You are all I want, You are all I need, You are everything, everything!” Over and over again, I sang to myself for about a good half hour. I wasn’t singing to get attention, I was singing to God. I had lost my sense of reality. I didn’t know anymore what was real and what was not real. I just knew God had to be God and He had to do something.

All of a sudden I began to talk about God out loud. I began to share about the Cross. I shared about the power of the Cross and that it is not just a piece of wood. It is not just a religious symbol or something you hang around your neck for coolness sake. No, it is the power of God unto salvation! I preached passionately for a half hour to no one. I just preached to the air because I was so frustrated that the cross in the eyes of UCLA was just another religious ornament. Then something of heaven broke open.

People began to listen. Maybe 60-80 students started gathering to listen. One girl was sitting on the steps by herself. I preached to her. She was listening intently as I explained the power of the Cross. She began to understand that the Cross came with a price. It cost the Son of God His very life and blood. Others started gathering to listen. A fraternity member I had been praying for was gripped by the message. He almost converted on the spot when I challenged him, he said he wanted to, but still needed time to seek more. I prayed for him. Next thing you know, the UCLA TV station is filming the whole scene and asking to interview me. After preaching an hour or so, a crowd of a hundred had gathered. The presence of God was thick and the Bruin walkway was silent once again, like it was earlier in the year when we preached outdoors. I didn’t feel the need to challenge them to respond, I just needed to share my heart on how I felt about the Cross. Many did respond though, including a Muslim student, a whole Pilipino dance group and Latin sorority. When I had told the crowd I was done preaching, I walked down the Bruin Walk and the whole crowd began to clap for me. I thought it was interesting, I didn’t know what to make of it. I just knew I had to share the message of the Cross. I had to get out my frustration to let UCLA know this Cross has power and it cost blood. It cost the blood of God’s Son. Later, the UCLA TV station interviewed me asking me what made my message different than those other street preachers who condemn others to hell. I simply shared that I had no strategy, but simply was compelled to the love of God in my heart for all to hear. I preached the Gospel when they interviewed me and who knows how many students watched it and got saved. Whatever the case, in my spirit, I knew something had shifted. The heavens were opened over Bruin Walk in a different way. This leads me to the next part of the story where the real miracles begin…


Divine Healing & Prophetic Evangelism breaks out @ UCLA

“For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel---not with words of human wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of is power.” 1 Corinthians 1:17

“My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power.” 1 Corinthians 2:4-5

“But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or an uninformed person comes in, he is convinced by all, he is convicted by all. And thus the secrets of his heart are revealed; and so, falling down on his face, he will worship God and report that God is truly among you.” 1 Corinthians 14:24-25


The Gospel was meant to be preached with power, not with persuasive words. This last week God broke out in divine healing and prophetic power in the middle of UCLA. What happened was like it came straight out of the book of Acts. This is only the beginning….

Monday - Asian Fraternity encounters the power of God

On Monday I was compelled again to bring out a 7 foot wooden Cross to the middle of the UCLA campus. I didn’t feel like brining it. But when does your flesh ever feel like brining out a 7 foot Cross to preach with? When I got to the middle of Bruin Walk students everywhere were staring, laughing and giving me weird looks. I didn’t care. I was at a place in my Christianity that if I didn’t see God show up in power like He did in the book of Acts I wasn’t willing to go on. I met up with a few of our house church student leaders and some of them began to preach. There was not much response from the onlookers. Once again, I became disgruntled in my spirit so I took the Cross and began to walk around Bruin Walk praying silently to myself. For over an hour I stood in the middle of Bruin Walk, holding the cross and staring at the hundreds of student organizations tabling. I felt Jesus heart of compassion for them, for they were like lost sheep without a shepherd.

One student organization tabling in particular was one of the largest Asian Fraternities. I had been praying for the salvation of this fraternity for over a few months. As I stood there praying for them I felt the Holy Spirit say to me, “Today I give you this fraternity!” I thought to myself, could this be? I began to envision myself preaching the Gospel in front of their table and seeing members call out to God for their salvation. Then it happened…

As I was standing their praying to myself in the middle of Bruin Walk I began to pray out loud. Pretty soon, my out loud prayer, turned into preached words and then into a rap. I had never done this before but I began to rap out loud the Gospel message. It sounded like slam poetry, but the message of the Gospel was communicated clearly through each rhyme and sentence. Students around the Bruin Walk began to stop and listen. In a moment it looked like a crowd of 100 had gathered to listen. Next thing, I found myself in front of this Asian fraternity table and preaching the Gospel directly to them. There were maybe a dozen or more frat members and they were all listening to me preach for at least one hour and a half. I shared about the meaning of passion and the suffering Jesus went through to save our souls. I explained the Cross is not just a religious symbol, but the power of God unto salvation. I shared my life story and called the entire crowd to Lordship in Christ and repentance towards God. By then, Bruin Walk had been dead silent for over one hour listening to me preach the Gospel. As I gave the challenge to commit to Christ, students everywhere began to raise their hands to give their lives to Jesus. It must have been at least a dozen and half committing their lives to Christ. More importantly, many of the members of the Asian fraternity raised their hands to give their lives to Jesus just as I saw beforehand in my spirit. It was a holy moment. They prayed out loud with me and when they had done so, I shouted for joy! I explained angels were here and in heaven rejoicing at their decision. No one wanted to leave, so I continued to preach the kingdom.

In my heart I felt led to teach them how to pray. I was amazed, all around the hundred over students continued to listen to me teach in the middle of Bruin Walk. I then went on to teach about the power of the Holy Spirit, the gift of tongues, the power to cast out demons and to heal the sick. It was at this point a divine out break of miracles happened…

Therefore let him who speaks in a tongue pray that he may interpret. For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful. What is the conclusion then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will also pray with the understanding. I will sing with the spirit, and I will also sing with the understanding 1 Corinthians 14:13-15

As I preached about the power of the Holy Spirit I felt inspired to speak a message in tongues. I began to speak out loud a divine message in tongues from my spirit. I asked God to give me the interpretation once the tongue was released. I spoke with my understanding and the interpretation spoke of God’s hand being sovereign over creation, His power to do all things and the need to forgive others. At this point, many all around the Bruin Walk were coming under the power of God and were beginning to tear up. I knew at this moment the Holy Spirit wanted me to pray for the brothers in this large Asian fraternity. Looking at them, I asked them if I could pray for them, they all nodded. I walked up and stretched out my hands to pray a prayer of blessing over each.

Once I began to pray, immediately I received a word of knowledge about one of the fraternity members there having a mother who was sick and needed prayer. I asked, which one of you has a mother who is sick in this fraternity? There were maybe a little more than a dozen frat brothers there and one raised his hand. He told me his name, his mothers name and then I said, “The sickness is cancer isn’t it?” He said, yes! The moment this word of knowledge went forth the entire crowd was astonished. One fraternity member who was not a Christian began to break down crying uncontrollably. I looked at all of them and told them to immediately pray and believe his mother would be miraculously healed.

I began to explain that it was God who knows all, is sovereign over all, and has the power to heal. They were all bewildered. Then I looked to my left and saw one of the frat brothers who listened intently the whole time sitting on the table with crutches. I knew in my spirit God wanted to heal him. I asked him, “Why do you have crutches?” He said, “I think I broke my foot yesterday playing basketball, I can’t walk or move my foot at all and it hurts like hell!” I told him, “Jesus has the power to heal the sick and I’m going to lay my hands on your foot right now and you will be healed.” The moment I laid my hands on his broken foot I felt the power of the Holy Spirit shoot through my hands. I knew God had healed his foot. I told him to immediately take of his crutches, stand on his two feet and walk. He looked at me like, “Are you for real?” I told him, “Yes, get up right now and walk in Jesus name!” He got off the table without his crutches and was at first hesitant to take a step, but I encouraged him to step out in faith. As he took his first step I asked him what is happening? I said, “The pain in your foot is leaving isn’t it?” In shock he responded, “The pain is leaving!” I said, “Keep on walking and the pain will completely go away!” A miracle happened. He began to walk all around the Bruin Walk in front of over a hundred onlookers. The entire crowd was in awe. As he took each step, his eyes began to well up with tears. He kept saying, “The pain is leaving, it’s almost completely gone!” The power of God was healing him and it was a witness for all to see the miracle working power of Jesus.

And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name. John 20:30-31

Many of the fraternity members were locked in, watching, amazed and in the presence of the Holy Spirit. The one frat brother who was crying uncontrollably began to explain to me, “Many people have shared the Gospel with me, but I could never believe in a God I couldn’t see, but when you told my friend that his mom had cancer, I knew that was impossible, because we don’t even know that!” Paul said, “That your faith would not rest in the wisdom of men, but the power of God.”

We owe this generation an encounter with the power of God. If we think it is only seeker sensitive evangelism strategies that will win the lost, then we are going to lose a generation. I am convinced God’s word is true, that if we preach the Gospel He will confirm it with signs, wonders and miracles.

What happened at UCLA Bruin Walk this Monday was proof. More than half a dozen of the fraternity members gave us their contact information & have committed to meeting regularly to learn obedience to Christ. We will now plant a house church among their community.

That same day, an Indian student was listening to me preach the Gospel the whole time at Bruin Walk. While I shared the need to repent, be baptized in water and receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2), he immediately, rose his hands in the air and said baptize me! We took a large water bottle and immediately poured water over his head and baptized him in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He began to give praise to God and was a public testimony for all to see. It was a beautiful moment.

Many more God encounters happened on Monday, too many to count. The Holy Spirit has been pouring out His presence at UCLA like we have never seen. There is something in the air and it is the power of God. This generation is hungry for a real encounter with the Holy Spirit and not a dead religion or social program. We must contend for heaven to encounter earth. This can not just be talk it must be put in action. God’s power does not come without spiritual violence.

And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force Matthew 11:12

If we want to see God’s power show up on our campuses there is a price to pay. We have to press in, pray, fast, do spiritual violence and soak in the presence of the Holy Spirit until we are so filled with Him, nothing but His presence and authority flows out of us. When that presence flows out of us, it manifests itself in a bold Gospel witness where we see the Cross preached with power, sicknesses healed, demons cast out and souls saved soundly. Now is not the time to hide in our prayer meetings. If we truly believe for God’s power and revival to show up when we pray, then we must step out in faith to see it happen. Faith without actions is dead. A revival prayer meeting on our campus that does not result in us taking the Gospel to the lost…is just a prayer meeting. We must be moved from prayer to action. By sustaining both, in the power of the Holy Spirit, we will see our campuses flipped upside down for the glory of God! I challenge every student who reads this to go out two by two on their campuses and preach the Gospel. Whether it been in the middle of campus, in a dorm, a classroom or anywhere, believe God to encounter the lost! Step out in faith, preach, prophesy, let the Holy Spirit lead you to pray for the sick and down trodden! Change your campus in the power of the Holy Spirit!

Oh God, would you raise up a generation of fools! Those who will be fools for the Gospel, those who would not so much care about their reputation, but would only care about advancing the kingdom of God in their generation. No matter what the cost! This is the hope we have, what are doing with it? Are we going to settle for just good church meetings, campus fellowship gatherings, social events, outreach activities week after week, school year after school year? I didn’t sign up for a Gospel without power. God is God and let Him be God. Stop putting God in a box with your theologies & believe Him to be the God of the Bible, the God of Acts, and the God of now! Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever and I refuse to believe anything less, but to see him walk the streets of our campuses in divine power.

I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son my bring glory to the Father. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. John 14:12-13

Jesus may you send revival to my generation. Send revival to the college campuses of America. Send revival to this nation and bring glory to your Father. This is just the beginning…God continues to move daily at UCLA there is more to come....

Tuesday – Latin Fraternity encounters the spirit of prophecy

Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." Revelation 19:10

But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men. 1 Corinthians 14:3


On Tuesday I went out once again with the 7 foot cross to the middle of the UCLA campus. As usual, I had no plan but to seek the face of the Lord. There were a few of us from Passion Church and students from other fellowships meeting at Bruin Walk to worship and pray. As we went out there one of our student leaders Sam began to preach in the middle of the square. He spoke with passion & there were some listening. After a time he felt led to walk up to students to speak with them. I followed suit. I didn’t sense the Holy Spirit telling me to outdoor preach that day, but waited on Him for guidance. As I walked down the Bruin Walk I saw one of the Asian fraternities passing out flyers for an event they were promoting. I told them I would help pass out flyers for them and they laughed, but I really did it.

It was fun, but also strategic. I began to announce the hip hop event they had going on with jokes and humor. The surrounding organizations were laughing with me. One of them was a Latin fraternity. They are the largest Latino fraternity on campus. I asked them if they wanted to attend the event and struck up conversation with them.

I began to ask them if they went to church, some did, most were of Catholic origin. For some reason one student begins to open up to me. He tells me that his best friend had been killed in Mexico over the weekend after I shared with him about God’s love. I began to share with him comforting scriptures from Psalm 23 & 91. I asked if I could pray for him and as I did, the Holy Spirit gave me a few words of knowledge to comfort him. He showed me, “his best friend was a child hood friend who grew up on the same block with him, both their parents were very close, he and his best friend played a lot of sports together and that his friend’s death was quick and not painful.” As I spoke these words of knowledge over him he began to cry, he affirmed that each was true, and at that moment we both knew God was present. The funeral was the next day and I know Holy Spirit used that moment to give him comfort for the trial. He was so thankful. As his other frat brothers witnessed this we were able to get their contact information and get a few of them to start a Bible study to learn more about Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit.

That was Tuesday, more of God’s power to come on Wednesday…

Wednesday – Christians at UCLA unite to worship in the public square!

“And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, "Be saved from this perverse generation." 41Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. 42And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. 43Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. 44Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, 45and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. 46So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:40-47

On Wednesday we tasted a bit of Acts 2:46 so continuing daily with one accord in the temple. Christian students from different campus fellowships and local churches gathered together in the middle of the Bruin Plaza to worship God together in unity. From 12 noon to 2pm student leaders from different Christian groups gathered to worship, intercede, and declare God’s glory over UCLA. It was a humble yet powerful beginning. All together maybe 50 students had come together, but it was a powerful bunch. As they gathered on a grassy hill next to the Bruin Walk steps you could sense the unity & very presence of God. The praise went up and it could be heard above all the other student organization activities surrounding the Bruin walkway.

Some students began to exhort the Christian’s there through Scripture. They shared and declared God’s Word while explaining the purpose and power of worship. They shared how blessed we were to have the freedom to worship in public and declare God’s fame without fear of persecution. I can’t explain to you in words what I felt at that moment. It was an Acts 2 moment where the Body of Christ had truly come together in unity, love, prayer and purpose. For when God’s people will love one another, the whole world will know we are His disciples. That is what happened…

The early church did not meet inside the four walls of a building as we do today. Instead, they met daily in the temple courts, which was a public space for religious activity. The temple court was full of different philosophies, religious practices and public speech of non-believers. Similarly, the courtyards of our nation’s universities can be likened to modern temple courts where bands of students share their philosophies, beliefs and practices daily in the public. It was in this kind of public place the entire early church would gather daily to worship, pray, break bread and give themselves to the apostle’s teachings. No wonder God added to their number daily! The early church had a citywide presence that was powerful & visible. The power of God was displayed daily in the public through the unity of the Church and the miracles of the believers. They had favor with all the people meaning those who were not of the faith. This means they must have been visibly in the public declaring their faith to the world. Those who were added to the Church daily were made healthy disciples from house to house in networks of simple house churches. It happened then it can and should happen now!

What happened at UCLA on Wednesday was to me a glimpse of the early church. As this band of 50 Christian students worshipped in unity thousands of UCLA students encountered the presence of God. Many walked by, many stopping to listen and some to watch. It was powerful. As we finished the time of public worship and declaration you could sense a wonder and awe in the atmosphere. I was walking down the Bruin Walk when an unbelieving student sitting on a table said, “Thank you for singing today, it was great!” I realized as I left the Bruin walkway we had Church in the public square of UCLA. It was more church than I had ever experienced in a long time. God was making Himself known and His glory famous to UCLA.

What would happen if daily hundreds or even thousands of Christ-followers worshipped God daily in the middle of our university campuses? Not to protest, not to promote, or to even evangelize. Rather, it was simply to worship God and do what the early Christians did: break bread, pray together, fellowship, devoted themselves to the apostles teaching, shared all things and showed compassion to the lost. This would transform our campuses and turn them upside down. The Church would be an unstoppable force of love in the eyes of the unbelievers. In the days to come, when the great revival hits the shores of our college campuses once again, you can be sure that daily outdoor worship, or may I say Church will be happening in the middle of our universities with hundreds and even thousands bringing glory to God daily! As souls are won, simple networks of house churches or missional communities will be established among every pocket of students on our universities and into our cities to disciple the great new harvest.

Thursday – The Holy Spirit falls & fills students on Bruin Walk!

I was amazed when I witnessed the power of God encounter students on Bruin Walk again on Thursday. I really didn’t expect God to show up with the same level of intensity as He did the days before, but our God goes from glory to glory. On Thursday I had arrived to campus late and got to Bruin Walk around 1:15pm. I only had 45 minutes till my next meeting, but I still wanted to believe that God could do anything, even in a short time.

Some students from other fellowships had heard what happened the previous days so they joined us to pray and worship in the public. About 1:45pm I was carrying the 7 foot cross again and began to walk up and down the Bruin walkway where all the student organizations were tabling. I started praying to myself asking God to move in power. Again my prayers turned into preached words and a crowd began to gather and listen.

This time I sensed I was to teach on the Holy Spirit. I began to preach on the person, power and presence of the Holy Spirit. I was then led to share about an encounter I had with almost being killed in a gang fight & having the hand of God save me from death. I continued to preach on the Holy Spirit and its power to save and deliver. Finally, as many students were gathered around & listening I challenged them to commit to Christ. I couldn’t believe it, but again more than a dozen began to shout out the sinner’s prayer as I led them into repentance and faith in Christ.

I asked the crowd if anyone was sick and needed prayer, believing God would heal them. As some students shared their sicknesses (minor colds, coughs, headaches) prayers for divine healing went forth. An interesting thing then happened. There was a woman who walked up and asked us to pray for her digestive stomach problems. Recognizing this opportunity to glorify Jesus I asked the entire Bruin walk crowd to believe by faith for her healing and stretch out their hands to pray for her. They did it. After we prayed for her she said she immediately felt her bloated stomach was shrinking and being healed!

At this point, I knew the crowd was hungry to understand the power of the Holy Spirit. I shared with them the only way to live a righteous life was not in our own strength, but in the power of the Holy Spirit. I asked them if they wanted God’s power to live holy and many all over raised their hands. I then told them they would have to surrender their lives to God so they could be filled with the Holy Spirit. With that, I challenged them to pray for the infilling and baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues or any other spirit given manifestation. All over students began to pray with me out loud for the infilling of the Holy Spirit. Once they prayed I began to ask Jesus to fill them with the power of the Holy Spirit all over the Bruin Walk.

Behind me there were two brothers from the Latin fraternity who had prayed out loud the prayer. I asked them if I could lay hands on them to pray and they said yes. As a few of our student leaders and I prayed for him to receive the Holy Spirit he closed his eyes and came under the power of God. He looked back up at me and told me that he felt like waves of energy were going through his body. Then he said he could feel his tongue moving and wanting to pray out loud. I knew he was being filled with God’s Spirit!

He then looked at me and said, “Hey pray for my friend!” So I turned to his friend and his friend prayed with me to receive the Holy Spirit. Again, he looked up and said he could a feel a warm presence over his body. I told him it was the presence of the Holy Spirit. I said how do you feel? he smiled and said, “Great!”

The same thing happened as I went to go pray for another Asian fraternity member who prayed the prayer also. We prayed on the Bruin Walk steps to receive the power of the Holy Spirit and he was touched deeply. Immediately, he decided to join the house church we had planted among their fraternity community. God is good!

More and more students all over Bruin walk that day committed to Christ were filled with the power of the Holy Spirit and are now being grafted into the family of God.

What has happened in the past week is unprecedented at UCLA. We hear of reports of God moving in power through other Christ followers all over campus. In my spirit I believe there is an “open heaven” over Bruin Walk. Since the beginning of the school year we have been praying and asking God to breakthrough in power. We are now beginning to see the fruit of these prayers. Students are open to the Gospel and desiring for the presence of the Holy Spirit. This is just the beginning. These last few days have been but a tiny glimpse of what God wants to pour out continually, daily and extravagantly in our generation. God wants to encounter this generation in the power of the Holy Spirit. He is jealous for their hearts and so must we be equally as jealous. Let us seek God relentlessly and pursue this generation fearlessly. I believe with all my heart we are at the tipping point and the beginning outpourings of the greatest revival this nation has ever witnessed. Another spiritual revolution is stirring. May we ask God to give us a passion for prayer, a passion for power in evangelism and a passion for planting simple churches to take in & multiply the harvest at this hour!

The Cost of Suffering for Revival

Revival does not come without suffering. Revival is warfare. It is a spiritual battle where the enemy will want to intimidate each one of you who contends for this vision. On the first Thursday when the Holy Spirit broke out at Bruin Walk there was a direct spiritual attack on my family back home. I will not get into details, but my mother was robbed and assaulted the same day the power of God broke out at UCLA. Interestingly, before I got out to the middle of campus on Thursday, I was reminded of my mother being spiritually and physically attacked in a similar way when God used me in Hong Kong and Taiwan two years ago to birth a revival among the youth. When I was reminded of this memory while walking to Bruin Walk, I stopped and prayed for my mother’s safety and protection. Hours later I get the news she was robbed in front of our new home, assaulted, but by the grace of God was not seriously hurt.

I am thankful to God my mother is okay. Yet, I am furious at the enemy for violating my family. My mother is strong and full of faith. She even prayed for the robber who assaulted her afterwards for his salvation. I ask each of you to keep my family, especially my mother in your daily prayers. She is the most precious person in my life. Please I ask you for your daily prayers and protection for my family. Thank you.

Do you understand the cost? There is a cost to revival. There is a price to pay and a real battle to be fought. But whatever the enemy throws at us, we will not give in or give up. We must press on towards the upward prize in Christ Jesus. We must not only start the race for revival, but finish the race for revival. In this world we may have troubles, trials and persecutions, but fear not Jesus Christ has overcome the world. Following Jesus is not a game, it is not a Sunday service ritual, it is a denying yourself, taking up your cross daily and following Him even unto death. You may pray and contend for revival and never see it happen, but maybe your children will. What are you contending for? Are you going after revival and God’s purposes for your sake or His? When things don’t go your way, when you face a little persecution, when your prayers don’t get answered or your hopes for revival get shot do you throw in the towel, or do you keep walking by faith? We must walk by faith and not by sight. This world’s got nothing on me. I don’t belong to it! I don’t want or desire anything in it. Give me revival or give me death. By God’s great mercy, may we be completely and utterly obedient to His will and His will alone, no matter what the cost. For He is worthy of our worship! Send revival to this generation Lord, start with me.

We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed-- always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus' sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 2 Corinthians 4:8-12

When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, "Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels." Mark 8:34-38

59 Comments:

At 4/22/2006 03:46:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

jaeson. this is so encouraging. we have houses of prayer going on constantly at Berkeley as well.. cant wait to see the fruit :)
see you here on wed.

 
At 4/22/2006 10:49:00 PM , Anonymous John Riley said...

dude, jaeson,
lots of encouraging stuff happening. i really fel you on that satisfied/dissatisfied feeling but have been unable to articulate such a juxtaposed feeling. the strategy is worship and prayer. God's power will be manifested for ALL to see and hear of. i could care less about wat my fellow peers and constituents think of me.

i was crying the whole time i was reading this. its the desire of the Lord to see His kingdom manifested on earth, as it was originally intended.

this is the heart of the Lord.

 
At 4/22/2006 11:44:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

awesome! I pray a wall of fire around you and your family. also may God raise up more people like you. thank you for paying the price.

 
At 4/23/2006 07:15:00 AM , Blogger richard said...

peace and grace. keep being who you are--it is setting others free. you have a way of doing that. peace and grace.

 
At 4/23/2006 02:25:00 PM , Blogger David Hwang said...

keep up the good work. i'll be praying for your ministry as well as your mom.

 
At 4/23/2006 02:59:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

keep it up bro, i will be praying for you and your family!

nothing can stop us, cause we have a big god walking with us!

 
At 4/23/2006 08:25:00 PM , Blogger Joe said...

Hey Jaeson,

Praise God for realz. Thanks for your encouraging words. God bless, bro.

 
At 4/23/2006 11:08:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this update, man -- God is igniting something here and now. The field is so ridiculously ripe for harvest. Thanks for being an unashamed brother! -Ed Hsu

 
At 4/23/2006 11:25:00 PM , Blogger doxa said...

Praise God!! That is truly amazing. I've made a link to this post on my blog. Thanks for sharing.

 
At 4/24/2006 12:58:00 AM , Anonymous Tim said...

It is so amazing to see God's power sustaining you while witnessing on Bruin Walk. It is just impossible for my flesh to be crucified under such situation.

Your action has inspired me to strife toward the goal of intensifying my love & obedience toward my fahter in heaven.( in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. )

Thank you

 
At 4/24/2006 09:18:00 AM , Blogger Nathan said...

I cried the whole time I read this....Jesus is awaking our generation to His beauty and power! Jaeson, your testimony of God's power breaking out is so encouraging...the testimony of the Lord is the spirit of prophecy, I believe this testimony is a first-fruit of whats to come on campus all across our nation. Blessings to you brother in the name of Jesus!

 
At 4/24/2006 04:32:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pastor Jae! May you keep that zeal in God always!

 
At 4/24/2006 05:32:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW this is AMAZING and sooo encouraging.

God is amazing

 
At 4/24/2006 11:03:00 PM , Anonymous Serena said...

God is freaking awesome.

 
At 4/25/2006 08:20:00 AM , Anonymous mel said...

i know nothing about campuses in the US, and a lot less about what campus networks is all about...i don't even live in the US, but the past two years i've been led to pray for your country and especially the college youth in the country.

i could be doing college in UCLA soon...it's so exciting to hear what's being done and it's really touched me (tears, runny nose and all!) to know that God has raised up people like you who are bold and who are so dead-on serious about this!

The Lord is good, and i am looking forward to the day full-blown revival is unleashed on the very steps of Bruin walk! it will come soon, i'm sure we all sense it in the spirit...keep the faith and keep being God's instrument! i'm sure the Lord is so pleased!

Praise God! Keep walking and talking in faith and love in His spirit!

 
At 4/25/2006 12:07:00 PM , Anonymous Priscilla Wan said...

are you serious?!?! that all happened at UCLA!!!??? that's amazing!! i was about to cry when I read your post! oh wow!!! i'm still in shock about it. thanks for writing about the cost of revival. i want a revival here in columbus... i don't even know where to start and i feel so small.

i'll definitely be praying for you guys... for protection and for more power.

 
At 4/25/2006 03:29:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like the Holy Spirit has really worked in your heart and the heart of many there with a great fire for the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Too many of us today wearing wigs and toting a gavels and thinking we're preaching the gospel. Keep on preaching the cross and resurrection brother. Reading this has been a breath of fresh air.
Lord bless you all.
Kevin T

 
At 4/25/2006 07:38:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 4/25/2006 10:16:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!!
in other words, AWESOME!!!

 
At 4/26/2006 01:26:00 AM , Blogger Jaeson Ma said...

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At 4/26/2006 01:24:00 PM , Blogger oh.chic said...

We are a new generation and I believe that God's word of love and hope is spreading all over the country. I'm in New York and I feel God pressing me and my brothers and sisters to act on it.

There's something stirring in the hearts of our generation, and it's God in all His glory.

God bless you, your family, and your heart.

(:

 
At 4/26/2006 02:09:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We've been praying at NYU for a revival, too, and this is incredibly encouraging! Keep fighting the fight; press on, brother! =)

 
At 4/26/2006 03:16:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

obedience is followed by blessing... your obedience is inspiring many others jaeson! (including me) ~ susie kook.

 
At 4/26/2006 04:29:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is amazing...i got your back homie...we're goin' all the way -b.huesta

 
At 4/26/2006 05:47:00 PM , Anonymous Junshien said...

jae.. bro i didnt' get to read the whole thing, but the page or so that i read through.. man it's crazy. keep doing the work God has called you to do, man. it's crazy to think that stuff like this still happens today, when most of what we've been seeing is mediocre fruit and street preachers who go around proclaiming damnation.

keep it real. hopefully i'll run into you sometime. i'm back in the bay area now

- Junshien

 
At 4/26/2006 08:27:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am part of a traveling ministry dedicated to seeing revival in America (www.lifeaction.org). I cannot tell you how encouraged I was to read this blog and to know that He is indeed working on UCLA's campus!! I am printing off what you wrote to share with my team. Please know that I will be praying for UCLA, you and your family in the coming days. Praise be to the LORD who is full of mercy and compassion!

A missionary. www.xanga.com/misspiggy123/

 
At 4/26/2006 10:05:00 PM , Anonymous vivian said...

Hi pastor Jaeson
i have been hearing a lot about your name. and now i truly meet you! even though i didn't see you face in face but your words were truly expressed! it was very touching! not just touching! It is God telling us something!
Thank you very much. and Thank God for everything!

 
At 4/27/2006 09:10:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Writing to you from NY... word got out about this "UCLA crazy revival" and so we had to find out more. I don't even know who you are, but this is truly an amazing and encouraging story. I am just in awe of God's power.

 
At 4/27/2006 11:12:00 AM , Blogger Paul Pleasant said...

Jaeson ... thank you so much for sharing your testimony. Your words and perspective give glory to God, and it is spreading ... across the nation, to the college campuses. It is fuel for the fire - to pray & believe that God can and DOES transform our campuses, our cities, the people and the land. Keep sharing your words on the blog ... they minister to others with a similar heart.

I pray for your continued clarity and peace, that your cup of love would continue to overflow courageously. I pray for God to send His angels to protect your mother & family, and that fears of being hurt & rejection would not deter you from boldly declaring the Gospel. I pray for a deeper Fear of God (beyond fearing man, spiritual warfare or even suffering & death). You have the Spirit of Christ within you, and He is risen from the dead!! Bless you Jaeson, your faith & for trusting God to work with you (a broken servant) by His grace ... is a testimony that He can work with us to do amazing things also.

I also pray for the youth pastor and for anyone else reading this blog ... I pray for God's love to be evident, His strict Justice (that has eternal ramifications), and His Grace ... the punishment that Christ paid for all our sins (of anger, pride, selfishness, doubt, apathy, etc.) by His precious & Holy Blood. I pray that we would receive greater revelation of the Blood of Christ, how much we desperately need it and how much He desires to share His abundant Love & Grace. I pray that we might receive that & be united with one heart & one mind, kneeling down before the King & no one or nothing else. I pray that Jaeson's testimony would not be seen through the eyes of Religious Descention, but through Grace & Love for Jesus Christ and the work He IS doing (beyond our human limitations & weaknesses). When we are weak, He is strong!

Glory to God, who chooses to show His Compassion & Glory towards our generation & to all people!!

Thank you LORD, for sharing your heart & fire to transform the college campuses here in the U.S.
Thank you Jaeson, for your obediance to God & bravery in pursuing the narrow road which leads to Life.

Blessings from Austin, Texas:
Paul

 
At 4/27/2006 12:11:00 PM , Blogger Christina Ratna Dewi said...

I'm from Germany and I came to your blog thru JOEL-NEWS (www.Joel-News.net).
It's great to hear that the Holy Spirit is moving powerfully over there and it makes me sad, too, b/c my fire's gone a little bit and I don't know why the big things haven't happened as yet over here in my town. It's not that we're not passionate, you know!
I'm also writing you to encourage you, but I also stick to this youth pastor in one point. It is a big responsibility to be the leader of such a revival. If you're heart's at the right place there's no problem when people have questions and are critical. Jesus said we should proof everything and keep the good things. But I was shocked about this person from Ohio who wanted to defend the things God is doing thru you but at the same time cursed this youth pastor with shame and called him stupid and dummy. I think this is like when Peter wanted to defend Jesus, so he took his sword and cut off the soldier's ear, but I think you all know what Jesus response was.
So, that's my wish and blessing for you:
Just live God's love, use words only if it's necessary. You know, people want to see us real, authentic, honest. So just spread God's love and stay honest to ourselves. We don't have to be superheroes, we just follow Jesus and it's ok to make mistakes following him.

He loves you all! Be blessed!Keep going!
Tina from Germany

 
At 4/27/2006 10:23:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

first ucla, then la.

new york, God's moving here too.

He's moving. He's gonna shake. Fellowships are starting to get together and unite under the banner of Christ.

God's moving.

 
At 4/27/2006 10:35:00 PM , Anonymous Samuel Kim said...

Jaeson I got yo back. If anyone doubts what's going on at UCLA then just call me (3104678524), and I will put your doubts to rest. I am a student at UCLA, and I have been working with Jaeson. I am also a youth pastor, and have never been more challenged by a person's life in a while. Furthermore, I work with the students that gave their lives to Christ, and they're not just "people who switched ministries". Most of them are people who have been to church long time ago but then left, or people who have never been to church ever. More than anything though, it's not good to go bashing someone else's ministry without understanding it, and it's EVEN worse to do it out in the open. God gave us CLEAR instructions on how to confront someone in the church. Anyways...keep it up bro. praying for you.

Sam

 
At 4/27/2006 11:52:00 PM , Blogger Abigail Alice Tsang said...

Pastor Jaeson,

Thanks for your sharing!
Never stop believe in Miracles and Remember believe in yourselve too!
Because U are chosen from Our Heavenly Father to raise up the next generation for revival:)

"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light." 1 Peter 2:9

"Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. For, "Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech. He must turn from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil." 1 Peter #:8-12

 
At 4/27/2006 11:54:00 PM , Anonymous stephen said...

i saw you on bruin walk and thought you were just another one of those crazy people. but the image of a man with a cross, speaking so powerfully as you did stuck with me. my brother sent me your site link today out of no were, and i immediately thought of you. im amazed after reading through your testimony. thank you for what you are doing, i feel you are doing more change than anyone can imagine.

-ucla student

 
At 4/28/2006 12:41:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

eh, Mister Teacher =) It's been awhile. I know with your schedule plus my schedule it is near impossible to find time to meet together; however, I wanted you to know I have not forgotten your words of encouragement or your challenges. =) You've done well, you've done very well.

I hear you're taking a sabatical... ha.. i don't believe it. You don't have it in you to stop =p Be blessed~

From a dear old friend,
Rose

 
At 4/28/2006 01:59:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, this is marius form germany. pretty encouraging, thanks! i'm excited about whats gonna happen.

 
At 4/28/2006 01:49:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been praying for something like this to happen for a long time, and I praise God that He has answered and is answering.

I want God to be glorified on my campus as well--UPenn. All this time, i thought it was God who was not revealing Himself, that it was His "fault" for not confirming the gospel message with signs, wonders, and miracles. But now I realize that the problem starts with me... FIRST I MUST PREACH the gospel, then He will confirm. Never had I openly testified about my faith before... and I think that God is calling us to do this, casting aside any fears of rejection, mockery, etc.

Man! I need to be filled and overflowing with God, just as you were when you dropped everything to seek Him day and night. Only then can any believer truly have victory in the spiritual battlefield. I don't know where to start... all I know is that this summer is going to be marked with lots of prayer for me.

Come Jesus! Sweep through America, just as you have already revealed to your prophets!

 
At 4/28/2006 03:32:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CrossSeekers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh have been talking about this for 2 days now. News of this incredible outpouring of the Holy Spirit has traveled across the country, and we firmly believe that God is moving in this generation to finally bring about His triumphant return. We will be praying for you! God bless!

 
At 4/28/2006 04:45:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, how encouraging! I was crying throughout the whole time too. I can't wait to see God outpour in the high school campuses like this!

 
At 4/28/2006 07:33:00 PM , Anonymous Sarah said...

This is so encouraging. After hearing about this site and talking to our fellowships it came out that on April 13th one of our Campus Ministers was catching the same vision for open air preaching on campus. God has been stirring in Pittsburgh PA and we pray that soon his power breaks forth here as well.

May the Lord use our generation to break the American Church out of its complacency and into power, may He use His spirit to change the world and save a dying and lost generation.

 
At 4/29/2006 03:14:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

its pretty amazing what is going on at ucla. God is really showing love through you Pastor Jaeson.

I feel a bit discouraged however after reading the comment after the youth pastor's, casting shame on the youth pastor and questioning his intentions and ability to minister God's word. words like stupid, idiot, shameful and then words of praise about your ministry and the amazing things that have been happening.

a bit hypocritical don't you think? contradicting it seems. maybe its just me being cynical

to see that person's comment hating on the painful but simply honest remarks of the youth pastor was a stab directly to my heart that was close to truly seeking God's love again.

nevertheless, i look forward to reading your blog again soon

s, confused student at USC.

 
At 4/29/2006 06:31:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear la-brother-from-another-mother,
someone told me about this site randomly and i was personally so encouraged as i read this entry. It's amazing to see that the wild things that are happening in developing countries right now and the stuff done in the book of Acts CAN happen here in America too!!! (gasp!) As i read your blog, i couldn't help but to think that the only thing that's needed is OBEDIENCE...
thanks for obeying, bro.

a-ny-sister-from-another-mother.

 
At 4/29/2006 09:43:00 AM , Anonymous mel said...

bask in His love, friend :)
we're feeling the drizzle now...the rain will be coming soon!

Pray Until Something Happens!

in His love,
mel

 
At 4/29/2006 11:50:00 AM , Blogger Abraham Gin said...

amen!

 
At 4/29/2006 12:16:00 PM , Blogger Jaeson Ma said...

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At 4/29/2006 12:21:00 PM , Blogger Jaeson Ma said...

Beloved bros and sis in Christ,

Due to the negative spirit in the comments that came in response to the concerned youth pastor, I have decided to remove the comments as to not create any more disunity among the body of Christ (Ps 133) We are to keep the spirit of unity in the bond of peace. The focus is on Christ and Christ alone to be lifted up over every campus in this nation. Let us keep our eyes on Him and not one anothers weakness, but let us press on to pray for one another and turn our criticism into intercession.

Continue to pray for UCLA. Many have asked what is happening since the outbreak on Bruin Walk? I was only impressed upon my heart to go out for one week straight with the 7 foot cross. I and others will go again as the Spirit of God moves us. But, now since there have been many new converts we are doing the hard work of follow up, discipleship and establishing new simple churches among each group reached. Please pray the seeds of faith are not stolen by the birds of the air, the rocks or weeds of the soil, but that every seed of salvation planted last week would grow up into mighty trees of righteousness. The hard work is now before us and I encourage each of you to continue to preach the Gospel at all times, by all means, on the university campuses of North America. Whether you are called to street preaching, 2x2 evangelism, one on one with your lost friends, so forth, preach the Gospel at all times, pray at all times, believe God at all times that He can and will do above and beyond what we can ask think or imagine! Remember, this is not our work, but His work. Only He can do the work of evangelism, church planting and revival. Wait upon the Lord. Pray as it all depends on God and live as if it all depends on you.

Yes, we are believing and seeing the power of God displayed through the message of the Cross, but remember this work of the kingdom is a joyous but very hard work. We can not just win souls and leave them to be, we must teach them the Apostolic Creed, the Gospels of Jesus, gather them into church and establish and raise up leaders from among them who can spread on the work for which they are called to in this generation.

I pray with all my heart you would not only be inspired by this small testimonial, but that you would be obedient to step out in faith to preach the Gospel today & not wait till tomorrow. Evangelize in every way the Spirit leads you to on your campus, do not hold back, step out and watch God move.

Some of you may preach, pray for the sick, prophesy or share the simple Gospel and not get the results you were expecting, I have this to say, do not be dissapointed, our responsibility is to preach the Gospel, it is the Holy Spirit's responsibility to convict of sin and save souls. It is our responsibility to pray for the sick, the down trodden, the oppressed. It is the Holy Spirit responsibilty to heal and set free. We do our part and let God do His and leave the results in His hands. Be faithful to do good at all times, to all people, at every opportunity. Evangelism is not our work, but His. No matter what the results, continue forward. There have been prayers prayed for your campus for generations, we are the lucky recipients to reap the fruit of these revival prayers in this hour of revival. One waters, the other planted but only God can give the increase.

Let us press on in a spirit of unity acrsos this nation. Pray for revival, preach the Gospel, plant new churches as souls are won and gathered and ask God for wisdom & grace to multiply the work.

praying on and pressing forward

jaeson

 
At 4/30/2006 05:10:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, Jaeson! May God keep the fire in you burning burning & burning! You are such an example to us! Don't forget to wait upon the Lord!

 
At 5/01/2006 03:31:00 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

have mercy JESUS!!! Jaeson, if you have time, please pray for that kind of impartation to happen over here in Hsinchu, Taiwan (www.newgrace.org.tw).. from the missionary here (from Fountain Valley, California) who has had this vision like yours for a while but hasn't been able to bear any fruit yet.. i'm have also at the point of not wanting to live anymore if my Christian life is this dead.

desperate for Jesus & the living the Book of Acts.

-kai ( kai at iakai dot com )

 
At 5/01/2006 08:48:00 AM , Blogger Christina Ratna Dewi said...

@ Kai: I'm reading all the posts here. And I wondered why you don't wanna live anymore when your christian life is dead? What can be done to have a spiritual fulfilled life? When can a christian life be dead completely?

In my opinion this would mean that I decide seriously to never ever go with Jesus and turn my back on Him forever. That's spiritually dead: Not to have the Holy Spirit and when God would decide not to have relationship with you anymore. It's God's love and grace that fills my heart with joy and passion. This love will never ever end, so just without love I would be spiritually dead. I observed that many young people are desperate for revival. That's very cool, I love passionate christians. But thru all this some seem to forget the small things God is doing in our lives, in others' lives. You know, it is also a myracle to see a friend being changed just b/c of love. And it might take time (months, years) but still it is a big thing for this person to experience this personal transformation. Many people seem to wait for that BIG revival. And they wait and wait and talk to much about revival instead of just living your personal revival and experiencing God's fire for yourself first. Why don't they start living God's love constantly in their personal life with integrity in the small things? It's just about your relationship between you and Jesus . That's why we were created. That's what everything should be about and also revival. Showing People how sweet it is to be in relationship with Jesus.
KEEP IT SIMPLE
Leave out religiousness, leave out all the lies, keep Jesus at the first place and everything else He will show you if you'd make mistakes.
I learned that recently. It's ok to make mistakes, cos God is looking right into my heart what my real motivation is. When my motivation was honestly to please God and not others, it's not sin.

GREETS FROM GERMANY! Just walk the walk, don't talk the talk. God will always love you!
Tina

 
At 5/02/2006 06:44:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blessings Tina,

I talk about the lukewarmness of the Body of Christ. The powerlessness of the redemptive work of the blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross. When we look through the Gospel & the book of Acts, it operated in POWER alongside the Word.

I'm talking about the power that leads men unto repentence.. the miracles that prove that our God is a living God and that He is the God of Today as He is Yesterday and Tomorrow! He still works today by the Holy Spirit!

The power of God forces people to make a decision.. whether they will be for God or be against God.. just like the sinners vs. the Pharisees. Let us not be the Frozen Chosens.

Father have mercy!
kai ( kai at iakai dot com )

 
At 5/03/2006 07:52:00 PM , Blogger Christine said...

AMEN and Glory to God!
Jaeson, thank you for your obedience and consecrated life!
God is wanting to do the exceedingly abundant glorious things for His name's sake and because He is so in love with His people whom He created. i thank our God for you - for your zeal and passion for Jesus and the fact that you KNOW the Cross and the power thereof. You can only KNOW the power of resurrection when you have joined in the fellowship of His, our sweet Jesus', sufferings. Please keep me updated (if you could) on what God is doing in LA and please let me know how i can pray... though i'm in NJ, we are one in the Spirit.
i have seen miracles and have had a few of my own, so what is going on in LA is everyday life here on the east coast- quick story: My Pastor's wife (who is my spiritual mom and mentor in the prophetic) just finished doing a women's retreat where a woman who had the heel of her foot removed due to a tumor had her heel grow back after hands were laid on her- God's power and demonstration of love grew that heel back. She came into the retreat with a serious limp and left the retreat dancing and running. It's all been documented and pictures have been taken... JESUS IS LORD! GLORY TO GOD!

The book of Acts continues.....
Again, we give you GLORY and HONOR GOD for how you moved in this campus. Let the fire burn and let the JOhn the Baptist generation- a generation who hunger and thirst after righteousness, who chose the narrow way - the road less traveled and that with the greatest resistance- to prepare for the arrival of our Beautiful King, Jesus! Prepare the way, you His people - repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand. For only He who has clean hands and a pure heart may ascend to the holy hill of the Lord!

 
At 5/04/2006 07:32:00 AM , Blogger Christina Ratna Dewi said...

@ KAI:
Hey Kai,


I hear you. I know it would be so powerful to experience all these things. Imagine that: You just walk by people and they'd get healed just from your shadow touching them (like Peter). Crazy, ey?
I think I have already given up. It has to do with my personal story and the things that happened in the last months.
God broke my heart and I don't know what kind of Tina he's gonna restore. "The Restoration of Tina". Sounds good to me. Well, I'm open to that. It's on my heart to live an evangelistic life, but still in a natural supernatural way. I'd like to walk around the world, just talking to people who I feel I should talk to without using Jesus or the bible as a hammer, you know. But you know what? Fear is my biggest enemy. Rick Joyner said on a conference: "Fear and anger suck your energy". I like that.
I wanna walk the walk and just be God's child and follow him, but sometimes this is so difficult. This is not about what is right or wrong in God's eyes. I believe that we have been given so much more freedom as christians than we think we have, b/c it's about my relationship between Jesus and me. Everything else has to come out of that. My problem is more "is God still on my side?" and "it is really all for my benefit what is happening in my life?" I wrote a poem lately about that.

MY POEM
Just God and me for now
No interruption required.
I’m taking my time to know
More about His fire
When I wanna figure out who I am
I have to talk to my creator who’s got the master plan.
For when I’m just looking at myself
I will be stocked like the fly on my shelf.
Yeah, I’m the image of God.
But still I’m blind to see where’s the God in me.
Where is He? I don’t know.
It’s hard to trust, when you*re not in the flow.
So I should spend some intimate hours with God.
Instead of seeking Him somewhere abroad.
So I’m gonna be quiet and don’t talk.
I’m searching the scriptures, the truth is my sword.
And Lord I pray that you just show up to me.
So that I’ll have some good times - just you and me.
Amen.


Hey, it would be cool if you give me a quick blessing - anyone who's reading this. I think I can need some encouragement. =)

 
At 5/04/2006 11:46:00 AM , Anonymous Sylvia said...

Hi Jaeson, I don't think you'll remember me, but last summer at a HRC conference, I attended that seminar where you shared about youth ministries. I was very encouraged and challenged by your words and testimony then, and even more so now after reading this post. I've been sharing your post with friends and peers. I'm actually from UCLA so it hits close to home and it just goes to show that God truly hears every prayer and sees every tear!!

Thank you for doing your part at UCLA.

 
At 5/05/2006 09:49:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you for sharing, praise God!! all glory to God alone. amen :)

 
At 5/08/2006 02:39:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tears just kept running out when I was reading this awesome work that God has done over in UCLA. New England prep schools are coming along too. God's surely working and sending the fire down unconditionally.
Love in Him.
A New England prep school Christ follower.

 
At 5/12/2006 02:27:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words." Matthew 6

 
At 6/24/2006 04:17:00 PM , Blogger Tina Lee said...

yea. i thot about this today. about God's power. we serve the same God from Genesis, we serve the same God who saves those in North Korea. the same God who blesses those who are in secret undergrounds worshipping Him. i wonder what He sees when He sees us on bruin walk, with no responses from the people. it's a total different battle field as China or Korea, but He is still the same.

and i feel like there should be some kind of power... that we should pray to see, but we dont see it here.

 
At 8/21/2008 08:55:00 PM , OpenID demo318 said...

Jaeson, this has been so encouraging to me. I'm trying to bring the Spirit into my life and into the Christian high school I attend. Today I ran into a major brick wall when I wanted to pray for people but nobody said they needed prayer. To see that the Holy Spirit is still alive is good news.

 

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