Originally Posted by EvangelistCori
I regularly participate in the international house of prayer through the internet. I just chew the meat and spit out the bones. I love their passion for Jesus and His kingdom. I would love to see an international house of prayer in my city and every city. We need not be afraid of getting radical for God. I recently went to the Lakeland Florida meetings back in May. I was dramatically touched. I have returned to Lexington, Ky with a renewed passion for the lost and love for Christ. I have led 2 people to the Lord since I have returned. Rainbow nation there is a place for us in the revival that is sweeping the earth. If any of you are ever near Lexington, KY please call me or e-mail me that you are coming. I would love to fellowship with you. We meet as a church in my home on Sundays at 11am. Paul the Apostle was for the duration of his ministry considered by some to be a heretic becuase he preached that gentiles did not need to follw the law to be saved. Take courage that others have walked in the steps we are presently walking in. Make sure that the suffering we are enduring is becuase of our belief that God is radically in love with us and for us and wants to use us to lead many to Him. Make it about that and God will have our back.
Friendship, Loyalty and Love in Christ]
Wow. This could have been me back in 1972. This sounds exactly like something I might have said after I attended a fundamentalist Christian youth rally thirty-six years ago in Dallas, Texas called Explo '72.
For a week in June 1972 tens of thousands of us young Americans converged on Dallas to attend workshops and classes on how to bring others to the love of Christ. Our goal was to witness to every single citizen in the United States by 1975 and to everyone in the world by 1980. Throughout the Dallas and Ft. Worth metro area we practiced our door to door witnessing for the Lord. I still remember my rehearsed lines, "Did you know that God has a plan for your life?"
Each night we'd all gather in the Cotton Bowl for soul-stirring rallies for the glory of God. It was a very moving experience. Imagine the emotional high of seeing eighty-thousand lit candles piercing the dark or hearing eighty-thousand voices all shouting "Praise the Lord!"
We were young and searching for answers to life questions; "Why are we here? What's our purpose? What's the meaning of life?" This rally showed us that Jesus was the answer.
At the time, it made perfect sense. But as we got older, some of us realized that scripture presented more questions than it answered. The Bible was confusing and full of contradictions and unanswered questions. Hours of prayer brought no relief.
Eventually many began to lose interest. Of the four of us guys who went to Explo '72, only one remains a Christian today. The eighty-thousand of us enthusiastic young people of 1972 never met our goal of witnessing to the world.
Young people searching for answers are vulnerable to these high energetic Christian rallies. It seems to fill a void in their lives. But for many, the fantasy eventually wears off and they're faced with the challenges of the real world.