Posted 2017-10-03 14:48:22 -0700 by /articles?author=sean-feucht
“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.” - Psalm 32:7
“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop false and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen or cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice (worship) in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.”
- Habakkuk 3:18
When my plane took off from Switzerland yesterday, my heart was absolutely on fire for all the global momentum and church unity happening in this hour we live in. I was literally on cloud 9 in awestruck wonder that we actually get be ALIVE in these epic moments of history! Only adding to that feeling was the fact that I randomly sat next to a childhood hero and NBA hall of famer, David Robinson, on the flight back to the US! (I’m convinced that God even cares about those little things and loves to surprise us!)
We had just witnessed a unified gathering of Catholics, Methodists, the Reformed church and Charismatics all come together for 12 hours of nonstop worship and prayer in the heart of Geneva! Never do we have record of this happening on this scale before in this city - a culmination of so many words, prayers and dreams! As we celebrated the 500 year anniversary of the Reformation that changed the world (the same month Luther nailed the 95 thesis on the chapel door), faith ignited in our hearts for a new reformation unlike we have ever read about in the history books. As we sung the songs and prayed the prayers of this new season, a new wave of expectation entered my heart for this season in the continent of Europe.
This was actually the culmination of a full month of historic and strategic gatherings across the world that I would have never dreamed I would be apart of. My wife and I laugh about “the dreams we never knew we had” that are unfolding before our eyes! Over 10,000 boisterous worshippers filled the Red Rocks Amphitheater outside of Denver, Colorado two weeks ago! It is known as the most famous outdoor venue in America and iconic in music history that spans since the Beatles played there in the 60’s!
This Tuesday night though, it was jam packed with passionate worshippers singing their love songs to Jesus as the stars and moon rose high above us! An untold number of salvations and miracles broke out that night - and the testimonies just keep rolling in! Just two days later, we invaded the cultural epicenter of Los Angeles for the “Heaven Come” gathering with 5000+ strong! This theme just keeps flowing into next week as thousands of worshippers from 50 states stream into The Mall of our nations Capitol for “Awaken The Dawn” & “Rise Up Call” gathering!
Never have I remembered such powerful string of historic moments across the nations in one short time span!
But then this morning, the entire planet woke up to the news of the heinous and demonic evil that rained down upon Las Vegas. Officially known as the worst mass shooting in American history, words cannot describe the evil and demonic forces that raged behind a lone gunman ending the lives of 59 innocent people. This horrendous news followed weeks of devastating and Goliath-sized hurricanes and earthquakes that have ravaged many cities and entire nations! The palpable tension and daily threats from North Korea and the Middle East continue to add so many anxiety across the globe.
The questions that keep raging in my mind revolve around how these two extremes can co-exist in the same season. Both immense favor, momentum, breakthrough - but heartfelt devastation, horror and hopelessness.
The reality is that the extremes mentioned over and over again in Biblical prophecy are taking place before our very eyes. The darkness is getting darker and the light is getting brighter (Isaiah 60, Joel 2, Matthew 24). This is the reality of the day in which we live.
Now more than ever my friends, the world is longing to hear the sound of the church. Not just in our historic gatherings in Red Rocks, Los Angeles or The Mall in DC - but in the broken and devastated places like Las Vegas, Houston, Puerto Rico, North Korea, Iraq and beyond! We must invade the hopelessness and let the songs of hope ring out.
We cant stop now or allow our songs to get caught up in the perplexities of the situation. We just gotta keep worshipping. We cannot allow the dichotomy of our season to discourage or confuse us.
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