Posted 2018-03-04 18:37:37 -0800 by /articles?author=matthew-lilley
The week that Billy Graham died, hundreds of worshipers gathered in the heart of Billy’s home state of North Carolina for Phenomenon 2018, a worship & prayer conference hosted by Matthew Lilley & Burn 24-7 Raleigh. Many of our Burn 24-7 tribe including Sean Feucht, David Fritch, Tannon & Cristina Herman, Zac Hagerty and all of our mid-atlantic US regional directors converged in North Carolina for an amazing weekend of worship, equipping and family.
We are beginning to receive testimonies and stories of how God touched people at Phenomenon 2018. Here are a few quotes.
“The Lord totally broke me open at Phenomenon, I had let so many dreams die & God has like brought me back to life, so I’m more hungry & desperate than I have ever been for his presence & encounter.”
“I was at phenomenon this last weekend and first of all I want to say thank you for stewarding the presence of God. It has changed my life. My wife and I didn’t ever want to leave his presence. Everyone was so anointed and it was powerful.”
“I attended the Phenomenon this weekend. Superlative words will not begin to describe what I encountered. The Lord was very present and proved Himself to me in very many ways. I have a strong sense that the Lord is really up to something amazing. To my husband and I the conference was like finding something we have waited more than 35 years for. The combination of worship and intercession is totally biblical, but rarely found in the body of Christ. We were so blessed by the tangible presence of God, coupled with the genuine humility and joy on the speakers and leaders. It’s like finding family you didn't know you had.”
We also invited friends and leaders from other worship, prayer & missions movements such as David Bradshaw of Awaken the Dawn, Jason Hershey of David’s Tent DC, Lisa Koons of 24-7 Prayer USA and Niko Peele of Ignite Movement. All of the speakers and panelists brought spirit-filled revelation, strategic insights and prophetic vision for the global worship & prayer movement. David Bradshaw closed the weekend out with a message on John 17 unity, and we actually experienced that sweet unity at Phenomenon among our Burn 24-7 tribe and with our extended family in the broader body of Christ.
Amber Brooks, Tannon Herman, Rob Cole and Trevor Burris led wild times of worship where we encountered God’s presence together. Pursuing Jesus was our highest priority. On Saturday afternoon, we also hosted a City Transformation Forum, where we heard firsthand accounts of how God is using presence-centered ministries to not only host worship & prayer but to see tangible transformation of neighborhoods and cities. It was powerful!
There was a strong sense of divine timing and prophetic significance on the whole gathering, especially considering the death of Billy Graham right before the event. Hearts were stirred with fresh faith for revival in America, and we prayed for a new wave of evangelism to sweep our nation as the mantle of Billy Graham passes to an entire generation!
Phenomenon 2018 Recordings
The teachings from Phenomenon 2018 are available in MP3 and video format here: http://www.presencepioneers.org/resources/mp3-messages/phenomenon-2018/
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