A few months ago I dreamed all night long, being awakened by God five times with the Scripture Jeremiah 34:8 blazing before me. I looked it up and it said that they made a covenant to proclaim liberty to all their male and female Jewish slaves.
The context of that passage is when the Babylonian army had besieged Jerusalem. The Prophet Jeremiah had already spoken that judgment was at hand and there was no hope and the Jews were going into exile into Babylon. However, at the last minute when the Israelites made this covenant to release their Hebrew slaves, the Babylonian army withdrew from their siege. This is the power of forgiveness and this is the language of Jubilee. (Photo via Pixabay)
In this Jubilee year, if we will proclaim liberty to our brothers and sisters that we have held in bondage through unforgiveness, if we will reconcile with those whom we have wounded, if we will begin to unite together around Christ not fighting and dismembering the Body of Christ, we will see a great lifting of the spiritual siege over our cities and nation. A spirit of revival and freedom will break forth.
Years ago, the late John Wimber was seeing extraordinary miracles at Fuller Seminary. One night he subtly spoke concerns about the faith movement, and for a whole week they saw no miracles. He inquired of the Lord and the Lord spoke, "You touched My anointed." He was so tenderized and broken over this that he asked forgiveness of the Lord and the healings broke out again. What a story. We cannot afford to point the finger at any other members or movements in the Body of Christ. We can be prophets to one another, we can disagree with one another, but we must love one another.
At the Azusa Street Revival, the Spirit of God baptized all races and denominations into a spirit of love. At Azusa Now happening April 9, 2016, 110 years after the Azusa Street Revival, we are gathering to the Memorial Coliseum to make a covenant to proclaim liberty. April 9th is also the anniversary of the surrender of General Lee to General Grant that ended the American Civil War and freed the slaves. If the Church will end the civil war among us, I believe Christ will release the Jubilee of Luke 4:18: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because He has anointed me...to proclaim liberty to the captives."We are in a day of great salvation and spiritual awakening. (Photo via Pixabay)
We are calling the different races and denominations to gather together to make a covenant to release their slaves, to bless the Church, the Body of Christ, to forgive all those who have hurt us to where there have been Church splits, to bless and not curse. I believe if we do this, signs and wonders will break out that afternoon, and it could be a flashpoint for a third great awakening. Over the next month, let's unite, let's guard our lips, let's bless our brothers, and then gather to Azusa Now, daring to believe that the color line can be washed away in the Blood.