September 14, 2021 | Keith Guinta, The Wine Patch
It’s been said; what signs and wonders were to the Azusa Street Revival, and healings were to the powerful Tent Revivals, and evangelism was to the Jesus Movement — worship is to this next great revival.
If this is true, Sean Feucht and his Let Us Worship movement are right on time.
On this 20 year memorial of the September, 11 attacks, the Let Us Worship teams landed on the Mall in Washington, DC, and hosted two days and nights of prayer, teaching, and worship.
First, understand that when I commit the time to attend anything like this, I come with high expectations. I come with biblical expectations. I come to see the sick healed, the sun stand still, demons cast out, paralyzingly precise prophecy, and a glory cloud that forces everyone to the ground on their faces. And yes; that our nation would turn back to God.
Is this too high of a bar? Only if the God of All Creation is not listed on the program.
Second, we humans cannot produce these types of manifestations no matter how large the crowd or sound system is. Meaning, if God doesn’t do it, there ain’t no faking it.
And third, it is worth noting there is a growing consensus that a never-before-seen outpouring from Heaven is soon to be released on the Earth in such measure that over a billion people will come to faith in Christ.
In those days, I will pour my Spirit out upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your elderly will have revelatory dreams, and your young men will see prophetic visions.
~The Prophet Joel
Ever since Hell poured out SARS-COV-2 upon all people, Sean and his team have traveled to over 130 cities to bring people together to worship, pray, and ready their lives for Heaven’s outpouring.
To say the Let Us Worship movement is merely a finger in the eye of bureaucratic church lockdowns is to grossly miss and de-spiritualize what is at stake.
One of Sean’s mottos is, The Church Has Left the Building. Meaning, if the American brand of Christianity has predominately been an hour in a church building every Sunday, then the lockdowns have only made her stronger. As Jesus taught: The yeast of the Kingdom can only spread if it’s mixed into the world.
As Pastor Jay Koopman said on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial:
We are the church. We are not supposed to be in aquariums. We are supposed to be the ocean of God!
Large, planned gatherings took place at the Supreme Court, White House, and Lincoln Memorial to cry out to God on behalf of our nation. I am particularly curious how the spurious press might choose to cover scenes like these.
Dimly predictable, with the tsunami of negative press and persecution Sean, his beautiful family, and the entire team have endured, I expect correlations will be made to the January 6 protests.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
This was not the sloppy concoction of a religiously partisan rally. At the Supreme Court, there were genuine, heartfelt prayers for righteous interpretation of the law, justice in rulings, and yes — prayers for the protection of the unborn.
At the White House, there were fervent, compassionate prayers for the Biden, Harris, and all who serve. Sean’s 11-year-old daughter stepped up to the mic and offered a more powerful prayer than most trained pastors could muster.
Note to all: Keep your eyes on her generation as I believe they will be the ones God uses to bring restoration to the cultural fractures and societal chasms our generation has created.
But it was our time of prayer at the Lincoln Memorial which most stirred me. As I stood at the feet of the majestically seated image of Abraham Lincoln, the resounding praise and worship were deeply moving.
Rev. Dr. Charles Karuku, a pastor from Kenya who now lives and serves in Minneapolis, stood in the very spot of Dr. Martin Luther King’s historic Dream Speech and began preaching to the crowd. It was one of the many powerful moments of this weekend.
To frame the scene, let us first revisit May 2020. When Sean Feucht’s team planned to go to Minneapolis to offer worship and prayer on the street where George Floyd was killed, Pastor Charles told him it might not be a good idea. And at first, the pastor was correct.
When Sean arrived, the riotous mobs of Antifa and BLM Inc. had control of the streets, and the violence, flames, and destruction were terrifyingly chaotic. The establishment news crews seemed to relish the scenes of Sean’s stage being rushed and equipment destroyed. The headlines that week pathetically read:
The insensitivity of this blonde-haired white guy to bring his blonde-haired white Jesus to this black neighborhood at a time like this!
But on the day before his message at the memorial, Pastor Charles had explained to me the rest of the story. Once the mob burned off their hatred, depleted their rage, and the corporate media crews fled the scene, something other-worldly happened — the people’s brokenness and hunger for love rose to the surface.
People started listening to what the Christians had to say. People started to talk with one another. Black people and white people were coming together in the most unthinkable place. And for the next three months, Pastor Charles ministered truth and love to the people of that city, baptizing countless people on the very spot where Mr. Floyd was killed.
This was a movement that might never have started if Sean chose safety over Savior.
So when Pastor Charles preached these words from the very spot where MLK stood, it rattled us all:
There can never be true reconciliation until we are first reconciled with Christ. Any other form of reconciliation will only bring more division.
The evening sessions were replete with powerful songs of praise, brief but potent messages from pastors and leaders from all over the country, altar calls, and unifying prayer which cried out to the Lord—prayer so rich, you could tangibly feel Heaven being pulled down to Earth.
I was privileged to be invited to the restricted areas where the speakers and band members were. Having now met and spoken with many of the people who appeared on the platform, I can attest these are some of the most loving, genuinely authentic, sold-out-for-Jesus people I have ever met. Sean has surrounded himself with an impressive posse.
And all of this took place on the Mall, with the view of the Capitol behind the stage and the Washington Monument in front.
Before anyone bemoans Christian Nationalists, I can confidently state: Of the countless thousands who attended this weekend’s events, I can tally on one hand the number of t-shirts, hats, or flags which made me cringe. I only saw a few American flags, one Israel flag, one Texas flag, and a Jesus flag. So any potential for an unfurling foliage of nationalistic flag-waving only served up a nothing burger.
The two most egregious icons: There was a t-shirt that read, Trump Saves; a slogan so ludicrous I won’t take it any further. And, one man who seemed intent upon continually filming himself standing on a footstool while holding a Bible and red MAGA together over his head in his outstretched hand. That was the only MAGA hat I remember seeing all weekend.
Most likely, his will be the image used by the combatant press.
And speaking of MAGA, I am reminded how so many people despise this phrase primarily because of who conceived it as well as the wrong-headed belief that this country was never great. While Sean passionately prays for this nation, he is not shallowly focused on America only.
Biblical restoration is built upon the Genesis of creation — when Elohim declared that everything was good. The original Hebrew word used there can easily be interpreted as great or excellent.
So when perfection was disrupted by sin, corruption began spreading its evil effect through everything and everyone. I think we can all testify to palpably feeling that exact effect at work today in our divided nation.
But God promised to make all things excellent again. Better said; to make all things perfect again.
So when the Apostle Paul tells us the death and resurrection of Christ have commenced the restoration and reconciliation of all things, the Let Us Worship movement is powerfully offering an invitation to join together and prepare for that day — which is surely coming.
Perhaps a more fitting slogan to consider would be Jesus’ brand of MAGA:
Making All-things Glorious Again
Worship is the conduit between the earthly realm and the heavenly realm, and I believe Sean’s Let Us Worship movement is more far-reaching than we realize. It is well beyond the good things of praying for the healing of the brokenhearted and for our nation to turn toward God. It is more an acknowledging of and partnering with the far greater purpose for all eternity: The reconciliation of all things.
This was by far one of the most beautiful expressions of unity and power I have ever seen. The sun may not have stood still, but some were healed, others set free from demons, and unthinkably divine prophecy was received. Not to mention, we were on the ground more than a few times.
And isn’t this the invitation and promise of the Gospel?
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Author Keith Guinta blogs at The Wine Patch (winepatch.org). Pray with him and IFA live, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 12:15 pm ET at IFApray.org/live or (712) 775-7430. Watch anytime on the IFA Rumble channel.