And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
I attended the event. What I observed was hungry young hearts crying out for Jesus. I believe that this gathering was not only well organized but also well intentioned and sincere. When I and my wife and daughter arrived and entered my first thoughts were "Lord is this part of you"? The scripture above is what was quickened to my mind. What I observed was energetic song and worship in the beginning, some individuals spoke nothing really very deep, maybe spiritual milk, the event brought me way back, almost 35 years and I was reminded much about the early years, that was good. Since I do not follow specific ministries I discern pretty much without any preconceived notions as to anything really. The second set of music leaders started up and there was a noticeable anointing and you could tell that the Lord was present or the anointing was present. The entire time I was there through out most of it I kept my mind not only on what was happening there but also with a listening ear and lifting prayers to The Lord Jesus in conversation. Continually scripture like "those who are not against us are for us" and a few passages from the division of the tribes of Israel came to mind. Some of what Paul penned, etc...
I did marvel at their amazing use of current technology and how they employed it to connect with each other and propagate the gospel, it was really wonderful. The weakness and the one thing that saddened me and broke my heart was the lack of real leadership on the ground level( after event). I believe those on the platform were sincere but they were not shepherds they did not posses that type of heart and calling, except for the one gentle man who wore the dread locks and gave his testimony, and as of yet he is refusing,"I believe", to accept the responsibility that the Lord is dealing with him in this matter, he has been on my heart for the purposes of prayer since the event. I believe he is being called to a place in service that is moving him out of his comfort zone.
The revival everyone is expecting will come but will not be like what everyone expects Mal 3:1
Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the LORD of hosts.
But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap:
And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.
I will conclude with a testimony of a Christophany I had of Jesus Christ. For a period of time I desired a face to face with Jesus, I've had a lot of supernatural manifestations since the Lord saved me, one night quite suddenly The Lord manifested in my home not more than 10 feet from me, I feel on the floor as dead and could not breath, with what little strength I had I begged Him to turn His face from me,I hated my wretchedness and loathed my person at that moment, my mind was flooded with several scriptures in an instant(I will not elaborate here, they were very personal), what little I did see of His form was pure like molten glass with no imperfection His presence was so weighty I thought I was going to die, than as fast as He appeared He was gone, at least in the sense of what was.
The church in America anyway is going to have a finial call an awakening, if you will, maybe a revival, the result will be more gut wrenching than anyone will ever believe could be possible. Whats exposed will be burned away and like Jacob of old most will come out of this experience having wrestled with God and conquered by The Son of God, where the saints walk will forever be changed. God Bless Bro DMiller