Like many of you, my wife and I really enjoyed the Jesus Revolution movie which has taken the nation and world by storm the past few months. For us, it brought back many memories.
The same year Lonnie Frisbee showed up on Chuck Smith’s door (1968), God brought me to salvation as the move of God’s Spirit swept across the nation. I wasn’t a hippie, just a lost teenager who was seeking the truth.
My conversion experience during the real Jesus Revolution Days is detailed in chapter three of my upcoming book One Small Life: Revival Adventures from My Fifty Year Journal. It’s currently at the printer and will be out soon.
As I describe in detail in the book, God uses flawed people just like me.
One of the blessings of keeping a lifetime journal is celebrating “special days” on my Life Calendar.
On July 19,1973, God spoke to me, a bewildered but passionate twenty-year old, to become a “teacher of his Word” as part of my calling. I have fulfilled that assignment for the past fifty years in many settings around the world.
The most provocatively titled teaching I’ve ever given is called “The Secret of Happiness.”
It has to do with putting Jesus at the CENTER of your life.
In the past few weeks I’ve written on the growth of atheism in America and how we must counteract it. I’ve also shared about the Asbury Revival–signaling possibly a growing Jesus Revolution in our nation.
One or the other is going to prevail in America in the coming years. The atheists will either guide us into social chaos and economic collapse–leading to tyranny. Or an awakening of the Church will sweep the USA and renew our foundations. “Who wins” boils down to this question:
Which group wants it the most and will work the hardest?