Liberty Rising – the Dawning of Freedom

We are at a time in History where the battle lines have been drawn. It is the “Moment of Truth”. We are at a transition where the very life and heart of the culture is at stake.
With the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic which happened at the beginning of 2020 the nation reeled. But there were those of us who only stood up and spoke up!

In prayer one morning, I heard the voice of God speak to me and say, “COVID 19 means Christ Overcoming Victory in Disease – Psalms 19”. I was able to share this on NBC and BBC:

I had been at a baptism which some friends of mine were hosting called Saturate OC. The BBC had come out and were interviewing people about the event. I was able to share this clip in front of millions around the world.

The mainstream news media has been one of the biggest proponents of fear. They are part of the swamp! God is draining the swamp and we are at the beginning of a renaissance in media! We cannot be afraid to speak up at this time in history!

In May 2020, I again heard God speak to me when I awoke. These words have been part of my life for the last several months!

WE WON’T SHUT UP – UNTIL YOU OPEN UP!
OPEN THE HEAVENS!!

A Mandate for Seven Baptisms

I was then given the mandate to do seven baptisms along the western seaboard of the United States. I was told to do the first baptism on May 30, 2020 at Pirate’s Cove in Corona Del Mar, CA. That date just so happened to be the Feast of Pentecost. It was an amazing day! When we arrived at Pirate’s Cove at 9:00 a.m. we saw an unusual phenomenon of a rainbow around the sun.

We had dozens of people who came out to worship and be baptized! God did indeed Open the Heavens!

 

 

But the real interesting thing was that it was fifty years ago in 1970 that Pastor Chuck Smith of Calvary Chapel and Hippie preacher, Lonnie Frisbee started the first baptisms.

Eventually there were thousands of people attending these baptisms and Time Magazine started covering these events and termed it “The Jesus Movement”. A Movement had begun and millions around the world would become part of that wave!

Chuck Smith and Lonnie Frisbee

Lonnie Frisbee

The 2nd Baptism was held in San Diego on Father’s Day weekend, June 20, 2020 at Buccaneer Beach. There were many who attended and we felt the Father’s love on that beach!

The 3rd Baptism was at Venice Beach, CA and Pastor Derrick Gates, and many other Pastors and their congregants attended. We worshipped the Lord and were told by a local official to not sing. We pointed out that there were people all over the Beach doing similar things and they were not told to stop. We said that we were willing to be arrested if need be. But we were not going to SHUT UP – UNTIL THE HEAVEN OPENS UP! We took a stand.

The 4th Baptism was in Santa Monica Beach at Lifeguard stand 25 on Saturday, September 19, 2020. That date just so happened to fall on another Jewish Feast – Rosh Hashanah. This Feast is the Jewish New Year! The significant thing about this date is that 24 years ago on Friday, September 13, 1996, I did the very first Youthwave Concert. Over 5,000 kids showed up and 500 gave their hearts to the Lord! God told me that there was going to be a “Greater Move of God than the Jesus Movement” and I was told to call this event “Youthwave” and the slogan was “Be a part of the New Wave!” It was historical that the 4th baptism was on the same day I did the first Youthwave concert 24 years earlier! Wow!

The 5th Baptism was on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Baker Beach in San Francisco overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. When we arrived that morning at Baker Beach there were dozens of people worshipping Jesus on the sand. There were many people who came and were baptized in the Pacific Ocean overlooking the fabulous Golden Gate Bridge. It was a sight to behold! But another amazing fact is that it was on another Jewish Feast – the Feast of Tabernacles. Also, Pastor Chuck Smith had graduated to Heaven seven years prior on October 3, 2013. You can’t make this stuff up folks! God is planning the “Greatest Show on Earth”.

On October 12, 2020 as I was walking the shores of Laguna Beach, CA, I heard God speak and say to me, “You need to finish the last two baptisms in Seattle and Vancouver B.C. You need to do it before the US Presidential elections.” I was stunned!

I had less than two weeks to plan this and facilitate these baptisms in order to be obedient to the directives of God!

I immediately went into action and everything fell into place. I’m actually writing this blog from my hotel room in Washington State. This past weekend we just completed the last two baptisms in Seattle and Vancouver B.C.

On Saturday, October 24, 2020 there were fourteen people who came to Lincoln Park in Seattle for the 6th baptism. We walked down to the Puget Sound, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean, and worshipped Jesus with flags and shofars. God brought out the sun that day and we had an amazing time. Something shifted in the atmosphere and the “Gates of Heaven were opened”.

The 7th and final baptism happened on Sunday, October 25, 2020 on White Rock Beach in Vancouver B.C. at 12:00 noon. The borders of Canada are closed to Americans, so I facilitated a simulcast where we did a split screen on Facebook Live and the world got to see two nations coming together as one. Rev. Dr. Ed Hird helped facilitate this along with Harvest City Church members Dan Smith, Joyce Johnson, Janina and Eli and several others. We all came together as a Dream Team.

https://www.facebook.com/meri.crouley/videos/10224906270987900

Open the Heavens – Vancouver Baptism
Meri Crouley was Live

I have been to Vancouver B.C. and have spoken at Harvest City Church several times. We honored the late Pastor George Johnson at this event as well. He passed away in December of 2019 of cancer at 77 years old. It would have been his 78th birthday on the date of our 7th baptism. God had told me that this 7th baptism was going to be the “CROWNING MOMENT”. That Canada was going to “Crown” America.

This last baptism was “off the charts” amazing. Again, the moment we showed up the sun broke through. It was a crisp 48 degrees but it was a beautiful sunny day. We opened up on Facebook Live with Rev. Ed Hird on the Canadian side on the Bay and Meri Crouley on the American side. You could literally see the famous White Rock where they were going to be doing the baptisms. We started with 20 minutes of worship and then we honored late Pastor George Johnson. Finally, there were two brothers, Aidan and Micah who were baptized by Rev. Ed Hird. I believe that this was symbolic of God releasing a double-portion anointing to the youth for a “Greater Move of God than the Jesus Movement” which is happening NOW!

At the conclusion of the “Open the Heavens” final baptism there were several shofars which were blown on both sides! We all shouted in unison “OPEN THE HEAVENS!”
Something shifted in the atmosphere and I know that God “Showed Up and Showed Off”. God sent His mighty Angelic Hosts into the region and cleaned up!

We are at the moment in History of “The Greatest Show on Earth”. The Greatest Revival in History is about ready to break out on the scene. No matter what it looks like – WE MUST BELIEVE. It always looks the darkest before the dawn. Don’t be distracted by the lies of the enemy.

God is going to use the media now to “Show up and Show Off”.
God will orchestrate this move and we will see miraculous signs and wonders in the Heavens.
This Presidential election will be one of the most important races in History. You need to look at the platform both men are running on and it won’t be hard to decide. Trump is pro-life; Biden believes in abortion up until birth. On that one issue alone it is not even a choice if you’re a Christian who you should vote for.

Our country is coming up to the 400 year anniversary of the Mayflower compact and the founding of America. On September 16, 1620, the ship called Mayflower set sail for Plymouth- on board were more than 100 passengers all hoping to start a new life in America!
These early settlers would become known as Pilgrims, and their arrival in North America would shape the history of the nation for generations.

These passengers were divided into groups known as the ‘Saints’ and ‘Strangers’. The Saints were also known as ‘Separatists’ or ‘Puritans’, a group of people who wanted to live a life free from the Church of England (which had grown very corrupt) to start a new church in America.

The Mayflower at Sea

Life on the ship was extremely difficult with people crammed together like sardines. Eventually, after a difficult two months, the Mayflower made it to America.

The Mayflower Compact

Before going ashore, Pilgrim leaders drafted something called, “The Mayflower Compact” to avoid arguments and fighting. Signed by 41 men on board, the compact was an agreement to cooperate for the general good of the colony. The pilgrims would deal with issues by voting, establish laws with decisions made democratically by the majority. God was establishing a group of Christians who wanted to have a fair community established through justice and equality.

And so in closing this blog, I want to remind you that America was established upon Freedom – not tyranny. We are at the Dawning of a new time of liberty and freedom for our nation.

Use Your Freedom – Go Out and Vote

So please use your freedom and go out and vote. And vote for the candidate whose principles reflect the Godly heritage of what our nation was founded on. “In God we Trust” is on our money.

We don’t want socialism but Freedom. We want community not communism.

It was in St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia, that Patrick Henry delivered his most famous speech. With war against Great Britain looming, Henry proclaimed, “I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”

St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia

If we don’t stand for something we will fall for anything! The words which I heard back in May are sounding loudly in my ears, “We won’t shut up – until you open up! OPEN THE HEAVENS!

II Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways. Then I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.

It’s time again for our nation to become:

One nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all!
God bless America!

Dr. Meri Crouley

A Time For The Earth To Give Birth

God is doing a new thing in the earth.  I woke up this morning suddenly and I heard the voice of the Lord speak to me, “It’s time for the earth to give birth!”

Meri Crouley Blog - Earth Is Going To Give BirthAnd then I realized that it was labor day, Monday, September 2, 2013.  And the Lord started speaking to me about doing a new thing in the earth.  That it was time for the great harvest of souls to come forth before the coming of Jesus. 

Isaiah 43:19 states:  “Behold I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth, shall you not know it.  I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”

Many people have been going through challenging circumstances and are waiting for the breakthroughs to come forth.  This word is to encourage you that we are at the season of new beginnings. 

On the evening of September 4, 2013 through the evening of September 6, 2013 we will be experiencing the Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashanah.  In the Hebrew Rosh Hashanahcalendar it is the year 5774.  Many eschatologists say that this is the most likely day that Jesus will return to the earth.  It is also the birthday of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. 

I bring this up for a reason.  We are beginning to see the greatest harvests of souls that the world has ever seen.  There is a tsunami wave of God’s spirit that is breaking upon the earth.  It’s time for the earth to give birth”. 

In 1996 I was instructed by the Lord to set up my foundation to reach out to the youth.  I was going to start putting on concerts with various known Christian musicians who would draw forth these young people.  I was in the planning stages but did not have the name of my ministry yet.  One day I was coming home after working out at the gym.  I was driving down the road and wasn’t even thinking about anything when I heard the voice of the Lord speak to me.  “There is a greater wave coming than in the Jesus Movement!  I want you to call your ministry “Youthwave” and the slogan is – “Be part of the new Wave!”

I was blown away when I heard this word from the Lord!  We had our first event planned at the Anaheim Vineyard on September 13, 1996.  I did not realize when I set up this date but it happened to fall on Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish new year.  That night there were over 5,000 kids in attendance and over 500 accepted Jesus into their lives.  God had indeed started something new that day.  A season of new beginnings had begun.

It will be 17 years ago this week  that God had me start the Youthwave foundation! The number 17 is very significant because many people are called by the Lord at 17 years of age.  I am working on a major motion picture about the Jesus movement and Lonnie Frisbee.  Lonnie Frisbee was 17 years old when he went up to Tahquitz Canyon and cried out to God, “God if your real – reveal yourself to me”. 

Jesus appeared to Lonnie and told him that God was putting a light on him to reach lost people.  The beginning of the Jesus people movement had begun where thousands of young people all over the world accepted Jesus.  Many media outlets including Time magazine began covering this phenomenon.  It affected the entire world!

But we are at a time when a GREATER WAVE of God’s spirit is being poured out.  It’s time for the earth to give birth to the greatest harvest of the sons and daughters of God.  Rise up now this week and know that we are at a season of new beginnings.  I believe that we are going to see everything turn around and the labor pains that you have been experiencing will give place to joy.  It’s time for the earth to give birth!  All the world will rejoice when we see the harvest which God is going to bring forth!  Arise and shine your light has come!  A season of new beginnings is upon us!

Summer of Love

The Summer of Love was a social phenomenon that occurred during the summer of 1967, when as many as 100,000 people converged on the Haight-Ashbury hippiesneighborhood of San Francisco, initiating a major cultural and political shift. Although hippies also gathered in major cities across the U.S., Canada and Europe, San Francisco remained the epicenter of the social earthquake which would come to be known as the Hippie Revolution. As the hippie counterculture movement came farther and farther forward into public awareness, the activities centered therein became a defining moment of the 1960’s, causing numerous ordinary citizens’ to begin questioning everything and anything about them and their environment as a result.

The hippies were sometimes called flower people and were an eclectic group. Many of them were suspicious of the government, rejected consumerist values, and generally opposed the Vietnam War. Others were uninterested in political affairs and preferred to spend their time involved in partying with sex, drugs and music.

The prelude to the Summer of Love was the Human Be-In at the Golden Gate Park on January 14, 1967 where 30,000 like-minded people gathering together in unity made this to be the first event that confirmed there was a viable hippie scene.

The mainstream media’s coverage of hippie life in the Haight-Ashbury drew the attention of youth from all over America. The media’s fascination with the Monterey Pop Festival“counterculture” continued with the Monterey Pop Festival in June 1967, where approximately 30,000 people gathered for the first day of the music festival, with the number swelling to 60,000 on the final day. In addition, media coverage of the Monterey Pop Festival facilitated the Summer of Love even further as large numbers of fledgling hippies headed to San Francisco to hear their favorite bands such as The Who, Grateful Dead, the Animals, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Otis Redding, The Byrds, and Big Brother and the Holding Company featuring Janis Joplin.

A spirit of revolution was in the air but another revolution was being birthed as well. And this was a revolution of righteousness. One young bay area couple, Ted and Liz Wise, then in their mid-twenties, were feeling a spiritual impulse, but each for a different reason. They were feeling disillusioned with what they were seeing in the counterculture movement and wanted a different high. They started seeking and searching for God and they found Him in a big way.

Soon they rented a rambling farmhouse in Novato, California in North Marin County of San Francisco where they opened a communal living space shared with three other Christian couples and their children. They formed what is considered the first community of the fledgling Jesus Movement, The House of Acts. The Wises and the other couples from the House of Acts Community provided the leadership for opening the first Jesus Coffeehouse in the Haight, The Living Room.

It was during this period of time when they would go into the Haight District and evangelize the youth that their paths met divine destiny. They encountered LonnieFrisbeeLonnie Frisbee, a young hippie who recently came to San Francisco from Orange County, California. Lonnie had had a radical encounter with Jesus when he was on an LSD trip in the mountains near Palm Springs.

Lonnie went up to Tahquitz Canyon and dropped LSD and cried out to God, “God if your real….reveal yourself to me!”. All of a sudden the atmosphere of the canyon started to change and Lonnie had a vision of the Pacific Ocean. But instead of being filled with water it was filled with people in darkness who had lost their way. Jesus appeared to Lonnie and told him that God was putting a light on him to reach lost people.

Lonnie had a scholarship up to San Francisco to study at the famous San Francisco Art Academy. In the meantime, he would go into the Haight district and evangelize. But Lonnie did not know the bible and he would often preach that Jesus was coming back in a space ship.

It was divine fate when God caused the paths of Ted Wise to meet Lonnie Frisbee one day while in the heart of the Haight District. The rest is history when Ted invited Lonnie to come and move into the “House of Acts”. It was during that time that Lonnie started learning the ways of the spirit of the Lord. Lonnie would often go to serve at The Living Room coffeehouse and help out. One day he encountered another radical person who would later become famous. Lonnie tried to share Jesus with this man but he wanted none of it. His name was Charles Manson.

There was something being birthed in the San Francisco area that would spread across the country. The Living Room Ministry, like the house of Acts, became a greenhouse of fertile Christian ideas and growth to the community and both inspired and served as models for similar ministries across the United States.

(next blog will be on the Jesus Movement erupting in Southern California)

Hallelujah Hollywood

Hollywood is being transformed!  There is a movement going on in this city and people are starting to notice.  There have been many movies throughout the years which Hollywood has produced and have changed the world.  Hollywood originally had produced many biblical epics which revolutionized a culture.  But throughout the years there has been a degeneration in the films which were produced.  But now that is starting to change and people are beginning to notice.

HollywoodA few months ago I went  to Hollywood, California for an event which was called “Hallelujah Hollywood”.  Trinity Broadcasting Network was sponsoring an event and invited Arthur Blessitt to come and share his story.  There were thousands which showed up and I did a short documentary which you can watch on my website under the name “Hallelujah Hollywood”.  I interviewed several people on Hollywood Blvd. and also starting following Arthur Blessitt as he carried the cross from Hollywood High School to the famous intersection of Hollywood and Vine.  Arthur Blessitt had come back to the exact location where he had started carrying the cross around the world 45 years ago.  Here is part of his story.

Arthur-youngIn the late 1960’s Blessitt began evangelizing to the youth of Hollywood, California.  There he became known as the “Minister of Sunset Strip.”  Blessitt preached to hippies, Hells Angels, runaways, drug addicts, teen prostitutes, flower children, would-be actors, and rock stars.  In March 1968, he opened a coffee house called “His Place” in a rented building next door to a topless go-go club.  It was there that he first made a big cross to hang on the wall of the building on the inside.  He started carrying the cross on Sunset Strip from time to time.

On Christmas morning in 1969, Blessitt began his journey with the cross, walking from Los Angeles (starting on Hollywood Blvd.) to Washington, DC.   In August 1971, Blessitt made his first overseas crosswalk beginning in Northern Ireland.    He has carried the cross to all parts of the world including war-torn countries such as Lebanon and parts of Africa to pray for peace.  During the Cold War, Blessitt carried his cross into the Soviet Union, through Russia, the Baltic States, Ukraine and other countries.  He has carried the cross through such places as Iraq, North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, China, South Africa, Lebanon, India, Antarctica, Palestine, Israel, Cuba, Libya, Yemen, Vietnam and Mongolia.

Arthur-nowIn total, Blessitt has walked over 40,000 miles through 321 countries, of which 54 were in open war.  He has crossed every ocean and walked on all seven continents.  He is known internationally as the “Pilgrim with the Cross.”

In the bible, Luke 9:23 states, “If anyone desires to come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”  Arthur has literally done that and affected the entire world.  There was a 2009 documentary feature called, “The Cross:  The Arthur Blessitt Story” which was directed by Matthew Crouch and premiered at the famous Grauman’s Chinese Cinema on Hollywood Blvd.  I was there for this premiere a few years ago and actually interviewed people on the red carpet.

There are many people who God has inspired to start making movies about God’s kingdom.  I am in development on a major motion picture about the Jesus Movement and Lonnie Frisbee.  Lonnie Frisbee was a young hippie who was used by God in the late sixties to be the catalyst for the Jesus Movement.  It’s an inspirational story which I believe will change people’s lives.

TheBible_EpicMiniseries_DVDThis History Channel started showing the epic five part mini-series called “The Bible” produced by Mark Burnett and his wife, actress Roma Downey.  The first night of showing “The Bible” mini-series there were over 12 million viewers.  It actually beat out American Idol.  This has taken Hollywood by surprise and there are many studios now coming out with Biblical epics.  God is preparing the way for Hollywood to become Holywood.  The transformation has begun…..Hallelujah Hollywood.

2013 – A Time To Be Born

God is moving in tremendous ways during this time in history.  2013 is going to be a great year of connecting for God’s people.  There are 13 major joints in the body and the Lord is going to start bringing connections to many people.  God is going to bring all the dry bones together and breathe new life into her this year.

Yesterday was my birthday and I woke up and heard the Lord speak this to me, “Meri, it’s a time to be born”.  I sat there for a few minutes and then I thought of the verse in Ecclessiastes 3: 1-2 “There is a time for everything and a season for everything under heaven.  A time to be born and a time to die.”

I sat there for a moment and pondered the last several months.  Last year in October of 2012 I had three people die in my immediate family.  The first one was my father, Joe Jensen, who died on October 2, 2012 of leukemia.  The second one was my cousin, Mary Jo McKracken who was in Belgium getting ready to speak at a conference.  She died in her sleep.  She had been struggling with an illness for many years and it was her time.  The last was my Uncle Phil Bifulk who died suddenly the last day of October of 2012.  That was the season for “A time to Die”.  But I know that they are in heaven and having the time of their life with Jesus.

But the Lord spoke to me that now is “A time to be Born”.  Many of you have been going through seasons where it seems like everything is dying around you.  But now it’s a time to be born.  The season of death is over and you are going to come into a new season of promotion, position and prosperity.  Believe that God is telling us during this new season and trust Him even when things look dark.  Your dark days are over….it’s time for a new season.

There was a young girl named Esther.  There is a book named after her in the Old Testament.  It’s called the Book of Esther.  Esther was a young girl whose parents died when she was young.  She basically became an orphan!  Her Uncle Mordechai raised her during this time of transition.  There was a king who Esthergoverned in the land named Xerxes.  He had a feast one day and wanted his wife to come and celebrate with them.  Her name was Vashti and she declined his invitation.  The King was so enraged by her not coming at his request that he banished her from his kingdom and started looking for a new wife to replace Vashti.  All the young girls in the kingdom were called to come forward for the King’s search.  Mordechai encouraged Esther that she should go forth during the search.  For one year all the girls went through beauty treatments and preparation for their time to go before the King.

All of a sudden the day came for Esther to come before King Xerxes.  I am sure she was nervous but she knew that God was with her.  When she appeared before the King she had immediate favor and was selected to be the King’s new wife.  This is what I was sensing that it is a NEW SEASON WITH NEW FAVOR.  A NEW THING WAS HAPPENING IN THE LAND.

But at the same time that God was raising up Esther there was a wicked plot being hatched by a man in the king’s council named Haman.   The Jewish people had been in captivity in Persia and Esther was a Jew as well.  Her uncle told her not to reveal her ancestry to the King.  Haman put out a decree that King Xerxes would exterminate all of the Jewish People.

Mordechai heard of this wicked plot and called for Esther.  He told her of the plot and Esther informed him that she had not been called by the King to come into his chambers for a while.  It was under their law that if she came when not called there was a possibility that she could be killed.  Esther mentioned this to Mordechai and he replies to her in Esther 4:14, “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish.  And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?  But if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place, but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

Wow!  God put her in a position for deliverance but she had the choice.  What are you going through today where you are at a crossroads!  It’s time to believe and go all the way with what God is calling us to do.  A time to be born….not a time to die.

Esther called her maids forth and went on a three day fast before she approached her husband, the King.  God gave her the strategy and when she approached the King she had favor.  He stretched out his scepter and asked her, “What is it that you want….I will give you up to half my Kingdom”.  We are in a season of favor – not fear.  We have to be bold and approach the Lord with the directives that He has given us.  Not be in fear as to what the devil is trying to destroy in our lives.EstherRing

Basically what happened is that the plans the Haman had to destroy the Jews did not come to pass.  His evil plans were exposed through Esther to the King and Haman was killed.  Justice was served and the Jews were granted immunity and the King made a decree in the land for the record and they were honored.    What are you going through in this season?  God is going to turn it all around and give you double for your trouble.

Even as this month we also celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14th, God wants us to remember that we need to remember I Corinthians 13.  It’s the love chapter.  We need to walk out all of these trials with love and forgiveness to our enemies who are trying to sabotage what God is doing.  Everything is coming up roses for the King’s Kids and Justice will be served.

The Feast of Purim (about Esther) is being celebrated February 24th around the world.  Let’s celebrate not only Valentine’s Day but the deliverance of God’s people through a young orphaned girl named Esther who chose to believe God and trust Him even though she could have been killed.  He has called you to the Kingdom for “Such a Time as This”.

It’s Not How You Start

I was laying in bed the other morning and I heard the spirit of the Lord speak to me saying, “It’s not how you start – it’s how you finish”.  And then I heard God say, “I want you to finish WELL!” 

In light of everything that has been  happening the last few days it seems like things are spiraling out of control.  But GOD IS IN CONTROL!  When the enemy comes in like a flood – the SPIRIT OF THE LORD WILL RAISE UP A STANDARD AGAINST HIM!

On Friday morning I was listening to the news when I heard about the horrible catastrophe at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.  When sandy-hook-elementary-4a deranged young man forced his way into the school and killed 20 elementary school children (most of them were six years old) and six adults including the principal.  We all shook our heads and wondered when this will end. 

I have been involved with many programs over the last several years about some of these school shootings with my good friend, Dr. Bruce Porter, who was the pastor of the first victim at Columbine High School – Rachel Scott.  In fact, the first program I ever did on my program “Now is the Time” was about the Columbine School Shootings!   Over the years as we saw these catastrophes accumulate I continued to interview Bruce about them.  These include the attack on the Twin Towers (911), The Amish Shootings, the attack on the school in Beslan, Russia, and the Red Lake Minnesota shootings.  Bruce was there at all of these events to offer his prayers and condolences. 

As we finish out this year the Lord is saying to us to “Stay the Course”.  The “Winds of Change” are here and we are going to see the Lord bring forth recovery and restitution to all that was lost. 

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It’s interesting to see what has transpired on the east coast the last month.  First of all Hurricane Sandy hits 

the East Coast and causes much devastation.  And now, a school by the name of “Sandy Hook” elementary in a town named “New Town” is hit by one of the worst acts of violence in years.  I don’t believe that this is a coincidence. 

The meaning of the name Sandy is: “defender of men, protector of mankind”. 

We know that the Bible says that the devil comes to “Steal, Kill and Destroy”.

But God has come to give us Life and to give it to us IN ABUNDANCE.

When the storms are coming at us from all around us – just know that God is going to be our defender and our protector.  These young lives at Sandy Hook Elementary will not be in vain.  Their blood is crying out and God is responding. 

They are in heaven with the Lord and praising God!  But there is a NEW WAVE OF GOD which is springing forth in the midst of these storms and tragedies.  God is with us!  We will not despair! 

This wave will bring in the next great harvest.  Many sons and daughters of the kingdom will come into the glory during the NEXT NEW WAVE. 

Don’t look back at where we started from.  Look at the finish line and know that there is a crown waiting for you.  A new move which will bring forth many countless sons and daughters will be ushered in for this season. 

The light is always the brightest during the darkness.  As the world mourns the loss of these young precious souls in New Town….let us remember that Jesus will be the light the will shine in the darkness. 

2013 will be an incredible year for the Kingdom of God.  And even as Abraham Lincoln brought forth the 13th amendment …. Freeing of slaves…so let us realize that God is bringing forth freedom to those in captivity.  He is bringing the light of Jesus to a lost world. 

It’s during times like this that the world realizes that it’s all about families that matters.  God is our Father and He is bringing forth a move of THE FATHERS. 

He is going to reach a lost world with the light of His beloved Son JESUS.  Let’s press on toward the prize of the high calling in Christ Jesus.   The NEW WAVE OF THE LORD IS HERE! 

The Passing of a Mantle – Faith of our Fathers

My Father, Joe Jensen, went home to be with Jesus on October 2, 2012.  He was surrounded by his family when he went to be with Jesus.  He was 84 years old.  I was preparing to come back to Minnesota from California to say goodbye to him.  I was leading a prayer meeting at the Vineyard Church in Laguna Niguel, California.  There were about 12 people there and we were in worship when I felt an intense desire to pray for my father.  We prayed for about ten minutes for my Father and I felt a release by the Lord that everything was going to be fine.  About twenty minutes later my sister called and told me that my Father had passed away the same time we were praying for him.  My sister, Jane, told us that his eyes were closed and all of a sudden he opened his eyes .   His eyes were as large as saucers and he looked astounded!  Then he went to be with Jesus.  My Father slid into home plate in heaven and is now playing in the BIG LEAGUES.

This is all very significant because the Lord has been speaking to me about baseball often in prophetic metaphors.  The Lord has told me that bases are loaded and the church is about ready to hit a grand slam.   All of heaven is going to do the WAVE!  The fields are ripe unto harvest and I believe millions of souls are going to come into the kingdom during this next season.  I hear the Lord saying, “It’s time to PLAY BALL!”   This is our season and we are going to hit it “out of the park”! 

My older brother, Jack, passed away over 22 years ago.  He was 32 years old when he went to heaven.  It was one of the saddest days of our lives to have to say goodbye to him.  But we knew that Jack went to heaven and is with Jesus.  My dad and Jack are now reunited in heaven and I am sure that it was a beautiful homecoming. 

I have been working on the movie about Lonnie Frisbee for several years now and it is getting ready to launch.  This movie is all about Father/son relationships and how God is getting ready to bring forth a “Move of the Fathers”.  Lonnie had been the catalyst for the Jesus Movement in the sixties and seventies.  But he experienced much pain with Father figures in his life and became very disillusioned.  But at the end of his life He finally understood the Father heart of God and was healed of his pain. 

God is getting ready to awaken the hearts of His people around the world and show them the love of the Father.  He is going to “turn the hearts of the children back to their Fathers” as in Malachi 4. 

God has chosen us all to be a part of the “Dream Team”.  Let’s Dream Big and believe that all things are possible.  It’s time to PLAY BALL.  It’s time for the GRAND SLAM!  All of heaven is going to do the Wave.  Many souls are going to be saved.  It’s our time to get up to the plate.  Don’t be late and don’t hesitate. 

It’s time to hit a HOME RUN!

A Great Awakening In California

The spirit of the Lord is moving in a tremendous way across the land and it is the time for “crossing over” into the promised land and our destinies.

Sixteen years ago God spoke to me and told me that there was a greater move of God coming than in the “Jesus Movement”.  I was told to form a foundation and call it “Youthwave Explosion” and the slogan would be – “be a part of the NEW WAVE”.    The very first Youthwave event was at the Anaheim Vineyard 16 years ago this Rosh Hashanah.

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish new  year.  It commemorates the creation of the world and marks the beginning of the “Days of Awe”, a ten day period of introspection and repentance that culminates in the Yom Kippur holiday – also known as the “Day of Atonement”.

September 17, 2012 is the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah and will mark the 16  year anniversary of Youthwave.  But there is a greater wave that is now here in California!  Many of the prophets around the country are receiving similar words in regard to this fact.

I have interviewed both James Goll and Munday Martin on my television program “Now is the Time”.  James had a dream this past summer which was very relevant and I want to share some of it with you on my blog.

In the dream he saw SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AS A WOMB FOR THE BODY OF CHRIST!    He said he was in the spirit like an eagle flying over the United States and he zoomed in on California.  He saw glimpses of redemptive purposes and plans.  He then turned in flight over portions of southern California and he saw something that seemed unusual.  Southern California was a womb for the body of Christ!  She had been used to conceive both the word and the spirit over the last 100 years of the church and to bring forth different movements of God.

His “knower” was on high alert as he flew over Los Angeles and Orange County that this womb had already received another word – implanted at least a year earlier – and that another long-term, almost overdue, birth was imminent.  He then soared over Pasadena and the next thing I knew, the eagle suddenly flew into the historic Mott Auditorium on the hallowed grounds of William Carey University.  HE SAW JOHN WIMBER STANDING ON THE PLATFORM!

He saw people worshipping the Lord and the place was filled with the spirit of God.  All of a sudden, the late John Wimber, former leader of the Vineyard Movement and the voice for the Third Wave, was firmly standing on the newly purple carpeted platform.  The cultural atmosphere was now pregnant with a realm of the glory and the thick majesty of God.  Then I heard and felt the voice of John Wimber echo an invitation that rattled the entire place.  He simply declared, “COME AGAIN HOLY SPIRIT”.    People started crashing to the floor under the impact and authority that resonated in those simple words!   Two more times John Wimber cried out those simple words and there was a CHURCHQUAKE!

People screamed in terror as the entire grounds and buildings were rattled by the sound of God’s voice being heard and felt once again.   He saw a great cloud of witnesses including Aimee Semple McPherson and others who were gathering around to peer in around this strange outbreak.  The convergence of old anointing s– still seemingly resident upon California – were now colliding.  And then Jim woke up from the dream shook to his core by the spirit of God.

And then I received another word from a friend of mine named Munday Martin.  I have interviewed Munday Martin on my television program and he is a revivalist for the kingdom of God.  His word was posted on the Elijah List within the last few weeks.  His word was about being awakened as well.  Here are some of his excerpts from his words.

“We are being awakened!  There is a great awakening upon us.  There is a greater Jesus movement on the horizon.  I see parking lots of convert venues being filled with young people leading a new healing revival in the streets.  I see people flocking to California again as in the “Summer of Love” but this time not for drugs, and not for new age, but because they hear Jesus is moving in California”.

California is being awakened again.  There is something shifting right now in the spirit realm.  This coming Rosh Hashanah will be the 16th anniversary of Youthwave at the Anaheim Vineyard.

On Mother’s Day of 1980 Lonnie Frisbee was invited to share his testimony.  He called all the young people up to the front after sharing his testimony and yelled “Come Holy Spirit” and the power of God hit the place.  All the young people fell to the ground speaking in tongues and filled with the power of God.  Half the elders walked out of the church because they didn’t think it was God.

Lonnie Frisbee had been the catalyst for the Jesus Movement in the late sixties and early seventies in Southern California.  In 1967 Lonnie went up to Tahquitz Canyon (near Palm Springs) and dropped LSD.  He cried out “God if your real – REVEAL YOURSELF TO ME”.    Jesus appeared to Lonnie and anointed him and told Lonnie that a light was put on him to reach the lost”.   The rest is history.

We have just completed the script about the Lonnie Frisbee story and I believe that God wants this movie to reach the world.  Another move of God is here but this time it will be a MOVE OF THE FATHERS.

John Wimber is significant in Jim Goll’s dream where he stood at the platform and said, “COME AGAIN HOLY SPIRIT”.   The Lord is going to visit California and this nation once again.  There is going to be a Churchquake and the sleeping church is going to awaken to her destiny.  God is going to turn the hearts of the father’s back to the children and the hearts of the children back to the Fathers – lest he strike the earth with a curse (Malachi 4).

On October 20th, 2012, I am doing a conference called “GloryWave Outpouring” at “The River Church” in Costa Mesa.  We will then be going down to Corona Del Mar at Pirate’s Cove and be doing baptisms.  God is breaking out in Los Angeles and Orange County.  Another wave of His spirit is here.  Let’s rock the region and see God’s power for this hour flow to the masses.    Get your board’s dude….surf’s up.

Go For The Gold

Many of you have been watching the Olympics and seen the athletes competing for the medals.  But the ultimate medal is the Gold Medal!  There are many of you that have been going through transitions now and ready to breakthrough into the “NEW” thing which God is bringing forth into the body of Christ! 

August is the eighth month and the number eight means “new beginnings”.  But I also sense that many have gone through such intense trials that they are very weary.  An athlete has to push himself while training and his coach is constantly challenging him to go harder than the athlete thinks he can endure.  Also, mentally the athlete has to envision himself as winning the event.  Many top athletes and contenders will see themselves crossing the finish line or scoring the point. 

In the Bible there is a scripture that applies to this.  In I Peter 1:7 it says, “That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, thou it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor at the glory of the appearing of Jesus Christ”. 

I hear the Lord saying, “Go for the gold!  Go for the glory!  This is the time that my church is going to shine.  Wake up and shake up.  I don’t care what has happened in the past…it’s time now to have a blast.  Run the race and you will find your pace.  Don’t look back at the season of lack.  But look ahead and run for the gold instead.  It’s another gold rush!  Get ready for the glory and the gold.  As long as you do what you are told.  It’s time now to be bold.  And I will give you back what the devil has stole.  And now is the time to cross the goal!  Go for the GOLD AND THE GLORY! 

Michael Phelps as a young man had very serious ADHD issues.  He had so much energy his mother felt she was going to lose her mind.  But then she enrolled him in swimming classes and he was like a fish out of water.  One thing Michael Phelps had was tenacity.  He hated to lose!  Many of you know that he just won his 18th gold medal (22 medals in all) at the Olympics.  I believe that this is a symbolic sign of Isaiah 22:22.  God is going to give us the key of David.  There are many keys that are being released to the church.  But we have to have patience, endurance and tenacity to not give up during times of hopelessness.  Every person in this world experiences these moments.  But we have to push past them and run for the gold. 

I have been working on producing a major motion picture about a man named Lonnie Frisbee for over five years.  After 3 screenplays and thousands of dollars spent – I finally found the writer who wrote the draft which I believe is the one God wants.  We just completed the script in May and now are putting together the package for final funding.  But in 2011 I was very discouraged and at one of the lowest places in my life.  I was suddenly awoken at on April 4 at 4:20 a.m.  My clock is not digital and it said, “4:4”.  I heard the voice of God say to me, “You are crossing over a threshhold, I am greenlighting your movie”.  The number 4 is the number of earth.  But 4/4 is about double portion and combined it says “8” or new beginnings.  Right after that time God started showing me how to raise the funds and they have been coming in.  If I would have quit after the 3rd script I would be no where today.  But I am pressing on for the prize – for the gold.  God told me to believe for an Oscar.  A gold statue!  Am I doing that for myself and for the glory!  No!  I want this one for the King and the Kingdom of God. 

One last story to encourage you.  Sylvester Stallone was an unknown actor who had gotten a few bit parts in the early 70’s.  One day he was watching a fight between Mohammed Ali and a Caucasian fighter who happened to knock down the champ.  He was inspired to write a script about a boxer who would “go the distance”.  He wrote the “Rocky” script in an amazing two days.  He was going out on an audition for a role in a movie.  A famous producer was there who was casting for the movie and as Sylvester Stallone was leaving he happened to mention to this man that he had just written a script.  The producer told Sylvester to send it over.  Well, he immediately had the script sent and amazingly got a call and said that the producer wanted to buy it for $100,000.  This was amazing!  But Sylvester Stallone had to tell the producer that only he could play Rocky.  They turned him down!  They wanted to get Robert Redford or Ryan O’Neil to play the lead.  Sylvester Stallone was broke as a joke.  He couldn’t even feed his dog and had to sell Butkiss (he was the dog who played in the movie with Rocky).  But Sylvester persevered and finally the offer got up to $400,000!  Most people would have taken the money at that time.   But Sylvester held onto his belief that he was the only one who could play Rocky.  He wrote the role thinking of himself playing Rocky.
Finally, after months of nothing happening….something did!  A man who owned a boxing gym in Philadelphia happened to read the script.  He was very excited and called up the producer and said that he would put up 1.1 million dollars if the movie could be filmed in his boxing gym in Philadelphia.  Sylvester Stallone got the call of his lifetime.  He could play Rocky!  The rest is history.  The movie went on to win five Academy Awards! 

So let’s believe that anything is possible!  Let’s go for the gold and don’t quit when things look bad.  Winston Churchhill was asked to speak at a college commencement ceremony many years ago.  He walked up to the podium with everyone looking at him with anticipation as to what he would say.  He walked to the podium, stopped, looked around and then he said these words, “Never give up, never, never, never give up”.  Then he turned around and walked away. 

Just keep going.  Eventually the tide will turn and you will see the winds of change blowing you right on course.  Go for the gold!  Let’s believe that anything is possible if we don’t quit and believe what God has told us to do.

Father’s Day…

On June 17, 2012, I will be celebrating Father’s Day with my dad, Joe Jensen.  I am getting on a plane in a few hours to spend the next few weeks with him.  He was diagnosed with Leukemia over a month ago.  We are all believing God for a miracle!

I am writing this blog as a tribute to my Father.

In Malachi Chapter 4 it says “That God will turn the hearts of the Fathers back to the children, and the hearts of the children back to the Fathers”.  We are at the time in history that there is going to be a move of the spirit where Fathers will rise up and become the mentors and men they were called to be.

My Father, Joe Jensen, has been a wonderful and great dad!  His own Father passed away when my dad was only two.  He started playing baseball when he was a young boy.  He eventually went on to play semi-pro baseball with the Milwaukee Brewers.  He quit playing baseball when he was in his early thirties due to an injury to his ankle.

But when he was 52 he started pitching again.  He joined a baseball league and started fulfilling his dream again – to play ball.  Most men his age would not have been able to throw a baseball.  But my dad has continued to pitch baseball up until last year.  My dad will be 84 on June 26th.  They have written my dad up in many newspaper articles and even did a six minute news package on a local ABC affiliate in Minneapolis which you can see in the video on my website.

The Lord spoke to me and said that He is getting ready to pitch motion pictures.  The Lord is calling the “Dream Team” together and we are going to hit it “Out of the Park”.  I have a blog about “Field of Dreams”.  If you build it they will come.  Well God has been preparing His “Dream Team” for a long time.  But we need to “Go the Distance” and believe that we are on the winning team.  Many of you have gone through challenging circumstances for so long its hard to believe.  But these are the times of suddenlies.  God is going to bring forth the greatest harvest the world has ever seen.

It’s time to PLAY BALL!  My dad never quit believing that he could play even though he was getting up in years.  In fact, the doctors said he was a freak of nature.  So believe in the dreams that the Lord has put in your heart.  God is our coach and he is setting us up for the GRAND SLAM.  Bases are loaded and it’s time to hit it “Out of the Park”.    All of heaven is going to do the WAVE!    A great awakening has begun!  It’s a move of the Fathers.  Happy Father’s Day Dad!