This is the season that we are going to be celebrating Mothers. On May 13th it will be Mother’s Day! Everyone who has ever been born has had a Mother! I feel the Lord say that God is about ready to birth something new in the earth. Another wave of His spirit is here!
There was a significant event that happened on Mother’s Day 32 years ago. John Wimber had been pastoring a church called Calvary Chapel in Yorba Linda. He invited a young evangelist named Lonnie Frisbee to come and share that day. Lonnie Frisbee had been a hippie during the Jesus Movement and God used Lonnie in a tremendous way during the late sixties and early seventies. In 1967 Lonnie went up to Tahquitz Canyon and dropped LSD. He cried out “God, if you’re real….reveal yourself to me!”. He had an encounter where Lonnie had a vision of the Pacific Ocean. But instead of being filled with water….it was filled with people who were in darkness. Jesus appeared to Lonnie and told him that God was putting a light on him to reach lost people. The rest is history. God sparked a movement where thousands of young people came to know Jesus.
So now it is 1980 and the Jesus Movement had come and gone. Many had been touched and still following after the Lord. But something had shifted and many were crying out to God to see a fresh outpouring of His spirit. John Wimber and Lonnie Frisbee had met a few months prior to this event at a pastor’s conference. John had been seeking the Lord for a fresh visitation and believing that signs and wonders would follow. He invited Lonnie Frisbee to come and share on Mother’s Day. It was a typical Sunday morning. John Wimber shared his message and then invited Lonnie Frisbee to come up. Lonnie walked up to the podium and started sharing stories from the past about the Jesus Movement. He called all the young people up around the altar. He then raised his hands and said, “Come Holy Spirit”. All of a sudden the power of God hit the place and all the young people fell to the ground under the power of the Holy Spirit. They were all speaking in tongues and under a heavy anointing.
I have spoken to several people who were at this meeting. They said it looked chaotic! Half of the elders walked out of the church because they didn’t think it was God! John Wimber just sat there looking around in amazement. He had been praying for God to start moving with signs and wonders! Was this the Lord? John went home that night and got a phone call from a pastor in Denver. God had woken up the pastor and told him to call John Wimber and tell John that what was going on in his church was of the Lord. When John put the phone down he was truly amazed! It was the Lord! God was pouring out His spirit and the Lord was moving in signs and wonders.
The rest again is history! The Vineyard church had been birthed on Mother’s Day. John Wimber had been a Calvary Chapel but decided to branch out and become a Vineyard Church. Chuck Smith blessed the ministry and they took off running! The Vineyard Church started growing in a miraculous way. Many people were coming and accepting Jesus as their personal Savior. But they were also seeing the Lord moving in signs and wonders.
We are at the time in history for another movement. It will be a movement which will affect the media. God is doing a new thing and He is pouring out His spirit in a new fashion. This Mother’s Day God is going to break the seal. I see Him choosing a new wine which he is going to break the seal, pop the cork and start pouring. It’s time for a fresh new wine…..it times for another outpouring.
The Lord is birthing something new in the earth! Get ready…..it’s time for the sons of God to be birthed in the earth. It’s time for another awakening!