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The greatest show on earth is getting ready to begin! “It’s time for the earth to give birth” were the words I heard in my head as I woke up on Labor Day two years ago. The world is ready for a great transformation and an awakening of hearts is on the horizon.
Many in the world are watching in horror as radical extremist groups such as ISIS have arisen torturing and murdering people who oppose their viewpoints and ideology. My heart went out to the families of the 21 Egyptian Christian men who were beheaded on camera around the world. They are now dancing on the streets of gold in heaven with other martyrs throughout the ages who have given their lives for what they believe.
In Luke 21: 25 – 26 it states:
“And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking at those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.”
Do Not Fear – This is the Year that God Will Change the Atmosphere
We are indeed seeing a shaking which is happening upon the earth and many hearts have been gripped with fear. But I want to say to you… not to fear – for this is the year – that God will change the atmosphere. ALL SYSTEMS GO.
I woke up on Valentine’s Day 2015 and heard those words “All Systems Go”. I saw a green light and an acceleration of the Kingdom’s purposes were advancing on this earth. Many of you reading this blog have gone through a season of delay and disappointment. But the changing of the guard is at hand. NO MORE DELAY.
A New Renaissance In the Music, Media, and Marketplace
Your dreams are going to become a reality. Hope is being released and hearts are being healed. The Spirit of The Lord is arising and bringing a new renaissance into the music, media and marketplace. It’s time for another great awakening to occur in our culture. People’s hearts are hungry for hope and they will awaken to what they hear, see and feel in new films, art and music being revealed by God’s Kingdom.
When I was a small girl my mother would awaken me gently in the morning. She would say, “Arise precious one….it’s time for a new day”. So do I hear the Spirit of the Lord say to you, “Arise and shine your LIGHT has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you, and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn”. (Isaiah 60: 1-3).
The changing of the guard is at hand! Many will be chosen by God who would never be considered in the natural realm. But God chooses the foolish things of this world to confound the wise (I Corinthians 1:27). In 1967 God chose a hippie named Lonnie Frisbee to be a catalyst for the Jesus Movement. In Lonnie’s own words he stated, “And the church for so long has been expecting a certain mold of what a Christian should look like, what a Christian should say, and what a Christian should be. But God is blowing everybody’s minds….because He’s saving the hippies! And nobody thought a hippie could be saved”!
Homecoming for the Prodigal Sons
God is going to wake up people who were in very dark places. But when they see the light of God’s love they will run to it. Just as the prodigal son left home at an early age and spent his inheritance. When he finally spent it all and was broke….he came to his senses and went home. His Father saw him when he was far away because He never quit believing that his son would return. And he ran to him, embraced him weeping and called for a party. What was lost was now FOUND! It was a great homecoming!
As the world grows darker….the light of the Lord’s love will be greater. An awakening of hearts is at hand. The greatest show on earth is ready to begin. And it’s going to be really FUN! It’s time for a PARTY!
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.
A 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 Blessit Carrying his Cross
In 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.
“The Pilgrim with the Cross”
In 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.
This 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.
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 – From ADHD Issues to Winning his 18th Olympic Gold Medal
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.
Lonnie Frisbee Film Project
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.
Sylvester Stallone’s Perseverance and the Script for “Rocky”
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.
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 is Getting Ready to Pitch Motion Pictures
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!
This is a season when everything is going to shift suddenly. Last year an amazing thing happened to me on 4/4/11 I woke up from a sound sleep and looked at the clock. It was 4:20 a.m. (on my clock it said 4:4). I heard the Lord speak to me almost in an audible voice, “You are crossing over a threshold – I am greenlighting your movie. Things are going to suddenly change!” It was April 4th and the time was 4:20 a.m.
I have been in development on a movie about Lonnie Frisbee for almost five years. There had been many delays and difficulties the last few years. When I heard the Lord speak to me about this I was instantly awake! Wow! God was going to greenlight the movie! The bible says, “Unless the Lord build the house, they that labor, labor in vain!”. (Psalms 127:1).
Hold on – it’s time for the ride of your lives!
It was a week later that we did our first Frisbee event and raised enough money to hire the writer and move ahead. Now the script is done almost a year later. But God is doing things so suddenly now that I hear Him saying, “Hold on – it’s time for the ride of your lives!”.
On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King was assassinated. This year it will be 44 years since Martin Luther King was killed. Four is the number of earth and 44 together is 8. Eight is the number of new beginnings. But I also believe that 44 is significant of Double Portion or the spirit of Elijah. Look at Malachi 4:4 and it says, “Remember you the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded to him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments. Behold I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And He shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.
Restoration to our Families – Isaiah 61
God is going to bring restoration to our families and everything that was lost will be recovered (Isaiah 61). God is doing this in my own family. My daughter, Christina, has been miraculously delivered from a spirit of anxiety and is now over in Japan and then going to Thailand to work with victims of human trafficking. My son, Jason, is at the Dream Center and growing strong in the Lord every day.
Don’t ever quit on your Dreams! The Lord told me the end of last year that “He was going to make our dreams come true”. This coming Easter Season just know that God is going to roll away the stone and the things which seemed dead in your life are going to be resurrected. Don’t lose heart….don’t lose hope. The Lord is going to greenlight your projects and give you favor. JUST BELIEVE!
Hollywood is at the epicenter of an incredible movement of the Lord. In North America today the average person spends less than 28 hours a year in church but 6 hours per day saturated in media. That’s 2190 hours in media versus 28 hours in church! Wow!
Most people spend more than half their day saturated in media. A recent Nelson study determined there are more televisions in America than human beings! The average child will have watched 4,000 hours of TV before Kindergarten. By age 18 the average person in America will have seen 16,000 simulated murders and 200,000 acts of violence through media (National Institute on Media and Family).
If you want to impact a generation – impact what is impacting them – MEDIA! Better yet – impact it with your most powerful tool – love and prayer.
Many people throughout the years have been cursing Hollywood. I have heard many people say that nothing good comes out of Hollywood. But throughout the years since Hollywood’s inception – God has used Hollywood in tremendous ways to bring forth epic biblical blockbusters which have impacted a culture.
I have been in development on a major motion picture about the Jesus Movement and Lonnie Frisbee. The script is now completed and we are believing that this movie will be completely funded and released within the next year. We are not cursing the darkness but putting a light forth to reach those in great darkness and despair.
I want to invite you to an event which I am involved with called THE CRY HOLLYWOOD. On Thursday, March 15, 2012, at the Gibson Amphitheatre, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA from 2:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. you are invited to come join us from a time where thousands will cry out to God to BLESS HOLLYWOOD. The CRY Hollywood is a strategic day of worship, prayer, fasting and decreeing the blessing of God into the heart of entertainment media. We are believing God to release His glory in a way that will ripple through the earth. Join us in touching a city that touches the world.
There is power in our prayers. There is power in our blessing. Let’s take that power and loose His glory into a sphere that is impacting the world. Let’s Cry out for Hollywood!
I wish I could have met Lonnie Frisbee in person. He died at the age of 43 on March 12, 1993.
Lonnie was known as the “hippie preacher” and was a catalyst for the “Jesus Movement” that began in the 1960’s. Lonnie led thousands to the Lord and was the spark that ignited revival in both the Calvary Chapel and Vineyard movements, two worldwide denominations.
During the 60’s and 70’s, the country was being greatly impacted by the Jesus Movement. Lonnie would walk the beaches during the day and convert the young people and bring them back to the church for the nightly services. Frisbee’s appearance helped appeal to hippies and the youth culture, and Frisbee believed that the young people would play a prominent role in the Christian movement in the United States.
Acts 2:17-18 “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.”
His ministry influenced many, including Dr. James Maloney and Shawn Bolz who will be speaking at our upcoming “The Fullness of Time” conference. They both were exposed to the raw power of God in Lonnie’s meetings and were forever changed.
Lonnie led Greg Laurie to the Lord in 1970. Greg is the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship, one of the largest churches in the United States.
In Greg’s Own Words:
“A young man named Lonnie Frisbee stood up with a Bible in his hand. He was a youth pastor with Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa where the Jesus movement was in full swing. With his shoulder-length hair and beard, he almost looked the way I had seen Jesus depicted in paintings and in the movies. He opened the Bible and began to speak. Although I listened to what he said that day, I don’t remember many of his comments except for one statement: Jesus said, ‘You are either for Me or against Me.’ What side are you on?
That really struck me. Never before had I heard that faith in Christ was an either or deal. Jesus was just this wonderful historical figure who lived a long time ago, did a lot of good turns, and taught brotherly love. As a teenager, I thought that was cool. But for the first time, I had heard that it was actually possible to know Him in a personal way. It seemed too good to be true. I looked over at these Christians, all sitting cross-legged in a circle, and thought, undoubtedly, they are for Him. Knowing I was not one of them, it dawned on me that this must mean I was against Him.
This impassioned preacher told the group that anyone who wanted to know Jesus in a personal way should get up and walk forward. I found myself standing with a handful of other brave souls, praying with the long-haired minister to receive Jesus Christ into my heart and life.”
“Jesus Freaks,” as they were often called, began to be featured in major magazines such as Life, Newsweek, and Rolling Stone. Lonnie, because of his prominence in the movement, was frequently photographed and interviewed.
On Mother’s Day 1980, Lonnie was invited by John Wimber to speak at his Yorba Linda Calvary Chapel church. After speaking, Lonnie invited all the young people 25 and under to come forward. Shawn Bolz was 8 years old at the time and was in that service. Lonnie said these now famous words, “the Church has for years grieved the Holy Spirit, but He’s getting over it! Come Holy Spirit!” Hundreds were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to shake and speak in tongues. Chairs were falling over and the young people were falling on top of the chairs. Everyone was in shock, including John Wimber.
That night, John Wimber could not sleep. He stayed up with books on church history and past revivals. He was praying, seeking the Lord for answers, and trying to understand what had taken place in his church. About 5 am, he received a phone call from Tom Stipe who was a Calvary Chapel pastor in Denver. Tom said, “I don’t know what’s going on there, John, but the Lord woke me and told me to call you and tell you that it’s Him. Does that make any sense?”
The young kids, many in Junior High and High School, were so “filled with the Spirit” that they soon started baptizing friends in hot tubs and swimming pools around town. The church catapulted in growth over the next few months and the event is credited with launching the Vineyard Movement. Lonnie began to travel with John Wimber to many nations and they taught on the Kingdom of God and equipped others in power evangelism and signs and wonders.
I was greatly influenced by John Wimber and the Vineyard movement in the early 90’s and attended conferences at the Anaheim Vineyard. I am very grateful for the equipping I received and John’s message that “we can all do the stuff.”
Both Lonnie Frisbee and John Wimber have gone to be with the Lord; Lonnie in 1993, and John in 1997. On November 17, 2003, I had a strange dream where John Wimber’s secretary called me and told me that John was going to come “the weekend before the Dews come.” When I awoke from that dream, I realized the weekend that Bill and Carol Dew were scheduled to speak at our church was the last weekend in February 2004. The weekend before that was the weekend of February 22 (2-22).
After I had that dream, I picked up a book on John Wimber’s life entitled The Way it Was. I was shocked and amazed to learn that he died on the same date that I had the dream, November 17th. That really got my attention!
God speaks in parabolic language and dream language is often symbolic. I felt that the date 2/22 was important in understanding the message of the dream. I felt it had to do with Isaiah 22:22: “I will place on His shoulder the key to the house of David; what He opens no one can shut, and what He shuts no one can open.”
On February 25, 2009, Shawn Bolz had a dream about breakthrough coming to California. In the dream, he was given 22 stakes, and on 11 of them he painted the word “Breakthrough” and also painted images of keys and crowns. When he awoke from the dream, he felt that the 22 stakes represented Isaiah 22:22.
In the dream, he went to 11 regions and presented a stake to different pastors/ministry leaders throughout California – to stake the land out for breakthrough to happen. He felt it had to do with Isaiah 11:11 that states the following: “in that day the Lord will reach out His hand a second time to reclaim the remnant that is left of His people…” God is going to reclaim His purpose in California one more time!
One of the names of God in Hebrew is Baal-Perazim which means “Master of the Breakthrough.”
After Shawn had the dream, he found out that there is a plaque in the center of Los Angeles that states 11 men, 11 women, and 22 children came to pioneer the great City of Angels!
I remembered reading in Lou Engle’s book “Digging the Wells of Revival” that Lou had gone to the place where the Azusa Street Revival of 1906 began. He, and a group of intercessors, drove a stake into the ground, declaring that the Azusa Revival well in Los Angeles would break forth again. When Lou got back in his car, the clock read 2:22 pm. He thought of Isaiah 22:22 and realized that God had given him the key to open that well.
When Shawn told me the dream, I remembered that John Wimber’s birthday was February 25th, the date Shawn had the dream. John Wimber and Lonnie Frisbee both ministered in the Los Angeles area and it was the epicenter of the Jesus Movement.
God is Looking for History Makers
I believe that God is looking for candidates in this generation who will imitate the faith of John Wimber and Lonnie Frisbee and become history makers. He uses ordinary men and women who are surrendered to Him to spark revival and change the world.
Meri Crouley is currently working on a major feature film of Lonnie Frisbee’s life story. She will be showing the trailer from the film and sharing about the project at an added session at “The Fullness of Time” conference.
Lonnie’s art teacher, Barbara Irvine (who Lonnie led to the Lord), will be painting at the conference. Lonnie lived with Barbara and her husband at one time and commissioned her into the ministry.
I have a sense that both John Wimber and Lonnie Frisbee are cheering us on from the cloud of witnesses as we continue in their footsteps and contend for historic revival.
2011 has been a year of transition for many of us. Many people have gone through challenges and wonder if God has been hearing their prayers. As I was meditating recently I heard the Lord speak to me in my spirit, “Many of my children are suffering from discouragement and disillusionment. But I am going to make their dreams come true!”. WOW! Your dreams are going to come to fruition! But now is the time we have to believe.
Recently I was watching the movie, ‘Field of Dreams’ with Kevin Costner. He was out in his corn fields when he heard a voice say to him “If you build it, they will come!”. He wasn’t sure what that meant until he saw a vision of a baseball field with a scoreboard all lit up. He knew then that he was called to build a baseball field in the middle of nowhere It didn’t make sense to him at the time. But the voice was persistent and he finally told his wife and she encouraged him to follow his dream.
He plowed over the corn and built this baseball field in the middle of nowhere. People thought he was crazy! What has God told you to do that seems crazy! You have to follow your dreams! God is getting ready to make your dreams come true. Just believe!
Going back to the story, after he built the baseball field he was then told to go find a writer in New York named Terrence Mann and take him to a baseball game. Again, it didn’t make sense. Terrence Mann was a writer who had lost his dream and quit writing. Kevin Costner’s character was told to take Terrence to a baseball game. It didn’t make any sense to either of them but reluctantly they went to the game. In the middle of the game they both got a message which flashed on the scoreboard “GO THE DISTANCE”.
This is a word for all of us right now. We have come so far that we can’t quit. The fields are ripe unto harvest with millions who do not know Jesus. God is giving many of you ideas and visions for how to reach the lost. Listen to his voice and God will direct you. It might not make sense but GO THe DISTANCE!
Five years ago I was told to produce a movie about a hippie preacher who was the catalyst for the Jesus Movement in California. It inspired thousands and I was told that this movie could reach millions. I went through three writers to finally find the right one. In one week we will have the completed draft and will go into production. Often I felt discouraged and wanted to quit. But God said GO THE DISTANCE! If you produce it they will come.
God is going to make your dreams come true! Its always darkest before the dawn. 2012 is going to be a year of governmental shifting for Gods kingdom. The stage is set. God has been keeping score! We have already won the game.
In closing,Winston Churchhill was asked to give a speech for a graduation class for a college in England. He walked up to the podium and said “Never give up! Never, never, never give up!”. And then he turned around and walked off the stage.
The movie ‘Field of Dreams’ is a fictional story but is a metaphor. Kevin listened to the voice and eventually it affected thousands of people to believe again. You should watch the movie for all the details. But God is saying “if you build it they will come”. Go the distance. You will reap if you don’t quit. Your dreams are ready to come true! Just believe!
I woke up this morning and heard the Lord say “The changing of the guard is at hand”. Get ready for the “Greatest Show on Earth”. All of heaven has been waiting for this show! Many of God’s people have been discouraged because of “hope deferred”. But this is the season of the “suddenlies” of God coming on the scene.
The devil has been a “scene stealer”. He has stolen your lines, stolen your finances, stolen your future. But now it’s time to ACT.
I hear the Lord saying, “LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!”. God is the greatest Director in the world. Even in the word it says, “I will lead you and guide you where you shall go. I WILL DIRECT YOU WITH MY EYE”. A director in the movies has to look through the eye of the camera before he starts filming to make sure everything is properly placed. The Lord has been making sure everybody is in their position and the lighting is correct before he says “ACTION”. If one thing is out of place it can distort and disrupt the whole scene.
God is telling us that everything is SET! On your mark, get set, GO! The floodgates are ready to open! The Lord is going to show the world “The Greatest Story Ever Told”. The church is getting ready to take back the media! There has been a famine in film. There have been very few good films lately which have been produced. But the Lord has allowed this famine to come in order for the world to be hungry for the Lords films which are being released. It’s time for a movement. It’s time for locomotion. It’s time for the Lord to use motion pictures to show millions of people HIS HEART! Get ready – it’s time to move! ACTION!!!