"But God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong." 1 Cor 1:27
The Lord has called us to be the "Pebble in the Pond For Him;" to reunite and ignite revival at the Cross of Jesus, where He gave His life so that we could have life evermore!
In June, 2015, God began to stir my heart as I felt so saddened that we as God’s people have allowed so much without an outcry. That our Lord and Savior and the truth of God’s word was and is being so openly mocked, and such mockery is being embraced more and more without shame in the public arena, with God’s people seemingly nowhere…but silent. God was calling me to initiate the process of gathering all of His people to one place and time... to return to the Lord in the Spirit of 2 Chronicles 7:14.
We are confronted with the sad reality of how far we have fallen as a Christian nation; the Lord is not high and lifted up by his own people. God was not calling us to blame or point fingers at non believers or their groups. God began stirring our hearts to challenge his people to, as Hosea 6:1-3 “Come, let us return to the Lord…” and as 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people…” We are to be the light and salt of the earth, to bring the hope found only in Jesus to the hopeless.
Today-when what is happening in our nation; to our families, to our children, to young and old through addictions of every kind, apathy to the unborn, intolerance to brothers and sisters in Christ and to the love of most growing cold; we as Christians are silent. In our nation, when the name of Jesus Christ as Lord and the cross where he died for sinners is mocked and defined as a myth or only one of many ways to some eternal bliss. When the rainbow that symbolized God's covenant with mankind is used to celebrate a world view of marriage and is em-blazed across the front of the White House, which has stood as an icon of God’s grace and power in birthing this nation, when the proclamation of “One nation under God’ which represents a nation that once stood for the truth of God’s word is being attacked- we as God’s people are silent. As God’s people, we need most of all to repent for our silence, our inaction, our indifference and the love we had a first for the Lord Jesus.
We have allowed, as in the days that our Lord Jesus walked this earth, to once again have him be insulted and ridiculed and we are silent. We cannot fault and point fingers at the world- it is we, the people of God, that have fallen asleep and complacent in standing firm, acknowledging our God is above all else and is the only one worthy of honor and praise and glory! We have gone silent in speaking and expressing the love, redemption and reconciliation found only in our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ and the good news of the gospel. God loves all people. Jesus said that we are to be the light of the world. Our light has gone dim- but God wants to gather his people of this nation together in unity to reignite a blazing light into each believer, to turn the tide of darkness that has come upon our land. God desires to initiate in us a great awakening by the power of His Holy Spirit. But God says "if my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways..."
We as God’s people, of this nation, who are called by his name must respond to God's calling and humble ourselves, repent and pray. And God says he will heal our Land. Once again, followers of Jesus Christ as Lord, turn to God FULLY with a holy fear of the Lord-for God will not be mocked.
What would happen if we woke from our slumber and once again as a nation of believers, proclaimed with word and loving action that Jesus is Lord and all across this nation a true revival broke out? That followers of Jesus came together in one place-at one time-for one purpose-to Rally to the Cross, without walls of denomination or ethnicity, but that we would be willing to set aside every excuse not to come and gather before the Lord. And in all humility, fell on our knees and repented and rededicate our lives to the one who has given us life. What would happen? We would once again be a pleasant aroma to the Lord God almighty. Jesus said “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself. We need to lift up the name of Jesus once again! Where is the true cry “As for me and my house-we will serve the Lord!”
-Greg Quinn, Pastor of Toledo New Life Church, Toledo, Washington
Greg Quinn is lead pastor of Toledo New Life Church and has been in ministry for 15 years. Greg’s family consist of his wife, Michelle and five children from ages 15-35. Greg also is the executive director for Rally to the Cross for the Revival of the Church in America, which is a 2 day outdoor free event to be held July 28-29, 2017, in Springfield, Mo. The event is a call for all Christians to gather to rededicate their lives to loving and serving the Lord as of first priority. Greg can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by facebook: /rallytothecross.
what we believe: the christian creed
We believe in one God and Father, who created all things, We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, begotten, not made; who for us and for our salvation came down from heaven; as Immanuel-fully God and fully man. Through the power of the Holy Spirit was born of a virgin, and was made man. He was crucified for us on a cross; suffered and died for the forgiveness of sin and thereby the only means of salvation for mankind. On the third day he rose again to life. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. His kingdom will never end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the God head, the giver of life. He proceeds from the Father and the Son, and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified. He indwells every believer. We believe in one holy universal church-the body of Christ. We look forward to the resurrection of the dead and life everlasting. We believe that the entire bible is God breathed and is inerrant and infallible.