CONFRONTATION IN ANCHORAGE
Every Friday multiple youth groups and churches meet downtown Anchorage for evangelism training and prayer at a small Christian book store located in the center of the local bus terminal. A mecca of activity, the homeless, dozens of teens, business men returning home from work etc. etc. From 7:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. we worship and pray, then I proceed to do some activation and training from about 8 to 8:30. At 8:30 we open the doors to the public bus terminal and the youth from the streets begin to stream into the book store, as well as others from every walk of life. Teams of Christians are released as well into the area.
Last night it was moving as usual, Craig Hyder, a local youth pastor playing his guitar, the sound of worship filling the air. I saw a man standing outside the entrance to the book store listening, I stepped out and invited him in. As I was talking to this man, a fight broke out on the sidewalk outside, I immediately rushed toward the altercation. I stepped out from the main doors of the bus terminal directly in the line of fire! I began to loudly declare Jesus, within seconds the fight ceased. A huge crowd of youth had gathered to watch the spectacle.
"SATAN! SATAN!" COULD BE HEARD
The boldness of the Lord came upon me like a fire! I began to confront the crowd of youth and preach and declare the love of Jesus Christ. Suddenly choruses of "Satan! Satan!" Could be heard. Then from the crowd a young man jumped out at me, threatening and screaming at me! I looked him in the eye and simply said, "Jesus loves you." He screamed louder, more aggressive. Taunting and mocking the Lord. Suddenly, and just as unexpectedly, a young native boy ran up to us, and began shouting, "JESUS IS REAL! JESUS IS REAL!" In a blink of an eye the crowd had turned from God haters to confessing Him as Lord and Savior! You could hear chants of Jesus from the crowd.
Finally another Christian from the group inside came out, I said, "Get on your knees right here brother and lets release the GLORY!" We both got on our knees right there in the main thoroughfare in downtown Anchorage and began to boldly release His glory and grace! Another large crowd had gathered as we lifted our hands and prayed prostrate on the concrete!
I looked up and saw three genuine witches hovering near us. One began to prophecy to me! He kept repeating, "you have been through much, you have done the things you are saying..." At this moment we got off of our knees and began to share His great grace!
"AND YOU SAY GOD LOVES US?"
At least 40 kids had gathered at this time to listen. The witches began to press us with questions like, "Your people have been hunting and killing us for generations, and you say God loves us?" I looked the leader in the eye and said, "Nobody is condemning you today, Jesus loves you." His adamant argument was that the devil was not real, that they did not believe in the devil or evil. The Lord gave me a wisdom to reply, I told him that in any warfare the greatest strategy or tactic of the enemy or foe is to make his presence secret. I told him that Satan was on his shoulder and he didnít even know it. He was stunned and speechless. As more people gathered five police men suddenly came on the scene. They were at the fringes of the crowd watching. The main cop on the beat began to pray for us! He was a born again Christian! They stood and watched and prayed! GOD EXPLODED ON THE STREETS OF ANCHORAGE LAST NIGHT!
"I AM A LESBIAN, DOES GOD STILL LOVE ME?"
One of the most heart wrenching episodes was a little girl no more than sixteen years old, she looked at me with all the feeling she could muster and said, "I am a lesbian, does God still love me?!" Oh God! I looked at her with tears and told her very plainly that God most assuredly did love her, enough to die and spill his precious blood. For an hour the crowd of youth pressed upon us with difficult questions concerning God and Jesus.
Questions they have been longing to ask but not able. Usually not finding someone to answer them. Later the police man gathered with a group of us from the book store and agreed that the powers of darkness to be bound and gagged. Godís natural and spiritual authority was released, and the demons arrested!
O Church! The love of God is bleeding for the hearts of these children!
Like Lamentations 2:19, "Pour out your hearts like water for the life of your young children that faint for hunger at the top of every street..."
They are dying and hungry! Anxiously waiting for someone to answer their hard pressed questions! The Satanist and sorcerers like in Acts chp. 8 are just waiting for a demonstration of something, SOMEONE greater than the deceptions that hold them captive!
A DEMONSTRATION NEEDED-OF GRACE AND POWER
They need a DEMONSTRATION of His grace and power! "When they SAW AND HEARD the miracles which Phillip did..." the whole city of Samaria turned their hearts to Jesus! Godís Philips are poised to invade Samaria in this hour!
From Jerusalem (The church) they are going to rise up like a rushing mighty wind and invade every Samaria, (The world). And the power that they release will eclipse the false fake light of the enemy. And the captives by the billions will be set free to pursue the Most High God! I pray even now as you read this report that the Spirit of the Lord of the Harvest would fall upon you and captivate your heart and spirit with the urgency of the hour. That you would "redeem the time for the days are evil". And blaze a trail of revival and reformation through the streets and cities of America and the world. O God, Lord Saboath, fall now upon your people and like a kindling, burn them with your holy desire and consuming fire for the broken and destitute. Show them the revelation that this "great and mighty army" are waiting to be summoned and mobilized on the streets and bi-ways of America. Cause your Philips, your Miriamís, your Deborahís, your Pails and Peters to awake at this critical mass, and do exploits! Cause them to "launch out into the deep and take in a great catch". BREATH ON YOUR CHILDREN EVEN NOW LORD! Quicken them with visions and dreams of harvest! In Jesus Mighty name, Amen.