Please find Mike Warren and Jerry Crawford’s call to repentance, fasting, and prayer for our National Event in Rochester, New York, this July 24–31, 2013. We were born for such a time as this. Let us run the race marked out for us in the wonderful Name of Jesus. The gates of hell cannot prevail against God’s prevailing church.
Repent! Fast! Pray! ~ Flip
National Event in Rochester, NY – Mike Warren’s Invitation
Rochester, NY has been chosen for Operation Save America’s 2013 National prolife event. The event will be here in Rochester, NY – July 24 – 30 (each night from 6:30 – 9:00 pm) in our Historic Sanctuary at Bethel Christian Fellowship, 321 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604. Due to the current national and statewide debate over abortion, national media and governmental attention is being given to this event. The need for a unified prayerful response of the people of God is great.
Isaiah 60:1-3 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising…. In NY, it is quite obvious that that we are living out the gross darkness spoken of in these verses and the cause of this darkness spoken of in the previous chapter, Isaiah 59. Just in this past year; the homosexual agenda being trumpeted as normal and courageous, the killing of children in the womb is touted as necessary to insure a woman’s equality, and the dissing of Christianity in the public eye by powerful government officials is becoming more and more normal. Isaiah 59:14-15 “And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.15 Yea, truth faileth; and he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey: and the Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.” Read all of Isaiah 59 – let the Holy Spirit motivate you to take appropriate action.
Operation Save America will begin in earnest July 24th and in preparation the leadership of OSA has called for days of fasting and prayer from July 15-17th. We realize that the challenges we face in Rochester and our home state of New York are spiritual in nature. The enemies of the Gospel, in the guise of protecting a woman’s civil right to privacy, have sought to censor the Gospel of Christ from local abortion mills.
Just last week OSA and Rescue Rochester received notice that the NYS Attorney General’s Office of Civil Rights wants to remind us (intimidate us) to toe its capricious line. Bible believing Christians are increasingly becoming second class citizens while every other group seeking to promote its vile and abhorrent behavior is held up as an example of diversity and tolerance. This is especially true in the current culture in NYS.
But our foe is not the abortionist, the judges that rule to remove the preaching of gospel from these places, not the lawyers, clinic workers or any human being. Come expecting a battle. Come with your spiritual armor in totally refitted and in place.
Our wrestling is with the unseen forces of evil loosed on our city and nation by our own weakness in bringing an effective and consistent presentation of Jesus to the public square. Because we have not been the salt and light our city and state we find ourselves in a tight spot. Read Isaiah 59 and let the Lord work His perspective into your soul as we prepare to engage a spiritual foe in Rochester, NY. First let Him work the gift of repentance into your heart over the sins we hid embrace. Take these days to fast and pray as you can; then to ask Him to help us be who he has made us to be. It is not a time to point the finger at others but rather a time to let the Holy Spirit work the change of repentance and transformation in us as the Church of our city and be Isaiah 60:1-3.
Join with us over July 15-17 to fast and pray and seek His face as we prepare for what God will do in the city of Rochester. Then join us at Bethel Christian Fellowship for a Solemn Assembly of Prayer and Repentance Wednesday July 24th at 6:30 PM as we start OSA/ROC 2013.
Mike Warren and Jerry Crawford