From Mike Bickle
We at the crossroads of history. I urge you to read the entire contents of this letter, as I am gripped with a rare urgency in my spirit. Opportunities for and spiritual exist at almost incomprehensible alongside toxic distractions and -numbing passivity. Cultural decay is dragging our young people into gutters of oppression and perversion. on the saints is escalating as heave in the throes of crises, birth pangs, and political correctness. Even so, I am filled with hope! If we lean into Jesus, on His terms, revival could come more swiftly than a raging, windswept grassfire at the height of summer. These are truly days.
However, to be properly , we must take a hard look in the mirror. Too much of our “,” rhetoric has become both anemic and insufficient relative to the coming storm. Charismatic have been wonderful and useful for many years, but now risk missing the point entirely if they are not deeply attuned to the whispering voice of the Holy Spirit. When the “cloud and fire” disrupt camp to move us into new territory, we must follow. I include our own annual gathering in this assessment. Times and seasons change; if we the Spirit is this, we are to obey, even if it requires disruption.
This is why we are announcing a very late, critical course . We are scrapping plans-as-usual. I am convinced that we stand on the precipice of a new era in the , , and missions . I want to say but tenderly: our house is on fire. I mean our nation, the Church, itself. I am not okay with this, and I certainly do not it in a critical or gloating tone. As a shepherd, accountable to God, I feel to speak the truth I perceive. So let me be even more plain. For years, I have said is . I now feel I must say it differently: trouble is here. This means the days and will be of a different caliber of difficulty and complexity than anything we’ve ever known in the past.