The question arises, "If these are the end times, would God send a revival when He has already predicted apostasy and spiritual decline?"

The answer is "Yes!" He gave opportunity to Noah's family, Lot's family, and the believers in Jericho and Nineveh to repent and be spared. Why wouldn't He give an opportunity, especially to the young people of our generation who have never really understood the Gospel?

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. - 2 Peter 3:9
Revival must come through God's Holy Spirit. But His people must really want it.
If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. - 2 Chronicles 7:14

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Prophetic Significance of Revival

The Lord is mightily at work in His World! See some of the recent highlights below, and be sure to check out the Christian news sources listed at the top of the Revival Links!

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Dutch Christian boatmaker aims to sail his exact replica of Noah’s Ark to Israel

Johan Huibers believes his country is facing imminent flooding and we’re living in the end of times. Says his vessel is not to save his skin, but to bring people close to God
Source: The Times of Israel

Prophetic Significance of Revival

Museum of the Bible unleashing Billy Graham exhibit

Aug. 4, 2018 -
The Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., is opening up a new exhibit to the public on Sunday that focuses on arguably the most famous evangelist of all time – Rev. Billy Graham.

According to exhibit curator Anthony Schmidt, Graham's use of Scripture is the focus.

Source: OneNewsNow

Newsmax's Top 15 Christian Movies in Recent History

May 24, 2018 - Movieguide has published a lis of the top 15 Christian movies in recent history.
Movies about Jesus Christ and movies with strong Christian and biblical moral content dominate 90 percent of the top-grossing movies worldwide, not just in Christian countries, because people have hard lives and are looking for the good, the true...
Source: NewsMax

Prayer Day Could Bring Next 'Great Awakening,' Religious Leaders Say

May 3, 2018 - Dr. Ronnie Floyd, the president of today's National Day of Prayer event, hopes that this spiritual emphasis on America's spiritual condition could lead to another "Great Awakening."
Daystar Television Network will stream the National Observance on Capitol Hill live. An estimated 35,000 prayer gatherings will be held nationwide, led by a small army of 40,000 volunteers... millions of Americans ... will pause Thursday to pray.
Source: NewsMax

UNITY - National Day of Prayer 2018

On the National Day of Prayer: Let us pray that our nation is on God's side - Fox

Millennials in the mix for annual prayer event - OneNewsNow

Can't make it to a National Day of Prayer observance? Pray where you are, organizers say - The News Tribune

Paul - Apostle of Christ

Mar. 2018 - In theaters March 23. See the trailer.

'I Can Only Imagine' Expected to Be Top-Selling Film on Opening Weekend

Mar. 16, 2018
The faith-based film "I Can Only Imagine" hits theaters nationwide Friday and according to the popular American ticketing company Fandango and, the movie is already the top-selling feature film in theaters this weekend.
Source: Christian Post

I Can Only Imagine Trailer - YouTube

Dennis Quaid on Finding Inspiration in the Faith Movie I Can Only Imagine - Parade

Hollywood actor Dennis Quaid reflects on personal faith in 'I Can Only Imagine' movie - Christian Today
Updaate: 3/19/18 -
‘I Can Only Imagine’ Finds a Rare Faith-Based Win at the Box Office - The Slanted

MercyMe! Faith-based film wins weekend box office - WND

How did 'I Can Only Imagine' become the biggest Christian hit ever (and inspire a movie)?

Mar. 14, 2018 - "I Can Only Imagine" opens in theaters nationwide on Friday.
[It] charts the difficult relationship between Millard (played by J. Michael Finley) and his abusive father (Dennis Quaid), who found God after his cancer diagnosis and became a better man.
Source: USA Today

Report: Christianity Sweeping China as Millions Convert

Mar. 10, 2018 - According to "Christianity in China," a background article by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), there are between 58 million to 115 million Protestant Christians in China. Fewer than 30 million attend officially registered churches. The rest belong to house churches.
The number of Chinese Protestants has grown by an average of 10 percent annually since 1979, putting China on track to have the world's largest population of Christians by 2030.

However, house church Christians are subject to persecution in China--which was ranked the 10th country where it's most difficult and dangerous to practice Christianity.

Source: NewsMax

Bart Millard Talks About the Magic of Music in I Can Only Imagine

March 5, 2018 - "I Can Only Imagine." a new faith-based movie, is scheduled for wide release on March 16th. It is about the Casting Crowns singer, Bart Millard, who wrote the extremely popular song in 2001. The movie stars Broadway actor J. Michael Finley as Millard and also features Dennis Quaid, Madeline Carroll, Cloris Leachman and Trace Adkins.
Millard tells the story behind the song of his abusive father who found God and reconciled with his family before he died of cancer.
Source: Parade

Mission Pictures Rolls Out Dennis Quaid’s ‘I Can Only Imagine’ - Variety

‘I Can Only Imagine’ reveals truth of MercyMe ballad - Baptist Standard

I Can Only Imagine Trailer - YouTube

Why Billy Graham Was a Modern Moses: Anne Graham Lotz Points to Powerful Prophetic Significance of His Death

Mar. 2, 2018 - During Billy Graham's funeral service his evangelist/daughter Anne Graham Lotz said that she believes the date of her father's passing, Feb. 21, 2018, held spiritual significance. When a friend encouraged her to look up the date of his death she discovered that it was the very date that Jews were focusing on reading scripture about how Moses led the people of Israel out of bondage. Her father had also led millions of people out of bondage to sin. She said:

"Could it be that God is going to bring Joshua to lead us into the Promised Land... Heaven and – you know what the New Testament name for Joshua is? It's Jesus... I believe God is saying... Jesus is coming!"

Lotz then read the passage in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 about the Rapture of the Church, when Jesus will return to remove those who have received Him as their savior.

Source: CBN

Billy Graham's Funeral - Anne Graham Lotz - YouTube

Rev. Billy Graham's funeral | His children speak on his faith, legacy, and love - YouTube

President Trump Makes Remarks at the Lying in Honor of the Reverend Billy Graham - YouTube

How a Humble Evangelist Changed Christianity As We Know It - Christianity Today

Billy Graham Funeral

Mar. 2, 2018 -
A simple casket for a simple man with a profoundly simple message of God’s love... the North Carolina-born evangelist who traveled the globe during his lifetime sharing the Gospel with some 215 million people.
Source: Billy Graham Evangelisic Association

Thousands Pay Their Respects to the Rev. Billy Graham

Feb 27, 2018 -
Thousands of people from all walks of life — including a former president — filed slowly past the casket of the Rev. Billy Graham on Monday to pay their final respects to a man who reached millions with his message of salvation through Jesus Christ.
Source: NewsMax

Trump: ‘In America, We Don’t Worship Government, We Worship God!'

Feb. 23, 2018 - At the CPAC conference today President Trump said,
“Above all else, we know that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, are at the center of American life. We know that... because in America, we don’t worship government, we worship God.”

The president then honored the memory of Billy Graham, and announced that his body will lie in honor in the Rotunda of the Capitol--a very rare tribute that is almost never done.

Source: CNS

a href=> Read the full text of Trump’s CPAC speech - Vox

Billy Graham: First Pastor Honored in US Capitol

Feb. 22, 2018 -
Billy Graham will become the first religious leader and fourth private citizen in history to lie in honor at the US Capitol. ... through Thursday, March 1, where the public is invited to pay their respects to America’s pastor.
Source:Christianity Today

Here’s How America Is Praising Its Best-Known Preacher: Billy Graham - Christianity Today

How evangelical Christianity is different now than in Billy Graham's heyday - For nearly six decades, Graham leveraged emerging media and traveled the globe preaching the gospel to millions, convincing people to accept Jesus Christ as their savior. Many in the pews today came to the faith through Graham's teachings. - USA Todfay

Billy Graham exemplified what evangelical Christianity could be — and too often was not - Randall Balmer - NBC

Trump mourns world evangelist Billy Graham, says ‘There was nobody like him’ - Daily Trust

Vice President Invokes Billy Graham at CPAC, Americans Must ‘Come Together to Confess our Need for God’ - Breitbart

How a Humble Evangelist Changed Christianity As We Know It - Michael S. Hamilton - Christianity Tody

The Rev. Billy Graham, prominent Christian evangelist, dead at 99

Feb. 21, 2018 - Evangelist Billy Graham, known for his worldwide evangelistic crusades, died today at age 99 at his home in Montreat, N.C. He was one of the best known spiritual figures in the world, an adviser to decades of U.S. presidents, and was regularly listed in polls as one of the "Ten Most Admired Men in the World." Nearly 215 million people in more than 185 countries and territories attended his evangelistic meetings, and hundreds of millions more viewed him by television and other media methods.
"My one purpose in life," he said, "is to help people find a personal relationship with God, which, I believe, comes through knowing Christ."
Source: Fox

Billy Graham Evangelistic Crusade

'America's Pastor' Billy Graham Dies At 99 - NPR

Obituary: Billy Graham - BBC

Billy Graham: A man who preached – and lived – a Christian life - Charlotte Observer

Remembering Billy Graham: A timeline of the evangelist's life and ministry - 10News

Billy Graham 1918-2018 - Christianity Today

From Humble Beginnings to 'Pastor in Chief': How TIME Covered the Evolution of Billy Graham - TIME

Billy Graham, America's pastor, has died - USA Today

Full Coverage - Google

Trump at National Prayer Breakfast: America is a nation of believers

Feb. 8, 2018 - Speaking at the annual National Prayer Breakfast, President Trump honored the power of faith to deal with national and internal challenges.
"America is a nation of believers and together we are strengthened by the power of prayer...Our rights are not given to us by man ... Our rights come from our Creator."
Source: USA Today

President Trump Delivers Remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast - White House/ YouTube

Actor Jim Caviezel: 'Passion' Sequel Will Be 'Biggest Film in History'

Jan. 30, 2018 - According to Jim Caviezel, who played the part of Jesus in "The Passion of the Christ," Mel Gibson is planning to produce a stunning sequel about the Resurrection. He believes it will be "the biggest film in history,"
Gibson's 2004 original earned $611 million on a $30 million budget, ranking as the "highest-grossing R-rated film ever in North America with $370.8 million,"
Source: NewsMax

Mel Gibson Confirms Sequel to 'Passion of the Christ' - NewsMax

Eagles QB Has a Dream Bigger Than the Super Bowl: 'I Want to Be a Pastor'

Feb. 5, 2018 - The coach and key players for the Philadelphia Eagles gave glory to God for their first Super Bowl championship. It is a story about the revival that swept through the Eagles camp during the whole season involving the baptism of many members of the team and other stories of spiritual victory. A key influence during the year was the Christian leadership of quarterback Carson Wentz. However, because of an injury, Wentz was not able to play in the Super Bowl.

His backup quarterback Nick Foles led the team to the victory and encouraged his fellow Christians to continue to make faith the focus. Foles said that his faith in Jesus Christ means everything, and that he wants to eventually become a pastor to young people.

"I want to be a pastor in a high school," Foles said on Thursday before the Super Bowl. "It's on my heart. I took a leap of faith last year and signed up to take classes at seminary."


Members of the Eagles find common ground through spiritual devotion - ESPN

God’s Letter to Us

Feb. 1, 2018 -
One reason we trust the Bible is is absolutely authoritative and trustworthy as we engage it. We open our Bibles and it never ceases to amaze us that we read something we believe God wants us to hear personally.
Source: mark Galli - Christianity Today

Actor Jim Caviezel: 'Passion' Sequel Will Be 'Biggest Film in History'

Jan. 30, 2018 - According to Jim Caviezel, who played the part of Jesus in "The Passion of the Christ," Mel Gibson is planning to produce a stunning sequel about the Resurrection. He believes it will be "the biggest film in history,"
Gibson's 2004 original earned $611 million on a $30 million budget, ranking as the "highest-grossing R-rated film ever in North America with $370.8 million,"
Source: NewsMax

Mel Gibson Confirms Sequel to 'Passion of the Christ' - NewsMax

New Harvard Research Says U.S. Christianity Is Not Shrinking, But Growing Stronger

Jan. 29,, 2018 - New research from scholars at Harvard University and Indiana University Bloomington shows that Christianity is actually growing in the United States. While mainline churches are losing members, research shows that their members are going to more meaningful Christian venues.
The percentage of Americans who attend church more than once a week, pray daily, and accept the Bible as wholly reliable and deeply instructive to their lives has remained absolutely, steel-bar constant for the last 50 years or more,
Source: Glenn T. Stanton - The Federalist

Rev. Graham: Trump 'Defending Christian Faith' More Than Any Recent President

Jan. 21, 2018 - See the video of a Fox interview with Franklin Graham. He says Christians need to pray for the president and give him credit for the positive results of his first year. He is not perfect, but he is defending Christian faith more any other recent president.
Source: Fox

Live stream: Trump makes historic speech at March for Life 2018

Jan. 19, 2018 -
President Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to directly address the March for Life anti-abortion rally in Washington. He spoke live via satellite from the White House Rose Garden.
Source: USA Today
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