“From Genesis to Revolution”
OK…i know this sounds crazy, but I believe the time has come for us to speak forth the Word of God. As I was thinking through this with a few others, I was trying to think of what is one thing that can transform lives. The only thing that could come to mind was the The Word and the Holy Spirit. Therefore, we are wanting to read the Word from Genesis to Revelation 24 hours a day until we have read the entire Word over the city.
When I speak of a “revolution”, I am not talking about a revolt on the streets claiming any rights. When I say revolution, I am speaking of a stirring of the heart to be willing to join in this fight to push out the enemy and to take the ground back. The Word of God, unlike any other book in the world, has influenced cultures, has toppled kingdoms, and has changed lives. So, when i talk about a revolution, i am talking about a revolution in the heart of the people. To where people turn from the sin, seek righteousness, and live a life full of God’s glory, in which we were created.
Ezra the scribe stood on a high wooden platform built for the occasion. Beside him on his right stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah and Maaseiah; and on his left were Pedaiah, Mishael, Malkijah, Hashum, Hashbaddanah, Zechariah and Meshullam. Ezra opened the book. All the people could see him because he was standing above them; and as he opened it, the people all stood up. Ezra praised the Lord, the great God; and all the people lifted their hands and responded, “Amen! Amen!” Then they bowed down and worshiped the Lord with their faces to the ground.
Now, i know what you are thinking…the reading of the Word took place after the wall was completed…and the refuge isn’t up and running yet. But by faith, we are working in that direction…and so by faith, we are walking forward in this effort the LORD has begun knowing that He is faithful to complete it.
So, if you are interested in being apart of the “Genesis to Revolution” you can find out below all of the details. Blessings.
What: The reading of God’s Word from Genesis to Revelation over the City on a
sound system nonstop for 24 hours a day until it is completed.
When: Starting June 1, 2008, @ 6:00pm
It is estimated to take about 6 days to complete
Where: Refuge parking lot (next to the Refuge OKC)
823 W. California Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
Why: Because The Word of God had the ability to transform communities, cities and even nations.
· Anyone who declares in faith to be disciplers/lovers of Jesus Christ
· Anyone who loves the Word of God and realizes the power of God’s Word to transform cities.
· Anyone committed to knowing the King and making Him known.
· Anyone committed to walking in the fullness of the Kingdom of God
· Anyone who wants to be a partaker of taking back this city for Jesus
· Anyone who has been transformed by God’s grace.
· Who we don’t want:
o People filled with pride
o People filled with bitterness
o People who are uncomfortable with the frontlines of the inner city
· For each hour block of reading we need 1 person to get 3 of their friends who would want to be a part. This would mean that each person would commit to reading for 15 minutes out loud over an amplified microphone.
o The 1 person who is the lead person is to be the one responsible for communication to his group, and to the refuge contact.
o The 3 persons should be like minded and committed.
o The group of 4 should arrive all at the same time and stay the entire hour to support each other during this time. It may be a good idea to bring chairs and sit while the reading is happening.
o Each group of 4 should arrive 15 minutes early so they will know right where the person before them is reading from.
o It is highly important that the person who is up next take no more than 30 seconds to continue reading.
o If for some reason a group does not show, it is not necessary but would be highly appreciated if the previous group would keep reading until that group shows up.
o Please bring your Bibles! You may read from any version, any language, as long as it is the Holy Bible — The Word of God.
o People can park for free on the land or on the street (which is 2 hour parking). You can also park in front of the refuge.
· Signing Up:
o The times available are every hour from 6:00pm Sunday June 1 to 6:00pm Saturday June 6.
o Please do not commit to an hour block until you have the 3 other people committed. When you have your group, please email your name and phone number (and state that you are the main contact) and the three names of those who are joining you.
o To sign up please contact Crystal Partee at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (405)749-8044.
o If for some reason one of the people in your party cannot make it, please see if you have back up. Once you sign up for a block, we ask that you be responsible for filling that time.
o It is also appreciated that you give us 3 times slots that you would prefer or which work best for you, and/or are the most convenient. We will confirm the schedule by sending it to everyone who is involved.
We will be planning a worship celebration at the end of the time to celebrate the things that the LORD has done and the great things that He is going to do in this city.