Azusa Now, Catholics and…Greg Laurie?

There’s an interesting connection between NAR/Latter Rain leader Lou Engle, his Azusa Now unity movement and Greg Laurie’s Harvest America. First, the event itself:

Lou Engle

Lou Engle

“Can you believe with us that denominations will unite, that the races could come together, that God could make us one, as the antidote to the terrific division in our day? Could you believe with us for stadium Christianity where signs and wonders are breaking out and mass evangelism explodes across our country- the Third Great Awakening?”

So asks NAR-affiliated false teacher Lou Engle, founder of the “Azusa Now: The Call” set for April 9th at the LA Coliseum.  “We are believing for an outbreak of God’s glory that will touch the Lord on this day! If we move together, we can see a shift in the body of Christ, unto a day of greater healings and a great awakening for America!”

When Azusa Now calls all denominations, it includes the Church of Rome:

“In the invisible realm, intercessors of every stripe—evangelical, charismatic, Pentecostal and Catholic—felt the silver cord tremble in our hands. If prayerless vacuums have been responsible for eventually swallowing every previous revival, then the patient wisdom of God has been made plain. The Holy Spirit has preemptively architected a massive, global Worship-Prayer-and-Missions movement. Could this sustain the next wave in perpetuity unto His return? Since any true awakening brings enormous pressure and conflict, the next great revival now has a global anchor in prayer.”  (Source: Charisma Magazine, “Azusa Now: The Power of the Silver Cord Between Heaven and Earth.)

Engle is calling for 120,000 bodies in seats to bring about a huge revival:

The Bible warned us about this

This might be a good time to remind readers that Jesus never promised a giant outpouring of revival, but rather a giant falling away from the true faith. The Bible does, however, talk about a false revival. 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 tells us of a coming counterfeit revival before the return of the Lord that will be both of such magnitude as to deceive the whole world and of such persuasion as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.

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27 Responses to Azusa Now, Catholics and…Greg Laurie?

  1. Sola Scriptura February 23, 2016 at 7:42 pm #

    This is called preparing weak christians to follow the antichrist. These self-professed believers, will think the new Maitreya-style spiritual leader is God’s newest expression of Jesus. The NAR will assist with enforcing his rule, which will go from peaceful and gentle, to vengeful and violent per Revelation 13.
    This is why Yoga and eastern style meditation, glossed over with christian names is so dangerous. Spirits from the east (hell, really) masquerading as angels of light will deceive many a professed believer, and especially those who have drunk deeply of the lecto divina/labyrinth prayer, etc. Those spirits are real and we are blowing them to enter us when we embrace non biblical spiritual practices. Eat, drink and breathe the word and the word only. Time is short….

    • Friend February 25, 2016 at 10:18 am #

      Thank you Sola for your truthful appraisal. We need to be bold and speak the truth in love. There are those who will appreciate being shown their errors and thank you for being bold enough to speak up. I have witnessed this in our church in recent months.

      God is Faithful!

    • Lulu Renteria April 10, 2016 at 11:58 pm #

      Sanctify them in the truth –John 17-17 JESUS WORDS ..This is ecumenical movement… church ,pastors must warn the sheep ..this IS NOT for the Kingodm of GOD…

  2. Sola Scriptura February 23, 2016 at 7:43 pm #

    …not “blowing”…allowing. 🙂

  3. King James Krew February 24, 2016 at 6:08 am #

    Sola scriptura, Christians cannot follow the Anti-Christ because all believers will be removed at the catching away, just prior to the start of the time of Jacobs trouble. These false Christians will be here to deal with what is going on, but not the body of Christ. It’s the time of Jacobs trouble.

  4. King James Krew February 24, 2016 at 6:18 am #

    Additionally, a Christian cannot get some spirit in them. A born again believer is indwelt with the Spirit of God. No believer can be possessed with a devil. They way you explain it is as if you can contract them like a cold. Are you a charismatic or Pentecostal?

  5. Sola Scriptura February 24, 2016 at 8:19 am #

    That is my point. It is the alleged Christian masses who believe they are saved. They are not because they loved spiritual darkness rather than light because their deeds are evil. I believe it is part of the great falling away.
    I am neither charasmstic nor Pentecostal. I am simply a Bible believing Christian and I preach on the street everyday giving out tracts and Bibles, and calling people to repent. I ditched the full time practice of law to explain of the love of Jesus Christ via his death on a cold hard cross for our sin, to those I meet in the streets.

  6. King James Krew February 24, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

    Thanks brother for clearing that up. It’s difficult to get sarcasm across when writing.
    God bless.

  7. Bobby April 6, 2016 at 11:49 pm #

    In the Last Days I will Pour out my Spirit on all Flesh your Son’s And Daughters Will Prophecy. Your young men will see visionsYour old men will dream dreams and on my men servants and maid servents I will Pour out my Spirit in Those days and they shall Prophecy.
    That’s what this event is about. Jesus said Judge not that ye be not judged.

    • Thrufaithalone April 12, 2016 at 11:04 pm #

      He said to judge righteous judgement – so – what does Scripture say about seeking after a sign? Where is it taught in the NT that God passes one man’s “mantle” to another?

    • Lynn Prince May 9, 2016 at 5:23 pm #

      The “last days” started at Pentecost and that revival has continued for nearly 2,000 years. We are down to the wire. If you read the end of Joels prophecy it talks about the Blood moons” etc. The End Time Revival will be of satanic origen accompanied with lying signs and wonders…….Revelation 13 and 2 Thessalonians 2:3 “that day shall not come except there be a falling away first”. We need to get our eyes off the experiences and signs and wonders and back Into solid doctrine. When are we going to get our eyes off the healings and onto The Healer.

    • Lynn Prince May 9, 2016 at 5:56 pm #

      And as to “judge not that ye be not judged”, you have taken this out of context to silence anyone who would make an evaluation about what you are saying. Go read Matthew 7:1-5……the WHOLE context. It is talking about hypocritical judgement….. Those who are judging others but are guilty of doing the same thing they are judging others for. It goes onto say once you have removed the”beam from your own eye, then you “shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brothers eye.” We are called to judge righteous judgment……it purifies the Church.
      Charismatics and Pentecostals are notorious for taking Scripture out of context and making it say something it does not say. It is a very serious thing in Gods eyes when Scripture is taken out of context and used like what you have done. I highly suggest you read 2 Peter 3:16, “….in which some things are hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable WREST, as they do also the other Scriptures, UNTO THEiR OWN DESTRUCTION.” The word “wrest” means to distort, to turn from truth or twist from its natural meaning by violence, to take or force from as taking out of context. Notice the penalty for doing so……”unto their own destruction.” Pleaseeee get into solid doctrine before you too are swept away with the millions of charismatics who are chasing the experiences.

  8. Wil April 10, 2016 at 1:33 pm #

    I would like to know what Messiah is being worshiped? If your answer is Jesus Christ then I don’t know how anyone can hate on this movement. And your use of 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 to support this grand event called the “Falling away” is taken out of context. The Greek word “Apostasia” means “Departure”. “Apostasy” is an invented word by an English translator who changed the word after the first seven English translations which ALL used the word “Departure”. Context determines what “Departure” is referring to and so where do you see that this “departure” is speaking of people walking away from the Faith? Falling away from the faith has been happening for 2,000 years. I don’t see where inviting Catholics to a Pentecostal Denomination movement is a sin. Especially considering the other denominations outnumber the Catholics. If this movement is pointing towards Christ, how is this preparing them to accept the Anti-Christ???

  9. Dave April 11, 2016 at 10:57 pm #

    Too bad all some people can do is criticize everything the other Christians do.

    • Jerod April 12, 2016 at 9:03 pm #

      Too bad so many Christians like Laurie, apparently, aren’t critical of themselves. Lou Engle has prophesied falsely so many times its embarrassing, Catholicism and the Catholic clergy have raped how many children? This is what Calvary Chapels and Horizon are now joining up with? That’s not a critical spirit, it’s marking those who divide the body of Christ by following false doctrine.

    • jj February 3, 2017 at 12:57 am #

      Sad you don’t understand scripture where believers are commanded to stand against false teachers. Exposing false teachings that lead people away from the truth and criticizing people isnt the same thing.

  10. Thrufaithalone April 12, 2016 at 11:01 pm #

    So many do not read their Bible. What does Scripture say about seeking after signs?

    • Lulu Renteria April 13, 2016 at 8:43 am #

      This approach with all religions called ECUMENISM is against the word of GOD.. ¡ they are following other , instead of winning them for CHRIST ¡ the WAY THE TRUTH AND LIFE IS JESUS …John 14.19

  11. Thrufaithalone April 12, 2016 at 11:07 pm #

    I just find it incredible that Greg Laurie is involved in this. So sad.

  12. Lulu Renteria April 13, 2016 at 8:55 am #

    Correction – JOHN 14.6 –CHURCHES are not preaching warning the sheep about this MOVEMENT ..Anymore¡¡

  13. Daniel April 13, 2016 at 6:17 pm #

    It is easy to see Lou Engle and such like minded people fall right and square into the antichrist’s “kingdom on earth today syndrome” in other words the “great apostasy” to come, as biblically predicted.

  14. nannette April 25, 2016 at 8:17 pm #

    Just a heads up for you. I followed Ed Decker and Ron Carlson for a while when I was a new believer. Through the Saints Alive Newsletter I received information that the ‘children’ of Ed Decker and Ron Carlson who have taken over the ministry’s of both Ed and Ron are into Azusa, and so is Ed Decker for a while now. They attended the lasted Azusa, and I’m upset about it because I really thought Ed was solid. I gave out many ‘Fast Facts On False Teachings’ books, and I now can’t give them out anymore. Actually, I’m here because my places to visit for truth are dwindling fast. Blessings!

  15. Jordan Lewis June 12, 2016 at 2:13 pm #

    I Corinthians 12:3-6:

    3 Therefore I want you to know that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.

    4 There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 5 There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. 6 There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.

    Titus 3:9

    But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, arguments, and quarrels about the Law, because these things are pointless and worthless.

    I Corinthians 2:13-16:

    13 This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. 14 The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. 15 The person with the Spirit makes judgments about all things, but such a person is not subject to merely human judgments, 16 for,
    “Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?”
    But we have the mind of Christ.

    Enough said, brothers. Cast aside your judgment of other Christians. We are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s. What have you proven by your judgment, for indeed Jesus told us that as we judge we shall be judged. Paul set forth the evil of the world to us as readers in Romans 1, but in Romans 2 he dares not convict the world but us as hypocrites for judging.

    If you do not understand the work God is doing in other Christians, who cares? Focus on the work God has called you to perform, and do it gladly. If others err, you may explain in Scripture to them. If they disagree, consider the process for disagreement that has been opened to us in Matthew 5 and 18. But remember that this is just as much for your sake as theirs! 🙂

  16. Joanna McKethan August 5, 2020 at 1:59 pm #

    I am a charismatic but discerning Christian. I hope there’s a place left for them. I’d love to come up with a catch-call, like One on One, which shows believers who want to lead nonbelievers to the Lord one by one, not by some national prescription. We wasted a lot of time thinking we’d get to the witnessing while bringing down principalities and powers and prayer walking, and prayer mapping, etc., etc., but why did we do all that ‘work in the Spirit’ if we did not then go and lead people to Jesus one by one? Worthless, otherwise, a waste of precious time. Nope, Jesus’ way is expensive: the cross. Bringing people to him one at a time. Even in the crusades, the acceptance was individual. We need to listen to Jesus’ words which Christians fail to even recognize: Go ye into all the world, preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Not getting a new word for a new day. No wonder they need to stir the gift of prophecy up so hard (which I believe prophetic is still for today) but I don’t believe it willfully changes any ‘day’ or doctrine. Nor will these people have dominion over me which is what they want. They are power mongers. You will rule over nations, they say. I don’t believe their “I declares.” It’s “in Jesus Name, come out of her.” Not “I declare in Jesus’ name.” The “I declare” is what makes it false. Beware the jug you drink out of, the cool aid, if it’s got Eastern religious statements all over it and pictures of goddesses, etc., it isn’t the right Jesus. Just saying. Get tracts and go out to lead people to Christ one at a time. You know, Jesus of Nazareth, His life and death on the cross. Stone rolled away, raised from the dead, ascended into heaven and will return the same way He left. That one.

  17. JAG June 27, 2021 at 4:05 pm #

    “He who is not against Me is for Me” Jesus Christ

    We might do will to remember what Jesus said & modeled!
    He reveals His heart for all believers/The Church, in John 17. It heart breaking that the so call “Body of Christ” so rarely look like what Jesus prayed for us all.
    This cause me to think we are not really following Jesus but our own ideology about the Bible. We need to spend more attention to what Jesus model, and become mirror images of that, and the Church might start being what Jesus call us to be. He gave us the answer to the first and second greatest commandments, even defining who are neighbor is, in case we couldn’t figure it out.
    If we put all these into practice, and built on this firm foundation Jesus laid, we might be who He plain us to be as The Church.
    The world will see Jesus when they look at The Church and say, “see how they love one another”. We have nothing to offer the world when we are fractured and stable each other in the back, that what the world looks like.
    Hey “Christians”, let’s go be Jesus to the world!!!!!

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