Originally published in Charisma News
Three days, six hours and counting…
The countdown is on the official website and on the profiles of Facebook users everywhere. Beginning Aug. 3, Jesus Culture will take stage at Allstate Arena in Chicago to mobilize a new generation for Christ and to pray for thousands of hearts to be set aflame.
Jesus Culture believes God will use the three-day event, Jesus Culture Awakening 2011, to fulfill a vision of raising healing revivalists. Founder Banning Liebscher shares the desire of the worship team. “The Lord’s given us a mandate to raise up emerging leaders who will be in every part of society—media, education, politics, business—to find them now and to walk with them for the next 30 years.”
What lies before Jesus Culture is their “biggest challenge yet.” By the close of Aug. 5, Jesus Culture hopes to have awakened 18,000 youth and young adults—only a small percentage of the 1 billion prophesied to be touched in what many key prophetic leaders are declaring the verge of “the greatest spiritual harvest in human history.”
Several of these prophetic leaders will join in the arena gathering. Teachings from influential leaders including Reinhard Bonnke, Lou Engle and Bill Johnson are anticipated.
On their website Jesus Culture states their belief that “youth and young adults everywhere will be marked by God as revivalists and we will see entire cities come to know the Lord.”
“We want people to encounter God’s presence obviously in worship,” explains worship leader Chris Quilala. “But we also want them to really taste what signs and wonders are and realize that God wants to touch them—and that they can take this out in their cities.”
The compelling Australian worship band Hillsong United will also raise their hearts and voices to the Lord, aiding the surge in youth that, in four days will be revivalists.
For more information or to view the live stream of the Jesus Culture Awakening visit www.awakening2011.com.