South Africans joining ‘The Return’ revival and repentance initiative

South African Christians are joining “The Return”, a global revival and repentance campaign that was initiated by best-selling author and prophetic leader Jonathan Cahn in an urgent call on believers in the US and the world to humble themselves and return to God.

The US initiative will be centered on a mass event at the National Mall in Washington DC on Saturday September 26 and Christians around the world will join in on the same day.

Plans for South Africa’s participation are posted on The Return South Africa website at to the website, 35 cities and towns have registered to date.

SA participants are asked to join from 3pm to 4.30pm on September 26 on YouTube or Facebook live for 90 intense minutes of prayer with pastors and leaders from across South Africa; and to join with believers for 10 days of prayer, fasting and repentance from September 18 to 28 facilitated by prayer networks, prayer groups and local churches from
across the nation.

In a message posted on The Return South Africa website, Willie Crew says that in recent weeks pastors and leaders from vastly different backgrounds and intercession ministries decided to combine efforts to rally a massive prayer response across the nation, as a result of a common unifying call to repentance and prayer for revival. This led to them agreeing to host “The Return” in South Africa.

“We are responding to what we believe is a Kingdom Call to repentance and prayer for such a time as this. Revival is in the air and we’re inviting everyone to join us for this one-off event,” he says.

He says: “We would like to ask you to join the action and participate to get at least one hundred cities and towns involved and have hundreds of thousands of people to pray together during ‘The Return South Africa’. This can only happen if we all come together and sound a trumpet call and get our people, members, family and friends to join in on YouTube and Facebook Live. We want to challenge you to personally phone 50 of your contacts and tell them about The Return South Africa. Then challenge them, in turn, to call 50 people in their circle of influence and invite them to join The Return South Africa right in their home or place of work.”

Watch the video in which Jonathan Cahn calls for The Return:


  1. Wonderful! God is speaking to His people around the World – calling us to repentance and preparing us for a mighty move of God!
    Please, don’t miss out on what God is doing.

  2. I so agree with Joan. We speak about prophecy and what is God saying. It could not be clearer as He calls His Church to come together as one people. May we put aside our differences and preferences and turn to God as one people. Let the “world “see that the body of Christ is one, one people who worship one God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. May the Lord our God see His name being lifted high all over the Globe as we praise and worship Him as one people, the Church. A people called out and chosen to reflect His glory that others may be drawn to Him.

  3. Hugh G Wetmore

    Yes, here is another opportunity to repent and, for all who have turned away from God, to return to Him in prayer, and active obedience to His Word. I say this, even though Jonathan Kahn bases His expectation on 2 Chronicles 7:14 and other Old Testament promises specifically made to God’s chosen people the Jews regarding ‘the healing of their land’ with its defined boundaries in the Middle East. (We can’t claim this for other nations, like America and South Africa.) I support every call to repentance and prayer, even though I cannot mis-interpret and claim promises made to others. The God we know through Jesus is the same, but far wider than the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. In the theocratic State of Biblical Israel, the nation of God’s people could repent and return to God when the Ruler led them to do so (e.g. 2 Kings 18-20; Nehemiah 8,9). It is not possible for a modern democratic state to nationally repent and return, for the New Testament consistently predicts that only a relatively few people will choose the narrow road that leads to life (Matthew 7:13,14; Mark 13; Luke 21:17; Hebrews 3:7-19; Revelation 18,19). The majority will choose the wide highway to destruction. So, in our day, what percentage of a nation’s citizens must ‘repent and return’ to qualify for “the healing of our land”? But, even taking the Scripture’s predictions into account, it is ALWAYS time to call people to “Repent and Return to God”. Let us take every opportunity to do this. Let us pray for this to happen.