Over 1,600 People Gather In Texas, Christians Stunned By Their Purpose
FaithTap Staff 6/1/2017
In a society filled with shootings, robberies, bombings and assaults, it's uplifting and spirit-filling to hear of a huge revival that is taking place in Texas. More than 1,000 people have stepped forward in this state to profess their faith to the one and only true Lord God, to dedicate themselves to Jesus Christ.
A movement called "reviveTX" has swept across this southern state, prompting people to convert. More than 350 churches participated in reviveTX, sharing the Gospel for 50 days with people in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The religious event started on Easter and lasts through Pentecost.
Kyle Martin, founder of the nonprofit organization fueling the revivals called Time to Revive, said the response has been incredible. So far, more than 1,600 people have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
"It's really quite simple; it's four words: love, listen, discern and respond."
"When we love them like Christ, we'll listen. And then we discern from the Holy Spirit, and then we'll respond. It's kind of like we're going back to the book of Acts."
Volunteer leaders are ministering to the residents of 10 regions within the D-FW Metroplex. They are trained, able and willing to share their faith, to tell their tale of their personal salvation and path toward the Lord's light. While there may be skeptics, those who hear these people's message are convinced.
"It's so simple that people think, 'Well, what's the catch?' And we're like, 'Really there isn't. We're just doing what He's asked us to do.'"
Kyle said the volunteers have been taking to the streets, sharing the Gospel from sun up to sun down. It's what everyone, as Christians, have been called to do.
"And as this begins to unfold, what's been beautiful is that the Lord's been opening up doors for us to go into public schools and share the Gospel. We've been going into fast-food restaurants; we've been going into more businesses. And so what's happening is that believers are beginning to actually believe; they've been changed by Christ, and they want to share the Gospel right where they're at."
Instead of expecting flocks of wayward sheep to make their way to the physical church structure, Kyle and the volunteers are going out and ministering to the people as they go about their daily routines. They're being reached, touched by the Word of God, outside of a Sunday morning or Wednesday evening service.
They're learning that God is needed, that God is welcoming, at any time of the day, any day of the week. Anywhere.
"Every night in all of our worship services, the reason we're seeing movement is that we're pairing up all these people that came to know the Lord during the day. At night, we actually say in the services, 'I need you to disciple this person.'"
Kyle hopes that even more people step forward and answer the call as reviveTX wraps up its minstrel June 4, Pentecost Sunday. Some people have been so moved by this spiritual revival that they have asked to be baptized immediately following worship services.
People also can watch services live-streamed on the group's Facebook page. Bless everyone involved in this important ministry in spreading God's Word not just in Texas, but in other states, too, and being a light upon others' paths.
Source: CBS News FB Image Credit: Facebook/Revive TX, Facebook/Revive TX