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The birthing of Awaken Us began when Terry & Barbi Franklin heard about the revival taking place among Christians in Egypt that started from a 40-day fast at the end of 2010. They heard God’s voice calling them to go see for themselves what God was doing there. Experiencing the revival in Egypt first-hand and speaking with leaders fed their deep burden to see this same kind of heart-felt revival and awakening in America. Having traveled all across the U.S. and in 37 countries around the world for 30 years as musical revivalists, “Inspiring Love in the Home & Revival in the Church” (see HeartfortheWorld.com), their trip to Egypt gave them a greater desire than ever before to see this kind of spiritual transformation in North America.
The video link below is an interview with Dr. Sameh Maurice of Kasr El Dobara Church in Cairo, Egypt, the church that began the 40-day fast at the end of 2010. Their church experienced revival that has been spreading like wildfire across Egypt and the Middle East, even in the face of heartbreaking persecution. Now, literally millions of muslims are coming to Christ across the Middle East through the unified prayers of 100’s of thousands of Christians.
This video below inspired nearly 500 churches and 30,000 individuals throughout America to join Terry & Barbi Franklin for “Awaken Us: 40 Days to Fast and Pray” at the end of 2011. Many believers are now seeing that we, too, need a kind of “revolution”… a spiritual revolution of repentance. Without this, we will surely lose our nation as we have known it.
2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
A Few words from Terry & Barbi…
“We think you’ll agree, America desperately needs revival…beginning in our churches. We have been greatly inspired by the Egyptian Christians since first hearing that they went into a unified fast in 2010. This resulted in many miracles as revealed, in part, by this video. Prior to recording this interview (in August of 2011) we had this burning thought… ‘Why can’t our American churches do what these committed believers did’?” And even now, they are still meeting in mass to pray for their nation and all the Middle East!
“Following the Egyptian’s 40-day fast in 2010, a spirit of repentance blew across the desert regions and 100’s of thousands of Muslims began to turn to Jesus Christ throughout Egypt and the Middle East. A fervent prayer movement began, and has continued to such levels, that now 10 million people are visiting Kasr El Dobara Church’s website monthly for information on salvation and to go through discipleship classes and participate in live streaming prayer meetings online. Millions of muslims are now responding and turning to Jesus Christ as Christian battle in prayer for the souls of their friends and loved ones ! And now, with the rise of Isis, they are saying that for every Christian beheaded, they are seeing 100,000 muslims turn to Christ!
Could it be that this end-time harvest — as well as the persecution of believers — is part of the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38 and 39? We believe so, that “the Day of the Lord” is fast approaching and Jesus is coming soon. Thus: We MUST Awaken in this hour of the harvest… for IT IS HERE!
But while revival is happening on the other side of the world, it seems that our own country is spiritually still going the other way. Christians are wandering away from God and His ways, and churches are stuck in their “religious activities”, business as usually. We need to learn how to cry out to God to ‘awaken us’ from our slumber, humble ourselves, and turn back to God, crying out to Him to heal our land! Most Americans agree that we are going the wrong direction.
“We were encouraged to see many join us for fasting and prayer from November 21st to December 31st in 2011, praying for revival in our churches and spiritual awakening in our land. American Family Association and many other Christian organizations listed on this website partnered with us to get the word out. But the work has just begun. We are keeping this website up and running to inform you of reports of revival in churches, as well as fasting and prayer movements being birthed across our nation. People are slowly waking up, and more and more prayer movements are taking root!
“Our purpose at Awaken Us is to inspire, unify, and inform. At this website, you’ll find many tools in the days to come to help you fast and pray, as well as pertinent videos, music, informative website links, a Calendar of Events that you can join, and “revival sightings.” We are expecting a great “last days” harvest of souls, even as things are getting darker in our nation! We MUST watch and pray with lamps that are filled with oil and with extra jars of oil along with us at all times so we will be ready to reap this harvest! (see Matthew 25)
“Let’s unite together, humble ourselves, and follow the example of these passionate Egyptian Christians. Let’s beseech the Lord together to “rend the heavens” again (Isaiah 64) , pleading with our God to give us another historic ‘Great Awakening’ here in America.”
Terry & Barbi Franklin
Heart for the World, Inc.
To have Terry & Barbi in your church for a transforming weekend of Prayer & Worship, or to join the Awaken Us Prayer Team, click on the “Contact Us” button below and tell us what you’d like us to do for you. We can schedule your church for a special weekend of events and/or send you e-Updates with reports of what God is doing across America and worldwide through fasting and prayer as well as opportunities to unify with other intercessors and events!
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