I hope all of you that are reading this, are aware of TheCall and it’s founder Lou Engle. If not, may this article encourage you to find out more about them both and even inspire you to attend this upcoming Call in Sacramento, Ca September 3-4, 2010 to see for yourself.
TheCall is not an event. TheCall is a movement emphasizing prayer, worship and fasting for Spiritual breakthrough. It is a nameless and faceless movement joining the generations. It is not a convention of celebrities or rock show. The musicians on stage are worshipers, not entertainers. The board of directors will not receive financial compensation, speakers and leaders come at their own expense.
I have seen Lou Engle at several different events outside of TheCall and his message has always pierced my heart with truth and conviction. The first time I saw Lou Engle was at a Jesus Culture in Redding California. He was speaking to a large gathering of teenagers and young adults and the atmosphere was hungry for a deep relationship with Jesus. Lou Engle was teaching on Joseph and Daniel and was declaring and prophesying over the crowd that God is raising up young ones to live as Daniel and Joseph did. Then he made a call for those that want to make a vow, like the Nazarites, to come up and commit themselves to the Lord and not to the things of this world. The front of the room was filled with fiery young ones and the Spirit of the Lord was moving. Yes, Lou Engle is very intense on the stage and his intensity is followed with words that are even more intense, but the man and the message need to be received! There is something about a message that is filled with fire and passion that reminds me of the apostolic teachings of the disciples and of the Prophets of old in the Bible. It seems like in this day and age there are too many teaching about how to get comfortable now and how to be accepted by everyone. From what I have seen and heard from Lou, I know that he has compassion for this nation and for the Words that the Lord has spoken that have upheld this nation. He has been called to call those that are hungry and are longing to see the Father return to this blessed nation. He is calling us to a lifestyle of fasting and prayer, not out of a “religious duty” but out of a relationship with Jesus that says, “I am hungry and only You can satisfy and only You can come swiftly with justice to those who cry out day and night for You.”
I also saw him at TheCall San Diego in 2009. This was another crucial time for the state of California when Prop 8 was being voted on. The whole day was filled with repentance and crying out for forgiveness. There is something about gathering together with one voice and one heart that causes you to realize that God is the only answer. You don’t have to be a scholar of the Bible, you don’t have to have it all figured out, you don’t have to be a pro faster, you don’t have to have the best prayer life ever, you don’t have to be perfect, all you have to be is weak and all you have to do is show up.
This Call in Sacramento is being held at another critical time for our nation and state. Not only is it the 10th year anniversary of TheCall, but it is also right before the elections and I’d say anytime is a good time to gather the Body of Christ together to fast and pray to see the Lord respond to His people. The time is now and the trumpets are blowing, will you respond?…BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN INVITED!
Also check out this message, CALIFORNIA DREAMING, to hear Lou Engle himself about the history of TheCall and the importance of it all.
See you all there!
As some of you may know I have been writing about mystics of the past that have had some major impact and influence on our Christian History. Now, I don’t want to get anyone confused or upset, but I am putting this article under my “Mystic of the Month” category. I am not titling him to being a mystic in the sense that some may use the word. However, I feel that Lou Engle, in his passion for prayer and fasting is reviving some of the ancient paths that many of the apostles, disciples, and mystics walked out in their time. Let me know if you have any concerns or questions. Thanks.