The Billion Soul Mandate
Dear Partners and Friends, What an amazing past few months it has been as we have seen a tremendous outpouring of God's spirit in over six different nations. Through your support we have been able to implement the vision that the Lord has shown to us with power and perfection. We want to thank you from our hearts and say that we love you all very much. I am reminded of a scripture out of Luke chapter eight. The Word of God declares in verse one through three,
“And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him, And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils, And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.”
We often meet so many of you as we travel and hear of the wonderful stories of God's miracle hand touching you through this ministry and as a result of that, many of you over the years have become monthly partners or have given to the special assignments the Lord has released us to do. Together we share in the fruit of the ministry and thousands over the years that have been touched by the Lord.
Brynn and I fully believe that if one doesn't have a heavenly vision for what they want in life; they are going to stay with what they can naturally see. It's time to see from above and look beyond into the future and we are so excited for you to be apart of it. Over the years we have been very careful to listen to the voice of the Lord and only do things that He has commanded and commissioned us to do, because we know whatever God has commanded He is fully committed to perform. Wherever you see God's commission there you will see his commitment to do the impossible.
With that being said, I want to share with you an experience I had last month. During our time ministering in Louisiana every night I would return to the hotel where the presence of the Lord would come upon me so strongly that I could feel the very cells of my being shaking from within. On the third night this presence came with a question; "Son, what are you doing about the billion soul harvest?" There was a pause of silence and then the voice spoke again; "make it a mandate!"
Over the years we have lead many to the Lord in crusades, conferences, and street ministry, but after this experience there came a great burning desire to step into the prophetic word that was given to Prophet Bob Jones. For those who are unfamiliar; in 1975, Bob Jones was brought before the Lord where God spoke to him concerning a billion soul harvest. These were his words,
"The Lord says I am going to bring one billion souls and many of them will be youth to myself in one of the greatest awakenings of all time. I’m going to glorify Myself beyond anything that has ever happened that’s every been done in scripture. The glory is here to stay, it will never leave again. And that glory is a preparation for a harvest beyond imagination. One great harvest. One great increase of over a billion souls!"
This word has never been so real to us as it has become over the past few weeks. Our hearts are burning for the harvest like never before. I once heard Lenard Ravenhill say that this generation of preachers is responsible for this generation of sinners. No statement could be more true! I believe that God is requiring something from us in this hour. We understand that one billion soul harvest is a daunting task in the natural, but we also recognize that this is a vision for now that takes us into the future. Reinhard Bonnke, one of the greatest soul winners has totally dedicated himself to soul-winning for 50 years now. He has a laser-sharp focus on winning souls. Through his ministry, Christ for All Nations, over 73 million people have made registered decisions to follow Jesus Christ. When he leaves this earth he will leave this earth with a tremendous legacy. We also believe in Legacy and know the Lord is calling a new generation of supernatural soul winners to enter into the harvest field.
While we know that many others are hearing this call to enter this prophetic word I wanted to take some time to write to you our partners and friends to speak to you about our commitment to seeing this word come to pass. We know this is the generation to fulfill this mandate given by Jesus Christ. Today, we have the most monumental challenge, the highest purpose, and the greatest mission in all of the world; that is taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every community, every region, and every country. Destiny Encounters is entering into a new season to plunder hell and populate heaven with souls from every nation tribe and tongue. You have always known our commitment is to see souls saved, the sick healed, captives set free, and to see the glory of the Lord revealed in the earth, but we believe the Lord is mantling us with a fresh vision for winning the lost. We believe in God-ordained partnership, those divinely appointed relationships that God uses to advance Christ's purpose here on the earth. Our prayer is that through partnership with this ministry, together we can make a lasting impact for generations to come.
Starting in the month of September we will begin to implement our vision for the Billion Soul Mandate with a two day open air crusade in Zeerust, South Africa. This will be a powerful time of soul winning and seeing the sick healed by the power of God. We will be announcing many more crusades we will be doing on into 2016, but this will be the first open air meetings we will be conducting under the vision of the One Billion Soul Mandate. We pray that you would consider becoming a monthly partner as we enter into this fresh vision of the Lord. We look to the future and what the Lord has in store for us all.
Blessings in Christ,
Charlie & Brynn