The News – The Good And The Bad – Your Prayers Are Needed

Years ago it became evident that God had a plan for Las Vegas. We don’t know where His plan started but Central Christian Church was in on it from the very beginning. Many in Las Vegas have been watching the Christian community mushroom in growth. Now a number are becoming aware of what is happening here throughout the U.S. The Holy Spirit has shared with them that God is using Las Vegas to wake American up spiritually. We have always heard many Christians say they didn’t believe anything good could ever come out of Las Vegas. However, it is very apparent that Christians everywhere are now amazed at what they are hearing.

We have mentioned before how our church attendance was 400 on a Sunday when we began attending Central in 1981. Last Sunday, September 13, 2009, we had approximately 17,000. It took us over 30 years from the beginning of Central, which started in 1962, to have an attendance of 3000. So far this year we have had more than 3800 conversions. Our board has a vision of reaching 200,000 in attendance on any given weekend. This would also include those on line and satellite churches across the world. Are we surprised that this is happening. Not really! The Holy Spirit shared with us two things a number of years ago. A revival in America would come out of Las Vegas and Central would be one of the largest churches in America. Since our president said: “America is no longer a Christian nation” it is our belief that God is going to prove him wrong.

It is not just happening at Central. We now have a number of large churches in our valley on fire for God. But our Christian community is being attacked and this is the bad news.

Three large churches in town are in serious trouble. They are not in any way connected with Central but they are our Christian brothers and sisters and they are suffering. Ministers from out of town have come in to minister, council and help them survive. We do not know all of the facts and that isn’t necessary. But Las Vegas is suffering more economically than practically any city in America. We have been going through some very tough times locally. Our city’s unemployment of 13.4% is one of the highest in the nation.

Ephesians 6:12 – “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” With the spiritual growth we have been witnessing in our midst, do you think Satan is going to stand by and let this happen without trying to stamp it out? What we need is for a number of Christians to commit to praying for these churches that they become well and continue their ministry. While we are praying ask God to put a revival spirit into the hearts of every Christian American. Let us witness to the world that America is on fire for Christ!

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