Last week we hosted the HIM Global Summit Conference at HRock Church. It is such a blessing to gather and do life and ministry with the men and women who were a part of the Global Summit. Some I have known for over 30 years, and others are more recent brothers and sisters in Christ.
For every conference we hold, each speaker is free to share on whatever they feel the Lord is saying; however, there always seems to be a consistent word that is released to the body of Christ during these meetings. This year was no exception, as there was a sense that the church was being encouraged to arise and defeat the "giants" in our lands, even when we are feeling weak or insignificant. A word such as this was so empowering and refreshing as we focused on how we can bring revival and reformation to our cities, states, and nations.
Run Toward Your Giants
There went out a champion from the camp of the Philistines, Goliath was his name, from Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. ... He stood and called out to the ranks of Israel, "Why have you come out to line up for battle? Am not I the Philistine, and you the servants of Saul? Choose for yourselves a man and let him come down to me. ... Then David said to the Philistine, "You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a shield, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of Hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have reviled. This day will the Lord deliver you into my hand. And I will strike you down and cut off your head. Then I will give the corpses of the Philistine camp this day to the birds of the air and to the beasts of the earth so that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. ... When the Philistine arose and came near to meet David, David hurried and ran toward the battle line to meet the Philistine. David put his hand in his bag and took from there a stone. And he slung it and struck the Philistine in his forehead. Therefore the stone sunk into his forehead and he fell upon his face to the ground (1 Sam. 17: 4, 8, 45-46, 48-49).
David knew that it wasn't in the armor that he found his strength, but in his God. This is how he could run to the battlefront—the battle was already won. As revivalists and reformers of society, we may feel that our sphere and mountain of influence is a "giant," too big for us to face or make an impact in. But we must know that we aren't to wear Saul's armor or look like the world we are wanting to influence. Instead, we must realize that in our weakness and dependence on God, He will make us strong and anoint us with favor for victory in our spheres of influence and in the nations.
But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will boast in my weaknesses, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. So I take pleasure in weaknesses, in reproaches, in hardships, in persecutions, and in distresses for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong (2 Cor. 12:9-10).
Brian Simmons, Johnny Enlow and other speakers referenced King David as a prophetic symbol for the season we are stepping into as reformers of culture and society.
Strategy for Reformation
One of the moments during the Global Summit that was of particular importance was when my good friend and respected prophet, Chuck Pierce, said on the opening night of the conference: Up until now HIM (Harvest International Ministry) has been known for apostles, but HIM is going to be known for the harvest. This is significant, because I also shared a word during the conference that true revival includes the reformation of society. HIM will be moving forward in reformation as we move forward in bringing in the lost!
There were other strategies for reformation shared by the speakers, such as Bill Johnson, Lance Wallnau, Mark Chironna, Patricia King and more.
Mark Chironna reminded us that reformation begins in the heart, which is why we must turn our pain into praise and our darkness into a backdrop for the Lord's glory. Lance Wallnau brought clarity to our role as revivalists and reformers when he declared that, "revival is personal, but reformation is institutional." And Bill Johnson imparted a word of wisdom for us as leaders and influencers, that all leadership has two basic functions: to protect and empower. We are empowered to rule so that we would protect and released to serve so that we would empower. This is what true servant leadership looks like.
I could go on talking about the many powerful messages that were shared during the Global Summit Conference, but you can always experience it for yourself. In the week since the conference took place, I have heard quite a few testimonies of personal revelation, breakthrough and refreshing for those who were there. Even if you were unable to be a part of the conference in person, you can still watch the sessions on HRock.tv and encounter your own breakthroughs through the teachings.
Ché Ahn and his wife, Sue, are the Founding Pastors of HRock Church in Pasadena, California. Ché serves as the founder and president of Harvest International Ministry (HIM) and the international chancellor of Wagner Leadership Institute (WLI). With a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary, he has played a key role in many strategic outreaches on local, national and international levels. He has written more than a dozen books and travels extensively throughout the world, bringing apostolic insight with an impartation of renewal, healing and evangelism.
This article originally appeared at hrockchurch.com.
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