The Global Congress of the Empowered21, a worldwide gathering of Pentecostal Christians, will meet in Jerusalem for a second time in 2020 with a focus on the next generation.
The previous gathering also took place during the week of Pentecost in Jerusalem in 2015. Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor of the multi-campus Free Chapel Church, urged the thousands of participants at the time to start preaching “the truth about being filled with the Holy Spirit” and speaking in tongues to their families or risk losing a generation.
“It is a slow process to the death of the language. The unity on the language, it’s a soul thing. The less it’s taught in the home, the less the children of the next generation will get it. I want to say to all of you who are parents here today, what language are you teaching your children? When you go home from church, what language do they hear?” asked Franklin at the time.
“If ever there was a time that we must engage ourselves in the active discipleship of our families, it’s in this time. If Deuteronomy 6 ever had meaning to any generation, it is to this generation where it says that you shall diligently teach these things to your children. When they rise up, when they go to bed, when they walk, when they go to school, talk the faith, talk the Word. Let them hear the language even in the home, let them hear the language of the Holy Spirit. Let them hear, Mama,” Franklin urged.
The first Empowered21 conference took place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2010. The organization has 12 regional cabinets, representing different parts of the globe, that plan their own separate events.
Billy Wilson, Empowered21 global co-chair, said in a recent statement to The Christian Post that the movement’s vision is to unite the global Spirit-empowered movement and connect nations and generations in the 21st century.
“Our goal is for every individual in the world to have an authentic encounter with Jesus Christ through the power and presence of the Holy Spirit by Pentecost 2033,” he said.
With less than two years before the event, which will take place during the week of Pentecost, May 31 – June 3, 2020, tickets went on sale Friday.
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Source: Christian Post