Something happened to me in Bakersfield that I was totally unprepared for. It was something I observed in the people.
The crowds did not surprise me, because I knew there was a deep hunger for Christ in California.
The miracles did not surprise me, because their faith was high and the presence of God to heal was intense.
Even the remarkable mass conversions to Christ were not a surprise because, once again, I am deeply aware of how open people are to Jesus in this suffering State of California.
My surprise came from seeing the potential of everyday people to topple giants. “Where the people fear the government, you have tyranny. Where the government fears the people, you have liberty.” Some attribute that quotation to Thomas Jefferson. Perhaps. But all I know is this: what I saw on Friday night is the power that should make politicians very afraid.
There was a moment in the service where the power of God fell on the crowd and a roar came out of them. Of course, I have heard many roars in many rallies, but this was different. This was a cry so deep and so real that the people became one voice, with one passion. I kept waiting for the roar to subside, but it did not. I kept thinking this will level off, but it did not. I believe it is a sign of big things to come.
When people are pushed to the limit and their rights are trampled; when the business they have taken a lifetime to build is destroyed; when they see their children forced to believe things that they consider immoral; when as patriotic Americans, they discover that their votes have been stolen by a criminal conspiracy; and when their faith is being insulted and even banned, something will give. And when tens of millions reach that limit at the same time, no power on earth can stop them.
We see this fear of the people in the Bible.
Luke 20:1-8, “Now it happened on one of those days, as (Jesus) taught the people in the temple and preached the gospel, that the chief priests and the scribes, together with the elders, confronted Him and spoke to Him, saying, “Tell us, by what authority are You doing these things? Or who is he who gave You this authority?” But He answered and said to them, “I also will ask you one thing, and you answer Me: The baptism of John—was it from heaven or from men?” And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ But if we say, ‘From men,’ all the people will stone us, for they are persuaded that John was a prophet.” So, they answered that they did not know where it was from. And Jesus said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.””
Another example is after a city-wide wave of healing broke out in Jerusalem and the magistrates sent soldiers to arrest the Apostles: “Then the captain went with the officers and brought them without violence, for they feared the people, lest they should be stoned” (Acts 5:26).
The Leftists who are enjoying their brief moment of what they take to be a victory, will take what I am writing and accuse me of encouraging the people to rise in an armed insurrection. Nothing could be further from the truth. The people of God have weapons that are not carnal, but are mighty through God. The power I am describing is not physical violence.
When Pilate asked Jesus if He was a king, Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here” (John 18:36).
What I am saying is that the power of the people is awesome. The grip that Facebook, Twitter, Google and all the other techno-tyrants exercise is not an iron grip. In fact, it is hanging by a thread.
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are coming on the scene under a terrible cloud. And it is not going to go away. Biden and Harris called 74 million Americans who voted for Trump ‘white supremacists.’ That vicious insult will never go away. A vast number of people will never accept them and are going to band together and work day and night to get their freedom back.
When you look at everything as it appears right now, it may seem like they are winning. But all it will take for the American awakening to begin, is for the truth about the November 3rd election, and a host of other crimes and falsehoods to be exposed. And that feels inevitable.
On Friday night in the tent, I saw the power of a people who can and will, by the power of Almighty God, accomplish the impossible.