Monday, July 02, 2007

07.07.07

“Prepare the way for the Lord!” It's time to clean house y'all...

So, for all you N-town Christians, this is an invitation:

Get Clean. Get Pure. Get Life.

Join us at Hustler Hollywood downtown on the corner of 14th & Church, from 4 – 6 p.m. the rest of this week (until July 6), for a time of silent prayer.

People often ask, “Why are you protesting?” Well we’re not. We’re praying. The state of the American church is quite abysmal.

At the same time, it absolutely wouldn’t be fair of me to write something like this as if I’ve never veered off the path, as if I’ve walked around “humbly, in prayer and seeking God’s face” all the days of my life. Anybody who’s known me long enough would throw up a ?!?!? to that.

This is all something I’ve just recently begun to understand the importance of. Y’all, God no more desires to be disrespected than we as individuals do! He’s calling and He wants his name back.

Then, on 07.07.07--while several million citizens of the world will be gathering in front of electricity guzzling devices to watch another several million gather under several million watts of lighting to power up audio systems that release several hundred decibels worth of noise pollution while local spectators release concentrated pockets of carbon dioxide into the air in order "to trigger a global movement to solve the climate crisis" --the entire nation is invited to join us at LP Field in Nashville for The Call, a time of fasting, prayer and worship. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Not quite as illustrious, I know, but there won't be any commercials. ;)

Let those in the world do what they’re gonna do—“What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church?” [I Cor 5:12]—but let those who call themselves by the name of Christ do what God says, “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.[2 Chr. 7:14]

Cause we’re crazy like that, I guarantee LP Field will not be quiet. We're gonna bring the ruckus.

7 comments:

Corny name said...

Heyy..
My recent bollywood gyaan (knowledge) hunt's turned up all sorts of surprises.

What I really learned was that while I've been mocking bollywood out here, a whole bunch of really smart people (like you) around the world have actually figured out what I should have a long time ago -
Bollywood Movies are Fun! In all their melodramatic, common sense defying glory!

Haha! It's awesome now. Everything that would make me cringe is now fantastically hilarious..
I guess it's just perception.

umm... why am I rambling on, I don't know. I just came here to say "Hello" backatya!

Kevin Barbieux said...

Does Jesus really want us to go "blindly" through life? I think there are a lot that is wrong with this approach - I don't believe that Jesus would approve. Lets talk.

Kevin Barbieux said...

ps. please pardon my bad grammar.

t-HYPE said...

No problem Kevin. I LOVE to talk.

I'll be down on Church this afternoon around 5-ish and the church that organizes The Stand has dinner on Thursdays at 530p for homeless in the area if you know anybody that needs a meal...

Kevin Barbieux said...

Well, I also need a bed too, so at around 5 each day, I head on down to the mission, and miss out on such delectables. Oh, but the mission did have salmon steaks last night. Their one good meal of the week, so I was blessed. Today, 4th o' July, my church, Downtown Presbyterian will be handing out bag lunches for the homeless. I'll be there from about 11:30am. Being that people such as ourselves are busy, we could just discuss things via the web. What do you think about the things people were saying over at NiT?

t-HYPE said...

Online it is...
(I've heard good things about Downtown Pres. Great church.)

Nothing said on NiT was any big suprise. As for the Hustler staff, they already know who we are and what we're doing because we were out last year. And they still like us. ;) I'm not sure if they've kept in touch outside of The Stand but the church is literally within walking distance.

I understand a lot people don't "get it" or think public prayer is necessary and that's ok.

The only thing that bothers me is that judging by this and a few comments on the street, the homosexual community feels attacked. I can absolutely and completely understand why they would feel that way BUT that is absolutely not what Pure Life Revolution is about.

john h said...

hey T-hype, this is John Hutcheson from www.musiccitybloggers.com. I emailed you earlier to ask about your take on 'The Call' which I presume you were a part of..

I'm really interesting in getting your voice on 'Music City Bloggers'. We are a new site which is attempting to pick up where NIT is apparently leaving off.

We want more and varied voices on MCB. There will be multiple commenters (not just one webmaster). We'd love to have your voice join ours.

if you are interested, email me at hutchmo@aol.com