O46 - Stonewall to Wailing Wall
Letter from the Editor
In the summer of 2004, we received a dream in which twin tornadoes had come to destroy America. Each tornado had the letters “HA HA” written across it. We knew that the “H” stood for homosexuality and the “A” for abortion. These principalities were mocking spirits that had to be overcome in order to turn the nation. In the dream we were to resist these tornadoes, but first we had to go to the laundromat to wash our clothes.
Over the years, this dream has proven to be foundational to much of what we are still stewarding in prayer. In today’s Briefing, Lou Engle shares a vital strategy we’ve been given to see over 100,000 lives saved, healed and transformed out of the LGBTQ community. May we carry this vision together all the way to it’s glorious fulfillment.
-- Cheryl Amabile
Stonewall to Wailing Wall
By Lou Engle
And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Cor. 6:11
The Stonewall riots in New York City became the flashpoint for the 1969 gay rights movement. The outplay of that revolution is extraordinary in what it has gained in cultural influence over the nations of the earth. The Church took a stand against this Stonewall Movement, rightfully holding fast to biblical truth. However, we often failed to express the love of Christ to the LGBT community in the process. I took a public stand myself for marriage being only between a man and a woman. Often, in tears, I would call on Jesus to help me represent Him rightly. Yet, at times, I regretfully did not express with wisdom and love the truth I was trying to communicate.
I’m afraid that the stonewall approach to the Stonewall Movement built walls instead of representing Jesus in whom is the fullness of grace and truth. Now, I think the Lord has given us, by revelation, His heart’s pathway to this community. It is the pathway of the wailing wall, not the Stonewall.
In 1989, a great prophet named Bob Jones was caught up in a vision where he saw 100,000 LGBT men and women being set free. Many were raised up to preach the love of Christ with power. AIDS was being healed and lives were being transformed. He saw this as only the first wave of a massive Jesus Movement. Bob said to us, “It’s a true vision, but it’s waiting for an intercessory movement to carry it in prayer.
More recently, my friend had a dream in Nashville. In the dream, he saw a wailing wall over which was written, “100,000 LGBT saved and transformed.” The names of individuals struggling with same-sex attraction and desiring to be free were written on the wall. He then saw other people coming to the wall, putting their hands on one of the names, and with love and tears they began praying for those dear ones. Suddenly the name would fly off the wailing wall and fly over to a testimony wall because the person had been touched and changed by God.
1st Corinthians speaks of those wrongly living in various sexual lifestyles, but God says, “Such were some of you, but you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of Jesus Christ.”
15 years ago, the Lord Jesus gave our company an intercessory assignment to pray for those 100,000. Would you join us in taking up this mandate and daring to believe for a great outpouring of God’s love and power on the LGBTQ community? Let’s pray that wailing walls would go up everywhere and that Jesus would truly give us His heart. Join us in praying continuously, “Lord of the Harvest, ekballo laborers into this community you love!”
Prayer: Lord, today we believe there is another mass Jesus Movement coming in which thousands will be saved, healed and touched by your love. We believe you are going to sing a new love song over this nation. Sing it over the LGBT community. Ring the bell of freedom once again over our land. Cause the Church to be prepared to open their hearts, not with a stone wall, but with a wailing wall of love, kindness, and patience to receive them into our family. We pray for 100,000 souls as the first wave of those who will proclaim, “Such was I, but I was washed.” Amen