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‘A New Jesus People Movement in America’: Revival in NJ, NYC, Boston as Move of God Hits the East Coast

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Huge gatherings of people stepped into the light of salvation as a “move of God” swept parts of the northeastern US last weekend.

Worship leader Sean Feucht and Dr. Charles Karuku with International Outreach Church brought outdoor revival meetings to New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts.

Despite the rainy weather, worshippers gathered in Lincoln Park, NJ on Friday where the faith leaders shared a message of peace and hope.

“We feel like this rain delay is only making us even more hungry and more passionate,” Feucht declared. “This is the stuff worship dreams are made of.”

One attendee carried a sign that said “Worship is Warfare”—a testament to the belief that America is facing an escalating spiritual battle these days.

The praise event continued in New York City on Saturday where baptisms took place in the public fountains of the iconic Washington Square Park.

“This place is filled with people about to get baptized in the fountains of Washington Square Park,” Feucht said. “Some of them just got saved…some are rededicating.”

Dr. Karuku described the occasion as a “move of God” after 29 people were baptized Saturday night in NYC, including a family of five.

“We had people getting born again. We kept on baptizing people,” Karuku added. “We baptized an entire family of five—it was awesome. They all gave their life to Christ and they came to be baptized.”

Just days earlier, Dr. Karuku was in Kenosha, Wisconsin leading the “Riots to Revival” movement where baptisms and worship filled the streets after the city was recently rocked by violence and protests.

“A revival is when God begins to tug on the hearts of people and call them back to repentance,” Karuku explained in the video. “When God begins to be the first love of His people, that is the spark of love in the hearts. It is the revival of the hearts.”

Then the worship event flooded the streets of Boston on Sunday where the Holy Spirit drew more people to give their lives to Christ.

Hundreds gathered at Boston Commons to worship with Feucht and listen to local pastor, Dr. Roberto Miranda.

“It’s hard to believe that we are in Boston right now,” Dr. Miranda said. “I’ve been pastoring in Boston for 34 years and I’ve had a front-row seat to how the weather and temperature—spiritually—has been going up and up in New England,” the pastor added.

“I think God still has things to do in this city. Let’s not overestimate the prophetic power of these acts,” Miranda stated. “These are prophetic times that require prophetic acts from the people of God. It is necessary to be here to break through the darkness. The Holy noise we are making strikes fear in the enemy.”

Feucht and Karuku will continue spreading God’s Word as they carry this movement to the Midwest.

“We are so honored together with Sean Feucht to see God send a fresh move of a new Jesus People Movement in America,” Dr. Karuku wrote. “Our heart cry is Lord do it again.”

“This is not the season for timid worship, this is the season for wild adoration to Jesus,” Feucht explained.
Sources:Breaking Christian News

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Xiamen Authorities Ban Xunsiding Church’s Campus

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China – A well-known house church in China’s Xiamen city, previously banned by local authorities, received another administrative punishment on February 24 for setting up a campus at an office building.

According to Xunsiding Church’s Pastor Yang Xibo, he was out that day preaching, so his wife Wang Xiaofei received the decision letter from Siming District Ethnic and Religious Affairs Bureau instead. Pastor Yang also received a similar notice in 2019.

The letter stated that Wang did not receive approval from the religious affairs bureau before setting up the “Xunsiding (Church) Campus” at #2004 of Hualong Building at No.6, Hubin East Road. Her action was in violation of Art. 20, Art. 21, Art.22, Art. 40, and Art. 41 of the Regulations on Religious Affairs (RRA).

Pursuant to Art. 69 of the RRA, the Bureau decided to ban “Xunsiding Campus.” Wang can file for administrative reconsideration within 60 days.

Xunsiding Church has been repeatedly harassed and raided by Siming Ethnic and Religious Affairs Bureau and local police over the last few years. Their church was last raided on December 6. A few members, including Wang Xiaofei, were brought to the police station and only released at night.

Their experience is not unique. With the Chinese government’s ongoing crackdown on house churches, police raids and harassment have become a new norm for many churches that are not state-sanctioned in China.

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Nigerian Schoolboys Released, 317 Schoolgirls Abducted

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Nigeria– The 42 people kidnapped from the Government Science College in Niger State regained their freedom on Saturday, February 27th, one day after 317 schoolgirls were abducted by armed militants.

“The Abducted Students, Staff and Relatives of Government Science Collage Kagara have regained their freedom and have been received by the Niger State Government,” tweeted Governor Abubakar Sani Bello.

The survivors were in captivity since the attack on February 17th, during which one boy, Benjamin Habila, was killed.

The news of their release comes just one day after the recent mass abduction of 317 schoolgirls in the nearby state of Zamfara. “As we welcome the news of the release of the abducted Kagara students, I urge government to expedite action on the release and safe return of the kidnapped students of Government Girls Secondary School Jangebe,” stated UNICEF’s Nigeria representative Peter Hawkins.

On Friday, February 26th, armed insurgents raided the all-girls boarding school in Jangebe, Zamfara, at around midnight. Schoolgirls were forced into vehicles or taken by foot to the nearby Rugu forest.

One of the girls’ guardians, Saidu Kwairo, told the Washington Post that he watched from his window as trucks filled with gunmen ambushed the school campus while firing their weapons into the air. “We could hear the helpless voices of the girls screaming,” Kwairo told the Washington Post, “amid the sounds of dangerous rifles.”

Attacks on schools have increased over the last few years, causing concern that parents will no longer want to send their kids to school due to the lapses in security. Two months ago, 350 boys were kidnapped from a secondary school in northwestern Katsina. In 2018, Boko Haram abducting 110 girls from Government Girls’ Science and Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe State. Earlier in 2014, 276 girls were abducted in Chibok, an incident which sparked outrage across the globe.

President Muhammadu Buhari stated that his administration “will not succumb to blackmail by bandits who target innocent school students in the hope of massive ransom payments.”

“The recent attacks have raised concern about rising violence by armed gangs and Islamist insurgents. Jihadist group Boko Haram carries out abductions in Nigeria’s turbulent northeast, as does a branch of Islamic State.” Stated Reuters.

While no group has come forward to claim responsibility for the attack, terrorist groups such as Boko Haram, Fulani Militants, and ISWAP are active in northern Nigeria. Translated, Boko Haram loosely means “western education is forbidden”. The groups have wreaked havoc in Nigeria for over a decade, killing tens of thousands of Christians and displacing millions in an attempt to discard western influence and impose strict Islamic Sharia law.

Please pray for the family of Benjamin Habila, that they will receive peace and comfort from the Lord as they grieve their loss. Pray for those who have experienced trauma due to the kidnappings, and for those who are still in captivity, that they will be released unharmed and return to their families. Pray for the healing of Nigeria, for the end of mass abductions and killings, and for the Lord to transform the hearts of those who persecute the church.
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