Hillsong's Carl Lentz: Revival Is Breaking Out in New York

Lines for Hillsong New York wrap around the corner
Lines for Hillsong New York wrap around the corner. (Carl Lentz/Instagram)

Revival is breaking out in New York City, according to Hillsong's Carl Lentz.  

In an Instagram post, the popular pastor writes, "I refuse to be a Christian that asks to be delivered from my own prayer requests.. 'God bring revival to NYC'!! And then when he does, resent what I used to rejoice about.. No way.." 

The photo reveals hundreds of men and women eager to get inside Hillsong's New York campus to encounter the Holy Spirit.  

Lentz says they wait for hours and most likely will spend the service on their feet, but he doesn't care, and apparently neither does his congregation.  

He writes: 

When churches have buildings they own, it's easy to take for granted how convenient it is to simply have meetings! We have never known that.. Every meeting we have ever had, we have to rent a venue. Pay for it. And it's never big enough! So waiting in a line, to get into an overcrowded room where you just might have to stand the whole time, becomes a normal thing. It's literally a choice to be inconvenienced..We have had people leave our church from time to time and say "you know what, I just want to be somewhere smaller." Not realizing the new place they choose to go, has the same desire to grow!! It just hasn't happened yet, or at the same "speed".. 

He continues: 

Last night, hundreds of people couldn't get into our first service. So they waited two hours to be a part of the "second" one..who knows, perhaps someday soon we will have our own building. But I will never forget THESE DAYS. I'm thankful for the amazing people in our church. I'll tell you that! When comfort calls? They hang up the phone.. May that be said of all of us! Special thanks to our staff of 18 PEOPLE, that do more and carry more and graciously accept the love and complaints of people who will never know just what this road is like! You are the greatest. #occupyallstreets

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