After the movie "Jesus Revolution" stunned audiences with the amazing story centered on Greg Laurie, hippie street-preacher Lonnie Frisbee and Pastor Chuck Smith, Pastor Greg Laurie wants to invite the Holy Spirit to continue the ministry in a mass baptism.
In a video announcement, Laurie says there will be a baptism event on July 9, 2023, at 3 p.m. (PST) at Pirates Cove in California, the same place he was baptized by Frisbee.
"This is where I was baptized 50 years ago," Laurie says in the video announcement. "This is where my wife Cathe was baptized. This is where thousands of other people were baptized as well, and you saw it in the 'Jesus Revolution' film. Guess what? We're doing a 'Jesus Revolution' baptism right here at Pirates Cove on July 9!"
Join us on July 9 at Pirate's Cove for an afternoon of lives being changed through baptism! And make sure to RSVP for the Harvest Crusade happening at the Honda Center July 1-2. pic.twitter.com/mSCncTJyIl— Greg Laurie (@greglaurie) June 5, 2023
The story of Calvary Chapel and Pastor Chuck Smith opening the doors to the socially rejected hippies led by Frisbee resonated with Christians across the country, as America is enduring the same spiritual drought as the 1960s and 70s. People want what Jesus offers, the quenching waters of eternal life that come with inviting Him into one's heart.
Laurie has been continuing that call from the Great Commission for over 50 years, and discerning just how deeply "Jesus Revolution" resonated with people, wants to give them the opportunity to be baptized as Jesus commanded in the same spot he surrendered all those years ago.
"We'll be here, [at] Pirate's Cove for the Jesus Revolution Baptism," says Laurie on location.
"If you've not been baptized, make plans to join us," Laurie encourages viewers.
Joining Laurie will be a multitude of different churches and ministries who will take part in the event.
Following in the footsteps of John the Baptist, Laurie is making this baptism public, open to all who seek forgiveness of their sins or are simply curious about who this Jesus really is.
Pirates Cove was the site for the recent event "Baptize SoCal," which saw more than 4,000 people baptized in the name of Jesus.
As reported by the Christian Post, "Pastor Mark Francey, one of the lead pastors of California-based Oceans Church and one of the people behind the event, told The Christian Post that God gave him the vision to do the event during 'a prayer time back in May of 2022.'"
These movements that are furthering the gospel fall in line with the words of Evangelist Nick Hall of Pulse Ministries following the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Asbury University: "God is moving. It's not over. It's just starting," Hall shared. "I only left Asbury because I felt like I had to bring it home."
Like Hall, many who visited Asbury felt rejuvenated and renewed by the Holy Spirit and understood the urgency that this outpouring is not meant to die—it is meant to spread.
Now that fire is spreading with mass baptism events, college campuses hosting ministry events and crusades such as evangelists Mario Murillo and Greg Laurie hold frequently include thousands coming forward for the living waters of Jesus Christ.
Pray that this fervor for Jesus continues, and instead of blocking the workings of the Holy Spirit, believers embrace the gifts of the Helper sent by Jesus with open arms and receptive hearts.
James Lasher is Staff Writer for Charisma Media.
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