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Calling Out the Church in History
February 19, 2023 (Day 50): The Church began at Pentecost when
the disciples of Christ were gathered in the upper room and the
Holy Spirit was poured out upon them. The Spirit came with
the noise of a mighty, rushing wind, like a tornado, and with
strips of fire, like tongues. The Holy Spirit revealed the
presence of the Lord Jesus Christ in Spirit, even though He was
in Heaven in a Resurrection Body. And the Holy Spirit gave
gifts to the disciples, including the 11 true disciples and
other men and women followers of Christ. The gifts
included the indwelling and filling of the Holy Spirit and
speaking in foreign languages ("tongues").
The Church began on the day of the Feast of
Pentecost, the second of three major feasts of Israel - the
Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles. Pentecost is a Greek
name, meaning fiftieth, for 50 days after the offering of the
first fruits of barley at the beginning of the Passover.
The congregation of believers that Jesus Christ called out
during His earthly ministry became the Church, His Royal Family,
on the Feast of Pentecost in Jerusalem after He ascended.
Thus, began the Church Age.
After Pentecost the disciples of Christ went into all the world
and preached the Gospel. The eleven disciples became
Apostles of the Church The Apostles and other disciples
evangelized the whole world, and many were martyred.
It all started on the day of the Feast of Pentecost.
On the Day of Pentecost Jews
from all over the world were visiting Jerusalem to celebrate the
feast. The Holy Spirit came down with a loud noise like a
tornado. The Holy Spirit was given to the disciples of
Christ. They received the gift of tongues, which enabled
them under the power of the Holy Spirit to communicate the
Gospel to others in foreign languages. The Holy Spirit
gave the words to the disciples, and the recipients heard those
words translated into their own native language. The
disciples spoke the uneducated Aramaic dialect of Galilee; yet,
educated Jews heard what was said translated into Greek, Latin,
Hebrew, and other languages (Acts 2:9-11).
1 Day of Pentecost
And when the Day of Pentecost was being fulfilled, they were all
together in the same place.
2 And suddenly there came from Heaven a noise like a violent,
rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were
3 Gift of the Holy Spirit
And there appeared to them strips that resembled fire being
distributed, and it (the gift) sat upon each one of them.
4 Gift of Tongues
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak
in foreign languages, as the Spirit was giving to them the
ability to speak out (or to verbalize publicly).
5 Recipients of the Gift of Tongues
Now there were Jews residing in Jerusalem, religious men from
every Gentile nation under heaven.
6 And when this noise occurred, a crowd gathered; and they were
amazed because they were each one hearing them speak in his own
7 But they were astonished and marveled, saying, "Behold, are
not all these who are speaking Galileans?"
8 "Then how is it that we each are hearing them in our own
native language in which we were born?"
This was a miracle, and people were amazed.
However, others were negative, finding fault, and mocking.
12 But all were astounded and at a loss what to think,
saying to one another, "What does this mean?"
13 But others of a different kind (unbelievers),
mocking, were saying, "They are full of sweet wine!"
Out the Church in History
Since the calling out of the
Church at Pentecost, the Lord Jesus Christ has periodically
called out the Church. These events have been described as
awakenings, enlightenment, revivals, church foundings,
missionary movements, and renaissance. One such event
occurred in 1970. It was documented at Asbury College in
Kentucky, but it also occurred in churches and in colleges all
over the world.
Asbury University Chapel, Feb. 8, 2023
A recent calling out of the
Church has been occurring in Asbury University since February
8, 2023. There are distinct parallels between the
calling out of the Church at Pentecost and the calling out of
the Church in 1970 and in 2023. At Asbury University on
February 8, 2023 Rev. Zach Meerkreebs gave a sermon in the
filling of the Holy Spirit in Chapel on Romans 12:9-21.
The students were sitting attentively in the auditorium not
even taking notes, but the sermon was an overview that didn't
require many notes, and it was being recorded for future
reference anyway. At the end of the sermon Zach walked
away from his notes and communicated very clearly the Doctrine
of Reciprocal Love for Christ. He didn't call it
that, but that's what it was.
When Zach finished explaining reciprocal Love, he challenged the
students not to leave without receiving this Love. Then he
gathered his notes and walked out. Some of the students
heeded the message. They remained in the auditorium,
prayed, and waited until they, too, received Reciprocal
Love. Then others came back and joined them, and they,
too, received Reciprocal Love. People made recordings and
placed them on social media, and others came. People heard
what was happening all over the world, and they responded and
traveled to Asbury University.
For weeks people struggled to define and explain what was
happening at Asbury University. They didn't
understand. When Zach Meerkreebs communicated the Doctrine
of Reciprocal Love, he wasn't doing it. That was the Lord
Jesus Christ speaking in the Spirit. The Holy Spirit
communicated the words of Christ through Zach, and the students
heard Christ speak to them through the power of the Holy
Spirit. The Holy Spirit controlled both the communicator
and the hearers to communicate the calling of Christ to the
Church. As others gathered together, they also heard the
message of the Love of Christ through the Holy Spirit.
Those involved in the calling out of the Church like the Asbury
calling are usually oblivious to the voice of Christ, which is
Spiritual and inaudible. It's like Billy Graham, who
wanted to ask the Lord, "Why me?" People under the power
of the Holy Spirit do not realize that Christ is speaking
through them through the Holy Spirit. And they don't
realize that the Holy Spirit gives others the hearing. The
Holy Spirit controls both the communicator and the hearer.
Angels can do the same thing, and so can Satan.
The Lord Jesus Christ, who is in Heaven in Resurrection Body,
commandeered Zach to give His calling out of the Church in
Asbury University. The Lord Jesus Christ spoke through
Zach under the power of the Holy Spirit, and the people heard
under the power of the Holy Spirit. Then a chain reaction
started as the Holy Spirit opened the hearts of others to the
Love of Christ. Angels were dispatched to bring people
from far and wide to experience the Love of Christ in the
outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
Like the Jews who heard the Gospel in their own languages, the
people involved in the calling out of the Church are often
dumbfounded. They know they are motivated by the Love for
Christ, but they don't know what to say or do. They resort
to their old ways, which are based on their ability and level of
maturity. They may sing, pray, shout, or scurry
about. They may not have the background or ability to
preach, teach, or make the appropriate doctrinal
application. Baby Christians may act like babies and make
a mess. Such is the nature of the calling out process, and
the Lord Jesus Christ can tolerate what most of us cannot.
He can reach out to sinners of all sorts and love them under the
most extreme circumstances. He dined with prostitutes and
The Lord Jesus Christ is
calling out the Church again in 2023 as He has done periodically
in history to accomplish His purpose. He is in Heaven in a
Resurrection Body, but He is communicating through the Holy
Spirit. Those who are being called out are touched and
empowered by the Holy Spirit. Having known the Love of
Christ, they will never be the same. Their lives will be
Satan will counterattack and some will fall away from Grace and
die on the vine. Others will press on to maturity and
Spiritual Rapport. Some will have hardship and others
prosperity, but those who persevere will be blessed and rewarded
for being faithful to their Divine calling.
The calling out of the Church will follow the pattern of the
calling out of the Church at Pentecost (Acts 2:1-13) as the Lord
presides as High Priest over the Church in the first three
chapters of Revelation.
The Church began on the day
of Pentecost when the Lord Jesus Christ visited the disciples in
the upper room in the Spirit, and the Holy Spirit baptized
them. The Holy Spirit indwelled and filled them and gave
them gifts. They spoke in foreign languages ("tongues") to
evangelize Jews from all over the world. The pattern at
Pentecost continued periodically throughout the Church Age as the
Lord called out new elements of the Church to fulfill His Divine
One such calling out of the Church occurred in 1970 and was
documented at Asbury College in Kentucky, although it occurred in
many other parts of the world. The most recent calling out
is occurring at Asbury University again as well as other
locations. People are experiencing the Reciprocal Love for
Christ under the ministry of the Holy Spirit who pours out the
Love in their heart (ref. Rom
5:5). Elect angels have gathered Christians from all
over the world to come into the new part of the Church.
These people are overwhelmed and only able to express themselves
at their level of Spiritual maturity. Whatever the Lord has
for them they will be touched for life and members of a new part
of the Church.
1. Larry Wood, "The Meaning of the
Year 2023 - Cursing Turned to Blessing" Jan. 1, 2023.
Chapel Service that Launched the Asbury Revival 2023,"
Explore Around Us, YouTube, Feb. 12, 2023.
3. "'Asbury Revival! Daily Updates,," Intercessors
for America, Feb. 19,, 2023.
Released Feb. 19, 2023 - Revised Feb. 26, 2023