The Call

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The Calgary Gathering
February 21-22, 2014

Every generation has a mandate – a divine purpose that is hidden in the heart of God until the appointed time comes for it to be revealed and established in the earth.  Gen Xers (born c. 1965-1979) have been given a “kingdom blueprint” of God’s original dream for the Church:  a Presence-filled family whose intimacy with the Father and unconditional love for one another becomes a homing beacon for a lost and dying world.

To equip us for our mandate, God designed Xers as “temple builders” - placing within us a radical obsession to see the manifest Presence of God (His glory) saturate the Church through worship.  He also made us “bridge builders” who value relationship and long to see divisions between generations healed and the Church knit by divine unity into an authentic family of imperfect yet redeemed people.

Not understanding God’s timings, Gen Xers tried to walk out this “kingdom blueprint” well before its time and so many suffered rejection and misunderstanding in the Church.  These unresolved hurts then developed into deep-seated disillusionment and hopelessness that led many to abandon what they termed “organized religion” and retreat into caves of isolation.   Many Gen Xers love God but will not go to church and among those who have stayed in church, many are disconnected and disengaged in their hearts.  

Over the past year God, by His Spirit, began calling Gen Xers out of the caves with a word of hope:  that spiritual doors which were previously closed and impassable are now open and the time has come for the healing, restoration and repositioning of Gen X in the church.  God drew hundreds of Xers to gatherings in Edmonton in August 2013 and Montreal in November 2013 where He challenged us to take our place and stand in the gap to see the Church of Canada transformed into His kingdom pattern. A remnant responded and agreed to walk together and seek the Lord for His steps in unlocking the purposes of God for our generation in the nation.

As the next step in our journey, the Lord has called us to gather in Calgary February 21-22, 2014 so that He Himself can begin to mentor, equip and train us in His kingdom ways.  He also showed us a vision in which a Gen Xer released a cry of unfettered worship in complete abandonment and then suddenly geysers – huge columns of water - began exploding from the floor.  Water filled the room even as declarations - “Out of your belly will flow rivers of living water!  Deep calls unto deep!  Release the fountains from the deep!” – rang out in the spiritual atmosphere.

Last summer flood waters filled the city of Calgary.  Many prophetic voices have spoken that floods in the natural are a sign of rising spiritual waters that will remove instable foundations and cause the Church to move to higher ground.   Many believers in the church of Calgary are standing for this promise and we believe the Lord is mobilizing an army of Gen Xers, joined by believers from every generation, to contend in Calgary with our brothers for their promised inheritance.  Together as one family, we will worship and release the deep cry for His glory to flood the Church.

If you feel the Lord is calling you to Calgary, click here to find out more details, including registration, for the gathering.

We look forward to worshipping together in Calgary in February!


The Awaken Team