‘The Return’ – Reformation Begins With The Church
‘The Return: National and Global Day of Prayer and Repentance’ on Sept. 26 in Washington, D.C., asks churches to get involved today
June 29, 2020
NEW YORK—Reformation begins in the churches, and the upcoming event known as “The Return” is an invitation for all believers and their churches to gather together in prayer to seek God’s presence and to spark a nationwide reformation.
Thousands of Christians are expected to gather on the mall in Washington, D.C., on September 26 for “The Return: National and Global Day of Prayer and Repentance.” With less than 90 days until the event, the movement’s leaders are calling on churches to get involved now.
America has in great measure departed from God and His ways, and America’s reformation begins by reminding America’s churches of the rock on which their country was founded, according to “The Return” co-leader Jonathan Cahn, author of “The Harbinger” and multiple New York Times Best Sellers.
“In many instances we have removed God from our public squares, our culture, and our lives,” Cahn said. “It is written in the Scriptures that righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach to any people and, further, that the ways of unrighteousness lead to judgment. However, the Scriptures also set forth that God is love and abounding in mercy and that all who come before Him to seek for His mercy will find it—and that in repentance and return will come forgiveness, salvation, healing, revival and restoration.”
“The Return” is an appointed time set aside to submit corporately to God with a spirit of humility through prayer and repentance. As churches draw near to God before, during, and after “The Return,” they could spark a reformation.
On Pentecost, two thousand years ago, God poured out the Holy Spirit to believers who in turn spread the gospel worldwide. What followed was a movement of church planting and accountability through organizational structures that provided both support and accountability. Eventually, as happens in a sinful world, corruption, idolatry, and immorality made its way into churches—corruption that continues today.
The call to churches in Revelation 3:1-3 applies to churches today:
“I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God. Remember, then, what you received and heard. Keep it, and repent. If you will not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come against you.”
Central to “The Return” movement is the fact that restoration is one of five elements of a journey that leads to God’s redemption of the human condition, knowing that it is only the Holy Spirit who can lead a person to return to God: Repentance, Reconciliation, Restoration, Revival and Reformation.
“The Return” is for all believers who love the Lord from all denominations and backgrounds. Leaders already on board with “The Return” include Gen. William Boykin, Carter Conlon, Dr. James Dobson, Bishop Harry Jackson, Alveda King, Anne Graham Lotz, Pat and Gordon Robertson, Kevin and Sam Sorbo, Stephen E. Strang and many more.
Cahn has also recorded a special video for “The Return,” which already has over a million views. Watch here.
“The Return” is set for 40 days before the presidential election, and on the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, in the days of America’s founding and dedication to God. Surrounding the “The Day of Return” on Sept. 26 at the Washington Mall will be 10 days, known from ancient times as the Days of Awe, to be set as a special time of prayer and repentance from Sept. 18-28.
Coordinated events within “The Return” movement will also take place throughout America’s cities, towns, houses of worship and homes, as well as in multiple countries around the world, as many believe the nation has been given a critical window of opportunity to repent and return to God.
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