Just What Is the Significance of 12 – 56 – 1?
This past Saturday in Orlando, Florida, over 1500 people packed a church building for the “Awakening” Conference 2016. Sponsored by Liberty Counsel, led by Mat Staver, participants were inspired for 9 hours to make a difference in today’s culture.
On Tuesday of this week, a book/video initiative entitled “Bullseye Challenge,” endorsed by Steve Strang, Jack Hayford, RT Kendall, Mike Bickle, Bill Johnson, Mike Brown, Che Ahn, George Grant, Michael W. Smith, Jennifer Leclaire, James Goll and other major Christian leaders, calls upon parents, educators, youth, pastors and politicians to set aside 15 minutes for 30 days to make a difference and become “an informed influencer in today’s changing culture.”
A little more than a week ago, thousands of influential publishers, broadcasters and ministries gathered in Nashville for the National Religious Broadcasters annual convention. A major address given by Thomas Rainer of LifeWay charged those present to “educate your people” so they make a difference in the upcoming election and our decaying culture.
Significance of 12–56–1?
Sue Trombino, founded WIN ministry, “Women Impacting the Nation” challenging women to make a difference in their homes and in the marketplace today. She tells us that there were “12 apostles and 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence following 1 Savior” who made a difference because they did not fear man but obeyed God, speaking boldly for truth in their generation.
How about you?
Will you dare to believe that you can become a confident communicator and change agent in today’s topsy-turvy world?
The late Jamie Buckingham who was mentor to Steve Strang, founder of Charisma magazine and Charisma News, once interviewed one of America’s richest and most successful businessmen. He asked him the secret of his success.
“Some people inherit success,” he said. “Other steal it or obtain it by running over there competitors. I became successful by being in the right place at the right time.”
When radical disciples commit their lives to Jesus Christ, they are no longer at the mercy of chance or fate. The person following Jesus is led by his Spirit and destined to make a difference as they speak the truth in the right spirit, at the right place, at the right time.
The result: success.
Across this nation there is a clarion call inspiring people out of timidity and fear. It’s time to rise up and speak the truth with charity and clarity that our nation may experience a “new birth of freedom” and a third spiritual awakening for which we long.
Take a few minutes and watch this video that you might be part of the 12–56 –1 company today.
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