“Do not give dogs what is holy or cast your pearls before swine; lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.” -Matthew 7:6
The “He Gets Us” ads that ran during The Super Bowl (and continue to run) have created quite an uproar. Spending millions of dollars in an attempt to share a message of love and unity in the name of Jesus may give some of us born again Christians a warm-fuzzy, but it seems to have really upset most everyone else. As a Christian, I thought the ads were well done and sent a great message. But, at the same time, I cringed knowing how they would not be well-received by many viewers and, in the end, just become grist for the progressive social media mill. “Do not give dogs what is holy or cast your pearls before swine.”
A few days before The Super Bowl, a handful of students in Kentucky decided to stick around after the Wednesday night service at the chapel on the Asbury University campus. They continued to sing and pray and share testimonies. They confessed sin and vowed repentance. By all accounts they reached out to God and God showed up. The Holy Spirit descended upon Wilmore Kentucky and the service continued. More people showed up and worshipped. A revival began. More than a revival, it’s been called an awakening. People from all over North America and beyond have been traveling to Asbury and experiencing it for themselves. Something special has happened. And it’s spreading to other college campuses. Gen Z has called upon the name of the Lord and He has responded.
The creators of the “He Gets Us” ads are spending over $20M to spread their message. And I’m sure they mean well and God has taken notice of their faithful and very expensive effort. The young people at Asbury University just prayed and sang and worshipped and confessed and repented. God did more than take notice, he joined the celebration. My dream is that a fire has started in Kentucky and God’s Spirit will not be quenched.
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophecy, your young men shall see visions,
Your old men shall dream dreams.” – Acts 2:17