A Hispanic faith leader recently said that the revival spreading across America is not a coincidence, but a divine providence.
Hispanic Faith Leader, Samuel Rodriguez
Samuel Rodriguez is the senior pastor of the New Season Church in Sacramento, California. He is one of the nation’s most prominent Hispanic faith leaders. He is the president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), the largest Hispanic Christian organization in the world, which includes more than 42,000 churches in the United States and numerous other churches dispersed throughout the Spanish-speaking diaspora.
In a phone interview with Fox News Digital, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez stated that it is no coincidence that the runaway hit movie “Jesus Revolution” came out at the same time that Asbury College in Kentucky hosted a Christian revival attended by thousands of people (which has since spread to other locations).
“If you were a skeptic, you would label this as a coincidence. But if you’re a person of faith — you see this as divine providence. It can’t be a coincidence,” he said.
Furthermore he added that it is great news. “God is in charge. God is up to something.”
The Younger Generation
Many people, Christians and non-Christians alike, were inspired by the revival which the younger generation initiated. Students and the youth literally went the extra mile to quench their hunger and thirst for more of God.
That’s why the Hispanic faith leader said that what’s happening right now is “unbelievably interesting.”
“During COVID,” he said, “Gallup and Pew had surveys out regarding the ‘Z Generation’ and how it’s the most so-called ‘unChristian generation’ — some have even deemed it the most anti-Christian generation in American history. Well, how about that? Then God shows up — and we have the Asbury revival, and we have this emphasis on generational change and how a mess can become a miracle.”
Additionally, he noted, “You have young people hungry for spirituality, for authenticity, for truth in a world full of fluidity and relativism today. There’s a generation hungry for truth and something that is solid. So I love the fact that God, with a wink and a nod, says, ‘Yeah, sure, you guys think you’re in charge? And you really think I’m no longer involved? Let me show you who’s truly in charge and who’s on the throne.’”
Mess into Miracles
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez released a new book entitled ‘Your Mess, God’s Miracle.’ It talks about how God is sovereign even in our mess. Anyone with the audacity to overcome fear with faith, navigate their mess, and enter God’s miracle will find a helpful, hopeful road map in this book.
“We are all imperfect. We have all sinned and fallen short. That’s us. That’s each and every one of us. And that’s the beauty of the gospel. That is what prompted me,” he said, “to write this new book. Understand who you are. Let’s do away with perpetual victimization mode — and let’s apply the fact that we are conquerors in Christ. We can literally change things with truth, love, hope and grace,” he concluded.
Header image: Samuel Rodriguez [Rev. Samuel Rodriguez]. Facebook, 16 January 2023, https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=739561660874443&set=pb.100044618461053.-2207520000.&type=3