Starting Thursday, Leading The Way Founder and President Dr. Michael Youssef will preach at a series of revival meetings at the Istora stadium in Jakarta that he prays will lead the way toward a long-lasting spiritual transformation throughout Indonesia – the world's largest Muslim nation.
"My prayer is God will use these meetings to spark a revival that will continue for many years to come and my hope is churches will be blessed by new believers coming," said Dr. Youssef of the May 23-25 event, "Leading The Way to Revival in Indonesia."
He added: "As a pastor, we see new believers come to the church and really reinvigorate those who have been Christians for a long time. So, if we can fill these churches with an influx of new believers filled with zeal, courage and a fresh love for Christ, it will revive churches."
For three nights, there will be musical performances from popular Arabic Gospel singer Nagieb Labib and Indonesian singer Ruth Sahanaya followed by a time of prayer led by local church leaders for Indonesia's government, president, and people.
Dr. Youssef will then preach to crowds of up to 15,000 on the topic "What is the value of your soul?" and he is expectant many will respond.
"Economically, Indonesia has been a wonder of economic marvel because they are experiencing six to seven percent annual growth, which is close to China," said the ministry leader. "Economically, the nation is booming and it is my prayer Indonesia will spiritually boom as well."
Dr. Youssef also believes their live broadcasts from the revival event throughout the nation via the LIFE channel will have a significant impact on the whole of Indonesia.
"Millions of homes, in every inhabited island, will receive our meetings live. This is truly a national revival event, not just a local Jakarta revival," he noted.
In the months leading up to the event, intercessory teams have been praying all over the world - in Indonesia, Australia, America, and even in the Middle East.
In Jakarta, the organizing team representing many different denominations has been working together, mobilizing 300 prayer intercessors, 100 ushers, 300 counselors, 150 security guards, dozens of singers, musicians and many others working behind the scenes to get the Istora stadium ready for the three big nights.
Throughout the event, Dr. Youssef is urging continued prayer.
"The most important thing for people to pray is for many to come to know Jesus Christ, that it will be a great harvest for the Lord," he said. "Join us in praying for the Holy Spirit's work in lives so this is not just an event that is over after three nights, but it would be a spark that would ignite a fire that will go on for years to come."
In addition to the LIFE channel, "Leading The Way to Revival in Indonesia" will be streamed live each day on www.LeadingTheWay.org.
Published: May 23, 2013