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					                                                   Earth Shaking Revolution

Gallagher Estates was wildly shaken on Saturday night the 4th of September by the youth of Godly Revolution as the ground
literally moved. Radio Pulpit hosted a better night out than Recess, for the 9th year and counting since their inspirational start
by Dr. Roelf Petersen, MD of Radio Pulpit. Hundreds of young people gathered to make a declaration of their beliefs for this
generation. „We are the peacemakers‟, they said, “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God.” Riana
and Ren from Fouteen40, boldly lead the crowd in unison as they sang „Peacemakers‟ for media and reporters from all over
the city to see. Anthems of grace and life were sung loudly all through the evening hours with performances by The Plain
Truth, Blue House, Krisstel, CJ, Petri, CRC, Riana, John Ellis and Fourteen40. Who ever said that Christians don‟t have fun
have obviously never been to Godly Revolution. “Dit was freakin‟ awesome,” in the words of our peacemaking generation.
With real life, down to Earth people like John Ellis, Ren and the members of The Plain Truth it‟s easy to see why their lyrics
hit home for many teens. Many are confronted with drugs or have been to rehab due to addiction. Ren, a now ex-addict, has
been there and he‟s seen that Gods grace is unending and meant for everyone. God sees us through His eyes, not ours. Take
this example; Krisstel always wondered if God thought she was beautiful inside and out? She later asked and then actually
waited on God to answer. A reply came right to her; Songs of Solomon 4:1, “How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh how
beautiful!‟‟ One of her biggest inspirations has been Mary Magdalene and the story of her life. She was so close to Jesus and
her hope is to have that same closeness. She closed by saying, “One of the cool things is, we can come to God just as we
are.”
The well known, TV show producer, Petri, made his 9th appearance at Godly Revolution kicking off with „Open the Eyes of
my Heart,‟ rave club style with all the affects minus the morning headache. He went on to say that most of his performances
are done on the spot without a rehearsed schedule. He feels the music and sings accordingly. Fourteen40, in contrast, spend
hours practicing and praying over their nightly shows. Their vision is for young people to come to know Christ through their
music and lyrics. Their slot was truly a tribute of worship to the God we serve! Riana and CJ later introduced a rap duet into
the night‟s events. John Ellis made his stand to „let your light shine‟ and then there was a sea of light, well, cellphone light,
all across the crowd. After his stage time I was able to chat to the know solo singer. John, the „Soutie van Durban,‟ in his
words, was full of bald headed humour as he offered some helpful advice to young bands. “Be gentle as doves and wise as
serpents when going into the music industry. As soon as you start recording it means you are in the business world.” Being
famous however doesn‟t mean you stop having fun. The Plain Truth spend a lot of their free nights hanging out with friends
at KFC, they even have Facebook addictions like some of us. They were all humbled by the fact that God chose them and is
using them. They see themselves in the mirror and know they are just human; but God is more. He is the amazing factor.
This was truly a revolution, not one that passed in the hours of the night but one that was merely set in motion to shake this
world. Now is the time for the peace makers.


Published in THE TESTIMONY CHRISTIAN NEWSPAPER

				
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