Liberty Rising – the Dawning of Freedom
We are at a time in History where the battle lines have been drawn. It is the “Moment of Truth”. We are at a transition where the very life and heart of the culture is at stake.
With the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic which happened at the beginning of 2020 the nation reeled. But there were those of us who only stood up and spoke up!
In prayer one morning, I heard the voice of God speak to me and say, “COVID 19 means Christ Overcoming Victory in Disease – Psalms 19”. I was able to share this on NBC and BBC:
I had been at a baptism which some friends of mine were hosting called Saturate OC. The BBC had come out and were interviewing people about the event. I was able to share this clip in front of millions around the world.
The mainstream news media has been one of the biggest proponents of fear. They are part of the swamp! God is draining the swamp and we are at the beginning of a renaissance in media! We cannot be afraid to speak up at this time in history!
In May 2020, I again heard God speak to me when I awoke. These words have been part of my life for the last several months!
WE WON’T SHUT UP – UNTIL YOU OPEN UP!
OPEN THE HEAVENS!!
A Mandate for Seven Baptisms
I was then given the mandate to do seven baptisms along the western seaboard of the United States. I was told to do the first baptism on May 30, 2020 at Pirate’s Cove in Corona Del Mar, CA. That date just so happened to be the Feast of Pentecost. It was an amazing day! When we arrived at Pirate’s Cove at 9:00 a.m. we saw an unusual phenomenon of a rainbow around the sun.
We had dozens of people who came out to worship and be baptized! God did indeed Open the Heavens!
But the real interesting thing was that it was fifty years ago in 1970 that Pastor Chuck Smith of Calvary Chapel and Hippie preacher, Lonnie Frisbee started the first baptisms.
Eventually there were thousands of people attending these baptisms and Time Magazine started covering these events and termed it “The Jesus Movement”. A Movement had begun and millions around the world would become part of that wave!
The 2nd Baptism was held in San Diego on Father’s Day weekend, June 20, 2020 at Buccaneer Beach. There were many who attended and we felt the Father’s love on that beach!
The 3rd Baptism was at Venice Beach, CA and Pastor Derrick Gates, and many other Pastors and their congregants attended. We worshipped the Lord and were told by a local official to not sing. We pointed out that there were people all over the Beach doing similar things and they were not told to stop. We said that we were willing to be arrested if need be. But we were not going to SHUT UP – UNTIL THE HEAVEN OPENS UP! We took a stand.
The 4th Baptism was in Santa Monica Beach at Lifeguard stand 25 on Saturday, September 19, 2020. That date just so happened to fall on another Jewish Feast – Rosh Hashanah. This Feast is the Jewish New Year! The significant thing about this date is that 24 years ago on Friday, September 13, 1996, I did the very first Youthwave Concert. Over 5,000 kids showed up and 500 gave their hearts to the Lord! God told me that there was going to be a “Greater Move of God than the Jesus Movement” and I was told to call this event “Youthwave” and the slogan was “Be a part of the New Wave!” It was historical that the 4th baptism was on the same day I did the first Youthwave concert 24 years earlier! Wow!
The 5th Baptism was on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Baker Beach in San Francisco overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. When we arrived that morning at Baker Beach there were dozens of people worshipping Jesus on the sand. There were many people who came and were baptized in the Pacific Ocean overlooking the fabulous Golden Gate Bridge. It was a sight to behold! But another amazing fact is that it was on another Jewish Feast – the Feast of Tabernacles. Also, Pastor Chuck Smith had graduated to Heaven seven years prior on October 3, 2013. You can’t make this stuff up folks! God is planning the “Greatest Show on Earth”.
On October 12, 2020 as I was walking the shores of Laguna Beach, CA, I heard God speak and say to me, “You need to finish the last two baptisms in Seattle and Vancouver B.C. You need to do it before the US Presidential elections”. I was stunned!
I had less than two weeks to plan this and facilitate these baptisms in order to be obedient to the directives of God!
I immediately went into action and everything fell into place. I’m actually writing this blog from my hotel room in Washington State. This past weekend we just completed the last two baptisms in Seattle and Vancouver B.C.
On Saturday, October 24, 2020 there were fourteen people who came to Lincoln Park in Seattle for the 6th baptism. We walked down to the Puget Sound, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean, and worshipped Jesus with flags and shofars. God brought out the sun that day and we had an amazing time. Something shifted in the atmosphere and the “Gates of Heaven were opened”.
The 7th and final baptism happened on Sunday, October 25, 2020 on White Rock Beach in Vancouver B.C. at 12:00 noon. The borders of Canada are closed to Americans, so I facilitated a simulcast where we did a split screen on Facebook Live and the world got to see two nations coming together as one. Rev. Dr. Ed Hird helped facilitate this along with Harvest City Church members Dan Smith, Joyce Johnson, Janina & Eli and several others. We all came together as a Dream Team.
I have been to Vancouver B.C. and have spoken at Harvest City Church several times. We honored the late Pastor George Johnson at this event as well. He passed away in December of 2019 of cancer at 77 years old. It would have been his 78th birthday on the date of our 7th baptism. God had told me that this 7th baptism was going to be the “CROWNING MOMENT”. That Canada was going to “Crown” America.
This last baptism was “off the charts” amazing. Again, the moment we showed up the sun broke through. It was a crisp 48 degrees but it was a beautiful sunny day. We opened up on Facebook Live with Rev. Ed Hird on the Canadian side on the Bay and Meri Crouley on the American side. You could literally see the famous White Rock where they were going to be doing the baptisms. We started with 20 minutes of worship and then we honored late Pastor George Johnson. Finally, there were two brothers, Aidan and Micah who were baptized by Rev. Ed Hird. I believe that this was symbolic of God releasing a double-portion anointing to the youth for a “Greater Move of God than the Jesus Movement” which is happening NOW!
At the conclusion of the “Open the Heavens” final baptism there were several shofars which were blown on both sides! We all shouted in unison “OPEN THE HEAVENS!”
Something shifted in the atmosphere and I know that God “Showed Up and Showed Off”. God sent His mighty Angelic Hosts into the region and cleaned up!
We are at the moment in History of “The Greatest Show on Earth”. The Greatest Revival in History is about ready to break out on the scene. No matter what it looks like – WE MUST BELIEVE. It always looks the darkest before the dawn. Don’t be distracted by the lies of the enemy.
God is going to use the media now to “Show up and Show Off”.
God will orchestrate this move and we will see miraculous signs and wonders in the Heavens.
This Presidential election will be one of the most important races in History. You need to look at the platform both men are running on and it won’t be hard to decide. Trump is pro-life; Biden believes in abortion up until birth. On that one issue alone it is not even a choice if you’re a Christian who you should vote for.
Our country is coming up to the 400 year anniversary of the Mayflower compact and the founding of America. On September 16, 1620, the ship called Mayflower set sail for Plymouth- on board were more than 100 passengers all hoping to start a new life in America!
These early settlers would become known as Pilgrims, and their arrival in North America would shape the history of the nation for generations.
These passengers were divided into groups known as the ‘Saints’ and ‘Strangers’. The Saints were also known as ‘Separatists’ or ‘Puritans’, a group of people who wanted to live a life free from the Church of England (which had grown very corrupt) to start a new church in America.
Life on the ship was extremely difficult with people crammed together like sardines. Eventually, after a difficult two months, the Mayflower made it to America.
Before going ashore, Pilgrim leaders drafted something called, “The Mayflower Compact” to avoid arguments and fighting. Signed by 41 men on board, the compact was an agreement to cooperate for the general good of the colony. The pilgrims would deal with issues by voting, establish laws with decisions made democratically by the majority. God was establishing a group of Christians who wanted to have a fair community established through justice and equality.
And so in closing this blog, I want to remind you that America was established upon Freedom – not tyranny. We are at the Dawning of a new time of liberty and freedom for our nation.
Use Your Freedom – Go Out and Vote
So please use your freedom and go out and vote. And vote for the candidate whose principles reflect the Godly heritage of what our nation was founded on. “In God we Trust” is on our money.
We don’t want socialism but Freedom. We want community not communism.
It was in St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia, that Patrick Henry delivered his most famous speech. With war against Great Britain looming, Henry proclaimed, “I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
If we don’t stand for something we will fall for anything! The words which I heard back in May are sounding loudly in my ears, “We won’t shut up – until you open up! OPEN THE HEAVENS!
II Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways. Then I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.
It’s time again for our nation to become:
One nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all!
God bless America!
Dr. Meri Crouley