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The Greatest Show on Earth


We have shifted into a new season and God is releasing new mantles and mandates for a Great Harvest. Last year I started hearing in my spirit that “The Greatest Show on Earth” was going to come to the earth. I live in Los Angeles and have been involved in producing media for the Kingdom. When the movie “The Greatest Showman” came out on 12/22/17 I knew that this was a prophetic sign from God that things were going to change radically.

“The Greatest Showman” was about P.T. Barnum who started a circus with people, who in the natural, were very odd and who some people would call freaks. But the show was very entertaining and made the people laugh and enjoy themselves during the production. I have seen the movie five times and it always speaks prophetically to me that God is going to use people we would not even imagine during this next move of God.

In 1996 I was instructed by the Lord while speaking at a conference in San Diego to start reaching out to the youth. I stepped out by faith with a group of women and just started praying. We were instructed by God to start looking for venues and we jumped in with both feet. We didn’t know what we were going to call the concert – but we proceeded to be obedient to the Holy Spirit.

A few days later, I was driving home from the gym on Crown Valley Parkway in Orange County, when suddenly God spoke to me and said, “A greater move of God is coming than the Jesus Movement. I want you to call the event “Youthwave” and the slogan is “Be a part of the NEW WAVE”.
The first Youthwave concert was at the Anaheim Vineyard on September 13, 1996 and there were over 5,000 young people in attendance. That night just happened to be Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish New Years. That was over 22 years ago.

In the meantime, God had me doing Youthwave concerts in various locations in Southern California for another 11 years. Some of the places he had me go were San Diego State Open Air Theatre (representing schools); Oceanside Amphitheatre (representing the beach/coast); Calvary Chapel (where Jesus Movement broke out with Lonnie Frisbee); Jackie Robinson Stadium in Compton (representing inner cities); Camp Pendleton (representing the military bases). Each of these locations were representing a different demographic and area of society where God wanted to touch.

The last Youthwave concert was in 2007 at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Warehouse 14. We had the well-known group – “Skillet” come play along with many other groups. I have not done a concert since then but now God is breathing upon these dry bones again and I’m relaunching the Youthwave concerts again starting in San Diego.

The significance of this venue at the Orange County Fairgrounds was that a young hippie named Lonnie Frisbee was hitchhiking on Fair Drive when Chuck Smith’s daughter’s boyfriend, John, picked up Lonnie Frisbee and drove him to Chuck Smith’s house.

You see, Chuck and Kay Smith, had been pastoring a tiny church in Costa Mesa, California for over 17 years. Their church was very small and not growing. Chuck had been thinking about quitting the pastorate. Chuck and Kay used to go down to Laguna Beach, California and watch dozens of hippies lining the streets. Chuck would shake his head and say, “Dirty Hippies, why don’t they take a bath!”

His wife Kay replied, “Chuck, don’t say that! We need to pray that God is going to reach these kids…our kids are about the same age!” The heart of a mother appealed to her husband to think differently. Chuck told his family “If you see a hippie bring one home…I want to talk to them!”

That’s exactly what happened! God orchestrated and staged the whole encounter where Lonnie Frisbee was brought right to his door. The thing he initially disdained became his destiny!

This radical hippie named Lonnie had an encounter on a mountain several months earlier. He went to Tahquiz Canyon near Palm Springs, California. He cried in a loud voice, “God if you’re real – reveal yourself to me.”

All of a sudden, the atmosphere of the canyon changed. Lonnie had a vision of the Pacific Ocean. But instead of being filled with water – it was filled with people in darkness. Jesus appeared to Lonnie and told him “I’m putting a light on you to reach lost people”.

The rest is history. Lonnie Frisbee and his wife, Connie, moved in with Chuck and Kay. They started evangelizing the beaches and hundreds of hippies started coming to Calvary Chapel. So many people started coming that within a few months they had to erect a tent on the property. They started doing mass baptisms at the beach at Pirates Cove near Corona Del Mar. Time magazine heard about it and started covering it as “The Jesus Movement”.

A greater move of the Holy Spirit is upon us. It will be greater than Azusa Street and the Jesus Movement combined. It will help facilitate the billion-soul youth harvest which prophet Bob Jones was shown by God in a vision many years ago. It will truly be a wave of God’s spirit and will touch the youth in a great wave of Glory – YOUTHWAVE!

The Greatest Show on Earth has begun. It will bring in those people who many would never think God would use. In fact, I interviewed Lonnie’s former wife, Connie, several years ago on my television program “Now is the Time”. Connie told me that Lonnie was shown before his death that the LGBT community was going to be touched by God in a tremendous way. That they would be one people group who God was going to reveal himself to and restore.

In closing, Lonnie was molested as an eight-year old boy for two years. He tried to tell his mother and step-father. They didn’t believe him. Lonnie got into the homosexual lifestyle at 15 years old in Laguna Beach. But at 17 years old he was touched on that mountain by God’s spirit. He was used by God as a catalyst to spark a movement where millions were touched.

Lonnie did not own the title of being homosexual. But at times in his life he struggled with his identity. Just as many in the body of Christ struggle with addictions to alcohol, pornography, drugs, etc. Lonnie died in March of 1993 due to complications arising from AIDS. He had gotten very bitter the last year of his life because he felt that the church wanted him for his anointing and the power God placed on him – but they didn’t really want him. But the last two months of his life God revealed himself to Lonnie as Father! He came full circle and finally felt embraced as a son and surrendered into the loving hands of God on March 12, 1993.

This will be a move where God is going to bring Malachi 4 back to his church, “Behold I will send you Elijah the Prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And He shall turn the heart of the Father’s to the children, and the heart of the children to their Fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.” In this great coming move of God – Father’s and Mother’s will love these new converts and disciple them into their destiny. It will truly be the “Greatest Show on Earth”. And as one of the songs from the movie “the Greatest Showman” states – “It’s everything you ever want, it’s everything you ever need…and it’s here right in front of you….this is where you want to be”.

God is going to bring forth his family. And it will be about community and unity. It will be about complete instead of compete. Where the manifestations of the sons and daughters will truly arise to take their destiny. God is going to be the Director and it might look like a three-ring circus. But it will be “The Greatest Show on Earth”. And millions will want to come and be a part of this show!

Just grab hold of it and hold on for the ride of your life!

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The Force Be With You

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Our world is going through a shaking and you can feel anxiety in the air.  Our culture is coming to the dawning of a new age….and often it’s darkest before the dawn.

There is a new renaissance arising in Hollywood and the mountain of Arts & Celebration.

But this has not been an easy mountain to conquer as there are many dark forces which seek to keep people in bondage and captivity through what they see and hear.  But a new day is dawning and the “Greatest Show on Earth” is ready to give light to the 7 billion people on the planet.

The movie “Star Wars” was an epic film which was released on May 25, 1977.  George Lucas created the film series about the various adventures of various characters “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away”, mostly involving, but not limited to, the rise and fall of Anakin Skywalker.

The original movie “Star Wars” was the highest grossing film of its time. The movie premiered in 1977.  It grossed 775 million and was nominated for 10 Academy Awards – winning 7.  The number 7 is significant of completion or perfection.  I sensed that this was a sign that God was showing the world through a movie that a “force was awakening”.

<p”>On Friday, December 18, 2015, the new movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” premiered.  There were millions of tickets sold in pre-sales online.  People are excited, anticipating an epic return of the plot between good and evil to save the galaxy.

Our planet has been going through great cultural shifts.  As radical extremist groups such as Isis are arising on the scene, people’s hearts are pondering to what extent is this going to continue.  With the horrific attacks in Paris and now in San Bernardino, CA there is no logic to these actions but extreme hatred in their ideology.  But we must overcome evil with good – otherwise we will become just as evil.

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The Bible states in Matthew 11:12 – “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force”.   There is a battle going on in the heavens.   We must understand that the battle is not ours……but God’s.  There is a great awakening which is happening on our planet.

God is allowing all of these things on our planet to shake us awake.  In Isaiah 60: 1-2 it reads: “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of The Lord is risen upon thee.  For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people:  but The Lord shall arise upon thee, and His glory shall be seen upon thee”.

God is awakening A FORCE OF RIGHTEOUS WARRIORS on this earth.  The demonic entities that have tried to keep our culture in captivity will be overthrown by those who walk in the light of God’s love and wisdom.  Let’s rise up and believe that it’s our time to arise and shine.  The Force is truly with us.

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“If God be for us….who can be against us”.  (Romans 8:31)

2014 – A Year of the Double Portion

I believe that we are on the verge of the greatest move of God in history!  God is going to give us double for our trouble!  Double portion, double honor, double favor!  But many of you have experienced so many trials and challenges you have come into a position where it seems like it will never happen.

Two years ago at Christmas time I heard the spirit of the Lord speak to me, “Tell the people, I am going to make their dreams come true!”  This is the time that God is going to restore everything that was lost, broken and forgotten.  It’s always darkest before the dawn!  It’s time for the restoration of all things and for the great harvest of souls to come into God’s kingdom before the 2nd coming of Jesus Christ!

As I was researching about the number 14, I found some very interesting things!  The number fourteen is a multiple of 7 x 2.  The number seven means spiritual perfection or completion.  And so the #14 implies a double measure of spiritual perfection.

There are 3 sets of 14 generations between Abraham and Joseph (husband of Mary).  So all the generations from Abraham to David are 14 generations, from David until the captivity in Babylon is 14 generations, and from the captivity until Jesus Christ are 14 generations.

The #14 represents deliverance and salvation and is used 22 times in the bible.   The 14th day of the month is the Passover when God delivered the firstborn of Israel from death.  On the 14th day of the first month in 30 AD, Jesus was crucified as the perfect sacrifice to save mankind from sin.  Jesus death on Passover completed His ministry on this earth to free the world from sin.

I woke up on Labor Day of 2013 and heard the Lord speak to me, “It’s time for the earth to give birth”.   I knew that God was speaking to me about a great harvest which was going to come forth!  I believe that we are now at the door for this movement to come into fruition.

In 1996 I formed a foundation called “Youthwave Explosion” under the guidance of the Lord.  God spoke to me and said there was a greater move of God coming Lonnie Frisbeethan in the Jesus Movement.  In the late sixties the Lord touched a Hippie named Lonnie Frisbee with the power of the Holy Spirit.  Through a series of divine coincidences God brought Pastor Chuck Smith and Lonnie Frisbee together.  It erupted into a movement and the rest is history.  Thousands of people came to the Lord and Calvary Chapel (Chuck Smith’s small church) exploded on the scene where thousands of hippies found redemption through Christ!

The changing of the guard is at hand.  Many church fathers have recently gone home to heaven including Pastor Chuck Smith (October 3, 2013) and Paul Crouch who started Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) on November 30, 2013.  Evangelist Billy Graham is very frail and also on the verge of being taken home to heaven.Calvary Chapel

In Malachi 4: 4-5 the bible states: “Behold I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord..  And he will turn the hearts of the Fathers to the children and the heart of the children to their Father’s, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.”

The Lord is bringing forth another movement – only this will be a movement of the Father.  The Lord said He was going to send the spirit of Elijah before the coming of Jesus.  The spirit of Elijah is a double portion anointing!

In II Kings 2 Elijah is ready to be taken up into heaven.  Elisha had been serving Elijah and by the spirit knew that it was time for his departure.  He asked for a double portion of the spirit that was on Elijah as seen in II Kings 2: 9 – 14:

And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.

10 And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so.

11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

12 And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.

13 He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan;

14 And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the Lord God of Elijah? and when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over.

Do you notice that Elisha cries out in verse 12: “My Father, My Father”.  Elisha did receive a double portion of the spirit of Elijah and in his ministry did twice the works of his spiritual father, Elijah.

2014 is going to be a year of the double portion.  The Lord is sending forth the spirit of Elijah and is going to be restoring families, finances and futures.  But Elisha had to tear his own clothes in two before he picked up the mantle of Elijah. You have to let go of the past and what has not worked up until now to receive the new thing.

We have never walked this way where we are going.  The Father God in heaven is going to be bringing forth the “Greatest Show on Earth”.  It will look very different than any other movement in history.  But it will turn father’s hearts back to their children and will restore the lost.   This will be the last move before the coming of Jesus Christ to this earth.  It’s time for the earth to give birth!  It’s time for the double portion anointing!  It’s time for the harvest of God’s sons and daughters!  Get ready….on your mark, get set…..GO!

A Time For The Earth To Give Birth

God is doing a new thing in the earth.  I woke up this morning suddenly and I heard the voice of the Lord speak to me, “It’s time for the earth to give birth!”

Meri Crouley Blog - Earth Is Going To Give BirthAnd then I realized that it was labor day, Monday, September 2, 2013.  And the Lord started speaking to me about doing a new thing in the earth.  That it was time for the great harvest of souls to come forth before the coming of Jesus. 

Isaiah 43:19 states:  “Behold I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth, shall you not know it.  I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”

Many people have been going through challenging circumstances and are waiting for the breakthroughs to come forth.  This word is to encourage you that we are at the season of new beginnings. 

On the evening of September 4, 2013 through the evening of September 6, 2013 we will be experiencing the Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashanah.  In the Hebrew Rosh Hashanahcalendar it is the year 5774.  Many eschatologists say that this is the most likely day that Jesus will return to the earth.  It is also the birthday of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. 

I bring this up for a reason.  We are beginning to see the greatest harvests of souls that the world has ever seen.  There is a tsunami wave of God’s spirit that is breaking upon the earth.  It’s time for the earth to give birth”. 

In 1996 I was instructed by the Lord to set up my foundation to reach out to the youth.  I was going to start putting on concerts with various known Christian musicians who would draw forth these young people.  I was in the planning stages but did not have the name of my ministry yet.  One day I was coming home after working out at the gym.  I was driving down the road and wasn’t even thinking about anything when I heard the voice of the Lord speak to me.  “There is a greater wave coming than in the Jesus Movement!  I want you to call your ministry “Youthwave” and the slogan is – “Be part of the new Wave!”

I was blown away when I heard this word from the Lord!  We had our first event planned at the Anaheim Vineyard on September 13, 1996.  I did not realize when I set up this date but it happened to fall on Rosh Hashanah – the Jewish new year.  That night there were over 5,000 kids in attendance and over 500 accepted Jesus into their lives.  God had indeed started something new that day.  A season of new beginnings had begun.

It will be 17 years ago this week  that God had me start the Youthwave foundation! The number 17 is very significant because many people are called by the Lord at 17 years of age.  I am working on a major motion picture about the Jesus movement and Lonnie Frisbee.  Lonnie Frisbee was 17 years old when he went up to Tahquitz Canyon and cried out to God, “God if your real – reveal yourself to me”. 

Jesus appeared to Lonnie and told him that God was putting a light on him to reach lost people.  The beginning of the Jesus people movement had begun where thousands of young people all over the world accepted Jesus.  Many media outlets including Time magazine began covering this phenomenon.  It affected the entire world!

But we are at a time when a GREATER WAVE of God’s spirit is being poured out.  It’s time for the earth to give birth to the greatest harvest of the sons and daughters of God.  Rise up now this week and know that we are at a season of new beginnings.  I believe that we are going to see everything turn around and the labor pains that you have been experiencing will give place to joy.  It’s time for the earth to give birth!  All the world will rejoice when we see the harvest which God is going to bring forth!  Arise and shine your light has come!  A season of new beginnings is upon us!

I Will Never Forget

This month is the 10th anniversary of the tragedy which was called 9/11.  I don’t think anyone will forget where they were when they first got the call or turned on the television to hear about it.   It was astonishing to think that this could happen in America! 

But God said that everything that could be shaken would be shaken.  We are at a time of shaking in our nation and God is calling His people back into seeking His face.  II Chronicles 7:14 states:  “If my people who are called by MY name will humble themselves and pray and seek MY face; then I will hear from heaven and HEAL THEIR LAND”. 

It’s time to call 911.  It’s time to pray to God the scriptures in Psalms 91:1.  “He that dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord,  He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in Him will I trust.  Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence, He shall cover you with His feathers and under His wings shall you trust.  His truth shall be your shield and buckler”. 

Wow!  Under His wings we will find refuge.  I don’t care what type of problem you are facing!  Just stay under the wings of the Father and He will shield you from all your troubles.  He never said it would be easy!  He just said that He would never leave you.

We also need to pray for Israel during this time.  I have been to Israel six times since 2005.  I first went to Israel at the time of the Passover in 2005.  It was a very special time for me and God really spoke to my heart.  He opened up so many doors for filming television programs for my show “Now is the Time”.

One such interview was with a messianic jewish believer named Israel Orbach.  His daughter, Jael, had been blown apart by a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv.  She was supposed to have been married the next month.  In her father’s own words he said, “So instead of marrying her, I bury her”.  He is a prophet of the Lord and lives on Samuel’s mountain in Israel.  He speaks about how he met one of the 9/11 suicide bombers, Mohammed Atta, in an airport in Florida.  This was before the event happened on 911. 

Watch this program on my website now and hear Israel’s proclamation of warning to the United States!   We need to pray now more than ever before.  God is opening up so many doors!  We cannot fear  but trust that God has everything under control. 

In closing, the Lord gave me Isaiah 49 this afternoon while praying.  And the Lord spoke to me and said “I will never forget my people”.  God will not forget Israel and He will not forget you.  These are the scriptures to meditate upon that God gave me for you….NEVER FORGET!”

Isaiah 49: 8-    :  “Thus says the Lord, In an acceptable time have I heard you, and in a day of salvation have I helped you: and I will preserve you, and give you for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages; that you may say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Show yourselves.  They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in the high places.  They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for He that has mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall He guide them. 

And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be exalted.  Behold, these shall come from far: and lo, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.

Sing, O heavens; and be joyful. O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the Lord has comforted His people and will have mercy upon His afflicted.

But Zion said, “THE LORD HAS FORSAKEN ME, AND MY LORD HAS FORGOTTEN ME!”

Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb?

Yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget you.  Behold I have graven you upon the palms of my hands, your walls are continually before me.”

<The Lord is saying to you all, “That I have not forgotten you.  I have heard your prayers and your cries will not go unanswered.  I will never forget you and will now bring you forth into a new season of harvest.  I will avenge evil and now is the time of deliverance for my servants and those who seek my face.  Go forth in faith and do not doubt that this is the year of favor!  Declare it, Decree it, Deliver it! 

It is your season of deliverance.  I will never forget!  And I will never forget you!  

Meri Crouley