By Donna M. Rogers


There is urgency in this hour to awaken the body of Christ in America. As such God’s people in the Tampa Bay region are answering the clarion call to fast, pray, and to wait on the Lord just like the 120 disciples waited in Jerusalem, so that His church will be endued with His resurrection power to transform our lives, our city, our region, our state, our nation, and the world.

Jonathan Buckles, the visionary for this gathering said, “The Lord impregnated my wife and I with the word of repentance, along with a burning desire to awaken and activate the body of Christ about this time last year. ARISE is the manifestation of this assignment. Transformation can happen in Tampa Bay, but it starts with believers crying out in repentance from their knees. God has raised us up for a time such as this from the foundation of the world to take our places on the wall and stand in the gap for our families, our cities, our states, our nation and the world. This is our time. This is our watch. He commanded us to abide in Him and to walk in His power. So let His church ARISE.”

This nine day prayer gathering called Redeeming the Land will include the following:

  1. Time for personal communion with God.
  2. Training in Prayer, Worship, transformation, healing, etc.
  3. Outreach into the community.
  4. Powerful and inspiring videos.
  5. Nights of Prayer (everyone is encouraged to participate in at least one night of prayer).

Join in for nine days as the body of Christ gathers together in one accord as we seek God’s face and heart beginning Wednesday, July 1 – Thursday, July 9 at Celebration Church, 1653 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico and Glory Life Church,  14413 N. Nebraska Ave. in Tampa.

This nine day gathering will culminate in a 24 hour Global Worship Celebration of Jesus where His people from around the world will blow shofars and worship our King of kings and Lord of lords with one accord for 24 hours beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 10. This event will be held at Banquet Masters, 13355 49th St N. in Clearwater.

Contact Jonathan Buckles at or 299-5400 for more information.

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