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April 28, 2010
A Wonderful and Horrible Thing: May Day 2010
by Pastor Ralph Ovadal, Pilgrims Covenant Church, Monroe, Wisconsin

"A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?" Jeremiah 5:30-31

A horrible thing is taking place in Washington, D.C. this Saturday, May 1 which, upon hearing of it, will leave every faithful Christian filled with wonder, that is astonishment, not to mention grief. That event, "May Day 2010," is scheduled to begin in front of the Lincoln Memorial at 6:10 AM with "praise and worship," followed by seven hours of "repentance" and prayer. The crowd in D.C. will be joined by other groups around the nation and in Guam gathered in churches and other facilities being opened for prayer, and in some cases for a live simulcast of the event, which will be broadcast on cable and satellite TV and the Internet. In Florida, thousands will participate in May Day 2010 by praying in front of sixty-seven abortion clinics in the state. In short, this is a very large, far-reaching event.

An official May Day 2010 program states, "Everything we do today is aimed at one thing--pleasing God and obeying His word by humbling ourselves, praying, seeking His face, and turning from our wicked ways (2 Chronicles 7:14). Today you won't be hearing speeches. In this solemn assembly we will repent, remember, and renew our covenant with God as we pray in Jesus' name. . . . Please keep your focus wholeheartedly on God, because if He hears our cry, remembers His covenant, and relents from the judgment our sins deserve, this historic day--May Day--will be remembered as the day repentance gave birth to rescue and revival."

By now the reader might be wondering why I have spoken of May Day 2010 as a horrible event. In truth, that old serpent is in the details. Let's begin with the quote I just shared. That was the handiwork of one Janet Porter, president of a "ministry" called Faith2Action and the brassy host of a one-hour radio program of the same name heard every weekday on the VCY America Network and several other networks. Mrs. Porter (pictured) is the moving force of May Day 2010, which is coordinated by her F2A and has been very heavily promoted on VCY America, Bott Radio, and American Family Radio, all of which garner a special thanks in the May Day program. Certainly Porter is expecting a very good turnout, as evidenced by the announcement in the May Day program that donation "barrels" will be set up by the Faith2Action tables to receive gifts.

But Mrs. Porter ought not to usurp the office of a teacher of God's people, as she does on her program and elsewhere, or the responsibility of leading. This is plain, most importantly from a number of Scripture passages, including 1 Tim. 2:11-15, and even from the "laws of nature," which law looks sure to be brought up in a different, that is the political, context at the May Day event. Concerning women such as Mrs. Porter, the word of God states, ". . . O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths" (Isaiah 3:12). This can be seen "in spades," as they say, with May Day 2010, although in that, Janet Porter shares the "credit" with the rest of the May Day committee, including Dr. James Dobson, David Barton, and Tim Wildmon, as well as a number of new evangelical ministers and ministry leaders. Also on that committee, one finds the names of Roman Catholics and two genuine Jewish rabbis!

By way of the "wonderful and horrible thing" being committed this Saturday in Washington, it also bears mentioning that the May Day 2010 committee includes self-described "Apostle" Dutch Sheets and Cindy Jacobs who is described on her ministry web site as "a respected prophet who travels the world ministering not only to crowds of people, but to heads of nations. Perhaps her greatest ministry is to world influencers who seek her prophetic advice." Chuck Pierce is also on the May Day 2010 committee. Pierce, we are informed, is "an ordained minister and serves as President of Glory of Zion International Ministries in Denton, Texas. This ministry facilitates the vision of other apostolic ministries worldwide. . . . He also serves as President of Global Spheres, Inc., an apostolic ministry for apostolic, prophetic and intercessory leaders. . . . He is known for his accurate prophetic gifting which helps direct nations, cities, churches and individuals . . ."

Another May Day 2010 committee member, according to the listing in the program, is "Pastor" Deb Fritch, founder and director of Lite the Fire. Along with Deb Fritch's name, the May Day program also provides--as it does for other May Day personalities--her ministry web site, litethefire.org. To give the reader a little flavor of what Fritch is about and a little additional insight into what Janet Porter, her accomplices, and the radio networks already mentioned are promoting through the May Day event, here is just one brief quote from Fritch's web site: "We believe that the Lord still speaks to His people through dreams and visions . . ." Fritch's homepage has an article describing a church meeting in which "We all broke out into hilarious laughter! Together the pastors released fire into that church." In her May Day program welcome, Janet Porter extends special thanks to, among others, "Deb Fritch for the strategic prayer that brought us here" and to "Mike & Cindy ['respected prophet'] Jacobs, who helped us to birth the idea of May Day."

By the way, the influential May Day committee also includes five congressmen, a state representative, a retired three-star general, representatives of the Christian media, and several well-known authors.

Many of the May Day 2010 committee members, including one of the rabbis, the false prophets (male and female), and the counterfeit apostle, will be leading in prayer this Saturday. A number of individuals not on the committee are also billed as prayer leaders, among them several Roman Catholics, such as Priest Peter West, and of course, various neo-evangelical celebrities. 

According to the official May Day schedule, "praise and worship" will not only open and close the May Day "solemn assembly," but there will also be ten to fifteen minutes of the same at the close of each of seven hours of repentance and prayer. As the reader may have guessed by now, the "praise and worship" will be as offensive to the Lord as the rest of the May Day festivities, provided by "Christian" rock and roll bands. One of those bands, Sonicflood, wrote the May Day theme song. That's Sonicflood in the picture we have included--those surly, ungodly looking fellows, earrings and all, with the Romanist images on their shirts.

Now, as if all of the things I have mentioned are not enough to provoke the Lord to anger and further bring about the opposite of the "rescue and revival" that Porter and company cite as their goal, this whole orgy of spiritual fornication, gross doctrinal error, and idolatry will not only be webcast but also broadcast on television live around the world so that "people from all over the globe [up to 500 million more] will be joining in prayer." To complete what certainly seems to be, using the popular expression, an almost "perfect storm" of provocation, the television network's blasphemous name is "GOD TV." The featured ministries of that network, better called "Godless TV," include Joel Osteen, Kenneth Copeland, Benny Hinn, and Joyce Meyer (besides Billy Graham, etc.). A promotion for "GOD TV" in the May Day program shows a little girl praying with rosary beads wrapped around her hands! The network web site also has a page titled "Prophetic Words" where a prophetess gives Christians new revelation from God . . . at least the false god she serves.

So there you have it . . . women leaders, new evangelicals, Romanists, rabbis, apostles, prophets and prophetesses, a woman pastor, blasphemy, dreams and visions, rock and roll. And this they call a "solemn assembly" and "pleasing God."

While more details are readily available at www.mayday2010.org (at least as this article is being published), there is little need for me to lengthen it with them. I will address just one objection, of no doubt many which will be raised to this article. Someone is sure to point out that the evangelicals at the May Day event promise to pray "in Jesus' name" and that there is also a short, typical new evangelical gospel message included in the May Day 2010 program. Those individuals who make such an objection clearly are "ignorant of his [Satan's] devices" (2 Cor. 2:11). Obviously, Roman Catholics are more than comfortable with prayer in the name of Jesus, and the Jewish rabbis are happy to be on-board to join the Romanists in corrupting the evangelicals present. The most dangerous, and effective, tactic of Satan has always been subtlety and corruption by infiltration and association. (For instance, Num. 25:1-18; Ps. 106:35; 2 Cor. 6:14-18; Acts 20:28-30; Jude 1:3-4; Rev. 2:20.)

It is a given that Mrs. Porter and her neo-evangelical co-laborers are not going to press their rabbi brethren for an honest, heart-revealing answer to the question, "What think ye of Christ?" (Matt. 22:42). If the rabbis actually came out and said that Jesus Christ was not, and is not, the Son of God but rather was a blasphemer and false prophet worthy of the death he died, that could somewhat complicate the "solemn assembly." Of course, it is a similar situation with the Roman Catholic "Christians" who will be praying and participating at May Day 2010. A few pointed questions concerning justification and the mass, for instance, would quickly show that the May Day 2010 Romanists are not followers of Christ but rather lost sinners in need of salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. Woe to those evangelicals who smooth the road to hell for Roman Catholics by accepting them as Christians!

There is no doubt that America as a nation is sliding ever deeper into the murky, dangerous depths of immorality and godlessness. But it is just as obvious and more dangerous that much of the conservative, "evangelical" church in this nation is plunging ever deeper into the depths of idolatry, spiritual corruption, and utter lawlessness. I am all for standing against evil, including threats to liberty, so long as we make that stand in obedience to the word of God, remembering also that our responsibility as evangelicals is to actually be evangelical. That is, our first concern is to teach, preach, and defend the precious doctrines delivered to us in the Scriptures and take the gospel to the lost--this for the glory of God.

But over two decades of ecumenical activism, rallies, and solemn assemblies have resulted in the slow, but steady, strengthening of the very forces which threaten our civil and religious liberty. Such are the results of trusting in the corrupt arm of flesh rather than the omnipotent arm of the Lord. Yet most evangelicals "will not endure sound doctrine" (2 Tim. 4:3) and refuse to return to "the old paths, where is the good way" (Jer. 6:16). They continue to follow celebrity personalities who refuse to see the handwriting on the wall and instead plunge drunkenly ahead on their mad course, leading millions along with them. ". . . they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again" (Prov. 23:35).

The warning sounded by Zechariah the prophet to the people God graciously delivered from the Babylonian captivity would seem to be appropriate to close this article with: "Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets have cried, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor hearken unto me, saith the LORD" (Zech. 1:4).

See also: 
A May Day Covenant with Death and Hell 



This web site contains references to Wisconsin Christians United (WCU). That ministry, which was founded by Ralph Ovadal in 1993, has been included as a ministry of Pilgrims Covenant Church since April 1, 2005. 

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