‘Rainbow Revival’ prays for exodus from LGBTQ lifestyle


By Steve Rees —

The final day of Pride month ended on a bad note for some people in the LGBTQ community with a Supreme Court ruling in favor of Christian speech but, for men and women who’ve left the lifestyle to follow Jesus, June 30 was marked by worship and prayer in a first of its kind celebration.

As news of a 6-3 decision in favor of a Spirit-filled graphic artist spread – a bone of contention for activists – a first-ever Night of Intercession for the LGBTQ community focused prayer on a mass exodus of people from the lifestyle.

Hosted by a Spirit-filled church in Georgia and former LGBTQ men and women who’ve taken on new identities in Christ Jesus, the night of worship and prayer was live streamed to the nation as it learned of the high court’s landmark decision for a Colorado graphic artist, though leaders didn’t comment on the ruling.

The court majority agreed that a Colorado law forbidding discrimination on the basis of gender, sexual orientation and race — among other things – deprived plaintiff Lorie Smith of free speech.

At GateCity, an Atlanta-area church zealous for the presence of God, pastors, members and former LGBTQ men and women humbly cried out to God for the salvation and transformation of 100,000 men and women, a prophecy of the late Bob Jones who many believe filled the role of New Testament prophet.

Rainbow Revival-Freedom March, comprised of Christians delivered by Jesus from LGBTQ  lifestyles, joined GateCity’s prayer room for a one-hour worship and intercession set focused on the LGBTQ community.

A Rainbow Revival leader, MJ Nixon, quoted portions of Jones’ prophetic word declaring, “We’re going to enter into believing the promises of God for a mass exodus out of the LGBTQ community into the kingdom of God.”

In 1989, Jones had an encounter with the Lord in which he was shown 100,000 people from the LGBTQ community saved, transformed and some healed from HIV, which can lead to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) if untreated.

Jones saw them becoming intercessors, evangelists and great lovers of God. Many of them would not marry because of their single-minded purity of devotion to Christ. He understood this would be the first wave of a great spiritual awakening.

Nixon encouraged people to lift in prayer family members, friends and coworkers struggling with gender identity confusion around sexuality.

“Where there’s unbelief we’re believing for a great wave of belief to come into your heart and lives as we agree for the 100,000-plus to come out of the LGBTQ community into the kingdom of God,” Nixon said.

GateCity, a presence-centered church committed to preparing for the return of Jesus, believes in the prophetic destinies and callings on the lives of people in the LGBTQ community.

“We thank God for these eunuchs who chose single-hearted devotion to Jesus,” GateCity prayer room leader Sarah McTiernan said, quoting Isaiah 56:4-5 and Acts 2:17-18.

“He is raising them up as forerunners and power evangelists with weighty anointing and glory on their testimonies, and with supernatural authority to cast out demons,” McTiernan said.

Pastor Billy Humphrey agreed GateCity is contending for the prophetic word that 100,000 evangelists will come out of the LGBTQ community into the church of the Lord Jesus.

“We call you forth in the name of Jesus and for transformation by the blood of Jesus,” Humphrey said, quoting 1st Corinthians 6:9. There the Apostle Paul identifies sins including sexuality immorality that believers abandoned to follow Jesus.

“When voices of deception delude and call a generation into sin and debauchery, this church stands with clarity to say the blood of Jesus is greater,” said Humphrey.

He prayed for prodigals who’ve known God’s power and presence to return to the Father’s house. Humphrey also pleaded the blood of Jesus over pride during the month of June.

Thankful for former LGBTQ men and women who are what Humphrey called first fruits over the last 10 years, he prayed for more.

“We’re believing for something from heaven to break in upon an entire nation,” Humphrey said.

Rainbow Revival leader Kim Zember said the 100,000-plus people who leave LGBTQ lifestyles will do so by the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross and by His love.

“We speak that as prophecy into all those who are watching,” Zember said.

Another woman prayed against an agenda targeting children who are told by educators, politicians and even misguided parents that the image of God in man and woman can be changed to “whatever gender you feel like.

“I’m asking God that you would convict parents speaking to their children confusion about whether they’re a boy or a girl,” she prayed.

What’s happening on Disney Plus with movies and programs that repeatedly suggest gender fluidity seeks to normalize the confusion, she said.

“We need a revival, God, a turning away in opposition to the work of the wicked one. We want our children back,” she cried.

A man who survived mass murder at Orlando’s gay nightclub Pulse and now president of Rainbow Revival, Luis Ruiz thanked God for His power over pastors, churches, and communities to stand against the LGBTQ onslaught.

Another man representing the Puerto Rican community suggested the church has not had the heart of Jesus for LGBTQ people.

“We have been prejudiced in our treatment of our brothers and sisters, the way they look and dress,” Jon Nicolas said.

A woman prayed for Gen Z, which has in large part accepted as normal the LGBTQ lifestyle.

“I pray a fiery flame of love that would pierce their hearts, and crack the shell of offense they’ve experienced,” she said.

Musician Joshua Perez noted that during worship the prayer room shifted, spiritually, as the glory of the Lord filled it.

Meanwhile, a Pride festival in Longmont, Colorado hosted a solidarity rally after the Supreme Court ruled for the Christian graphic artist Smith, who decided against designing websites for same-sex marriage ceremonies based on her faith.

Ten speakers including mayors from the cities of Boulder and Longmont condemned the court’s determination, according to the Times Call newspaper.