A Lonnie Frisbee Dream and Evangelism

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It is coming.  A great move of God is coming.  God recently spoke to me in a dream.  In the dream, I was watching Lonnie Frisbee preaching and ministering in the late 60’s.  Lonnie was walking up to people, preaching the gospel and watching the Holy Spirit move on them.  A few things stood out to me.  First, there was power in the simple gospel.  The message was…”God loves you and has a plan for your life.  Turn to Him, follow Him, receive the Holy Spirit and become a disciple.”  Second, the Holy Spirit was moving.  There was a reliance upon/agreement with the Holy Spirit.  Lonnie was communing with the Holy Spirit and following His lead.  Third, Great boldness was required.  At one point, Lonnie even ministered to a group of Satanists.

Then the dream shifted.   I became Lonnie Frisbee and was transported to the future. I began to minister as Lonnie and with the same anointing! When I first started preaching, people would not respond.  People’s hearts were hard.  But I knew, without a doubt, that if I kept consistently preaching the Gospel, people would start responding.  I knew that there was a great harvest coming and that it would be much bigger than any one church or movement.  I was sure it was coming and that God had called me, along with others, to bring it in!

It was odd to me that I became Lonnie.  I do not think God was saying that I am to be the next Lonnie Frisbee.  However, I do think I was a type.  God is starting to release anointing as He did in the Jesus People revival of the late 60″s early 70’s.  I believe there is a wave of the Holy Spirit that is starting to roll in.  I believe the wave will be a grass roots movement and God will be raising up evangelists (Lonnie types) that may not fit well in most standard churches  (The current band Sleeping Giant comes to mind).

It is now a time to start sowing seeds.  I remember something Tom Stype said in one of his evangelism workshops.  He said we need to have a “broadcast mentality.”  During Jesus’ time farmers did not plow first and then plant the seeds in nice little rows.  They scattered the seed everywhere and then plowed it in afterwards.  Tom went on to say, “in the parable of the sower, 3/4 of the seed fell on ground that did not bear fruit.”  That is what Tom meant by “broadcast mentality”- scatter seed everywhere you can, and do not worry if 3/4 of your seed does not bear fruit.

I am also reminded of a vision I had during a prayer meeting.  In my mind’s eye I saw huge sacks of seed in front of each person.  Each sack of seed was taller than each individual person and approximately four feet in diameter.  I remember thinking, “That’s not right.  The seed is not supposed to be in the sacks.  It is supposed to be scattered.”  The point of the vision was that each of us has plenty of seed, we just need to get it out of the sack and where it is supposed to be…the field.

Do not be discouraged if at first people are not as receptive as you would like.  God has promised there will be a harvest!  Galatians 6:9  says “Let us not become tired of doing good. At the right time we will gather a crop if we don’t give up.” (NIVr)

So, let’s scatter seed and rely on the Holy Spirit, and expect God to move. Lonnie moved in the power of God.  Expect power. Preach the simple Gospel, take risks and be consistent.  Let’s pray this one in, but also be answers to our prayers.  And, above all, demonstrate God’s great love!

-Alan

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Alan Garrett

Family: I am married to a wonderful woman named Marialice Stewart Garrett. She is a gifted leader in her own rite and was a great help in editing my book (UnSilenced) as well as shaping its theological content. We have three children, Bethany, Tiffany, and Nathan. All three of them are passionate about their faith in Jesus. Education: BA in Religious Studies (Greek Emphasis) from Westmont College. MS in Special Education from National University. Ministry Experience: I am currently a lay pastor at the Family Church of Sacramento and credentialed through the River network of churches. I have been in church leadership for roughly 30 years. Leadership experiences include being member of two church planting teams with the Association of Vineyard Churches as well as leading missions teams, ministry teams and evangelistic teams. 

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  14 comments for “A Lonnie Frisbee Dream and Evangelism

  1. Mabel Debrichy
    July 13, 2013 at 4:34 am

    I am thrilled to read your post. I am currently ministering to and have fellowship with a pastor in the Mather Veterans Hospital who was asked by Lonnie to help write his autobiography when he was alive.. I met Lonnie in 1986 and it was before I met David Mallard my pastor friend. I was so impressed with Lonnie’s style of teaching the gospel and showing Gods love to everyone.that he met. Your vision regarding what the Holy Spirit wants us all to do in this age is so spot on and am so happy to hear of His plan for today! I so agree that we must be bold and faint not at rejection,, trusting in His Spirit to produce the fruit. Keep it up!!!

    • alangarrett
      July 13, 2013 at 5:50 am

      Thanks for the encouragement Mabel! I read Lonnie’s autobiography. I would highly recommend it.

  2. July 13, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Alan, this dream is so right on. It echoes what the Holy Spirit has been speaking to others as well as myself. For months I have been posting that a shift is coming, the glory of God is going to cover the earth- so get ready & know who you are & what authority you have! What a great dream!

    • alangarrett
      July 13, 2013 at 5:04 pm

      Thanks Margriet!

  3. Mike Keith
    July 13, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Great Word Alan! I pray God annoints the sowers to step out in faith, rejecting the fear of rejection. For the Gospel IS the Power of God!

  4. Bailey Tucker
    July 13, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Awesome word. Totally feeling the Holy Spirit, I know there’s an anointing on it.

  5. Beth Garrett
    July 13, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Love love LOVE this!! Definitely feeling a tug on my heart.

  6. July 21, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Awesome word Alan!!

    • alangarrett
      July 21, 2013 at 3:25 pm

      Thanks Danny! Thanks for all you do in the kingdom.

  7. Laurel Nordyke
    July 21, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Hey Alan. Those words and dream are so encouraging and powerful!! The Lonnie Frisbee metaphor is beautiful. He BROKE DOWN BARRIERS. He was out of the box of any preconceived perameters that we are suppose to follow. He loved and gave to all who would receive outside the church. I am encouraged by all of this message and especially spreading seeds everywhere. And I am encouraged that you are being moved into this kind of power and love outside the box! The love to care for the wayward and even ruined people. I agreed and say yes to that love and power too being released!! (I will have to read his biography too)

  8. July 22, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    This is really exciting and encouraging. I am blessed to see the Sleeping Giant band reference. They are doing great things for the Kingdom. I look forward to seeing the Holy Spirit reveal more of this vision soon, for all of us!

    • alangarrett
      July 22, 2013 at 11:48 pm

      Thanks Jeff. I have heard Tommy Green and Eric Gregson speak and seen the band live. I love what they are doing. Love those guys.

  9. Mercedes Marleaux
    July 23, 2013 at 12:32 am

    Love it Alan!! So powerful and encouraging!!

  10. Lisa Budd
    July 25, 2013 at 6:48 am

    Very good to read this. Wow, I envisioned that the seed was as of souls of opportunity to share the gospel and the church growing in great magnitude.

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