Last week, a special international conference held in Dallas, Texas, brought people from around the world to usher in the return of the Messiah.
The first annual conference, titled “Gather America,” brought Jews and Gentiles together in worship and the theme of crying out to the Lord in repentance, CBN News reports. More than 1,000 Christians were reportedly in attendance for the event.
“Hearts and voices unite in #praise and #worship at an international conference called "Gather America" in Dallas, Texas, co-founded by the talented American-Israeli Messianic singer, Joshua Aaron,” wrote Jerusalem Dateline on X, formerly known as Twitter.
🙌🎶 Hearts and voices unite in #praise and #worship 🌟 at a international conference called "Gather America" in Dallas, Texas, co-founded by the talented American-Israeli Messianic singer, Joshua Aaron. 🙌🎶 pic.twitter.com/fybOU1bTyp— Jerusalem Dateline (@JlemDateline) September 21, 2023
The post also included a clip of a woman singing “Days of Elijah” in Spanish while a dance team is dancing by the altar.
“I can't believe the response from our first annual @gatherthenations event! Thank you all for joining, supporting, & praying. GOD is good! In this picture alone, four languages are represented. Just a small reflection of the many nations and states in attendance throughout this conference. We'll see you next Feast of Trumpets in Orlando!” American-Israeli Messianic singer Joshua Aaro, who co-founded the conference, wrote in an Instagram post on Thursday.
The conference featured an array of boasted teachers and worship leaders, including Messianic Jewish and Arab Christian musical artists from Israel, Shilo Ben Hod, and Nizar Francis. Additional performances included Aaron Shust, Mike Weaver from Big Daddy Weave, Melody Green, and radio host and author Dr. Michael Brown.
Various workshops were also delivered, such as dance shofar, harps, songwriting, and spiritual leadership.
The conference, held between Sept. 14-16, was held on behalf of “Gather The Nations” (GTN), which seeks to call believers worldwide to usher in the Messiah’s return through worship and prayer.
“The gospel went out from Israel to the nations and has come back full circle. We wholeheartedly believe Yeshua (Jesus) has and will continue to use music to play a major role in fulfilling the Great Commission,” as stated on GTN’s website. “We are persuaded that a collective voice from Israel needs to lead global assemblies that raise a Kingdom anthem together with the nations as the Day of His return approaches.”
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