By Diego Duarte
On Wednesday November 1st, Luke LeFevre, CEO of a student and young adult movement called Consecrate, shared with students about following the calling God gives to them.
He spoke about his start in ministry to young adults at raves and delved into how God opened up the pathway from there to allow many to get saved. It started when he was meeting up with some high school students he was discipling who told him how raves going on in the city were gaining popularity. The parties were thrown primarily by two popular guys who attended their high school and all it took was a post on Instagram telling people about a rave and around 400 of their friends would then show up to them. Where these students saw a way to make money, Luke saw a way to reach students for Jesus.
He then with his friend, Daniel McCloud, who does ministry in Nashville, goes to the neighborhood where these two guys doing the raves lived. They asked them if they could preach the Gospel at the end of their rave. He proposed that in exchange for preaching there, he would bring 50 of his friends (each ticket to the rave was worth $50), earning them an extra $2,500. Thus his ministry at raves began. At the end of the rave he shared that “One day, every one of you is going to end up in the ground. And the room went silent. I said the only thing that matters is what you do with Jesus Christ.” He made a serious moment for salvation out of a high school party where 400 students gave their life to Christ – one of them being one of the boys throwing the party. Through this story his message was how as Christians we need to make it a priority to live our lives for what truly matters.
His main message was centered around Christians being judged by their works before the judgment seat of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:9-11) and how all the work done not unto the Lord but for the world will be irrelevant in eternity with God (1 Corinthians 3:11-15). He restates this overall message “We’re all going to end up in the ground. The only thing that matters is what you do for Jesus” so we must make room for what God wants, since He wants to work in our lives in powerful ways. LeFevre made a powerful analogy about how in the lives of Christians, we get distracted and begin aiming at the wrong target. We strive to meet success and popularity by the world’s standards. And when Jesus judges Christians for how they spent their lives on Earth, it is only a thing between the Christian and God that will remain.
In his message he made 3 crucial points:
You’ve got one life, don’t waste it. We spend much time away from God instead of focusing on Him who is omniscient (Psalm 139). An example he gave of this was a survey that stated that the average person part of Gen Z spends 7.2 hours/day on their phones which over the average lifetime would be the equivalent of 19 years. We must live our life passionately for Jesus.
Fear God: One day we will stand before The things in our life will soon pass. In comparison to eternity (1 Corinthians 3:11-15), the things of the world are folly and quickly fading.
Live for Eternity: Only what is done for Christ will truly last and thus we should fear God and obey His commandments
As Christians we must make the most of our time in following the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20) no matter where we are at, whether in our local community or afar on a Missions trip.