Today at 8:00pm, the Tribe finished our first ministry-wide 24-Hour Prayer. As for me, my Student Christian Fellowship back at college in Southern Indiana used to schedule all-day, all-night prayer meetings once a month or so. I had remembered the comradeship of standing in the gap, manning the night watches with close friends. What unity. What exhilaration! And the effectiveness and results were hands-down amazing! Our small campus group grew from 35 to 350 in two short years.
So, I wanted to bring this vehicle of internal and external revival to the Tribe of Judah. This last week, we felt more and more led to intercessory prayer and entreating heaven regularly. We had an evening prayer service last Wednesday and there was great fervency and the laying on of hands and the anointing of oil. Two weeks ago, we saw two legitimate healings. In short, the Lord has put us into higher gear and we have entered into more intimate depths in worship and receiving from the Word. It seems the River of God has gone from ankle deep to knee deep (Ezekiel 47).
As we come to a close for this 1440-Minute tour-de-prayer, we have seen the Lord answer prayer. One of our girls got a job she was praying for. One girl we prayed for is inches from conversion. And we have seen multiple confirmations in Scripture that our call to collective/communal living is God-born. Many doors have opened. The general call to Revival, all the more heeded.
After we see these benefits and blessings, not to mention the closeness with each other and God, I am struck with a serious need to spread the word. We need to pray more–individually and as a body. God is drawing His saints close in these insane times. Let us fill up bowls in the throne room. Let us keep knocking. For the hour is later than we think.
THIS IS A CALL TO PRAYER.