This DTT is about finishing the Prayer House at the Community of the Cross as part of the preparation for PRMI to be a key player in the Next Great Awakening. Will you join us in prayer for the completion of this Prayer House as the “Landing Pad” for blazing coals of Holy Spirit fire?
In 2019 Doug McMurry gave what I believe was a prophecy. He said that the Lord spent the last 50 years of our history preparing PRMI to be a “key player in the impending Great Awakening.”
Recently while Laura and I were visiting the McMurry’s at their special prayer center, The Clearing Where Eagles Fly, Doug and I made a video about the prophecies given about another Great Awakening. I felt such confirmation when I heard about these prophecies, especially that this next Great Awakening would come when the Word of God and the Holy Spirit are held together, for that is precisely what PRMI has done for decades.
How do we understand words of prophecy like this? As I taught in the last Discerning the Times, sometimes prophecies are predictive, but most of the time, prophetic words from God are an invitation to us to join with Him in praying for His Kingdom.
We believe the fulfillment of this prophecy is before us. The reason for this hope is that the crisis and challenges of the year 2020 inspired global concerts of prayer. There have been large gatherings, where, for instance, hundreds of thousands gathered on September 26th in Washington DC for The Return event led by Rabbi Johnathan Cahn and the 2020 Prayer March led by the Rev. Franklin Graham.
There were many people associated with PRMI at these and other events, and they all reported that these events expressed the John 17 unity of the Body of Christ. Powerful times of repentance for individual sins and the sins of America and the Nations were spoken as the Holy Spirit led these groups to pray:
“If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” ~ 2 Chronicles 7:14 ASV
Movements of Prayer
In fact, throughout the difficult months of the pandemic and the extraordinarily divisive US election, a great movement of prayer took place through many groups led by anointed prayer leaders.
Among them was Intercessors for America (IFA). They have a focus to pray for political leaders. Another group was the Kansas City International House of Prayer which kept their 24/7 vigils of prayer and praise work. These prayer movements united Christians from many nations and different streams.
In these different streams was a vast symphony of prayer. The Holy Spirit led intercessors to pray for God’s Kingdom plans to prevail in the contemporary situations facing the Church and society. In all these prayers was a constant overarching and unifying theme for a tremendous outpouring of the Holy Spirit to take place!
I believe that God the Father’s primary means of answering our prayers, overcoming evil and advancing His Kingdom on earth will be by sending such an awakening. This awakening will carry God’s powerful manifest presence that will not just touch human hearts but transform entire societies.
PRMI’s Role in Praying for the Next Great Awakening
Over this last year, PRMI has already played a strategic role in praying in and preparing for these awakenings. Our part has been providing the context for receiving the Baptism with the Holy Spirit! For indeed, the essence of all revivals or awakenings is the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. It ignites biblical faith, grows the Church, and transforms societies.
Providing the Context for the Baptism with the Holy Spirit
Our calling and special mandate as a ministry is providing the context for Jesus fulfilling Acts 1:4-8 primarily through our Dunamis equipping process. In 2020, we offered Online Upper Rooms for people to receive the Baptism with the Holy Spirit between Easter/Passover and Pentecost/Shavuot.
Hundreds of people joined in the Upper Rooms from throughout the English-speaking world, and thousands downloaded our e-book, The Baptism with the Holy Spirit.
In the Online Upper Rooms, we saw that under the right conditions of prayer cover, worship, biblical teaching, and symbolically laying on of hands, those whom God had called and prepared were baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit online.
Doing the Work of Prayer and Intercession
We have also been on the frontlines of the great concert of prayer. I, for one, alone but often joined by others, prayed almost every day at the COC in the yet-to-be-finished Prayer House.
Through the Discerning The Times, we provided equipping, discernment and guidance for intercessors to join in God’s Army of Intercessors. We also deployed PRMI Prayer Cohorts for intercession and spiritual warfare.
These prayer cohorts were the context for the Holy Spirit to lead us in the “extraordinary prayer,” which is the vanguard for defeating demonic strongholds and making way for the advancing the Kingdom of God.
This Great Awakening is Already Starting in Set Apart Geographic Locations: Among them the Prayer House at the Community of the Cross
All this took place in 2020 as preparation for where we are now in 2021. I believe that the Lord God is answering these prayers not just of 2020 but for decades as Christians worldwide have prayed for a great move of God.
In 2021, we are so excited but also daunted by how God is calling PRMI, the Community of the Cross and especially the Prayer House to play a strategic role in what we pray will be the next Great Global Awakening.
In this great awakening, the role is the Community of the Cross as a set apart geographic and spiritual place where the Holy Spirit is poured out as He was in Jerusalem at Pentecost, Azusa Street in 1905, the Bible College of Wales in the 1930s, Jesus Abby in Korea in 1966, and the many other geographic locations where past moves of the Holy Spirit have started.
Over the past fifty years, PRMI has played a significant role in outpourings of the Holy Spirit around the world, including… the outpouring at Lake George, New York that launched the Dunamis Project in 1991, the outpouring in China in 1993 and 2005, and the outpouring in Nicaragua at the Young Life Camp in 2000. And many more!
A Vision of Burning Coals
For many years, the vision that I have had is of Jesus Christ casting blazing coals of Holy Spirit fire upon multiple places on the earth. Then, starting in these particular places, a great moving fire of God’s presence spreading all over the earth.
Forty years ago, while at the Jesus Abbey in South Korea, the Lord gave me a vision about the Community of the Cross with the Prayer House as the center with all the right conditions for the Holy Spirit to fall, fellowship gathered in the name of Jesus, rooted in the Bible and doing the work of prayer equipping and sending.
It was to be one of those geographic places where the Holy Spirit would ignite what will become one stream in this great awakening.
Of course, this fire has already started happening at the Community of the Cross, for over the last seventeen years, hundreds have already been baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit and grown in cooperating with Jesus in advancing God’s Kingdom.
However, I believe the Lord is showing us that with the Prayer House nearly completed, the regathering of people at the Community of the Cross, and our ongoing work of prayer and teaching on the Holy Spirit, we are being prepared to be one of those places where one of those fiery coals of Holy Spirit awakening land.
Honestly, I believe the Lord is calling us to prepare for a visitation at the Community of the Cross, where the Lord God will manifest His presence and power in an even greater way than ever before.
A Landing Place and a Launching Pad
Now thanks to the COVID-19 Pandemic, which Satan intended for evil, God has used it for the great good because we were forced to grow by providing ministry, prayer and teaching over the internet. So now, a move of the Holy Spirit in this particular place in Western North Carolina, in the Prayer House and on the land of the Community of the Cross can impact the world.
We can also connect and extend fellowship with all those other places where God is manifesting His presence. Therefore, the Community of the Cross and the Prayer House are a “landing place” on earth for the fire on the Holy Spirit, but it is also a “launchpad” for sending people out empowered by to ignite moves of the Holy Spirit.
This convergence of conditions has now made the unattainable reachable– this third Great Awakening spreading around the world, a great conflation of Holy Spirit fire uniting all streams in the body of Christ, and a possible fulfillment of the Great Commission.
Join us in Prayer
Please join us in praying in the completion of the Prayer House as the landing pad for blazing coals of Holy Spirit fire.
In the following video, Cindy Strickler describes where we are currently at in the building of the Prayer House and goes inside to talk about the kinds on ministry that will happen in the space. Then Brad Long describes truth the vision he had of the Prayer House and the Community of the Cross being a landing pad for coal of Holy Fire
As part of fulfilling this vision of the Community of the Cross being the location of an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, I believe the Holy Spirit is calling us to pray for the following:
- That the Lord will send the rest of the money needed to complete the Prayer House and the work surrounding this site at the COC, that it may become the center for praying in and experiencing the Baptism with Holy Spirit, which is always the first step in Christians being empowered to work with Jesus in igniting a great awakening and advancing God’s Kingdom.
- That the Lord will call many to the COC who can provide the core teams and fellowship for prayer and equipping for this coming great move of God.
- That there will be a global outpouring of the Holy Spirit with blazing coals of Holy Spirit fire falling on the COC and all the other locations where hearts are being prepared.
If the Lord is leading you to give financially to see the Prayer House completed you can do so through the following link
I’m excited! Not simply human excitement but my spirit dancing within me.
May our generous and gracious God release all provision needed, at just the right time, so that His purposes will be carried out.
May we all drink deep of the richness of God as He sets us on fire. Amen.