We have just experienced an extraordinary outpouring of the Holy Spirit at the Next Great Awakening (NGA) Prayer Concerts event held at the Community of the Cross (COC) on November 10-12, 2021. I believe this has marked a turning point in PRMI’s role in the global advancement of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the manifestation of God’s Kingdom on earth.
This was a time not to talk about prayer but to do the work of prayer! R. A. Torrey said over a hundred years ago:
“All Great revivals always begin first in the hearts of a few men and women whom God arouses by His Spirit to believe in Him as a living God: As a God who answers prayer, upon whose heart He lays a burden from which no rest can be found except in importunate crying unto God.”
Following this principle, we focused these three days on doing the work of prayer.7
This was not a teaching conference but instead was a prayer event. The Log House was completely packed out with about fifty people onsite and another 30 joining over the internet from the USA, UK, Canada, Czech Republic, and South Korea.
Each full day, a “Prayer Concert” was offered, and it centered around one of the R.A. Torrey three essentials for igniting outpourings of the Holy Spirit:
- The Baptism with the Holy Spirit
- Intercessory Prayer
The Lord Giving Guidance for the Prayer Concert
To understand the structure of these prayer concerts and why God chose to bless us with an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, I need to share the guidance that we have been receiving. Over the last year, the Lord has been calling us to put in place the elements revealed in the Bible and demonstrated in past revival history. He will use these elements to ignite the Holy Spirit’s outpourings that may become the Next Great Awakening (NGA).
The history of the great revivals from 1900 to 1910 demonstrates that when a synergy of these three aspects occurs, an altar is prepared, and the Holy Spirit may be poured out in what may become great revivals. Revivals under certain circumstances may become Great Awakenings. These Great Awakenings have the potential to transform entire societies to be in more accordance with the Kingdom of God. They also will aid in completing the Great Commission of making disciples of Jesus Christ to all nations.
For those who were not at this Prayer Concert, we invite you to read the report on what happened. This e-booklet is a firsthand report from those of us who were part of this outpouring, and you can download it here.
The Lord has Ignited the Next Wave of the Holy Spirit
We believe that the Lord has ignited a wave of the Holy Spirit and is inviting us as a ministry, individuals, and congregations to take part in it. This wave may become the Next Great Awakening. What happened is immensely exciting! It feels like what the Lord did in 1991 when the Holy Spirit was poured out at Lake George, New York. He ignited the Dunamis Project wave of the Holy Spirit during that time, which has gone global for over 30 years! It brought thousands of people into experiencing the Baptism with the Holy Spirit to be empowered and effective witnesses to Jesus Christ.
Out of this recent great outpouring of the Holy Spirit, we are inviting you to join us in prayer for the next steps as we follow the Lord in what He has started.
The Prophetic Vision:
To lead into this, let me share the vision that I had on the last day of this Prayer Concert event when we were focused on praying in the Army of Intercessors, who are the vanguard of this great move of the Holy Spirit.
The Lord gave me a prophetic vision of the outcome of this “extraordinary prayer” which we are called to pray into. It was of Martin Boardman’s sketch of the altar upon which the fire of revival may fall, formed by the three R.A. Torrey essentials for igniting revival.
Preparing Altars All Over the World for the Holy Spirit Fire to Fall
Here is the rough sketch by Martin that was cast on the video screen for all to pray into.
Suddenly in this prophetic vision, I saw these altars with fire falling upon them, duplicating and geometrically multiplying, across Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and then as a Holy Spirit global movement to the whole earth. First, Jesus reaffirmed the guidance that He had already been giving us. This was that Presbyterian-Reformed Ministries International and the Dunamis Fellowship International were to keep doing the work, and that, indeed, we were called to expand the work of extraordinary prayer through continuing to raise up an Army of Intercessors.
Second, we are called to build the “ministry containers” or wineskins so that that Holy Spirit may do this work of pouring out His fire of Holy Spirit revival in congregations and set apart locations. We are also called to raise up the anointed people, the written materials, and the program and administrative support system so that these altars for the Holy Spirit fire falling could be built everywhere that Jesus is planning to pour out Holy Spirit revival fire.
We are naming the overall work of fulfilling this vision “Preparing for the Next Great Awakening in the Power of the Holy Spirit Venture,” or, for short, NGA Venture.
This NGA Venture calling fits our PRMI mandate and overall vision and purpose:
“Exalting Jesus Christ, Igniting the Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit, Under the Authority of the Holy Bible as the Word of God.” The method we are called to utilize for accomplishing this vision is consistent with the “By Thy Spirit” approach of PRMI. It is to create the venues for God the Father to continue to fulfill Acts 1:4-8, such that Christians may be empowered to witness to Jesus Christ and advance His Kingdom on earth.
However, the next question that comes up is, “Oh no! Does this new NGA Venture replace the Dunamis Project, Growing the Church, and other effective programs that have been developed over the last 30 years?” NO!!! Not at all! These proven programs and ministries for growing the church and equipping people to cooperate with the Holy Spirit make it possible to launch this NGA Venture. The purpose of the NGA Venture is to prepare the altar and ignite the fire of revival!
Stepping into the Kairos Moment
In the prophetic vision that I saw, igniting this fire will result in not just thousands, but millions of people being born again and brought into the Kingdom of God. They will need to all grow as disciples of Jesus Christ and be empowered by the Holy Spirit to take their place in the Kingdom of God. The Dunamis Project, Growing the Church, and other PRMI programs will be essential, and the means, proven over decades, to achieve this goal.
We will need to vastly increase our numbers of anointed teachers, ministers, and those who can provide healing and deliverance ministry. I believe it is these flourishing programs that are the reason why the Lord spoke to Doug McMurry, giving the prophetic word in the fall of 2019, that “The Lord had prepared PRMI to be a key player in the Next Great Awakening.”
If we had not just spent the last 30 years developing the Dunamis Project, we would not have been prepared to be a key player in the next great outpouring. It is more than the program; it is the anointed people! There are thousands scattered all over the globe who have been through the Dunamis Equipping Process, who have become empowered witnesses to Jesus Christ. And hundreds who are members of the PRMI Dunamis Fellowship International! Through this base of people, the Lord will send this next great move of the Holy Spirit!
So, the challenge before us is to not just to maintain but greatly expand our current ministry programs and at the same time step into this “kairos moment” of opportunity. The PRMI Board has already authorized the administrative and organizational work needed to meet this challenge by strengthening and growing the three pillars of the Dunamis Fellowship International, the Community of the Cross, and the Dunamis Institute. But that is another story.
An Invitation for You
We invite you to participate in this Next Great Awakening (NGA Venture) in three ways…. Prayer, Participation, and Giving.
1. Prayer is the Priority. Will You Join Us in Prayer?
First, we must pray for the Army of Intercessors to be raised up as the first step toward fulfilling this vision and preventing Satan’s counterattacks.
The work of prayer is always the first act in cooperating with God in advancing His Kingdom. This is indicated in the Lord’s prayer when Jesus instructs us to make our first petition, “Thy Kingdom Come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
The primary work of prayer is also indicated by Johnathan Edwards, who was a crucial player in the First Great Awakening in Britain and British Colonial America. In 1746, inspired by a movement in Scotland called “concert in prayer,” he wrote a book with the lengthy descriptive title, “A Humble Attempt to Promote Explicit Agreement and Visible Union of all God’s People in Extraordinary Prayer, For the Revival of Religion and the Advancement of Christ’s Kingdom on Earth.”
This extraordinary work of intercessory prayer truly shapes history according to God’s plans. We see this prayer work throughout Jesus’ life when he would go into the wilderness alone. It is also demonstrated in Acts 4:31 when the result was, “After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.” This type of prayer took place during these three days of the Prayer Concerts! It must continue if this outpouring is to continue and be unimpeded by Satan’s counterattacks.
So please! Pray for this great move of God, and please continue to join us in Discerning the Times.
The Lord has already spoken to Martin Boardman about forming a contingent of intercessors to focus on the work of intercession for the Next Great Awakening Venture. This will include praying for the outpourings of the Holy Spirit and the PRMI/DFI team, who are called to develop the program and manage the anointed people to ignite outpourings. We really will need this prayer cover. If you are being called to this, please contact Martin Boardman (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We will also be needing to step up our other prayer equipping, such as “Event Intercession” and “Kingdoms in Conflict,” equipping for dealing with demonic strongholds in congregations.
To continue to grow the Army of Intercessors for the High-Level Intercession and Spiritual Warfare, which is the vanguard of this move of the Holy Spirit, we are conducting a “Mountain Top Equipping Camp” at the Community of the Cross. February 21-25, 2022.
If you are not called to take part in the high-level intercession and spiritual warfare, for most are not called to that, you can start praying right where you are and asking Jesus to pour out His Holy Spirit on your congregation or fellowship. Remember R.A. Torrey’s word that all great revivals start in the hearts… “Great revivals always begin first in the hearts of a few men and women whom God arouses by His Spirit to believe in Him as a living God.”
Be one of those in whom this great outpouring of the Holy Spirit and this great revival starts in your heart. We will be offering ways to join in this strategic work of prayer through the Discerning The Times website.
2. How Is Lord Calling You to Participate?
Our vision is to put in place a means to Ignite Outpourings of the Holy Spirit throughout the world in congregations and all sorts of other contexts. We are developing the wineskins for this to take place. The Lord will be calling each of us to have a role in this Next Great Awakening.
We need anointed people to help. This will include those anointed to pray the doors open in your church or area. God will use others to ignite the fire of the Holy Spirit, and others will be called to offer the follow-up needed.
I am calling several workgroups composed of those who were a part of this outpouring of the Holy Spirit and/or have been a part of the PRMI Dunamis stream. These workgroups will help create these new wineskins so that this work can upsurge globally, igniting the outpourings of the Holy Spirit simultaneously, which may become the Next Great Awakening.
We will be letting you know as this is developed. But in the meantime, be asking, “Lord! How are you calling me to take part?”
And if you missed the November 2021 Prayer Concerts at the Community of the Cross, two more Prayer Concerts events are being planned. The first one will be June 7-10, 2022, and the second sometime in the fall.
An outpouring of the Holy Spirit will bring the healing ministry of Jesus
We need those through whom the Lord will work in healing and deliverance ministry:
Revival will bring the healing ministry of Jesus, restoring things that are broken, that have been wounded either with abortion, with the occult, or deceptions with antichrist ideologies, etc. People are in deep bondage from wounding, and they need to be set free.
We can anticipate that as this outpouring of the Holy Spirit takes place, the need for healing prayer ministry could just quantumly expand. At this Great Awakening Prayer Concerts event, Kristine Rand did a great job setting up prayer teams. Wherever the Holy Spirit moves, Jesus will be manifestly present and reaching to save the lost, cast out demons, and heal those who are broken.
3. Will You Give for this Coming Harvest?
We need financial provision to launch this NGA Venture.
We must not only maintain but continue to grow our current programs! These programs will be the means of equipping leaders for the NGA Venture and providing discipleship for all the people who will be entering into the Kingdom of God. Please keep praying in the financial provision for this.
Please join us in praying for the extra development funds needed to launch the NGA Venture, which will be about $50,000 for 2022.
Please also pray for another $50,000 for the Dunamis Institute. This is urgently needed to provide the people and organization for all the programs like the Dunamis Project. This will be the means for equipping the thousands of people Jesus is going to be calling, anointing and raising up for leadership through this great outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The need for anointed, well-equipped teachers, anointed ones who move in healing and deliverance ministry, anointed evangelists, and all those who can move in the gifts of the Holy Spirit will increase by quantum leaps. And it is PRMI’s role to take part in equipping them! So, pray this $50,000 comes in as capital to accomplish that.
Obtaining the Certificate of Occupancy for the Nearly Finished Prayer House
As part of this preparation for the next great outpouring of the Holy Spirit, there is the need for $400,000 to complete the sewage, water, flood control, stone patio, handy capped access, road work, and all that is involved in meeting the fire marshal’s and other’s requirements so that we can obtain the Certificate of Occupancy (CO) for the Prayer House. This is a long-term investment in the future development of the COC, which will be necessary for putting in the accommodations. And none of this includes the furnishings for the Prayer House!
Please intercessions, join us in praying for all this needed money! We are stepping out in faith, trusting Jesus. If the Lord is leading you to give, please do so as a gift to any of this.
When I shared this DTT with intercessor Jule Ann, she had a word from the Lord that I am so excited to pass on to you. She wrote the following:
I will intercede; however, I believe I just heard a clear word from the LORD that I’m excited to share. It is my practice that in the month of December, to read and meditate on one chapter in the book of Luke each day. This prepares my heart and mind for Christmas by focusing on Jesus’ life on earth and His work here. Today, I am on chapter 10.Jule Ann
I had seen your email with the DTT when I first woke up and read the cover letter, but not the attachment, but I’m aware it’s about the NGA Venture. As I began reading Luke 10 – where Jesus sends out the 72, the Holy Spirit lifted His words, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. ASK the LORD of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. GOD!” As I was reading this, it was as if the LORD dropped it into my ear, “This is what I’m doing through PRMI.”
Yes, that is just what Jesus is doing!! While the NGA Venture is all about igniting outpourings of the Holy Spirit, which may become the Next Great Awakening, the purpose of this outpouring is that the workers needed for the harvest may be called equipped, filled, and empowered by the Holy Spirit according to Acts 1:4-8, and then sent out into the vast field to bring not just millions but billions of people into the Kingdom of God through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Yes!! According to Acts 1:8, that is just what happens when born again believers are baptized or filled with the Holy Spirit. Evangelism and missions exponentially expand.
Yes, this is what the Lord is doing through PRMI! He has done it for 50 years, and He is calling us to prepare for this Next Great Awakening and to get ready for the increased need to equip people to be empowered witnesses for Jesus Christ.
Many others confirm that Jesus Christ is on the move ignoring a great global awakening. They are also receiving guidance about igniting outpourings of the Holy Spirit. For instance, see this issue of Charisma reporting on the signs and wonders taking place in California at the Murillo tent meetings along highway 99.