Do you want to see revival breaking out in your town, in your nation, or in our world? Now is the time to be praying for a move of God that will usher in revival. The key to seeing this revival is the empowering work of the Holy Spirit.
Jessie Penn-lewis, a Welsh evangelical speaker who was closely involved with Evan Roberts in the Welsh revival of 1904-1905, wrote
“The Baptism of the Holy Spirit is the essence of Revival, for Revival comes from a knowledge of the Holy Spirit, and the way of co-working with Him which enables Him to work in Revival power… Such an infilling of the Spirit was the cause not only of the Revival in Wales in 1904-5, but of all other Revivals in the history of the world.”Jessie Penn-Lewis with Evan Roberts, War on the Saints, Thomas E. Lowe, LTD. New York, 2017 (Org 1911) pg.286-287
Many of us have been praying that the crisis of the coronavirus pandemic would be the occasion for God to send a great revival, a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit that would bring the manifest presence of God, transforming human hearts and entire societies.
I have been seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit as to how Jesus is calling us to do this. And I felt the Lord say, “I am calling PRMI to continue its basic work of creating contexts or venues for God the Father to work to fulfill Acts 1:4-8.”
My response was, “Lord, that is great! But during the coronavirus pandemic, we can’t meet for face-to-face teaching and laying on of hands to receive the Baptism and infilling with the Holy Spirit as we normally do through our Dunamis Project events.”
The Lord answered back, “I am calling my people to enter into many upper rooms, now in cyberspace, so that I may pour out my Holy Spirit upon them to receive the gifts and power needed to be my witnesses in this time of crisis.”
I submitted this guidance to the core PRMI Leadership Team for discernment. The answer came back with a resounding YES! The Lord is calling us to offer the invitation to enter upper rooms several times a week until Pentecost.
Enter the Virtual Upper Room
Each Virtual Upper Room will be staffed just like a normal onsite Dunamis with a team providing prayer cover, and with two or more Dunamis teachers. They will answer questions and pray with people through the steps for asking for and receiving the baptism with the Holy Spirit.
For those who have already had this experience, the prayers will be to be filled anew with the Holy Spirit for this present opportunity. To help prepare for this prayer, we will offer a free e-book on how to pray for and receive the Baptism with the Holy Spirit.
We are working on the mechanics of how to do this. This project will be promoted on PRMI’s networks of 1000’s of emails and through Charisma’s networks to 100,000’s of people online starting April 21, 2020.
This is a colossal challenge and an unprecedented opportunity to cooperate with the Holy Spirit in equipping witnesses for Jesus Christ.
The vanguard of all moves of the Holy Spirit are the intercessors. This Discerning The Times is a call to intercessors to step into the gap to pray for the following:
- We need prayer cover for the PRMI leadership team, intercessors, and Dunamis teachers who will be implementing this Welcome to the Virtual Upper Room project.
- Ask the Lord to pour out the Holy Spirit upon us to be anointed with the gifts and power needed to lay hands virtually on people to actually experience the Baptism with the Holy Spirit and His manifestational gifts to be effective witnesses for Jesus Christ.
- Pray for the financial provision needed to keep doing this work. We have no gifts coming in through offerings because ALL of our events have been cancelled. Keeping the ministry going and stepping out in faith to offer this ministry online costs money. So, please pray for provision! We really need it!!!
- Please pray for a mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit during this time, leading up to Pentecost on May 31, 2020. In the Upper Rooms, we will be praying for the Baptism with the Holy Spirit, but for us intercessors, I believe that we need to pray the prayer the first disciples prayed when they were facing persecution and circumstances like we are facing that Satan intended for evil.
Let us pray together as we move into this time filled with hope and with great danger.
I will send you more information about the actual invitations to the Upper Room as they are being developed. Just now our urgent need is prayer cover for this massive and strategic endeavor.
Please share any discernment you receive with us.
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