As a young man I set my sights on being a cross-cultural missionary to a people group somewhere in Asia. I went to Youth With A Mission (YWAM) for training for this purpose, but God had other plans. He called me out of Ezekiel 3:5 to my own house and my own people, the United States of America.
Poetically, ironically and perhaps divinely, my public ministry days started on September 11, 2001. Our itinerate YWAM ministry team was packing a van and trailer full of luggage and equipment that fateful morning when we received word that the first of the World Trade Center towers in New York City had been struck.
The name of that mobile ministry team was “The Jesus Revolution.” We had anchored our message in the concept that nation-changing revolutions happen because a critical mass of people believe in the promise of a better tomorrow and act upon that faith. We were simply declaring that the only revolution that brings true hope and true change is found in
Jesus Christ, when we embrace Him as our Lord and Savior in every area of our lives and reach out to love the world into doing the same. President Obama campaigned on these very same words, “hope and change,” seven years later, and I remember thinking to myself, “Those were the words we used with the Jesus Revolution team.” In true YWAM fashion, we were now preaching the simplest of messages, not pulling any punches — to know God and make Him known.
This post is an excerpt from the book David’s Tent – Jesus is Worthy of A Nation’s Praise by Jason Hershey
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Musicianaries, Intercessors of all Ages: ARISE!
It’s time to build the wall. I’m talking about intercession. True protection.
“So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land….” Ezekiel 22:30
There are many things you could do this summer. I want you to call you to the wall in DC. Would you come to our nation’s Capitol and stand before God on behalf of our nation as an intercessor? It’s a rare group of selfless ones that will respond to this call. No candies. No flashy promises of great times. Just God.
We simply must pray from our guts for our country right now. The youth of America must understand what is meant by the phrase, “Save yourselves from this perverse generation!” Acts 2:40 They must understand! They must understand! If we pray, they will.
God can do more in a moment than we can do in a lifetime. That’s settled. We all understand that. Let’s pray in faith for that moment when God shows up!
Please watch this recent night watch video:
David’s Tent has been stirred to gather a delegate from each state for 2, 50 day, 50 state, “Intercessory Prayer Congresses” to pray in unity this summer into fall. We believe it’s time for this strategic army of prayer warriors to come together in DC and pray to win a generation to Jesus! Will you be one of them?
The first Prayer Congress will be: July 1 – August 20
The second Prayer Congress is: August 20 – October 10.
(The second will end with Awaken The Dawn. www.awakenthedawn.org)
The cost for room and board with us in our community houses is $700 for one congress or $1300 if you want to stay for both, all 100 days. This will all culminate with the 50 tent (state by state) gathering on the National Mall, called Awaken the Dawn.
If you have any questions about the Prayer Congress or would like more information, please email Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org Please pray and ask the Lord if you should apply to be a delegate from your state! (If you can’t come, please make sure someone from your state can.)
Keep in mind this will probably be the hardest thing you’ve ever done. “Laying down your life” is the calling card for a true intercessor. That means a cross. Your friends will be posting amazing pictures of being at the beach, family outings, on amazing trips, getting that new car with their summer job money etc… Meanwhile you will be living in dormitory housing in community, in a hectic city, and simply going to a tent each day to cry out to God in prayer and worship. You will need to know that God is your reward. It’s this type of people though, that God will answer!
“Gather together to Me my consecrated ones, Those who have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.” Psalms 50:5
Thank you for praying Col. 1:11 for our staff. There is refreshment and fresh fiery zeal coming upon us!
For His Glory, Always,
We have started a weekly Sunday Night gathering called “The Celebration at David’s Tent” from 5-7pm. This is meant to be a point of corporate connection in the midst of the 24/7 cycle of the tent. As worship is ongoing, Jason usually shares a short word and we have some prayer in small groups for one another and/or America. It’s the perfect outdoor event for families on a Sunday night. See our facebook page for up to the minute info.
David’s Tent is caught between two competing, but both valuable, visions for the National Mall, and Capital City. King David’s vision for His Capital City: A place for all Israel to gather, worship and give thanks to the Lord! (Psalms 122)