Thank you for all that have given in the fall fundraiser to provide this major upgrade. No more mud.
The new floor came just in time for AllTribesDC! This Friday, November 8 from 9am-5pm Davids Tent will be hosting AllTribesDC for the second year in a row. Last year over 300 people from over 40 First Nation tribes from North America gathered in DC for this wonderful day of worship and prayer.
Indigenous people have a unique governmental authority over the land where they were the first to live. Acts 17 declares that God appoints the times and places we live so that we might seek and find Him. There is something unique about the geographic realities of where we live that create the perfect petri dish to cause us to seek Him and then also find Him! The people and their land go hand in hand. As the First Nations of our continent are brought into the fullness of their destiny in Jesus, so will the rest of us.
I have noticed that since the Native Americans brought their blessing and prayers of establishment over Davids Tent, we have not had to move the tent since! The first several years of Davids Tent were riddled with constant interruptions to move the tent to different locations on the mall by the ever-shifting realities of the National Park Service. It now seems that David’s Tent has come to a resting place at our current location. I can only attribute that to the blessing of the Lord that was brought uniquely by AllTribesDC last year. I felt that after 3 years of pre-gathering 24/7/365, that AllTribesDC actually brought the final commissioning to David’s Tent last year!
For all those that hunger for revival in America, I want to encourage you to join AllTribesDC at Davids Tent this Friday. This gathering will be a watershed moment of governmental blessing for all of the United States, simply by merit of the authority they carry, with the purest of hearts of love for the Lord Jesus.
Our next DTS training school is January 9-May 31 2020. Get all the Info HERE.
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.
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!
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)
Thank you all that have been praying for David’s Tent DC’s new location. We consider every prayer part of our worship and declaration that Jesus is Worthy of the highest, centermost places of our lives and culture. Through this all, we’re still singing at the Tent!
Thank you for so many that have put their efforts together to contact members in Congress too. Your efforts opened up a great dialogue with the National Park Service (NPS) yesterday. They didn’t give us an option, but there was a discussion about the possibility of an option.
The possibility of the option floated, would have us stay where we are at Constitutions Gardens Plaza, but be coexisting with the construction trailers and equipment for the restoration project of the lock-keepers house on the corner. They warned us that we have to measure it out to see if we’d all fit there and there would be much noise throughout the day, but it’s a possibility of an option for us. (This would only be to buy us time, not a long term solution. Eventually a restaurant will be build on our spot.) This will be further explored as we walk the site all together next Wednesday afternoon, making measurements to see if we’d even all fit there. It’s a tight squeeze for sure.
In my guts, I’m skeptical this is “it.” But we will be considering it in the meantime. Let’s contend for His best in faith, prayer and action! Yesterday’s meeting was bountifully productive though. We were honored to have a great candid dialogue with those that we are working with at the NPS permits office.
The NPS permits office wasn’t notified until recently that this reconstruction project of Constitution Gardens is starting. It was planned for a long time, but on hold. Suddenly the funding came in and triggered the quick beginning, The notified us as soon as it was handed to them. The permits office hasn’t been given a solid start date yet, just a commission to not permit anybody there after our current permit runs out March 10.
The NPS permits office is bound to the constraints put on them from higher up. They explained their conundrum with us. Several years ago, congress gave them the mandate to make the mall area beautiful and fulfill the vision of George Washington to have the Capitol in the midst of rolling green hill spaces. The NPS just in the last couple years put 8 million dollars into the reconstruction of the sod on the main stretch of the mall. Next is Washington Monument Grounds, as piece by piece, they are redoing the turf. Which is why the new turf regulations were enacted last year, and our tent can’t be on grass any more than 5 days at a time now.
So why not just make more hardscape places? With each new monument, museum or restaurant, that vision of a Capitol surrounded by rolling green spaces is being chipped away. The NPS was mandated by congress to defend that vision and get the mall area looking beautiful.
On the other hand, the NPS is also to be permitting 1st amendment demonstrations on those same areas. These two visions, beautify the National Mall and make room for 1st Amendment demonstration, conflict greatly, at great cost and stress for all involved.
This is why your calls and letters to congress were and are so important. Keep them rolling! I want to be clear: I do not think the NPS is being malicious toward us. I would say the opposite. I really trust they are trying to find a solution, but their hands are tied. We need Congress or the Executive Branch to act. What is OUR GENERATIONS vision for our Capital City? Will 24/7 worship and Praise, and Jesus Himself, be part of our vision for the Capital going forward?
We’ve come full circle back to the vision of David’s Tent DC! King David made the Lord the central vision in his administration. With a 24/7 worship tent employing 4288 musicians and singers adjacent to his palace, David wanted to be sure God knew, that he had enthroned God over his administration. Will the David hearts arise!?
So far, from the response that I’m getting. I’m encouraged! There is a remnant in congress, and around America, that loves Jesus with all their hearts and not only do they know that He’s the Lord, but have also made Him their Lord.
This video of the Moravians is a “must watch.” We must know our history! I was trained as a young man in missions under the tutelage of Youth With A Mission (YWAM). From a missions perspective I was gripped at the Moravian Model of 24/7 prayer leading to the birthing of the modern day missions movement. The story of the Moravians caused me to dream of a fresh wave of prayer and missions in my generation!