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The House of Prayer

  1. Why build a House of Prayer network?

    There is a call going forth throughout the world for the establishment of the Mountain of the LORD in Houses of Prayer -- these will be conduits for the fire of the LORD to flow across the land. The House of Prayer holds so many implications for God's end-time plan. The central point is that the establishment of the House of Prayer – the Mount of the fire of the LORD -- in strategic regions around the Pacific Rim and around the world is absolutely key to God’s end-time purposes throughout the whole world. These Houses of Prayer act as touch points to heaven, as doorways to accessing the substance of heaven so that we as citizens of heaven[1]can bring it down into the earth[2]. 

    The lover says to his beloved in Song of Songs 8:5-7:  “...Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave.  It burns like a blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away.  If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, it would be utterly scorned.” The powerful, passionate experience of intimacy with our divine beloved is the flame of fire we are talking about, and it is absolutely essential to God’s end-time plan for His people and for the earth.

    Zechariah 2:5, further, tells us of the time we are stepping into: “And I myself will be a wall of fire around it’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will be its glory within”. God intends to build communities of His people in the earth that will be radical in their commitment to Him[3], and to each other[4].This kind of love and unity will make the Body of Christ into a beacon[5] in the gathering darkness of the kingdoms of this world[6], like never before seen in the earth[7]. It is volcanic chains of Houses of Prayer throughout regions all over the earth that will usher in this kind of passionate experience of intimacy and unity with the heart of God, and with one another. For those who have ears to hear,let him hear!  

    [1] Eph.2:19; Philip. 3:20

    [2] Mt.18:18, 19.

    [3] Even todeath, Gal. 2:20, 21, II Cor. 5:15.

    [4]As Jesusprayed in John 17, and as set forth in I Cor. 1:10 and I Pet. 1:22 among otherreferences.

    [5] Asstated in Matt. 5:14 -16.

    [6] I John5:19.

    [7]Asprophesied in Isaiah 60:2.

    From the book, "The Establishment" by J. Scott Husted

     

  2. What is the Tabernacle of David?

    Probably the most important aspect of David’s tabernacle was a new focus on praise and worship.The singing and instrumental music went on day and night, “continually beforeThe LORD”[1]. Singers were appointed specifically[2] as well as musicians[3] who played drums, cymbals, trumpets, harps and instruments of all kinds[4]. With cymbals and trumpets, it’s clear that the worship was largely not quiet and contemplative[5].This kind of worship and praise represents a key component of any pattern for the establishment of The House of Prayer in our day.

    Another major aspect of the Tabernacle of David, and one that has gone largely unnoticed by many in the church, is prayer and intercession. David appointed “…Levites to minister before the ark of the LORD, to make petition, to give thanks, and to praise The LORD…“ this is prayer and intercession in the form of petitions, thanks and praise, with singing and music[6]. Further, in the book of Psalms we can find actual examples of what the content of those prayers were. In the Psalms we see intercession for others going on, prayers in the midst of personal struggles, dynamic intercession for the nation, and prayer and prophecy going forth for the nations of the world[7].These examples of prayer and intercession stand as foundation stones for the activity of the House of Prayer. 

                Another of the key aspects of the Tabernacle of David is the operation of divine revelation[8]. Once we understand that scribes recorded many of the Psalms as they were sung spontaneously in the Tabernacle of David, we can begin to see the importance of prophecy in the practice before the ark of The LORD. It becomes clear that the spirit of prophecy active in the Tabernacle of David was strong and consistent when we consider the sheer bulk of prophecy concerning the coming of Christ that we find in the Psalms[9]. “Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy”(1 Cor 14:1). Revelation from the Spirit of God in the word and in prophetic gifting[10] is an important foundational aspect for the establishment of the House of Prayer today.     

    It was prophesied that the Tabernacle of David would be restored in the earth so that “all theGentiles” could come into His presence[11]. The apostles understood that the Old Testament prophets spoke of this work as it began in the newly birthed church[12]. Jesus began the fulfillment of this prophecy at His death when the veil in the temple, built on the pattern of Moses’ tabernacle, was miraculously torn, signifying that all of His people could now come into the very presence of God[13].

    The founding of the early church was the beginning of this prophesied restoration of David'stabernacle, but this work of God has not come to fruition to the point that all the peoples of the world have an opportunity to participate in seeking the LORD. One of the major features of the Tabernacle that David set up was worship, intercession and revelation that went on twenty-four hours a day. In our current western Christian setting the unsaved generally have only one chance per week to be exposed to the life-changing effects of God’s presence in corporate worship, prayer and revelation. In most churches this amounts to a one to two hour window throughout the week. Even if you include services Sunday and Wednesday nights, the total opportunity for the unsaved to be touched by the work of heaven is slim indeed. There does not exist an established forum in our culture for ongoing worship, intercession and revelation where anyone can go and experience the life-changing effects of the presence of God among His people at any time.

    The foundational truth behind the need for the establishment of the House of Prayer is that God is worthy of so much more than we give in our current western practice. This is the truth behind our worship in spirit and in truth – He is worthy[14], and He alone is worthy[15]. I could stop right here, as this supreme reason is reason enough for me to spend the rest of my days simply worshipping Him. Yet God’s heart goes further. He has a desire that everyone might be saved[16]. The unsaved nations need more opportunity than we currently give to be touched by the power of heaven established on earth. This scriptural parameter, that the nations of the world will be given opportunity to know him, is important to the ultimate identification and purpose of the House of Prayer, as it links the establishment of the House of Prayer in the earth with the great harvest of souls promised at the end of the age.

    We are living in the day where this Davidic worship in spirit and truth is being re-established among us. God is empowering our worship in songs and music. He is re-establishing revelation in powerful teaching and prophecy. He is igniting prayer and intercession like never before. He is also moving on the hearts of people all over the globe to establish centers where His people can gather from every group, nationality, and denomination from all over a city at any time of the day or night to worship Him. Established Houses of Prayer include: The War Room in Kelowna, British Columbia, The International Houses of Prayer in Kansas City, Vertical Call in Santa Rosa, California, the House of The King in Toronto, Boiler Rooms across Britain, and Prayer Network in Boston. Others that I have had some connection with include start-ups in Germany, Zambia, Turkey, Holland, Jerusalem, Canada, Korea, Fiji and Thailand.

    The work of the establishment of the House of Prayer springing up today all over the world is a direct fulfillment of the promise of God to re-establish the work and heart of David’s tabernacle.

    [1]Specifically shown in I Chron. 16:6,37, and outlined by “worship teams” hour byhour for twenty-four hours in I Chron. 25.

    [2] I Chron.15:16,19.

    [3] IIChron. 7:6; 20:13.

    [4] IIChron. 5:13.

    [5] This isan understatement. The King James Bible describes it as a “loud noise” in Psalm33:3.

    [6] I Chron.16:4-6.

    [7] All ofthis in the Psalms? There are too many examples to begin to cite. This shouldwhet your appetite to search out the Psalms for yourself as in Acts 17:11.

    [8] As soeloquently prayed for you in Eph. 1:17-19.

    [9] “For thetestimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy” Rev. 19:10. 

    [10] This isdescribed in many places throughout the Old Testament prophets, as well as inthe gospels in John 16:13, and through the exhortation of Paul in I Cor.14:4-6.

    [11] Amos9:11.

    [12] Acts15:15-17.

    [13] Asdescribed in Matt. 27:51, Luke 23:45, Heb. 10: 19-23, and Rev. 21:3.

    [14] …of allour time, all our money, of all our efforts, Rev. 4:11.

    [15] Isaiah42:8.

    [16] I Tim.2:4.

     From the book, "The Establishment" by J. Scott Husted

  3. What is the House of Prayer?

    God is doing a new thing in the earth today[1]. Did I say a new thing? This work of God has been foreshadowed throughout the whole of the Bible, has been experienced by His people in prophetic foretastes throughout history, and it is what we can look forward to in greater measure as the days before us unfold[2]. This work is, however, a new thing that God is establishing in the earth for the very first time on a global scale. "The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former', says the LORD of hosts; 'and in this place will I give peace and prosperity..." Haggai 2:9. What is this new thing? This latter glory greater than the things that have come before it will only be brought forth in the midst of His House established in the earth. This new work of God in the earth is the establishment of His House of Prayer in cities all over the globe.

    God has told us throughout His word that He would do this work in the earth in these last days. In Acts 15, James quotes the prophet Amos, " 'After these things I will return, and I will rebuild the tabernacle of David which has fallen, and I will rebuild its ruins, and I will restore it, so that the rest of mankind may seek the LORD, and all the Gentiles who are called by my Name,‘ says the LORD who makes these things known from long ago." (Acts 15:16, 17 & 18) The work springing up today all over the world of the establishment of the House of Prayer is a direct fulfillment of this promise of God.

    Distinctive Aspects

    The Tabernacle of David demonstrated the House of Prayer that God is raising up today by showing us a divine worship, a worship "in spirit and in truth", which had several distinctive aspects:

    1       Singers and singing- 1Chr. 15:16-27, 25:1-7

    2       Musicians- 1 Chr.23:5, 25:1-7  

    3       Scribes to record prayers and songs of praise; this is where much of the book of Psalms was written- 1 Chr. 16:4

    4       Thanksgiving- 1 Chr.16:4, 8, 41  

    5       Praise- 1 Chr. 16:4,36  

    6       Psalms- 1 Chr. 16:9,Ps 98:6  

    7       Rejoicing and joy- 1Chr. 16:10, 25-31 unlike solemnity of Moses' tabernacle

    8       Shouting- 1 Ch.r 16:4,Ps 47:1, 5, Is 12: 6  

    9       Dancing- 1 Chr. 15:29,2 Sam 6:14, Ps 149  

    10   Lifting up hands- Ps.134 suggests surrender, prayer, sacrifice

    11   Physical expressions of worship: kneeling, bowing down, falling down, prostration- Ps. 95:6, Deut.9:25, Num. 16:45, Rev. 19:4 

    12   Seeking the LORD- 1Chr. 16:10-11  

    13   Spiritual sacrifices-Ps. 27:6, 1 Pet. 2:3-5, Heb. 13:15  

    14   Access not just for the High Priest, but the people and priests all worshipped before the presence of God- 1 Chr. 16:4, 6, 37

    15   Intercession for others, the nation, the nations of the world with petitions, with thanksgiving, with praise- 1Chr. 16:4, many examples throughout Psalms

    16   Prophecy and the other gifts of the Holy Spirit- 1 Chron. 25:1, Ps. 40:3, 6, 1 Cor. 12:28.

     


    [1] Isaiah43:18,19, especially Isaiah 42:9.

    [2] II Pet.1:19. This scripture has special relevance to the prophetic grounding andnature of this whole book.

    Excerpted from the book, "The Establishment", by J. Scott Husted.

     

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