“The Fire on the Altar shall be kept on burning. It shall never go out!”
God’s message to His body is very clear to be a “House Of Prayer” for the Nations. We believe this is to be individually and corporately. God always has and still is looking for His people to “stand in the gap” (Ezekiel 22:30) on behalf of a spiritually lost world.
As we look at Jesus Christ and His promises in His Word with unveiled faces, both expectancy rises in our heart and also a sense of responsibility to seek Him for our generation. Knowing God’s heart He is more eager to answer prayers than many believers are willing to ask. “Heaven is full of answers to prayers for which no one ever bothered to ask.” Billy Graham
God spoke: Vision for Mesopotamia
This was one of the emphasis of the vision we received from the Lord before we moved to Mesopotamia. The HUB in the vision of the wheel (Ezekiel 1) is a House of Prayer and an Equipping and Training Ministry Center. We strongly believe that Revival in the Middle East is imminent.
God’s way revealed in the Scriptures and Church History
We see this model from the time of David in the Old Testament as he appointed prophetic singers and musicians to minister before the Lord day and night to make petition, to give thanks and to praise the Lord (1 Chronicles 16:4). This resulted in spiritual breakthroughs, deliverances, and military victories.
Throughout church history others followed similar patterns. In the 18th Century the Moravians after experiencing “a day of outpourings of the Holy Spirit” covenanted to pray “hourly intercessions” every hour around the clock. This prayer meeting would go non-stop for more than one hundred years. From that Prayer Room came a missionary zeal that give birth to the first Protestant Missions Movement.
In 1973 the Prayer Mountain was established in South Korea by Pastor David Yonggi Cho. This expanded to become both the largest church in the world and also South Korea send out more missionaries than any country in the world.
When we look through church history we see similar occurring results of focused prayer movements – Genuine Revival and Missions movements.
Model for new disciples
Our desire is not only to see a mighty spiritual impact in the Middle East, but we also want to model this to new believers that God brings to us. We know that we can only reproduce of our own kind. “The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.” (Philippians 4:9). We want to reproduce this in the people we disciple that men and women of God are people of prayer.