God began to speak to me eighteen years ago about something new that He wanted to do. At first I called what I was seeing “creative communities” – a radical worship of God birthing new expressions. Soon I saw that worship, revelation from the word and intercession for cities and nations must be at the heart of this new establishment. I saw this new action in the earth being as powerful as a fusion reaction, and I saw it powering the purposes of God in people’s lives, in communities, in culture, in cities, and in nations.
I saw these creative communities as central to an array of entrepreneurial efforts which would flow out of the central purpose, and would support and be supported by the activity of ongoing worship, intercession and revelation. My trade was as a teacher, so my wife and I started a children’s school in conjunction with this new vision. As we pursued this vision while teaching and leading worship in our local Vineyard church in Northern California, we saw the presence of God move in profound and amazing ways. The vision, at that time, blossomed into a local move of God that touched the city. During this time I began to hear about the house of prayer in Kansas City, and realized that what God was talking to me about was hand-in-hand with that effort. God was calling me to birth a new kind of House of Prayer Center.
Near the end of this time God gave me a vision of the Pacific Rim. He told me that He wanted to establish centers all around it; national and international centers devoted to worship, intercession and revelation that would, in turn, act as hubs for smaller regional and local centers. Soon after that we were invited to move to British Columbia in order to help establish a house of prayer. There we helped to establish and were on the leadership team at The War Room, in Kelowna. In conjunction with The War Room I developed a house of prayer training school, and wrote a book. In Kelowna we worshipped God, were inundated with revelation, and developed a strategic intercession approach for the nations. We saw God work and move in amazing ways.
From there, because of my MA in education and experience planting schools, I was offered a position as a missionary teacher in South Korea, to help build a Christian school here. I moved my family to South Korea where we have had the privilege of playing key roles in the development of a school that has affected many lives for Christ – in fact, whole families – and has seen much other fruit in the lives of Korean children and youth. We have planted a home church that gathers to worship, fellowship, support one another, and pray for the nations. We have also had the honor of helping to catalyze, teach and build a house of prayer here in Seoul – “K1”, or the Kingdom First House of Prayer. I am currently a Professor of Education at two Universities here in Korea.
Most recently God has filled out much of the vision that I have carried. He’s shown me both in prayer, and through strategic connections, that the vision I have carried and worked toward for eighteen years is for the establishment of teaching and equipping centers that will operate with the house of prayer at their core; they will raise up people who have hearts sold out to God and for the nations, and then help to send them into strategic outreach to their cities, their regions and to the world. I have built a non-profit organization, Through the Veil Ministries, dedicated to planting these centers; I have continued teaching from the house of prayer training school; I have written the book, The Establishment: the fallen tent of David and God’s end-time house of prayer which details this vision; and I have been living and working internationally to begin to see the vision come to reality. For years God has shown me so much of the plan for this establishment – God has equipped me with the experience and skill to begin – I have faithfully carried forward the vision in so many ways: now I feel that God is asking me to give myself fully to the task.
While I have been working for the last eight years in South Korea I have had an increasing urgency to give myself full-time to the job of training for the house of prayer and working on the local level worldwide with groups that have a vision to plant these kinds of centers. I have had invitations in several countries, my personal prayer circle has encouraged me to begin, a handful of international ministers have recognized this call on my life and have encouraged me to seek partnerships that would help release me to do it, and God has put the urgency on my heart.
What impact will this have?
You see, these centers must be planted in order that God’s end-time plan will be facilitated. Right now, these centers must be planted to call Christians up worldwide and teach them that there is a deeper purpose that God is calling us to. They need to be planted to equip groups of believers to go to the profound power of the One Thing, the relationship that God is seeking with us, so that we can be radically changed and empowered to do the things Jesus said that we will do. They need to be planted so that empowered men and women will come to these centers to effect change in heavenly places, and go from these centers to effect that change in their world. These centers will be established as outposts of Heaven’s Kingdom on Earth.
But, further, these centers must be established in key nations around the world because God has promised a massive global revival and harvest in Habakkuk 2:14, Isaiah 60:1-5, Acts 2:17, and many other passages throughout the Bible. These centers will be necessary to this end-time move of God as staging areas for this prophesied outpouring, as mobilization centers for the massive work to move out from, and as supply centers for ongoing activation and provisioning. This outpouring will be birthed in individual hearts as we receive a revelation of God’s radical love and absolute power, and then move throughout the world as we apprehend this love and power and respond in extravagant worship, passion and acts of service poured out before His throne and into the streets.
These centers must be established because they will be cities of refuge, as times become more and more difficult, for Christians and for a wounded and broken world. We need these centers established in order to reach out to the homeless, the hungry, and the enslaved – spiritually and physically. These centers will be places of shelter, of provision and of opportunity for many who need them – with small enterprise supported by and in turn supporting the central purposes of worship, intercession and revelation, and the complimentary functions of teaching, training, evangelism and support ministries.
The vision is to teach, train and mentor worshippers, intercessors, prophets and teachers in local areas; to release worship, intercession and revelation in every expression – especially in the area of the arts; to mobilize 5-fold teams into sites who will help build vision and practical ability in local groups; to help local groups establish centers; to create and distribute resource materials. The mission is to build a network of centers which will develop regional networks; to see equipping centers with houses of prayer at their cores established in strategic locations around the world in order to equip the body of Christ and help set the stage for the end-time outpouring. There is a paramount urgency to begin this work: God has shown me that this establishment must be in place, in order to fulfill much of the prophecy concerning Christ’s second coming: “I will establish Zion” (Psalm 87), “that all the gentiles may come and seek the Lord” (Micah 4). The establishment of worldwide centers with houses of prayer at their core is key to facilitating the preparation of the body of Christ, serving God’s end-time outpouring, and setting the stage for Christ’s ultimate return to establish His Kingdom rule on earth. The time is now –
This vision is huge. I know that I cannot do any of it by myself. But I feel that the time is overdue for me to begin to focus my efforts on this vision full time. I have been prodded by God and Christian ministers that I trust to begin looking for like-minded ministries that will partner with me and with this work in order to see it happen.
Have you had a similar vision for God’s end-time plan? Do you carry a heart like this for the nations? If you do, please pray and ask what you might do to help. Donations of practical support would be appreciated, but it is partnership that God is challenging me to at this time. Would you personally consider partnering with me to see this vision come to pass? Would your ministry be in a position to partner with mine, in time and resources, to begin to see this vision fulfilled? We are beginning right now in Fiji…
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