The what and why with 5 disctives of IHOP
Isaiah 56:7,The classic chapter the prophesize the end time prayer movement of the Holy Spirit. Is 56 is the classic chapter. Zach 8 is another one. Zach 12:10 especially talks about the power of God in the ministry of prayer at the end of the age.
Any way there’s going to be a worldwide prayer movement. The reason why this prayer ministry is so essential is there is an escalating war happing in the spirit realm. There will be more sickness more perversion more torment than any other time in history just vomiting out of hell an unholy explosion of demonic oppression demonic torment perversion of every kind imaginable, sin and bitterness false signs and wonders, and on and.
It’s an escalating warfare. Revelation 12: 7-17 talks all about it. A war is breaking out in the heavens it’s been going on since the beginning but it’s going to escalate. But God is raising up an preemptive strike by raising up the House of prayer before the explosion of evil.
Beloved we are in the midst of a pioneer work right now in the earth. It hasn’t just been happening since 99 it’s been happing for years. God has been preparing his people in the back 40 just like Moses if you will for such a time as this.
But it’s coming to new levels of chroshindoe, which then opens up new levels. This cry for a prayer movement has been moving strong and building momentum but it’s going to break into new arenas in unprecedented ways.
Again it’s a preemptive strike, before the devil makes his great stand Gods going to have the intercessors trained in place, fascinated, lovesick and unified with one another before the plan of veil vomits out of hell in fullness. (Just as God’s spirit will be poured out in fullness so will the devils).
And that’s what many of your lives are about.
He’s raising up the Anna’s and Mary’s. He’s raising up those men like David and John, Elijah and so on.
Back in 1995 it connected with me that “this is who I am”. Let me tell you who you are you “are a set watchman”. You’re a Anna or a Mary of Bethany a David, a John. Waiting to come into your full expression. That’s what’s going on. That’s what Is. 56 is about.
Theirs so many dimensions of the prayer ministry, theirs so many radical key principle here in Is 56 related to the end time prayer ministry. But because of time were going to skip them and look at one; verse 7. This chapter is loaded with information about the end time prayer ministry, any way verse 7, second line
Verse 7, I’ll make them joyful in the house of Prayer”. Take the word joyful, put a different word; “I will cause them to enjoy prayer, I will make prayer enjoyable that’s what it’s talking about.
At the end of the age the prayer ministry will be different “enjoyable prayer” it’s a total new paradigm of prayer “enjoyable” “refreshing” “easy prayer” imagine prayer that is easy for human beings to do.
do you know what happens when prayer is enjoyable and easy, it’s user friendly for human beings?
What’s going to happen is there going to do it night and day 24/7 all over the earth. That is exactly what’s going to happen. You see God’s the author of the human spirit, he said, there never going to do it if they don’t enjoy it.
Gods is loosing a prophetic spirit with the music and worship and intercessors and the prophetic singers are all one big happy family feasting in the presence of the beauty of God. He’s going to make prayer enjoyable and easy. It has to be easy because it’s going to go night and day.
This thing really is croshindoing at the end of the age if you read the context. It’s been happing a little bit through out church history but it come to a crashing crowshindo that the whole earth will be shaken by the power of what happens in these chapters in Is 56 62 Is 62:6 says it again it’s going to be night and day.
It has to be night and day, (distinctive #1) the reason it has to be night and day is several reasons; again Rev 12;10 the devil is accusing, I’m going to make this really personal, because I’m so possessed by this the Devil is accusing this city night and day, and God says “I will answer the accusation, they will agree with me and my glory night and day in “Chicago land area” The accusations night and day Rev 12:10. (the devil accuses us on the things we are not doing…)
God says I have an answer for that, Voluntary worshiping intercessors and signers musicians agreeing with my glory, night and day as voluntary lovers on the earth. Then my justice with come swiftly Luke 18:
now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them? 8“I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?”
The other reason we have to do it night and day is because the angels do it night and day and there servants and we are the Bride. It’s like the Lord is saying “Im not going to have the servants who are in the house more devoted to me than my Son’s bride.
Now in the eternal city, the cherubim and seraphim and all the exalted arc angels etc. when they come before God they say things like this: To him who was and is and is to come. When they come before the Lord they say Holy Holy Holy and they bow down, when they address him who sits upon the throne they address him in very formal and awesome and reverent titles.
They are never allowed to call Him father never. And they don’t have the revelation and the experience of the first person of the trinity as their father. The angels serve at a distance in terms of intimacy, they serve from a legal position before the Lord. But Jesus said to believers upon the earth; when you pray, (this was unthinkable) you say our father who art in heaven.
And Gods going to have a people on the earth night and day what happens around the throne in the heavenly symphony, Rev 4 and 5.
Back in Is 62 It’s interesting verse 6 “night and day” verse 5 is the revelation of the bride and the bridal revelation, the bridal paradigm of the kingdom (which is a massive subject) in verse 5 is not an accident that it’s right before verse 6. Because the bridal paradigm of the fascinated love sick worshiper of verse 5 is the energized intercessor of verse 6. That goes night and day in joy. That was just a little touch again vast subject.
Is 62:1-5 bridal paradigm (I delight in you same as SOS 8:6) verse 7-8 prayer movement 10-13 is forerunner spirit ( Is 62:1-5 is critical to night and day prayer of verse 6-7 which is critical to the forerunner ministry of verse 10-12-- work backwards—you’ll never get them in the forerunner ministry without the night and day prayer of 6-7 and you will never do that without verses 1-5 the bridal paradigm.)
The point I want too focus on is night and day.
Theirs a immutable law of the kingdom, an unchangeable law, can’t change cannot change, Jesus declared it in Luke 18:1-18, most of you know it I’m just going to highlight it.
I just want to give you a couple of key points to awaken your hunger because it takes hours it’s a fascinating subject. (Ah your using there stuff no the Lords using it and using you).
My desire is to fill this area and where ever else I go to not with our ideas but with conviction, this is the hour to rise up in the glory and beauty of God, to do this with abandonment.
Luke 18: looking at he night and day, the immutable principle. Luke 18 verse 1. Jesus taught a parable that men ought always to pray and not loose heart, I like the version that say’s men should always pray and not faint.
Let me tell you something theirs a fainting spirit on the church right now related to prayer. It’s been around for centuries, it’s lifted every now and then in seasons of revival, but God is going to remove the fainting, loosing heart spirit related too prayer in the church, he’s going to do that.
The answer to the fainting spirit is ENJOYABLE PRAYER, fun prayer easy prayer.
Widow women, First we must understand that none of the stories or pictures that Jesus used were just kind of casual or incidental each one of them was calculated to isolate a part of the glory of God and to minister to a specific aspect of the human heart. And here we find nothing different. He uses the imagery of a widow women who needed “justice from an unrighteous judge”
Jesus is calling back to the Jewish mindset a God who has related to Israel like a husband. All through the Old Testament theirs a picture of Gods relationship to Israel as a husband and when Israel was in trouble he spoke of her as a widowed women. (Scriptures) So when Jesus is talking about this widowed women who’s seeking justice from an unrighteous judge he’s talking about the unacceptable context of Israel relationship with God.
That she’s in the place of knowing her inheritance, not knowing the blessing, of being married and cherished but she’s in that horrible place of being a widowed women having to watch out for self having to deal with justice the best that she can from a landlord who’s not really interested.
And what he’s doing he’s commenting on the spiritual condition of the people of God at that point. And even from that perspective every Jewish person of that day knew very well Gods view on defending and taking care of the widow’s.
· "And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? "I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?" (Luke 18:7-8)
· Now she who is really a widow, and left alone, trusts in God and continues in supplications and prayers night and day. (1 Timothy 5:5)
· "Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them. (Revelation 7:15)
What we need to do is, to get so hungry so ravished so sick about this thing (let alone like the widow women here in Luke 18). That we’re praying for the night and day thing to be loosed, because when it’s loosed t-10, t-9, …543, It will break fourth in that geographic area. But it won’t stop there when night and day prayer goes up in history I tell you the church and anointing of power the lost come in and missionaries are thrust as flaming arrows to the ends of the earth out of that city.
City-Wide Prayer Ministry Name less and faceless move ----
· Yes, He loves the people; all His saints are in Your hand; they sit down at Your feet; everyone receives Your words. (Deuteronomy 33:3)
· That you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height-- to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3:17-19)
· We give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of your love for all the saints; (Colossians 1:3-4)
Harp and Bowl Ministry
One of the most encouraging verse to me is the verse in Revelation chapter 5:8 where the bowls of prayer; guess what there full! The bowls are full at the end of the age there not empty. God will see to it that the bowls of prayer will be full the bowl of prayer will be full in Chicago, Kansas, Colorado Springs, and every where They will be full all over the earth! Jerusalem the 10/40 window. IT’S ALL READY RECORDED HERE IN THE BOOK OF REV. This thing works, people like you and I we find it we answer the call and we enter into a grace of God. We will not be doing square peg round hole any more. Gods making a place, a place of honor, setting “watchmen Is 62:6, you know the passage theirs a divine setting, he’s setting “watchmen” he’s setting them in there place. What do I mean by setting when God sets the watchman: its worshiping intercessors is the context there watch men are also prophets of course it’s all one flow in the spirit any way. The worshiping intercessors are being sent and this is what I mean about being “set” Gods causing it to make since to them that this is what there supposed to do, as there primary ministry in there life. When it connects with you that this is your primary calling you are a set watchman that’s what he’s talking about, when the Lord sets the watchman it’s that tme in your life when you say, “ This is what I’m about” you are now “set”. It’s easy to find the place, IT’S THE SETTING OF THE HEART THAT IS THE GREATER MIRACLE. Some where in the last 2, 3 years maybe a lot longer than that, it connected “this is who I am”. Let me tell you who you are you “are a set watchman”. You’re a Anna or a Mary of Bethany a David, John. Waiting to come into your full expression. That’s what’s going on. That’s what Is. 56 is about.
God is weaving both Harp and bowl together where it becomes this seamless garment if you will the intercessory worship becomes one entity it’s no longer Worship here and intercessors there… And all this has to do with the restoration of justice.
Revelation 5:8 speaks to us of the 24 Elders around the Throne of God
· They minister with the Harp (the praise and worship of the saints and angels)
· They minister with the Bowl (the intercessory prayers of the saints). The style of ministry in IHOP is a joyful symphony of adoring worship woven together with prayers of intercession and spiritual warfare.
· They have fascinated and exhilarated hearts as in the beauty of holiness they worship the beautiful God with the burning heart.
· Praise the LORD with the harp; make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings. Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully with a shout of joy. (Psalm 33:2-3)
· And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters, and like the voice of loud thunder. And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps. They sang as it were a new song before the throne, before the four living creatures, and the elders. (Revelation 14:2-3)
· And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God. They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: "Great and marvelous are Your works, lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints! (Revelation 15:2-3)
Apostolic Prayers of the New Testament
The intercessory model is to pray the prayers that the Holy Spirit inspired in the writers of Scripture to pray over the Church, as well as the worship hymns of the Book of Revelation. Several things result:
· We find ourselves in agreement with the Spirit of God. God centered and God focused. We can pray with confidence. Don’t have to wait for that “feeling” before we prophesize because it’s Gods word we have confidence.
· We agree with one another in positive and encouraging prayers that refresh and bring strength to those who intercede.
The apostolic intercession interesting enough the 25 apostolic prayers in the new testament mostly focuses on the necessity to perceive and to see more clearly. ACTION AND OBEDIANCE FLOW’S out of perceiving. The number one issue in your life is to see differently. When you see differently you will fell differently, and when you feel differently you’ll obey differently. Obedience takes on a entirely different feel when you see things different. The Apostles prayer focuses on seeing it’s the door way into the fullness of God.
Antiphonal Singing In The Scriptures
Revelation 4:9-11; 5:8-14; 7:9-12; 11:15-19; 14:6-20; 16:5-7; 19:1-10
See also Exodus 15:20-21; Deuteronomy 27:12-15; Ezra 3:11; Nehemiah 12:8-9,24,31,38,40; Psalm 24:7-10; Isaiah 6:3; Luke 2:10-14; 1 Corinthians 14:15; Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16;
· Interaction between worshipper and intercessor.
· Interactive relationship between singing and speaking. Colossians 3:16; Ephesians 5:19.
· Singers and singers in one flow.
· Interaction between antiphonal choirs. Nehemiah 12:24 – choirs alternating group by group according to the command of David.
· Interaction between singing with understanding and with the Spirit. 1 Corinthians 14:15 – spontaneous worship, singing back and forth between knowledge and spiritual songs.
Revelation 4-5 – highest revelation of the hidden realm of the beauty of God. Genesis 1 God had all the options. The canvass was blank, God could paint any picture He wants, and this is the one He paints. Could have been a million phrases, but He chose these phrases to guide us into the experience of his beauty. These catalytic phrases will be used by the Holy Spirit as we fast and pray over them, and He will escort us into the Presence of the Father. This is God’s model of choice.
When it’s all said and done, worship is about agreement with God. Intercession and worship are two sides of one coin, because they are both about agreement with God. It’s so simple that it’s almost foolish, but it reaches deeper and deeper into His reality until our inner man is totally transformed into His likeness, full agreement with God.
It’s an interactive relationship, team ministry in the Holy Spirit in the realm of worship and prayer, experiencing one flow of ministry as a team of people working together.
1. Musicians under the anointing
2. Singers under anointing
3. Spoken intercession under anointing
4. Proclamation under anointing
– teams in the Spirit flowing back and forth. The difficult element of this model (especially for the older ones) is short, verbal contributions