Come one come all to the PA Statewide 24!
I am currently securing a 2nd mortgage to finance a Cheesesteak Challenge for 2 very special intercessory families – that’s 9 cheesesteaks. Hopefully we have a bunch of pictures and stuff of this joyful occasion.
So I’ve been hearing all sorts of stuff about some tattooed biker ex-con from Canada named Todd Bentley for several years now. Everyone I know who have attended any of his meetings tends to come back raving about it. As for me, I have never seen any of the meetings and never felt the need to. Part of the reason that I had been reluctant to jump on the bandwagon is that Todd is a year younger than me and it sort of messes with my security for some reason. About as stupid a reason as any other, and we all have our various offenses and hangups.
When the buzz started generating about a month ago about a new renewal coming out of Florida, I maintained my wait & see attitude. I’m certainly happy to hear about any credible activity, even any not-so credible activity. The difference with this new outburst of activity is that you can see it live on http://www.god.tv for free as it is happening. It is also spreading to other regions, you can go to the Morningstar website to see another distinct expression of this. Please do NOT do this unless you are open to having your paradigm shifted, and open to God using a heavily tattooed biker ex-con with a non-religious attitude. When he prays for people he says “BAM!” as if he were hosting some sort of show on the cooking channel. I just know this will offend you, so DON’T tune in!
They just brought up an 11 year old kid who “didn’t want to fall over”, and it was funny. When Todd prayed for him you could see he was a bit happy from it but the little trooper stayed on his feet.
So I’m a bit overwhelmed at my options on the webstream. I can watch yesterday’s healing service, watch worship for today’s healing service, the Jerusalem Prayer Meeting, and The Call Jerusalem is happening soon. I’m watching them ALL simultaneously on my computer… a bit overstimulating I suppose.
It’s 4pm on the east coast, 9 more hours left to login to http://www.god.tv and watch The Call. It is really intense – I went to Nashville for that event, this is very intense.
Everyone is crying out “LIFE” for the past 30 minutes. I’m thinking we need to start crying out for people’s hearts to be convicted as this legislation is passed. That will be a greater battle than just getting a law passed. I can’t imagine how people will respond if God doesn’t convict them once righteous laws are passed.
Now they’ve got the little kids praying… it’s just like Jesus Camp, minus the skewed filmmaker bias. What group is better to pray for LIFE than the generation that could have been terminated 4, 5, 6 years ago? Perhaps these kids understand the dynamic better than us adults.
I’m packing up for the Joseph Company’s “Cities of Refuge” conference at the IHOP.
Will be in town for a shorter trip than last time – from Thursday the 18th to Sunday the 21st. I’m happy to sit down & buy CBB commenters a coffee or juice drink but have less availability for dinner… with at least one exception:
The soul who can give me a lift from the airport circa 5pm Thursday the 18th will win dinner at the fabled Jack Stack’s for him/herself and a friend/spouse/significant other. It’s the least I can do. Leave a comment to be eligible. The runner-up comments at least get a free drink in the coffeehouse.
Ironically I am also packing up for a move to the Princeton area for the new job I start immediately afterward. Been in the Philadelphia city limits for just over 1 year at this point and it looks like God’s moving me exactly halfway between Philly and New York City.
The challenge is on! Comment to win!
A homeless guy came in, with his three friends. They were golden retrievers.
Fortunately they didn’t urinate on the equipment, nothing short-circuited, the music and prayer continued, and hopefully the guy felt the love of God.
I’m glad that didn’t happen during my slot or I may not have been as civil as the worship leader was. We don’t really have a policy for handling pets at the 12, so I’m sure there will be some sort of protocol established before next month’s event!
Anyone who missed it or wants to hear it all over again can go here and get a good chunk of it back. Thanks Firekeep podcast people for the bootleg!
Anybody who took part in The Call Nashville via attendance or active webcast participation is welcome to join a handful of us this Friday night, 7-10pm – location TBD soon. Informal worship, prayer, impartation, and fasting is what’s on the menu.
We have got to bring the “seal of Love” to the “City of Love” and build each other up. We have got to stick together from now on! I can feel the impact of Saturday getting more elusive already, but we can cultivate this thing locally. Struggles that I have had for decades have been winnable this week. Something happened on Saturday and I am not gonna let this wear off!
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Well, it has been awhile since I took a road trip at all. Today certainly qualified!
From suburban philly to 25 miles north of Nashville took us 15 hours. It took me another hour before I made it to the departure. I am beat. I am a bit nervous for what tomorrow holds. I’m also anxious about some client work I will be thrust into upon my return.
Was able to catch 10 free minutes alone in my hotel room to pray about this stuff and realize these are really God’s issues, and I am the one with the easy burden.
My church of about 80 has about 20-25 people down here. Almost all of them are youth and I’m not sure they know what they are about to get into. This is going to be great tomorrow.
My cell phone charger is nowhere to be found, so that just about kills my hopes of contacting others while down in the stadium… Drat.
Got back on the plane late Sunday and back home @ 2AM yesterday.
A big thank you to the 3-5 people who prayed (preyed?) on me, including Chris. I came down to get some major prayer, and until my last 2 days, God really limited the amount of revelation that people had for me. I realized this was happening from the Lord, too. The final prophetic session and the AM prayer after church coupled with maximum Prayer Room soaking time before departure helped immensely. It was hard to leave the prayer room because (1) I didn’t want to leave, and (2) I could barely walk without keeling over!
On my 2nd leg of the trip, I got in the line next to a dude with a Hustler shirt on, which proclaimed “Hardcore since ’74.” I was so tanked from the prayer room that I almost didn’t mind the shirt too much, and decided to whip out my Bible to balance the feng shui of the airport terminal, and partly to see what would happen.
Nothing really happened other than a benign conversation with the dude, who seemed like a really nice guy who had just enjoyed himself at a Vegas bachelor party. No further progression to this tale unfortunately.
When I got home the next day I was delighted to see the massively upgraded Prayer Room Webcast trial offer. The quality of this is so good, I feel that I am still there which is a huge blessing. I want to thank the nightwatchers for your ministry since I now sleep with the webcast on. I will note any increase in supernatural dreams and other phenomena on this blog.
Started off pretty intensely. I got slimed with a really nasty, confusing, hopeless dream about screwing up in the workplace, involving someone in my seminar. It was so twisted that there was no way any of it was from God. It was a pathetic attempt to intimidate me, and apparently the last stand…
So I started the day off pretty well. This was such a tip-off that it was funny. Just started forgiving everyone and redeeming the dream.
Hide & Seek
The way some of the ministry times have been going lately, it is obvious to me that God is playing “hide & seek” with me. I deeply appreciate the sincerity and gifting of many who have prayed for me in the prophetic prayer times, however it is apparent that God is deliberately withholding revelation from many who are praying for me. It’s me, not them!
So it is fine, it means the breakthrough will come directly from God, or I suspect some of the little kids who are praying for us tomorrow. That usually happens. Huge implications right back at me as the leader of a prophetic team back home. I wonder how this expectation hinders us as a prayer team…
More on Expectation
I did come down here with a healthy expectation to receive a large amount of prophetic input on various situations. The fact that I bought a plane ticket and took off work for this can put a large expectation on the missions base and its people. If I don’t remind myself that the source is God, I’m in for disappointment and will slime these poor people here with my fleshy expectations. Imagine all the flaky people who didn’t get their ecstatic moment of bliss in the way they wanted. Now imagine the cumulative weight of this against people who are just trying to press in and bless people on the way.
One thing I realized this morning was that when I get offended I am tactful enough to minimize and discount it. This morning I realized that I just need to skip this step and acknowledge that I got my feelings hurt and repent of it. For some reason I really don’t want to fess up to admitting to hurt feelings. After doing this, I was able to really engage in the program, while yesterday I was really disconnected.
Ick. Didn’t think I would be in such a rough fight down here in IHOPland. I think I jumped the hurdle though, thank God.