Every day I go pray at the Community of the Cross and walk around and inside the Prayer House. My relentless prayer has been and will continue to be:
“Lord! I ask in the name of Jesus Christ for the full financial provision to complete this lovely half-built prayer house for your Glory!”
“Lord! Pour out your Holy Spirit upon those you are calling to take part in this work so they may take part in advancing your Kingdom.”
“Come Holy Spirit, fill this place with your presence that all who come here or hear about it will encounter You as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and be brought into your Kingdom.”
Here is a video I made about a surprise encounter with the Lord that I want to share with all of you:
As I started up the road to the Prayer House construction site at the Community of the Cross in Black Mountain, North Carolina, I was praying in the Spirit out loud.
The Holy Spirit was speaking to me!
I am going to give you a sign that confirms that I am building this Prayer House and the Community of the Cross as a hub of intercession to play a strategic role in fulfilling the Great Commission – making disciples of Jesus Christ in the Power of the Holy Spirit – for future generations until I return in Glory!
When I arrived at the prayer house, I was surprised to see our daughter Rebecca’s van parked there.
I shouted for them.
Hearing no answer, I assumed they were up on the high trails with their dog.
I came down to the door of the half-built Prayer House, still praying in the spirit out loud, not thinking anyone could hear me.
Out ran Pisgah, their big exuberant dog. Running behind him were my grandchildren, six-year-old Patrick, then 9-year-old Addie. The children shouted,
“Grand Daddy! Come in and see what is happening inside,” as they took both my hands.
My son-in-law Josh with Rebecca came and stood at the door, welcoming me into the Prayer House!
My own children and grandchildren were welcoming me!
Flashback to Jesus Abbey
I had a flash back to when I was at that young formative stage of my life at Jesus Abbey in the mountains of South Korea.
At Jesus Abbey I was being mentored by a great man of God, nurtured by a vibrant loving Christian community, receiving biblical teaching, encountering Jesus Christ, being filled with the Holy Spirit, and being equipped to fulfill my own role in the God’s Kingdom work.
Encouraged by the Lord
As they led me into the prayer building, the Lord spoke to me, first recalling Jesus’ words through Peter at Pentecost:
But this is what was spoken about through the prophet Joel:
In the last days, God says,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your young men will see visions,
your old men will dream dreams.
Even on my servants, both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
and they will prophesy.Acts 2:17-18
I believe the Lord was saying that this is the reason He is sending the provision for completing this building and doing the work of prayer:
- It is for the future generations that I am raising up those who will advance my Kingdom work.
- It is so that your children and your grandchildren will know Jesus as the way the truth and the life and the only way to ME!
- It is so they will be baptized with my Holy Spirit and equipped not just to resist the temptations of the evil age we are moving into, but will be empowered as my witnesses, and equipped as Kingdom builders!
- I am raising up this place of prayer for equipping and sending and passing the mantel of anointed leadership from you to all those others whom I am calling and raising up who will advance my Kingdom until I return in power and glory!
I do not think this is just about my own children and grandchildren, but about all our children and grandchildren, and about our spiritual children and grandchildren as well.
It is for them and for the future advancement for the Kingdom of Jesus Christ that God the Father through the Holy Spirit is calling us – you and me!
What is our role?
What is our role, especially those of us who are moving more to the Grandmother and Grandfather stage?
- To pray!
- To give financially!!
- And to do the work of prayer!!!
Please pray for our PRMI leadership team and the Board of Directors to all have the gift of mountain moving faith to receive the miracles that God the Father will be sending to finish the Prayer House and also to do the work of Kingdom advancing, history-shaping prayer.
Pray for the Lord to speak to all of us as to how we may be called to do our part in these miracles.
- For some it will be praying for the provision!
- For others it will be in giving financially.
- For others it will be actually joining in the work of history-shaping intercessory prayer either at the Community of the Cross or in our extended prayer networks over the internet.
Just talk to Jesus.
He is the director of this campaign to build the Community of the Cross as a place where He can encounter people with His love, truth, grace and glory, for prayer equipping and sending.
Thanks for joining in the miracles that the Father is working to advance the Kingdom, grow the Church, and make disciples of Jesus Christ.
Thanks for seeking Jesus about this project of completing the Prayer House at the Community of the Cross.
The Prayer House is a crucial component of the Community of the Cross becoming a hub for intercession for asking God the Father to send waves of the Holy Spirit to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ worldwide.