We experienced an extraordinary outpouring of the Holy Spirit at the Next Great Awakening (NGA) Prayer Event held at the Community of the Cross on November 10-12, 2021.
I believe this event marked a turning point in PRMI’s role in the global advancement of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the manifestation of God’s Kingdom on the earth.
This event was a time not to talk about prayer but to do the work of prayer!
R.A. Torrey said over a hundred years ago:
All great revivals always begin first in the hearts of a few men and women whom God arouses by His Spirit to believe in Him as a living God: As a God who answers prayer, upon whose heart He lays a burden from which no rest can be found except in importunate crying unto God.R.A. Torrey
Following this principle, we focused those three days in doing the work of prayer.
The PRMI Log House was completely packed with about 50 people. Another 30 people joined online from
- South Korea
- Czech Republic
- United Kingdom
- United States of America
Each full day of prayer centered around one of R.A. Torrey’s Three Essentials for Igniting Outpourings of the Holy Spirit:
- The Baptism with the Holy Spirit
- Intercessory Prayer
Prepare the Altar
The history of the great revivals from 1900 to 1910 demonstrates what happens where there is a synergy of these three essentials. We describe this synergy as “preparing the altar.”
The term “preparing the altar” comes from the story of Elijah preparing the altar on Mount Carmel and the intentional steps he took to prepare the altar for the offering.
God can use these three elements for igniting outpourings of the Holy Spirit that may become the Next Great Awakening.
In a context where all these elements are present, the Holy Spirit may be poured out and that outpouring might spread through a region to such an extent that may become great revivals.
Revivals under certain circumstances may become Great Awakenings.
These Great Awakenings have the potential to transform entire societies to be in more accordance with the Kingdom of God.
They also will aid in completing the Great Commission of making disciples of Jesus Christ to all nations as found in Matthew 28:19.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,Matthew 28:19
The Lord has Ignited the Next Wave of the Holy Spirit
We believe that when we gathered to pray at the Community of the Cross in November, the Lord ignited a new wave of the Holy Spirit and is inviting PRMI as a ministry, us as individuals, and congregations to take part in it.
This wave may become the Next Great Awakening.
What happened is immensely exciting!
To me, this excitement feels like what the Lord did in 1991 when the Holy Spirit was poured out at Lake George, New York, with the launch of the Dunamis Project, a wave of the Holy Spirit which has gone global now for over 30 years! It brought thousands of people into experiencing the baptism with the Holy Spirit to be empowered and effective witnesses to Jesus Christ.
The Prophetic Vision:
Let me share the vision that I (Brad) had on the last day of this prayer event.
Martin Boardman had drawn a sketch of the altar upon which the fire of revival may fall, an altar held up by the three R.A. Torrey essentials for igniting revival.
I projected it on the screen for us to pray into.
As we began to pray, the Lord gave me a prophetic vision of the outcome of this “extraordinary prayer” which we are called to pray into.
I saw these altars with fire falling upon them, being duplicated and geometrically multiplying, across Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and then spreading as a Holy Spirit-driven global movement to the whole earth.
First, Jesus reaffirmed the guidance that He had already been giving us.
This was that PRMI and the Dunamis Fellowship International were to keep doing the work, and that, indeed, we were called to expand the work of extraordinary prayer through continuing to raise up an Army of Intercessors.
Second, we are called to build the “ministry containers” or wineskins so that that Holy Spirit may do this work of pouring out His fire of Holy Spirit revival in congregations and set apart locations.
For that work, we are also called to raise up the anointed, people, the written materials, and the program and administrative support system, so that these altars for the Holy Spirit fire falling could be built everywhere that Jesus is planning to pour out Holy Spirit revival fire.
We are naming the overall work of fulfilling this vision “Preparing for the Next Great Awakening in the Power of the Holy Spirit Venture” or in short, NGA Venture.
We Build on What We have been Given
This NGA Venture calling fits our PRMI mandate and overall vision and purpose:
Exalting Jesus Christ, Igniting the Church in the Power of the Holy Spirit, Under the Authority of the Holy Bible as the Word of God.
The method we are called to utilize for accomplishing this vision is consistent with the “By Thy Spirit” approach of PRMI, which It is to create the context for God the Father to continue to fulfill Acts 1:4-8, such that Christians may be empowered as witnesses to Jesus Christ and advance His Kingdom on earth.
These proven programs and ministries for growing the church and equipping people to cooperate with the Holy Spirit are what makes it possible our launch of this NGA Venture.
The purpose of the NGA Venture is to prepare the altar and ignite the fire of revival!
In the prophetic vision that I saw, igniting this fire will result in millions of people being born again and brought into the Kingdom of God. They will need to all grow as disciples of Jesus Christ and be empowered by the Holy Spirit to take their place in the Kingdom of God.
The Dunamis Project, Growing the Church, and all the other PRMI programs will be essential, and the proven means over decades to achieve this goal.
We will need to vastly increase our numbers of anointed teachers, ministers, and those who can provide healing and deliverance ministry.
I believe it is these flourishing programs that are the reason why the Lord spoke to Doug McMurry giving the prophetic word in the fall of 2019 that,
The Lord had prepared PRMI to be a key player in the Next Great Awakening.Doug McMurry
If we had not just spent the last 30 years developing the Dunamis Project, we would not have been prepared to be a key player in the next great outpouring.
It is more than the program; it is the anointed people!
There are thousands scattered all over the globe who have been through the Dunamis Project, who have become empowered witnesses to Jesus Christ.
There are also the members of the PRMI Dunamis Fellowship International! It is this base of people, through whom the Lord will send this next great move of the Holy Spirit!
So, the challenge before us is to not just to maintain but greatly expand our present ministry programs and at the same time step into this kairos moment of opportunity.
The PRMI Board has already authorized the administrative and organizational work needed to meet this challenge by strengthening and growing PRMI’s three Pillars:
How to Build Upon Prayer
We are inviting you to join us in prayer for the next steps as we follow the Lord in what He has started at this November 2021 prayer gathering at the Community of the Cross.
We are inviting you to take part in this Next Great Awakening (NGA Venture) in three ways…. Prayer, Participation and Giving.
- Prayer is the Priority. Will You Join Us in Prayer?
The work of prayer is always the first act in cooperating with God in advancing His Kingdom.
This is indicated in the Lord’s prayer when Jesus instructs us to make our first petition, “Thy Kingdom Come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
The primary work of prayer is also indicated by Johnathan Edwards who was a key player in the First Great Awakening in Britain and British Colonial America.
In 1746, inspired by a movement in Scotland called “concert in prayer,” he wrote a book with the lengthy descriptive title, “A Humble Attempt to Promote Explicit Agreement and Visible Union of all God’s People in Extraordinary Prayer, For the Revival of Religion and the Advancement of Christ’s Kingdom on Earth.”
It is this extraordinary work of intercessory prayer that truly shapes history according to God’s plans.
Start praying right where you and asking Jesus to pour out His Holy Spirit on your congregation or fellowship. Remember R.A. Torrey’s word that all great revivals start in the hearts.
Great revivals always begin first in the hearts of a few men and women whom God arouses by His Spirit to believe in Him as a living God.
Be one of those in whom this great outpouring of the Holy Spirit and this great revival starts in your heart.
The Lord has already spoken to Martin Boardman about forming a contingent of intercessors to focus on the work of intercession for the Next Great Awakening Venture. .
This will include praying for the outpourings of the Holy Spirit as well as for the PRMI/DFI team who are called to develop the program, and manage the anointed people to ignite outpourings.
- How Is Lord Calling You to Participate?
Our vision is to put in place a means to Ignite Outpourings of the Holy Spirit throughout the world in congregations and in all sorts of other contexts. We are developing the wineskins for this to take place. The Lord will be calling each of us to have a role in this Next Great Awakening.
We need anointed people to help.
This will include those anointed to pray the doors open in your church or area.
Others will be used by God to ignite the fire of the Holy Spirit.
Others will be called to offer the follow-up needed.
Some will be called to join workgroups to help give shape to all of this.
We will need those through whom the Lord will work in healing and deliverance ministry.
We can anticipate that as this outpouring of the Holy Spirit takes place, the need for healing prayer ministry could just quantumly expand. Wherever the Holy Spirit moves, Jesus will be manifestly present and reaching to save the lost, cast out demons and heal those who are broken.
- Will You Give for this Coming Harvest?
We really need financial provision to launch this NGA Venture.
We must not only maintain but continue to grow our present programs!
These programs will be the means of equipping leaders for the NGA Venture as well as providing discipleship for all the people who will be entering into the Kingdom of God. Please keep praying in the financial provision for this.
Please join us in praying for the extra development funds needed to launch the NGA Venture which will be about $50,000 for 2022.
Please also pray for another $50,000 for the Dunamis Institute which is urgently needed to provide the people and organization for all the program like the Dunamis Project.
This will be the means for equipping the thousands of people Jesus is going to be calling, anointing, and raising up for leadership through this great outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The need for anointed well-equipped teachers, anointed ones who move in healing and deliverance ministry, anointed evangelists and all those who can move in the gifts of the Holy Spirit will increase by quantum leaps.
And it is PRMI’s role to take part in equipping them!
So, pray this $50,000 comes in as capital to accomplish that.
Fulfilling PRMI’s Vision
While the NGA Venture is all about igniting outpourings of the Holy Spirit which may become the Next Great Awakening, the purpose of this outpouring is that the workers needed for the harvest may be called equipped, filled, and empowered by the Holy Spirit according to Acts 1:4-8, and then sent out into the vast field to bring people into the Kingdom of God through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Yes!! According to Acts 1:8 that is just what happens when born again believers are baptized or filled with the Holy Spirit. Evangelism and missions exponentially expands.
Yes, this is what the Lord is doing through PRMI! He has done it for 50 years and He is calling us prepare for this Next Great Awakening and to get ready do this next equipping work even more than ever before!