Last week I asked you all to pray for our upcoming PRMI Board meeting as well as the Dunamis Fellowship International.
These were both amazing meetings in which we truly experienced the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the powerful presence of Jesus directing us in how to take part in advancing the Kingdom of God.
I thank you for all your prayers.
I felt upheld and sustained and those of you who sent in words from the Lord during the Board meeting and/ or over Live Streaming of the DFI meeting were many times right on track and contributed to the listening process.
We really needed prayer as the Lord led me to introduce the immense challenge of preparing for the next 50 years for PRMI’s ministry, by means of The 2014-2016 Opportunity for Kingdom Advancement.
We are in the first stages of refining this vision and will be telling you a lot more about it later.
For now, I want to underscore that your prayer support did indeed provide the context for us as a PRMI Board and later as the DFI to listen and receive guidance from the Lord without undue interference.
Tom Willcox, the President of the PRMI Board, led a most remarkable Board meeting.
Whenever I made a proposal, for example, discussion and clarification would follow as per usual.
Then, at just the right time, at the leading of the Holy Spirit, Tom would call the discussion to a halt and say, “Now let’s all just move into listening prayer. And then report back what the Holy Spirit may be speaking to us.”
Sometimes the Lord would speak to board members immediately.
At other times, they waited on the Lord for a time before getting direction. In this way the Holy Spirit was given the space to direct the Board and later the DFI group as well, which gathered specifically to ask Jesus how He is calling us in the next three years.
The DFI received guidance concerning the following:
- https://www.prmi.org/ministries-of-prmi/coc/the-prayer-house/Our role in the move of the Holy Spirit in China by establishing equipping centers in Korea, Taiwan and China, developing the Mobile Dunamis Equipping Curriculum and launching the initiative to establish thousands of Dunamis Schools throughout China
- Setting in place the Faculty and curriculum for the Equipping Steams of the Dunamis Institute to enable those called to go even more deeply into their preparation for specific areas of service and witness in the Kingdom of God
- Providing for the growing programs and ministries of the Community of the Cross in North Carolina by building the Prayer House and Teaching Center while maintaining the existing buildings at Community of the Cross
This is all so immense and humanly impossible that we are either delusional or the Holy Spirit was really speaking. And I believe that while there is always the chance that we are a little too crazy for Jesus, the Board was not crazy at all! We did listen to the Holy Spirit after all.
All of us on the ministry team are passionate about the different aspects of this vision.
But as we presented and then listened together to the Holy Spirit, a remarkable event took place: the vision shifted from my vision alone and was received and owned by the PRMI Board.
Yes, the ministry team and I, mostly I, were speaking forth the vision, but it was the Holy Spirit who spoke it to each Board member’s heart and confirmed it there.
All of us on the ministry team are passionate about the different aspects of this vision. But as we presented and then listened together to the Holy Spirit, a remarkable event took place: the vision shifted from my vision alone and was received and owned by the PRMI Board. Yes, the ministry team and I, mostly I, were speaking forth the vision, but it was the Holy Spirit who spoke it to each Board member’s heart and confirmed it there.
This same process has started with the Dunamis Fellowship International.
Once again thanks for your prayers and friendship in this work and in discerning the moves of the Holy Spirit. I think because of the prayer support, we were protected from demonic attacks and diversions that often afflict us whenever we are about to do something strategic for the King.