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This e-mail will be the first in a series of e-mails that will begin to lay out the prophetic history/journey of the Quarterly Regional Sacred Assemblies (RSAs). If you would like more information about Upcoming Assemblies, CLICK HERE!




THE FIRE HOUSE - PART 1


BEFORE THERE WAS ‘IHOP’, THERE WAS ‘THE FIRE HOUSE’

An incredible prophetic word unfolded in and around this last Assembly we held on 9-19-09 in the Sacramento area (Roseville, CA). I have been pondering and praying about it ever since it occurred and have been inquiring of the Lord concerning what it might mean. I feel I have enough insight to begin sharing about it, but I know I don’t have it all and am hoping that some of you can help fill in the gaps.

This word ties directly back to The Jesus Movement, which, by most accounts, more or less lasted from about 1967 to about 1975. It is estimated that several hundred thousand souls came into the Kingdom during these years and there was a tangible anointing for evangelism and soul winning during this time. This period of the late 60’s and early 70’s was probably one of the most tumultuous times in our nation’s history with approximately 1,000,000 college students self-indentifying themselves as ‘Revolutionaries.’ (Vietnam, The Summer of Love, mass protests, the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, Watergate, etc.).

The specific time we are looking back to is July of 1972 and this story relates to one of the first 24/7 Prayer Houses I know of in our generation that was started in Sacramento in this year and that was aptly called ‘The Fire House.’




DICK EASTMAN AND ‘THE FIRE HOUSE’

In 1964, God spoke to Dick Eastman and told him of a prayer ministry that would start 7-years later on Thanksgiving day that would entail ‘a miracle ministry fueled by prayer’ and that it would be ‘a missing link for world revival’ and that it would involve ‘a movement of intercessors.’ Seven years later in 1971—and on Thanksgiving Day—Dick Eastman had the following open vision:

“A detailed vision of the promise given seven years earlier followed. I saw a powerful prayer army involving a people who walked with God. Their power was found in answered prayer Holiness was their joy. Hundreds were joining the ranks as they marched. A revival followed in the wake of their marching.”

“Suddenly, the vision became specific—so specific I had to grab a page of scratch paper and write what I saw. Before me stood a large wood frame structure. It was a house, a very large house, and Christian young people were coming and going. Those residing in this house were here to pray and minister to the Lord. I saw a catchy title written on the outside of the center. It read: ‘THE FIRE HOUSE.’ An occupant explained the reason for the name to me, ‘Every town has a fire house to put out fires. We want to see a special ‘Fire House’ in each community to start fires—fires of revival. That’s our ministry, we start fires!”

“Once inside the center, I saw the key to the whole program. Glancing to my right I noted a special room, marked by a sign attached to the door. Large letters across the top declared: ‘THE GAP.’ Below in smaller letters, was printed: ‘I sought for a man among them that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land (Ezekiel 22:30).

“I opened the door slightly. There a young lady stood near the middle of the room, looking down upon the globe. She was earnestly praying for different countries of the world. Following this individual came another, then another, and still another. It continued day and night without ceasing. Prayer, actual intercessory prayer, never ceased in this most extraordinary room. Intense intercessory prayer took place 24/7 in this room. The Gap was the focal point of the ministry.”

“As the Spirit of God continued in this unusual tour, I watched the participation of the youth more carefully. They were not “spiritual critics”—the kind of people who think the church has failed miserably. They respected and supported the church.”

“The Vision continued and I jotted down my every observation. A definite key to the ministry, I noted, was centered in the spiritually mature couple directing the program. They served as resident directors under the executive leaders of the project—the local pastor.”

“Each participant of this center came with the understanding of giving a year of his/her life to prayer and evangelism. The first 6-months were given to prayer. The second 6-months were given to evangelism. These youth, in return, received a small weekly allowance for personal needs, food, lodging and gas while ministering. They honored and respected the local church and the local church was rejoicing too because it cost them little to maintain this ministry, though it provided an abundance of helpers for all phases of church activity. The main bulk of those participating were the ‘Cream of the Crop’ high school graduates who were talented and committed and carried Holiness [Isaiah 62:12].”



The vision ended.

(These quotes are from a book by Dick Eastman called The Purple Pig and Other Miracles Copyright in 1974 pages 63-67 that details the above vision and the story behind The Fire House)




THE FIRE HOUSE POPS UP AGAIN, AND THEN AGAIN!

Fast Forward to the Assembly on 9-19-09 in the Sacramento Area. We were conducting our Open Mic time crying out for this generation and were about three-quarters of the way through the Assembly. A messianic Jew who I had never seen before came up, took the mic and spontaneously began talking about a dream he had the previous night. Little did he know that earlier in the day I had printed out the vision of The Fire House that you just read, and, prior to him speaking, was trying to figure out a way to introduce it into the Assembly since I felt it was a really important word over the Sacramento and Northern California region. Well, God provided the intro. Here is the dream he had the night before:

“I saw a fire engine that was on fire and it was inside of a fire station/fire house. The fire house began to catch on fire. It was one story and this signified an open heaven to me. Suddenly, from the burning fire house, a brilliant, blinding light began to radiate from the building, like the Glory of the Lord! The scene shifted in the dream. I was looking in a mirror and I saw in the reflection of the mirror the blazing sun (The Son?)! I woke up.”

O.k., that doesn’t take much interpretation! This Jewish man had never heard of the Fire House before I told him.

And then, when I didn’t think it could get any better, it did! One of the old, original Directors of The Fire House in Sacramento came into the Assembly towards the very end of the gathering. He had not been present when the prophecy from the Messianic Jew was given. He got up and spontaneously began to tell those in the Assembly the history of the The Fire House and its impact on the region and State and the 100-years of cumulative prayer that went up from it! (Multiple people praying 24/7 for many years is how you can equal 100-years of prayer). C’mon God, your killing me! I had to pick my jaw up off the ground!




IS THIS VISION OF THE FIRE HOUSE FOR THE PRESENT?

Yes, I believe the vision is for now! Remember, at the point when The Fire House was actually started in Sacramento in July of 1972, you are about 5-years into the Jesus Movement, which reached its zenith by 1971 by most accounts. This revival was well under way and was, perhaps, even beginning to ebb at this point. So maybe, just maybe, Dick Eastman’s vision was speaking about a day yet to come and maybe it was talking about the present! Whatever the case might be, God seems to be emphasizing this word now!




IN CLOSING - PARALLELS OF THE FIREHOUSE WITH THE SACRED ASSEMBLIES

There are specific elements of Dick Eastman’s vision that directly and keenly relate to the quarterly, Regional Sacred Assemblies and I don’t think it is a coincidence that God dropped this in our laps at this juncture. I want to highlight some of the parallels that stuck out to me and what my interpretation of them are (see further below for a full outline of the Assemblies to see some of the parallels firsthand):

  • True 24/7 Houses of Prayer / Fire Houses springing up all over California with the Assemblies acting as a feeder for them
  • There will be an emphasis—not just on prayer and fasting—but there will also be a sovereign move of evangelism and powerful voices of Reformation being released into our culture along with the prayer and fasting - Pray, Fast, Go and Speak!
  • Holiness will be our joy again
  • There will be a merging of the generations, as well as a merging of 3 specific cogs: the church, the Houses of Prayer and the Regional Sacred Assemblies
  • This will break out in multiple communities within California simultaneously - i.e. the 8-City/Regions of the RSAs and perhaps beyond
  • Hundreds will join the ranks as the marching begins…A Revival/Reformation will follow in the wake of our marching…hmmmm!


Do you believe it? Can you feel the Spirit of God on this? I am beginning to believe it! Why not dream big?

This will be a very, very large ‘Community of Friends’ that carry this mantle with many diverse Christian entities and voices involved, who are all carrying the flame together and who will walk in deferment and humility to one another.

Do you want to be a part? It is a broad space and there is room for many! Remember, you are the Assemblies! We are all in this together and we desperately need your help!

Lots more to come! Just getting started! This story continues in a very dramatic way in the next e-mail. Stay tuned!



VISION STATEMENT

These ongoing, Quarterly Regional Sacred Assemblies (RSAs) are 12-hours of continuous prayer/intercession, worship, fasting (we urge everyone to fast on water or juice), humbling ourselves, presenting ourselves before the Lord, supplication / proclamation / decree, open mike, prophetic declaration, preaching, scripture reading, scripture medleys, real time spiritual art, and whatever else God wants to do in a spontaneous format in accordance with the Joel 2:15-17, II Chronicles 7:13-15 and James 5:16-18 models. They are designed to break open the heavens for revival and reformation, support the Houses of Prayer and release relevant ‘voices’ of righteousness, truth and justice into the cultural arena.

  • To read the FULL OUTLINE for a more complete picture of the Quarterly Regional Sacred Assemblies, CLICK HERE!



UPCOMING QUARTERLY REGIONAL SACRED ASSEMBLIES:

Please make note of the upcoming quarterly, Regional Sacred Assembly (RSAs) we have planned in May for Fresno, and then the time frames for the others which will be coming online soon:

CENTRAL CALIFORNIA: FRESNO - Saturday, May the 22nd, 2010 from 10am - 10om (Location: Peoples Church, Ground Zero building, 7172. N. Cedar Avenue, Fresno, CA. 93720 [FIRM]

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA: Late March / Early April 2010; (location and date TBA soon)

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: April 2010 (location and date TBA soon)

As you can see, we are still looking for facilities for the San Jose or San Francisco area, and the Los Angeles or San Diego area. We have a few possibilities, but nothing firm yet for these regions. If you know of a place that can seat at least 500, can you please let us know. We would be very grateful!

Also, we will need lots of help in EVERY way imaginable (Prayer, Logistics, technology, worshippers, monetary, etc) to pull off these Assemblies. If God puts it on your heart to put your hand to this, please contact us. This will be the year the cogs begin to turn in our state.

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Doug Davis

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