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INTRODUCTION

This is the first part of a multiple part series entitled “Why the Sacred Assemblies?” It seeks to answer some basic questions regarding the Assemblies and prepare us for the upcoming Quarterly Regional Sacred Assemblies (CLICK HERE for details)

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THE 12-TRIBES OF ISRAEL

In many ways, each of our ministries and the churches we belong to imitate the 12-tribes of Israel, and, just like the 12 tribes, each of us have our own unique giftings, callings and fragrances before the Lord. But, we also have a common river running through us that links us in the Spirit. Just like the 12-tribes, there are times when we are tending to our individual tribes, callings ministries and churches, but there must also be times when we ‘Assemble’ together and unite for war and not let our individuality (more than our differences many times) hinder us.

The Children of Israel would assemble and make war when a common enemy faced them down. God would either grant them victory or defeat dependent on the conditions of their heart. After war, the 12-tribes would then go back to build, maintain and strengthen their individual tribes, and each would do what they did best on their portion of the wall—i.e. maintaining your church or ministry—while still preparing for the next battle. They were ready to assemble on a moments notice. It was both in their ‘assembling’ and in the ‘occupation’ of their own land that their strength and effectiveness ultimately came from!

In California and this nation, the enemy stands before us and is mocking us and the living God we serve! He has unequivocally set himself up in our state and nation and has issued a stark challenge, “WHERE IS YOUR GOD!?” The only question is, how and who will respond? There is no quarter and there is no place left to hide! Something is missing that has made us largely ineffectual! The weapons of our warfare are not carnal and we must learn what exactly they are and how we are to wield them!




THE SACRED ASSEMBLY IS WAR

The Sacred Assembly is War!
Not only is it war, it is the equivalent of dropping a powerful bomb on a region. It has the effect of stunning, displacing and weakening the enemy. When you bring a hundred, a thousand, or thousands of people together for a sovereign, 12-hour day of prayer, fasting and humbling ourselves before God, no doubt the heavenly realms are shaken to their core. This is God’s prescription for break through, whether we like it or not! But, after we drop the bomb through the Assembly and displace the enemy, it can’t just end there!




WE ALL GO HOME

The problem is, in the past, we have come to a prayer/worship event and when it is finished, we all go home and say, “My, brother George/Susie, wasn’t that a good meeting!” Then, we all go back to our lives and talk about ‘what a powerful meeting that was!’ Like a bomb, we softened up the enemies defenses through our prayer, worship and fasting and created a spiritual space by which ground could be taken in the region, but then we all go home and go about our daily lives. In my opinion, this has allowed the enemy to have a field day in the church! He then targets the now ‘disassembled’ warriors and begins to take them and their families out, one-by-one. This vicious cycle must be broken or we will never impact the society and culture for the Kingdom as we so desperately need to do in this hour.




HERE TO OCCUPY

This divine frustration is where the vision and impetus for the ongoing, participatory, quarterly Regional Sacred Assemblies came from. Instead of dropping a bomb and then we all going home, we drop the bomb and then continue to occupy the land and take land (i.e. the QUARTERLY Assemblies in 8-City/Regions). At its essence, the ongoing Regional Sacred Assembly is a ‘frame work’ or a ‘platform’ for occupying the land and raising up ‘Voices.’




IN CLOSING

“You are the Assemblies!” They belong to YOU! They will stand or fall based on whether you support them or not! You are the ‘voice’ God wants to raise up! You are the leaders!

The Spirit of Reformation and Revival is on the land and the Sacred Assemblies are FOR SURE not the only gig in town. There are many, many streams carrying the mantle and heart of God in this hour in regards to Reformation / Revival. However, I do feel that the synthesis and alignment between the Church, the Houses of Prayer and the Regional Sacred Assemblies is vitally important in order to achieve the Revival we seek. I am convinced that it is the symbiotic turning of these 3-cogs in deferment to one another that will unleash something very, very powerful in our state, and perhaps beyond! Let us begin to take back that which has been lost…blessings!



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.

Please RSVP on our Facebook Event page for the quarterly, Regional Sacred Assemblies (RSAs) so we can get an accurate head count and keep you abreast of any changes since there will be some. While you are there, check out the picture/music medley from the last Assembly towards the bottom: CLICK HERE to go to the FB Event Page.



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Holy Spirit Rising!

Doug Davis

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