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INTRODUCTION

This is the second 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).

  • For context, if you would like to read the first part of this series Why the Sacred Assemblies - Part 1’ - CLICK HERE!



PLEASE GOD, NOT ANOTHER PRAYER and WORSHIP EVENT!”

I don’t know about you, but I AM TIRED OF ‘EVENTS’ that take no tangible ground for the Kingdom! We have prayer events, worship events, conferences, etc, but then we all go home and no tangible ground is taken in our culture, or in the souls of men and women. Do powerful things happen in these? Yes. Is there something missing? Yes.

We are losing a generation right under our noses and every indicator I know gives credence to this fact! According to Barna, at the current rate of attrition, the church will lost 50% of its market share by 2025. Also, according to Barna, at the current rate of evangelism, only 3% of the generation between the ages of 18-30 years of age will be bible believing Christians, as opposed to 65% of the WW II generation.

Insanity is to do the same thing over and over again expecting different results! We must get desperate before God and cry out for this generation!




WEED ANALOGY

Having an event that is ‘singular’ is much like tilling up the ground in your yard that has been overrun with weeds. If you don’t plant new grass seed and do the other necessary counter-measures where you pulled the weeds up, the weeds will come back and they will come back seven times worse than before. To fully eradicate the weeds, you must have a concerted, coordinated effort over a sustained period of time to overcome them: weed preventer, new grass seed, new grass to occupy the space, pulling weeds, fertilizer, diligence, etc. Something must ‘occupy’ the space once tilled and opened up.

In the Body of Christ, we have done a pretty good job of tilling up spiritual ground over regions, but a terrible job of occupying and defending the spiritual ground once taken. Prayer and worship events no doubt soften the defenses of the enemy, but then we all go home, and the enemy come right back and takes more ground than before. Again, insanity!

This is why the Sacred Assemblies are quarterly and ongoing and planned for eight different regions in California. They are not going away. They are going to hit in multiple regions in California simultaneously. They are going to repeatedly strike at the enemy strongholds in California with 12-hours of prayer and fasting according to the James 5:16-18, Joel 2:15-17, II Chronicles 7:13-15 models.

Joel 2:15-17 says, ‘Blow the trumpet in Zion, Consecrate a fast, Call a Sacred Assembly!’ It is God’s remedy to spiritual malaise, and, in my opinion, it is a vital part and a missing element in the equation, but it is not the whole equation. We must also open our mouths (“Oh God, help us!”).

There is a symbiotic and a synergistic dynamic between the Assemblies, The Church, The Houses of Prayer, and other Reformation / Prayer ministries. I am convinced all of these will have to be hitting on all cylinders to obtain the break through we seek.




SHORT TERM MENTALITY IN THE BODY OF CHRIST

There is a short term mentality in the Body of Christ that we must overcome if we are going to take real ground for the Kingdom and hold it and see Reformation and Revival come. Why are we getting completely overrun in the cultural arena and being marginalized more and more every day by the secular media and society? Why did we just miss an iceberg with Prop 8 by a hairs breadth in California?

Do you know how long it took William Wilberforce to abolish slavery in England and to change the ‘mindset’ and ’ the matrix’ that ‘slavery is o.k.’ over the minds of the people in England? Answer: 48-Years.

A revival within society broke out when this ‘matrix’ was broken and resulted in what is known as the Victorian Age. Parliament at the time went from 2 members who were ablaze for their faith when Wilberforce came into office, to 200 when he left…no kidding! His roots were deep in the Methodist Revival and in John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, who wrote a famous letter to Wilberforce right before his death.

Do you know how long the Sexual Revolution has been propagating its death culture upon our nation?: Answer: 42-Years. How long will it take to reverse it?

The Wilberforce movement and the Sexual Revolution were both Reformation movements - one holy and one demonic! The world is having a Reformation right now with the enemy changing ‘laws and seasons,’ almost right under our nose. When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Lord will lift up a standard against him!

Are you in this for the long haul? Will you make the necessary sacrifices to ‘reverse the curse’ on the land? Will you ‘Pray, Fast, Go and Speak?’ I am not saying it will take 40-years, but I am saying it will not happen overnight. There will be a contending, but the ‘Glory of the Lord will rise upon the Land yet once again!’




IN CLOSING

This vision of the Assemblies came from a divine frustration that fomented from my work on the 2nd largest university campus in California behind UCLA, Cal State Long Beach. You won’t fully understand the dynamics of the Assemblies without understanding this root. This is essentially where the vision of the ongoing, participatory, Quarterly Regional Sacred Assemblies was birthed from, along with some amazing prophetic words from the Lord. I will talk more about all of this in ‘The Firehouse and the Purple Pig’ series! (CLICK HERE to read Part 1 of this series)




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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