Special to the Manassas Patch
This message was passed to me by Bo and Teresa Cook -- Youth With A Mission and Loudoun Burn 24-7.
What Amazing Days we are living in!
It is here! "David's Tent DC", 40 days of 24-7 day and night continuous worship in the backyard of the White House leading up to the most crucial National election in our Nation's history.
September 25 to November 6 the whole family is invited to the White House Ellipse and we'll praise Him for 40 days!
There have been many solemn assemblies and national prayer gatherings over the past 2 decades. At most of these gatherings, we prayed from a place of human need, as is fitting. We, as a nation, are in deep crisis. We are no doubt in a desperate place. However, we are gathering as a nation at David's Tent in DC from another position of prayer to release a different sound before the Lord in 2012.
"Shouts of joy and victory resound from the tent of the righteous!" (Psalm 118:15)
It's the position of praying, not from human need, but from divine authority as children of the King. We are, after all, seated with Christ in Heavenly places. Both positions are valid, but, David's Tent DC is called to be a completely different sound than the desperate plea of what has typified national gatherings up to this point. Setting aside the desperation that we feel for our nation, we are taking on a spirit of celebration. Celebratory worship, thanksgiving, and adoration of Jesus are what we believe the Lord has asked of David's Tent this fall, as our intercession for America.
As King Jehoshaphat went up against an army much larger than his, in much crisis, he instructs the worshippers to go out in front singing "Give Thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love endures forever" (2 Chronicles 20). As they sang, the Lord sent ambushes and Jehoshaphat came out a winner that day! David's Tent DC is fueled by the same prayer Jehoshaphat prayed: "We don't know what to do, but our eyes are on you!" (2 Chronicles 20:12). In the face of great destruction, Jehoshaphat sent out singers - what kind of strategy is that?
A victorious one!
The pioneering of David's Tent DC, came from a deep desire for America to look to Jesus - in hope, victory, and thanksgiving. Simple obedience changes history! We believe that 2012 is the year that America is to be "Born Again."
May America bless God. May God bless America. And may all that gather on the Ellipse this fall get caught in the cross-fire of that blessing! Our hope and desire is that each of you would make a pilgrimage to DC this fall and add your worship to the mighty chorus as we enthrone King Jesus on our praises!
Timeline of David's Tent:
September 25 from 7-9pm - Opening Ceremony at David's Tent; Yom Kippur begins
This will be a time of commissioning David's Tent and dedicating Washington DC to the Lordship of Jesus. We will take communion together in honor of Jesus' Blood, the Atonement for all sin.
September 25 from 9pm through September 26 at 7pm - Yom Kippur observed
Silent Reflection on the efficacy of the atonement blood of Jesus for all sins of America
September 26 at 7pm
Strike up the band to begin the 40-day-and-night continuous love song to Jesus!
Daily, September 27-November 5
7am - 9pm Stage-led worship teams changing every 2 hours.
9pm-7am Unplugged night watch, with stage-led worship teams changing every 2 hours
7pm-9pm Each night we will have a main corporate worship set at this time. We encourage attendees to gather together en masse every night for this more-corporate time from 7-9pm, but please come all other hours as well!
November 5 from 7pm-9pm
Final worship set of David's Tent DC
November 5 from 9pm- 9am
Unplugged Night Watch
The After-party: Exodus 33:11 says that even after the main meeting with God was over and Moses left the Lord's presence to return to camp, Joshua stayed in the presence of God...
Go to www.davidstentdc.org for more details and information.