Here is the schedule of the universities that will be prayed for during which meetings. We are believing for great fruit, breakthrough and souls as the result of this focused week of prayer.
Red Leaf House of Prayer will be hosting a 3 hour national, online prayer rally to support this year's March for Life on May 11th.
We believe it's time for life! It's time for the tide of public opinion to shift and for life in the womb to be protected in our nation. Watch for more details and join us on May 11th - everyone is welcome, at no charge but registration is required.
Register here to make sure you are sent the access codes to join this exciting, online rally.
Great Commission Day of Prayer - 2017
Coming May 25th!
Find out all the details here
All across the prophetic circles, there is a unanimous discernment that we have stepped into a dramatically new season. Many look to Dr. Peter Wagner's passing (Oct 21) as a marker of this shift.
But what does this new season look like, what is it about, and how does God want us to respond?
Here's what we've been hearing in these initial days:
A SEASON OF RECOVERY
The Lord is passionately committed to His Church and is making a way for us to recover what has been lost (don't think of just materially and financially) that was so precious. Some treasures have been lost in our generation, others in previous ones, but regardless, God has a plan to "pursue, overtake and recover all!"
The treasures the Lord has given his people so that they can both represent heaven on earth and advance the kingdom with power and love are all needed. None of them are optional or redundant. Here are some of the treasures we believe God wants to have the Church gloriously recover in this season, join us in asking the Father for these!
We believe as the Lord helps us in this season of recovery, it will lead right into revival!
So pray, ask the Father to strengthen your heart in whatever way is needed, and join us in the pursuit!
But in fact the Lord's Prayer is the motherlode for Spirit-led intercession.
It gives us the framework, the progression, and the priorities of the Father -- from there the Spirit breathes on it and opens up glorious revelation. Praying this prayer becomes a true activation of the marriage of the Spirit and the word.
We pray the prayer through, phrase by phrase, expounding each phrase, and watching for the leading of the Spirit, the oil of the Spirit to take us deep. We pray it with an eye on the nation, in an intercessory posture, not thinking of ourselves but crying out for a nation that desperately needs the kingdom of God to come, the Bread of Life to feed us and the full forgiveness of our sins.
Our first RLHOP Lord's Prayer Meeting just launched last Monday and will be taking new members in July.
We believe this will literally become a new movement in the Canadian Church as thousands awaken to the power and anointing on this prayer and begin to use it daily to keep their lives in the fire of revival. Many of course already regularly pray this prayer, but God is unveiling it as a blueprint for revival intercession and it's busting forth in a new way!
We will be running a second course on August 19-20 and launching a second, and third prayer times very soon.
"John answered them all, saying, " I baptize you with water,
but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.
He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.." Lu 3:16
This powerful scripture at the begining of Jesus's ministry is a prophecy of what the Church, who truly follows the Lamb would experience. It reveals Jesus as the Baptizer.
It speaks of the coming of the Holy Spirit His sanctifying and power enduing work upon the Church. Oh, we cry to be filled and refilled with the Holy Spirit and fire! But as we look closer at this passage and the reality of fire in the early Church we see a fire that is different than what we might have had in mind.
We think of it as being fiery, being passionate, being on fire with love and zeal for God. This is a right and true application of this scripture, but perhaps not the original, central meaning that John the Baptist prophesied.
The clue is in the next section of scripture (v 21), where Jesus who would baptize his Church first submits to baptism in water and the Holy Spirit, in a physical manifestation as a dove, descends on Him. What a beautiful experience, what a glorious way to be launched into ministry, with the Father's voice also declaring His affirmation.
Baptism of Fire
But then Jesus is baptized (by full immersion) into fire.
It's a fire of suffering, a full immersion into suffering through the leading of the Holy Spirit.
"And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and
was led by the Spirit into the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil.
And he ate nothing during those days." Lu 3:1,2a
Jesus fasted 40 days on water in the Judean desert.
Think about this....
Forty days with only water, his body on the edge of starvation, camping, alone under the blazing Judean sun, with no comforts for his body or soul other than the presence of God. This is FIRE. Then on top of this, the devil takes this opportunity of Christ's weakened state to assault him with every imaginable temptation.
This is a full baptism -- everything immersed -- in fire.
But Jesus utterly overcame and walked out of the wilderness in the power of the Spirit. Whoa!
The Early Church
The believers in the book of Acts and in the first few centuries knew both the baptism of the Spirit with the sanctification and the enduement of power, as well as the fire of suffering. They were harshly persecuted, imprisoned, and martyred. But they understood that they were signing up to be baptized into Christ and their lives would be an echo of his.
But now, we live in a different time, where persecution, that fire that the early Church lived in, rarely touches us in the western world. There is of course deep suffering in the Church from other sources, but most of us are pretty comfortable, and don't expect suffering when we pray for fire.
Yet there is an invitation into this baptism.
A Christ-like Global Fast
I believe the Church is entering into a season of fire, a season of supernatural, Spirit-led, grace-filled massive activation of fasting for the harvest, birthed all over the globe
-- that will be an authentic echo of the great, fiery, fast of Jesus.
Truly it's time for the the Church to voluntarily say "yes" to all that it means to be baptized into Christ, and for the Lamb who was slain to receive the reward of His suffering.
This last week God has leading RLHOP to contend for resurrection power!
We’ve been seeing the spiritual wrestle between life and death, which has manifested with:
The Tuesday at 3 pm call was praying into all of this when suddenly we heard the Lord speak,
"Roll the stone away!"
We of course thought of the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the grave in John 11, and began to decree the stone would be rolled away in Canada. Whatever has to be removed before resurrection power can manifest… unbelief, fear, man’s tradition, religious spirits…these stones must roll away! Before resurrection, there is often profound darkness and grief, which can lead to unbelief. But remember, Christ's resurrection was the greatest, and most throughly documented miracle in the history of the world.
As we prayed, with increasing faith and fire, one of the intercessors heard an unusual loud rumbling in her audio-- not static, an authentic rumbling. Another intercessor on the team had a lamp behind her and it began to surge, it got brighter and brighter! God was confirming His plan and desire to see the stone rolled away in Canada, preparing for resurrection power with these supernatural signs!
We prayed for the churches which will gather on Easter, that the power of the Spirit, to raise lives from darkness, bondage, despair would manifest. The same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead… (Rom 8:11)
We then prayed for the Azusa Now gathering in Los Angeles - that it truly would be a beginning of the Third Great Awakening, that the Azusa power and the Jesus Movement would be resurrected (and you know the resurrected version is always greater than the original)! We realized that Jesus, in John 11:11 spoke of Lazarus’s resurrection as an awakening.
"Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I go, so that I may awaken him out of sleep."
So join us praying that the stone will be rolled away...
and there will be a continental preparation for the release of resurrection power...
birthing the Third Great Awakening!
After praying into this repeatedly through the week in many RLHOP meetings (calling forth life), we heard the wonderful news that NHOP was opening up a Life house of prayer, with Faytene Grasseschi within their Ottawa facility to pray for the ending of abortion. This is such a clear sign that God is answering these prayers this week!
Over the last few months there has been a growing weight of the brooding of the Holy Spirit in the House of Prayer - it's as if the whole house has become pregnant with revival.
AN IMPORTANT DREAM - RECEIVED THE NIGHT OF ROSH HASHANAH
A woman was pregnant and suddenly went into labour. She had all her clothes on. She looked like Misty Edwards. I told her not to push but realized this was happening suddenly. She had her feet up on the wall, bracing. I said "push"..and the babies head came out facing mom. I thought it was a girl. The baby had bright reddish orange hair, the colour of fire! One more push and the baby was out. I laid the baby on mom and told someone, calmly, to call 911. - Teena Ferrara
Those that have been in childbirth, or closely involved, are aware of the unique mindset of FOCUS that a birthing mother shifts into. It's as everything else fades to the background, and the one thing-- the only thing -- is birthing this baby. Birthing coaches will often help a labouring mother to identify the muscles that she needs to use so that her pushing is effective, not just thrashing around and wasting pain and energy. So a mindset of focus, and focussed pushing work together to deliver the baby more quickly.
HOW SHOULD WE PUSH?
After spending time in scripture and seeking God for how we are to be focused in prayer right now to contribute to this national birthing of revival, the RLHOP leaders have crafted a guide of prayer focuses that we can use to push with effectiveness. You can download this below as a PDF file and keep it with you as you pray in RLHOP, or pray privately, contending for national revival.
RLHOP Director, Sara Maynard shares some perspective on the election and how God has been moving through this time of great mobilization.
If you missed the epic prayer meeting on September 11th, live by video conference from the Rees Howells Bible School in Wales, you can still receive from this powerful time. Forty five leaders and intercessors from RLHOP gathered as Teena Ferarra, our National Team Leader prayed over Canada from the "War Room" that Rees Howells and the students of the Bible school used during WW II, as their prayer room.
Many say this is where the war was won.
It is an hour for contending prayer in Canada! Our war is for revival and souls.
Welsh Revival Interview
Testimony from the Bible School
Brian, a former student at the Wales Bible school shares of the time Duncan Campbell came to minister.
One of the awesome blessings of investing in prayer is the increase of revelation that naturally flows. You don’t have to be a prophet to hear God, you just have to spend time listening, and agreeing with Him!
A Unique Season
From the place of prayer the Lord has been speaking to the nation that we are in a unique season. He has confirmed this within the House of Prayer, and given us some specific guidance for the next 3 months (August 15 through October 31). It’s a season of heightened spiritual activity and shaking-- it’s a season to watch and pray.
These months are a time to press in to God in prayer, to “double down”-- to put a greater commitment/ investment into the ministry of prayer. Much is at stake, much can be shifted, seize the moment!
Every revival Canada has known (and there are many), had a beginning point. Every beginning point was preceded by a Spirit-led time of extraordinary prayer. We believe we are in such a season, where the call to prayer for revival is rising, and many are responding. We have no way of knowing how long the call to prayer will continue, but it is beginning in ernest in this time.
In the midst of this 3 months is a scheduled 40 day fast (Sept 13-Oct 22) for revival and the election that we want to encourage everyone to get involved in, in whatever way they can. Kirk Smith shares this vision.
There is of course, the national election on October 19, an election that could bring either blessing or tremendous difficulty into our nation. We have been praying five times a week for this election, and encourage everyone to continue to carry this in intercession.
At the end of the 3 months is the National True North conference in Edmonton, a time of intentionally drawing together an emphasis on the Spirit and the Word -- in the context of worship, with a heart toward revival. Consider the Wiggelsworth word and ask God for national breakthrough!
The call is to watch and pray.
Prayer must increase, but there is also a spiritual swirl of opposition and God is giving some clear strategies to stand strong during this time.
Founder and director of Redleaf, Sara is also an author and a serious coffee lover.
Overseeing our special events and prayer thrusts, Denni is one of RLHOP's senior leaders with a contagious passion for Jesus.