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90 Days of Consecration

December 4, 2006

Beginning on January 5th, 2005, the night watch is entering into 90 days of consecration as a community. This is huge… and I am really excited (though a bit intimidated and quite sober) about it. 

“It is our desire as the Night Watch leadership team to seek the Lord for a grace to lay hold of the next level of establishing a culture in our section that seizes the reality of the Night Watch lifestyle unto pursuing the mandate the Lord has given the IHOP missions base.”

On the personal level, we have been exhorted to focus on the following things during this time of consecration:
~ Getting clarity in personal vision
~ Wrestling through personal core values
~ Establishing a regular routine in our personal schedules
~ Seeking strength through God’s grace to overcome “areas where we have besetting sins as we seek the Lord with true repentance.”
~ Seeking grace to enter into the disciplines (prayer, fasting, studying the word, etc.) and having these things reflected in our schedules.

Corporately, we will be doing the following:
~ Begin with a 21-day fast (Jan 5-26)
~ ABSOLUTELY NO TALKING in the prayer room between midnight and 6am.
~ Establish fasting teams for every day of the week
~ Actively encouraging one another in our personal consecrations
~ Weekly gatherings (about an hour) for corporate encouragement, testimonies, exhortations, and going through the Psalms of Ascent together (Psalms 120-134)

When our night watch leadership cast the vision for this time of corporate consecration, the invitation to press in and go higher was met by overwhelming support and gratitude. You would not believe how many people spoke up, saying things like, “God has really been speaking to me about these things lately,” or, “I really need this.” Seriously, everyone I have talked to about it is totally on board… and really excited about it. The unity and like-mindedness that we all have in regards to this sacred time is nothing short of a miracle. I have seldom seen a community of people respond so well to a call to come up higher. We are beginning, even now, to prepare for this time of consecration.  

Please keep us in your prayers as we are preparing for and entering into this new time of consecration before the Lord.

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One comment

  1. I think this would make a great addition to the onething blog (maybe editted down a bit).



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