Wednesday, November 01, 2006

24-7 Campus Houses of Prayer

Hey blogging friends!

With the 24-7 Campus House of Prayer being launched this week at UCLA I wanted to just encourage you all to press in, pray and believe God for the impossible. "No prayer, no power, much prayer, much power." What is happening with 24-7 prayer not only at UCLA is happening all around the nation on college campuses right now, students are praying 24-7 for heaven to arrive on earth, onto our campuses. Let's press in, not just for a visitation, but a habitation of God's presence at UCLA and beyond! Below is sample rough chapter from my new book "The Blueprint" on "24-7 Campus Houses of Prayer" - it explains the vision for campus houses of prayer to be established in order for God's power to be released. It also teaches us why 24-7 prayer is Biblical and how it is God's secret weapon to us in this generation to bring heaven on earth. Word, lets do dis for His glory!


Sign up for 24-7 Prayer at UCLA the next 21 days!

http://prayer.g9labs.com/ucla/

Blessings,
Jaeson

CHAPTER 6: 24-7 CAMPUS HOUSES OF PRAYER

"I have set watchman on your walls, O Jerusalem; They shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent, and give Him no rest till He establishes and till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth." Isaiah 62:6-7

This story was from my personal blog entry Feb 10, 2006.

"It BROKE OUT last night around 11pm-3am at UCLA. Students started showing up and a spirit of revival fell out of no where. Students all over the room started CRYING OUT to God for the UCLA campus and it kept going on for a few hours. There were student leaders from all different campus fellowships in the room. It was powerful. I thought I was on Prayer Mountain in Korea or an underground Chinese house church prayer meeting. The fire is burning, can you believe that we had a "map of UCLA" on the wall to pray for with the word "REVIVAL" on the top and candles lit under it. All of a sudden the 2 Chronicles 7:14 banner that was under the map caught on fire and SMOKE filled the entire map and room. Later we looked at the map of UCLA and noticed it was shaped like a "heart." Becky Tirabassi took it as a sign from God that this was the "BURNING HEART" of UCLA. Yes, the very burning heart contract Bill Bright made 50 years ago before he started Campus Crusade for Christ at UCLA. The well is re-dug, the fire is being re-lit...IT'S TIME!!!!!! Pressing In, Jaeson Ma



A few student comments from my blog post…

Ada said...

When I prepare to decorate the room, I have totally no idea where the hell can I find a huge UCLA map...but God did it. God is good.

When I was there decorate the room, for safety reason, I thought about the possibility of the paper catching fire...since we have candle holders, it is quite impossible that it will catch fire. I would definitely say it's a miracle.
God is cool~~

2/10/2006 09:55:27 PM

Stephen said...

Hey Jaeson,
I had a chance to meet you right before I left last night, and I just wanted to affirm the awesome night of prayer. I definitely felt God's presence in that room last night. I stepped in there at about 11:05 pm with a few Bruin Navs not knowing what to expect, except that I knew that God's spirit was going to be pouring down and I wanted to be there. I only had intentions of staying for my allotted hour, but before I knew it, it was close to 2 am. I never felt time pass by so quickly. Within those hours I found myself shouting out to God for revival and praying for the souls of thousands. Like NEVER before, words of prayer fell from my lips. Word's that I knew that I didn't conjure up from my own mind. Promises and verses rose out of my mouth, and I felt completely outside of myself. I've never felt that way in prayer, as far as I can remember. I didn't want to leave the presence of God. I would've stayed there all night if my body didn't need sleep. I found myself before God asking, could this campus be claimed by its rightful King? Could this be the time that these halls would echo the name of its Savior? Could it be that a shout of praise to the Lamb of God would rise up from these hills? Could it be that the sons and daughters of God would be gathered from the lost at UCLA? Get your glory back God...forgive us of our sins and trespasses...and get your Glory back. We want to see you high and lifted up. Amen.


2/11/2006 02:47:26 AM

The above blog posts came in after the 24-7 UCLA prayer room experience. No one would have thought the Holy Spirit would encounter us the way He did that night. No one would have thought God would give us a flaming sign on the wall that He was renewing a covenant He made with Bill Bright (Founder of Campus Crusade for Christ) when Dr. Bright started the first 24-7 prayer chain at Hollywood Presbyterian Church with a handful of students for UCLA almost 50 years ago. [1] That night as we prayed in that little apartment room for revival at UCLA, I was reminded of how 50 years ago, before Bill Bright started the Campus Crusade ministry at UCLA, he made a covenant with a few other young leaders called the "Burning Heart Contract." In this contract they committed to the following: "A Commitment to (1) not less than one hour in prayer and Bible reading daily, (2) and (3) to offer themselves in sobriety and complete chastity/fidelity, and (4) to lead at least one person to Christ each year." [2]After that contract was signed, it spurred forth a nationwide awakening on college campuses with students who would do the same. Something similar happened that night at UCLA, but this time it wasn't just a commitment to a contract, it was a commitment to pray non-stop, 24-7, until Jesus returns to every college and university in America!

What has been happening on campuses through 24-7 prayer rooms has been a confirmation to the dream I received in 2004 where I got into Mike Bickle's vehicle of ministry first (House of Prayer) before he got into my vehicle of ministry (Campus revival & Church Planting). It was a divine download of revelation that in order for us to see revival and reformation break out on our campuses and cities, we would first have to establish 24-7 Campus Houses of Prayer.

Since the dreams, I had been prophesying for over two years to Christian leaders in different schools that the key to unlocking open heaven and releasing revival over the campuses of our nation would be through raising up 24-7 Campus Houses of Prayer. No one would believe me. They thought it was too radical, too out there, and they gave me excuses like, "Where would you find a place to pray 24-7 on a campus?" and "College students don't have time to pray." But I didn't care what they said - I kept sharing the vision for CHOP (Campus Houses of Prayer) to be established to break open the heavens for revival. In the spring of 2006, the prophetic fulfillment of this word began to take place. In one semester our website, www.campustransformation.com, had signed up over 70+ major college and universities across the nation to pray 24-7 for one day, one week, one month or longer, in a semester of unbroken prayer over the campuses of our nation. It was happening right before our eyes. It was not contrived. It was not planned. It was a move of God completely orchestrated by the Holy Spirit. We found out later, even more campuses were praying in 24-7 prayer tents and rooms at their schools but had not signed up on the nationwide website. Reports kept pouring in of students encountering God in the prayer rooms, atheists converting, divine healings, and Holy Spirit break outs in the middle of campus. Something marvelous was unfolding--revival was beginning to rumble and God was raising up a house of prayer for all nations in our generation!

The Irrefutable Law of Night and Day Prayer

"…Shall not God bring about JUSTICE for His elect, who cry out to Him day and night…? I tell you that He will bring about JUSTICE FOR THEM SPEEDILY…" (Luke 18:7-8, NAS)

"…Shall God not AVENGE His own elect who cry out day and night to Him…? I tell you that He will AVENGE THEM SPEEDILY…" (Luke 18:7-9, NKJ)

Twenty-four seven night and day intercession releases justice, vengeance and God's judgment upon the kingdom of darkness. 24-7 prayer makes the wrong things right. It corrects error and restores God's intended purpose. It punishes the rebellious and redeems the responsive. In other words, it brings revival in the church. Revival is justice--it corrects wrong and makes things right. For example, God's judgment on sickness is healing. God's judgment on the kingdom of darkness is when thousands of non-believers get saved on a campus or in a city-- it is a judgment on unbelief. It is revival. God's judgment on division is unity in the Church. God's judgment on sin is when people are delivered from sinful bondage into a lifestyle of holiness. [3]We need God's justice in the earth and on our campuses, and it can only happen through 24-7 prayer.

Throughout history, whenever God's people chose to dedicate themselves to night and day praise, worship and intercession, the kingdom of God expanded in power and speedy justice as at no other time. As God's people pour forth an onslaught of non-stop prayer, God releases heaven on earth and it can't be stopped! [CH1]


1. Bangor , Ireland, 555 AD., under the leadership of Comgall and Columbanus – night and day worship continued for over 300 years with a missionary zeal that
touched all of Europe. [4]

2. Hernhut , Germany, 1727 A.D., under the leadership of Count Zinzendorf – night and day intercession continued for over 120 years, in its time sending out more missionaries than the Protestant church combined. [5]

3. Seoul , Korea, over the last 40 years, under the leadership of David Yonggi Cho – night and day prayer has continued for over 30 years with a missionary passion touching many parts of Asia.

4. IHOP, Kansas City (Mike Bickle) and 24-7prayer.com, England (Pete Greig) – two separate prayer movements, both started in 1999 with continued night and day prayer continuing on over 7 years and passionately reaching the next generation for Christ. [6]

5. Tabernacle of David in Jerusalem , 1000 B.C. under the leadership of King David – night and day prayer and worship continued for 33 years into King Solomon's reign. (1 Chron 15-16, 2 Chron 5-7)

In this generation, God is restoring night and day prayer because He is committed to His purpose to release justice on the earth. Even though your campus may only start with one day, one week, or one month of 24-7 prayer, before establishing a permanent 24-7 campus house of prayer, the goal is not merely to pray 24-7. Rather, the goal is to seek God's face and to cry out for speedy justice to invade your campus and city. Establishing Campus Houses of Prayer is a move of the Holy Spirit, not a fad, a method, or a cool thing to do. It is the holy work of God, a divine strategy, released to this generation to reclaim campuses and, ultimately, your generation for the glory of God. Here are a few good reasons the Holy Spirit may be putting in your heart a vision to raise up a permanent Campus House of Prayer on your college or university.

We Pray 24-7 on Earth because God is Doing it in the Heavens

In Matthew 6:9 Jesus commands us to pray for His kingdom to come, His will to be done, on earth as it is in heaven. What are they doing in heaven? They are eternally praising, worshipping and praying to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. It is not our goal to get to heaven; our goal is to get heaven down to earth and onto our campuses.

We Pray 24-7 because It Releases God's Speedy Justice on the Earth

In Luke 18:7 we learn God releases speedy justice and makes the wrongs things immediately right when we cry out to Him night and day. There are many wrong things that need to be made right in our generation: abortion, homosexuality, poverty, racism, sickness and disease, drunkenness and sexual immorality, etc. Sound like your college campus? We must pray day and night on our campuses to release God's justice--revival. I have been part of a movement called Bound4life.com that has mobilized students in Washington D.C. to pray 24-7 for the ending of abortion. God is answering our prayers and placing righteous judges into the Supreme Court because we are crying out night and day, justice for the unborn.

We Pray 24-7 to Fulfill the Great Commandment in Order to Obey the Great Commission

In Matthew 22:37 we are commanded to love the Lord with all our heart, soul, strength and mind. It is through praise, worship and non-stop intercession that God is glorified. The Westminster Catechism says, "The chief end of man is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever." Yes, we enjoy God through our devotion first and our works second. Lovers always outwork workers. By spending time in a prayer room, we encounter God's presence and He fuels our passion to preach the Gospel on our campuses. We are sons and daughters of God, not slaves and servants. As we give ourselves to one thing--loving and enjoying God--we will do greater works for Him (John 14:12). Permanent 24-7 prayer rooms on campus will act as apostolic mission centers that fuel evangelism, simple church planting and missions.

We Pray 24-7 because the Devil Can Thwart the Will of God

In Daniel 10:12-13 we learn that Daniel had to pray night and day for 21 straight days to receive an important prophetic message from an archangel. This is a clear picture of how demonic armies oppose God's purposes in the earth. There is a divine struggle over our nation's campuses. The false ideologies, philosophies and demonic attacks can only be demolished through our continual prayer, fasting and crying out to God. It is only through our fervent intercession that the enemy's plans can be dismantled. Satan doesn't stop attacking and neither should we.

We Pray 24-7 because it Creates an Atmosphere of Open Heaven and Revival Breakthrough over our Campuses.

Study the historic periods of David (1 Chronicles 15-16, 1010 BC), Solomon (2 Chr 5-7, 970 BC), Jehoshaphat (2 Chr 20, 872 BC), Joash (2 Chr 23-24, 835 BC), Hezekiah (2 Chr 29-30, 729 BC), Josiah (2 Chron 35, 622 BC), Ezra (Ezra 3:10-13; 8:23; 9:4ff, 458 BC), Nehemiah (Neh 4:9; 9:1ff; 12:28-47, 445 BC). In their day, each of these Biblical heroes committed to raise up 24-7 prayer and worship to God. Their dedication released an open heaven and revival that was evident in each of their ministries. Many of us wonder why it's so hard to evangelize on our campuses. The reason is because winning souls is a spiritual battle that can only be won through non-stop prayer. As we contend night and day through campus houses of prayer, the darkness will have to flee and the heavens will open for us to have powerfully effective evangelism, missions and simple church planting on campus.

We Pray 24-7 to Prepare the Way for the 2nd Coming of Jesus Christ

In Isaiah 62:6-7, it says the Lord has set each of us as Watchmen on the walls to not hold our peace day or night, to give God no rest through continual intercession until He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth. It is our mandate and calling to pray for the peace of Israel, to pray for the return of Christ, and to pray for the Gospel to be preached to all nations so that the end may come (Matt 24:14). To establish a 24-7 Campus House of Prayer is to start a student-led prayer, justice and missions movement to usher in the return of King Jesus in our generation. It can be done!


Raising up a Campus House of Prayer


If you sense the leading to start a campus house of prayer on your college or university, now is the time! Spend time in prayer, share the vision with your friends, listen to the Holy Spirit and follow His lead. God is doing a new work in our generation. He is releasing a divine strategy to strike back at the enemy in order to release His justice upon the earth and into our campuses. It begins with Him and ends with Him. 24-7 prayer [CH4] is first birthed through a passionate life of prayer. It is displayed through a passionate 24-7 praying army of God on every campus, city and nation to fulfill the Great commandment and finish the Great Commission in this hour. This is it, what are you going to do about it?

How to mobilize a CHOP?

1. Go to www.campustransformation.com and sign up your campus for 24-7prayer
2. Start praying together with others who have a heart for a 24/7 campus house of prayer
3. Call a vision-casting meeting, inviting other student leaders and campus staff workers to hear about the 24/7 campus house of prayer vision and purpose
4. Challenge other students to mobilize their friends to take a 1-2 hour shift in the prayer room
5. Meet with all the campus staff workers and student leaders of different fellowships/local churches to share with them the idea and ask for their help and support of the 24/7 campus prayer room initiative
6. Ask different campus fellowships/local churches if you can share the 24/7 campus house of prayer vision at their student large group meetings, to challenge students in their fellowships to sign up and take prayer shifts.
7. Secure a location and prepare the prayer room or prayer tent
8. Go to: www.campustransformation.com and www.24-7prayer.com to get more practical resources on how to start a 24-7 campus house of prayer


[1] Michael Richardson, Amazing Faith (Published by Waterbrook Press, Colorado Springs, Co, 2000, page. 63

[2] Earl O. Roe, Editor, Dream Big, The Henrietta Mears Story (Published by Regal Books, Ventura Ca, 1990, page. 282-283)

[3] Mike Bickle, Harp & Bowl Spiritual Warfare Syllabus (Published by Forerunner Books www.ihop.org , page 3-4)

[4] http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/gildas_05_intro.htm

[5] See Christian History Magazine, Vol. 1 No. 1, Worcester, PA: 1982.

[6] Mike Bickle ( www.ihop.org ), Pete Greig (www.24-7prayer.com )

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