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Rise of the Praying Church

Rise of the Praying ChurchGod is stirring a massive yet underground movement of prayer among His people. But what does it mean? jerusalem 24/7 prayer leader tom hess offers his take.

 

 

Rising above
Jerusalem along the city’s eastern side is a rolling ridge of three
peaks called the Mount of Olives. Its simple name, bestowed in ancient
times, doesn’t call to mind the breadth of God’s history this site has
hosted. Yet on its summit the very “glory of the Lord” once stood when
Ezekiel prophesied the regathering of God’s exiled people to Himself
(see Ezek. 11:20-25). Thousands of years later, the glory of the
Lord—God’s Son—stood on the mountain again and set into motion God’s
plan to gather the nations to Himself.

From this mountain, Jesus prayed the
Lord’s Prayer, the beginning of which was fulfilled on Pentecost, and
the end of which will be fulfilled with His coming again to Jerusalem to
reign over all nations. Also from this mountain, before He ascended to
heaven, Jesus commanded His disciples to take His salvation to the world
and to wait in Jerusalem until they had been filled with His power for
the task:

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