KHOP (Kingdom House of Prayer) met today for the first time in a home, in a neighborhood, with a grandma and grandpa, five moms, five teens, and a large number of elementary-aged and preschool kids, including two babies (about 30 in all, minus three more families that plan to join us)…truly a picture of a multi-generational assembly gathered together to seek the Father’s heart in how to bring His Kingdom to come and and His will to bring in our region, our state and our nation.

We sang new, spontaneous songs of praise from the Psalms, thanked and praised Jesus for our forgiveness and for all He purchased on our behalf, in particular our righteousness; through Him we come boldly before the throne of grace to receive mercy and revelation (Heaven’s strategies) for manifesting His Kingdom on earth through us: through Scripture (from all ages), through visions (mostly from the children), through prayer (youth and adults), through song (spontaneous new songs that all joined in to sing), through prophetic acts, and through declarations of His Word.

The Lord used the atmosphere of the room…fans, heat, etc. (including a teaching about going around the mountain the past 40 years) to bring to mind 1 Kings 19:12. As all ages pressed in to His still, small voice, visions began to pour forth from the children about a big river, a waterfall, and the flood gates opening in Heaven, allowing the river to pour out on earth (much like the tsunami Johnny Enlow makes reference to in his book, “The Seven Mountain Prophesy.” The Lord called us to declare Malachi 4:5-6 and release the spirit of Elijah on this generation. In that place we worshiped Him as declared in Revelation 5. We marched and decreed the release of the spirit of Elijah and then sang “Glory” (“Lift up your head, open the door, let the King of glory come in and forever be our God.”)

We concluded by making a prophetic multi-generational circle of unity, where Zechariah 3 (again through a child) came forth, Scripturally confirming a prayer prayed by one of the moms over the children and youth gaining depth of understanding regarding their inheritance through Christ and never letting go. This Scripture exhorts us to walk in His ways and to keep His requirements so that we will be blessed with governing His house and having charge of His courts. We prayed about the release of the seven Spirits referenced in this Scripture (Spirit of the Lord, Spirit of wisdom and understanding, Spirit of counsel and might, Spirit of knowledge, and Spirit of the fear of the Lord), as well and the promise He gave in removing the sin of the land in a single day. There is nothing impossible for the Lord and nothing that He can’t do in a day. He did it through Christ 2000+ years ago and a greater revelation of Christ in us is about to manifest in this generation…suddenly… in the midst of a time when everything that can be shaken is being shaken…everything and everyone except those who have built their house (their lives) upon the Rock that can never be shaken…oh that the sins of our land would be removed in a day!

All this without a worship team per say…only a psalmist and a team of families eager to go deeper with the Lord and pursue who He has called us to be…a Body functioning in His gifts and callings within the context of unity of the generations…family…God’s idea…God’s heart…its restoration in every nation is necessary, but especially this nation, since this is the nation He has called us to be watchmen in. No box, no format, no time limits, no agendas…just being available to meet with Him…to spend time with Him…desiring to be the vessels He is looking for to bring Him glory, honor, and blessing…being available to advance His Kingdom through His higher ways (Proverbs 3:5-6 and Isaiah 55:9, which also came forth through the children).

Matthew 21:13-16, “It is written,” he said to them, “My house will be called a house of prayer”…But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things He did and the children shouting in the temple area, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were indignant. Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked Him. “Yes,” replied Jesus. “Have you never read, ‘From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise’?” (Psalm 8:2 adds “because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.”

KHOP purposes to make a place for youth, children and infants to co-labor alongside adults in silencing the avenger; to join the ranks of all generations conquering the “ites” of our nation for such a time as this…to be the generation who knows their God and is able to do mighty exploits (Daniel 11:32). Our God is mighty to save and there is no giant in this nation too large or too difficult to conquer through Christ in us, our hope of glory.

P.S. In February 2009 I had a dream and the Lord prompted me to get up in the middle of the night and write it down. I will not go into any of the details of the dream except for the significance of the numbers 313. I did a Google search and found some very interesting personal applications, in addition to this Wikipedia information: in February of 313 — Conference at Milan: Constantine issues the Edict of Milan, ending all persecution of Christians in the Roman Empire. The details contained serve as an example of the Lord working in a day on behalf of His people, who experienced “sudden” deliverance and restoration. Another example of sudden deliverance and restoration is found in the book of Esther (Tommy Tenney’s recent “One Night with the King” book and movie release); there are multiple similar accounts found throughout the Bible, with Christ’s resurrection being the pinnacle…but that was only the beginning, as the church of Acts, Peter, Paul and Silas, etc. attest. There is an excitement and anticipation regarding what the Lord will do in this generation, as Jesus, the Lion of Judah, who conquered first as a Lamb, will conquer and roar in 2009+ on behalf of the unborn, the orphans (as there are no orphans in the Kingdom of God), the family, the poor and needy, and His people all over the world…