In the coming months, things will be set into motion that will drastically change life at IHOP. Things that make the prophesies of 500 to 5000 overnight and the salvation of 1 billion people much more tangible. And the shifts that are likely to follow make me more grateful than ever for the time of consecration that we are entering into as a Night Watch community.
God has begun to knit us together with Rory and Wendy Alec, founders of God TV. In fulfillment of what they believe to be their God-given mandate to support and spread the prayer movement across the globe, they have approached us with a very aggressive proposal. They are pouring their resources into getting IHOP’s message and mandate of night and day prayer to the nations.
Among many other things, they intend to broadcast the live prayer room between the hours of 2 and 6am in each of the 200 nations and territories where they have an audience. Because of the differences in time zones, this means that we will have camera operators in the prayer room around the clock (and SOMEWHERE in the world, the prayer room will be broadcast live at every hour of the day). God TV is set to move their cameras in on April 1st.
Another part of their vision involves times of global crisis. When things are happening in the world, they want people to turn to God TV instead of CNN. When crisis hits the nations, their plan is to “pull the lever” on all programming and go to live feed from the prayer room on each of their stations, 24/7. From our little prayer room, we would literally be leading the nations in corporate intercession.
The presence of their cameras will also lead to some drastic improvements in our $10/month internet broadcast of the live prayer room. And that is just a small portion of the many things they intend to do. They plan to create a program using recordings from our Encountering God Services and conferences. They also have plans involving our Forerunner School of Ministry (which will most likely lead to its full accreditation in the near future).
The implications of these changes are huge.
So much change is headed our way that I am not going to give my reaction/response to these events or discuss the implications in this blog. So… we’ll leave it at that for now.