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Interview with Intercessory Missionary, Evan O.

Posted in Interviews
This series of interviews and testimonies with our full-time staff is meant to encourage you in what God is calling thousands to across the globe: intercessory missions.

Perhaps you feel called to minister before the Lord and impact this generation with the Gospel as a vocation. Check out these interviews as you pray for direction!

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Where were you in life before taking the internship?

At the time — I wasn’t fully aware of it — but I was a mess living a very godless life. I was sincere in my desire to want to love God, but my life was full of pursuing other desires that contradicted my desire to love God.

What desires were you pursuing?

I wasted a lot of time hanging out with friends, online, and just generally wasting time. In retrospect, I know I was trying to pacify a longing that I now know was meant to be satisfied in God.

What was the turning point that made you decide to take the internship?

I saw other believers living a life of passionate love for God and for people, and I wanted to live that same lifestyle. Before that, I had only seen a very shallow Christianity: people who professed to love Jesus, but never really lived it. I was in that same group of people. God has been bringing me out of that mindset and daily calls me into living a life of surrender.


Interview with Intercessory Missionary, Hannah K.

Posted in Interviews
This series of interviews and testimonies with our full-time staff is meant to encourage you in what God is calling thousands to across the globe: intercessory missions.

Perhaps you feel called to minister before the Lord and impact this generation with the Gospel as a vocation. Check out these interviews as you pray for direction!

Read all the interviews ›

Where were you in life before taking the internship?

Before I took the Relentless internship I had just graduated from nursing school. I lived in another city and as I finished school, I felt God leading me to Tallahassee—which I assumed meant He wanted me to work as a nurse here in town! I was most definitely in a short and intense season of transition. Simultaneously, the Lord was awakening a serious hunger in my heart (I had reread Appointment in Jerusalem by Derek Prince) and I was very eager to learn how to pray. I heard that there was this place called the “house of prayer” where people could come to pray—I was very curious!

What made you decide to take the internship?

Previously, one of the major motivators to press on while in school was to imagine myself as a confident, competent nurse. But now, that future began to leave me unhappy and in search of ‘more’ from my life. I wondered if there was a job where my title would be: Jesus’ Best Friend. It was all of these swirling changes that lead me to take the internship.

Name a few things God accomplished in your heart during the internship?

What a summer! I knew very little about myself and probably even less about God. I grew up in church but was full of false ideas about God’s heart and His love. Unfortunately, I was under the impression that God only loved us because He was a nice guy and was putting up with us ‘pathetic sinners’. But what joy I experienced as I began to believe that He likes us (even now, this truth amazes me) and enjoys our company. When this reality began to strike my heart, prayer became a joy, because I could approach God from a place of security and confidence, knowing He enjoys even the sound of my voice.


Burn Weekend Archives

Posted in Event Recap

We just completed our second “Burn Weekend” of continuous worship and prayer for 24 hours — this first weekend in November. We feel the Lord is releasing a unifying work in our region as individuals from many other churches and congregations are participating in the “incense ministry” of continually exalting Jesus through worship, prayer, and works of justice. You can watch some of the archived sets here.

One of the worship teams who traveled from various cities

These weekends hold significant impact as night and day prayer actually shifts the spiritual climate and sends “speedy” justice to a region, as Jesus taught in Luke 18. At our first Burn Weekend two young adults got saved within the first 3 hours! As the Lord builds His house we are praying for an increase in the “water level” of the Spirit!

“Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” (2 Cor. 3:17)

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Why God Desires 24/7 Worship

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We just recently finished 24 hours of non-stop worship this weekend at the missions base. It was incredible. Nine different worship teams from local churches and ministries ministered to the Lord Friday and Saturday as we offered Jesus a 24-hour offering of adoration.

I strongly believe that God desires 24/7 worship and prayer to be found all over the earth. In fact, His Word promises it:

“‘After this I will return and will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins, and I will set it up…”-Acts 15:16

In Rev. 4-5 we see a glimpse of what happens in Heaven. In the throne-room where God dwells, angels, creatures and elders sing incessantly, “holy, holy, holy is the Lord God almighty” forever.

Beyond the general affirmations of God’s desire to bring Heaven and earth together (Eph 1:10, Col 1:19, Matt 6:10, Luke 11:2-3), God makes it explicit that He desires earthly worship to mimic heavenly worship. In Exodus 24-25 God meets with Moses on Mount Sinai and commissions him to build a temple according to what he saw (Exodus 25:8-9). This as an earthly replica to a heavenly reality (I Chronicles 28:19).


Why You Should Focus On Enjoying God

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The question what are we created for has stuck with man-kind since the beginning of time. Our obvious meaning for existence is to glorify God. The Westminster Shorter Catechism states it best: “What is the chief end of man?” And, in response, “Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.” They understood that glorifying God and enjoying Him were one in the same. What if enjoying God was the greatest way to glorify Him? 

In my own experience, I had previously viewed enjoying God as an added bonus to the true duty of a believer: rigorous obedience to Christian duties (eg. praying, evangelizing, serving), even if those duties are emotionless, loveless. But what does Jesus say? “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word” (Jn. 14:23). Love (delight) and obedience are directly related. Delight is not just a spin-off of obedience to God, but it is part of it.  The strongest type of obedience is affection-based obedience.


Indicators of Revival Approaching: (Excerpt by Charles Finney)

I’m currently in Boston, MA with 70 students, praying for awakening on the Ivy League campuses. I have always had a great interest in the topic of “awakening” – awakening on the scale of the First and Second Great Awakenings. I am drawn to the writings of the “Awakening Greats” such as Jonathan Edwards, George Whitefield, Charles Finney and the like. There have also been great movements in a our nations history such as Azusa Street and the Healing Revivals of the 50’s, the Jesus Movement where God opened hearts and ushered in awakening and great harvest that interest me.

The question remains, what is awakening? Is it possible for us to experience awakening today? I’m convinced the answer to that question is, Yes!


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