What I’m Called To Do
Yes, I am first called to be a husband and a father. My covenant with my wife and my commitment to my children is far more critical than my commitment to build a prayer room and advance the prayer movement.
Beyond those central responsibilities that I delight in honoring, I want to lay out my ministry calling.
The “tagline” of this blog summarizes the two main components of my calling before the Lord:
1. I’m an intercessory missionary.
It is clear to me at this phase of my life that ministry titles and functions will come and go. The primary calling of my life, however, that “trumps” all other functions is the one I feel is the highest calling I will ever have. To be an intercessory missionary is to be divinely “set” by God on a wall of intercession (Isa. 62:6-7) as one who would give Him no rest until the passion of His heart is fully established on the earth. The great prayer of Jesus was that the kingdom and the will of God would be fully realized on the earth. Jesus longed for the earth to be a reflection of heaven itself (Matt. 6:10) - and the means by which He will bring this to pass is through prayer. In John 18:36, Jesus told Pilate that His kingdom would not be birthed on the earth by human means; rather, the desire of Jesus is to bring as a righteous Judge swift justice to those who cry out night and day (Luke 18:7-8).
I won’t graduate from this calling, nor will I be promoted out of it. Prayer is not a means to an end for me - it is the end itself. God chose the weakest means to bring about His grand plans: weak people saying His words back to Him, skipping meals along the way. It is our glory and His delight for us to grow in agreement and unity with Him through prayer.
2. It’s the end of the age:
In one of the most significant encounters in my life, the Lord apprehended me in the place of prayer to commission me to proclaim the message of the end of the age. The title of my website and my web journal reflect the words He spoke to me that night: “Tell them I am coming! Tell them my hand is on the door…!”
Since that evening almost five years ago my life has taken a strange turn. It’s one that I could not have orchestrated or planned out. I am now preaching, teaching, and writing about the end-times. The funny part is, I never asked any of the leadership here to do any of those things. None of them know about that encounter, and those who do don’t know the details. I have been asked and approached to speak at conferences, teach Bible School classes, and write a book about the return of Jesus.
Like everyone else, I’m not always happy doing what I am called to do - there are many other things at times that I would rather preach and teach about. Yet I will joyfully play my part on the team, and I will join the many, many messengers the Lord is calling in this hour to proclaim the reality of His return and the necessity of our preparation for it. I am more convinced than ever that it is closer than we think. The urgency of the hour demands that we pursue the oil of intimacy with Jesus in the place of prayer (Matt. 25:1-13).
I have decided to give my life to Jesus to be fully spent in the place of prayer, building and promoting prayer as a lifestyle, establishing a prayer room that we might give Him no rest, and stirring the prayers of the church unto the great intercessory cry in Rev. 22:17 - “And the Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’”