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A Prayer for a Greater Vision of God

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“Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. Sing to the LORD, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise” (Psalm 96:1-4a).

We are in a time of incredible change all over the earth. God is up to something big, and in the midst of it all we need a greater vision of Who He is. He wants to bring us into a new perspective—out of confusion, fear, loneliness, hopelessness and all the negatives that may threaten us during seasons of change.

A few years ago my husband and I were staying for a few days in a beautiful home hidden out in the country on a water inlet in eastern Virginia. One breathtaking evening we took a telescope and walked out on the dock overlooking the water. He then carefully positioned the telescope so that it squarely faced the moon. I looked through it and was absolutely fascinated when I saw the moon with my own eyes. I could see the craters on the face of the moon so clearly. We were both quite impressed, and I thought to myself:

“God is so big! He is so much greater than any of us give Him credit for. Here I am looking with amazement at the craters on the moon, but just think about the entire universe and how He is so much greater yet. He is mighty and beyond all comprehension.”  


God wants to give us a greater vision of Himself in the midst of the changes we are facing personally. He wants to breath His life into us. We need the breath of God to blow on our lives because people all around us are looking for life. There is so much sickness and death in this world. God wants to transform us as He brings revelation to our heart and as we pray, think, and talk about His greatness.

The Bible is our manual to help us to get through difficulty times. In fact, the book of Revelation is our prayer manual for the end-times. God wants to change us through praying, reading, and speaking His Word. He wants to bring us to a new place in order that we might bring others higher. God wants to breathe in our life so that we can breathe His life into others until it overflows. John 10:10 in the Amplified Bible says:

“The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).”


We must adjust to something higher and bigger than we ever dreamed possible. God is preparing us right now for a worldwide harvest. He is training us through struggle. He is in the process of positioning us for an end-times revival. It is time for the Church to come to life and get a greater vision of God. He has a dream for each one of personally and for His church corporately. He wants to breathe life into impossible dreams. He is the God of the supernatural and the impossible.

Heaven is struck with the majesty of God. There is glory available for the Church. So few have grabbed hold of the fullness available to us. The problem is that we get so caught up in our problems down here on earth that we miss out on what heaven is all about. The thief has destroyed and stolen what is ours. Many of us have lost the power to be astonished. We can be so astonished by the moon, but what about heaven?

It is time for intercessors to arise. We must understand the supremacy, sovereignty, and glory of God. We must have a greater vision of God in this hour. We must live the dream that is Gods and let it come to life. Warfare is not about taking on the enemy but releasing the majesty of God wherever we go. It is time to release the good news on earth through the avenues God has given each one of us personally. We’re made for heaven and for living heaven here on earth.  We need to sing, dance, and proclaim the glory of God.

A Prayer for a Greater Vision of God

“Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker” (Psalm 95:1-6). 

The following is a prayer for a greater vision of God in your own life. Pray it often and ask God to make you one who helps others to see His greatness.

Lord, I praise you for inviting me into your eternal purpose. I thank you that you are working out everything in conformity with the purpose of your will (Ephesians 1:11). You are the master strategist. Give me a greater vision of your purpose for my life. Awaken my heart and establish your reign in my life. Out of Your glorious riches strengthen me with power through Your Spirit in my inner being and give me a spirit of wisdom and revelation that I may know you better (Ephesians 3:16-17). Make me fully alive to your destiny in my life.

I pray that you will give me a greater vision of who you are. I acknowledge my dependence on you and thank You that impossibilities in my life give you freedom to work. Your mighty power is shown through my weakness. Your are positioning me for your end-time harvest. You breathe your life into my impossibilities. [Name a difficulty in your life.] Help me to walk in a new level of trust in You. You have plans to prosper me and to give me hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). You promise me an abundant life (John 10:10). Help me to understand Your supremacy, Your sovereignty, and Your glory. Help me to align with You and make Your presence the central theme of my life. “The Lord reigns, he is robed in majesty—Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea—the LORD on high is mighty” (Psalm 93:1-4). In Jesus name, amen.

Watch the following videos and meditate on the greatness of God.  Let’s learn to declare the glory of the risen Lord everywhere we go.

God Declares His Glory
The Awe Factor of God

“Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth. Say among the nations, ‘The LORD reigns.’ The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity. Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it; let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them. Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy” (Psalm 96:9-12).

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
International House of Prayer Kansas City (IHOPKC)
deb@intercessorsarise.org
www.intercessorsarise.org

The Tabernacle Of David

  • The building of David’s tabernacle.
    Amos 9:11-12; Acts 15:16-17.
    The 3 dimensions to this restoration.
    A priestly dimension – focused on 24 hour a day worship and intercession that follows the Davidic order of worship.
    A prophetic dimension – focused on the release of the prophetic ministry in the church of Jesus Christ – Acts 2:17.
    A kingly dimension – focused on the apostolic ministry that accomplish the tasks of the kingdom with power fulfilling the Great Commission – evangelism, community and equipping.
    The Tabernacle of David in all 3 dimensions had its beginning of restoration in the New Testament church. However, the completion of these 3 dimensions have not yet been fully restored that the nations might know God. The Tabernacle of David is essential in the completion of the Great Harvest of souls promised to the church at the end of the age. We believe that city wide prayer ministries will fill the earth before the Lord returns.
  • David’s Tabernacle is a picture of ministry to God in spirit and truth (John 4:24)Revelation 45 – The 2 primary activities are seen in Revelation 5:8. The harp – speaks of God’s songs and God’s music in the heavenly court. The bowl – speaks of God’s prayers that are imparted into the heart of the saints.

A General Overview of the Tabernacle of David

Important Scriptures Relating to David’s Tabernacle

The Tabernacle of David in History of the Kings of Israel

  • Each time one of the kings of Israel reinstituted the Davidic order of worship in the temple then spiritual break through and military victory came soon afterwards. 8 specific leaders embraced the Tabernacle of David dimensions of the priestly ministry of David. The 8 specific periods of Israel when the Tabernacle of David was established.
    David – 1 Chronicles 1516 – 1050 B.C.
    Solomon – 2 Chronicles 5, 6, 7 – 1010. B.C.
    Jehoshaphat – 2 Chronicles 20 – 896 B.C.
    Joash – 2 Chronicles 2324 – approximately 835 B.C.
    Hezekiah – 2 Chronicles 2930 – 726 B.C.
    Josiah – 2 Chronicles 35 – 623 B.C.
    Ezra – Ezra 3:10-13 – 536B.C.
    Nehemiah – Nehemiah 12:28-47 – 446 B.C.

Harmony In Song And Intercession

10259321_1071106532952453_5814208157818095195_n-2 “In the unity of faith, love, and the Spirit, the power of the name and of the presence of Jesus acts more freely, and the answer comes more surely. The evidence that there has been true, united prayer is the fruit – the answer, the receiving of the thing for which we have asked. ‘I say unto you… it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.’ What an extraordinary privilege united prayer (and worship) is! What a potential power it has!” Andrew Murray

There is a harmony that God is creating among His people throughout the earth, and you and I are a part of it. This harmony that is beginning is powerful as 24-7 prayer is spreading from city to city and nation to nation. And within the circle of prayer that you are involved in, creating this harmony is of extreme importance. The enemy loves to bring disharmony and disunity, but the new thing God is creating is a beautiful song of unity that will break through tremendous spiritual strongholds of the enemy.

So as you attempt harmony in your own prayer room, remember you are part of a bigger whole that will bring tremendous effect in the spirit realm all throughout the earth. And in your city in particular, you are the ones called to bring the release and freedom of the Kingdom of God into your sphere of influence. This is absolutely exciting.

“Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them” (Matthew 18:19-20).

God is a musical God, and He has created us as people who function best when there is a song in our heart. Music motivates us. The greatest entertainment in the world is music, because the human spirit is musical. There is power released in song. If you question this, for some of you in mid-life, think back to the songs you heard on the radio as a teenager. If the music comes on the radio now, you know the words to the songs just as if it were yesterday.

The devil wants to rule the domain of music because he knows that there is power in it. This is why intercession combined with music and the Word is a dynamic combination and of utmost importance at this time. When the Word of Christ dwells in our hearts richly through psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, nothing will stop us from God’s purposes in our lives both individually and corporately. Music combined with words of truth move us deeply into spheres of active commitment that we would never imagine otherwise.

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God” (Colossians 3:16).

Antiphonal Singing

“Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ”
(Ephesians 5:19-20).

Antiphonal singing is responsive singing. The antiphonal singers interact with the intercessors and musicians in singing the Word. 24-7 prayer is team ministry where the team works together. Nobody gets the spotlight except God Himself. This is the beautiful thing that God is doing with his end-times Church. He is beginning to get all the glory. Therefore everyone takes part in 24-7, and nobody takes the spotlight. Everyone gives way to one another because there is the understanding that all of us in harmony are better than one of us alone.

This is a learning experience for some of us who like to be up front because we are good musicians or strong intercessors. We realize that we must give way to others. But in the end God brings a beautiful harmony that we couldn’t have done on our own. There is no more room for lengthy ten-minute prayers or a personal concert showing off our musical talents. No, it is all for God and Him alone, an audience of one, and we all work together to bring about His will in the prayer room for His glory.

It is time that we join in unison as with one voice.

“The trumpeters and singers joined in unison, as with one voice, to give praise and thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, they raised their voices in praise to the Lord and sang: ‘He is good; his love endures forever.’ Then the temple was filled with a cloud, and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the temple of God”
(2 Chronicles 5:13-14).

God will invade your prayer environment with His presence and power. This will eventually spill over into your city and nation. This team ministry is God’s end-time way. He uses musicians, antiphonal singers, spoken intercession and proclamation. Worship and prayer become dynamic. It makes prayer enjoyable and not boring. It brings about intensity without exhaustion. And revelation takes place right in the midst of it all. Every meeting becomes a joyous occasion. I say this because I see it happening and personally experience it myself. I have seen worshippers and intercessors come in with the burdens of the week and leave with the joy of the Lord. Some find it hard to wait until the next prayer meeting.

This corporate setting for 24-7 is so important because there needs to be an actual place where God’s presence dwells because the world is getting uglier by the day, and we need this breath of fresh air to carry us through with power. This also enhances our own prayer times during the week.

24-7 “harp and bowl” prayer is not a burden; it is a gift of God for the end-times church. 

Singing and praying the Word partners with God’s heart. The worldwide prayer movement needs to learn that this is key in the final days. The Word of God provides fuel for prayer and keeps it alive. His Word is His will. Praying the Word connects with the singers in singing the Word, and there is a powerful interaction that takes place.

I am an intercessor and when the singers sing what I have prayed, it moves me into more intensity and faith in my next prayer, and this goes on and on. The prayers and singing together rise up to a new level. This really does happen in a most marvelous way. You will see it yourself as you begin. There is no greater strength than the power of the Church with one heart and one goal united before the throne. The diversity of types of intercessors, the diversity of different musicians, and different singers intensifies this oneness.

It’s powerful, it’s dynamic, and it inspires awe in God because He creates it, and it’s all of Him.

“Christians cannot reach the full blessing God is ready to bestow through His Spirit until they seek and receive it in fellowship with one another. It was to the hundred and twenty praying together in full agreement under the same roof that the Spirit came from the throne of the glorified Lord. In the same way, it is in the union and fellowship of believers that the Spirit can manifest His full power.” Andrew Murray

What happens when intercession and singing is combined? When these two come together with the Word, then revelation increases, the intercession hits the mark, the body of Christ is encouraged and empowered, and evangelism takes place as one leaves the prayer room.

As I left a prayer meeting for Israel, I went to the post office. I could not contain the joy from that prayer time and began to witness to a woman standing in line. She accepted the Lord on the spot and two other Christians standing in line were greatly encouraged. I felt the glory of the Lord in that post office. 24-7 prayer is definitely going to lead to dynamic evangelism because the human heart will not be able nor want to contain what happens in the prayer room.

5 Keys in Antiphonal Singing

“They held harps given them by God and sang the song of Moses the servant of God and the song of the Lamb: ‘Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the ages” (Revelation 15:2-3).

  • Sing short – This is not the time for singing a whole song. Short phrases are the key and should be only a few words in length.
  • Stay on the same theme – Keep with the theme that is prayed in the Word.
  • Pay close attention to what is happening – Remember you are a team, and the Holy Spirit will give you a natural flow. It may take time but stay in tune with what is happening.
  • Sing one at a time – This will keep from confusion. Antiphonal singers alternate in their singing. The prayer meetings I have been involved with usually have three or four antiphonal singers. Especially in learning, it is good to go from one to the next and then the next.
  • Echo phrase, paraphrase, repeat or develop the phrase – The singer may want to sing exactly the same phrase as the last singer or what the intercessor prayed. A repeated phrase can be powerful. A singer may want to paraphrase or summarize the phrase. He may want to develop the phrase by expanding the same idea or repeat a phrase for impact

“And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song: ‘You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language and people and nation” (Revelation 5:8-9).

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
IHOPKC

Maintaining Your Peace 
in the Midst of Warfare

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“Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone” (Romans 12:16-18).

Spiritual warfare is part of the Christian life. Psalm 144:1 says, “Praise be to the Lord, my Rock. Who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.” Exodus 15:3 says, “The Lord is a mighty warrior; the Lord is his name.” We are living on earth and in enemy territory, and, therefore, we experience spiritual warfare. We must always be on the alert. The enemy comes in like a flood, trying to fill us with doubt and discouragements. But our God always has victory when we trust in Him.

You and I want to be healers and helpers in battle. We must be clad in His armor, by the grace of God. We must have a strategy to rescue those taken hostage or left wounded on the battlefield. We must understand the seriousness of war. How can we walk in victory and maintain our peace right in the midst of personal, and sometimes unrelenting, spiritual warfare? How can we be joyful in war?

It is possible to walk in a level of joy and peace even when things on earth seem to be getting worse. We can bring peace wherever we go. Below are two important ways to maintain peace in the midst of warfare.

Ways to Maintain Peace in Spiritual Warfare

“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness” (James 3:17-18).

  • We must be a lover of God first and then a warrior – Jesus must be our all in all. We must concentrate on our relationship with Him, and abide in that intimacy always. The busier we are, the more we must cultivate our relationship with Him.  The enemy is crafty, and he knows where your power lies. We must develop a life of praise and worship. Worship is powerful warfare. When I go to the nations, I bring my worship music. I play it and pray it over countries. I find that this to be of my greatest strategies in seeing breakthrough in the nations. Prayer and worship open the way for everything else. God opens the door for His grace to come pouring into the nations.

    “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” (Deuteronomy 6:5)
“I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge… The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be God my Savior” (Psalm 18:1, 46).

  • We are here to fight, and we must take a stand – The enemy is intent to stop us as we move forward. We need perseverance. Nothing good happens without perseverance. We are all living in enemy territory. We are called to destroy the works of the devil. To take our stand against the enemy means that we refuse to give him ground and that we will not retreat. We settle that in our hearts. We are not going to retreat or depart because of enemy pressure, but we are going to go on from glory to glory to victory. God’s grace is sufficient. We resist the enemy, stand firm in the Lord, and do not give way (James 4:7-8).

    We worship and praise God right in the middle of the difficulty. Satan will not give us territory without a fight. We are taking ground in heavenly places, even if we do not see it. We must not relax our vigilance. It doesn’t mean that we are frantic, nervous and anxious. We walk in that supernatural perfect peace that is totally possible only as we abide in Him. This is the amazing truth of the Christian life and especially for all of us entering into the harvest in the nations. We are living a life that is not of our own strength.

    Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand” (Ephesians 6:10-13).

Times of Testing in Warfare

When we were going through months of endurance and spiritual warfare on our missionary ship where the trials seemed endless and without any let-up, I would go out on deck during a voyage (feeling seasick and tired), put on my headphones and worship God for a period of time. Before long, the clouds in my own mind and heart would clear, I would see light on the horizon, and my perspective would change. The devil will always try to steal our hope. But God gives us hope when we spend time with Him. He would give me hope again and again; hope that He would finally break through, hope that the seas would one day be calm again and hope that God would turn my very trial into something supernatural and good.

When we are in the midst of a difficulty, this is how we are to handle it. The enemy brings in discouraging thoughts, false reasoning, doubts and disappointments. He will try to steal our peace. We choose to worship and acknowledge God, grow intimate with Jesus, and the clouds have to lift. The perseverance is all part of the testing time. We are being stretched. It’s part of the package of how God plans to train and work through us, bringing maturity and victory. Now I thank God with all my heart for every day that He had to stretch me. I have spiritual muscles I would never have had before, and it is so worth it. I see now that it was all part of love, and I never knew it quite so fully at the time. And God loves you. This is why you are going through whatever trial you are facing. It is for your good. He is making you a worker of great stature and purpose, and you shall not be disappointed.

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful” (Colossians 3:15).

By Debbie Przybylski
Intercessors Arise International
IHOPKC

Worship Hymns in the Book of Revelation

  • John’s thanksgiving to Jesus for such great love that makes us kings and priests unto God – “To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” (Rev. 1:5, 6)
  • The seraphim’s song magnifying the Father’s transcendent beauty – “The four living creatures . . . do not rest day or night, saying: ‘HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, who was and is and is to come!'” (Rev. 4:8)
  • The 24 elders sing to the Father – This is the 1st “worthy song”. Note 3 themes in their praise. “The 24 elders fall down saying: ‘YOU ARE WORTHY, O LORD, to receive glory and honor and power; for you created all things and by your will they exist and were created.'” (Rev. 4:10-11)
  • The seraphim and the 24 elders before the Throne sing to Jesus – This is the 2nd “worthy song”. Note the 5 verbs that describe Jesus’ activity in redemption. “. . . the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders sang a new song, saying: ‘YOU ARE WORTHY to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for you were slain, and have redeemed us to God by your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, And have made us KINGS AND PRIESTS TO OUR GOD; And we shall reign on the earth.'” (Rev. 5:8-10)
  • The angelic host, the seraphim and the 24 elders sing to Jesus as the scroll is about to be opened – This is the 3rd and final “worthy song” in the New Testament. Note 7 themes in their praise. “. . . many angels around the throne, the living creatures, and the elders; and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand saying with a loud voice: ‘WORTHY IS THE LAMB who was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom, and strength and honor and glory and blessing!'” (Rev. 5:11-12)
  • The Song of all creation before the Throne as the scroll is opened – Note there are only 3 times that ALL the saints worship together before the Throne (Rev. 5:11-14; 7:9-12; 19:1-7). “And EVERY CREATURE which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: ‘Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever!'” (Rev. 5:13)
  • Worship from all nations as result of the Great Harvest at the end of the age – “. . . a great multitude . . . of all nations . . . standing before the throne . . . saying, ‘SALVATION BELONGS TO OUR GOD WHO SITS ON THE THRONE, AND TO THE LAMB!'” (Rev. 7:9-10)
  • The angelic host responds seeing people from all nations worship God – Note 7 themes in their praise. “All the angels . . . and the elders and the four living creatures . . . worshiped God, saying: ‘Amen!’ Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen.'” (Rev. 7:11-12)
  • The tribulation saints worship in context to the end time judgments – “I saw . . . a sea of glass mingled with fire . . . standing . . . having harps of God they sing the song of Moses and the song of the Lamb, saying, ‘Great and marvelous are Your works, LORD GOD ALMIGHTY! Just and true are Your ways, O KING OF SAINTS! Who shall not fear you, O Lord, and glorify your name? FOR YOU ALONE ARE HOLY. For all nations shall come and worship before you, for your judgments have been manifested.'” (Rev. 15:2-4)
  • God’s righteousness is declared in light of His end time judgments – “. . . the angel of the waters saying: ‘YOU ARE RIGHTEOUS, O LORD, the one who is and who was and who is to be, BECAUSE YOU HAVE JUDGED THESE THINGS. For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and you have given them blood to drink. For it is their just due.'” (Rev. 16:4-5)
  • A voice from God’s altar of incense before the Throne – “I heard another from the altar saying, ‘Even SO, LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, TRUE AND RIGHTEOUS ARE YOUR JUDGMENTS.'” (Rev. 16:7)
  • The Bride worships God in light of the end time judgments – Note 4 themes in their praise. “. . . a loud voice of a great multitude . . . saying, ‘Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God! FOR TRUE AND RIGHTEOUS ARE HIS JUDGMENTS, BECAUSE HE HAS JUDGED THE GREAT HARLOT who corrupted the earth with her fornication; and He has avenged on her the blood of His servants shed by her.'” (Rev. 19:1-2)
  • The Bride worships God at the wedding supper of the Lamb – “. . . the voice of a great multitude . . . saying ‘Allelulah! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns! Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready.'” (Rev. 19:5-6)