Ryan LeStrange, Abingdon, VA
As I was spending time with the Lord, He began to speak to me about prayer and the next wave of houses of presence. I have had a series of prophetic encounters recently about the houses of presence that the Lord is establishing which will serve as governmental centers for the Kingdom of God on the earth.
There is a radical reform at hand, as a new breed of Apostolic Hubs arise! These are places of divine pursuit and also of glorious presence. The people of God are being drawn back to the place of pursuit and encounter.
“And He said to them, ‘It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer, but you are making it a robbers den.'” (Matthew 21:13)
These Hubs must have a strong engine! They are called to propel the Body forward, but it takes movement and momentum. As I was pondering what I have been sensing, the Lord spoke to me, “I am restoring the engine. I always intended the engine of the Ekklesia to be prayer. I birthed My Church in the upper room. A ‘prayer and seeking meeting’ turned into a glory outpouring. This is the model for local, regional and national transformation.”
Ministries are being raised up to serve as Hubs of revival, awakening and transformation in their regions. A strong prayer movement is the engine that powers the entire operation. There is a new value system being placed within this new breed; they understand the critical nature of prayer. There is a massive mantle of intimacy and of seeking that is being released on a local and regional level.
Many regions have not been cracked open effectively by an apostolic anointing due to the lack of strategic prayer. A new wave of planters is arising who will build new wineskin apostolic bases with strong prayer ministry at the core. It will become the centerpiece for all that is done. As the engine is established, the momentum will break froth!
There is a return to the core, the essence of New Testament ministry. Strong regional Hubs are arising that carry a breaker anointing to break down the walls that have held back heavenly plans of transformation. This is a year of apostolic authority and liberty.
“The breaker goes up before them; they break out, pass through the gate and go out by it. So their king goes on before them, and the Lord at their head.” (Micah 2:13)
One of the words for ‘sent forth’ is the Greek word ‘apostello‘ meaning “set apart, set at liberty, to send out on a mission, and to send from one place to another for business or employment.”
Apostles carry the spirit of the breaker! They are called to bring liberation. They have territorial mandates for regions. They break through long-standing walls and obstruction; they tear down that which is standing in the way. This is the picture of the apostolic momentum that is being unlocked, but it cannot and will not go forth effectively without the engine of prayer! The core of the Hub must be intact and revved up to release the spirit of the breaker. Apostles and apostolic ministries unlock an anointing of liberation.
They come with a Holy Spirit bomb to annihilate the long-standing bondages and religious traditions that have choked out the Word of God. They break apart religious systems. They break apart ungodly barriers. They break apart evil word curses and regional strongholds. This anointing brings both personal and corporate breakthrough. This is why the powers of Hell hate the one-two combo of apostolic and prophetic anointings. These graces will blast through restrictions to release Kingdom power and authority.
Many are being given plans to establish and build an army of prayer. This season will bring a merge between apostolic ministries and prayer ministries. There have been prayer ministries solely focused on bridal love, but there is a transformational emphasis coming into these houses of prayer. They must shift into a more apostolic paradigm. The sound will change. The flow will change and the operation will change. Many will be realigned, coming under apostolic authority, in order to embrace the mandate of transformation. There will be divine merges and existing prayer ministries will merge with an apostolic ministry to form an effective Hub!
I hear the engine revving up in the spirit! The Lord says, “I am revving My engine of prayer…refocusing My people and preparing them for a fresh wave of building in the glory!” (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Ryan LeStrange, Pastor & Founder