David’s Tent DC: Modern Day David’s Tabernacle on the Nations Mall: 24/7 for 424 Days of Non Stop Worship in Song to Jesus!
There is a convergence of events taking place right now all over the nation. Many are still being stirred from the hope-filled event of Azusa Nowthat took place at the Los Angeles Coliseum commemorating the 110thAnniversary of the Azusa Street Revival. At the Same time this was happening on the West Coast, United DC16 was taking place on the East Coast. 30,000 Ministers convened on the National Mall to cry out to God in repentance and humility, praying that America would turn back to God. To add more encouragement to the mix, David’s Tent DC was also underway at the same time TOO!!
It all started when Jason Hershey was crying out to God wanting desperately to do something to cause America to turn back to God. In a time of prayer and fasting, Jason came across the story of David setting up the tabernacle in 1 Chronicles 16. In this story, David brought the Ark of the Covenant inside a tent, in the Capital city of Israel, Jerusalem. It was then that David hired 4,000 musicians and 288 singers. This very story gripped Hershey as it exploded within him, “WE’VE GOT TO DO THIS IN AMERICA!” This resounding idea continues as he shares, “We have tens of thousands of churches all over America, let’s set up a tent in our capital city and do what no nation has done in the past 3,000 years!” The tent has been established, the musicians and singers have arrived, and worship to The Lord has been continually lifted up, 24/7 since September 2015 and will continue until November 2016; 424 DAYS OF CONTINUAL WORSHIP!
This is so encouraging! How many people are desiring to do something to impact the heart of God? When we believe that God can bring out the reality of the dreams that He places in our heart, it is only a matter of time until we see them come to realization, just like what happened to Jason! But, the story didn’t start with this vision of 24/7 continual worship.
Initially, Hershey approached Rev. Patrick Majoney with the question of, “Can you get a permit of 40 days and nights of continuous praise and worship?” An event that would extend over such a long period of time extremely limited the locations that would allow it. Locations such as The Mall, The Washington Monument, or McPherson’s Square were out of the question. But, there was one remaining place that ended up being the place that David’s Tent would be established: The White House Ellipse. This is an epic open door of favor. God literally plants David’s Tent in the front yard of the White House. It is at this moment that the name “David’s Tent DC” was established. “It’s the presence by the palace in the capital city because we know the Lord desires to be central in our lives.” It was here that the first 40-day worship occurred.
The Revivalist, Steve Hill, was known to have repeatedly said, “the opportunity of a lifetime must be seized in the lifetime of that opportunity.” What if God desires to put something in your heart to be carried out in your nation, just like Jason did? This is that moment. Now is the time! Watch and see the full report of what is taking place in Washington D.C., the story that began it all, and so much more. Also shared in this segment: prayer, Washington, praise, worship, Jerusalem, King David, The Tabernacle, and President Obama. John and Steve shared in this segment.
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Looking at the present climate of America it is easy to recognize that what we are currently doing isn’t working and the road that we are on is not the direction that we want to be heading. Something needs to change. Others have responded, holding events throughout America to cry out to God in repentance, humility, and prayer. There is still another on the horizon that is sure to bless and encourage you. As Nick Hall shares, Reset 2016 will be on July 16, 2016, calling one million young people to The National Mall “to stand for Jesus in historic unity, prayer, worship, and a call for catalytic change.”
Francis Chan expresses a powerful perspective regarding this upcoming RESET 2016 event, “That’s exactly what The Church needs right now desperately, is to just say, ‘let’s just start all over, let’s open up this book again. What should The Church look like? What should a believer look like?” He continues, “Look what this books says. Look at what it actually says. I think we got off here. I think we started heading down this road, let’s start over. Let’s do this thing right.”
Looking solely at the present day discouraging climate of our nation would be too small of a focus. By looking at what was taking place in our nation before previous Great Awakenings gives us great hope to where we are and what God can do in the very situations that we are facing today. Before Jonathan Edwards was used as a catalyst to bring about the First Great Awakening, what was taking place in America paints a clear picture of the darkness that existed in the land.
In a reenactment, Timothy Dwight, President of Yale and grandson of Jonathan Edwards, shares about the rebellion and disdain that was taking place in America in the 1700’s. In fact, it was upon the college campuses where it was the most prevalent. “At Princeton, only 5 members could be found that were not part of the filthy speech move. At Williams college they held a mock communion service. Students from New Jersey stole a Bible from a local church and burned it in the streets. And at Harvard, they took a poll and not one believer could be found.” It was in this moral climate that the First Great Awakening began to burn across America.
It was during the Second Great Awakening when another historic rise in response to the Gospel took place. “By 1834, the total annual income from all benevolent societies rivaled the budget of the entire Federal Government.” Things are not over just because darkness is sweeping the land. By looking at the history of our nation, by looking at the many who are presently crying out to God for a mighty move of His Spirit, we can see clearly that we are on the precipice of another massive move of God. Allow your faith to be greatly stirred and encouraged as you hear more about Reset 2016, past Great Awakenings and so much more. Also shared in this segment: Kari Jobe, Hillsong United, Passion, Bethel Music, Revival, National Mall, prayer, humility, repentance, and hope. John and Steve shared in this segment.