As General Superintendent of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, I hereby declare a time of prayer and fasting for January 1-21, 2017. Around the world, we within the tribe of believers known as the IPHC are encouraged to join together to call for an awakening and revival.
Each night during these 21 days there is a Virtual Prayer Meeting in which we can join with hundreds of other believers from many denominations. The call will be from 9:00-10:30 p.m. EST. To join this call as a listener please dial (605)562-3173. No access code is required.
To assist in our prayer effort a prayer guide which includes excerpts from the book Jesus Now! God is Up to Something Big by Tom Phillips is available for download.
Phillips writes about revival in this manner, “We can’t predict it. We can’t plan it. We can’t shape it. We can only trust that when our nation reaches a point of spiritual, moral and social no-return—as it appeared to do at least three distinct times in history—an extraordinary movement of God’s Spirit may move in extraordinary ways in response to prayer for God’s broken, contrite children. Every time God has moved in our country, He has done so through the simple confession, brokenness, and obedience of individuals.”
Prayer and fasting. These words were often spoken and recorded for us from Jesus. To further emphasize our prayer time, I encourage you to fast during the time of January 9-15. Each person is encouraged to fast in a manner that is pertinent and helpful to you.
The IPHC core value focus for 2017 is “We Prayerfully Value Christ’s Kingdom.” We pray that we will allow Christ’s Kingdom to grow within each of us and then to use us to expand his Kingdom in our communities.
General Superintendent Dr. Doug Beacham