“God’s presence is most important to us. How many of you want to have a heart of David, a heart for God? Let His Presence be most important in our life,” said Tom Hess, founder of ANCJ and co-founder of All Malaysia Revival Convocation (AMRC) with Philip Marc from 29th of May till 1st of June.
In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve dwelled in God’s presence. But after the fall of men, His Presence was removed. However, God re-established the covenant with men back through Abraham. Abraham met up with the high priest King Melchizedek – believed to be Jesus Christ – who blessed Abraham. (Psalm 110, Matt 22:41-46)
In other words, even before Jesus came in the flesh, the process of restoration already begun! We were told that Abraham was justified by faith at that time. (Gen 15:6)
The other time King Melchizedek was mentioned was by King David. Even though David was king, he knew that he was part of the priesthood of Melchizedek, a part of a higher kingdom. (Psalm 110)
“King David had such a passion for God that he wanted to see the Kingdom of Heavens come down on earth. He wanted to see the Garden of Eden restored. So, he started 24/7. He was not a pastor or an intercessor, but he was the king of Israel and he had such a passion,” said Tom.
King David was the first to start 24/7 prayer and worship in a tabernacle. And God filled his kingdom with His Glory and Presence, extending his kingdom from the Niles to the Euphrates.
In fact, the tabernacle of David was not only made out of Jews. But David’s great grandmother was a Moabite named Ruth who got married with Boaz, an Israelite.
“We thank God for King David. In the tabernacle of David, Jews and Gentiles were worshiping together! How many people thank God? This was the church in the wildnerness. So, we see the whole dynamic of one new man even happening in the kingdom of David, even in the time of Ruth and Boaz,” said Tom.
Worship and prayer 24/7 happened in David’s and also Solomon’s kingdom. But in 70 AD, the temple of Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans, and the Jewish people were scattered. But Scripture tells us about the restoration of David’s tabernacle, in other words, the promised nation Jerusalem.
“In that day I will raise up
the booth of David that is fallen
and repair its breaches,
and raise up its ruins
and rebuild it as in the days of old,
that they may possess the remnant of Edom
and all the nations who are called by my name,”
declares the Lord who does this. (Amos 9:11-12)
And so, in 1948, the promised nation Jerusalem is restored, which is the foundation of the restoration of the tabernacle of David. God is not only restoring this nation, he’s also restoring the church. Since the promised nation’s restoration, Tom has also observed that there was a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit all over the world, pointed out by the book of Acts.
The words of the prophets are in agreement with this, as it is written: “ ‘After this I will return and rebuild David’s fallen tent. Its ruins I will rebuild, and I will restore it, that the rest of mankind may seek the Lord, even all the Gentiles who bear my name, says the Lord, who does these things’ — things known from long ago. (Acts 15:15-18)
“God speaks to me, ‘Sovereignly, I call you to leave United States and to go to Jerusalem.’ People thought that I was going crazy. Half of my finances, as soon as I decided, are gone. But God gave me Isaiah 62,” said Tom.
I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth.
So, Tom began his ministry in the promised nation in the year 1987 and he has never stopped since then for 28 years. In the first seven years, all they did was worship and pray non-stop. And the breakthroughs came after seven years. Worshiping 24/7 has always been their priority.
Besides that, God has also gave them a vision to start playing harps. And today, they have 24 harpists playing day and night, reflecting the 24 elders in Heaven worshiping God.
“Praise God! God is birthing 24/7 all over the world! The year that it really broke open in its fullness is 1998. This is what began in Indonesia, China, Germany, Latin America, and all over the world. How many people thank God that He is restoring the tabernacle of David?” said Tom.
At least 500 places that are full-blown and mature 24/7 prayer and worship altars are going on worldwide. And there are 20,000 places with prayer houses, with the hope of maturing into becoming 24/7 prayer houses.
“We should be joining together in every church, in every city, joining together with the heavens, day and night, they will sing for Jesus. How many people want to see Heaven in your life, happening in your church, and also your city?” said Tom.
We know that Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook. But there is another Jewish person who started another kind of Facebook, whose name is King Yeshua. And we know that God’s glory is displayed in Yeshua’s face. (2 Cor 4:6)
For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. (2 Cor 4:6)
“Every believer’s name is written in the Lamb’s book of life. So, every believer is on God’s Facebook. But the question is, ‘How many times do we access into God’s face?’ If you are on Facebook, you have many friends but who is your best friend?” said Tom.
David says, “One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.” (Psalm 27:4)
“So, let’s turn to the King, let’s sing to the face of the King! Let’s pray because He has shed His blood for us, so we can be on His Facebook. We are written in the book of life. Seek ye His Face. How many people thank God for Yeshua for putting us in His Facebook for all eternity? Praise God!” said Tom.
God is restoring the tabernacle of David, which was once a limited an localized place at that time. But now, it has spread out to all over the world with eight 24/7 prayer places in Israel, all the way to Tahiti, Honolulu, Cape Town, and Norway.
“God is doing a worldwide tent, with a tent peg from the the ends of the earth back to the promised nation,” said Tom.
Setting up 24/7 prayer altars is powerful! Tom recalled how a church planter would worship day and night for three days before starting the church, and they had more than 100 people on their first week. In India, a church movement, which had 24/7 prayer altars grew in a decade, from 900 to 200,000 people.
“I also see, now beginning there are more 24/7 prayer movements in Malaysia. This is the key to the opened heavens, the key to the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. We believe God for the fullness of 24/7 in Malaysia for the fullness of the harvest! And we are praying for you. Indonesia is praying for you!” said Tom.
In that day I will raise up the booth of David that is fallen and repair its breaches, and raise up its ruins and rebuild it as in the days of old (Amos 9:11)
“The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when the reaper will be overtaken by the plowman and the planter by the one treading grapes. New wine will drip from the mountains and flow from all the hills.” (Amos 9:13)
In Amos 9, there are two aspects in the tabernacle of David. The first aspect is the reaper overtaking the plowman, meaning many people will get saved so much, that we cannot keep up with it.
The second aspect is ‘new wine will drip from the mountains and flow from all the hills,’ which talks about the intimacy with God as His Bride. Jesus is calling us to be closer to Him, the groom.
“So, as we are spending time in His Presence, seeking first His Presence, hallelujah we will be changed from glory to glory until we are like Him. Some places say that the tabernacle of David is only about intimacy. But the primary Scripture on Amos 9 shows that it has to do with both, harvest and intimacy,” said Tom.
Tom shared that many people are talking about the signs of end times. But some are so caught up with the signs that they are neglecting the primary signs of end times — Jesus Christ will not return until the gospel is preached to the ends of the world.
And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:14)
“So, the harvest is the major thing, and intimacy together. God has called you into the Kingdom for such a time like this. How many of you want to join the restoration of David? And Malaysia will be filled with 24/7 on earth as it is in Heaven, and the fullness of Heaven will appear,” said Tom.
The Bible says, “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” (Habakkuk 2:14) Let us pray for the fullness of the breakthrough for 24/7 all over Malaysia, on earth as it is in Heaven!
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