Bible Verses on the End Time Prayer Movement

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Prophetic Promises in Scripture of the End Time Prayer Movement

I. Intro to the Foundational Premises:

A. Agreement:

1. Worship and Prayer are both about agreement with God, and are therefore two sides of the same coin. Prayer is simply agree with what God wants; He reveals His desires and then we pray in agreement with that which He has said He wants. Worship is simply agreement with who God is; the scripture or our experiences reveal some attribute of God’s nature and so we therefore worship Him agreeing and proclaiming (praising) Him for that attribute.

2. With this simple, yet profound understanding, the Psalms and many other worship texts come alive. These two ideas are intricately interwoven together throughout such passages, often making no pause where intercession starts and praise ends.

3. The point of this is to establish the following premise: Prayer, worship, praise, intercession, petition, and thanksgiving are all aspects of prayer proper and all have the power of agreement that is so essential to usher in God’s presence and help. This is the Prayer Movement.

B. Eschatological Fulfillment:

1. Of the many passages listed below the common thread is that these scriptures apply to the End Time Prayer Movement. It is therefore important to establish the defining perimeters that we use to determine whether a prophecy has it’s total fulfillment in the End Times or if it has already reached complete through some historical event.

2. The primary means to determine this is by assessing the details of the actual prophecy. The question needs to be asked; “has every detail of this prophecy occurred, or are there elements that remain unfulfilled?” If history cannot account for every detail of the prophecy then you can be certain that the prophecy is yet future in fulfillment. Some of these key words are; all, every, always, none, never, forever. In the case of their use, we take it literally, and in so doing find that only in the context of the End Time events can, and will such prophecies find their fulfillment.

3. As we see that 100’s of prophecies fall into this category we also find that they are all related in the time frame in which they clearly apply; the End Times. Nearly all of the prophecies in scripture that have not yet been fulfilled are eschatological (end times) in their fulfillment. This fact unlocks the Bible for us and makes scores of passages immediately make sense when read with this in mind.

C. Global Aspect:

Another detail that these scriptures share is that they have a much wider application than any localized event can account for. Each of these passages has key words that tip us off to their global application. The mention of “believing gentiles” for instance we, with New Testament understanding, now interpret to be a global reality as there are now gentile worshipers on every continent. So any statement about “all the gentiles” immediately tells us that it has a world-wide implication.

D. Continuity of the Scripture:

1. As when establishing any theological point it is important to see what the whole of scripture has to say about the subject and not merely one or two isolated verses. A safe guard when trying to gain understanding about a concept or idea is to pay attention to whether multiple sources throughout the Word of God continue to confirm and so help build establish a concept or if the opposite be true.

2. In the study of the below verses describing the End Time Prayer Movement we see complete continuity of ideas all across the Old and New Testament. Further, a beautiful and clear story line is told by putting all the details together from these various passages, the story of God’s End Time purpose to raise up a world-wide prayer revival that He will use to usher in the 2nd Coming of His Son.

 

II. The End Time Prayer Movement in the Law & History:

A. 2 Kings 17:

“You must always be careful to keep the decrees and ordinances, the laws and commands he wrote for you. Do not worship other gods. Do not forget the covenant I have made with you, and do not worship other gods. Rather, worship the LORD your God; it is he who will deliver you from the hand of all your enemies (2Ki. 17:37-39).”

The people of God were told even during the time of the kings that their worship had power to deliver them. They had already experienced this concept in real time during the reign of Jehoshaphat (2Ch. 20:14-23) when the singers went out before the army and the enemy armies were completely destroyed as the Lord responded to their worship. The above verse prophesies however that worship (the prayer movement) will deliver God’s people from “all (their) enemies.” This has never happened in any sense. Israel has never been delivered from all of her enemies since the time of King David, which it was no coincidence that was the time of David’s Tabernacle (24/7 Worship, i.e. The Prayer Movement). In the last Days this verse will find it’s fulfillment when the Global Church is joined together in dynamic night and day prayer across the Earth and God so moves and rescues His people all over the planet from the kingdom of the Antichrist and his aggression. This prophecy will have various fulfillments in that context as God supernaturally protects some believers from the Antichrist, as He hides and protects the Jews (Re. 12:6), then raptures the saints, and then comes into Jerusalem in the nick of time to save all it’s inhabitants just before the Antichrist’s armies swoop in to destroy them, all in response to the worship of His Church.

III. The End Time Prayer Movement in the Psalms:

A. Psalm 27:

“…The LORD is the stronghold of my life-of whom shall I be afraid? When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident. One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his tabernacle and set me high upon a rock. Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his tabernacle will I sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD. Hear my voice when I call, O LORD; be merciful to me and answer me (Ps. 27:1-7).”

David speaks about finding his refuge from great trouble by hiding away in the House of Prayer, then the tabernacle. He details God’s deliverance being found in that place when war surrounds him on every side. David however was living in the time of Israel’s greatest peace. He was not speaking about himself therefore, but a future generation that would under a Great Tribulation of war and enemies all around. He tells us that by desiring God in that time of trial and being found in the House of Prayer, that there is confidence and deliverance, and answer to prayer. As the great trials come to the world this is how God’s people are to respond. It is not merely a call for people to grow in their relationship with God, it is a bold statement about corporate prayer. The Tabernacle was the place of 24/7 prayer and worship that David himself had instituted there. To say that all he wanted to do when armies were coming to destroy him was to go into the Tabernacle and not ever leave meant that he was going in there, to join his fellow Jews in a prayer meeting. This is an interesting military strategy for a guy surrounded by armies. By going into that tent however he was joining a corporate prayer meeting, this was the safest place David could think of. From that corporate prayer and worship meeting he was confident that God would deliver him.

B. Psalm 102:

“You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favor to her; the appointed time has come. For her stones are dear to your servants; her very dust moves them to pity. The nations will fear the name of the LORD, all the kings of the earth will revere your glory. For the LORD will rebuild Zion and appear in his glory. He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea. Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the LORD: "The LORD looked down from his sanctuary on high, from heaven he viewed the earth, to hear the groans of the prisoners and release those condemned to death." So the name of the LORD will be declared in Zion and his praise in Jerusalem when the peoples and the kingdoms assemble to worship the LORD (Ps. 102:13-22).”

This passage describes the period of God showing favor to Jerusalem, rebuilding it and establishing it and making it the praise of the Earth (Is. 62:7), and the events that precede and lead up to that time. It speaks of gentile nations revering not just the Lord, but revering His Glory, which means they will be seeing it. In the context it is talking about seeing Him in His Glory in worship, not in judgment, as is sometimes the case. Gentiles seeing God’s Glory in worship does not mean simply a church service. In the time of King David, 24/7 worship was established in a tent and in it was the Ark of the Covenant on which the visible Glory of God was manifest. This was the atmosphere during the time of the writing of the Book of Psalms. The Glory of the Lord will again be visible to men in this way and men will certainly revere it causing the nations to fear the Lord and even the holy worshiping Church in the years before the Great Tribulation. It is clear that Jerusalem is still desolate in the above passage at this time and that the Messiah will come to rebuild Zion in accordance with the prayer of the destitute and the prisoner, His people Israel, who will be desolate and in prison camps in the last days. The Psalmist states midway through this passage that this information is a prophecy for a future time and not his own. He then defines the time frame by describing it as when the peoples and the kingdoms of the earth assemble to worship the Lord. This is the clear description of the Global End Time Prayer Movement as it mandates that there be “kingdoms” and “peoples” assembling to worship the Lord and in connection to Jerusalem’s desolation, restoration, and the Messiah’s coming to Zion. This can only refer to one time frame in the either past or future because of the clarity of the details; the time just before the 2nd Coming of Christ. It tells us that in that generation gentiles across the world will gather in a type of worship that is dynamically related to the needs of Israel, so much so that God will come to their aid.

C. Psalm 122:

“I rejoiced with those who said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD." Our feet are standing in your gates, O Jerusalem. Jerusalem is built like a city that is closely compacted together. That is where the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, to praise the name of the LORD according to the statute given to Israel. There the thrones for judgment stand, the thrones of the house of David. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: "May those who love you be secure. May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels." For the sake of my brothers and friends, I will say, "Peace be within you." For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your prosperity (Ps. 122:1-9).”

D. The first few lines assume the existence of a Temple in Jerusalem in context to the tribes of Israel being able to come up to Jerusalem for their appointed feasts, which was not part of the worship at the tabernacle but was put into place after the Temple was built by Solomon. David, before Solomon’s rule, wrote this Psalm during the time of Israel’s greatest peace. At no other time in Israel’s history did she have rest from all her enemies. After King David had warred for many years he had completely subdued his enemies on every side and true peace was the mark of his rule as a type of Christ. So David is praying prophetically here speaking of a time frame when Jerusalem will be described again by approach and attack from the surrounding nations; The Great Tribulation, a time of anything but peace. The Holy Spirit is speaking through David calling on all who love Jerusalem, Jew and gentile to cry out for her to be made a place of peace in the context of the great distress. Specifically David relates the peace of Jerusalem to the great benefit of his brothers and friends, the Jewish people. He describes this prayer as the appropriate attitude that the people who love the Lord should have in that hour. The prayers of the saints offered in that hour, in accordance to Ps. 122, will usher in the salvation of Israel (Ro. 11:26, Is. 62:7) and then the ultimate praise and peace for Jerusalem.

E. Psalm 138:

“I will praise you, O LORD, with all my heart; before the "gods" I will sing your praise. I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. When I called, you answered me; you made me bold and stouthearted. May all the kings of the earth praise you, O LORD, when they hear the words of your mouth. May they sing of the ways of the LORD, for the glory of the LORD is great. Though the LORD is on high, he looks upon the lowly, but the proud he knows from afar. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes, with your right hand you save me (Ps. 138:1-7).”

Again, David authors a psalm speaking of future events. The Temple is again described in the present tense of the applicable time of the psalm and again in the context of great trouble for the nation. David speaks of all the kings coming to worship God with love songs and great adoration; which certainly an event that has never occurred. Instead this prophetic song describes the prayers and praise that will mark the Church that is enduring the Great Tribulation. Even more than enduring, the saints are made “bold and stouthearted” as God hears their prayers and answers mightily on their behalf with signs and wonders aimed against the Antichrist and his followers. This psalm depicts the attitude of the End Time Church in the midst of great trouble that is coming on the Earth. She will be routed in the place of prayer, where intercession causes God to act, where hope procures the future reign of Christ, and where praise bonds the saints together in victory in the midst of the great trials of that hour.

F. Psalm 149:

“Praise the LORD. Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise in the assembly of the saints…Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with tambourine and harp. For the LORD takes delight in his people…May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands, to inflict vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples, to bind their kings with fetters, their nobles with shackles of iron, to carry out the sentence written against them. This is the glory of all his saints. Praise the LORD (Ps. 149:1-9).”

This passage powerfully describes the End Time Prayer Movement and defines the powerful role that the songs of the saints will play in coming days. It says that all his saints will sing and inflict vengeance. This is an interesting idea, and cannot be properly understood outside context of the End Time Prayer Movement. The Church in the last days will be doing great exploits in the midst of the judgments of God, the Antichrist aggression and the Great Harvest of souls a billion strong. This psalm tells us, as seen elsewhere, that the End Time Church will be defined by prayer and praise. It tells us that she will actually be responsible for releasing the judgments of God both the plagues of Revelation and then even the literal slaying of wicked men in the context of the last battle (Re. 17:14, 19:11-21). This participation in the judgment of the wicked is said to be the “the glory of all his saints,” and is associated with prayer and worship at it’s core.

IV. The End Time Prayer Movement in the Major Prophets:

A. Isaiah 22:

“The Lord, the LORD Almighty, called you on that day to weep and to wail, to tear out your hair and put on sackcloth. But see, there is joy and revelry, slaughtering of cattle and killing of sheep, eating of meat and drinking of wine! "Let us eat and drink," you say, "for tomorrow we die!" The LORD Almighty has revealed this in my hearing: "Till your dying day this sin will not be atoned for," says the Lord, the LORD Almighty…In that day I will summon my servant, Eliakim son of Hilkiah…I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David; what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open (Is. 22:12-22).”

Our first tip off that this is an End Time passage is the key words “on that day” and “In that day.” Here God gives both a rebuke and a promise to His people. The rebuke was that He had called the people to prayer, fasting and worship (The Prayer Movement) to overt judgment, but they had instead responded with business as usual. They had continued on in their great celebrations as though nothing were wrong as they somehow thought they still God’s favor despite all their compromise and sin. God promises to judge this attitude by bringing them great trouble. The promise however is that God will raise up his servant(s) and give to them the key to the house of David. The establishment of the 24/7 prayer and worship Tabernacle was the mark of David’s life and ministry and it was the standard by which all future kings were measured. The Key to the house of David was summed up in night and day prayer. It was all about the corporate people of God coming together in continual worship and intercession. Isaiah 22 promises that will be again be released “in that day,” the End Times and require the appropriate response from the Church.

B. Isaiah 24:

“In the streets they cry out for wine; all joy turns to gloom, all gaiety is banished from the earth...So will it be on the earth and among the nations…They raise their voices, they shout for joy; from the west they acclaim the LORD's majesty. Therefore in the east give glory to the LORD; exalt the name of the LORD…From the ends of the earth we hear singing: "Glory to the Righteous One…(Is. 24:11-16).”

Isaiah paints the scene of the End Time’s judgments and all the terror that time will bring, the Great Tribulation will truly be defined as “all joy turning to gloom.” In the midst of the greatest turmoil the world has ever known the prophet sheds light on the reality of an effective prayer movement in the middle of the chaos. This prayer movement is described as being in the west and the east and from all the ends of the Earth, the clear marks of the Global End Time Prayer Movement. This passage tells us about many facets of this global effort defining it by both elements of intercession and praise with a measure of expectancy resulting from their prayers.

C. Isaiah 26:

“In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: We have a strong city; God makes salvation its walls and ramparts…Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts. My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you. When your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness…But your dead will live; their bodies will rise. You who dwell in the dust, wake up and shout for joy. Your dew is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead. Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by. See, the LORD is coming out of his dwelling to punish the people of the earth for their sins. The earth will disclose the blood shed upon her; she will conceal her slain no longer (Is. 26:1, 8-9, 19-21).”

This prophecy tells us more about the story line of the Great Tribulation detailing again the paradox of praise of the people of God in the midst of the punishment of the wicked. Here, we see the saints told to hide away and pray in the spirit of the fullness of the plagues of Egypt and Passover. The saints will be singing about the might of the Lord and filled with great joy as the Wrath of God passes over them during the period of the world’s greatest trial. It has always been God’s plan and way to use the prayers and actions of His people to enact judgment on His enemies.

D. Isaiah 27:

“In that day, the LORD will punish with his sword, his fierce, great and powerful sword, Leviathan the gliding serpent, Leviathan the coiling serpent; he will slay the monster of the sea. In that day-"Sing about a fruitful vineyard: I, the LORD, watch over it; I water it continually. I guard it day and night so that no one may harm it. I am not angry. If only there were briers and thorns confronting me! I would march against them in battle; I would set them all on fire. Or else let them come to me for refuge; let them make peace with me, yes, let them make peace with me…In that day the LORD will thresh…and you, O Israelites, will be gathered up one by one. And in that day a great trumpet will sound. Those who were…will come and worship the LORD on the holy mountain in Jerusalem (Is. 27:1-5, 12-13).”

Often in scripture the Antichrist is described as a beast from the sea (Re. 13). In this passage God is making His promise of the End Time judgment of the great foe of the people of God; Antichrist. It also describes this occasion as a time of singing night and day. This response from the people of God will proceed the Antichrist judgment and lead the Church into the rapture, also pictured here in Isaiah’s prophecy. The text also tells of the continuation of this people’s praise even into the Millennium. The Prayer Movement that runs hot throughout the Great Tribulation is only the warm up for the prayer and praise Christ will receive once He inherits His Kingdom in Jerusalem.

E. Isaiah 30:

“Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion…Blessed are all who wait for him…you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them…He will also send you rain for the seed you sow in the ground, and the food that comes from the land will be rich and plentiful. In that day your cattle will graze in broad meadows…In the day of great slaughter, when the towers fall, streams of water will flow on every high mountain and every lofty hill. The moon will shine like the sun, and the sunlight will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven full days, when the LORD binds up the bruises of his people and heals the wounds he inflicted. See, the Name of the LORD comes from afar, with burning anger and dense clouds of smoke…His breath is like a rushing torrent, rising up to the neck. He shakes the nations in the sieve of destruction…And you will sing as on the night you celebrate a holy festival; your hearts will rejoice as when people go up with flutes to the mountain of the LORD, to the Rock of Israel. The LORD will cause men to hear his majestic voice and will make them see his arm coming down with raging anger and consuming fire, with cloudburst, thunderstorm and hail. The voice of the LORD will shatter Assyria; with his scepter he will strike them down. Every stroke the LORD lays on them with his punishing rod will be to the music of tambourines and harps, as he fights them in battle with the blows of his arm (Is. 30:18-33).”

It is from the prophet Isaiah that we have much of our End Time theology due to the measure of information that he was shown. This is yet another passage talking about the terrible events of the Great Tribulation and yet the great praise and prayer lifted by the saints. The beginning of this passage tells us about the Father’s heart toward His people, that the Lord longs to show His people mercy and help. But mercy and help from what? He says that He will hear and bring reply to the saints that call on Him in that day of trouble. The plagues and aftermath of the End Time judgments will be in the land but there is promise for the believers who cluster together and pray for His divine intervention and aid. Finally, the last battle is described with Christ at the lead on the punishing army of Heaven; every blow of His sword in accord to the songs of the saints, it is those songs that will release and enact the judgments. Again we see prayer in the middle of the crisis and then praise afterward telling the whole story of the Church’s interaction with Jesus during the Last Days.

F. Isaiah 42:

“See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you." Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that is in it, you islands, and all who live in them. Let the desert and its towns raise their voices; let the settlements where Kedar lives rejoice. Let the people of Sela sing for joy; let them shout from the mountaintops. Let them give glory to the LORD and proclaim his praise in the islands. The LORD will march out like a mighty man, like a warrior he will stir up his zeal; with a shout he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies (Is. 42:9-13).”

Here the whole Earth is called to song and shouts of joy and intercession. God speaks through the prophet first by announcing that He is about to tell them something new and it’s related to their being united in song. This coming together in prayer is then directly linked to the Messiah’s coming and waging the final battle against His foes. It is said that at the sounding of this battle cry Christ will triumph over all His enemies, a feat which can only be attributed tot he End Times and more specifically His return.

G. Isaiah 51:

“The LORD will surely comfort Zion and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the LORD. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing…Hear me, you who know what is right, you people who have my law in your hearts: Do not fear the reproach of men or be terrified by their insults…But my righteousness will last forever, my salvation through all generations." Awake, awake! Clothe yourself with strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in days gone by, as in generations of old…” “Was it not you who dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep, who made a road in the depths of the sea so that the redeemed might cross over? The ransomed of the LORD will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away (Is. 51:3, 7-11).”

This passage is a dialogue between God and Isaiah speaking as though for the Church in the Last Days. We see God making His promises about His people coming back into the Promised Land as the result of the End Times and Christ’s judgment of the wicked. God is making His appeal to the godly of the coming hour of history that will see these events, calling them “you who know what is right, you people who have my law in your hearts.” He tells them not to fear the wicked Antichrist government and system but instead to trust in the salvation He has promised from the beginning. This is when Isaiah jumps in with a prayer acting as the End Time Church, asking the Father to do the things that He wills in that day, namely awakening to great and immediate action on behalf of the saints who will be in great need in the circumstances being described. God then responds by stating that the exiles will return with praise on their lips defining their lives as overtaken by gladness and song.

H. Isaiah 52:

“Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices; together they shout for joy. When the LORD returns to Zion, they will see it with their own eyes. Burst into songs of joy together, you ruins of Jerusalem, for the LORD has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem. The LORD will lay bare his holy arm in the sight of all the nations, and all the ends of the earth will see the salvation of our God (Is. 52:8-10).”

The watchmen, or intercessors (Ez. 3:17, 33:1-7), are here told that they will shout for joy and see the Kingdom takeover when Christ breaks in with His power in the Last Days. They will be found in song and intercession as the Lord simultaneously takes over the nations of the Earth first with His judgments in the Great Tribulation and then finally with His physically presence.

I. Isaiah 56:

“Let no foreigner who has bound himself to the LORD say, "The LORD will surely exclude me from his people." And let not any eunuch complain, "I am only a dry tree." For this is what the LORD says: "To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, who choose what pleases me and hold fast to my covenant- to them I will give within my temple and its walls a memorial and a name better than sons and daughters; I will give them an everlasting name that will not be cut off. And foreigners who bind themselves to the LORD to serve him, to love the name of the LORD, and to worship him, all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it and who hold fast to my covenant- these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations." The Sovereign LORD declares-he who gathers the exiles of