Thoughts from the Prayer Room – “The Wildest Worshipers in Heaven are Actually Old Folks?”

February 26, 2021

“COOL IT” There is a story I’ve become familiar with in my last ten years of being a Christian. It goes something like this— Young person is lost in sin.  Congregation prays for said young person to receive salvation.  God answers prayer—young person receives salvation and is delivered from sin.  Congregation praises God; they are overcome with joy.  Young person becomes a passionate worshiper of Jesus and challenges the status quo. Congregation warns young person to balance their “zeal with wisdom.”  On one hand, the congregation has a point. I actually strongly agree that it is right for young believers to seek wisdom from the word of God and from stronger believers in the faith. On the other hand… I cringe at the idea that acquiring wisdom equates with losing zeal for Jesus. Not only is it unnecessary, but I believe it’s actually unbiblical in many ways. I’ll explain, but first let me share a story. A WEIGHTIER EXAMPLE When I came into the faith I was a young man who’d just come out of a lifestyle of drug addiction. I was a zealous drug user so it only made sense to me that I’d be just as zealous for Jesus. Even without this logic, Jesus was simply too amazing to me to “let my fire cool down.” My first year in the faith was spent in a faith-based recovery program and I was known as the guy who sang too loud, lifted his hands too high, and went to the altar too much. I think I annoyed a lot of my peers, but I honestly didn’t care much....
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HARVEST DNA

February 16, 2021

The Lord Jesus Christ is building “Harvest Bases” around the world in our current generation to promote revival and to see the Great Commission become manifest. Join our TRAINING HUB to take this FREE E-COURSE about fulfilling the Great Commission. Start FREE E-COURSE ABOUT E-COURSE:  In this video, we introduce our Harvest DNA series with the goal of equipping you with what you need to to establish your own Harvest Base in your context.  Take the FREE E-COURSE through our TRAINING HUB There are four primary topics covered through this video series:  Worship & Prayer Evangelism & Mission Family & Community Kingdom Business We are living in times in which God is awakening his Church to push the Great Commission forward. Jesus prepares us for the harvest in order that we may go tend to the harvest. « Prev1 / 1Next »Harvest DNA E- Course with Josh Lindquist // IntroductionSession 1 // Worship and Prayer // Harvest DNA with Josh LindquistSession 2 // Evangelism // Harvest DNA with Josh LindquistSession 3 // Family // Harvest DNA with Josh LindquistSession 4 // Harvest Business // Harvest DNA with Josh Lindquist« Prev1 / 1Next » What is the Training Hub? Do you long to grow in sharing your faith? Or want to learn more about the Bible?  We have created this training hub for people to grow in their walk with Jesus, be equipped, and empower you to share your faith.  Below are some FREE resources for you; simply register for a free account and check out our free...
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21 NIGHTS OF PRAYER

January 28, 2021

21 Nights of Prayer Wow! We just finished our 21 Nights of Prayer, and I am still reeling from all God did! From January 1st-21st believers from all over the community gathered together in our little prayer room to simply worship the Lord and to pray. There were no gimmicks, no programs, no catch 22’s, just simple desire to worship and go deeper with the Lord in prayer. With this kind of unity and purity of heart, God is guaranteed to move among His people. And did He ever!  What He did… Night after night, I recall looking across the room and seeing every single person engaged in the worship and intercession being led from the stage. One person reported that during a Wednesday night she felt such peace enter the room that she couldn’t even get up from where she was sitting. Other nights, this same person testified that the power of God was so tangible she couldn’t sit down if she wanted to!  One definitive moment that stood out for me was the second Saturday night. An altar call was given for those in the room to receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Multiple people came up, received prayer, encountered the Lord, and then the whole room broke out in spontaneous praise, dancing before the Lord. The joy was contagious! A Life Changed One of the people that received prayer during this altar call was a young man who recently joined the army and was stationed close by at Ft. Benning. After hearing about our prayer room on google, he visited us on that first night...
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Redeem – Reuniting Family

November 23, 2020

19 year old girl is reunited with her son and family for thanksgiving this year. Right before the holidays, our team was able to help a young girl that had been arrested along with others who we believe were trafficking her across state lines. Our team was able to minister to her and even have women in our coffee shop pray over her! As we were walking away, she told me, “I still feel power flowing through my body”. Through the weekend we saw her light up with JOY and worship God. We were able to get her into a safe place to rest and then send her back home to reunite with her two year old son and family! We believe God has big things in store for her in the future and will plan to stay in touch with her as she begins her journey of wholeness.  If you would like to get involved with helping women out of trafficking, sign up on our...
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Cindy – Once Broken, Now Redeemed

November 1, 2020

The day I met Cindy I knew God had a special plan for her life. Little did I know that the journey ahead of us would be one of both heartbreaking and joy-filled moments.   First Meeting Cindy I remember it clearly, the day we picked up Cindy from the Burger King downtown. This spunky small blonde girl with all her stuff in trash bags greeted us with a spark of hope in her eyes. She stayed with me in my apartment for three nights since we didn’t have a safe house at that time. During those three days, we shared our hearts and worshiped together for hours. I remember her weeping and encountering the Lord in such a radical way as I sang Reckless Love over her. I began to watch her destiny come to life. She was ministering to others at DRC, healing the sick, and ALWAYS praying. She was and still does live out the scripture “pray continuously” (1 Thessalonians 5:17).    The Next Couple of Years The next couple years, I saw her fall.. yet my belief in her destiny never quivered. I KNEW deep down she had roots that wouldn’t let the world win. Though Cindy would fall, she would get back up again. I remember getting calls from her in jail. Cindy was having a hard time sleeping; we’d pray and sing Reckless Love together, both with tears streaming. God ALWAYS met Cindy and loved her tenderly where she was. I remember her connecting me with countless women in the jail with her, and I was able to help them because of her....
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Brittany

I have been serving in some way with Take the city since October 2013. I spent a lot of time on the prayer team in the beginning and encountered God’s heart for the city in a life changing way. When the teams came back and shared testimonies, it was always fun to see that our prayers coincided with some of their testimonies in special ways. More recently I have had the privilege of leading a team to a nursing home where I used to be an employee. I used to pray over the facility every day, and it was such a miracle to see an old friend who lives there give his life to Jesus on one of our outreaches a year later. God sure has a way of answering prayers. And Take the City is an answer to so many prayers that have gone up here.