One Voice Strategy

THE VISION

Vision of Arrows

I awoke to a vision back in January 2011. I sensed it was a trumpet call opportunity for the Bride of Christ to respond to God’s call and invitation to move from defeat to victory, particularly on behalf of those on the front lines of ministry, to see the Kingdom of God advance and take back territory. He led me to Scriptures confirming what I saw.

The context began with understanding the need of the individual soldier on the front lines of battle in the army of the Lord (camped on the left hand side) who felt weary, wounded, alone, oppressed, almost defeated and quite hopeless from relentless attack of the enemy. I sensed such a deep wonder if there would ever be a break or a breakthrough for them.

In the vision I understood the enemy army was camped on the right hand side. From a side view I watched a barrage of blunt, white-hot thick arrows fly from right to left, somewhat wobbly in an arched position, and continuous in an exhausting onslaught motion of attack. There were so many arrows I clearly understood how and why God’s warriors felt so overwhelmed, discouraged and defeated, without hope from this ruthless intimidation.

THEN I watched the Lord call for the release of what looked like a drawn arrow made of consecutive layers of arrows, like a wall, organized in parallel ranks of five to seven individual arrows, one after the other. New ranks formed every time an arrow took its place in response to the Lord’s command. I understood the Lord was on the left side behind His army. With each new arrow added  the wall of arrows steadily moved forward in sync.

This arrow wall was forming ABOVE the battlefield like one straight arrow made of many parts. Clearly this was where the victory was being established as the momentum increased with every new group. IT BECAME AN UNSTOPPABLE FORCE that once it advanced to the enemy’s frontline, the presence of that arrow wall caused the ENTIRE enemy camp to be struck down. Those adversary’s left standing turned about face to run and scatter in DEFEAT in every direction away from God’s army. I understood this all happened because of the Lord’s command and arrows willing to listen and obey His order!

The VICTORY and BREAKTHROUGH of that scene breathed life into the front line army of the Lord. I was left anticipating the shout of victory that would erupt with unspeakable joy – knowing the Kingdom would now advance into territory once occupied by the enemy!

STRATEGIC CALL, INVITATION and OPPORTUNITY

One Voice Prayer Room

As long as Moses held up the staff in his hand, the Israelites had the advantage. But whenever he dropped his hand, the Amalekites gained the advantage. Moses’ arms soon became so tired he could no longer hold them up. … Then they stood on each side of Moses, holding up his hands. So his hands held steady until sunset. As a result Joshua overwhelmed the army of Amalek in battle.  Exodus 17:11-13, NLT

But if you remain in Me and My words remain in you,
you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! John 15:7, NLT

THE CALL is to cultivate ONE VOICE of pure, laser focused, persevering prayers of agreement – like arrows taking their place – with and on behalf of those on the frontlines of ministry who recognize their desperate need for prayer to give the gospel momentum and conquer power over all its enemies.

THE INVITATION is to experience GOD’S VOICE together for one hour each week using the FACTS Format and Weekly Highlights in the One Voice Prayer Room (or meeting place of choice).

THE OPPORTUNITY is to unlock hidden reserves of divine power to dramatically bring change, while being changed, by uniting YOUR VOICE with others in persevering Spirit led prayers.

We have travelled through out North Africa having seen first hand that our combined prayers are so effective for believers and for the unbelieving world. God is at work! – Richard Enns | Regional Developer North Africa | CMA | iSAND Champion

“Thank you for all your mentoring and leadership in getting the iSAND Team up and running. We are growing closer together with greater clarity, unity in prayer, and love for one another and Africa. Leading this team has been the catalyst to an ongoing move of God in my life. I am very grateful for how God has worked in my own heart and strengthened gifting’s through this opportunity. I just can’t say enough about the personal blessings that have come through praying with others for God’s mission. It is truly transformational!”                     – Lorilee Jesperson | iSAND Team Facilitator | Quebec

     “This type of prayer strategy could flourish as a benefit
to every mission field in the world!”
 
“Every worker encouraged to champion this call would see
increased intercession on their behalf.”
 
“We NEED to try new things to win the battle and save souls.”

ROLES

THE FRONT LINE “CHAMPION” is the frontline soldier in need of divine breakthrough willing to mobilize a FACILITATOR and PRAYER TEAM on their behalf. They value appreciate, communicate, support and esteem the role of intercession by utilizing the One Voice Prayer Room Strategy with the FACTS and WEEKLY HIGHLIGHTS, for subsequent God stories. They are trained by Cultivate Prayer to rally their Facilitator, Team Members & Weekly Highlights for discernment and support.

      “Cultivating a life of prayer is only the beginning. “Spending time with God and others for one hour a week that is consistent and focused, is what has made the difference and contributes to a lifestyle change, impacting everything we are doing here in the Baltics. 

“Recognizing the Spirit move as prayers are said is why prayer is not a burden, it is a rebirth within my Spirit!” – Shannon Huett | International Worker Estonia | iESTONIA Team Champion.

THE FACILITATOR is the willing individual who coordinates and communicates, on behalf of the Front Line Champion, the rhythm required for this strategic TEAM to function (a family member or a close and confidential prayer supporter with administrative gifting). They are trained by Cultivate Prayer to contact, contract, collect, collate & communicate Weekly Highlight and the FACTS; schedule and invite members to the One Voice Prayer Room (or meeting place of choice); start, manage, troubleshoot and end the prayer hour each week.

“This gives structure like a ‘trellis’ – an open frame work for fruit growing plants to abound. Here we get to grow and bear fruit.” Nancy Tordiffe | Director Harmony House | iHOPE Team Facilitator

THE iTEAM is the group of individuals who respond to the Champions invitation to care in prayer to see breakthrough on their behalf. Without challenge, manipulation, pressure, or control, intercessors pray into the vision and Weekly Highlights of the Front Line Champion, humbly submitting any witness from prayer, without being offended by implementation or not. They are responsible at keeping confidence and accessing the FACTS and Weekly Highlights for one hour of prayer each week, or any communication sent from Facilitator or Front Line Champion. Orientation will be provided by Cultivate Prayer.

“This provides a sideways building of relationship for future fruitfulness.  Here we learn to trust each other as we pray beside each other.” – Pastor Lester Mesenbrink | iHOPE Team Member

EACH will be familiar with The One Voice Prayer Room Manual, Best Practices, agree with the Statement of Faith, and comply with the Guidelines and Terms of Use set out by the Host, CULTIVATE PRAYER – www.cultivateprayer.com. Those who commit to meet online in the One Voice Prayer Room, are willing to be trained to use the FACTS format that guides the hour of prayer, to be anchored by the Word and Holy Spirit. Every role on this TEAM is essential – those who meet together and those who pray in the background on their own! Remember elapsed time solidifies and draws a TEAM together, even if all members are not able to meet regularly.

Pray at all times and on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers… Ephesians 6:18, NIV 

I also tell you this; if two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in Heaven will do it for you. For where two or three gather together as My followers, I am here among them. Matthew 18:19, 20, NLT

 

Commit to one full hour each week, for uninterrupted laser focused prayer

  • Meeting weekly encourages consistency and commitment
  • Decide and agree on a time that suits everyone, and commit to it
  • Begin and end the prayer hour on time in consideration of everyone involved
  • Champions learn to assess and communicate their top needs for divine intervention
  • The FACTS and Weekly Highlights are provided to guide one hour of focused prayer
  • Instead of discussing needs, allow the Holy Spirit to guide your prayers concerning them
  • Regard as a privilege to pray into matters pertaining the Frontline Champion
  • Be sensitive to hold and keep IN CONFIDENCE the prayers and concerns shared
  • Confidentiality helps to build respect, integrity and trust
  • Plan ahead how to deal with distractions: phones, pets, etc. arrange for childcare, if applicable
  • Team members must be aware that their call and commitment to prayer will be tested, even distracted, especially by offences.
  • Be on guard of the enemy’s tactics to challenge your growth in Christlikeness, Humility, Prayer and Unity, “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:3, NIV)
  • Remember there is beauty in diversity … honor and learn from one another’s prayer style
  • Be patient. It takes time to build team, to become familiar with the FACTS format, and at times to see the breakthrough; there is power in persevering persistence!

Team Guidelines using the online One Voice Prayer Room

  1. Read through the Manual, Statement of Faith, Team Guidelines, & Terms of Use (www.cultivateprayer.com)
  2. ORIENTATION is required training by Cultivate Prayer
  3. Keep and follow through your commitment of one hour of prayer each week, as best able, notify of absence
  4. Facilitators must appoint and train another to facilitate in their absence
  5. Familiarize yourself with the FACTS format; declaring God’s Word in prayer quickens our ability to hear His voice, which is integral to this prayer hour
  6. Recognize that praying through the FACTS verses often takes the first half hour as a team … this is like fine tuning ‘One Voice’ to the same resonant frequency to shatter glass in that last half hour
  7. Instead of discussing the needs, allow Holy Spirit to guide your prayers concerning what you know, and what is highlighted … He knows the needs better then you do
  8. Recognize and renounce any self appointed spirit that would seek to rise up within you
  9. Cover and defend in prayer the Frontline Champion against the schemes and strategies of the enemy to divide, diminish, and displace in order to disable and undermine any God given spiritual authority i.e. through temptation, confusion, witchcraft, fear and discouragement
  10. Without defending this war a church/mission can not function, and confusion, ambition and chaos will reign
  11. Lobbying, protesting or pressuring in social or political causes, regardless of how worthy the cause is not endorsed by Cultivate Prayer. The One Voice Prayer Room Strategy participants are as individuals and not under the banner of Cultivate Prayer or any other Organization
  12. Because the One Voice Prayer Room welcomes multi denominations, cultures and generations (ages 18 and up), and since approaches to prayer will vary among teams and their members, allow love grace, truth and accountability guide you. The goal is to pray in agreement as “One Voice,” unified by the Word and Spirit!

ONLINE INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Connect with high speed internet where possible, otherwise phone in
  • Minimize background noise and distractions (i.e phones, child care, pets, etc.)
  • Close all unused programs or applications on your electronic device before opening the One Voice Prayer Room
  • Make sure your web cam is properly set up and connected
  • Entering the Pin # connects the audio to the web face. It will be unmated by default so you must enter the number.
  • Turn handset volume all the way up; minimize all distractions, mute any background noise, and interruptions (radio, TV, animals, phones etc.).
“A GREAT contemporary way of connecting like minded people in prayer!”– Richard Enns | Regional Developer | North Africa CMA | iSAND Team Champion

 “I’ve really enjoy our times in the One Voice Prayer Room”

“It’s a strategic move to honour the diversity of God’s gifting among us.”

 “Using a head set made a huge difference; it eliminated feed-back and background noise.” 

 “The process of coming to the One Voice Prayer Room is easy
because the instructions are so clear.”
 
“I find the technology is NOT an impediment,
even with everyone using different technology (i.e., phone, web camera, ipad) things seem to work smoothly.”
 
“The phone is a quick easy way to access the meeting and still view the computer screen.” – Various iTEAM Members

SCRIPTURAL FOUNDATION

SOLDIERS ON THE FRONT LINE (on the left) felt overwhelmed, exhausted, discouraged, felt like giving up by the barrage of non stop arrows coming to them from the enemies camp on the right

  • Ps 64:1-4, NIV: 1Hear me, O God, as I voice my complaint; protect my life from the threat of the enemy. 2 Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from that noisy crowd of evildoers. 3 They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim their words like deadly arrows. 4 They shoot from ambush at the innocent man; they shoot at him suddenly, without fear.
  • Ps 57:4, NIV: 4 I am in the midst of lions; I lie among ravenous beasts — men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.
  • Ps 91:3-12, NIV: 3 Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. 4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. 5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, 6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.  7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. 8 You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.  9 If you make the Most High your dwelling — even the Lord, who is my refuge — 10 then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent. 11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; 12 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot  against a stone.
  • Lam 3:12-24

ENEMY ARROWS white hot with no tips, eventually defeated

  • Ps 76:1-3, NIV: 1 In Judah God is known; his name is great in Israel. 2 His tent is in Salem, his dwelling place in Zion. 3 There he broke the flashing arrows, the shields and the swords, the weapons of war.
  • Ps 58:6-7, NIV: 6 Break the teeth in their mouths, O God; tear out, O Lord, the fangs of the lions! 7 Let them vanish like water that flows away; when they draw the bow, let their arrows be blunted.
  • Eph 6:16, NIV: 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

GOD’S WALL OF ARROWS called and sent at his command – it is His initiative to CALL – our position is one of listening obedience to trust, then obey. It’s HIS BATTLE

  • Num 9:23, NIV: 23At the LORD’s command they encamped, and at the LORD’s command they set out. They obeyed the LORD’s order.
  • Ps 7:10-13, NIV: 10My shield is God Most High, who saves the upright in heart. 11God is a righteous judge, a God who expresses his wrath every day. 12If he does not relent, he will sharpen his sword; he will bend and string his bow. 13He has prepared his deadly weapons; he makes ready his flaming arrows.
  • Hab 3:9, NIV: 9 You uncovered your bow, you called for many arrows.
  • Zech 9:12-14, NIV,NLT: 12Come back to the place of safety, all you prisoners who still have hope! I promise this very day that I will repay two blessings for each of your troubles. 13Judah is my bow, and Israel is my arrow. Jerusalem is my sword, and like a warrior, I will brandish it against the Greeks. 14The LORD of Heaven’s Armies will protect his people, and they will defeat their enemies – his arrows will fly like lightning!
  • Ps 44:4-8, NLT: 4You are my King and my God. You command victories for Israel. 5Only by your power can we push back our enemies; only in your name can we trample our foes. 6I do not trust in my bow; I do not count on my sword to save me. 7You are the one who gives us victory over our enemies; you disgrace those who hate us. 😯 God, we give glory to you all day long and constantly praise your name.
  • Psalm 44:1-3 NIV: 1O God, we have heard it with our own ears—our ancestors have told us of all you did in their day, in days long ago: 2You drove out the pagan nations by your power and gave all the land to our ancestors. You crushed their enemies and set our ancestors free. 3They did not conquer the land with their swords; it was not their own strong arm that gave them victory. It was your right hand and strong arm and the blinding light from your face that helped them, for you loved them.
  • Jer 51:11-12, NIV: 11″Sharpen the arrows, take up the shields! The Lord has stirred up the kings of the Medes, because his purpose is to destroy Babylon. The Lord will take vengeance, vengeance for his temple. 12 Lift up a banner against the walls of Babylon! Reinforce the guard, station the watchmen, prepare an ambush! The Lord will carry out his purpose, his decree against the people of Babylon.”
  • Ps 64:7, NIV:  7But God will shoot them with arrows; suddenly they will be struck down.
  • Isa 49:2-3, NIV: 2He made my mouth like a sharpened sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me into a polished arrow and concealed me in his quiver. 3He said to me, “You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will display my splendor.”
  • 2 Sam 22:15, NIV: 15He shot arrows and scattered [the enemies], bolts of lightning and routed them.
  • Ps 64:7, NIV: 7But God will shoot them with arrows; suddenly they will be struck down.
  • Zech 9:14-16, NIV: 14Then the Lord will appear over them; his arrow will flash like lightning. The Sovereign Lord will sound the trumpet; he will march in the storms of the south, 15and the Lord Almighty will shield them. They will destroy and overcome with slingstones. They will drink and roar as with wine; they will be full like a bowl used for sprinkling the corners of the altar. 16The Lord their God will save them on that day as the flock of his people. They will sparkle in his land like jewels in a crown.
  • 1 Sam 20:21-22,  Jer 50:14, 2 Kings 13:14-20, Jer 50:9-10, Jer 50:14-15, Ezek 39:1-8, Ezek 5:16-17, Ps 45:5 5

ONE VOICE

  • May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. John 17:23 NIV
  • When Moses went and told the people all the LORD’s words and laws, they responded with one voice, “Everything the LORD has said we will do.” Ezekiel 24:3-4, NIV
  • The trumpeters and singers joined in unison, as with one voice, to give praise and thanks to the Lord. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, they raised their voices in praise to the Lord and sang: “He is good; his love endures forever.” THEN the temple of the Lord was filled with a cloud, and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the temple of God. 2 Chronicles 5:13-14, NIV
  • Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world. Psalm 46:10, NLT
  • Long before he laid down earth’s foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love to be made whole and holy by his love. Ephesians 4:1-5, The Message
  • Couldn’t you watch with Me even one hour? Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give into temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak! Matthew 26:40, NLT
  • Don’t be afraid, people…, for I will help you. I am the Lord, your Redeemer. I am the Holy One… You will be a new threshing instrument with many sharp teeth. You will tear your enemies apart, making chaff of mountains. You will toss them into the air, and the wind will blow them all away; a whirlwind will scatter them. Then you will rejoice in the Lord. You will glory in the Holy One… Isaiah 41:14-16, NLT
  • This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him.” 1 John 5:13-15, NIV
  • Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.” Psalm 51:6, NIV
  • Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. TELL GOD WHAT YOU NEED, and THANK HIM FOR ALL HE HAS DONE. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
  • Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2, NIV
  • This is what the Sovereign Lord says: On the day I cleanse you from all your sins, I will resettle your towns, and the ruins will be rebuilt. The desolate land will be cultivated instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass through it. They will say, “This land that was laid waste has become like the Garden of Eden; the cities that were lying in ruins, desolate and destroyed, are now fortified and inhabited.” Then the nations around you that remain will know that I the Lord have rebuilt what was destroyed and have replanted what was desolate. I the Lord have spoken and I will do it. Ezekiel 36:33-36, NIV
  • But if you remain in Me and My words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted! John 15:7, NLT

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