No, definitely not! In fact the, perpetual solemn assemblies have played a key part in the formation of the church down through the centuries. Throughout history, the house of prayer has been a central part of God’s plan to advance His kingdom. Human history began with daily prayer meetings in the Garden of Eden (Gen. 3:8). Israel began as a nation in a prayer meeting at Mt. Sinai (Ex. 19:6-20). Israel’s first building project, Moses’ tabernacle, was a worship sanctuary or the first house of prayer (Ex. 25:2).
Around 1000 BC, King David established a tabernacle in Jerusalem and set a precedent of night and day worship before the Lord that continued at various times throughout Israel and Judah’s history. Each time this order of worship was reintroduced, spiritual breakthrough, deliverance and military victory followed. King David’s first acts as king over Jerusalem was to establish return the ark and then establish night and day worship called the Tabernacle of David in which he financed 4,000 musicians and 288 singers (1 Chr. 15-16; 23:5; 25:7).
The restoration of David’s tabernacle is released to the evangelizing of the nations (Amos 9:11-12)…”After this I will return and will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down…and I will set it up; so that the rest of mankind may seek the LORD, even all the Gentiles who are called by My name, Says the Lord. ”
The early church began in a prayer meeting and grew in context to a culture of prayer (Acts 1). Natural history will end in context of a global prayer movement. Likewise, throughout the centuries, groups in Ireland, Germany, South Korea, and elsewhere across the globe have established day and night centers of prayer and worship. The conflict at the end of the age will be between two “Houses of Prayer”. The Spirit is raising up the most powerful prayer and worship movement in history.
Following in this tradition, the Orlando House of Prayer started their own night and day prayer in 2007 and continues to build toward their goal of 24/7 live worship and prayer.
We stand at a critical juncture in our nation’s history. We know another historic “Great Awakening” is soon to sweep across our nation. The Spirit is visiting His people with power and fresh prophetic direction. At the same time, the powers of darkness are raging against the moral fabric of our nation. The light is growing brighter as the darkness becomes darker. The onslaught of darkness is increasing in our classrooms, boardrooms, courtrooms, and bedrooms.
Here are many Scripture references you can look up and study. (Lk. 18:7-8; Mt. 25:1-13; Rev. 5:8; 6:9-11; 8:3-5; 9:13; 14:3, 18; 16:7; 18:6; 22:17, 20; Isa. 19:20-22; 24:14-16; 25:9; 26:8-9; 27:2-5, 13; 30:18-19; 42:10-13; 43:26; 51:11; 52:8; 59:19-21; 62:6-7; Jer. 31:7; 51:8; Joel 2:12-17, 32; Zeph. 2:1-3; Ps. 102:17- 20; 122:6; 149:6-9; Zech. 8:20-23; 10:1; 12:10; 13:9).