Trumpet Call Myanmar

Trumpet Call Myanmar

January 6-9, 2015

Yangon, Myanmar

 The "Trumpet Call Myanmar" conference was held January 6-9, 2015 in Yangon, Myanmar.  Part of the vision for the Celebration Challenge is to raise up houses of prayer where they do not exist and strengthen those desiring to build.  It was a distinct privilege to go to a nation desiring to build their worship expression.  The focus of the conference was on Amos 9:11 and "Raising up David's Tent."  Representatives came from all over Myanmar.  The trumpet is truly sounding.  All who came were precious and hungry people. The nation is ripe for a turning. Those who are crying out to the Lord are relentless. Youth on fire...older generation carrying tremendous can see it in their eyes.  Weeping worship leaders and teams brought us into the holy of holies. By the end of the conference the whole place was rocking. During a soaking time on the second day,  a young Baptist youth pastor came running forward with a testimony. He said during the first 15 minutes he sat and saw or heard nothing. Then suddenly he was taken into a vision.  He saw himself asleep and suddenly an angel appeared, touched him and said "Wake up!"  Over the ensuing lunch hour he had more revelation.  In the afternoon session, we had him open up in prayer.  He fell to his face behind the podium and prayed a fervent prayer for the gathering.  The atmosphere truly shifted through the testimony.
      As people engaged with the Lord, there were testimonies of healings, tears, joy. There were powerful messages and sessions with music and singing scriptures. There was a final exhortation to not turn back but take hold of the horns of the altar, answer the cries of heaven, and not give up. The conference ended with the leadership team of the conference being anointed by those of us from outside.  They then turned to anoint the conference attendees. Those of us from other nations stood behind them to pray as a representation of the nations in agreement. Over the past 5--6 decades, many have felt isolated in Myanmar.  We declared they were no longer isolated. The session ended with glorious praise, worship and dancing.  At the closing dinner, there was a distinct sense of family amongst all there.
        Again, hard to express all that happened, but the love of the Lord abounded. It was an unforgettable time with new found friends. We are coming back changed and humbled.

Vision and Word:   
"Who will answer the cries of the baby in heaven"

     In the season of preparation for this gathering, I consistently heard the words, "Myanmar will give birth."    During a particularly poignant time of worship on the last morning, there was a sense of being in the "holy of holies."  Personally, I felt I dare not move and keep clear focus on His holiness and fear of the  Lord.  During this time, I had a vision.  I saw a baby gently come down out of heaven.  It was beautiful and healthy.  Then I heard the Lord say, "Who will answer the cries of the baby in heaven?"  A profound sense of spiritual birth overwhelmed me as His Spirit fell in the room and a sense of awe and wonder encompassed us.  
     So what does this word and vision mean? As the gathering was focused on "Restoring David's fallen Tent: Amos 9:11," it was a clear call for Myanmar to go forward with their vision for houses of prayer in every city.   For those attending in Myanmar there was an exhortation to press forward, to lay hold of the horns of the altar and not let go.  For the leadership and ministering team, there was an exhortation to review and consider the impact of the gathering for further stewardship into other regions to build and strengthen the houses of prayer.  
     The scriptural reference which ended the convening came out of 2 Kings 19.  It is a story during the reign of Hezekiah and the awesome transfomational effects that came when Hezekiah restored temple worship in the spirit of David, “Moreover, King Hezekiah and the leaders commanded the Levites to sing praise to the Lord with the words of David and Asaph the seer.  So they sang praises with gladness, and they bowed their heads in worshiped," 2 Chronicles 29:27.  During this time, Sennacherib, king of Assyria, came up against all the fortified cities of Judah to impose tax and taunt Israel.  He sent emissaries to Jerusalem to taunt Hezekiah and the Israelites to give their pledges to the King of Assyria (2 Kings 18:23) and to go back to their familiar ways: "Do not listen to Hezekiah; for thus says the king of Assyria: 'Make peace with me by a present and come out to me; and every one of you eat from his own vine and every one from his own fig tree, and every one of you drink the waters of his own cistern; until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of grain and new wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive groves and honey, then you may live and not die. But do not listen to Hezekiah, lest he persuade you, saying the Lord will deliver us," 2 Kings 18:31-32.  When Hezekiah heard these words through his servants, 2 Kings 19:1 says he tore his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the Lord.  He did not falter, he turned radically to the Lord.  He sent a remnant to the prophet Isaiah calling for help saying, "Thus says Hezekiah: 'This day is a day of trouble, and rebuke, and blasphemy; for the children have come to birth, but there is no strength to bring them forth,'" 2 Kings 19:3. The result was Isaiah, Hezekiah and a remnant laying hold of the horns of the altar.  They saw the enemy plot to keep people from advancing.  As a result of this remnant seeing the schemes of the enemy, rending their hearts and crying out to the Lord 2 Chronicles 32:21 says, "Then the Lord sent an angel who cut down every mighty man of valor, leader, and captain in the camp of the king of Assyria.  So he returned shamfaced to his own land.  And when he had gone into the temple of his god, some of his own offspring struck him down with the sword there."  God sent His answer and His deliverance.
     We are in times of great change, tumult, and shakings.  Worse than what Hezekiah faced.  Only God can deliver us.  The enemy would love for us to stay in places that will keep us dull, partially filled, but not give us the deliverance, life, and strength God desires to release.  As times intensify, where are we individually and corporately in prioritizing time before His throne?  It is time to review our thought patterns, familiar life styles, ways of doing things, ministry patterns.  Are they producing the effect that God wants?  Have we taken them to the altar to allow God to deal with us, our insecurities, our uncertainties, blockages in our thinking that prevent us from going forward, even old satisfactions that in the past worked but now need to shift?  Have we spent time in His Presence, seeking His face to find Him, to find His plan and strategy?  Or are we busy with our own fields, cisterns, vineyards that will for a time give us comfort but not the deliverance we need in this hour.  The times are beyond our fixing.  We need His supernatural intervention.  The answer lies at the altar of the Lord, where praise, worship, intercession in the spirit of the tabernacle of David takes us into the courts of the Lord.   Can we hear the cries of heaven and feed them with our prayers and worship?  There are answers waiting in heaven.  Can we lay hold of the horns of the altar with a determined focus to feed the cries of the baby to shift us into new patterns and strategies for God's deliverance. The cry in heaven has been released...a baby born.  Who will rend their heart and not their garments to feed the baby?   Who will respond?  
Laying hold of the altar
Sue Rowe   
Transform World Celebration Challenge facilitator, “Trumpet Call to Nations” 
Co-founder The Living Wall

Serving to build up the wall, 
Fred and Sue Rowe
Transform World Celebration Challenge facilitators, Trumpet Call to the Nations