Following the Exodus from Egypt, Moses pitched a Tent of Meeting outside the camp. Whenever he went out to meet with the Lord, the Pillar of Cloud would descend, and the Lord would commune with Moses. Joshua, Moses’ aide, would accompany him to the Tent of Meeting, and would not leave the tent (Exodus 33:7-11).
This Scriptural picture powerfully presents the testimony of two men who longed for and sought the presence of God. They were in essence in a covenantal partnership with the Lord and with each other. And, the Lord used both of these men to change the course of history over two generations.
SOI 21 seeks to cast a vision for and facilitate the establishment of 24/7 houses of prayer on every college and university campus in America. But, houses of prayer with a twist…a fundamental emphasis on relationship – connectedness with God and with one another. Hence, the name Tent of Meeting.
In the Tent of Meeting sons and daughters of Issachar covenant with the Lord and one another. They come to meet with the Lord and with one another. They come to cry out continuously for Revival and Spiritual Awakening, Reformation and Transformation in America.
At its core the Tent of Meeting prayer model is relational and interactive. The distinctive foundation of the Tent of Meeting is the priority on intimate relationship with the Lord and one another. Relationship that both births and fuels intercession. In the Tent of Meeting, sons and daughters of Issachar live out the “Four Rs”:
- First and foremost, they lovingly Relate to the Lord and one another in a spirit of prayer.
- They Receive a revelation of the Lord’s heart.
- They passionately Reflect His heart back to Him through fervent intercession.
- And, thereby, they help Release the power of God to accomplish the purposes of God.