Worship & Prayer - Intimacy
Jesus is worthy. That's a great reason. It's also a biblical pattern. David hired 4,000 singers and musicians to minister to God night and day before the Ark of the Covenant. Throughout Israel's history, during times of revival, this Davidic order of worship was reinstituted. Jesus taught us to pray that God's will would be done on earth as it is in heaven. What is going on in heaven? Right now, the 24 Elders and 4 Living Creatures are praising the Lord with a loud voice, casting their crowns before Him in perpetual, eternal worship. This is what God has chosen to surround Himself with and He says that He will inhabit the praises of His people. We believe that establishing a citywide altar of 24/7 worship and prayer will change the spiritual atmosphere of the San Francisco Bay Area and prepare hearts to receive the gospel message. This is the Firebase.
Evangelism - mission
Jesus is worthy. That's a really good reason! Since there is a Day of Judgment coming and many still don't know the Lord, isn't 24/7 outreach a reasonable response in light of eternity? We think so and we believe this is a vision birthed in the heart of God. The enemy has been doing outreach 24/7 for a long time. Why wouldn't we, who have the hope of the nations living inside of each of us, testify about Jesus night and day (in shifts) until He returns? There are people, at all hours of the day, waiting to experience the glorious good news and power of the gospel. "Who will go for Me?" says the Lord.
Jesus is worthy. That's reason enough! He prayed in John 17 that we would all be one - then the world will know and believe! The promise in Psalm 133 is when the brethren dwell together in unity, God will command the blessing of salvation! The church was addressed together as one church per city/region all throughout the New Testament. Ephesians 3:10 says to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places. When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place and the Holy Spirit poured out with a baptism of fire. We are on the precipice of another great awakening as we agree with God in the unity of the Spirit!