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"What God Showed Me About Tents"

David Bradshaw
Jun 14, 2019

June 14, 2019

"What God Showed Me About Tents"
David Bradshaw, Fredericksburg, VA

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Steve ShultzThis is an excellent and fiery word from David Bradshaw who is the founder of "Awaken the Dawn." Kathi Pelton has been working with them and recommended this article to us for posting.

In his article David shares here:

2019 is not just the time to invite America to "come and see," but the time to "go and tell." We are going to go to the hardest and darkest places. We are going to the center of campuses and cities to worship day and night and share the compassion and healing of Jesus...

Quite a few have prophesied about another Jesus Movement taking place on a grand scale in this generation.

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"What God Showed Me About Tents"
David Bradshaw, Fredericksburg, VA

I was teaching in California a couple of weeks ago and in my notes for that night's session, I wrote, "Tents are a silver bullet." Minutes later, someone walked up to me, handed me an actual silver bullet, and said they felt that God led them to give it to me. I believe this is a blueprint from God.

A New Jesus Movement

I've heard it said that God's character never changes, but His strategies often do. Tents were the last thing on my mind a number of years ago. I will never forget the day when we were searching for a venue for our worship gathering in Fredericksburg, Virginia and I had the most bizarre and powerful dream. In my dream, we were hosting our gathering in a massive 5,000-person circus tent. I knew the name of the man that owned the tent, but did not know him in the natural. A few weeks later, to my great amazement, he called us, having not known us previously, and said that the Holy Spirit showed him that we were supposed to do something together. He then asked "What is it?" We were shocked.

Little did I know, that this would be a life-defining moment for me and for our community. He brought his 5,000-person tent up to Virginia. As we gathered under this tent with thousands of worshipers, a man named Bob Jones shared with our leadership team that we would be part of massive tent gatherings. It would be "porta-johns and hotdog stands beyond our wildest imagination." It was a new Jesus movement – a Holy Spirit Woodstock – and the youth of America were going to gather.

In 2017, we witnessed one of the greatest miracles of our lives. 58 tents covered the National Mall in Washington, DC and over 1,600 worship and prayer groups gathered and sang a national love song to Jesus around the clock for three days. The crime rate dropped in the city. The sick were healed. Many were saved. It was a slice of Heaven on Earth. Nothing like this had ever been done before and it launched a family across America that would dream of hosting the presence of God from coast to coast to a turn the nation to Jesus. Last year, in 2018, 153 simultaneous tents went up in all 50 state capitals and 101 university campuses, in DC and Puerto Rico, all singing and praying day and night.

Why Tents?

I believe that God's strategy for the tents is a silver bullet. In collaboration with stadiums and local communities, tents are a strategy from Heaven right now. Tents do three things:

1. They bring us together outside our relational and organizational bubbles and, in that way, create a John 17 family.
2. They facilitate day and night worship, which creates an open Heaven over cities and regions.
3. Because they are stationed in the public, they have the propensity to produce wide-spread Gospel and healing movements.

A Time to "Come and See" and "Go and Tell"

2019 is not just the time to invite America to "come and see," but the time to "go and tell." We are going to go to the hardest and darkest places. We are going to the center of campuses and cities to worship day and night and share the compassion and healing of Jesus.

Jesus the evangelist is going to stand up in tents across America in the midst of unbroken music and worship. There will be a convergence of prayer and mission. Healing and salvation will fill the streets of our nation. Now is the time to tabernacle with God.

David Bradshaw
Awaken the Dawn


David Bradshaw is the founder and visionary of Awaken the Dawn — a grassroots movement of day and night worship, prayer and Gospel proclamation. Awaken the Dawn gathered 50,000 people and 1,600 worship teams in 58 tents on the national mall in Washington DC in 2017 for day and night worship and outreach, and serves as an ongoing movement of revival across the nation. David also serves as lead pastor of Awakening Community Church and director of the Awaken the Dawn Missions Base. He is happily married to Ashley and they have 5 amazing children.


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