FIRST LOVE MOVEMENT
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FIRST LOVE MOVEMENT HISTORY
The First Love Movement began with a group of friends meeting at each other's homes, sharing the Word, worshipping, praying, and having fellowship with one another. On New Years Eve in the year of 2016, the friend's hosted their first worship into the New Year, and the worship has never stopped. The friends would go out on the streets, sitting on park benches worshipping into the evening, praying for people and leading them to Christ. Later, they began having monthly worship meetings that led to 24 Hour Worship and Prayer Gatherings, uniting together local and traveling churches together in worship, prayer and evangelism.The mission of the First Love Movement is to help the Bride of Christ to rest, recalibrate, cultivate and create through an atmosphere of worship, prayer and evangelism. We are a prayer, worship, and missions movement. Having this atmosphere helps us to hear and see Him clearly... restoring us, aligning us, and when we are recalibrated to His heart -- we are able to cultivate the gifts He has given us and furthermore fulfill the Great Commission for the nations to come to Christ Jesus.Our vision is to help believers to establish houses of prayer (and equip people to BE houses of prayer) to impact the communities and spheres of influences for the Kingdom of God to rule in the earth.Our goal is to create retreat centers where laborers in the field (pastors, missionaries) can rest and receive from the Lord, free of charge, and create a chapel that is open 24/7 for soaking and restoration.Since 2016:
- Three Houses of Prayers Founded in Pennsylvania
- Directed and oversaw the Philadelphia House of Prayer from 2021-2022, raising up the youth in Philadelphia in prayer and worship leading.
- Hosted over 600+ hours of worship through 24HR worship gatherings
- 28, 24-Hour Worship and Prayer Gatherings
- Global Worship and Prayer Gatherings representing USA, Ireland, India, UK, Africa, Pakistan, and Canada
- Uniting of the Body of Christ: 16 Local Churches Involved + 20+ Traveling/Global Churches Represented.
First Love Movement
100 Church Street
Hooversville PA 15936Phone:
Welcome to Hooversville
Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not knowIsaiah 55:5
You also will command nations you do not know, and peoples unknown to you will come running to obey, because I, the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, have made you glorious.
The First Love Movement has found a home in Hooversville, Pennsylvania. Hooversville is located approximately an hour and a half from Pittsburgh, approximately two hours from Harrisburg, and four hours from Philadelphia. Hooversville is a precious tiny town of 700 residence nestled in the valley.The First Love Movement Campus is located right next to a peaceful stream that flows into the Stonycreek River.The atmosphere of Hooversville is one of unity, peace, and togetherness. We have experienced nothing short of God's goodness and kindness during our time here and are looking forward to what the Lord does here in Hooversville, Pennsylvania!Our campus is located at 100 Church Street and we are blessed to host the city's Historical Society, full of fascinating artifacts as well as very knowledgable members that share the stories behind the town and the past.The First Love Movement Campus of Hooversville PA will be used to host pastors, missionaries and church leadership to come and rest in the LORD. We have the expectation that when you leave, you will be focused, rested and experience the extravagant peace and LOVE of Jesus.In addition we will be hosting schools for emotional, mental and spiritual health. Creating a community garden and having the House of Prayer open for prayer 8AM-5PM Mon-Fri. We also plan to launch a life school for young adults that has a holistic balance of spiritual training, creativity, family, and health.
Vision Board for Hooversville
May God give you increase and prosper you in every area of your life! Thank you for your support through giving of your time, your prayers, and financially.House of Prayer
The Hooversville House of Prayer is open to the public Monday-Friday 8AM - 5PM. In 2024, we are initiating and raising up 100 intercessors for the HHOP to stand in the gap as watchmen for the nations of the earth to come to Christ and see Heaven come to Earth.Worship and Prayer Gatherings
Four times a year, we host 24 Hour Worship, Prayer, and Evangelism Gatherings for the Body of Christ to join together in worship, prayer, fellowship, ministry time, and reaching the lost. We host traveling guests free of charge, and provide meals for the weekend of the gatherings.Each December, we also host a "Into the New Year" Celebration to celebrate another year of ministry together! It's really an encouraging time to pray, prophecy and break bread together before we enter into the new year with worship and prayer.Retreats
We are open to pastors and missionaries as a landing place for them to seek the Lord, rest and recharge before returning to their mission and church. We do not charge pastors or missionaries to stay with us, and offer them accommodations and meals.Missionary Staff and Interns
Outside of hosting retreats and worship gatherings, we have full-time missionary staff members and interns that will live on-campus. These missionaries serve on worship sets, intercessory sets, serving the community through our community gardens, evangelism outreaches and events.Interns of the First Love Movement spend their time worshipping Jesus, studying the Word, and becoming healthy: spiritually, physically, emotionally and mentally so they can walk in the fullness of their calling in Christ Jesus.Schooling
Beginning in 2024 we will be launching a few schools: Leadership Training, Life (Young Adult) School, Evangelism School, and Missions School.Leadership School will raise up leaders in the Kingdom of God to rule and reign with Christ in their communities and make Jesus known through signs and wonders.Life (Young Adults) School will be a practical school for young adults to learn their identity in Christ, get direction on their gifting and calling, and learn practical life skills like cooking, community and family, building healthy communication and relationships, gardening, artistry and craftsmanship.Evangelism and Missions School will train up the next generation to go into the fields to reap the ripe harvest. Our mission school students will be going to reach the 5.1 billion people that have still not heard the Good News of Jesus Christ. It is our mandate as the Body of Christ to make Jesus known unto the ends of the earth to prepare for His return (Matt 24:14, 28:19)
support gardening and sustainability
God gave us a vision to make Jesus known to our community by providing access to vegetables, fruits and herbs in the community garden.The Lord also gave us the scripture of Isaiah 55, to create a "sustainable sanctuary," for our community, retreats, and guests. Our vision is to fill the walls and window sills with hydroponic systems to create living walls of fresh vegetables and herbs, as well as place fruit trees throughout the sanctuary.The vision the Lord gave us of the Prayer Room is to be sustainable, and to make people that come to pray feel at home with the Lord. Below is a vision board of what the Lord is leading us to create throughout the gardens and in the Prayer Room.
support flm mission staff
Our missionaries are (non-paid) volunteer missionary staff. Missionary staff serve in the House of Prayer, community initiatives, evangelism outreaches, serving pastors and missionaries staying as guests, working in the Community gardens, organizing community events. Missionary staff are not charged rents to stay on campus, however they are responsible to pay $150/per month for meals, and $175.00/per month toward utility funds. In addition, our missionary staff serve in overseas mission initiatives and travel with us to serve other communities as the Lord leads. Missionary staff donations will be split amongst the missions staff. If you deserve to support a specific missionary, please specify the name of the missionary. Thank you!
teaching and testimonies
First Love Movement Retreat DatesDECEMBER CELEBRATION!
Launch Into The Near Year
Celebrating Our 8th Year!
December 31, 2023 7PM
Hooversville, PA2024 24HR Worship and Prayer Dates
January 26 - 27, 2024
April 26 - 27, 2024
July 26-27, 2024
October 25-26, 2024The First Love Movement Retreats are created to give you space to hear from God, rest and restore your relationship with Him, and connect in meaningful conversations with those attending. During the retreats we worship together for twenty-four hours, with each set having specific prayer topics. We have meals and fellowship together throughout the retreat and accommodations provided free of charge.
Are you interested in serving at the First Love Movement, but cannot commit to moving on campus? We would still love for you to share your heart with us with how the Lord is leading you to contribute your time.HOW YOU CAN HELP:PRAY || specifically for God's will for the campus, for His Kingdom to be established in Hooversville and the surrounding areas.Some specific things we are praying for:
* Unusual signs, wonders, and miracles according to John 19
* An outpouring of His perfect LOVE upon the campus according to 1 John 4:16
* For a sustaining peace and stability according to Jeremiah 31:24
* For the healing of spiritual, emotional and physical wounds according to Jeremiah 33:6 for our guests
* For the right people, at the right place, at the right time for staff and volunteers
* For the Lord to send laborers into the harvest fields in Hooversville: that we would be a blessing to the community.
* Spiritual, emotional, mental and physical protection for ourselves, our children, and staff/volunteers and guests of the First Love Movement.
* 100 Intercessors, 100 Evangelists, 100 Missionaries in 2024COMMUNITY GARDEN || Gardening is a year round process! Planning, preparing, sowing, maintaining, reaping the harvest -- and the cycle begins again each season. We will be having two gardens on our grounds: an open community garden, and also a garden we will use for the retreats.
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FOUNDATION: WHAT WE BELIEVE
FOUNDATION: CORE VALUES
PRAYERS + CONFESSIONS: PSALM 32
PRAYERS + CONFESSIONS: TITUS
PRAYERS + CONFESSIONS: 1 TIMOTHY
PRAYERS + CONFESSIONS: 2 THESSALONIANS
PRAYERS + CONFESSIONS: 1 THESSALONIANS
PRAYERS + CONFESSIONS: EPHESIANS
RECALIBRATE: THE HOME ALTAR
WHAT WE BELIEVE
The Word of God: We believe that the Bible is the inspired and inerrant Word of God. The Bible is the final authority for all we believe and how we are to live.The Trinity: We believe that the one true God exists eternally in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—and that these, being one God, are equal in deity, power, and glory.God the Father: We believe the heavenly Father is the source of all that exists, whether of matter or spirit. With the Son and the Holy Spirit, He made man, male and female, in His image. By intention He relates to people as Father, thereby forever declaring His goodwill toward them.God the Son: We believe that Jesus of Nazareth is the Christ (Messiah), the Son of God; that He is God incarnate, fully God and fully man; that He was eternally preexistent with the Father and the Holy Spirit; and that He was conceived and born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, and offered Himself as a penal, substitutionary sacrifice for sinners. By His blood shed at the cross, He obtained for us eternal redemption, the forgiveness of sins and life everlasting. He was raised bodily on the third day and ascended to the right hand of the Father, there to make intercession for the saints forever. He will return to earth again to reign in righteousness.God the Holy Spirit: We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit, in whom we are also sealed for the day of redemption. The Holy Spirit regenerates, forever indwells, and graciously equips the Christian for godly living and service. Subsequent to conversion, the Spirit desires to fill, empower, and anoint believers for ministry and witness. We also believe that signs and wonders, as well as all the gifts of the Spirit described in the New Testament, are operative today and are designed to testify to the presence of the kingdom and to empower and edify the Church to fulfill its calling and mission.Salvation: We believe that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. No ordinance, ritual, work or any other activity on the part of man is required or accepted for his salvation. This saving grace of God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, also sanctifies us by enabling us to do what is pleasing in God’s sight, that we might be progressively conformed to the image of Christ. (Jn. 1:12–13; 6:37–44; 10:25–30; Acts 16:30–31; Rom. 3:1–4:23; 8:1–17, 31–39; 10:8–10; Eph. 2:8–10; Phil. 2:12–13; Titus 3:3–7; 1 Jn. 1:7, 9)Evil: We believe that Satan, originally a great and good angel, rebelled against God, taking a multitude of angels with him. He was cast out of God’s presence and is at work with his demonic hosts to establish his counter-kingdom of darkness, evil, and unrest on earth. Satan was judged and defeated at the cross of Christ and will be cast forever into the lake of fire which has been prepared for him and his angels. (Isa. 14:10–17; Ezek. 28:11–19; Mt. 12:25–29; 25:41; Jn. 12:31; 16:11; Eph. 6:10–20; Col. 2:15; 2 Pet. 2:4; Jude 6; Rev. 12:7–9; 20:10)Humanity: We believe that humanity, male and female, was originally created in the image of God, righteous and without sin. As a consequence of disobedience, all persons are sinners by both nature and choice, and are, therefore, spiritually dead and justly condemned as children of wrath in the sight of God, wholly unable to save themselves. (Gen. 1:1–3:22; Ps. 51:5; Isa. 53:5; Rom. 3:9–18; 5:12–21; Eph. 2:1–3)The Church: We believe that the Church is God’s primary instrument, through which He is fulfilling His redemptive purposes in the earth. To equip the saints for the work of ministry, God has given the Church apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers. We also affirm the priesthood of all believers and the importance of every Christian being joined with and actively involved in a local community of the saints. We believe that women, no less than men, are called and gifted to proclaim the gospel and do all the works of the kingdom. (Mt. 16:17–19; Acts 2:17–18, 42; Eph. 3:14–21; 4:11–16; 1 Tim. 2:11–15; Heb. 10:23–25; 1 Pet. 2:4–5, 9–10)Sacraments: We believe that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the two ordinances of the Church, to be observed until the time of Christ’s return. They are not a means of salvation, but are channels of God’s sanctifying grace and blessing to the faithful in Christ Jesus. (Mt. 26:26–29; 28:19; Rom. 6:3–11; 1 Cor. 11:23–34; 1 Pet. 3:21)Missions and Service: We believe that God has called the Church to work together in unity and honor in preaching the gospel to all nations, in making disciples, and in remembering the poor and ministering to their needs through sacrificial giving and practical service. This ministry is an expression of the heart of the Lord Jesus Christ and is an essential part of the kingdom of God. (Isa. 58:6–12; 61:1; Mt. 5:1–7:28; 28:18–20; Lk. 4:18; 21:1–4; Gal. 2:10; 1 Tim. 6:8)Last Things (Historic premillennialism with a victorious Church): We believe in the literal second coming of Christ at the end of this age, when He will return to earth personally and visibly to reign over the nations in His millennial kingdom. We believe that the Church will go through the Great Tribulation with great power and victory and will only be raptured at the end of the Great Tribulation. No one can know with certainty the timing of the Lord’s return. We also believe in and are praying for a great end-time harvest of souls and the emergence of a victorious Church that will experience unprecedented unity, purity, and power in the Holy Spirit. (Ps. 2:7–9, 22:27–28; Mt. 24:36; Jn. 14:12; 17:20–26; Rom. 11:25–32; 1 Cor. 15:20–28, 50–58; Eph. 4:11–16; Phil. 3:20–21; 1 Thes. 4:13–5:11; 2 Thes. 1:3–12; Rev. 7:9–14)
FIRST LOVE MOVEMENT components
The Four Key Components to the First Love Movement are Resting, Recalibrating, Cultivating, and Creating. Below are the definitions of these key components.REST || Ministry is demanding, but God has called the Body to separate themselves to have times of rest. Jesus said the Sabbath is for the needs of the people (Mark 2: 27-28).Cease work or movement in order to relax, refresh oneself, or recover strength. Allow to be inactive in order to regain strength, health, or energy.
Be placed or supported so as to stay in a specified position.
place (something) so that it is supported in a specified position.
(of a look) alight or be steadily directed on.
Be based on or grounded in; depend on, place hope, trust, or confidence on or in, belong or be located at a specified place or with a specified person.RECALIBRATE || Recalibrating is key component to staying on track to our purpose and destiny.mark (a gauge or instrument) with a standard scale of readings.
correlate the readings of (an instrument) with those of a standard in order to check the instrument's accuracy.
adjust (experimental results) to take external factors into account or to allow comparison with other data.
carefully assess, set, or adjust (something abstract).CULTIVATE || Acquiring and developing the things God has placed within us for His glory.Prepare and use (land) for crops or gardening. break up (soil) in preparation for sowing or planting.
raise or grow (plants), especially on a large scale for commercial purposes.
Try to acquire or develop (a quality, sentiment, or skill).
apply oneself to improving or developing (one's mind or manners).CREATE || God is a creator and artist. Our community prefaces creating the reality of Heaven on earth through creative expression.bring (something) into existence and cause (something) to happen as a result of one's actions.
THE AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE: The Bible is recognized as the inspired, inerrant, authoritative Word of God (II Timothy 3:16).TRUTH: It is believed and proclaimed that God is the author and creator of all that is true knowledge and discipline (Romans 11:36, Acts 7:50).LOVE for GOD and OTHERS: God is LOVE . . . Revelations 2:4 . . . do not forget your First Love (Jesus)INTEGRITY and PURITY: We value integrity of character that allows us to engage in our mission without compromising our testimony.EXCELLENCE: We value excellence shown in the quality and creativity of our work because we are a reflection of God.COMMUNITY: We strive to have a family atmosphere with interpersonal relationships instilled in the educational process. Mentorship is a paramount feature of our educational philosophy.DEPENDENCY ON CHRIST: We live a life of faith, depending on GOD, JESUS and HOLY SPIRIT to supply all our needs according to His riches and glory in Christ Jesus to advance His Kingdom here on earth (Philipians 4:19). We seek first HIS Kingdom and believe all these things will be added unto us (Matthew 6:33).ENTREPRENEURSHIP: The CHURCH is not a business. Jesus said MY FATHER’S HOUSE will be a HOUSE OF PRAYER for ALL NATIONS. We encourage our community to be entrepreneurs. God has given us all gifts to offer services to others. We support one another in the community by using the services of our brothers and sisters in Christ.GIVING and GENEROSITY: We are a giving ministry and people. We use our entrepreneurship endeavors to further the salvation of the nations and support worthy Kingdom causes to advance the Kingdom of God.DIVERSITY: We are a deliberate and unique combination of different cultural heritages, economic abilities, and denominational distinctives (Revelation 5:9). We celebrate the diversity of ethnicities and cultures. We believe every person has a sound and expression to worship God. God intricately knitted us in the womb of our mother -- purposely forming our demeanor, gifts, and nature to be like Him. We celebrate originality and steer away from copying and manufacturing who we are to fit in with the majority.
RECALIBRATION: THE HOME ALTAR
MARCH 29, 2020
With the oncoming of isolation from the world around us, I see the Lord winking at me, knowing exactly how to play His hand in the midst of a mess - knowing how to give His beloved bride exactly what she has been missing out on for too long. . .With isolation, comes confrontation. Being jerked from the masks we wear daily, we are forced to face the skin we truly own and those within the walls of our homes. We are forced into a place of vulnerability. Now is the time to assess. Now is the time to step back. Now is the time to reset.My husband had a Word from the Lord in December. He had a vision of a plane faltering in the air, and he heard an audible voice say "RECALIBRATE." The plane then regained control over the turbulence and was stable once more.I feel like this was a word for the Now. The Lord is taking us into a global recalibration. A global assessment of our lives. This is a communal effort - as most planes carry people to a destination. I feel like the Lord was saying if we do not recalibrate now, we will not be the only person affected.Are we who we really think we are as the Bride? Are we in alignment with where God wants us to be in family, in workplace, in community? Where and how can we purify, realign, and launch ourselves into where God wants us to communally benefit His Bride?We can begin by mending ourselves and our families: we can begin in the four walls of our homes. We can begin with our husbands, our wives, our children. We can become more intentional. We can begin new habits that will pave the way for generations.The Lord's timetable spans so much further than our minds dare to comprehend. Life is so much more than just our own lives. He is thinking intentionality, family started, organic movements that begin within the walls of our homes, that will bring authenticity to the Body of Christ when we are joined together as One Body. The Lord is looking to mend. He is looking to mold. He is looking to recalibrate.Take advantage of this time the Lord has graced us with to examine our hearts, our motives, our destinies, our purposes. Eat His Word! I believe He will draw us to the secret place, and will grow Edens within the walls of our hearts that were once barren or overgrown -- that will teach us to cultivate and influence the world around us.NotesProverbs 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.Lamentations 3:40 Let us examine and probe our ways, and let us return to the LORD.Psalm 139:23-24 Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!Revelations 19:7-8 “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.”
APRIL 3, 2020
During this time of being quiet before the Lord, we have been praying for revelation in regards to the times. We believe that as heirs of the Kingdom, the Lord will equip the Body with strategies, insights, and ways to influence the earth we live in. He calls us to bring Heaven to Earth and I believe it is important that we seek the Lord how to take dominion over the earth and cultivate it in the way He originally intended.One of the things that continue to come to us in our personal reading and study with the Lord is a common theme. Do not rely on Egypt. The Lord has highlighted some things to us in the past few months from Genesis and Ezekiel:Joseph had Kingdom wisdom and strategy. The Lord was with Joseph and he succeeded at everything he did - and the people around him were also blessed because of the Lord's favor upon his life. Joseph had influence through the gifts the Lord gave him - and we too can use those gifts to influence the cultivation of the world. When Pharaoh needed intervention - the Lord's might and dominion was put on display through His servant. Joseph provided interpretation and a plan from the Lord to help Egypt succeed through years of famine. Do not rely on Egypt.Generations later, Joseph's descendants (Israelites) were being fruitful and multiplying in Egypt, causing them to have power and influence in Egypt. A new king came into position; not knowing the legacy and heritage of their forefathers. The king began to devise a plan to minimize the Israelites out of fear - and the Israelites became slaves of Egypt. Pharaoh also went to the extent of murdering the children to stunt the growth of the Israelites.Isn't it interesting how governmental perspective and plans can change based on counsel? Joseph's counsel and legacy produced Genesis 1 blessing. Be fruitful and multiply and reign, while counsel from the world produced death and bondage. Later, the Lord rose Moses to lead the Israelites to deliverance, and with persistence and the Lord's favor, Kingdom strategy prevailed. Do not rely on Egypt.Skip forward to Ezekiel 29. Ezekiel prophecies a message to the Pharaoh, telling of his downfall. . . "All the people of Egypt will know that I am theLord, for to Israel you were just a staff made of reeds. When Israel leaned on you, you splintered and broke and stabbed her in the armpit. When she put her weight on you, you collapsed, and her legs gave way. . . Israel will no longer be tempted to trust in Egypt for help. Egypt’s shattered condition will remind Israel of how sinful she was to trust Egypt in earlier days. Then Israel will know that I am the Sovereign Lord (v. 6-7, 16)." Do not rely on Egypt.Do not put your dependency in any structure, government, person, job, investment, or even yourself! Depend on the ONE True Living God. He is ready and willing to equip you with everything you need for EVERY season of life. Though the nations are in chaos and kingdoms of the earth may crumble, the LORD is among US and HE is our fortress - be STILL and KNOW that HE is GOD and HE will be honored throughout the NATIONS (Ps. 46:7;10).Lord, how can we partner with You during this time to be innovators, investors, creators, and participants of Your Kingdom being made honored throughout the Earth? We are honored to be Your heirs, Your children. We pray that we would live and leave a legacy that would honor Your name. We break off all uncertainty, all confusion, all fear. We place our hearts, our minds, our spirits, our lives into Your hands. Come and mold us as the potter, come and breathe Your life, Your knowledge, Your understanding into our minds and spirits today, that we can be Kingdom advancers on this earth. Show us what our part is in this season. Give us ideas and strategies to write history, that Your name will be magnified! Amen.
APRIL 23 2020
*I encourage you, above all else, to meditate on the scriptures and surrounding scriptures and allow the Lord Himself to speak to you through His Word and Spirit. *RevelationI was reading through the book of Ezekiel, and I came to the chapters where Ezekiel is shown visions of the temple of God. I was meditating on the scripture that speaks of the river that flows through and out of the Temple - cleansing the Dead Sea - with trees on each side, bringing healing with its leaves and a prosperous crop every season. I began to think about Hebrews, how it explains how the Temple on earth is a representation of the Temple in heaven, which caused me to shift my focus to the last chapter of Revelations, where it, too, has a river of living water flowing from the Temple, and it too, has Trees of Life that produce each month, and leaves that bring healing to the nations in New Jerusalem. Then I thought of Eden... which also had a river... Eden, which also had a Tree of Life, trees also used for food and for medicine. And lastly, I was meditating on John 7, which he speaks of us having a river that flows through our hearts.While meditating on these scriptures, the Lord reminded me that He is the One who Was, Who Is, and Is Still to Come. I felt the Lord say: I WAS - in EDEN (Gen 2), I AM - in YOU (John 7), and I AM STILL to COME - in New Jerusalem (Ez. 47/Rev 22). I see the LORD doing a full circle to make all things come together for good, and for His plans and purpose to be completed.The Lord's original intent was to create Heaven on Earth in Eden. . . Through Christ's death and resurrection, His original intent is revived in the Body of Christ, in our bodies - His temples. And one day, if we take heed to wash our robes, we will be permitted into the gates of New Jerusalem (Rev 22:14).The Lord has impressed on my heart so heavily to keep the Temple of my heart clean, so it will be like I never left the Temple of My Lord (Ps. 27:4).PrayerLord, create in me a clean heart, and renew a loyal spirit within me. Keep Your Presence in the Temple of my heart and pour into this Temple more of You! Come and Consume every part of my heart. Your love is an all consuming fire. Come and be the Lord of Ezekiel, where you are seen as amber and flaming fire. Come and be the Lord of Revelations, the One with eyes of fire. Come and purify this Temple with Your fire! Increase my reverence, fear and awe of You that I may willingly yield to Your voice. I know that You do not look for sacrifices done by human strength, You look for a broken and repentant spirit. Keep my Temple sensitive to Your voice and promptings. Lord, draw me inward to Your sanctuary, that I may operate with uninterrupted communion with You. Lord, You alone are worthy to receive all the glory, honor, and power, for You created all things and by Your will they exist. Cultivate all that You have made me for to please You alone. Amen.Scripture References:Revelation 1: 8 | "I am the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end,” says the Lord God. “I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come—the Almighty One.”Genesis 2: 4-8. This is the account of the creation of the heavens and the earth. The Man and Woman in Eden When the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, neither wild plants nor grains were growing on the earth. For the LORD God had not yet sent rain to water the earth, and there were no people to cultivate the soil. Instead, springs came up from the ground and watered all the land. Then the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person. Then the LORD God planted a garden in Eden in the east, and there he placed the man he had made. The Lord God made all sorts of trees grow up from the ground—trees that were beautiful and that produced delicious fruit. In the middle of the garden he placed the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. A river flowed from the land of Eden, watering the garden and then dividing into four branches.Ezekiel 47: 1-12 | In my vision, the man brought me back to the entrance of the Temple. There I saw a stream flowing east from beneath the door of the Temple and passing to the right of the altar on its south side. The man brought me outside the wall through the north gateway and led me around to the eastern entrance. There I could see the water flowing out through the south side of the east gateway. Measuring as he went, he took me along the stream for 1,750 feet and then led me across. The water was up to my ankles. He measured off another 1,750 feet and led me across again. This time the water was up to my knees. After another 1,750 feet, it was up to my waist. Then he measured another 1,750 feet, and the river was too deep to walk across. It was deep enough to swim in, but too deep to walk through. He asked me, “Have you been watching, son of man?” Then he led me back along the riverbank. When I returned, I was surprised by the sight of many trees growing on both sides of the river. Then he said to me, “This river flows east through the desert into the valley of the Dead Sea. The waters of this stream will make the salty waters of the Dead Sea fresh and pure. There will be swarms of living things wherever the water of this river flows. Fish will abound in the Dead Sea, for its waters will become fresh. Life will flourish wherever this water flows. Fishermen will stand along the shores of the Dead Sea. All the way from En-gedi to En-eglaim, the shores will be covered with nets drying in the sun. Fish of every kind will fill the Dead Sea, just as they fill the Mediterranean. But the marshes and swamps will not be purified; they will still be salty. Fruit trees of all kinds will grow along both sides of the river. The leaves of these trees will never turn brown and fall, and there will always be fruit on their branches. There will be a new crop every month, for they are watered by the river flowing from the Temple. The fruit will be for food and the leaves for healing.”Then the angel showed me a river with the water of life, clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb. It flowed down the center of the main street. On each side of the river grew a tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, with a fresh crop each month. The leaves were used for medicine to heal the nations. No longer will there be a curse upon anything. For the throne of God and of the Lamb will be there, and his servants will worship him. And they will see his face, and his name will be written on their foreheads. And there will be no night there—no need for lamps or sun—for the Lord God will shine on them. And they will reign forever and ever. Then the angel said to me, “Everything you have heard and seen is trustworthy and true. The Lord God, who inspires his prophets, has sent his angel to tell his servants what will happen soon.” “Look, I am coming soon! Blessed are those who obey the words of prophecy written in this book.” I, John, am the one who heard and saw all these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me. But he said, “No, don’t worship me. I am a servant of God, just like you and your brothers the prophets, as well as all who obey what is written in this book. Worship only God!” Then he instructed me, “Do not seal up the prophetic words in this book, for the time is near. Let the one who is doing harm continue to do harm; let the one who is vile continue to be vile; let the one who is righteous continue to live righteously; let the one who is holy continue to be holy.” “Look, I am coming soon, bringing my reward with me to repay all people according to their deeds. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” Blessed are those who wash their robes. They will be permitted to enter through the gates of the city and eat the fruit from the tree of life. Outside the city are the dogs—the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idol worshipers, and all who love to live a lie. “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this message for the churches. I am both the source of David and the heir to his throne. I am the bright morning star.” The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” Let anyone who hears this say, “Come.” Let anyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who desires drink freely from the water of life. And I solemnly declare to everyone who hears the words of prophecy written in this book: If anyone adds anything to what is written here, God will add to that person the plagues described in this book. And if anyone removes any of the words from this book of prophecy, God will remove that person’s share in the tree of life and in the holy city that are described in this book. He who is the faithful witness to all these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon!” Amen! Come, Lord Jesus! May the grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s holy people.John 7:37-39 | "On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds,“Anyone who is thirsty may come to me!Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’”(When he said “living water,” he was speaking of the Spirit, who would be given to everyone believing in him. But the Spirit had not yet been given, because Jesus had not yet entered into his glory.)Psalm 27:4 | The one thing I ask of the LORD— the thing I seek most— is to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, delighting in the LORD’s perfections and meditating in his Temple.
PRAYERS AND CONFESSIONS: EPHESIANS
JAN 27, 2021
HIS Word is LIFE to us! What an encouragement! I encourage you to pray the WORD.1.8 I am showered by His kindness, wisdom, and understanding.1.11 I am united with Christ and I have an inheritance from GOD1.11 He is making all things work together for HIS plan1.13 I am identified as HIS own because I believe in HIM1.14 I am given this inheritance from GOD so I would praise and glorify HIM1.17 I have spiritual wisdom and insight1.17 I am growing in the knowledge of GOD1.18 My heart is flooded with light and I have confident hope!2.4 The LORD is rich in mercy toward me2.5 I experience life through Christ's resurrection2.6 I am seated with CHRIST in the heavenly realms2.7 I am an example of GOD's incredible wealth of grace and kindness2.10 I am new in Christ so I am able to do the good things HE planned for me long ago2.13 I am brought near to GOD by the blood of CHRIST2.14 CHRIST has brought peace to me2.19 I am a member of GOD's family2.21 I am joined together in HIM2.21 I am the holy temple for the LORD3.7 I have the privilege to serve HIM by spreading the GOOD NEWS by GOD's grace and mighty power3.12 I come boldly and confidently into GOD's presence3.16 I am empowered with inner strength through HIS SPIRIT, which is a glorious, unlimited resource3.17 Christ makes HIS home in my heart as I trust in HIM3.17 My roots grow down into GOD's love and keeps me strong3.19 I experience the love of CHRIST, which makes me complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from GOD4.1 I lead a life worthy of my calling4.1 I am called by GOD4.2 I am humble and gentle4.2-3 I am patient and I make every effort to keep HIS beloved bride united4.12-13 I equip GOD's people to do HIS work and build up the Body of Christ4.14-15 I am not easily influenced; I am mature in the LORD, measuring up to the full and complete standard of CHRIST4.14 I speak truth in love and grow in every way more like CHRIST4.23 The SPIRIT renews my thoughts and attitudes4.24 I put on my new nature - in the likeness of GOD - truly righteous and holy4.26-27 I am truthful and anger does not control me4.29 The words I speak are good and helpful, I am an encouragement to those who hear me speak4.32 I am kind, tenderhearted, forgiving, just as Christ has forgiven me5.1 I live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ5.3-4 My words focus on thankfulness to God5.15-20 I make the most of every opportunity. I understand what the LORD wants me to do5.21-6.9 I have respect and walk in love towards my husband/wife. My children are raised with discipline and instruction that comes from the LORD. To those I serve, I serve with sincerity, and in serving CHRIST, I do the will of GOD with all of my heart.6.10-17 I am strong in the LORD and in HIS mighty power. I wear the full armor of GOD to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. I do not fight against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers - therefore I put on the full armor so I can resist the enemy.6.18 I pray in the SPIRIT at all times and on every occasion. I am alert and persistent in my prayers for all believers.
PRAYERS AND CONFESSIONS: 1 THESSALONIANS
JAN 28, 2021
It is my prayer that these scriptures, confessions and prayers bring you closer to HIS heart.1.3 I am faithful in my work, loving deeds, and have enduring hope in Jesus Christ1.4 I am loved by GOD. I am chosen by GOD to be HIS own.1.5 I have full assurance in the Good News of Jesus Christ1.6 I am willing to suffer for Christ with joy1.7 I am an example to all believers1.8 The Word of the LORD is ringing out from me to people everywhere1.9 People see the transformational power of Christ when they look at me1.10 I look forward to the coming of Jesus. He has rescued me from the terrors of the coming judgement.2.1-2 God gives me the courage to declare HIS Good News in spite of suffering and opposition2.3 I do not preach the Word of GOD with deceit, trickery, or impure motives.2.4 I am a messenger that pleases God, not people. God examines the motives of my heart2.9-12 I am like a child, yet like a mother! I learn as a child, and nurture those I am entrusted with.2.11 I plead, encourage, and urge people I am entrusted with to lead a life GOD would consider worthy.2.11 I am called to share in HIS Kingdom and glory.2.13 The WORD of GOD is at continual work within me3.2-3 I strengthen and encourage people's faith and I help people from being shaken by the troubles they endure3.9-10 I thank God for the Bride of Christ! I pray earnestly for His Bride.3.12 My love for the Bride of Christ and all people is growing and overflowing. As a result, my heart is made strong, blameless, and holy before GOD our Father, for when Jesus comes again.4.1 I live in a way that pleases GOD4.3-8 GOD desires me to be holy, therefore I keep myself pure. My body is used to please GOD and not my own desires4.9-12 I show love to all believers - I depend on the LORD, not man. I work with my hands diligently.5.1-6 I have spiritual discernment to tell the times. I keep myself ready and will not be surprised: I am on guard, alert, and clearheaded.5.8 I live in the light, clearheaded, protected by the armor of faith and love, wearing the helmet of salvation as confidence of my salvation.5.9-11 I was chosen by GOD to be saved by JESUS. CHRIST died so that I will live with HIM forever.5.12-13 I honor those working for the LORD. I show them respect and wholehearted love. I live at peace.5.14-15 I warn those growing lazy, encourage the timid, and care tenderly for the weak. I am patient, I do good and do not pay back evil with evil5.16-18 I am joyful. I pray at all times, I am thankful in all circumstances5.19-21 I am sensitive to the HOLY SPIRIT. I test everything said to the WORD of GOD. I hold on to what is good and keep away from evil.5.23 I am made Holy in every way. My spirit, soul, and body is being kept blameless until JESUS comes again. HE is faithful.
PRAYERS AND CONFESSIONS: 2 THESSALONIANS
FEB 4, 2021
May these prayers and confessions from the Word enrich your relationship and draw you close to the Lord. I encourage you to get a journal and spend time with the Lord in the Word and allow Him to speak to you.1.3 My faith is flourishing and my love for others is growing.1.4 I endure and have faith in persecution and hardships1.5 The persecution I face shows God's justice and makes me worthy for His Kingdom1.7 God will provide rest for me when I am persecuted when the Lord Christ Jesus appears from heaven.1.11 God helps me to live a life worthy of His call. He gives me the power to accomplish all the good things my faith prompts me to do.1.12 The name of the Lord will be honored because of the way I live2.2-12 I am not easily shaken or alarmed by those who falsely predict the times (I study the Word of God to gain understanding through the Holy Spirit)2.13 My salvation through Christ makes me holy. I believe in the truth of the Word of God, which helps me to stand firm and keep a strong grip on right teaching2.16-17 Jesus and God loves me and gives me, by His grace, eternal comfort and a wonderful hope. He comforts and strengthens me in every good thing I do and say.3.1 I pray for believers that the message of the Lord will spread rapidly and be honored wherever it goes.3.2-3 May all believers be rescued from wicked and evil people. He is faithful to strengthen and guard us from the evil one3.4-5 I am confident in the Lord. He is leading my heart into a full understanding and expression of the love of God and the patient endurance that comes from Christ3.6-15 I use wisdom with whom I surround myself with. I do not live an idle life. I work hard unto the Lord and stay out of people's business. I never grow tired of doing good.3.16 I have His peace at all times in every situation, for He is with me.
PRAYERS AND CONFESSIONS: 1 TIMOTHY
FEB 4, 2021
May these prayers and confessions from the Word enrich your relationship and draw you close to the Lord. I encourage you to get a journal and spend time with the Lord in the Word and allow Him to speak to you1.3-4 I do not engage in teachings contrary to the truth. I do not waste my time on endless and meaningless discussion. They do not help people live a life of faith in God.1.5-6 I pray that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience and genuine faith.1.12 The Lord has given me strength to do His work. He considers me trustworthy and appointed me to serve Him.1.13-15 God has mercy on me - He fills me with the faith and love that comes from Christ Jesus.1.16 God had mercy on me, so that Jesus could use me as a prime example of His great patience.1.19 I cling to my faith in Christ and I keep my conscience clear.2.1 I have a burden to pray for all people. I ask that God would help them. I intercede for them and give thanks for them. Likewise, I pray for those in authority, so we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity: for this is good and pleases God. He desires everyone to be saved and understand truth.2.5-6. Only Christ can reconcile God and humanity. He gave His life to purchase freedom for everyone.2.8 I pray that in every place of worship: it is free from anger and controversy, and that prayer is lifted up to God with holy hands.2.9-15 I am modest, devoted to God. I place my attention on the good things I can do to glorify God. I have a quiet spirit: open to learning the Word of God. I am not deceived by the lies of satan. I live in faith, love, holiness and modesty.3.2-12 I am faithful. I live a life of self-control. I live wisely, I have a good reputation. I practice hospitality. I do not drink too much. I am not violent. I am gentle, not quarrelsome. I do not love money. I manage my family well. I walk in integrity and I live a life with a clear conscience. I do not slander others. I am faithful in all I do.4.1 I will not turn away from the true faith. I am not deceived by false teachings.4.4 Everything God created is good. I am thankful for all these things.4.7 I do not waste time arguing - I train myself to be godly.4.10 My hope is in the living God4.12 I am an example to all believers in what I say, in the way I live, in my love, my faith, and my purity4.14 I do not neglect the spiritual gifts I have received from God4.16-17 I keep a close watch on how I live. I stay true to what is right for the sake of my own salvation and the salvation of those who hear me.5.1-3 I pray that I treat all people with honor - helping those in need.5.6 I am living a life of godliness with contentment5.11 I pursue righteousness and a godly life along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.5.12 I hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called me.5.22 I keep myself pure
PRAYERS AND CONFESSIONS: TITUS
FEB 8, 2021
Titus: Prayers and Confession
May these prayers and confessions from the Word enrich your relationship and draw you close to the Lord. I encourage you to get a journal and spend time with the Lord in the Word and allow Him to speak to you1.1 I am sent to proclaim faith to those God has chosen and to teach them to know the truth that shows them how to live godly lives.1.2 I have confidence of eternal life, which God has promised to me before the world began1.6-9 I live a blameless life. I am faithful to my spouse and my children are disciplined. I am a manager of God's household, therefore I live a blameless life. I am not arrogant or quick tempered. I am not a heavy drinker, violent or dishonest with money. I practice hospitality and I love what is good. I live wisely and I am just. I live a devout and disciplined life. I have strong belief in the Word of God: I encourage others with the Word and teach those who believe otherwise.1.10-14 I do not engage in useless/meaningless talk, especially talk regarding myths and regulations contrary to the truth.1.15 May everything appear pure to me: make me pure! Keep my mind and conscience from corruption. I show that I know God by the way I live. I am obedient to God and I do good.2.1 I promote the kind of living that is aligned with the Word.2.2-10 I exercise self-control, worthy of respect and I live wisely. I have sound faith and I am filled with love and patience. I live in a way that honors God. I do not slander or drink too much. I teach others what is good. I train others to love their spouse and their children, to live wisely and pure, to work in their homes doing good and honoring their spouse. I am an example to people by the good works I do. Everything that I do reflects the integrity and seriousness of the Lord's teachings. I am trustworthy and good.2.13 I live in wisdom, righteousness, and devoted to God, where I look forward with hope to the wonderful day when the glory of the Lord is revealed.2.14 I am set free from every kind of sin through Christ Jesus. I am cleansed and I am His very own: totally committed to Him in good deeds.3.1 I submit to the government and its officers: being obedient and always ready to do what is good.3.2 I do not slander anyone and I avoid quarreling. I am gentle and show true humility to everyone.3.3 The Lord reveals His kindness and love to me. He saved me because of His mercy, not because of what I have done. He washed away my sins and gave me new birth and life through the Holy Spirit. By His grace I am righteous and I am confident in eternal life. The Spirit is generously poured out upon me.3.9-11 I do not get caught up in quarrels about regulations and spiritual pedigrees - they are a waste of time and useless. Have nothing to do with those causing division: they have turned from the truth.3.14 I am am learning to do good by meeting the urgent needs of others - making me productive.
PRAYERS AND CONFESSIONS: PSALM 32
I thank you that my disobedience is forgiven, my sin is put out of Your sight. I have joy because my record is cleared of all of my guilt because my life is lived in complete honesty. I recognize that when I hide my sin from You - my body wastes away and my soul groans within me, discipline falls upon me and my strength will become weak. But when I try do not hide my guilt from You - You forgive me and set me free from my guilt! You are my hiding place, You protect me from trouble! You surround me with songs of victory! You guide me along the best pathway for my life! You advise me and watch over me! I will yield to your plans and purposes for my life! I will not be like a horse that needs a bit to stay under control. Your unfailing love surrounds me because I trust in You! I rejoice in You -- I am glad because I get to obey You! I shout for joy because my heart is pure.Confessions
I am forgiven from all disobedience
I am joyful because my guilt is gone.
I live a life of complete honesty.
I confess my sins to God, I am honest before Him.
I do not hide or shrink back in shame.
I am quickly forgiven by God
I find my hiding place in God
I am protected from trouble
I am surrounded by His songs of victory
I am guided by God along the best pathway for my life
I do not need to be tight-reigned, I am yielded to Holy Spirit
I am surrounded by unfailing love
I rejoice and I am glad
I shout for joy because my heart is pure!
VISION FOR RETREAT CENTER 2022
Greetings Beloved!The mission of the First Love Movement has always been to help the Bride of Christ to rest, recalibrate, cultivate and create through an atmosphere of worship, prayer and evangelism. This atmosphere helps us to hear and see Him clearly... restoring us, aligning us, and when we are recalibrated to His heart -- we are able to cultivate the gifts He has given us and furthermore fulfill the Great Commission for the nations to come to Christ Jesus.While establishing houses of prayer, hosting worship events, equipping worship leaders is a portion of the First Love Movement, we know that it is only a small puzzle to the full vision the Lord has given to us.The Lord has given us a vision to purchase property to create a retreat center where pastors, missionaries, and laborers in the field can come to rest, recalibrate, cultivate, and create with the Lord. The center will also be an equipping center for creatives to release what the Lord has given them through painting, leather crafting, sewing, (etc.) as well as agriculture in forms of aqua and hydroponics, and creating a food forest for sustainability on the center grounds.RETURN & RECALIBRATE || 24/7 Prayer Chapel: a Place to Return to the Lord -- have the opportunity to get quiet before the Lord with chapel open 24/7. We envision having housing and cabins for missionaries and pastors to hear from the Lord and rest.CULTIVATE & CREATE || Farming and cultivating the land in addition to using hydro and aquaponics. This will enable us to grow fresh, diverse foods with higher yields and higher qualities. Training and equipping, giving opportunities to those without opportunities to learn a trade in a healthy environment. Creating A Space for Creatives and Training Ground where people are trained and groomed to be their God-created self through music, arts, and entrepreneurial training. Schooling will include: house of prayer training, worship and intercession, creating healthy communities, music and sound engineering, video and media, sewing and clothing, dance, art, cooking, leather making, holistic health and lifestyle, farming and agriculture, woodworking.As 2021 closes, and 2022 begins we want to extend our gratitude to you all. We would not have continued running this race if it was not for your prayers and encouragement.We ask that you would keep us in prayer for the First Love Movement: direction on what the Lord is calling us to do in this year. Also, pray for the Retreat Center, for location and for the hands and feet to partner with us in bringing this vision into fruition.May your life abound in His great love!
The Prinsloo Family