The World Prayer Assembly (WPA) is celebrating its 10th anniversary on the 17th - 19th of May 2022. I believe that there is a strong connection between the World Prayer Assembly (WPA) and the Third Pentecost.
The first WPA was held in SICC (Sentul International Convention Center) Indonesia in the year 2012, with the theme The New Wave is Coming. The central verse of this event is taken from Habakkuk 2:14 which says:
“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.”
I received the understanding that the first WPA in 2012 declared the coming of a new wave of outpouring of the Holy Spirit. This outpouring will happen in a mighty way and will fill the earth.
After the conclusion of the first WPA, God allowed me to go through a period of trials and tribulations for about 6 months. And only now do I realize that this period was a time of preparation for me to declare the beginning of the Third Pentecost in the Empowered21 conference in SICC, Indonesia, in the year of 2013. So, about 1 year after the first WPA.
It was then when I truly understood the meaning of Habakkuk 2:14 which says: “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” This is a description of the Third Pentecost.
With that, I believe that the 10th anniversary of WPA marks the beginning of the great outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the Third Pentecost. This means that the season of harvest is here—the greatest and final harvest of souls before the return of Christ is here.
When the disciples asked Jesus about the signs of his coming and of the end times, the Lord answers in Matthew 24:14 which says, “And this good news of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the world, as a testimony to all the nations; and then the end will come.
Jesus will return. And for that, He gave us The Great Commission, to go and make disciples of all nations. To fulfill the Great Commission, we cannot rely on our own strength, but rather on the power of the Holy Spirit. And for that, before He ascended into Heaven, Jesus’ last message to His disciples—which means that this is also a message for us—can be found in Acts 1:8 which says, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
After Jesus ascended into Heaven, 120 disciples gathered in the upper room in Jerusalem. And what did they do? They persevered in prayer together. This mean that they prayed, praised and worshipped God in unity, day and night. This is the principle of the “Restoration of the Tabernacle of David.” This is the principle of the prayer tower.
And after doing this for 10 days, on the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit Came upon them. They were given power from on high to fulfill the Great Commission. This was the First Pentecost. And the First Pentecost was awesome. Why? Because in the span of a couple hundred years, approximately 70% of the known world, which was under the rule of the Roman Empire, became Christian. But the question is, was the Great Commission fulfilled? And the answer is, not yet.
And so in the year 1906, the Holy Spirit was once again poured out in Azusa Street. A servant of God by the name of William Seymour was used mightily by God. This is the Second Pentecost. And the Second Pentecost was also awesome. Why? Because out of the Second Pentecost, the Pentecostal and Charismatic movements were born. And now there are about 700 million people who are Spirit-empowered. But again, the question is was the Great Commission fulfilled? And the answer is still, not yet.
For that, these days the Holy Spirit will once again be poured out in a mighty way. And this outpouring of the Holy Spirit is known as the Third Pentecost. I believe with this Third Pentecost, the Great Commission will be fulfilled and Jesus will return.
On the 20th of February, 2022, which was coincidentally also my birthday, the Lord spoke to me through Mark 4:29 which says, “…because the harvest has come.” The season of harvest has come.
So, in welcoming this season of harvest, let us do these 3 things:
Firstly, we must continually proclaim that “the season of harvest is here. The season of harvest is here.”
Secondly, we must spend more time in prayer, praise, and worship together in unity, day and night. We must spend more time in the prayer tower.
And thirdly, we must prepare our ministries to fulfill the Great Commission.
Maranatha. And God bless us all.
Dr Niko Njotorahardjo
Gereja Bethel Indonesia
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