The House Church Network

The 20:20 Vision with Bishop Sean Teal

House of Prayer Everywhere International

“I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house” (Acts 20:20).

This is our “tipping point”! In the earliest days of launching The House of Prayer Everywhere Church (Oakland, CA) I introduced this term to our leaders. We even read Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell together as a group. The idea of a tipping point is the phenomenon of critical mass. It is when some fact, reality or perception changes in such a profound way that nothing will ever again be the same. It is the point of no return.

The decades of decline in church attention and worship attendance has been brought to a tipping point by the pandemic. The social detachments and distances it has created has pushed people further away from traditional or conventional church life. The social media culture has become the platform and portal of choice. This generation of church goers would rather stay in than to show up. We have become home-bound and home-based with home businesses. This is our time to engage the New Testament model for expanding and empowering house churches.

We will begin to study the New Testament examples and principles that formed and founded house churches in the Book of Acts and throughout the Pauline Epistles. I urge every believer and member of a local church to join The House at Precepts Bible Study Wednesdays @ 6:33pm FB Live. Bishop Sean Teal will teach and train all attendees for the launching of the 20:20 Vision.

Five Easy Reasons For House Churches

  1. Helps foster personal and spiritual relationships (Acts 2:46). 
  2. Offers opportunities for prayer and pastoral care (Acts 12:12). 
  3. Unifies members with the vision of The Church (Acts 5:42). 
  4. Serves as a FRANgelism opportunity (Acts 16:31-34).
  5. Encourages the ministry of spiritual gifts (Acts 21:8-10).

Matthew 18:20 – For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Acts 2:42 – And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

Acts 2:46 – And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,

Acts 5:42 – And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.

Romans 16:5 – Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my wellbeloved Epaenetus, who is the firstfruits of Achaia unto Christ.

1 Corinthians 16:19 – The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.

Colossians 4:15 – Salute the brethren which are in Laodicea, and Nymphas, and the church which is in his house.

Philemon 1:2 – And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellow soldier, and to the church in thy house:

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The Vision of The House

“The ability to stick with what God showed you even when you cannot see how or when is the vision of champions”.

It is the vision of embracing and demonstrating the love of Jesus and the power of prayer.

It is the vision of all ethnicities, ages and backgrounds loving, praying, connecting and serving for the glory of God.

It is the vision of leading a world prayer center equipped to host global gatherings for training, networking and empowering people to pray.

It is the vision of being the home and hub for Prayer Everywhere International.

It is the vision of evangelizing families and communities and bringing them into a congregation that enjoys, encourages and empowers one another.

It is the vision of relevant and radical ministries that offer and mentor biblical education, personal intercession and social missions.

It is the vision of owning and operating dozens of properties around the world that can host worship services, provide resources and launch outreaches.

It is the vision of sponsoring a world-wide media ministry that promotes Prayer Everywhere International and proclaims the gospel of the kingdom.

It is the vision of launching and leading a modern apostolic movement that builds and blesses home-based prayer ministries. 

It is the vision of growing believers into spiritual maturity and sending them out into the world to be spiritual leaders that impact the culture.

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The Apostolic Assignment


The Verse:
But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of The Word” (Acts 6:4).

The Vision: To gather nightly for instruction and impartation.

The Mission: To accentuate and assign the apostolic anointing.

The Strategy: To prepare and structure the apostolic partners.

  • To teach as the Holy Spirit orders and ordains.
  • To gather leading members and new partners.
  • To recast, revision and remodel The House and The Movement.

The Apostolic Assignment

January 1st – The Apostolic Christ

Hebrews 3:1

January 2nd – The Apostolic Priesthood

Hebrews 3:1

January 3rd – The Apostolic Blueprint 

Hebrews 3:2-5 

January 4th – The Apostolic Construction

Hebrews 3:6

January 5th – The Apostolic Mission

Romans 15:13-19

January 6th – The Apostolic Ambition

Romans 15:20

January 7th – The Apostolic Household

I Corinthians 16:15 

January 8th – The Apostolic Assignment 

Luke 6:12-16

January 9th – The Apostolic Addition

Luke 10:1

January 10th – The Apostolic Partnerships

Luke 10:1

January 11th – The Apostolic Preparations

Luke 10:1

January 12th – The Apostolic Prayer

Luke 10:2

January 13th – The Apostolic Pursuit

Luke 10:3

January 14th – The Apostolic Plan

Luke 10:3-4

January 15th – The Apostolic Priority 

Luke 10:4

January 16th – The Apostolic Peace 

Luke 10:5-6

January 17th – The Apostolic Perseverance

Luke 10:7

January 18th – The Apostolic Possession

Luke 10:9 

January 19th – The Apostolic Prescription

Luke 10:9

January 20th – The Apostolic Proclamation

Luke 10:9

January 21st – The Apostolic Progress

Luke 10:10-12

I salute the man and I carry the mantle.

Bishop Sean Teal, Visionary
PARTNER LETTER

http://www.PrayerEverywhere.org

Dr. T. L. Lowery is the dignified and departed apostolic patriarch of Prayer Everywhere International. He is one of the most renowned Christian pioneers and leaders in the 20th and 21st centuries. Few men or women of God knew God, the Word and the work of the Holy Spirit like Dr. Lowery. He was par exelis as a spiritual general, an apostolic patriarch, a mega church planter, a denomination leader, an international evangelist, a global intercessor and a godly statesman throughout The Body of Christ.

Dr. T.L. Lowery departed this life on February 21st, 2016. His mantle was passed and a new generation of apostolic ministry emerged. He is my apostolic mentor and spiritual father. Dr. Lowery literally wrote the book on Apostles and Prophets: Reclaiming the Biblical Gifts. See Amazon.com / T.L. Lowery Books.

I knew who Dr. Lowery was when I was a boy preacher in Richmond, California. He was one of the most famed healing evangelists in the days of Oral Roberts, T.L. Osborn and Kathryn Kuhlman. He held tent meetings throughout the fifties. He would have 10,000 in attendance nightly for weeks at a time. Miracles and the supernatural marked his ministry.

I knew him as that White preacher that had thousands of Black members in Washington, DC. Nearly forty different nations and over seventy dialects. Africans, Caribbeans and African Americans loved his love and his leadership. He traveled to over 120 nations in his lifetime. 

He was building elderly and low income housing complexes, running a child care center, inner city outreach centers, schools from grade k through 12, an accredited Bible college, a five thousand seat sanctuary, media outlets, acres of ministry property, including a cemetery for members and their families.

He was a ministry novelty. He was a ministry personality. He was a ministry celebrity. He blew into rooms with an endearing greeting and an enthusiasm for whatever was happening or was about to happen. 

He always came into every effort or enterprise with the attitude that made you feel like we were going to have a great time watching God do something big. His genius and generosity was always on display.

He constantly spoke of spiritual impartation. He was one in the likeness of Elijah! In his seventies he began casting vision for the launch of The T.L. Lowery Global Ministry Foundation Center. He built it and we used it.

He was the best! I loved and served Dr. T. L. Lowery. I was loved and served by Dr. Lowery. I was his son. It will always be one of my highest honors. I am still in awe that God gave me such grace to know such greatness. I salute the man and I carry the mantle! 

Sean Teal, Th.D.

Christmas Family Devotion

The House is coming to your home! We will not gather for a virtual or in-person worship. We will however spend time with our families with an opportunity to offer ministry to our families.

This is a spiritual protocol that can be easily used by your family on Christmas Day. You can lead your family in this devotion. It will set an atmosphere that will bless your home beyond the holidays. 

God will answer prayers, honor your devotion and your family will experience a closeness during this celebration of Christ. This can become a family tradition and a spiritual inheritance that you can pass on to your children. It will bless many generations to come!  

Set A Time For Your Christmas Devotion

Schedule 10 minutes. Set the same time in advance and let your immediate family be aware of your plans. Family that are visiting or staying in the house should also be given the opportunity to participate.  

The Word In Your Home (3 minutes)

Some recommended Scriptures: 

Matthew 1:17-25

Matthew 2:1-12

Luke 1:26-38

Luke 2:1-14

If you have a Bible we  recommend you use it. It may have a greater symbolism and more powerful representation than an electronic device. 

Read The Word (aloud) to prepare and to focus your faith.Take your time with the reading. Practice your reading before the time your family gathers. Read every word. Complete your reading saying, “May The LORD continue to bless the reader, the hearer and the doers of His Holy Word”.

Praises In Your Home (3 minutes)

Three (1) minute praises:

a) Praise The LORD for His goodness and greatness (See Psalms 145).

b) Praise The LORD for all your family members. Name them one by one.

c) Praise The LORD for Jesus coming into the world to save sinners.

Prayers For Your Home (3 minutes)

Three (1) minute prayers.

a) Pray that your family be more unified than ever before.

b) Pray that those who are grieving or upset be comforted.

c) Pray that the next generation of your family have faith.

Proclamations Over Your Home (1 minute)

“If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the world. You will experience all these blessings if you obey the LORD your God:

Your towns and your fields will be blessed.

Your children and your crops will be blessed.

The offspring of your herds and flocks will be blessed.

Your fruit baskets and breadboards will be blessed.

Wherever you go and whatever you do, you will be blessed.

“The LORD will conquer your enemies when they attack you. They will attack you from one direction, but they will scatter from you in seven!

“The LORD will guarantee a blessing on everything you do and will fill your storehouses with grain. The LORD your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.

“If you obey the commands of the LORD your God and walk in his ways, the LORD will establish you as his holy people as he swore He would do.

(Deuteronomy 28:1-9) (NLT)

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Saviour’s Sunday

December 18th, 2022 @ 8:30am

We are thrilled and overjoyed! This is our fourth Saviour’s Sunday. This will be a day of generosity and unity for The House.

Jesus was born to save sinners. He is The ONLY and WORTHY!

“They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh” (Matthew 2:11).

Our Vision: The House Telecast will focus on the Christmas theme.

Our Mission: To celebrate Jesus Christ as Saviour of the world.

Our Strategy: To offer virtual worship that exalts Jesus as Saviour.

  • Feature Set The Atmosphere (8:00am – 8:30am) (Zoom)
  • Feature Gospel Readings by Associate Pastors (4)
  • Feature “The Night Before Jesus Came” (TBD)
  • Feature The Word Preached by Bishop Teal
  • Feature Saviour’s Sunday Sacrifices.

The Win: To gather and give Jesus our best. 

We are asking You and every member of The House to set aside, prepare to present a “Happy Birthday JESUS!”offering. This is a significant, supernatural and sacrificial seed. All offerings will support the vision of The House to purchase real estate.

First Sundays @ 8:00am – “The Morning Glory”  (FB Live)

Tuesdays @ 5:00am – The House Call / 516-259-9866

Wednesdays @ 6:33pm – Precepts Bible Study (FB /YouTube)

Thursdays @ 5:00am – The House Call / 516-259-9866

Saturdays @ 8:00am – Warriors In The Word (Zoom)

Saturdays @ 9:00am – Women of HOPE  (Zoom)

Sundays @ 8:00am – House Praise and Worship (Zoom)

Sundays @ 8:30am – “The Morning Glory”  (FB / YouTube LIVE) 


Contact media@itsthehope.org for Links and Updates.

Awesome God

“It is I who by my great power and my outstretched arm have made the earth, with the men and animals that are on the earth, and I give it to whomever it seems right to me.” – Jeremiah 27:5

I find it incredibly amazing how quickly we forget that God is God, and we are not. What is more amazing is the fact that if we fail to grasp this reality, He will show us that He is indeed God.

Some of us talk about God as if He doesn’t exist. We judge His actions and presume to know better. We ignore His existence. If by His mere grace we wake up to reality, we again soon forget that God is God, and we are not. He knows what’s best for us. He has a mind of His own. He runs the universe with His feet up. He does, according to Jeremiah 27:5, whatever He chooses and demonstrates His power to whomever, He chooses. He opens the eyes of whomever He chooses, and He gives mercy to whomever He wants.

The bottom line is this, we have no say over His decisions. 

Friends, we have lost our awe at the greatness of our God. We have lost our fear of God. We have presumed His goodness. Yet God, who is love, refuses to hold our very sin against us. What a mighty and awesome God we serve! What a God we know! What a God we worship! 

Are you living in awe of our God? Are you amazed by His grace? 

Father in Heaven, Please forgive us if we have lost sight of just how awesome You are. Renew a right spirit in us, and let us once again bask in the glory of Your awesomeness. I ask this in the matchless name of Jesus. Amen

ministering from a broken place | From My Mac, Lathrop, CA 95330

Unintended Consequences

“Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.” – Matthew 16:23

Let’s face it, our good intentions can run afoul of God’s intentions when we look at life solely from a human perspective rather than God’s.

I believe that’s why Jesus rebuked Peter as powerfully as He did. Jesus had told the disciples that He would be killed at the hands of the high priests and elders. Peter pushed back at such injustice and proclaimed that it would never happen. Not on his watch! No doubt Peter’s zealousness for Jesus drove him. He wanted to help Jesus avoid any kind of suffering. But his protests were Satan’s ploy to tempt Jesus to circumvent the hard work of completing God’s will and instead save Himself. Had Peter succeeded (or Satan through him)…the unintended consequences would have been something we dare not contemplate.

Peter unwittingly played right into Satan’s hands. Satan used “human concerns” to appeal to Peter’s sense of right and wrong… Jesus didn’t deserve to die. He shouldn’t be the victim of an unjust religious system. Peter’s anger kept him from seeing the bigger picture: the wrong was necessary for the right.

When our perspective originates from “merely human concerns”—without God’s—unintended consequences result.

Friends, you and I never have to worry about unintended consequences when we act from God’s vantage. “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight” (1 Corinthians 3:9). We can’t let our desire for justice, empathy for the hurting, or even self-preservation cloud our perspective. The world’s wisdom never tells us we must lose our life to save it. The wisdom of God says we must. Our daily adherence to this carries intended consequences—the eternal kind.

Therefore, let’s not be overwhelmed with merely human concerns. Instead, let us trust God. Let’s choose to look for His perspective in our relationships and our work, in wins and in losses.

Father in Heaven, Please forgive us for how often we revert to leaning on our own understanding rather than relying on Your wisdom. Thank You for being the answer to every problem we face. In the abundant name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.

Throughout the Day…

Think of a time when you acted out of human concerns rather than the wisdom of God. Consider the consequences and renew your commitment to trust God at all times.

tonydegruy@comcast.net 

The Hidden History of Halloween


Halloween is actually a short variation for All Hallows Evening.  All Hallows Evening began in Europe. It was originally a day for pagan festivals that marked the beginning of harvest. At the festival the Celts would celebrate pagan spiritual personalities like witches, ghouls, warlocks, trolls, goblins and demon spirits.

“And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the midst thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols, and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.” (Isaiah 19:3).

 The Celts also believed that this was also a day when the worlds of the living and the dead came together. The power of the underworld is said to have been released into the world on this night. It was the “devil’s night”. They believed that demon spirits would come out the night of the harvest celebration to cause trouble and even damage their crops. They would leave sweet treats out in the fields for the spirits hoping this would keep the spirits from destroying their crops.

 They would light candles and carve out fiendish looking lanterns in large vegetables and place them around their houses in order to scare off “bad” spirits from their homes. They would dress up in costumes often using the hides of animals that were killed in sacrifices to Celtic idols. They believed that the costumes would fool or trick the evil spirits.

“This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24)

The World Prayer Congress Is A Success

Oakland, CA – Today, October 29th, 2022 Partners of Prayer Everywhere International, a missions and prayer movement with outreaches in America, Africa and Asia, met virtually (Zoom) for the first day of “The World Prayer Congress” (WPC). If you entered early into the Zoom through the registration process you were met with praise and worship by international worship leader, Nathaniel Bassey (Nigeria, Africa). The opening song, “Emmanuel” is an invocation psalm that draws you in with its repetitive lyrics, African beats, pitch perfect vocals and powerful lyrics bringing you out of the song with a closing trumpet solo.

The Lead Intercessor for The World Prayer Congress was Minister Patricia Sadler (Southfield, Michigan). Her greetings moved quickly into her praises for The World Prayer Congress. Not soon after that a rapturous flow of tongues mixed with declarations of the Word effortlessly flowing from one phrase of prayer to the next. Finally, closing with an exultant gladness that brings this prayer to a crescendo that sets the atmosphere with expectation.

The moderators for the WPC were Servants Brenda Gibbs (Waldorf, Maryland), Kathy Wells (Baltimore,Maryland) and Carolyn Jacob (Berkeley, California). These three are considered the “archetypes” for moderating and directing the social platforms and partner events for Prayer Everywhere International. The camaraderie and flow between the three was flawless with a professional grade of spiritual service. The important improvisations and obvious impact of the moderators on the day’s proceedings should not understated or under-appreciated.

The sessions offered at this WPC were laser-focused on instructing the principles of intercessory prayer and “imparting” the passion for intercession. The theme of the WPC, “Three Dimensions of Intercession” was emphasized by three plenary speakers, Pastor Tanya Aminisha Smith (San Francisco, CA) ; Apostle Dr. Garmi Hill (Winston-Salem, NC) ; Elder James Calhoun (Oakland, CA). Each plenary speaker consecutively focused on a different dimension of intercession – the family intercessor, the national intercessor and the international intercessory. Each speaker was precise, passionate, prepared and pointed. The substance and styles of all speakers was substantive and effective. It was an anointed harmony of thunder and lighting, learning and burning, instruction and inspiration.

The keynote speaker was Dr. Dana Elaine (Baltimore, MD). She thoughtfully blended the theme and its prophetic text, Ezekiel 14:14-20 with an exegetical expertise and personal applications that pressed every hearer into considering the question, “When God considers intercessors does He consider you?”. She made the point early that when one enters into intercession they don’t have to bring God information about the situation. Intercession at its best influences God, invokes God and inquires of God. The message was soaked in prayer and taught under the unction of the Holy Spirit. No more was this made obvious than when Dr. Dana gave the delegates rare insights into the intercessory ministries of intercessory icons, Noah, Daniel and Job.

The corporate prayer time of the partners was one of the most powerful moments. The visionary and convener Bishop Sean Teal (Oakland, California) called upon all partners to open their lines and turn on their cameras. He assured the partners that he was being inspired by the Holy Spirit in light of appeals and announcements he had planned and were expected on the program. He asked them to pray for seven minutes encouraging them to consider Jeremiah 29:11. They then went into prayer. 15 minutes later Bishop Teal began calling the prayer to an end, while praise and worship entered into the background of an united and unctioned trail of prayers still being heard calling on God and giving Him praise. Lifted hands, tears, travailing groans and exultant shouts came across and into the platform.

Forty-eight persons attended. The seminars and session lasted approximately 3.5 hours. Over 60 registered from America, Africa and Asia. The WPC seminars and sessions will be offered on The House Network on YouTube for subscribers. The House of Prayer Media Team hostess, Servant Kimberly McCarther (Fairfield, California) provided much needed assistance to every administrative task in preparation for recording along with contacting partners and confirming participants.

“The World Prayer Congress is a success!” is the sentiment and approval of its visionary, Bishop Sean Teal. Every success is a prayer success. He believes today he witnessed a “wonder of intercessors”. He is confident that The WPC of 2022 was a “ground-breaking and life changing gathering!”.

The World Prayer Congress adjourns Sunday, October 30th on The House Telecast. See House of Prayer Everywhere / Facebook for times and schedule. Bishop Sean Teal and Pastor John Fololukeh, Director of Prayer Everywhere Africa. (Monrovia, Liberia) will address delegates.

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