It’s been over six years since God spoke to me on December 14, 2004 about the Operation Rolling Thunder (ORT) strategy. I spoke that strategy first to three leaders. It is October 5, 2011 today. I quit trying to keep up with all the statistics in participation in 2009. It became overwhelming. By then we'd seen leaders in 23+ nations and over 10,000+ churches participate. At last count leaders in 34+ nations have utilized this strategy to mobilize and deploy the body of Christ to engage the seven spheres of society and to establish 24/7/365 prayer in a city or region.
Recently our National CONECTer in Kenya, Pastor Thomas and our National CONECTer in Myanmar, Apostle John Mark provided me an updated report. Between these two updated reports we discovered that there are churches from 21+ denominations, in 35 cities, with over 61 churches working together, 25 city prayer centers launched, and 19 church plants between them. Neither time nor space permits me to share the supernatural signs, salivations, water baptisms, and healings that they report as well.
Corporate intimacy with our heavenly Father produces supernatural corporate fruit. Operation Rolling Thunder (ORT) is a strategy going strong and serving those who utilize the wisdom of God's strategy found in it. At the same time I could point to numerous examples where the strategy seemingly only worked for a short time or failed.
After 6+ years of overseeing ORT, training and consulting with ministers, mayors, state representatives, fire chiefs, business leaders, doctors, etc. I've learned some lessons about that is takes to begin to transform and continue that transformation process long term. In fact, I will share some common characteristics and lessons learned from churches, cities, counties and states where in we see long term results that we'd all agree speak to some level of transformation (ie. decreasing crime, church growth, economy effected, abortion rates decline, adoption rates rise, etc.).