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Obed Edom of Arkansas: A spiritual perspective on Murphy Arts District in El Dorado
2/8/2018 3:06:00 PM by: Ruby Green

     In a meeting on June 27, 2011, at the El Dorado Conference Center, the prophetic assignment to worship for the next 24 weeks followed by 24 months was given.  Chuck Pierce prophesied that El Dorado would be like Obed Edom (II Samuel 6:12) and charged  Ruby and Robert Green as leaders of the Arkansas Apostolic Prayer Network to undertake this assignment. Most of the worship services were done in El Dorado, Arkansas at Victory Bible Church.

     We prayed at every entrance gate to the city inviting the Glory of God to come. We attended many city council meeting to determine the prayer focus for the city. In anticipation of a move of God in our city, we began to pray for new hotels, restaurants, industry, jobs, entertainment and shopping centers. We specifically prayed for smiling faces from employees in our city. We were excited when we began to see the restaurant marques reading, “NOW HIRING SMILING FACES”.

     We also did prayer walking in many neighborhoods and drive by prayers in the less desirable neighborhoods. As a result, the sheriff called local pastors to attend a luncheon one day to inform us of his decision to have inmates clean up the less desirable neighbothood. These were the same neighborhoods we had been praying over. The city adopted the streets where we had been doing prayer walks, tore down the old houses and Habitat for Humanity’s built new homes.

     After praying for the city officials, businesses, and judicial system, the mayor initiated a 40-day prayer focus for the community, which basically came into agreement with many of the things we had been praying. We believe that all this prayer and worship caused Murphy Oil and the other businesses to get involved in bring new entertainment, restaurants, and hotels into our area.

     The city believes they are setting us up to be a tourist town, but we believe we are setting the city up for a Move of God!

 PHOTO BY STATON BREIDENTHAL

Small Arkansas city readies for debut of first phase of $100M arts, entertainment district

By Jeannie Roberts  This article was originally published September 24, 2017 at 4:30 a.m. Updated September 25, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

EL DORADO -- A week and a day until opening day, walking into the offices of the Murphy Arts District -- tucked just off El Dorado's storied Main Street -- is like stepping into the swirling tunnel of a tornado.  keep reading...


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