Later this month, an event called “David’s Tent DC” is scheduled to take place on the White House Ellipse lawn. Beginning on 25 September, many will gather together to pray and worship until the 2012 election takes place. This movement is more than just another display of patriotic idolatry, however. Dr. Orrel Steinkamp explains further:
Many of the people who will be praying and singing around the clock for 43 days also have no idea of the history of the term “David’s Tent.” They simply want to establish a “throne for Jesus” in DC. “David’s Tent” is actually a shortened title for “Tabernacle of David” which has a history of its own going back 50 years, first being taught by the those involved in the fringe Pentecostal Latter-Rain movement in the early 1950s. Since those days the Latter-Rain Movement, which included the false teaching called the Tabernacle of David, has filtered upward though the fringes of Pentecostal Christianity. The Latter Rain and its various new false teachings at first faded in the 1950s but then it was reintroduced into the Charismatic Renewal. It progressed into the Toronto Blessing and now is seen in the wider prophetic movement. The moniker Latter Rain has always been carefully avoided as new names and mutations were added.