Friday, May 23, 2008
“God is in the midst of His People”
Matt 18:2 For wherever 2 or 3 are gathered (drawn together as my followers) in (into) my name, there “I AM” in the midst of them.
We take so lightly the presence of God. He is with us all the time.
He loves when His people come together. He loves when they worship & learn of Him together.
Malachi 3:16 (AMP) Then those who feared the Lord talked often one to another, & the Lord listened and heard it, AND a book of remembrance was written before Him of those who revered & worshipfully feared the Lord & who thought on His name.
WOW, God listens to us when we gather together in His name and talk about Him. He writes it down as a parent would record their children's life. He writes it down in a book of remembrance. And someday as the next verse says “He will publicly recognize us as His jewels, His special possessions, His peculiar treasures.
He loves us and He loves when we gather in His name.
Ps 133:1-3 Behold, how good & how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. It is like precious ointment poured on the head, that ran down on the beard, even the beard of Aaron [the first high priest], that came down upon the collar & shirts of his garments [consecrating THE WHOLE BODY] ...for there the Lord has commanded the blessing even life forevermore [upon the high & the lowly]
God does not want us to be alone. We are stronger when we are together.
Ecc 4:9-10 Two are better than one, because they have good [more satisfying] reward for their labor; for if they fall, then one will lift up his fellow; But woe to him who is alone when he falls & have not another to lift him up!
Heb 10:23-25 So let us seize and hold fast and retain without wavering the HOPE we cherish and confess and our acknowledgment of it, for He who promised is reliable (sure) and faithful to His word. ANd let us consider and give attentive, continuous care to watching over one another, studying how we may stir us (stimulate and incite) to love and helpful deeds and noble activities, NOT forsaking the assemble together [as believers], as is the habit of some people, BUT admonishing (warning,urging, and encouraging) one another, and all the more faithfully as you see the day approaching.
Hard times are coming and we need each other. We need to help one another. Reach out to your fellow brother and encourage him.
God loves when His children come together and help each other. He loves it so much that He has a book of remembrance. Just as we do for our children. I can see God saying “Oh look at my little ones, look how they help one another, That is my child, Oh how I love them”. He cares so much for us and He wants us to be together in hope, in Love, in unity, IN HIM!!!!