God is awesome! It has been another exciting week together with the Lord! More and more people are attending the prayer meetings and the Lord is continuing to pour out spiritual revelation to help us know Him more and walk in His ways.
Yesterday the Holy Spirit led us gently into the Lord's presence as we worshiped and took communion together. God is revealing the significance of the Lord's Table to us more and more and yesterday He showed us how the taking of the body and the blood of Jesus is a prophetic act that realises the past and the future. "The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy" (Revelation 19:10), and as we take of the bread and the wine, we remember Christ's death (past) and proclaim His death (present) until He comes again (future) - 1 Cor. 11:23-26. As we partook of the Body of Christ there was an overwhelming and powerful sense of His presence (The bread of the Presence - Exodus 25:30) as we proclaimed the victory of Christ's death on the cross over sin, sickness and all the power of the enemy! Hallelujah!
Continuing with learning to pray and living a lifestyle of prayer, the Lord spoke to us yesterday about the true meaning of hope. This is what He showed us:
- The world's understanding of hope is: hoping that something may happen but with the possibility of it not taking place.
- The Bible's understanding of hope is: certain expectation (Heb.11:1)
- God has given us His Word to inspire hope (Rom.15:4)
- God wants us to have divine hope that is certain of the outcome (Rom.4:16-25)
- God has placed hope in us - Christ the hope of glory (Col.1:24-29)
- Having this hope cleanses us (1 John 3:3)
- God wants us to overflow with hope (Rom. 15:13)
- Hope strengthens us (Isa.40:27-31)
- Hope is the anchor of the soul that enters into the Most Holy Place (Heb.6:17-20)
Hope is the anchor of the soul that enters into the Most Holy Place!
We praise God for His faithfulness and for His wonderful encouragement! Yesterday evening we minstered to the poor and needy with a team of 20 people! Glory to God! Our people are eager to know God and do His will to see His Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. Thank you Jesus!
Quote of the week:
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13