“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14, ESV
Greetings Neighbors! I have been praying for you as you have been praying up and down your streets and throughout your zip codes. I pray that you have met some new neighbors and have had the opportunity to show and share your love and faith in Jesus. I also pray that you have met some neighbors who are church-attending Christ-followers and have begun building a friendship and fellowship with them that includes sharing some ideas of how to build a prayer-care-share HUB in your neighborhood for celebrations as well as catastrophes.
Your neighborhood is a great place to build unity in the body of Christ. Jesus prayed that we would be one; gathered under the wings of His affection and authority, that we would glorify Him as He sanctifies us in the truth of His Word. I pray that your neighborhood is filled with people who attend many different churches and your relationships bring those churches together to worship and serve throughout the year.
One significant way that you can gather churches together to pray and worship is through a simulcast. These events are usually hosted by a well-known Christian Pastor or leader and enable you to pray, worship and hear the message God has given to them without you having to travel to another city. The simulcast removes the speculation that you might be trying to promote your church or Pastor and brings a neutral but trusted and beloved speaker or speakers to share information and inspiration. Your neighbors can discuss and unite around the application of the message and pray for transformation throughout your community,
I am very excited about the upcoming simulcast called, The Gathering 2016, that will be held on September 21. The Gathering is the Body of Christ coming together 1 day to unite across racial, denominational and generational lines, lifting up the name of Jesus and taking responsibility for the condition of our nation. No personality, denomination or organization will be promoted. The Gathering has one purpose: to unite the Body of Christ in America – all believers, regardless of race, age, or denomination – in prayer for forgiveness, wisdom, and provision for our nation.
I want to encourage you to “gather” your neighbors together often; build your friendships with bar-b-ques and other activities and be sure to invite your neighbors who are not Christ-followers. This solemn assembly simulcast is a great, non-threating way to gather your neighbors to pray, as we are Kingdom citizens first and foremost; we are living in America, in whichever state you are in, in a certain city and finally your particular zip code or subdivision – all of which are in need of prayer and God’s forgiveness, wisdom, and provision. Gathering people of various churches builds a community in unity and delights our Lord. I want to encourage you to find out more about this significant simulcast opportunity at thegathering2016.com.
I challenge you to gather every “neighbor” in your zip code in the love of Jesus by the end of the year 2020.
Love is a verb…let’s get moving!