Thursday, 7 February 2019

He is in Our Midst

Scripture: Matthew 18 v 19 - 20:  "Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on Earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them by My Father which is in Heaven. 
20 For where two or three are gathered in My name, there am I in the midst of them."

Over the years of this ministry, the joy of answered prayer comes second only to the powerful presence of Jesus in our midst when we pray.  It gives understanding to the words 'pray without ceasing'  from Paul in His letters to the Thessalonians.

When Jesus is in the midst of you, especially when it's only two or three, the unity is almost overwhelming.  The gifts of the Holy Spirit burst forth in a continuous flow like rivers of living water. Tongues, interpretation of tongues, words of knowledge, visions, songs, revelations, discerning of spirits abound bringing joyful times of refreshing.

When we ask anything in His name under that beautiful anointing we see the answers sometimes within hours, some even immediately, others a work in progress.  Our Father honours His Word and Jesus helps us pray according to His will.

Prayer is the lifeblood of your relationship with the Godhead.  Jesus says if we love and worship God, they will make their abode within our hearts.  When He is in your midst, nothing is impossible.  I share these insights to encourage you to seek God's face in prayer, alone or in groups, to truly experience the beauty of holiness.

In the early hours of this morning my friend, Sandy, passed into the presence of God after a long battle with cancer.  I have known her for fourteen years and will miss her complete dedication to our Lord Jesus and her desire to spread the gospel. She is now there in Heaven gazing on the splendour of God's Kingdom.
Till we meet, till we meet, till we meet at Jesus' feet...

2 Corinthians 5 v 2 - 8: "For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
 3  If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.
 4  For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
 5  Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
 6  Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
 7  (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
 8  We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord."

If you are not praying regularly you will find your spiritual life is running on empty.  This will reflect on your physical and mental state, of being tired, under pressure, and frustrated.  So don't neglect your connection to your Father in Heaven, from whom all blessings flow.  The door to His Throne Room is always open and we can enter in with confidence of His mighty love.

Prayer:  Father God, we give all praise and thanks to You for the joy of Your presence in our midst.  The reality of Your relationship with us is beyond our understanding, but it is life-changing, and nothing else compares with it.  I pray that every one will have an enhanced prayer life to refresh their souls and experience fulfilling the work You have for each of us to do.  In Jesus' name. Amen.