“Is This True?”
“And where two or more are gathered together in My Name, I will be there…” Matthew 18:20
I would like to ask you to meditate on this verse. Do you think Jesus was speaking figuratively or literally? Of course, He was speaking LITERALLY! That means that whenever two or more disciples gather together in the Name of Jesus (ie: to worship Him and fellowship together) HE WILL BE PRESENT WITH THEM! This is the key to the entire New Testament Believer’s experience. THE PRESENCE OF GOD LIVING IN AND WITH US!!
Think of it, we can get together with friends, family, coworkers and associates. Jesus never promises to be present in those settings. However, when we gather for HIM, He promises to be there. Can you imagine that? Jesus Himself, PRESENT with His worshiping disciples!! An in His presence, there is fullness of Joy; there is peace and healing; love and power – all for us to experience! This is why we are changed after spending time in the presence of Jesus!
All the foregoing begs a very serious question. “Why would anyone ever want to miss that experience?” What activity can we do that trumps the presence of the Creator of the Universe and all that is in it? Beloved, last month I wrote about the fact that the Lord is seeking true worshippers. He is! Whenever He finds them gathered, HE COMES AND MAKES HIS PRESENCE KNOWN AMONG THEM! This is what makes Born Again believers exceptional! This is what makes us a “chosen generation; a royal priesthood; a peculiar people…”!
I would like to challenge you this month to be present every time we come together at Lighthouse. We are gathering for HIM! He’s the reason why we are in existence. We don’t come for a sermon, a friend, comfort or anything else. These things may be incorporated into our experience, BUT THE MAIN REASON WE GATHER IS FOR HIM AND HIS PRESENCE. Let’s examine our hearts; make some changes in our schedules and determine not to miss any opportunity to be in the Presence of our King!
May the Lord continually bless you and your family.