Invitation to the August GOGCC Prayer Meeting at Outer Cape Christian Church in Truroby Sheldon Clarkson on July 27, 2014
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Outer Cape Christian Church would like to warmly welcome all of you to the next Glory of God on Cape Cod prayer meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 27th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Chapel on the Pond in North Truro. For directions, please check out our website at outercapechristianchurch.com
A passage of scripture that has come to mind frequently as I contemplate this prayer meeting is Nehemiah, chapters 4-6. As you recall, the Jewish exiles were permitted to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the city, its walls, and eventually rebuild the temple. Nehemiah, upon arriving in Jerusalem, inspected the walls and then exhorted the people to "Rise up and build." Then the people responded by saying "Let us rise up and build." Then they set their hands to do this good work (Neh 2:18). You know, the spiritual heritage, the righteous foundations laid down by our forefathers have been in shambles for a season. But God's people on Cape Cod have rolled up their sleeves, set their hands to do the good work, closed their ranks "on the walls" if you will, and have prayed for revival, and everything that goes along with it. The enemy back in Nehemiah's day didn't go quietly. The Sanballats, Tobiahs, and peoples of the area opposed to the rebuilding of the wall opposed the work through ridicule, discouragement, extortion, compromise, slander, and treachery (Neh 4-5:14). The enemies of the Gospel and what the Glory of God stands for today are still bringing to bear pressure on God's people to give up seeking God's face for revival (you may add impediments to the 6 just listed). But just as Nehemiah and God's people triumphed in building the wall in a mere 52 days, so will God's people on Cape Cod ultimately triumph, seeing revival come as God manifests his glory in all its fulness on Cape Cod!
I know it is a long way to travel, but find a brother or sister to carpool with, enjoy the fellowship, and receive the double blessing.
Looking forward to seeing you all in a little over 4 short weeks.
Blessings and peace,