Report on the October GOGCC Prayer Meeting at Living Hope Family Churchby Erik Eskelund on October 24, 2014
Dear Family in Christ:
Thank you for your participation in the monthly Glory of God on Cape Cod prayer meeting, held at Living Hope Family Church in Hyannis last night. It was an honor to worship together with you. I can honestly say that I have not felt so uplifted in spirit in a long while. Your prayers and solidarity in regard to the work of our Lord Jesus Christ in the mid-Cape area (and all over Cape Cod) boosted my morale and my momentum, and I have been deeply affected all day today on account of our gathering.
For those who were not able to attend, here is a brief summary:
A rich and vibrant time of worship was followed by powerful and encouraging prayers offered by the pastors on behalf of Hyannis-based churches. An exhortation was given, followed by a stirring testimony of a recent manifestation of God's power through students at Quinnapiac University. The congregation gathered in small groups to pray, and after a call to corporate fasting, the meeting was concluded with a stirring time of worship.
I have been asked to summarize my exhortation regarding the Samaritan revival of Acts 8. Starting in 2 Kings 17, I read a passage in which a pagan king, recognizing a crisis of man-eating lions as indicative of Divine disfavor, ordered the repatriation of an exiled priest back to Samaria in order to teach the people to worship God. While the worship there became polluted, Jesus (the true Priest) later instructed the Samaritan woman at the well about worship (John 4), and ultimately, the Spirit of God was poured out freely upon the Samaritans in a great revival that broke out under the ministry of Philip the Evangelist. The lesson: God is looking not for worship, but for worshippers who will worship in spirit and in truth. The roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour, will be expelled when the land is populated with true worshippers.
The testimony of the Quinnipiac students (which I sincerely hope you will get to hear again) bears a remarkable resemblance to the 2 Kings 17 account, in that the terrified non-believers sought the help of Christian students to exorcise their residences. May the Lord stir our hearts with these things!
I encourage you to mark your calendar for the next Glory of God prayer event, which will be taking place on Wednesday, November 19th at Grace Chapel Assembly of God in South Wellfleet. For details, please see https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grace-Chapel-Assembly-of-God/499787563447908
May the Lord richly bless you!
Yours in Christ,