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The Glory of God on Cape Cod: April 22, 2009: Evaluating Our State of Preparedness
 

 *"And it came to pass when the priests came out of the Most Holy Place, for all
the priests who were present had sanctified themselves without keeping to
their divisions, and all the Levites who were singers.....indeed it came to
pass when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be
heard in praising and thanking the Lord....that the house of the Lord was
filled with a cloud....for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God" * 2
Chron 5: 11-14

Today pastors and leaders from across the Cape, and from different
denominational and theological backgrounds met to pray for the vision that
the Lord deposited in our hearts; a vision for the glory of God in our midst
and the subsequent outbreak of revival.

We continue to share a collective witness of the Holy Spirit that events
are accelerating and moving us toward a time of Isaiah 60: a time of both
darkness/difficulty, simultaneously with glory/harvest. In view of
that,today we discussed the state of preparedness of the body of Christ/the
army of the Lord on Cape Cod. The following points were made:

1.The body of Christ is the people sitting in the pews on Sunday morning at
various churches across the Cape. We, who meet bi-weekly. are only 20 or so
people who have the responsibility to prepare, equip, and mobilize those
over which the Lord has given us influence.

2.The critical need is to regularly communicate what we collectively hear
the Lord saying, to the people sitting in the pews on Sunday mornings. This
is how the army of the Lord across the Cape would own the vision for the
Glory of God in our midst and the subsequent outbreak of revival. If we keep
what the Lord entrusted us with to ourselves and not bring the people of God
into it, we would be hindering that process.

3.The direction we are moving towards is multifaceted. It
includes continuing moving in prayer and fasting,and beginning to think
about moving in the areas of evangelism, reaching the youth, caring for the
poor, widows and orphans, etc. It's not either/or, it's both/and, all under
the leading of the Holy Spirit. Hence we all need to identify our specific
roles in this army. What has the Lord "wired us" to be? What musical
instrument are each of us called to play in this symphony that God is
orchestrating?

4.While we all enjoy fellowship with one another and we respect and love one
another, the John 17 unity that Jesus calls for is far deeper than our
current experience. It involves laying down our lives for Jesus and for one
another. It rejects the mind set of "how am I going to benefit?" and
embraces a sacrificial attitude of death-to-self for the glory of God.

Blessings,

The glory of God on Cape Cod team


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