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The Glory of God on Cape Cod: June 25, 2008 update
 

  Today pastors and leaders from across the Cape and across denominational
lines, met again to pray for the vision that the Lord deposited in our
hearts, a vision of His Glory in our midst and the subsequent outbreak of
revival.

*"Restore us, O God; Cause Your Face to shine, and we shall be
saved!.....You have made us a strife to our neighbors, and our enemies
laughamong themselves....Why
have You broken down her hedges, so that all who pass by the way pluck her
fruit?.....Return, we beseech You, O God of hosts; Look down from heaven and
see, and visit this vine, and the vineyard which Your right Hand has planted,
and the branch that You made for Yourself.....**Restore us, o Lord God of
hosts' Cause Your Face to shine, and we shall be saved!" *Psalm 80 (select
verses).

Today we discussed Psalm 80 and it's relevance to us today. In this psalm,
the writer laments the loss of the Glory of God amidst Israel at that time,
and prays for the Lord's Glory to return to Israel, for God's restoration of
His people. Lamenting the loss of the Glory of God amidst His people is a
recurring biblical theme, often absent in our western church culture. For us
to recognize our spiritual poverty is a gift from God, because it is a
starting point of turning back to Him. It is why the poor in spirit are
blessed, because they shall eventually be satisfied as they recognize their
spiritual poverty and cry out to God.

This psalm summarizes the vision of the Glory of God on Cape Cod. We
recognize our spiritual poverty, not being all what God would have us be,
and we are crying out for Him to restore us and manifest His Glory in our
midst, and through us to our communities.

*Cape Cod Prayer Furnace:*
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Let us all resolve to:

*I. Make every Christian home in your church a house of prayer*. Let every
Christian home on Cape Cod commit to praying half an hour a day specifically
that :
a. The Lord would pour His Spirit on us and our families, that His Presence
would fill our lives (The disciples in the book of Acts were filled many
times, not just once), and that the Presence and Glory of God would fill our
homes.

b. The Lord would pour out His Spirit on your church, that the Presence and
the Glory of God would fill your church where you attend and all the
churches of Cape Cod.

c. The Lord would pour out His Spirit on your town where you live, that He
would bring multitudes to His Kingdom in your town and all over the Cape.

*II. Make every Christian church on the Cape a house a prayer.* If your
church has a vibrant, well-attended prayer meeting, praise God. If not, we
encourage you to start one. Jesus said that the church is a house of prayer,
not only a house of fellowship and preaching/teaching (though of course
these are biblical mandates as well).
We want fervent prayers ascending to the throne of God from every Christian
home and every Christian church on Cape Cod unceasingly; like the widow of
Luke 18:3, until we experience His Glory/manifest Presence in our midst and
the subsequent outbreak of revival.

*III. We further sense that every church would focus its corporate prayer
meeting on praying for the town it is in*; that the Lord would pour out His
Spirit on that particular town and bring multitudes to His Kingdom. This way
we would be building the broken walls of the Cape in a Nehemiah-like
fashion, side by side, town by town. Let us together disseminate this vision
of a Cape Cod Prayer Furnace that asks, seeks, and knocks on heaven's door
for His Glory in our midst and the subsequent outbreak of revival.

Blessings,

The Glory of God on Cape Cod team


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