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UPDATE: The Glory of God on Cape Cod, October 13, 2010
 

                                        *"When the day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all in one accord..."
(*Acts 2:1)

*"All the believers were one in heart and mind..." (*Acts 4:32)

*"Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that
you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but
that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same
judgment" **(*1 Cor 1:10)

Dear friends,

There are Kairos moments when God initiates and stirs His people with a
particular vision for His purposes at the time.
Biblical examples of this are many, two are when God stirred the spirit of
Zerubbabel, Joshua, and the remnant to rebuild the House of the Lord (Haggai
1:14) and when He also stirred Nehemiah to rebuild the ruined walls of
Jerusalem (Nehemiah 2:12).

When the Lord stirs His people, they can either chose to respond to Him, as
the sons of Issachar *"..who understood the times and knew what Israel ought
to do" (*1 Chron 12: 32), or they can miss God's purpose, as what happened
in Jesus' time: *"He saw the city and wept over it, saying "If you had
known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your
peace!..."( *Luke 19:41)

The premise of "The Glory of God on Cape Cod" is that many pastors and
leaders collectively agree that we are in such Kairos moment on the Cape,
where God has stirred us with a vision for His Glory in our midst, and the
subsequent outbreak of revival. Many pastors and leaders on the Cape across
denominational lines share that conviction.

One of the ways we need to respond to God's stirring is by pursuing *biblical
unity in the Spirit* among all pastors, leaders, and congregations
(Ephesians 4:1-6).

If we look at spectrum of the way that pastors, leaders, congregations can
possibly relate to one another, from negative to positive, it looks
something like this (simplified):

*Competition/distrust/unfriendliness.
*No competition, but indifference and no relationships.
*Courteous, respectful, friendly relationships but no cooperation.
*Friendship and mutual appreciation, a degree of unity to cooperate on
regional work, yet remaining primarily independent.
*Walking together in covenant with the Lord and one another/ unity in the
Spirit.

The biblical unity in the Spirit that the Lord is calling us to, is more
than just relating to one another in a friendly, courteous manner, yet
remain independent and fragmented. When the scriptures speaks of God's
people being members of the same body or stones in the same building, it
portrays a stronger unity/bond/connectivity than
just a no strings attached cooperation on regional events.

A good picture of such covenantal relationships is David and Jonathan's
friendship and covenant to lay down their lives for one another:

*"Then Jonathan said to David: "The Lord God of Israel is our witness.....so
Jonathan made a covenant with the house of David..." *(1 Samuel 20: 12,16)

Another is a similar covenant that Ruth did with Naomi: *For wherever you
go, I will go; and wherever you lodge, I will lodge; Your people shall be my
people, and your God, my God. Where you die, I will die, and there will I be
buried"*
(Ruth 1: 16,17)

Let us all pray about and have a vision for this book of Acts/John 17
unity. Such unity is not organizational in nature or structure, but
relational.

This would be a unity that can hold what the Lord wants to pour out on Cape
Cod. It is a way for us to prepare ourselves as a dwelling place for the
manifest presence of God!

God bless you!

The Glory of God on Cape Cod team.

(Click below for a brief video summarizing the Glory of God on Cape Cod
vision and journey)

http://dotsub.com/view/ce0a1341-55f1-4863-8912-58d7627687f6


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