Report on the March GOGCC Prayer Meeting at South Chatham Community Church

By Colby Olson |  March 23, 2017






Last night during the Glory of God on Cape Cod we had a beautiful evening of prayer, worship, and exhortation to God. It was evident that the Sprit was moving in the hearts of his people. Below find a portion of the message I shared. 

Sparking Revival

Ezra 9 GGOCC

 

And the leaders and officials have led the way in this unfaithfulness.”

When I heard this, I tore my tunic and cloak, pulled hair from my head and beard and sat down appalled. Then everyone who trembled at the words of the God of Israel gathered around me because of this unfaithfulness of the exiles. And I sat there appalled until the evening sacrifice.

Then, at the evening sacrifice, I rose from my self-abasement, with my tunic and cloak torn, and fell on my knees with my hands spread out to the Lord my God and prayed:

“I am too ashamed and disgraced, my God, to lift up my face to you, because our sins are higher than our heads and our guilt has reached to the heavens.From the days of our ancestors until now, our guilt has been great. Because of our sins, we and our kings and our priests have been subjected to the sword and captivity, to pillage and humiliation at the hand of foreign kings, as it is today.

“But now, for a brief moment, the Lord our God has been gracious in leaving us a remnant and giving us a firm place in his sanctuary, and so our God gives light to our eyes and a little relief in our bondage. Though we are slaves, our God has not forsaken us in our bondage. He has shown us kindness in the sight of the kings of Persia: He has granted us new life to rebuild the house of our God and repair its ruins, and he has given us a wall of protection in Judah and Jerusalem.

 

Revival is Sparked:

 

1) When people acknowledge their Personal Sinfulness (Ezra 9:5-6) 

 

2) When people acknowledge their Collective Responsibility (Ezra 9:7) 

 

3) When people acknowledge their Godly Activity (Ezra 9:8-9)

 

There are about 217,000 people that live on the Cape. Our desire tonight is to pray for the Holy Spirit to move powerfully and turn people's hearts toward Jesus. Though we are small in number God often uses small things to have tremendous impact. God wants us to 

 

1) acknowledge Personal Sinfulness (Ezra 9:5-6) 

 

2) acknowledge our Collective Responsibility (Ezra 9:7) 

 

3) acknowledge our Godly Activity (Ezra 9:8-9)

 

Though we are small our God is big and does big things. A match is small but when lit starts a fire and that fire can rage into an inferno. Let us blaze like an inferno and not be satisfied being an unlit match. 


The next gathering will be April 26 at Marstons Mills Community Church from 6:30-8:00 PM. 

Keep praying and burn brightly!

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In God's Grace,
Pastor Colby Olson
South Chatham Community Church
www.chatham-church.com
Office (508) 432-4248

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