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“When the Glory comes, there’ll be no words to say…”

In March, I wrote to you about the sound for this season of unity. Now, let’s talk about the atmosphere of togetherness that ushers in God’s Glory and Power. There’s no better place to start than with the first gathering of believers. 

After the death, resurrection, and ascension of Christ, the disciples and other followers—about 120 people—stayed together, praying in unity. For weeks, they fellowshipped. They did not need a church building, signage, or pews. All they needed was the Upper Room and their desire to obey Christ. 

In that Upper Room, they must have experienced different feelings including joy and anxiety about the future. They were human, after all. Jesus knew this, and that was why He had instructed them to wait in Jerusalem for the promised gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:4). Waiting together for Power kept them strengthened until the Holy Spirit, the Helper, came. In that place of togetherness, with their gazes fixed on the Lion and the Lamb, the Spirit rested upon them on Pentecost. 

Worshiping God in Spirit brings His glory and power

God’s Glory and Power Come

The truth, which Christ knew, was that they needed the Helper’s Power to function on earth as people who have been set apart for God’s Glory. That Outpouring of the Holy Spirit moved the disciples out in Power, and 3,000 souls were won to Christ on Pentecost. Peter stood with boldness and preached publicly. The same Peter, who once denied Jesus thrice. The Power that came in the place of unity showed that, indeed, the church is at its best when it is one body.

We can liken every gathering of believers to the Upper Room when it is a place of unity, a place of dwelling together in the Word, worship, and prayer. It is this place of convergence that brings the Outpouring of Power and moves us to do what we previously couldn’t. 

His Exploits Follow

The Outpouring is, however, not just about a display of God’s Power (speaking in tongues and boldness). It was and is still about a revival expression of God’s Power flowing through us to bring the world to Jesus. This means that the circle of the Outpouring is only complete when souls are won, as happened on Pentecost. After the Outpouring, the early followers of Jesus returned to gathering together as a body, and they continued to receive Power and then go out to do exploits (Acts 2:46-47).

Dear friend, you can only accomplish what God has called you to do through an Outpouring of the Holy Spirit’s Power. This means you must be devoted to fellowshipping with Him and other believers in the Upper Room. No matter where you are, what you’re experiencing or feeling, show up with a heart of unity.

This is why Paul admonished us, saying, “not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching (Hebrews 10:25).”

Today, I encourage you to see the gathering of the brethren through Christ’s eyes. It is not a mere duty or to-do item to check off. You are a vital part of the body, so your presence in unity is important. As you go to church, meet for Bible studies, or other gatherings with believers, do so with a heart desirous of fresh Outpouring. And, when the Glory comes, go forth in Power, expressing Christ’s love and light to all you encounter. 


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  • Francis Baidoo says:

    This is really powerful. I’m blessed reading it. God richly bless you minstrel for sharing this revelatory message.

  • Iyare Justina Princess says:

    Sir You Spoke about Gathering today but in a situation where the said leader of the Curch has questionable character, does not respect or regard anyone’s opinion and does not care about what happens to his members. He only calls on us on Sunday mornings to know if we’re coming or not… I’m the choir leader of only 3 persons now…And I know how important Gathering together is as a believer what can I do? He preaches his opinion most of the time I’m really fed up….What Can I do? Plus it’s the only black Church closest to me…I Love God and i’m serving his purposes Already but its difficult with this type of leader.FROM GERMANY ❤🇩🇪

    • The Eagle says:

      It’s beautiful to see that you have a heart that is so willing to fellowship and serve. Please seek God’s face for direction on where He wants you to be and serve. As you pray, the Holy Spirit will minister unto you the unique solution for your situation. May “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding guard your heart and mind through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7).” Amen.

    • Bukunmi says:

      I was in similar situation. The truth is as believers, we have allow activities over ride the real thing. You shouldn’t be feeling awkward to serve. I’ll suggest you seek God’s face and have an open mind. You and I are the church and not a denomination. We won’t be churches based on the church we attend but our personal work. Also, the best of a man is still a man. Recently, I learned to always follow from afar but work on my personal relationship with God. That’s most important to me

  • Esther Aba Queen says:

    God bless you Sir , more grace to you.

  • Mary Ehizele Uwayo says:

    This is beautiful!
    More grace to you Sir

    • Deborah Patrick says:

      Thank you sir for this Insightful piece
      This brought light to me
      We can liken every gathering of the believers to upper room when it is a place unity.
      Multiplied Grace to you sir

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