By: Tim Sader
Do not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encourage one another—all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Last week gave some back ground to the place I was at in my life early in 2009. At the beginning of that year I started the Torch after reading the entire bible. God also answered my prayer for a relationship that year. The relationship was great but it fell apart and left me in a rough place for quite awhile. The only way I got through it was by keeping my focus on the Lord and continuing to write these bible studies. I decided to learn to love God like I once loved her and as I drew closer to Him; He restored my heart. After dreaming of looking at land I had a dream of the inside of an old medical facility. Everything was old, dirty and covered in dust. The facility needed to be restored or it was useless. When we are good to bless others God sees that we are protected and restores our health. He causes us to be restored to make the spirit feel alive when that situation turns around. God is in the restoration business He restores the places devastated by our enemy. Since we’ve been restored through Christ the Holy Spirit comes to give us power so we can influence the field He’s shown us. To see His Kingdom now we must get busy building up the dream God has placed in us. We are all a restoration project God is working on and we are restored more by restoring the ground the enemy has stolen.
Also around the time I was having these dreams a pastor at church got us involved in a home group for families with “special needs.” My mom, brother and me really enjoyed this group and made instant friends with the family hosting the group. This group helped me find like minded people who understood things from the same perspective. I shared some of my vision with the group and we all agreed the Lord was in it. Gathering together with other believers is so important in us growing spiritually and confirming what the Lord has shown us. We should not forsake meeting together as some believers do because of various reasons. When we gather it is a time for building each other up so we can continue doing good until we’re called home to the Lord (Hebrews 10:24-25). We are recommended to have fellowship together. When we eat we are to eat together so no one misses out on being together (1 Corinthians 11:33). Also there is more power when we come together and share the burdens that we face. When just two or three gather the Lord is there with them so there is great strength in numbers (Matthew 18:20). When the Lord sends the angel to blow the trumpet and call us home we will then all be together forever. We should encourage one another and get used to being together because we will be hanging out for a really long time (1 Thessalonians 4:16). Just as I was encouraged after going to the home group being together should lift us up. The Lord dwells among us when we gather together helping one another and building up the faith of others. We should remember psalms and the lessons we have learned to teach other believers what to do. We are to sing songs and make a joyful noise with gratitude in our hearts because God is with us (Colossians 3:16). He has told us to gather so we would share our love and good deeds, to grow our gifts and encourage our seeking after the Lord.
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No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16