The promises God made to Abraham in Genesis 12 and 17 are huge! God promises to make him a blessing to the nations. The nations are in the heart of God and as God covenants with his people, the nation’s coming to know him and be blessed by Him are at the centre.
When Jesus promises the power of the Holy Spirit to His disciples it is so that the nations would know of Him and be blessed by Him.
And for all eternity…the nations will be worshipping Jesus.
Revelation 7:9-12 - After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: ‘Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.’ All the angels were standing round the throne and round the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshipped God, saying: ‘Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honour and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!’
We are the nations and God calls us to go to the nations so that every tribe, including ours, will worship Jesus.
Join us in prayer today for the church across the globe.
Join us in prayer specifically for the churches in our Catalyst Hub (more info in yesterdays blog) and wider Catalyst family, particularly in Central and Eastern Ukraine. For Kings Church in Nelson (NZ), Kings Church in Christchurch (NZ), Grace City Church in Nagoa (Japan) and church plants in Dehradun (India), Kapiri Mposhi (Zambia) and Cape Town (SA). Join us in praying for the team working across Ukraine, particularly for the churches in East Ukraine who, in the midst of war are standing faithful and planting churches in new nations.
What to pray for? Pray for blessing, wisdom, love and growth. Pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit and for revival.
Our next Prayer Gathering this week is tonight, 7.30pm at The Oak
If you are planning on coming to the Prayer Party on Saturday evening at 5pm, please bring a picnic tea and a picnic rug and sign up here - we really need to know if you're coming so we can supply enough resources.