Thursday, February 4, 2016

IF 2016: the Call to assemble

IF 2016
The call to assemble has been made.
From the far corners of the earth preparations are being made.
Lists written, invites sent, cleaning of spaces and food to be gotten.
Women busy, unsure, excited, exhausted and exhilarated by all the activity.
Human endeavor of gathering in hopes of meeting God.
From ancient times was this call to regularly assemble.
To gather to commemorate what God had done (the Passover), to come together in community and for recognizing Gods provision(First fruits) and to learn about sin, judgement and forgiveness and the pouring out of the spirit (the feast of Weeks).
The IF Gathering is just such a time. We are being called to gather in a great assembly
Not for some badge or rite of passage. This call has been sounding and summoning woman across the globe to assemble and bring glory to God. It is God who has trumpeted the trumpet and who is doing the gathering. We are to simply gather.

Joel 2:15-17
Blow the horn in Zion!
Announce a sacred fast;
proclaim an assembly.
16 Gather the people;
sanctify the congregation;
assemble the aged;[b]
gather the children,
even those nursing at the breast.
Let the groom leave his bedroom,
and the bride her honeymoon chamber.
17 Let the priests, the Lord’s ministers,
weep between the portico and the altar.

Joel 2:28-32
After this
I will pour out My Spirit on all humanity;
then your sons and your daughters will prophesy,
your old men will have dreams,
and your young men will see visions.
29 I will even pour out My Spirit
on the male and female slaves in those days.
30 I will display wonders
in the heavens and on the earth:
blood, fire, and columns of smoke.
31 The sun will be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood
before the great and awe-inspiring Day of the Lord comes.
32 Then everyone who calls
on the name of Yahweh will be saved,
for there will be an escape
for those on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem,
as the Lord promised,
among the survivors the Lord calls.

1 comment:

  1. This is a rally piece! I love this and I love your writing because I really love you!