“For through Him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.” (Ephesians 2:18) Access to God. Think about that, beloved! Through the perfect sacrifice of The Lord Jesus Christ, you and I have complete access to Almighty God, our Father (Galatians 4:6). The possibilities that come from having access to God are as great as our God is!
“My house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.” (Isaiah 56:7) Where is God’s house today? The answer is given by God Himself: “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16) The temple of God is not a building; it is His people. The Spirit of God does not dwell inside of this church structure unless a believer in The Lord Jesus Christ is inside! And yet, God in His generous provision of grace has given us this wonderful building to meet in, and we are grateful.
We gather to pray, and pray we must. Prayer and providence go hand in hand, for prayer is the means that God has given us to come before Him. Paul wrote, “Be careful (anxious, stressed out) for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” (Philippians 4:6) Reader, do you need prayer? Does your marriage or children need prayer? Does your economic situation need prayer? Does your physical condition need prayer? Does our nation need prayer? Does Koinonia Fellowship need prayer? Do the pastors, elders and deacons, and every other servant here at Koinonia need prayer? The answer to all of these questions is undoubtedly, Yes! What we want to do, therefore, is go before The Lord and ask Him to revive us once again. “Wilt Thou not revive us again: that Thy people may rejoice in Thee?” (Psalm 85:6) And who is it specifically that The Lord revives? Again, let God speak for Himself. “For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.” (Isaiah 57:15)
I urge you to set aside time this week for prayer. May we be persistent (Luke 18:1-8), believing (Matthew 21:18-22), and passionate (Hebrews 5:7) in seeking the will and blessings of our God. Beloved, come, and let us pray!