The presence of God is a place of joy, a place where mercy is dispensed, and grace received. David in our opening Scripture expressed joyous excitement when he had an invitation to go to the house of the Lord; he understood whose presence he was going to, so he said, “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise, be thankful unto him, and bless his name” (Psalms 100:4). God’s presence is not a place where you enter complaining or grumbling. Understand that when you come to God, you have come to the answer, no matter the question life is posing to you. Little wonder Hebrews 4:16 gives us the invitation to come to the presence of God on the premise of the finished works of our High Priest – Jesus. It says, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” When you come to the house of the Lord, understand where you have come to – you have come to help; you have come to grace. 1 Timothy 3:15 describes the house of God, which is the church of the living God, as the pillar and ground of the truth. When God speaks to you in His presence, He speaks His truth to you. When God declares that a matter is settled, and you believe it, it is done. In the presence of God, we interact with mercy, grace, and truth. It is only in God’s presence that we obtain mercy, find grace, and perceive truth for life, for destiny and for godliness.
Whenever you appear in Zion, in the worship of God in a Christian congregation, come with an expectation, knowing fully well where you have come to. The church is the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and the general assembly where God dwells in His glory and majesty (Hebrews 12:22-24). In Zion, the Church, the Word of the Lord is available to lift our spirit. When you come into God’s house, there is the washing of water by the Word of God (Ephesians 5:26), strength is ministered to you (Psalms 84:7), faith comes as you hear the Word of God (Romans 10:17) and you can believe God for the impossible (Mark 9:23). It is very important to always come into the house of God. Hebrews 10:25 says, “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” Things will move under the corporate anointing that you have hitherto tried moving all by yourself, for present in that atmosphere is an intensity of grace in the network of believers present. Don’t say ‘I will attend online Church’, there is no such thing. Yes, services can be live streamed for wider reach and for those who unavoidably cannot be in Church physically, but if you have the privilege of a local assembly, go in person. David in our opening Scripture said, “I was glad when they said unto me, let us go…” Hebrews 11:6 says “…for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” God expects you to come to Church. Beloved, go to Church.
My Solid Front (Confession):
Father, thank You for the privilege to fellowship with You in the congregation of the saints. I hold this privilege in high esteem and will not play truancy with Church attendance in Jesus’ Name!
Hebrews 12:22-24; Hebrews 11:6.