For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there among them."Matthew 18:20(HCSB)
How we rejoice to know that where two or three are gathered together in the name of the Lord Jesus, He has promised to be there among us, for He is our living Head and we are all members of His Body.
As believers, we are the corporate Body of Christ, and when two or more members of Christ's Body are united in prayer or praise, thanksgiving or worship, we are in a small way fulfilling Christ's high priestly prayer: That we may be one, even as He is one with the Father. Christ is the Head of the Body and when as few as two or three members are united together in Him, they are one with Christ Who is the Head of His growing Body.
What a joy to know that Jesus has promised to work in and through the prayer and praises of His people. What a comfort to know that He is with us as we unite in fellowship around a shared meal or simply join together as we break bread and pass the cup of blessing, in remembrance of Him. And how important to keep Jesus in His rightful place, as HEAD.
When we come to the Lord in prayer or praise, we must decrease and He must increase, for there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism into the Body of Christ, and there is one Head, Who is to guard and guide us individually and corporately. We must decrease so that it is Christ's beautiful Spirit of unity in the faith that leads us and guides us as we come together in His name - for prayer and petitions, conversation and communion, for a simple communal meal or a meeting of fellowship and fun, for "where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there among them."
With this in mind: "Let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching." Because when even two or three faithfully assemble together, we are assured that He is in our midst.
Loving Father, how glorious to know that the Lord Jesus is my living Head. May He lead and guide all my intercessions and prayers, my conversation, and communion with others, both individually or corporately. As I gather together with other brothers and sisters to pray, and praise, and worship You, I thank You that Christ is the Head in our midst. May all I say and do be honouring to You. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
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