A gathering of the interceding Church for the purpose of unreserved commitment and explicit agreement. . .
Why do you not speak a word about bringing the king back? 2 Sam 19:10.
Prepare ye in the wilderness the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Isa 40:3.
For all seek their own, not the things which are of Jesus Christ. Phil 2:21.
The activities of the Kingdom of Heaven are in many instances regulated according to repetitious patterns, and we do well to expect and to wait for these reoccurrences, which are secured by irrevocable promises of the Father – promises which may be condensed as follows: “God visits the nations to take out of them a people for His name.” Acts 15:14.
Heaven has defined a final goal, a summing up of all things, for which man may wait expectantly in prayer: “God shall send Jesus Christ, who before was proclaimed to you, whom Heaven truly needs to receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of His holy prophets since the world began.” Acts 3:20-21.
The promises and prophetic words aimed at producing expectant prayer for the ongoing building of the Church, the gathering of a people for his praise, as well as for the singular event – the Redeemer coming to Zion, a returning for the sake of final restoration – both belong to a category of human effort which brings us all far beyond the ordinary. “Why do you not speak a word about bringing the king back?”
The coming of the Lord is gathered up as an extraordinary event. A preparing of the way for the Lord may therefore be taken on as an extraordinary effort. This peculiar people of God is called together for that which is extraordinary, they are called to seek that which is above, that which is far beyond the ordinary. This peculiar nation has been brought together to be led by the Holy Spirit into that which is extraordinary, that which is indeed holy. The people gathered for his praise, his Church, will therefore constitute a holy union, a consensus Church, brought to the scene of world affairs with a single statement: “Why do you not speak a word about bringing the king back?”
The Church ought to prepare for extraordinary prayer efforts aiming at bringing the King back into each and every society.
The Church ought to prepare for extraordinary prayer for the return of the Redeemer to Zion in finality.
The Church ought to prepare for extraordinary prayer for the restoring of prayer – as so many churches close its doors for the intercessors.
The Church ought to gather for extraordinary prayer to prepare the way for the sanctifier – the Holy Spirit.
The Church ought to gather for extraordinary prayer to be able to live as a people for His name.