May/June Update – Pt. 1 (Excerpt)
Transitioned: Moving out from County to County!
The Lord directed us to move out from county to county throughout the Carolinas to create a whirlwind of His Glory through Worship ~ Prayer ~ Outreach . We began this transition in April with the Watchman Worship & Prayer training we did for Life Church of Monroe in Union County. We will be spending the next several months working alongside of them in their Sunday night prayer meetings and in the planning of several Community Outreaches – more to come in Part 2 of this Update.
So for now we have some powerful reports on our blog (see links below or clickhere) about our continuing assignment in Mecklenburg County – in April, the theme for our Worship & Prayer Gathering was “Praying for Persecuted Peoples!” and in May,we joined in on an historic prayer vigil at Trade & Tryon Sts. for our National Day of Prayer. And this month, this Saturday, June 13th, RHM will be hosting a Worship & Prayer Gathering at the Aloft Hotel Charlotte Uptown At The EpiCentre (website), 210 E. Trade St. (near the corner of 4th & College Streets), from 7:00-10:00 pm. Our theme is “The Days of Noah” (Lk. 17:25-27; Is. 57:17-19).
Also in this edition, hear about our friends from Italy and the inspiring work that they are doing in the Pellice Valley (Update on Italy report), and about Harvest Time Christian Fellowship sending another team to Haiti this month (Update on Haiti report). (For both reports, see Mission link below or click here.)
Finally, for RHM’s Israel Tour, the deadline to benefit from our reduced airfare pricing is fast approaching! You don’t want to miss this historic time to visit the Land of Covenant and Glory! The Lord is inviting you to come to the place where His eyes, ears and heart are forever watching (2 Chron. 7:15-16). Register today!
Isaiah 56:3a, 6-8 (NLT)
3 “Don’t let foreigners who commit themselves to the Lord say,
‘The Lord will never let me be part of his people.’…
6 “I will also bless the foreigners who commit themselves to the Lord,
who serve him and love his name,
who worship him and do not desecrate the Sabbath day of rest,
and who hold fast to my covenant.
7 I will bring them to my holy mountain of Jerusalem
and will fill them with joy in my house of prayer.
I will accept their burnt offerings and sacrifices,
because my Temple will be called a house of prayer for all nations.
8 For the Sovereign Lord,
who brings back the outcasts of Israel, says:
I will bring others, too,
besides my people Israel.”
Ephesians 2:14-16 (NLT)
14 For Christ himself has brought peace to us. He united Jews and Gentiles into one people when, in his own body on the cross, he broke down the wall of hostility that separated us. 15 He did this by ending the system of law with its commandments and regulations. He made peace between Jews and Gentiles by creating in himself one new people from the two groups. 16 Together as one body, Christ reconciled both groups to God by means of his death on the cross, and our hostility toward each other was put to death.
2 Chronicles 7:12-16
“I have heard your prayer and have chosen this Temple as the place for making sacrifices. 13 At times I might shut up the heavens so that no rain falls, or command grasshoppers to devour your crops, or send plagues among you. 14 Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. 15 My eyes will be open and my ears attentive to every prayer made in this place.16 For I have chosen this Temple and set it apart to be holy—a place where my name will be honored forever. I will always watch over it, for it is dear to my heart.