- R. Roper
The Ten Days of Awe! Beginning Sept. 18 at 7 pm.
Each Day/evening we can follow this simple format. The meeting will begin with the blowing of the Shofar. Below are some aspects of worship and format for you to consider. These are merely suggestions as each person arrives into the 10 Days of Awe in a different place with GOD from a Spiritual perspective. Ask the Holy Spirit how HE would have you enter into the service and worship each day/evening.
Adoration: Describe GOD using HIS Word (the Bible), how HE has revealed HIMSELF to you, what HE means to you. The time of adoration is meant to take your eyes off of you and your problems, circumstances, fears, and failures, and to focus on the one that can change all of that. During adoration you are agreeing with about who GOD is! Repentance: This is the time to acknowledge that we are not where HE is. We are not where HE would desire for us to be. We are not living as HE has set out in HIS Word. It is a time to turn to GOD and align our ways with HIS ways, again agreeing with GOD. Intercession: After adoration and repentance we are in a better place to ask GOD for something. Pray as the Holy Spirit leads you to pray. Often the best prayers are using the language of GOD (Using the Bible to express yourself to GOD). The most effective prayers are the ones that are in full agreement with what GOD has promised to do for us through HIS Word. Meditation: Take time before you leave to reflect on what has taken place during the service. Focus on what the Holy Spirit has revealed to you and how you should respond to it. If you feel led to do so, share with others (either as a group, or a couple of people, or to an individual) how GOD is dealing with you, or what HE has shown you. You could share what HE has taught you as an encouragement to others. YOU ARE ON HOLY GROUND: The most important aspect of the day/evening is not the structure but the “Spirit”. Individuals should feel free to spontaneously initiate a song, read a scripture, share a testimony, move about the sanctuary, pray, or whatever the Holy Spirit prompts you to do. You may feel led to pray at various times during the meeting. You may pray standing, seated, on your knees, laying face down, at the altar, at your seat, or while walking around the sanctuary. The altar is open for prayer as needed. The cross is available if you would like to place (nail) something on it as a commitment to GOD. Anything left on the cross will be handled by the Pastor and will not be saved or read by anyone. It will be destroyed immediately after the service. The “Table of the LORD” (communion) will be available and can be used individually, or as a family. Ask for assistance from a Pastor or Elder if you would like guidance or to be served. Supplies for “Foot Washing” will be placed in the foyer if you feel led to take advantage of that powerful act that the LORD Jesus demonstrated on the night HE was arrested. Flags are available for use in the sanctuary and can be used at any time. Flags, ensigns, and banners were very much a part of worship and warfare during Bible times. If you have questions about the colors or how to use them feel free to ask, otherwise just do what the Holy Spirit leads you to do. The RETURN 10 Day Prayer Plan Beginning September. 18, 2020 Day One: A Ninevite Moment. Jonah 3:5 The Ninevites believed GOD. A fast was proclaimed and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth. NOTE: Rosh Hashanah (head of the year) begins the 10 Days of Awe, it is the Jewish new year. Day Two: An Upper Room Posture. Acts: 1:14 These all with one mind were continually devoted themselves to prayer. Day Three: Humility. James 4:6 GOD opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble. NOTE: This is SUNDAY night so we will begin at 6 pm. Day Four: Turning from evil deeds. Psalm 139:23-24 Search me, GOD, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Day Five: Turning our hearts to GOD. Acts 3:19 Repent then, and turn to GOD, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the LORD. Day Six: Waiting on GOD. Isaiah 30:15 In repentance and rest you will be saved. In quietness and trust is your strength. Day Seven: From despair to hope. Romans 15:13 I pray that GOD, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in HIM. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Day Eight: For salvation and a great harvest. Psalm 67:1 May GOD be gracious to us and bless us; look on us with favor, so that your way may be known on the earth, your salvation among all nations. OPTIONAL LIVE STREAM: From 6 pm to 9 pm Day Nine: Transformation for individuals, cities, and nations. Ezekiel 36:26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. NOTE: This is the day of THE RETURN meetings in Washington DC. It will be livestreamed from 9 am to 9 pm. The Sanctuary will be open and the livestream available during the day. You may come and go as you desire during the day to watch the livestream, or you can watch it from home. We will meet at 6 pm. We will decide if we want to participate in the evening livestream or meet as a group for Saturday night. Day Ten: For GOD’s people to seize a “Kairos” moment. Acts 4:29-30 And now, LORD, take note of their threats, and grant Your servants may speak your word with boldness… while signs and wonders take place through the name of Your Holy Servant Jesus. NOTE: This is SUNDAY night so we will begin at 6 pm.