1. To worship Him
John 4:23 A time will come, however, indeed it is already here, when the true (genuine) worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth (reality); for the Father is seeking just such people as these as His worshipers. (Amp)
2. To encourage one another Hebrews 10:23-25
Hebrews 10:23 So let us seize and hold fast and retain without wavering the hope we cherish and confess and our acknowledgement of it, for He Who promised is reliable (sure) and faithful to His word. 24 And let us consider and give attentive, continuous care to watching over one...
another, studying how we may stir up (stimulate and incite) to love and helpful deeds and noble activities, 25 Not forsaking or neglecting to assemble together [as believers], as is the habit of some people, but admonishing (warning, urging, and encouraging) one another, and all the more faithfully as you see the day approaching. (Amp)
3. To agree together in prayer
Matt 18:19 “ Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”
4. To impact our communities
Isaiah 58:11 The Lord will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought,And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.12 Those from among you shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the foundations of many generations; And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.
Seeds Produce Their Kind
Luke 17: 5- 6
And the apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith."
So the Lord said, " If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.
We know that a seed produces a product that is disproportional to it's size.
We are taught that even the smallest amount of faith can produce power enough to affect something in the natural the size of a tree. The example of a mustard seed faith which is a very small seed can take down a full grown tree and move it.
I want to take a minute and have you consider what a seed of unforgiveness or bitterness can do if we let it stay planted in our heart.
"If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.
A root of bitterness come from seeds of unforgiveness.
In the same way a seed of faith can do supernatural things in the natural, a seed of unforgiveness can uproot you and move you to places that are not meant for you to be. When we let them grow and they will take you back to thoughts and behavior as if you never knew Jesus. It replaces righteous thinking and actions and gives the ground back to the enemy for your destruction.
2 Corin. 2: 10
When you forgive this man, I forgive him, too. And when I forgive whatever needs to be forgiven, I do so with Christ's authority for your benefit, so that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes.
Don't be taken out by unforgiveness. Seeds are small but the quality of fruit is determined by the kind of seed. No one is exempt.
Faith and forgiveness product good fruit and life abundant.