Gathered in the Lord's Name; He is already there
Matthew 18:20 - For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
This scripture seems to contradict some of the other scriptures in the Bible; which state that when we change our ways accepting the Lord, the Lord is with us and will not forsake us. Then why does this scripture have the minimum criteria as two or more?
This scripture refers to the purpose of gathering, which is in the Lord's Name. This is referring to the gathering of a Church (the Greek word 'ekklesia' in the Bible translated as Church really means congregation or assembly; therefore any congregation does not become a Church, but only one that is gathered in the Lord's Name). The minimum requirement to form a Church is two or more, and when a Church is present the Lord too is present; this is assured.
So next this you holds hands with anyone to pray remember you are fulfilling the minimum criteria to form a Church and are assured the presence of the Lord.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, many a times I gather with my brothers and sisters in prayer and plead to You to come into our midst. I fail to remember your Word and believe, that You are already present. Remind me Lord next time to believe your Word so that I can experience your glory. I ask this in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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