Proclaim A Solemn Assembly – Holiness, Confession, Repentance

The First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Florida is the scene of the songs of worship and praise that were sung by Daniel Crews. The Senior Pastor of FBC, JAX is Dr. Mac Brunson. The congregation is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention. Revelation Song/Holy, Holy, Holy was performed by Daniel Crews with the choir and orchestra of First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL. (Pastors’ Conference 2012).
Click onto the above link to see the video of the post.

This evening has been a good time of worship and praise to Jesus, our Lord and Savior. It was a blessing for me to research videos for songs that fit the spiritual design that God’s Holy Spirit has provided for me. Now, it’s time for the reason to be revealed for this evening’s time of worship. Consider our personal, and our nation’s, need for a “Solemn Assembly.” Consider the situation that the prophet Joel made known to the people of Israel.

Joel 1:14-15; New American Standard Bible

“Consecrate a fast, Proclaim a solemn assembly; Gather the elders And all the inhabitants of the land To the house of the LORD your God, And cry out to the LORD. Alas for the day! For the day of the LORD is near, And it will come as destruction from the Almighty. ”

Beginning this Thursday (August 20) CCM will begin a series of Solemn Assemblies. We hold this time of meeting at our Elm Street location; our time for the Solemn Assemblies will be from 11:00 A.M., and will continue until around noon. If anyone would like to stay later, that’s okay; no one will be “run out” due to a time piece. God has been impressing upon me the need to have such Solemn Assemblies for quite some time. The focus of our times of meeting will be holiness, confession and repentance. There is an obvious reason for us to humble ourselves before our Holy God and confess our sins, both personal and national. Consider the order of repentance that we find written in the following scripture.

2 Chronicles 7:14; King James Bible

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

The words of God to Solomon are very clear if are to find personal and national healing. 1. Realize that God is the One who is calling us. 2. We are being called to approach Him in a state of humility. 3. We are to pray to God, with no barriers limiting our honesty with Him. 4. We are to seek the face of God, with no barriers blocking us. 5. We are to change our life from sin to holiness.

It is my prayer that the desire to return to God will be realized by many people in our local community. For those who do not reside in our fair city, I encourage you to set aside a time for your own time of spiritual replenishing. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to be a part of our extended Solemn Assembly, regardless of your location around God’s created world. Consider Joel’s second appeal for a solemn assembly.

Joel 2:

15 Blow a trumpet in Zion,
Consecrate a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly,
16 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation,
Assemble the elders,
Gather the children and the nursing infants.
Let the bridegroom come out of his room
And the bride out of her bridal chamber.
17 Let the priests, the Lord’s ministers,
Weep between the porch and the altar,
And let them say, “Spare Your people, O Lord,
And do not make Your inheritance a reproach,

Remember: Proclaim A Solemn Assembly – Call for “Holiness, Confession, Repentance.”


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