Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
Henry Blackaby says, "As important as Experiencing God has been to many people, Experiencing God Together is a necessary sequel. Christians must make the transition from knowing and doing the will of God as individuals to knowing and doing the will of God within a corporate body of believers."
Indeed, there is a corporate nature to salvation. God saves individuals but places them in community with one another--a community of believers. God is creating for Himself a people through whom He can accomplish His purposes in our world. Experiencing God Together help churches experience the fullness of life as a congregation, a manifest presence of God in their midst, and a love that could only come from above.