“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near” (Hebrews 10:23-25).
Do you ever feel like an aimless sheep, wandering from place to place to be fed? For many of us who do assemble together with our local church, we find our pastors aren’t teaching last-days prophecy. Thankfully, with today’s technology, we are blessed to have amazing online prophecy pastors and teachers who feed us truth and prepare us for the soon return of Jesus for His bride. Some even host live YouTube videos where people can participate in real-time chats.
What most of us are missing, however, is personal interaction. We long for companionship and discussion to help grow our understanding and faith, yet most of the Christians around us barely acknowledge that we’re nearing the end. People we care about, even those in our own families, are tired of hearing our warnings. And honestly, we’re tired of trying to warn, especially when we are so often shut down and even ridiculed over our certainty of a pretribulation rapture. It’s hard to encourage one another or be encouraged ourselves when we feel isolated and alone in what we see and Who we know is coming.
That’s what I’ve often felt, isolated. In this past year, since publishing articles on RaptureReady.com, I’ve felt less alone. A community has formed. I get messages each week from readers who see what I see and know what I know. They encourage me to keep writing, and I encourage them through what I write. Yet here we are, messaging and not “assembling” in a way that offers live, face-to-face interaction.
The Lord reminded me of a similar season, a time when we all felt so isolated during the Covid lockdowns, when I invited a small group to come together, a uniting of scattered sheep locked out of church buildings. I stepped out and did something unfamiliar and even uncomfortable and was tremendously blessed by it. He’s prompted me to take that same step again and invite this community to come together, to assemble and encourage one another even more as the day is drawing near. Now I’m inviting you.
The test phase of the Daybreak Gathering is complete, so we want to invite you to join in the conversation. Would you be interested? The format is a Zoom group where like-minded believers, those who see the prophetic significance of our times, congregate and have small group interaction. This isn’t a time of teaching. Instead, it is a place for scattered sheep to gather, connect, and discuss a predetermined sermon, video, article, or topic.
A few specifics to help you decide if you want to be a part of this Gathering: We meet most Thursday evenings at 6:00 (CST) for early log-on, begin at 6:15, and end at 7:30. This is a come-as-you-can small group with no commitment or explanation needed when you can’t make it. Assigned videos and discussion questions will be available Monday evenings at the Daybreak Gathering page for Thursday discussion. Or you can have the assignment link delivered to your inbox by signing up for my Updates.
We can’t just know what’s happening in this world; we must gain the strength to share what we know. That’s not easy, especially when you’re not often able to verbalize your thoughts and understanding of the things you’re hearing and learning from prophecy pastors and teachers. I’ve been so blessed to have a sounding board, a sister with whom to walk in the Word and discuss videos and articles. The more I have talked things through, the better equipped I’ve become to have conversations with others. Guess where that relationship and eventual best friendship began? The first Zoom Gathering I had the courage to host. I invited my readers along with my friends. One stray sheep wandered in from Texas. Needless to say, the conversation hasn’t stopped yet.
Every day may be the final daybreak before we, as believers, are caught up in the air to meet Jesus. We have to make each one count! That’s the purpose of the Daybreak Gathering, to help grow and develop spiritual muscles and to give an outlet for the things you’re learning as you share ideas and information. Especially, though, my goal for the Gathering is to help you assemble, to form relationships, and build community even outside of our Zoom group. If you find yourself isolated and alone, you don’t have to be.
If you want to know more, visit the Daybreak Gathering page for more details.
Hope to see you soon,
If you would like to read Lisa’s previous Rapture Ready articles, you can find them here: Lisa’s Rapture Ready Articles/Series.
About Daybreak with Lisa:
Daybreak is a way of life, one of exposing the rising darkness and telling of the soon-coming Light. We only have so many daybreaks remaining before that final sunset when we, as believers, are caught up in the air to meet Jesus.
As an author, Lisa Heaton is a storyteller with a heart for truth. Her greatest desire in her fiction and nonfiction work is to challenge the reader to discover the truth of who Jesus is and who they are to Him. Now, here as we wait for the any-minute arrival of Jesus for His church in the rapture, Lisa’s latest mission is to warn the lost and wake the found and to help others discover their unique voice to share the truth of our times. More at DaybreakWithLisa.com. Contact Lisa at Lisa@LisaHeatonBooks.com.