Published on: Sep 5, 2021
Acts 2: Unity Leads to Outpouring
By Mando Matthews
Earlier this year, I had the most incredible dream regarding California! In the dream I was standing on the Coast of California with a friend standing next to me. Suddenly, a violent storm in the shape of a cyclone began to rush in from the ocean towards the coastline. When the cyclone hit land, the wind was so strong, it was very difficult to remain standing. The wind was so loud, we could hardly be heard over the storm. I yelled out, “What was that?!” The gentleman next to me yelled back, “Acts Chapter 2!!!”
All who know me well, know that the last 16 years of my life has been spent! praying for a great Acts 2 outpouring of Holy Spirit in my generation. I am convinced now more than ever that God is pouring His Spirit out over His Church in California as He did in Acts 2, and we will see a great harvest like the apostles saw, with thousands saved in a day. I believe that a fresh anointing will be poured out over a new generation of believers to do the ministry of Jesus in Luke 4:18- preaching the Gospel, opening blind eyes, setting the captives free, and bringing freedom and healing to this generation.
Perhaps not surprisingly, the Acts 2 Outpouring was Part 2 of my dream.
In Part 1 of my dream, I was in a conversation with someone who hasn’t talked to me for 12+ years. To my delight, our relationship had been supernaturally reconciled, and we even hugged each other in the dream. Many years of offense had been miraculously healed.
Here’s the point. In Acts 2, the UNITY in Verse 1 comes before the OUTPOURING in Verse 2. This effort to see a great harvest in California will require an entire body working together in unity. Our agendas, disputes, disunity and broken relationships must be healed- FIRST. Sometimes we think unity is praying or working together iwith other Christians n the same location. Unity is much deeper- it is restored relationships.
As we begin stretching out ONE net (network) in unity in harvest tents in 10 Cities in California, let’s remember to do the following:
1. Repent for any backbiting, disunity, or offense that we have had with family, friends, church family and even enemies!
2. Begin to restore any relationships that Holy Spirit is highlighting. Reach out to him / her person(s) for reconciliation.
3. Begin to gather in ONE ACCORD in prayer with healed relationships for God to move powerfully in California.
Pray with me. “Father, I forgive those who have offended me. Forgive me for offending others and breaking off relationships prematurely. I ask that you restore the relationships in my life that have soured. Bring restoration and reconciliation. Heal. Restore. Pour out your Spirit freshly in my life.”