Acts 2:4 On the day Pentecost was being fulfilled, all the disciples were “GATHERED” “in one place.” Suddenly they heard the sound of a violent blast of wind rushing into the house from out of the heavenly realm. The roar of the wind was so overpowering it was all anyone could bear! TPT
When they were “GATHERED TOGETHER”, in “ONE PLACE!”
For about a week I kept hearing the Lord say the word GATHER! Gather Body of Christ! Gather! I believe more now than ever we need community with one another and unity of Spirit! When the people of God come together, amazing things happen!
In Acts 4:31 we see yet another incredible, supernatural manifestation of power as the disciples gathered in one place in unity of the Spirit.
As they prayed the earth shook beneath them, causing the building they were in to tremble. Each one of them was filled with the Holy Spirit, and they proclaimed the word of God with unrestrained boldness. Acts 4:31
When you get the right people gathered together at the right time in the right place things begin to move, and the power of God begins to pour out. There is a tangibility that happens when we come together in person and we can see and touch and hear! The enemy has been trying so hard to separate and keep apart! But that’s not God’s way, we were meant to live life together! With this word I am by no means inciting rebellion against government rule, however I am compelled to stir you up to kick back against demonic darkness that is behind the separation and seclusion of the peoples with prayers, fasting, declarations, and spiritual warfare. Why are the nations in an uproar [in turmoil against God], And why do the people devise a vain and hopeless plot? Psalm 2:1 The "Why" is most definitely grounded in wicked supernatural persuasion.
Yet the Spirit is yearning for the "Gathering" of His people!
There are so many examples of a “coming together” that we need to consider. My heart grieves for our senior population. Thinking of grandparents and grandchildren, and the impartation that belongs to the destiny of the next generation. Words muttered from their lips to our spirit.
I can think of moments of encounter with God that impacted my own life to never be the same again when we “Gathered Together!” Encounters that took place on church floors because a people gathered in a spirit of unity and the presence of God came and created an insatiable desire in my heart for more of God. Without the coming together there would not have been those particular encounters!
House prayer meetings and Bible studies! Amazing things happen when the 2’s, and 3’s, and 4’s “Gather!” I’ll never forget my grandmother being healed of terminal cancer at one of these powerful gatherings! I hear the Spirit saying, “Body of Christ around the world it is time to gather!”
I also heard the Lord speaking the word “Consummation.”
The word Consummation means:
The act of making something complete or perfect.
The apex, apogee, capstone, climax, glory days, height, hey day, high tide, high point, level up, peak, prime, plumb.
In that little study of words, The word plumb stuck out to me. In the Bible: A plumb line is a weight suspended from a string used as a vertical reference line to make sure a structure is centred.
I believe the “Gathering” of the people of God is going to be a “Plumb-Line” for the people in these days. In gathering together we will see the unity of Spirit, we will stir up the revival of our hearts, we will see the consummation of all things in Christ as we gather together!
It took Peter coming together with Cornelius, and it took Ananias coming together with Saul, it took Philip meeting with a eunuch from Ethiopia! It took people meeting with people, face to face for the works of the Spirit to be accomplished!
The “Gathering” doesn’t have to just be in churches or in homes, it can be gathering on the street corners, in parks, on the subway, it’s personal connection! Let us not settle in this spirit of seclusion, proclaim this word over the the body of Christ where you live. Let us take up our authority in the Kingdom and intercede for the unity of the spirit in the body of Christ.
I’ll close with Hebrews 10:23-25 Passion Translation
So now wrap your heart tightly around the hope that lives within us, knowing that God always keeps his promises! Discover creative ways to encourage others and to motivate them toward acts of compassion, doing beautiful works as expressions of love. This is not the time to pull away and neglect meeting together, as some have formed the habit of doing. In fact, we should come together even more frequently, eager to encourage and urge each other onward as we anticipate that day dawning.
I believe when we’re “Gathered”, we are POSITIONED for the Spirit to move! Gathering together in a spirit of unity will be a plumb-line and bring the CONSUMMATION!! Lord bring the release as we invoke the name of Jesus over our towns, cities and regions!!!