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A Great Move of God

Acts 2:46-47

Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple complex, and broke bread from house to house. They ate their food with a joyful and humble attitude, praising God and having favor with all the people. And every day the Lord added to them those who were being saved.

In the formation of the early church we find a very strong sense of community where everyone was united, and they held all things in common. The very foundation of this community was daily worship, and they came together in fellowship to share their belongings as each had need. They gave sacrificially out of love for Christ and each other. Everyone belonged and participated. God blessed their unity and added to their community those who were being saved. This was a place where He could bring new believers to be nourished and grow in Him.

I’ve often heard it taught that close fellowships like this happens in small groups. When we get larger than a certain number, the fellowship breaks. I’ve even known church members who wanted to keep their church small because they enjoyed the unity and sense of community a small church provided, and they feared that would dissipate if the church grew too large.

Verse 41 of Acts 2 dispels this belief. After Peter preached at Pentecost, 3,000 people were saved and became a part of the early church! That number is much greater than the membership of most of our churches. In fact, we might even consider it a megachurch. Yet, somehow, there was unity, a sense of community and belonging, and a fellowship so sweet that God continued to add to the number. People wanted to be a part of what was happening. The members of the early church continually praised God and had favor with all the people. God was clearly moving among them.

I think there is a deep hunger today among believers to be a part of something like this. We need to experience a move of God. This all began when the disciples gathered together in a room to pray, just as Jesus had instructed them before He ascended into heaven. The 12 came together in one accord, and the Holy Spirit fell upon them. If we want to see a move of God that draws people to Him in unity and creates a strong sense of community, we should begin the same way – in prayer.

I can think of no better way to end one year and begin another by inviting the Holy Spirit into our midst so we can experience His presence. We need Him to fill us to the point He spills out of us and onto those around us, just as the Jews experienced at Pentecost. All great moves of God begin with prayer, and He moves by the prayers of His people. Let’s all begin to ask for revival and the outpouring of His Holy Spirit. He did this for the early church, and He is still the same God. He can still move beyond our imaginations and dispel our earthly concepts. Wouldn’t you like to be a part of a great move of God? It is coming because He is coming.

Have a blessed day!

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