I have a dream. This is a dream that I share with millions of God’s people in the nations of the world—that our God would visit His people in our generation, both young and old together, in a way that we will experience His power and presence in our families, our churches, our communities and our nations like never before.
Acts 2:17-18 declares it so boldly and so clearly: “In the last days, God says, I will (not might) pour out My Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will (not might) prophesy, your young men will (not might) see visions, your old men will (not might) dream dreams. Even on My servants, both men and women, I will (not might) pour out My Spirit in those days, and they will (not might) prophesy” (words in brackets my addition).
This Scripture was fulfilled at Pentecost—yet God desires an even greater fulfillment as thousands upon thousands more turn to Him and receive the outpouring of His Holy Spirit. He is simply asking us to pray. Remember the words of John Wesley, “God does everything by prayer and nothing without it.”
When our hearts long for God more than anything else, then we move into the realm of prayer that brings us to the very throne room of God. Our God hears the passionate prayers of His people. As we intercede before God for those who are without Christ and for those who are prodigals, His Spirit will draw them to Himself. “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord” (Zech. 4:6) is at the very foundation of our God transforming our generation. The time to dream, and pray, and believe, is now.