Adventist believers worldwide are invited to join in the 100 Days of Prayer, from March 25–July 11, to seek God’s will for the 60th General Conference Session, to be held July 2–11, 2015 in San Antonio, TX, and for the presence and power of the Holy Spirit to be fully manifested in all members.
The General Conference Session is a major gathering of delegates and members from around the globe that takes place once every five years. It is the forum for electing world church officers, voting changes, and hearing reports from each of the world divisions. Members come to fellowship, pray, and unite in purpose and mission to hasten the Second Coming. The theme for this year is “Arise! Shine! Jesus is coming!”
“We realize that major decisions need to be made [at GC Session] and different opinions need to be heard,” says Jerry Page, General Conference Ministerial Association Secretary. “We are praying that these vital meetings will be a time when God breaks through in the hearts of individuals and, as in the Book of Acts, ignites a passion for sharing the Good News with everyone in the world.”
After the 1901 General Conference Session, Ellen White, author and co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist church had a vision revealing “What Might Have Been.” She witnessed those in the meetings responding to the Holy Spirit to be reconciled through humility, confession of sins and removal of barriers between each other. This was followed by earnest prayer, songs of praise and the evident presence of the Holy Spirit. All came together accepting the warnings and promises to the Laodicean church. The work of deep spiritual renewal and changed lives so desperately needed was accomplished by God (See Testimonies, Vol. 8, pp. 104–106).
When she woke from the vision, Mrs. White realized this breakthrough had not happened as God intended. Hardhearted participants prevented the unity God so desired. Deeply disappointed, she understood that the Lord could have come back in the lifetime of those members, but His people would not respond to the Holy Spirit’s moving as they should have.
“What might have been” for 1901, still can be for 2015! Jesus invites believers to come together, united in His will, praying for His power to break through and usher in His second coming.
For more information, go to 100daysofprayer.org. A 16-minute video reenactment of the vision will also be available to share in churches prior to the 100 Days of Prayer.