In the wave of revival across the United States of America, a major event is to take place in 10 cities within California on 1st April and Easter Sunday.
The revival has been tagged “Hope California” and the aim is to bring “the Golden State” back to God. “Hope California” was said to be inspired by a statewide 40-day fast organised by Lou Engle and Mando Matthews. According to him, he got the vision 10 years back and now he said “We are going after the Harvest”. The vision covers 7 cities in California and 3 in the Baja region, looking to bring many into the Kingdom of God.
“That’s the goal. We’ve been networking across the state in all ten regions, and churches are coming together. And so we have set seven of the venues are stadiums, and three are actually iconic venues like the capitol steps in Sacramento, a pier in San Francisco, and a big festival venue park in Santa Barbara. And then the rest are all at stadiums where it will happen simultaneously on April the first and second, Palm Sunday weekend,” Matthews explains. “In the vision, I saw the sun rising over the coast of California,” he says. “The sun usually sets on the West Coast, by the way, but in this vision, it was rising on the West Coast. And that just told me that I believe God wants to do something on the West Coast.”
“And so the first part of that vision was the sun rising. The second part I saw 10 stadiums simultaneously filled with Luke 4:18 gatherings. Luke 4:18 says, ‘The Spirit of the Lord is on me to anoint me to preach the Gospel to the poor, to open the eyes of the blind, to set the captives free, to heal up and bind up the brokenhearted and to heal the oppressed.”
“And so we’re believing actually and really going for it in that what would happen if all of California was, say, healed, delivered, set free? And so that’s what we’re doing in each of these regions, each of these stadiums we’re believing for the release of Luke 4:18 which is the mission of Jesus,” Matthews says.
The revival is calling out to 10,000 Christian believers in California for “love week” which will begin on Friday March 24. “A thousand people in each region to blitz the streets of California with the love of Jesus. We’ll have outreaches in every single city. And so people can go to our website, www.hopecalifornia.us to sign up and come and join us,” Matthews says.