Whenever a solemn assembly or sacred gathering was called in Scripture, it was often called by those in leadership – whether that be a priest, prophet or king. Oftentimes it would first be called for a specific smaller leadership sphere before spreading to the entire nation. Even in America, our historical records verify that prior to every national awakening, the spiritual leadership of the day placed a heavy emphasis on fasting and gathering for times of solemn assemblies, typically in smaller groups that then led to larger gatherings.
During its inception, God will often speak to people in separate locations giving them the similar vision of the need for this type of gathering. When leaders and people meet who may not see each other often, or even know each other, they find that conversations turn to God’s movement within their hearts. As a result, synergy arises between denominations and leadership that might not have been there before. And people who may have never worked together across church, denominational or organizational lines now have their paths cross in this one overarching purpose.
A solemn assembly for the purpose of restoration is a sacred gathering where God’s people, during a specific time of fasting and prayer, seek the renewal of their relationship with Him through the repentance of sin and the passionate pursuit of the return of His presence in their midst. It can also be defined as a specific move of God, by His Holy Spirit, through His leadership where He gathers the saints to Himself.
Biblical history is replete with this similar theme of the assembling of the saints and God’s subsequent restoration. After all, God has a heart for reconciliation. From the garden in Genesis to the heavens in Revelation, God ushers a call time and again for reconciliation prior to issuing judgment. He is swift to spare, if we will but ask Him for the new heart and the new spirit as His prescribed pathway to seeing hope restored and lives transformed (Ezekiel 18:30,31).
 2 Chronicles 12:1-8, Rehoboam; 2 Chronicles 15:1-19, Asa; 2 Chronicles 20:1-29, Jehoshaphat; 2 Chronicles 29-31, Hezekiah; 2 Chronicles 34, Josiah, Ezra 10:7-9 Ezra; Nehemiah 8-9, Nehemiah; Joel 1-2, Joel
The Gathering is free of political agendas, merchandise, and ministry tents. No offering will be received. No books will be sold. No personalities will be promoted.