HE IS MOVING BY HIS SPIRIT
Amazing things are happening in the earth today. Once again, God is pouring out His Spirit upon the earth in ways that only He can do. Joel told us it was going to happen.
“And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;”Joel 2;28
On the Day of Pentecost, when Peter was preaching to the crowd, he said Joel’s prophecy was fulfilled that day. It was no longer going to happen. It had actually happened.
“But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: “And it shall come to pass…”Acts. 2:16, 17a
Peter also spoke of “times of refreshing that come from the presence of the Lord…”
“Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,…”Acts 3:19
Notice that Peter said “times.” Not “time,” which speaks on only one time. But “times,” which speaks of more than one time; even many times.
HISTORY HAS PROVEN “TIMES” TO BE TRUE
Any student of church history knows this to be a fact. There have been many times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord since the Day of Pentecost.
Some of us have been blessed to participate in one or more of those times. And we walk in that refreshing for many years. Then another generation comes along that has not known a “time of refreshing” as we have. It causes us to hunger and long for the time when the next refreshing will come. We want that generation(s) to also know the glorious benefits of His presence moving upon the earth. We would “bring” it ourselves, but we cannot. Only God can do it in the time that He ordains.
WE ARE IN ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE “TIMES”
You may not see it in the place where you live, but I tell you it is happening all over the world. It is a time of tremendous harvest of souls in countries where the Gospel of Jesus has been prohibited or strongly opposed. Places that God’s people have fervently petitioned the Lord to visit in just this way; knowing it is the only way the powers of darkness could be dispelled and people be set free.
THERE IS MORE I WANT TO SAY…
…but it is too much for just one blog. Please bear with me in closing this blog at this point. I am going to write a second one and post it tomorrow so that it will be available when you want to read it. This will not be a usual schedule of posting, but I feel I should do the second one quickly.
Remember these things. God is doing His part to reach the whole world with the Good News of His Son Jesus. We must do our part always, but especially when His Spirit is moving over the earth. May God help us fulfill our part.