“I Will Pour Out of my Spirit” upon all flesh. (Joel 2:28)
So many of us have known about this all of our lives. We’ve quoted it and referred to it many times throughout the years.
There is one word here that has often caused us to ponder many times. We wondered about what the deepest meaning of this proclamation could be.
It is that small word “all….”
That means everybody, every person, kindred and kind.
We always knew when it was supposed to happen. Isn’t it now?
We are in the last days. There can be no denying that.
What we see all around us at this time, and all around the world, is exactly like what The LORD said it would be.
All of the things that Paul spoke to Timothy about these days, is not coming — it’s already here, in full force. It was all foretold, just as we see it.
At times, I am afraid. I will admit that. Because these things have happened so quickly, and most seem to not even be aware or care, many, who know better.
We are not going to get into a debate about the subject of what many have called an “end-time Revival”.
If we wish to define the word “Revival”, it might be quite simple. It means to bring back to life, something that was once alive, but is now dead, or almost so.
I ask The LORD to help me speak in humility, and only what He would have me say.
In short, how close are we to what the early church was?
How near have we gotten to the fullness of Christ mentioned in the writings about the ministries of the Church?
Just how well have the saints been perfected, and did we reach the depths we sought for?
My heart says, it’s way too late to blame whomever or whatever, if we haven’t reached the mark we sought for.
Signs, Wonders and Miracles were to be the norm for us. I am so grateful and happy that so many of us saw such mighty moves of The Spirit in our time. We are witnesses of just how The Holy Ghost can move, and how it transformed lives, and how precious it was to us.
David said to God, “There is none like You.”
There is nothing like The Holy Ghost — how it feels — the Power of it, and how it interacts with the human spirit.
God set things in The Church, and He did not take them out. Every bit of it was set in order and every piece was to work together and function, just as He ordained it.
Only man could make changes to such a Divine Plan and run it the way he or she thought best.
I do believe that Christ is not coming back for a watered-down version to what He meant to have.
I don’t wish to speak this way, but I don’t know any other way to say it.
Full apostolic renewal was meant to return in our lifetime. We sought it with tears. Did it come to pass?
It came to me that untold numbers of people all over this world have not known The LORD the way so many of us have.
They likely, may have never felt and experienced The Holy Ghost in that awesome way we have.
They maybe, never walked in Heavenly Places and felt and seen the depths of The Realm of The Spirit, to know the deeper things of God, or operate in The Gifts of the Spirit. But I believe they will.
Every person left here is going to feel the awesome Power of His presence, and know what The Holy Ghost is, and what He can do. Whether they receive Him or not, is up to them.
But there will be no doubt as to the fact that it is His wonderful Power, and where it comes from.
Why would God let this time end in complete defeat or settling for something less?
This mighty move of The Spirit will happen — with or without us!
Those who are gifted in The Spirit, stir up your gifts and begin to operate once more.
The Door is about to open, and no man will shut it.
I must be part of it!
“And it shall come to pass afterward
That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your old men shall dream dreams,
Your young men shall see visions.” Joel 2:28.
~ Robert Blackburn