THE OUTPOURING OF REVIVAL IN THE ENDTIMES
“And the redeemed/ransomed of the Lord shall return, and come with singing unto Zion, and everlasting joy shall be upon their heads. They shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.” (Isaiah 35:10)
We are twenty-one centuries from the blessed event of the Day of Pentecost.
Every Pastor is preaching to congregations and talking among themselves about End-Time Revival, or “Latter Rain Revival;” also called “Joel’s Outpouring,” and “Hosea’s Revival.”
I have personally witnessed right here in Seattle, the continued outpouring of the Holy Spirit, but it has not reached the glory we read as prophesied for Joel’s promised outpouring in the Holy Scriptures. (See Joel 2:28-32, Isa. 60 and 63)
Here in the wealth of western nations revival is being compromised by mammon.
It has been counterfeited by a “self” movement of personal gain at the expense of love for one another. It is a multi-billion dollar industry of motivational religi-business where pop-psychology and quasi-religious hype has replaced the Sermon on the Mount.
This is to our shame.
Joel prophesied of the great outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon all flesh for glory or judgment in the last days. (Joel 2: 28-32) This implies that our days of apostasy, of the stale pottage of our counterfeit worship, will shortly come to an end.
It will be as if the whole earth is consumed in shaking to awaken our ignorant sleep of denial. We will arise from our pampered, misguided slumber to cry out for and to God. We, in the west, if we are awakened, will experience a mighty change of heart.
How will this happen? We must let the Holy Spirit guide us to the truth of what the Scriptures say.
If we read that Joel witnessed the peak of the Holy Spirit’s outpouring at the sixth seal in the days of the sun darkened and the moon as blood red, we must open our eyes to the Holy Spirit who tells us that the purpose in these tribulations is not aimed at our apocalyptic destruction, but the harbinger of the coming of the Messiah. There will be a latter day rain revival and it will be epic.
Joel, Peter, and Jesus Himself not only speak to us from the dust of history, but in the living Holy Spirit’s witness that these End-Times to come will be ushered in by the signs of the darkened sun and bloody moon, and we will see these signs. But we will also witness the peak of outpouring of the Holy Spirit. We will see the signs of healing and the glorifying, miraculous acts of God, occurring in greater and more frequent abundance among us.
We, all of us together in the whole earth, will witness, at last, at the peak of the Holy Spirit’s outpouring, the great sign in heaven: the sign of the Son of Man who comes in glory. It will be as was said by the master of ceremonies at the wedding feast at Cana, who said to the bridegroom, “….you have kept the best wine until now.” (John 2:10)
I am not sure how God will lead this ministry, but please pray for me on how to start worldwide revival.