Elijah said to Ahab 1 Kings 18:41 – “…. there is the sound of abundance of rain.”
There is both trouble and revival or restoration coming! We are informed of that reality in Hebrews 12:27 which tells us that everything that can be shaken will be shaken. I have long believed that day is coming. I have preached it, testified of it, and now deep inside I, sense it an imminent reality!
Evil has increased its activity and has been emboldened by the complacency of the church. However, I believe that God will allow it to go only so far and then say, ENOUGH! At that moment in time, there will be an outpouring on hungry hearts that will be in a greater measure than we have ever seen, or history has ever known. We read in Psalms 8:2 and Matthew 21:16 that, “Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings will come strength and perfected praise.” My cry is “I’m thirsty Lord! I’m hungry Lord! Let it begin in me!”
In Acts 2:14-21, we read, “But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words. 15 For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:
17’And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams. 18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants, I will pour out My Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy. 19 I will show wonders in heaven above and signs in the earth beneath: Blood and fire and vapor of smoke. 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD. 21 And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved.’”
I’m not as young as I once was and I’m having dreams about this Outpouring! It’s not a question of will it come, it’s a question of “Will we be in it? Will, we present vessels, new wineskins to receive the New Wine?” I believe that Preparation Always precedes Blessing! We need to make the valleys of our lives full of ditches so the water of God can fill us to overflowing!
May the LORD help you to create a hungry heart and thirst for His outpouring. Walk in the rich blessings of God on this beautiful day!