It’s obvious to those who know what the Bible teaches about the events prior to the second coming of Christ that we are in that era of time! Europe is uniting just the way Daniel prophesied. The countries that Ezekiel said would join together to attack Israel are now forming their coalitions. Weather phenomenon abound just as Jesus predicted. War and ethnic fighting are rampant. The clouds of darkness are gathering on the earth. It’s a day never experienced before.
In the midst of all this, God wants the believer to shine! Let me tell you what I see ahead for the church prior to the rapture. It’s summed up in Isaiah: Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the Lord will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising(Isaiah 60:1-3).
As the darkness increases, we’re to shine with the presence of God! So don’t just fill yourself with all the negative. Don’t just meditate on the current events and horrible happenings! Meditate on the goodness and love of God! Fill yourself with the promises of the Word of God!
For years it’s been prophesied that there will be a great harvest of souls just before we leave in the rapture. Joel 2 reveals that God will pour His Spirit out on all flesh before the return of Jesus in the second coming! I believe it’s a day when the Father wants spiritual gifts to flourish again! I believe that particularly the power gifts will come into manifestation in this hour. The power gifts are the gift of faith, the working of miracles, and the gifts of healings (See 1 Corinthians 12:8-10).
The gift of faith is a supernatural (beyond the natural) ability to believe God. It’s where God by the Holy Spirit gives you a faith boost so that you just can’t doubt! The working of miracles is a spiritual gift where God defies and overrides the laws of nature and physics as we know them and shows Himself strong! The gifts of healings is where God heals disease supernaturally without medical aid of any kind!
Peter walked on water. Jesus stilled the storm with a command of faith. Jesus turned water into wine. He fed thousand with a little boy’s lunch. Elijah spoke (the gift of faith in manifestation) and it did not rain for three and a half years until he allowed it. Moses parted the Red Sea. He spoke to a rock, and water gushed out of it to quench the thirst of the Israelites! Three Jewish men were thrown into a raging furnace and came out unharmed without even the smell of smoke on them. Joshua commanded and the sun stood still for twenty four hours! Elijah called fire down from heaven. According to his word, a widow was fed for months and months from a supply of olive oil and flour that never ran out.
God create natural law, but can override it when necessary! And in this hour of test that is coming on the world scene, He wants us His people to shine with His glory. It’s a day to believe God for miracles again. His power has not changed. He’s an awesome God. Now is the time for His awesomeness to shine through us! Let’s begin to expect the Father to do exceeding abundantly above all that we could ask or think! Arise! Shine!