I am no expert, but I would say that recent events (with or without the election at stake) have been pointing to Jesus coming back SOON. For the past few months, I have scowered the internet for sound teaching through articles and youtube about the book of Revelations and signs of the times. Since I was a child, I've always felt like Jesus would come back in our generation. Now I feel like it will happen without a doubt. Just like the Bible says, I have no idea of the day or hour... however, when I put my shoes on and get my children ready to leave my house, my children recognize the signs that we are about to go somewhere. I believe it is the same today. God's putting his shoes and jacket on now, he's making sure we're ready too, and we're going to meet Him SOON. Just like my previous post, what a time God chose for us to live in! What a time!
In my previous post, I encouraged you to embrace the notion that God is waking us up to a personal revival that will spill over into every area of our lives. This personal revival is to encourage you and me to BELIEVE the Word of God in faith... This means- He hears and answers our prayers. Guys and gals... it's time for miracles. A plethora of them.
God makes this COOL statement in the Bible- "And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions." Joel 2:28 This is the revival that I firmly believe is here. Now. In this moment.
You are an arrow, meant to live in this specific moment of time, pointing to a destiny only you can fulfill. This is YOUR time church. DO NOT SHRINK BACK IN FEAR. We know that since He chose this time for us to live in, then we don't have to be afraid of it. That is why this personal revival is so important. We are waking up to a dream and calling and vision and gifting that He has specifically placed in us uniquely. In the verses below, you will find some of these gifts.
Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 8 To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines. 1 Corinthians 12:7-10
Not sure, have someone in your church pray for you... Ask God, do some searching.... He will show you!
For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 1 Timothy 1:6-7
So, my conclusion of these CrAzY times that we were CHOSEN to live in... is that now more than ever, we must follow the things God is telling us to do. Each of us is unique in our ability to reach and influence the people in our circle. It is not a time to shrink back in fear, but to be bold in our belief in the Word of God. It is a time that we believe in the power of our prayers, and that we love not our lives unto death. It is a time when our belief in the Word of God is above everything else, and we will not compromise our beliefs. We will LOVE with Christ's love the world around us.
To conclude, it is with a stirring in my heart that I encourage us to all seek the Lord, and allow Him to fashion us into the arrow He has called us to be. We will not shrink back in fear but will rise and conquer the enemies lies within our own lives and within the lives God has called us to reach out to: may the love of God spill out of our hearts into the lives of those around us. There is a gift that you hold within your life that He is asking you to share with the world to bring His love and truth to those around you.
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
1 Peter 2:9-10
DON'T HOLD IT BACK. GOD LONGS TO USE YOU.
(I am one of those people that ALWAYS wants to know how the story ends. I want to know what will happen tomorrow, NOW. In this fascination I have found credible, amazing teachers of the word of God who are teaching Revelations well. I have shared the links below. )
Sound teaching: (copy and paste links)