All the events in the world presently lead to the soon return of our wonderful Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We need to be vigilant in the things of the Spirit “But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teaches you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is the truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.” (1 John 2:27)
In the very next verse we are told, “And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming” (1 John 2:28).
Why should we pray? Why should we spend time in an atmosphere where the Holy Spirit is present?
God’s touch upon your life will give you confidence, authority, and power as you help to usher in His return. Christ described what is about to take place when He told the story of the 10 virgins. Speaking about the Second Coming, He said:
Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom? And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. (Matthew 25:1-5)
Then, “At midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out” (verses 6-8).
However, the wise virgins answered:
But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not. (Matthew 25:9-12)
Then the Lord added these words: “Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh” (Matthew 25:13).
Jesus is about to return in power and glory, and His Word, described as a “lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105), is kept alive through prayer. It is the secret to receiving the power and authority that is promised at His return.
One of the great prophecies of God’s Word is about to be completed: “And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions” (Joel 2:28).
How is the Lord going to pour out His Spirit on all flesh? Through you! Unbelievers are going to say, “These Christians have turned the world upside down!”
When God’s fullness arrives, everyone will know it: “And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit” (Joel 2:29). When the former and the latter rains descend, it will turn into a flood. Those who receive it will be used mightily as the anointing flows upon those all around.
You will hardly recognize yourself, for “the Spirit of the LORD will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man. And let it be, when these signs have come unto thee, that thou do as occasion serve thee; for God is with thee” (1 Samuel 10:6-7).
Suddenly, you are going to become bold and strong. Your mind will be agile and clear. Your spirit will become sensitive. And you will be made aware of the invisible world around you, the world of God’s Spirit.
Is this what you want the Lord to perform in your life?
Get closer to God. Ask for His oil from heaven. Seek the double-portion anointing. Be bold as you prepare to see unprecedented glory just ahead, for our precious Lord Jesus Christ has said:
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know … Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it. (John 14:1-4, 12-14)
Get ready for the greatest revival, outpouring, and harvest!