THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES VI
“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: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come. And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.” – Joel 2:28-32
Among other things that was prophesied to happen at the end time are “…wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke…” These represent demonstration of the power of God among men. God does only wondrous things. Psalm 72:18. The end-time is the time of demonstration of God’s power in favor of the end-time church and against the enemy of the end-time church. Remember, the end-time began on the day of Pentecost. Acts 2:14-21. There were a good number of enemies of the church both within and outside the church that became victims of the demonstration of God’s power in the book of Acts of the Apostles; Ananias and Saphira (Acts 5:1-11), Elymas (Acts 13:6-12). In the same way, all the people that received miracles in the book of Acts were beneficiaries of the demonstration of God’s power in the end-time church. The good news is that the power is the same and it is still with us today. Jesus gave it to us and has never taken it back from us. Luke 10:19; Matthew 10:1.
It is the power to witness. Acts 1:8. It is the same power to do signs, wonders and diverse miracles. Believers’ full-time and all-time assignment in the end-time church is soul winning. Any believer that is committed to soul winning already has intangible power of God capable of commanding any tangible divine manifestation. Even if the soul winning believer mistakenly drink any deadly thing; it would become ordinary water in him without any harm. Apostle Paul mistakenly carried a serpent with the wood on the Island of Melita but the snake bite could not do any harm to him to the point that the villagers changed their minds concerning him that he was a god not ordinary human being. Power! Acts 28:1-6 (Mark 16:18). But Apostle Paul was a consistent, committed and dedicated soul winner that was witnessing to both small and great. Acts 26:22.
The end-time church can only manifest God’s power through soul winning. The end-time believers can only demonstrate God’s power through soul winning. The time is now. The message is clear. God wants all men saved and come to the knowledge of truth. I Timothy 2:4. The disciples demonstrated the power of God; Paul demonstrated the power of God, you too can do it. You have to start winning souls into God’s kingdom today! Many things that man is struggling for will naturally be delivered to him at the instance of power. They lacked nothing when Jesus sent them (to win souls) without purse or scrip. Luke 10:4; Luke 22:35
Scriptures for meditation: Mark 16:15-20; Luke 10:1-19; Luke 22:35
Jesus is Lord!