Tuesday, November 8, 2016

THE PROMISED OUTPOURING

I am convinced the Lord is trying to break through to His people as never before.
“For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him” (Isaiah 64:4, my italics).
Who will receive this promised outpouring? “[Them] that waiteth for him.” The word for wait here means “bind together,” “gather together.” In this case, God’s people are gathered and bound together in one purpose, holding on to one promise: that He will come down with His presence and melt all hearts.
Already, there are evidences that God is rending the heavens and coming down by His Spirit:
A growing hunger for Him in Christ’s Body
An outbreak of gladness even as things grow darker
One of the surest evidences the Holy Spirit has begun to move supernaturally is a spirit of joy breaking out over God’s people, causing them to praise Him triumphantly in the midst of dark times.
“Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness” (Isaiah 64:5).
This joy is going to be the source of our strength in the days to come. Our ministry receives reports from all over the world describing how the church is experiencing supernatural joy in the worst of conditions. And it is also happening among ordinary Christians who have prayed for the Lord to stir them. Their mountains of fear are melting like wax, and they are now shouting with gladness.