There is no doubt that we are living in turbulent times, even the last days of the Last Days that Jesus spoke about. What the exact timing of the return of Jesus is no man knows, but we are able to know the season. It is an exciting time – not a time to fear but to have faith! Because if you know Jesus you have a reason to be glad. Even though we do have more time and things to do here I'm reminded of this verse. Luke 21:28 "Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near."
The Pentecost season is almost here. What an exciting time! If you aren't familiar with Pentecost, it coincides with the Jewish festival of Shavuot that takes place 50 days after Passover. For Christians, it also commemorates when the Holy Spirit filled God's people in Acts 2. This year, Shavuot begins on Thursday, May 28, and runs through Saturday, May 30; and Pentecost falls on Sunday, May 31. So, this is an important time on God's calendar and one of the special times during the year when the Heavens are open making it easier to hear the Lord. Pentecost will be a time of greater revelation and power flowing from Heaven.
Faith and fear cannot co-exist! All throughout the gospels we read where Jesus was continually asking His disciples "Why are you afraid, where is your faith?" I know I have heard this a time or two myself. I believe we are in a vital season where the enemy is after our faith, but why? Well, according to 1 John 5:4 (Amplified), "For whatever is born of God is victorious over the world; and this is the victory that conquers the world, even our faith."
I am going through the New Testament again, and the following chapter, I Corinthians 10, Paul's words really gripped me. It seems a good portion of the Body of Christ has gotten 'fat' on meat that others have purchased and prepared, by others. "It's TIME" to now lean on our Holy Spirits, and employ and activate what we have been taught and have residing within us. Please also remember that. GOD does NOT TOLERATE disobedience, idolatry and sin, period. That train had to be interrupted. Remember all those spots and wrinkles that need to come off? Hmm how do you think that happens? Good choices, good consequences, bad choices, not pleasant consequences.
I had a dream last night and I heard the Lord speaking over the body of Christ and he said, "Pray for pastors." Immediately I saw a huge open heaven and invitation over pastors right now to encounter Jesus in a deeper way than they ever have before. There are significant impartations that the Lord wants to release to pastors right now in deeper encounters with Jesus that are going to position them for the new move of the Spirit that is upon the Church. Something that really stood out to me in the dream was HUMILITY. The Lord used a symbol in the dream to me that represents humility and purity.
As I was looking out my bedroom window one morning following the stay-in-home order set by the governor and mayor in my city and state of Wilmington, Delaware, I began to look up at the sky, and suddenly I had a vision. As I looked through the window, I saw the word "creativity" in front of my eyes and imprinted in my vision. I was instantly taken to Genesis 1:1, where it says, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." We can see that God is the Creator of creativity. He is the originator of creativity.
Holy Spirit drew me into a time of prayer concerning the pandemic and the groanings across the earth. That which is being shaken is beyond a virus and even a governmental crisis. It is God's heart for all of creation and the eternal destinies of peoples and nations that He wants to awaken deep within our souls. The Lord says: Now is the time for a reckoning of souls and dividing of hearts. My people have been ridiculed, mocked and derided long enough! I am acting on the prayers of the saints, both past and present, for that which is happening upon the earth. Yes, even the cloud of witnesses is joining in this call for justice to roll like thunder!
Back in March when the COVID-19 crisis erupted, the U.S. government created a website called "coronavirus rumor control." It was an attempt to squash some of the bizarre theories people were hearing, including the bogus idea that the National Guard was being dispatched, with machine guns and tanks, to force everyone to stay inside their homes. This rumor about martial law kept spreading—like a virus, of course—and it spawned more conspiracy theories. People posted their fears on social media.
"(Beforetime in Israel, when a man went to enquire of God, thus he spake, Come, and let us go to the seer: for he that is now called a Prophet was beforetime called a Seer.)" 1 Samuel 9:9 KJV Throughout history, mankind has longed to better understand the dimensions of the spiritual realms, and for as long as man has walked upon Planet Earth, the Spirit has revealed Himself in many, various ways - through many various people. In this modern time of ours, it seems there's an interest in the prophetic as never before. As a lifelong student of prophecy, I'm thankful to see such a renewed interest in the things of God as men and women, just like you, are coming to a greater understanding of what it truly means to prophesy.
For as he thinks within himself, so he is. Proverbs 23:7, NASB Be encouraged to know that you don't have to be afraid of the battles in your mind. Jesus said, "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32).Based on God's Word, right believing is the key that unlocks the treasures of God in your life, giving you access to the fullness of His love, grace, favor, blessings, and forgiveness. Jesus has already paid the price on Calvary's hill. The hindrance then between you and your victory is your wrong beliefs. The battle has to do with your beliefs.