Here the Lord says that He will pour out His Spirit on all flesh
in the last days. That includes everyone, black and white, all nations. We live in an evil
time. Its as if the devil is let loose, and pours out his filth on everyone.
Its as if the spirit of immorality and prostitution is let loose. Its like
Sodom and Gomorrah.
But even though things are like that, its wonderful that God
promises that He will pour out His Spirit on all flesh. And it continues to say that your
sons and daughters will prophesy. There are things in the Bible which confuse people. Like
the word prophecy is misinterpreted as being like fortune telling, saying who made your
child sick, or who cast a spell on you, etc. But thats not prophecy; that is
occultism. Prophecy is to publicly expound the Word of God. So you need to discern the
difference between prophecy and fortune telling.
God promises that the young men and women, who once spoke of evil
things and used foul language, will now speak godly things and expound the Word of God
through prophecy. And they will dream godly dreams. Now some dreams are straight from the
devil. Other dreams are meaningless, because youve eaten too many potatoes before
you went to bed. But there is also such a thing that God speaks to you through a dream.
Remember how God spoke to Joseph through a dream to take the Child and His mother and flee
to Egypt and he obeyed and the Child was saved from being murdered by Herod (Matt 2:13).
The young men will also see godly visions, like Daniel and his
three friends. And not defile themselves by watching TV and looking at filthy things. So
when Gods Spirit come upon people they are filled with heavenly things. They forget
about the things of the earth. Its wonderful when God works through His Spirit, when
young and old are changed and have godly fellowship together.
Some people complain that theyre just servants and are poor
while others are wealthy and live like kings. But those differences disappear when
Gods Spirit is poured out on you, for rich and poor can receive the greatest of
gifts, the Holy Spirit. Even if you think that you have to work like a slave, that
wont be your focus anymore when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. Maybe you say that
you are nothing and have nothing. But if you have the Holy Spirit you are rich beyond
imagination. God comes to poor people, sinners, and transforms them and pours out His
Spirit on them. Very often those who are poor in earthly things are rich in heavenly
We also read of the signs and wonders God will show in the heavens
above and the earth beneath, before the great and terrible day of Gods Judgement.
Yes that great and awesome day is coming, when God will judge all people. Now if you
repent and call on the Name of the Lord, then you need not fear that Day. But if you do
not repent, that day will be terrible, like hell.
Just think of all the damage alcohol does to you even physically,
and the damage smoking is causing you, where they destroys your lungs and your liver, and
brings you to an early painful death. Just look in the world today and see all the
diseases and illnesses people bring upon themselves because of disobedience to God. Just
think of all the drug-related diseases, like krokodil, where your flesh is consumed from
your bones while youre alive, so that your bones can be seen sticking out!
When Gods Spirit speaks to you, obey. Its better to
cut off your hand if it offends you and enter heaven than to enter hell with both hands
(Mark 9:43). Gods Word says some people are born eunuchs, others make themselves
eunuchs for the sake of heaven (Matt 19:12). Rather be an eunuch than not being able to
control yourself and end in hell. That great and awesome day is coming to everyone. Many
ignore it to their own damnation. You will be helped by one thing, and that is to call
upon the Name of the Lord.
Cry out like that man in Rom 7, "who will deliver me from
this wretched body of death" (Rom 7:24). But he ends up saying, "but thanks be
to the Lord who saves me and delivers me" (Rom 7:25; 8:1,2).
May no one hardens his or her heart, but cry to the Lord to save
and deliver you.