The prophecy of Joel has come to pass in regards to the Holy Spirit being poured out in all nations in the day we live in today. He wrote, “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 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) This is at the same time as the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and His Second Coming. I don’t know about you but I know of many people dreaming of the rapture of the church and of the coming of our Lord in the days we live in. I, myself, have also been one of those people who have seen the rapture and Jesus’s return, along with the great white throne judgment. Along with these dreams, we have Muslims and Jews also coming to Jesus because of dreams and visions. This is so amazing to see, even among the darkness we live in today.
This same prophecy was spoken of in Acts, chapter 2, which reads, “but this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy: And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come: And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Acts 2:16-21) This was referred to once again since the Holy Spirit had just poured out upon the people at the day of Pentecost. The people there began to speak in tongues, which was by way of the Holy Spirit. This was just the beginning of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the early church. And now we also see that many people in Christ’s church today are proclaiming the gospel message of the cross and the resurrection through Jesus, our Lord. And because people are seeking Jesus daily through daily Bible study, prayer, and worship, God is giving them visions and dreams to come. Praise God that we are living in a time like this.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that every person who says they believe in You will be touched by the Holy Spirit. If people would just know what it means to be filled with the Holy Spirit, every believer would be longing for it in their lives. But because the evils of this world have infiltrated people’s lives, people have overlooked You and onto things that the flesh desires instead. This is so sad to see, for people are missing out. They do not realize all the blessings they could accumulate if they would just let go of things holding them back and start trusting in You, Jesus. I wish I could lead more people who are lost to You, Lord, but I know that these people need to be ready also. If I share Your message of hope with people who are not open, they will only get upset with me and even persecute me for my beliefs. So I ask that You will lead me to talk to people who are being prepared through visions, dreams, family members, and friends. I trust that there are many ways You are getting through to people who are already open but need Your messengers to reach them, in order for them to fully surrender and come unto You. Sure, You can do all things and are able to lead them to follow You, Yourself, but so much more can happen if there are workers in Your kingdom in all the world. Yes, Jesus, the harvest is ripe but only a few people are doing their part to reach the lost. But Lord, I am not like them, have Your way in me. May many more people come to know You through my hands. I believe in You. I love You. Amen.