continue the acts

We are in the LAST of the LAST days!  In the Bible, the book we refer to as “Acts” is titled, “The Acts of the Apostles”.  Perhaps a more accurate title could be, “The book of the Acts of the Holy Spirit”.  The acts done by the Apostles were accomplished by the Holy Spirit, Who flowed through them to reach a spiritually lost generation.  Even Jesus said, “In Myself I can do nothing; it is the Father Who does the works.” The Apostles were no different, and neither are we.  The power of God, the Holy Spirit, flowed through them accomplishing the will of God in their lives.

On the Day of Pentecost, following Jesus’ ascension into Heaven, the Holy Spirit descended on 120 men and women gathered in the Upper Room, filling them with a supply of His power.

He hasn’t left this planet since!  He continues today working divine acts, signs, wonders and miracles, through vessels of clay – YOU and ME!

As the Body of Christ, we should be adding chapters to the Book of Acts DAILY (figuratively speaking) with our lives lived out in service to the Father. We are designed by God to carry His Spirit into a lost and hurting world and see heart change: people changing their courses from darkness to light, adjusting their paths from their ways to God’s ways.  People setting their affections on things above, where moth and dust do not corrupt, rather than things of this earth, which are fleeting and will pass away.  People enjoying the abundant life provided by Christ, set free from the powers of darkness and enjoying life as a child of God, not living as a slave to the devil. 

Rejoice!  The time is now!  The last days began on that day of Pentecost more than 2000 years ago and we are living in the LAST of the LAST days!  That sets a fire in me!  The prophecies spoken by the prophets are true and Jesus’ return for HIs Church must be SOON!

If we knew for sure the hour and the day (which the Bible says no man knows), but if we were allowed a glimpse of His eternal calendar and KNEW His plan was to return next Friday at 9am, would our focus be any different?  I believe it would.  I believe the Holy Spirit in us would prompt us to “be a witness” everywhere, every day, all day.  I believe He would show us people who are lost, spiritually dead, who need to receive Christ NOW, while they can.  “All who call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved.” “Today is the day of salvation!” “God is not willing that ANY should perish, but that ALL should come to a saving knowledge of Christ.”  I believe He would move through us in signs, wonders, and miracles to demonstrate the goodness of our Father, which would bring them to repentance:  a turning from their old ways to His ways which brings LIFE EVERLASTING!

Guess what?!  The Holy Spirit is moving NOW on every available vessel to do JUST THAT!  As we submit our will to His will, as we yield to Him, not just when it is convenient or easy to do; or only when it doesn’t cost us anything, but ALL THE TIME; when we are 100% HIS to command, we will receive supernatural assignments, Divine appointments that will include demonstrations of His love and His power through us for His glory.  We must desire, pursue, and EXPECT GOD to use us, and move through us by His Spirit.  And when He does, the captives go free; the lame walk, the blind see, the deaf hear, the dead are raised.  Freely we have received, freely we give of His love and His Spirit.  Truly NOW is the TIME to plunder hell and populate Heaven for the glory of God!

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