Many of you know that we are currently in the process of counting down the Omer. Today we count day 5 on the calendar. This started shortly after the feast of Passover. We will count everyday for the next seven weeks in a row. Most of us know that the 50 days were counted down to the day of Pentecost, the day the Holy Spirit came in tongues of fire upon those who were waiting in the upper room.
And when the day of Pentecost had come, they were all assembled together in one place,When suddenly there came a sound from heaven like the rushing of a violent tempest blast, and it filled the whole house in which they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues resembling fire, which were separated and distributed and which settled on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit kept giving them clear and loud expression. ( Acts 2:1-4 AMP)
Wow! What a day that must have been! I especially love the part about tongues of fire and their loud expression because their is no other volume for me when I pray or preach under Holy Spirit's unction. So I like that it says loud :) ok all kidding aside. I imagine that was a time for those who had been praying, seeking, and waiting like no other. Did you hear the part about when Pentecost had fully come? That jumped out at me today too!! His appointed time Church is fully come! Right now! So open the eyes of your heart to see that these are the days that we have longed for! That He has longed for as well. These are the times of the greatest outpourings of His Spirit all over the world! From one end of the earth to the other! Wondering if that is true because you have heard it said again and again? Look at what is happening all over the world...beheadings, famine of all kinds, wars and rumors of wars, blood moons on the set feasts of The Lord! Those feasts are His established Feasts, not mans! Let's see what Jesus said about this.
And there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars; and upon the earth, distress of nations in bewilderment and perplexity, Men swooning away or expiring with fear and dread and apprehension and expectation of the things that are coming on the world; for the very powers of the heavens will be shaken and caused to totter. AND THEN they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with great power and [all His kingly] glory ( majesty and splendor). WHEN all these things begin to occur, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption ( deliverance) is drawing near. (Luke 21:25-28 AMP)
Beloved Sons and Daughters there is no more time to waste on idle and pointless things that do not matter in the face of eternity and the desperate need of so many of our lost brothers and sisters. We must open our eyes to see them! We must be bold enough to speak up and speak out! The time is come to stand up and proclaim in the One that gave His all to us and we must offer Him no less than all of ourselves as living sacrifices for His complete use. For we must declare as Paul did in Romans 1:16!
For I am not ashamed of the Gospel ( good news) of Christ, for it is working unto salvation to everyone who believes with a personal trust and a confident surrender and firm reliance, to the Jew first and also to the Greek...
Let's look at what Jesus said about this Matthew 10:32,33
Everyone who acknowledges me publicly here on earth, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But everyone who denies me here on earth, I will also deny before my Father in heaven.
Jesus states very clearly that He is to be acknowledged openly before men through us and our lives. We must be bold and courageous as never before! You never know who is waiting to hear God's story of hope, rescue, redemption and restoration in your life! Be bold as Lions!