by Pam Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Someone shared with me that In 1939 Smith Wigglesworth prophesied to Lester Sumrall about the final wave of God’s glory:
“After that, after the third wave,” he started sobbing. “I see the last day revival that’s going to usher in the precious fruit of the earth. It will be the greatest revival this world has ever seen! It’s going to be a wave of the gifts of the Spirit. The ministry gifts will be flowing on this planet earth. I see hospitals being emptied out, and they will bring the sick to churches where they allow the Holy Ghost to move.”
I think many have thought they would be entertained by miracles in the last days revival, but when we get right with God, then we will want to show Love and then the ministry gifts will be released. It is not about seeking signs. God connects with our heart, and really this is required.
But we also have to know what is right and wrong in God’s eyes which means repentance must come first, with the desire to please Him. Then the real miracles will come in waves and they will be associated with holiness, which is not rules as much as it is a lifestyle of living with God.
This also means no gifts and miracles competition, which is a snare that has brought many down in the past. It means not trying to bring down another man’s work out of personal lusts (or desires), or trying to take down another man’s foundation or build upon that. It means finding the discipline of our own assignments and walking in that Love in the right ways.
You want to see God’s miraculous and His angelic works? Then we walk in that, studying to show ourselves approved unto God as workers approved by Him. Billions still have not been saved or healed and delivered, so there is plenty of work for everyone!
But holiness will characterize the next move, but not a legalistic one, it will be a desire to please Him, so worship enters into that, praising Him for who we really believe He is, knowing it by our faith through the revelation of His Word made alive by the Spirit.
Preceding prayers also enter in, as does respect for others. Oh, but when we get it right, the Wow of God will come and the older saints can tell you how amazing it was. We have just in many ways lost “our connect.”
We press through in the Kingdom of God. We are choosing our King from a wrong kingdom and going for the right one. We choose our benevolent King, who is awesome in wonders and might! And we do it, knowing there is also a show down.
There is a force wanting us to believe that it’s all useless, a waste of time, a joke, a mockery, our imagination, our crutch and on and on it goes in disbelief. But there is something that rises up inside that says, “Wait a minute here, I believe there is more good in the world than that, and there must be a God over that good,” and the good news is that there is.
Like Richard Roberts has said often, “You’ve come too late to tell me that God does not do miracles. We’ve seen them, we have had them! So we believe in them!” And many of us have.
God is responding to the people who have prayed to Him. This is important to understand because when His Presence comes and manifests, many will ask “why not me?” when something happens for someone else. But it can happen for everyone.
Sometimes we have to have patience and sometimes we have not really connected with God for ourselves; we have just been around other people who have. I want to share something to help you understand.
There are many people who have humbled themselves enough to get their prayer language of tongues, but not all of them have continued to walk in the Spirit of that gift. That is why you can see some “off” things by the tongues talkers. People who learn how to USE their language for the reason it was given, will prosper in it and find that gift very valuable.
Some people have faith for healing because they were taught for it and not against it, so they will receive their healings easier. Some want to make healing and other gifts a commodity like people do money, but it does not work that way. Even I can’t give you every reason why God does or does not do something, even though I am writing this. God knows who pleases Him, He knows who tries, even if others can’t see. And He will honor them for it, and it may be in a long term way of something.
The Bible talks about how some are fattened up for the kill. (James 5:5) That sounds harsh but the point is that your seeking God is a place where you CAN find His rewards, you just have to seek them out by reaching out to Him. If you are sincere with God, He is going to put you in that place where you can get the most out of it FOR YOU! God is unlimited, He will work with you to show you more of Him. Others who harden their hearts will miss it, and this is not just a game; it’s Life.
There are many times when I have thought some have had it better or more than me, only to discover that I would not trade my walk for theirs or someone else’s. If we learn this, we will be more fruitful and thus more blessed.
God IS moving right now and I believe He is going to be moving even more. I see posts all over Facebook from different people and meetings that share He is.
In the past, some have hyped their meetings too, and many want the hungry to pull on Him with them. But you can’t manufacture proven faith. People have to be raised up in the faith.
The strongest revivals will be where the Word is shared and lifted up. Jesus is the Living Word. When things really pick up, the world will clamor to get in on it, because it is getting attention and they like to market what’s trending, so those who think they see will flaunt what they think they understand, but in many cases it will be imitating and not the real thing.
We have to discern these things as believers. It’s a challenge because there ARE new things manifesting, but if we stick with the Scriptures and make room for God to move, then we will be in the best positions to receive.
Many did not speak in tongues in the early days of when I received it (the mid 70’s), but many at one time were starting to receive it then and they were from varied denominations. It had not been taught in our churches, but when people went to the Scriptures, they could plainly see it in there. And not only did people manifest their prayer language but God was doing a lot of other great profound things too, that only He could do.
There is a new generation that God is going to extend His Hand to, and I pray they will find the saints mature enough to offer their hands and hearts out to help them too. It will make a difference to the world. We choose our God, the God of Love, or the one who comes to kill, steal and destroy. We choose!