"In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams." (Acts 2:17)
This verse intrigues me. God is speaking about THE LAST DAYS. Only God knows when those days will arrive. But this verse clearly tells us that a season is coming to this planet which will be the LAST DAYS of humanity's story upon it.
Those of us reading this are still alive and breathing. The earth is how it's always been. True, it seems like something is beginning to shake, and some of us are shaking with the shaking, but God is still in control. We are still alive. The earth is still spinning on its axis.
We can learn some things from this one verse. First, there is coming a season for and on this planet that GOD refers to as "THE LAST DAYS." God is going to end the story of HIS-STORY with humanity living on Planet Earth. Things will change. Things will end.
What will God do during this season of the end of the ages? What is God's plan for THE LAST DAYS?
HE WILL POUR OUT HIS SPIRIT ON ALL PEOPLE.
Even as we reap the consequences of our rebellion, He will be POURING the COMFORTER on all people. The Holy Spirit will arrive in such a way that it will be like a FLOOD covering the earth. The Spirit that will lead us in to all truth. The Spirit of His Comfort. The Power of His Greatness. POURED OUT. POURED OUT. POURED OUT. Like a flood.
And what will be the ramifications of people being flooded with the Very Spirit of Very God?
1- SONS AND DAUGHTERS WILL PROPHECY.
2- YOUNG MEN WILL SEE VISIONS.
3- OLD MEN WILL DREAM DREAMS.
WHAT? Prophecy? Visions? Dreams?
All these things have something to do with the future. THE FUTURE? IN THE LAST DAYS?
YUP. THAT'S WHAT IT SAYS.
With God there is ALWAYS a FUTURE. Always a HOPE.
Old men who were sure their days of dreaming dreams were over will now have renewed strength and hope to dream dreams. Sons and daughters will prophecy about God's plan for the future. Young men will see visions. About the future?
Even as God is allowing the planet to be in it's LAST DAYS He continues to send His Spirit to cause us to look to the future.
Some of us are dealing with our own "last days."
It could be the LAST DAYS of a marriage.
LAST DAYS of a relationship.
LAST DAYS of having children at home
LAST DAYS of a life long career.
LAST DAYS of living in your home town.
LAST DAYS of life.
Please remind yourself that even in the last days - of anything - God continues to POUR HIS SPIRIT ON YOU. He continues to remind you that you are not finished dreaming dreams or having a future. Here. Or there.
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE LAST DAYS IS A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH.
God will create something NEW whenever He allows something OLD to see it's last days.
Be encouraged in the Lord, today.
Look to YOUR FUTURE.