Then came the Day!
He awakened, just like any other day. But this day was different.
He put away all of His carpenter tools to answer the reason for Him coming to earth as a man. This day would bring world-wide changes throughout the ages to come. He was now thirty years old. He had studied the scriptures daily and grew in wisdom. He knew His Father was not Joseph, but Jehovah God, the Creator of the Heavens and the earth!
This day would be the beginning of His calling. He would seek John, His cousin, who was baptizing in the Jordan River. Then He asked John to baptize Him.
“ … Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting upon Him. And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, ‘This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.’” (Matthew 3:16-17)
This Day Jesus would begin His earthly ministry as the power of the Holy Spirit descended upon Him. Father poured His Spirit upon Him, all of His Spirit! This Day and His days to come would change the world forever.
Great Expectations of The Great Commission
“Later He appeared to the eleven as they sat at the table; and He rebuked their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen Him after He had risen.”
“And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
“So then, after the Lord had spoken to them, He was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.” (Mark 16:14 -20)
The Perfect Day
“But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.” (Proverbs 4:18)
“… being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ … (Philippians 1:6)
The Work of the End Days Church Has Arrived!
“And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head--Christ—from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.” (Ephesians 4:11-16)
The Day of Holy Spirit
There was a “day” that the Holy Spirit came upon Jesus who then led Him into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He had to overcome satan in preparation for the three years of ministry ahead, and of course His temptation in the garden prior to the cross.
As His Body on earth is standing up against evil in our nation, taking authority and releasing prayers of faith, we take courage through the many scriptures in the Old Testament that give us an account of the many difficult times God’s people persevered through to get to the VICTORY!
Jehoshaphat had several wicked nations join together and threaten his people with annihilation. The King sought the Lord. “Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.” (2 Chronicles 20)
What was the outcome?
The Lord came against them and they were defeated! Very often God would administer judgment against very wicked nations by setting a trap for them. Then He would wipe them out!
Hezekiah ran into big trouble with the King of Assyria who intended to destroy God’s people with his great army. Hezekiah prayed and the following morning 185,000 soldiers lay dead!
How? The angel of the Lord killed them all!
Days of the Outpouring of His Spirit are also days of God’s judgment. Know that He is on the scene. Have faith in God and do whatever He tells you to do. Just ahead is the greatest awakening of the nations. And when that last soul is saved that Father wants, we’ll meet our Savior in the air! Be ready.
This is that … It’s time to blow the trumpet in Zion!
“And it shall come to pass afterward
That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your old men shall dream dreams,
Your young men shall see visions.
And also on My menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days …
And it shall come to pass
That whoever calls on the name of the Lord
Shall be saved. (See Joel 2:28-32)