“And also on the servants and on the handmaids in those days, I will pour out my Spirit.”
In these last days of human history, God will pour out His Spirit in a full and free way. There will be no discrimination between, master and servant, man or woman. The power of the Holy Spirit and the gifting of the Lord does not depend on us or on our education, experiences or status in this life. God is no respecter of persons and will bless those who He chooses, as He also saves to eternal life those He sets His heart upon.
The pouring out of the Spirit will mean the greater gifts will be in abundance and the fruit of the Spirit will be powerful in the lives of the people of God. There will be people with clarity about the Word of God and powerful prayerfulness. There will be deep understanding of the Truth of God and the powerful and fruitful preaching of the gospel. There will be the raising up of women and men, old and young – all who the Spirit of God should set His heart upon. They will be given the understanding and power of the Spirit to minister in the realm God requires of them, not in the limelight, but quietly and privately in the lives of those around them, who God deigns to listen.
We have had these days of abundance, now seem to be entering a time of spiritual destitution and lack of the fruit of the Spirit. We could be on the brink of the time of tribulation when the people of God will suffer persecutions and great hardship. The promise of the Word of God is that we will be kept by His power and provided for. The Lord Jesus is coming soon and we must be ready and glad for His appearing. Only those who are truly the Lord’s people will persevere to the end in these powerfully evil days of persecution and oppression of Christian people.
We listen to those who love the Lord and display the fruit of the Spirit in their lives. We support each other, check each other and help each other along the heavenly pathway to reach home with joy and victory. This is the aim of the church of Christ – to bring the elect people into the fellowship and keep ourselves in the love of God.
The gospel age may be coming to a close, so we work doubly hard to bring in the remnant of the people of God and preach the gospel with clarity and persuasiveness. The trumpet must yet sound, for the Lord tarries. There is work yet to be done and souls still to be saved.
Beloved, we cannot tell how our ministry of the Lord will work out so we sow the seed at every opportunity that the gospel will succeed and the Word of God will not return void.
“In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening don’t withhold your hand; for you don’t know which will prosper, whether this or that, or whether they both will be equally good.”