Acts 2:17-19 “And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, that I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions,your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy. I will show wonders in heaven above and signs in the earth beneath: Blood and fire and vapor of smoke.”
I’ll never forget the first time I heard someone speak in other tongues, actually this brother was singing in other tongues. Of course I had been raised as a good baptist and I thought this had to be one of two things. My first thought was that this guy was catholic and he was singing in latin. Then, I begin to notice the supernatural component of what I was experiencing and thought this tongue must be demonic. You see, I had been taught that the signs and wonders had passed away and anything supernatural or unusual could not be God, boy was I wrong. Many Christians today will say that they believe in signs and wonders. They believe in them in theory, but let anything actually happen and most are not so comfortable and many will soon disappear. I am convinced that the closer we get to the end of this age the more signs and wonders will increase. Just as the first church age was birthed in the power of the Spirit, I believe the final chapter of the church in this era will be dominated by the power of signs and wonders. Here is something Arthur Wallis said about the manifestations of the Spirit.
“It is not suggested that the exercise of such supernatural gifts is confined to times of revival; nor is it maintained that God only bestows them during such seasons, for the facts are otherwise. It is only asserted, as a fact beyond dispute to those who accept the testimony of history, that the renewal of such gifts, together with various other signs and wonders, are a prominent feature of revival. God is sovereign in all these things. Let the creature beware of imputing folly to the Creator or of dictating to Him how He shall conduct His work. If God-sent revival is characterized by elements altogether new to our experience and which we cannot understand—if there are dreams and visions, tongues and interpretations, revelations and trances, prophesyings and healings, tremblings and prostrations—let us remember that God said that “signs” would accompany the outpouring of the Spirit (Acts 2:17–19) and that it has almost always been so.”
So I say, let it rip; send the fire, pour out the Spirit. This generation is in dire need of the demonstration of the power of God. So let’s embrace prophesying, healing, speaking in tongues, and falling out in the Glory of His presence. Instead of being ashamed of these demonstrations, we are longing for more. More, Lord! We want more!