The True Key to the End Times
A great revival is coming, so why doesn’t anyone talk about it?
A friend had returned from a three-day conference on the end times. This “prophetic” conference was focusing on all of the Bible verses about the end. And there are many; more than two dozen. He was so excited and wanted to share with me. I asked a simple question: “What did they say about the great revival that is coming? You know, that time when God pours out His Spirit on all flesh, and whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” I was referring to Acts 2:17-21 or Joel 2:30-32. He told me that topic never came up. Three days on the signs of the end, and no mention of a worldwide revival, no mention of God pouring out His Spirit on all flesh! I was not surprised…..
Don’t misplace your focus
Looking on the internet for “signs of the end times” confirmed my thinking. When you hear about those signs, we talk about wars, and earthquakes, and famine, and increased sin, and on and on. In one article, titled 26 End Time Signs number 22 was; “The Gospel will be preached as a warning to all nations. Matthew 24:14.” That one is getting closer to what you and I can do, but it leaves out the promise of what God is going to do as a result! He will pour out His Spirit and initiate a worldwide revival. (I say “worldwide” because He says “all flesh.”) In another article, the author had 18 signs and number 18 was “Gospel Preached to World.” No mention of the coming move of God that initiates this worldwide move of His Spirit that results in a world changing end time event.
We should be more excited than ever
Like you, I can see all of the signs; but they don’t bring fear or trepidation or even sleeplessness. What I see is the precursor to what He has called us to do: to preach the Gospel, to introduce people to Jesus and invite the power of His Holy Spirit into our lives and the lives of those we interact with.
You see, the end times is not just a series of events that we have no control over; instead, it should be a motivating factor in getting involved with what God is preparing for these next years. Revival is coming! Bigger than we have seen; churches will be changed, your business will be changed, governments will be impacted; families and marriages and schools will never be the same.
If you are looking for signs of the end, you don’t have to look far. But if you want to do something about it: then now is the time. We all have a part to play because God has promised to touch all flesh. That means your circle of friends; not just your church going Christian friends; but your unbelieving neighbor, your backslidden relative; even your godless and irreverent co-worker.
This article is an extract from Rich Marshall who is the host of God@Work on GOD TV. Rich heads up ROi Leadership and God Is Working and is the author of the bestselling book by the same name. You can watch his series on GOD TV on Monday evenings at 8.35 pm and on Saturday mornings at 9.30 am or watch on demand now.