Why do I say this? I will list my reasons, but for now let me say that every time there is a change of gigantic proportions in the world, it’s also a sign that Father God is on the move and doing His thing.
First the natural then the spiritual….
“However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural, and afterward the spiritual.” ~1.Cor.15:46
Scientists believe that in the beginning of all things, there was a shaking in the universe, the Big Bang if you will. The result of such a shaking in the universe caused according to them the beginning of all things. It shouldn’t be a surprise to know that right after that; the history of mankind begins with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. If we follow the greatest events of Bible history well find out that are preceded by great manifestations on the earth. Read for instance the book of Revelation and you will discover the same pattern applies.
For those who are believers and know their Bible history let me ask the question. Remember what happened on the day of Pentecost in Jerusalem? There was a manifestation of the Holy Spirit. Obviously, what happen that day you can say was spiritual. On the other hand, the reality was that this event had a dual application. First, it took place in Jerusalem among human beings. Not with spirits or in the spirit realm.
Second, the fact remains, it was an earthly event, noticeable by people in the City of Jerusalem, witnessed by real people and recorded in history. Let me ask the question, what happened after that event?
The followers of Jesus begun to do the most dramatic chain of miracles that the world had ever seen.
“Therefore they stayed there a long time, speaking boldly in the Lord, who was bearing witness to the word of His grace, granting signs and wonders to be done by their hands.” ~Acts 14:3
Could it be that we are approaching a time when biblical history is about to repeat itself?
“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.” ~Acts 2:17
It’s important to put things in perspective. First, the Last Days is not referring to say the last days before a person dies. This expression speaks of a segment of eternity. It could very well be that we can be entering into that phase but it is no indication the world is about to end. One day is like a thousand years and one thousand years is like one day in God’s economy. All I’m saying is it can very well be that this particular piece of eternity will be preceded by a shaking that will be witness by the whole planet.
It doesn’t have to be one event but a series of events. In other words what happened the day of Pentecost could very well be the last event prior to the great manifestation that initiated that piece of eternity.
Today we are witnessing this world is in great turmoil, to say the least, that can be in my opinion an indication that a season similar to what happened after Pentecost is being ushered in. Do you know what a shifting really means? It means that the grace and anointing that God had placed on let’s say things that once were causing great spiritual manifestations has ended. Why?, because the anointing that was placed on those things are now being lifted off by God. What happened during that season will no longer work now! God is ushering in something new. I believe this is what is taking place right now. Maybe we will explore this “shifting” further in my next Blog.
For He IS Worthy!
Carlos H. Lopez
Senior Leader at Paul and Silas Ministries