The Glorious Church

Acts 2:1-4

The Bible clearly teaches that the times are going to get more evil as the days go by (see II Tim. 3:1-13). However, the Bible also prophesies that the end-time Church will have God’s visible, tangible glory upon it!

Ephesians 5:27
That He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that it should be holy and without blemish

There is a great revival coming upon the face of the earth! Great signs and wonders will be done by God’s people.  Jesus hasn’t been spending the last two-thousand years building something that is going to be worse off than when He started.  God has saved His best wine for last! What we read in the Book of Acts will pale in comparison with this mighty outpouring.  God will use all who are available and willing. He will bypass many that are set in their own ways.  Many who were thought to be Generals will turn out to be privates; many who seemed to be privates will be raised up as Generals. Why? Because of obedience to the Commander in Chief.

Joel 2:11
The LORD gives His voice before His army, for His camp is very great; for strong is the one who executes His Word.

What will happen with this great revival coinciding with this rapid increase in evil? Supernatural confrontations!  Just as it was in the days of Elijah, when he called down fire from heaven.  As the darkness intensifies upon the world, God’s glory will intensify upon the Church.

Isaiah 60:2
For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.

The promise that Jesus made two-thousand years ago concerning His Church (Matthew 16:18) will be fulfilled in glorious fashion.  In this clash of good and evil that is brewing upon the earth, the Church will prevail!

Matthew 16:18
On this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it!

My Prayer:
O’ God, pour out Your Holy Spirit upon Your people at The River.  Raise us up to do mighty things for Your kingdom in the southeastern Arizona area… and the world.  All you need is obedience… make our hearts pliable in Your hands Master.  May we be sensitive to Your voice and step out in faith at Your command.  We ask forgiveness for the religious sins committed in this area.  Remove the blinders from off of the hearts of those who are in the man-made prisons of religion and falsehood.  Teach our hands to war and bring revival that will be be noised abroad and cause men’s hearts to turn to Jesus.  Bring unity to the Body of Christ in this area and help us to work together as one force for the Kingdom of Light.  When You return Lord Jesus, may we be found doing the Father’s will.  In Jesus’ name, amen.

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