The promise of the Holy Spirit being poured out on all flesh before Yeshua’s return should bring us much hope as we see darkness increasing in the earth. Will the Spirit be poured out suddenly like in Acts 2, but this time all over the earth? Or will it be gradually poured out at different times and places? I believe both will happen.
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh…” – Acts 2:17
One of the results of this outpouring will be prophetic gifts in the younger generation and the uniting and working together of the older generation with the younger:
“Your sons and daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams.” Acts 2:17
When we look at other end time prophecies we know this outpouring will come in the midst of intense tribulation (Matt 24:21-22), persecution of believers and martyrdom (Rev 6:9-11; 13:7; 17:6) as well as natural disasters, wide spread deception and fear of what is coming on the earth (Luke 21:26). It is in this context that the Holy Spirit will be poured out.
Both young and old will take part in the unprecedented prophetic flow of revelation. Young people will see visions and the older generation will have to humbly receive the direction God is giving through them. Likewise the older generation will dream dreams and the younger generation will also need to submit and receive what God is giving to the older generation. A community’s survival and protection will depend on what everyone in the body is receiving, sharing and obeying. Supernatural direction of where to find water, food and shelter will come (1 Kings 17). Communities who are dispersed because of persecution may receive dreams and visions of where and when it is safe to reconnect.
This generational interdependence in the end times will turn the hearts of the fathers to the sons and the hearts of the children to their fathers unlike any other time (Mal 4:5-6). The body of Messiah around the world will again be of one heart and one soul like in the book of Acts. This John 17 – Ps 133 unity will release the greatest anointing upon the Ekklesia (Church) that the earth has ever seen. This will release the greatest witness and demonstration of the kingdom of God ever seen, and will usher in a huge harvest which will welcome King Yeshua back to rule the earth from Jerusalem.
Many people today are talking about ‘prepping’ for the end times. This is wise as the Lord leads, but your ‘prepping’ must include working toward generational unity and cooperation as this will become so critical in days to come.
This article originally appeared on Revive Israel on October 2, 2015.