In the last days

bibleWe are studying the increasing need to know the Lords voice, and for authentic, trustworthy prophetic ministry in our times. This is reflected in Acts 2:17-18, which is a quote from Joel 2: And it shall be in the last days, God says, that I will pour forth of My Spirit on all mankind: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and

your old men shall dream dreams. Even upon My bondslaves, both men and women, I will in those days pour forth of My Spirit, and they shall prophesy.

This makes it clear that in the last days the Lord will be widely pouring out His Spirit and the result of this will be prophecy, dreams, and visions. This will obviously be one of the major signs of the last days, but it is more than a sign. This happens in the last days because we are going to need much greater guidance from the Lord during this time, which is the main purpose of prophetic revelation.

For this reason, we have spent decades seeking to know the voice of the Lord better and to understand dreams and visions. We have now been able to help thousands grow in and understand their prophetic gifts better, and many of them have been able to help others do the same. These gifts have been invaluable to our ministry. Even though we have become known for this and have people continually coming from all over the world to either receive prophetic guidance or to understand their own gifts better, we feel that we have a long way to go in maturing in these gifts. We are constantly learning, and we will never come to the place where we dont have more to learn.

We are told in I Corinthians 13 that we know in part, see in part, and prophesy in part. This means no one has the whole picture, and if we are going to have the whole picture, we are going to have to put our part together with what others are seeing. We need each other. The Lord has composed His body so that we all need each other. The more we are able to connect with other parts of His body, the stronger we will be.

I know several relatively large movements that are likewise devoted to growing in prophetic ministries and gifts. Each one is very different from ours, but I think this is a good thing. They have been used by God to speak and give us invaluable prophetic revelation for our ministry. Their style may be different, and even the way they hear from the Lord is different, but it is still the Lord.

The Lord compared us to sheep for a reasonin many ways we are like sheep. One characteristic of sheep is that if flocks do not crossbreed with other flocks, they will get weaker with each successive generation. This happens to great movements and denominations that do not interchange with other parts of the body of Christ. Reproduced from Morning Star Ministries with permission.

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