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Summary: In the last days, God is going to rise up people of power who will operate in the supernatural power of God’s Spirit. They are going to be people who are different to anyone who has ever lived before. For every season and for every time, God has someth

Characteristics of the End-Time Anointing

In the last days, God is going to rise up people of power who will operate in the supernatural power of God’s Spirit. They are going to be people who are different to anyone who has ever lived before.

For every season and for every time, God has something for the particular generation that lives in that season of time. This last generation is the greatest generation that has ever lived. We who are alive in these last days are different to the saints of God that have passed on.

Paul spoke about two different kinds of people when Jesus returns. He tells us of those who died before He returns and those who are alive when He returns.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 - For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.

We are told to encourage each other with this passage of the Word. We can already see the world becoming a dangerous and uncertain place to live in. The Bible warns that many will die prematurely because they will be overcome by fear when they see what is happening.

Today, these things are happening before our eyes, such as nations going bankrupt, wars and uprisings breaking out everywhere, famine, earthquakes and tsunamis, and much more.

But God wants His anointed men and women to have a Spirit of faith and power. When we see these things come to pass as each day goes by, we need to encourage one another, because it is an indication that God will raise the present generation in power.

In the past, God imparted an anointing for specific people and for specific peoples. The anointing that is coming upon the church in the last days is different to the anointing that has been on any other generation before.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 - To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.

For every season and for every time there is an anointing commensurate with that season and for every season God has a plan for those people that are alive at that time. If we are to believe the signs of the end times as taught by Jesus, this present generation is probably the last generation before we see Jesus return. If you are a child of God, this is the most exciting time to be alive.

Luke 21:32 - Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place.

True believers must make wise choices today. Foolish believers will not prepare themselves and will not place a demand on God for a fresh anointing upon their lives so that they can prepare themselves for the things that are about to manifest on the earth.

A wise choice is to seek for a fresh outpouring of God upon our lives. Foolish Christians do not become more holy and more like the Lord but wise Christians are those that place a demand on the Spirit of God so that they can be anointed for God’s end-time plans and purposes. God’s people need to be battle ready.

Nothing catches God by surprise. These are exciting times and that is why Paul tells us to encourage one another with these end-time promises. Everything is in God’s master plan and He has already set things in order. He told His prophets thousands of years ago what is going to happen in these end times.

We can make a wise choice by aligning and positioning ourselves with the purposes of God. We must put off all foolish thoughts and foolish deeds and start embracing God in His full manifestation.

In the past God used different people for different Kingdom purposes on the earth. God has used events and instances in history to build up His Kingdom. We are living in the pen-ultimate time that God has planned for His people. The earth is the Lord’s and this is the place He has chosen for His habitation.

Job 19:25 - For I know that my Redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth. - Job 19:25

God is not in a hurry. There is still a lot that needs to happen before God establishes His Kingdom. But the important thing is that we are living in unique times and we should embrace God’s purposes for this generation and work with Him. Only God knows the final outcome of everything. All we need to know is that God wants to use us and that He is willing to empower us uniquely with His Spirit so that we can produce unique things in our generation.

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