Summary: God is raising up the last days prophetic generation that Joel prophesied about. He wants us to become a prophetic people who hear His voice, and proclaim His living word to others. When we do this, people will be encouraged, comforted, and set free
SUPERNATURAL #10: LAST DAYS PROPHETIC MINISTRY
INTRO TO TOPIC:
Today is our tenth week in our Supernatural Series in the Book of Acts.
“16 But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: 17 ’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. 18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy. 19 I will show wonders in heaven above And signs in the earth beneath… 21 And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the Lord Shall be saved.” (Acts 2:16-21).
• God wants to pour out His Spirit on all believers so we can prophesy His Word.
• When we do this, multitudes of people will come to know Jesus as Saviour!
THE BIG IDEA: God is raising up the last days prophetic generation that Joel prophesied about. He wants us to become a prophetic people who hear His voice, and proclaim His living word to others. When we do this, people will be encouraged, comforted, and set free.
THREE EXAMPLES OF PROPHETIC PEOPLE IN ACTS:
• We first read Stephen’s story three weeks ago:
“But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God, and said, "Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!” (Acts 7:55-56).
• When Stephen was full of the Holy Spirit, he engaged the prophetic realms of revelation:
• He saw an open Heaven, the glory of God, and a vision of Jesus
• Review his story from two weeks ago: He was just a regular Christian who preached Christ, did many signs and wonders, people got saved, and there was great joy in the city.
• Let’s take a look at the second part of his story:
“So when they had testified and preached the word of the Lord, they returned to Jerusalem, preaching the gospel in many villages of the Samaritans. Now an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip, saying, "Arise and go toward the south along the road which goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza." This is desert.” (Acts 8:25-26).
• Here Philip too engaged the prophetic realms of revelation – he had an encounter with an angel. The angel spoke to him and gave him direction: “Arise and go…”
“So he arose and went. And behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace the queen of the Ethiopians, who had charge of all her treasury, and had come to Jerusalem to worship, was returning. And sitting in his chariot, he was reading Isaiah the prophet. Then the Spirit said to Philip, "Go near and overtake this chariot." So Philip ran to him, and heard him reading the prophet Isaiah, and said, "Do you understand what you are reading?" And he said, "How can I, unless someone guides me?" And he asked Philip to come up and sit with him.” (Acts 8:27-31).
• Next, the Holy Spirit spoke to Philip and told him to go to the chariot.
• When Philip obeyed the Spirit, he had a God opportunity to minister to someone.