Acts 2:17,18 – This is what I will do in the last days —I will pour out my Spirit on everybody and cause your sons and daughters to prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will experience dreams from God. The Holy Spirit will come upon all my servants, men and women alike, and they will prophesy.

Over the last several years we have heard a lot of talk about a third great awakening coming to our country. I guess the important thing to consider when speaking of awakening is what exactly is an awakening. The word awakening itself obviously speaks of seeing things or being aware of things you could not previously perceive. That ability to perceive the things of the Spirit is uniquely the work of the Holy Spirit. In today’s verses Peter is quoting from the prophet Joel. He says that everyone who experiences the last day outpouring will experience prophesy, visions, and dreams. The Holy Spirit gives us the ability to see into the realm of the Spirit and perceive God’s kingdom and its work. Here is how Brian Simmons describes this concept of vision in this passage.

“divinely appointed appearances. The Greek word for “visions,” horasis, can also mean our eyes opened to have divine encounters and see into the spiritual realm. These are not daydreams but visions of the heavenly realm.”

So this word from Peter and Joel tell us that the final outpourings of the Spirit will be characterized by prophetic proclamations (including tongues), visions and dreams. The Fire Bible also connects prophetic words, visions, and dreams to the final outpouring. Here are the Fire Bible comments.

“Further evidence of the works of the Spirit will be seen in “dreams” and “visions.” These kinds of experiences were ways of receiving prophetic revelation. Through dreams and visions the Holy Spirit revealed divine truth to God’s people. The purpose of this outpouring of the Spirit is to prepare God’s people for “the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord”.”

I am fully expecting another great awakening to shake the foundations of our country. This will definitely not be a seeker friendly event. It will be a full throated Pentecostal move of the Spirit characterized by speaking in tongues, wide use of the spiritual gifts, accompanied by visions and dreams. In the mean time we need to stay full of the Spirit and the word. Along with that get involved with ministry opportunities. Before you realize it you may just be having your own awakening filled with prophesy, visions, and dreams.

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