Beloved, many Believer’s in this day have a great hope for a soon outpouring of God’s Spirit. The question is though; are these people really ready for that? What I mean by this is that this “outpouring” is to come “just as in the days of Noah,” and this means as A FLOOD designed to “wipe out all flesh.” Not a flood of water this time. No, this time as a flood of FIRE – as a flood of SPIRIT.
This makes me think that without a genuine ARK OF FAITH built (which comes only with a genuine cross-walk) that it might be fairly easy to be swept away in God’s judgments when “the hour comes to test all those who dwell upon the earth.” (Rev. 3:10).
I guess that what I’m trying to get at here is that if we have not already completely submitted ourselves to God to rid us of all flesh and carnality and ungodly spiritual influences, then we had best do so now, for if our flesh and our carnal nature is not dealt with by God in the manner that He chooses for us NOW, then it will be dealt with in another (probably much more painful) way, in the fiery flood that is soon coming to test and try the whole world!
It is true, dear friends, that the Lord is coming to exercise vengeance upon His enemies in these last of days. These “enemies” ARE NOT PEOPLE though. No, let’s get that straight. The Lord’s enemies are also yours and my enemies, and the biggest one of these dwells right within our own hearts and minds. Yes (and I know that this may come as a shocker to some), Jesus’ greatest enemy of all is our BEASTLY CARNAL NATURE, and He is coming to destroy that thing, first by the “spirit of judgment and of burning” in an elect remnant, and then in a much broader way, with a deluge of FIRE which IS the outpouring of His Spirit that many people are waiting for and praying for!
“But who can endure the day of such a coming? And who will be able to stand when He appears in such a way?” (Malachi 3:2).
Well, a Firstfruit Company will, because they will have been fully PREPARED for this “coming.”
Beloved, the Holy Spirit has put a cry in many of our hearts lately for high and holy consecration and for full devotion and dedication to the will and purposes of the Father. This is surely a part of our preparation for what is coming.