The HOLY GHOST Walks With Us

There's Something Better ahead!

by Lura Langenback

© March 13, 2001

Acts 2:17-18, "And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:"

From some of the comments made on an article I wrote, Arise Sleeper! The Hour Is Upon Us, there are folks who do not see these things taking place or they feel that we have had these things all the time. That is true up to a point but we also are having a change in intensity and frequency which cannot be explained away. That article was not intended to be a glittery, happy-go-lucky type story. It was meant to wake up those who read it. Still, there are really good things going on now too. There IS hope for you and for this tired world. It's time to show you about the Father Who has told you these things from the beginning.

'I don't believe these are the last days', someone says.

" And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh"

Today God IS pouring out His Spirit. The rate of salvations in a single meeting is staggering. There are ministries in Africa, for instance, that have not just a million people showing up, but a MILLION asking Jesus into their hearts! One meeting! This is happening all over the world.

Right now, the Lord is calling His children to get deeper into Him each day. If that is happening to you, pay attention! It will bless you beyond anything you can imagine. If, however, you say that you can't hear from God, then call out to Him in prayer. Seek Him diligently, passionately. He will answer you. Go to your Bible. Read and study. 'But it's so boring!' you say. 'All those begats are hard to read.' Yet when the Lord puts His love into your heart, amazingly, it is no longer boring. It becomes something that you cannot do without. There comes a hunger to find out so much more than you know now. But the first step will always be yours. God will not make you do anything. Seek Him with all your heart. He has been trying to talk to you all this time.

Put your imagination to work. 'But the devil is in my imagination!' No, he is not! GOD provided you with that ability. Only if you allow unclean thoughts into your mind, does the devil have any say whatsoever. The imagination is a wonderful gift from God. It gives you pictures of things to come or that could be, IF you seek Him diligently. Come with me now to see what the power of God can do.

We are in an unfamiliar country. Today, there is a preacher talking about Jesus on a stage just ahead of us. The meeting is huge! There are over 5 million folks here! It is outside because there was no facility available for so large a crowd. So many people are hungry for God's Word that through word of mouth this meeting has far outdistanced anything they had anticipated when they set the meeting up. The faces in the crowd are looking up, in great expectation, toward the platform where the preacher is speaking. The mass of people have the eager look of children waiting to see what wonderful thing a parent is giving them. Almost like Christmas. When the preacher asks if anyone wants to have Jesus in their heart, the flood, of people, is so large those who began the meeting do not know if they can handle it! This is more than what anyone could imagine! What a blessing of God. A true Harvest Time has come.

After the prayer, the preacher announces that the Lord is present. Soon after, thousands of people fall to the ground in a wave. The Holy Ghost is here walking among us. The power of God is so strong that you practically can't breathe! You feel so incredible! Nothing has ever made you this energized before. Some folks talk about a warmth running through their bodies. Still others have an electric charge. In all cases, the feeling is so pleasant that none of you want it to stop. You suddenly get hungry for something. You want more of God, of that you are certain. Something has been missing all these years, even after you asked Jesus into your heart. With great joy, you suddenly know that this is like coming home. What a feeling! What power! The Hand of God has touched you.

Incredible, isn't it? Now let's go into a vision God is giving you. He has called you to do something. 'ME? I haven't been called to do anything for God. That is something preachers and pastors do, not me.' Still, you know in your heart that He is talking to you, gently urging you to do that special thing that only you can do. It was the reason you were born. Sometimes, it is an illusive dream. Other times, it can be clear as a bell. How do I know?

Mark 16:15-16, "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned."

'But He said that to His disciples, not to me. That can't be for me. I don't know anything about that.'

Let's go to another scripture to see if it belongs just to His followers in those days. Jesus is speaking in prayer to the Father. Tell me, did Jesus have His prayers answered? Yes, of course He did. Were there any that might not have been answered at anytime? No, certainly not. How do I know? Because He flowed in the perfect will of God.

John 17:17-22, "Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are"

Do not let the word 'sanctify' throw you. It is not a 'religious' word. It means to 'set apart.' So what Jesus is saying here is that He is setting the disciples apart from the world. They would live in the world but not of the world. He sent them out into the world to spread the Gospel that He had been preaching the whole time He was in ministry. But then something just jumps out at you.

Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one;

What does this mean? Jesus was praying that those who believe Him through these other people would also be one in the Lord. It is easy to see that the only possible way we could hear about Jesus is through His disciples so that prayer is for us! Remember, Jesus never had an unanswered prayer. We are to be one in the Lord just as Jesus is One with the Father.

It is the hour to get closer to the Lord. The glass is almost empty, few grains are left to fall. At no time in the past has there been so much going on so fast. The prophets of old wished they could see the things that are about to come to pass and those things that are already happening, even as this is written. Seek the Lord with all your heart today. Sleeper, Arise.

If you have not yet asked Jesus into your heart, please consider doing that today. He is waiting for you. This Jesus died on a cruel cross on Calvary hill for you. The Son of God sacrificed Himself so that your sins could be forgiven, if only you will ask. There is no sin so great that He would not forgive you, child. Come to Him now. He is calling you to come home.

Here is a list of related articles. I do not pull my punches. These days are dangerous, Church, and we must not only take notice and do something about it, but we must begin to grow up:

Arise Sleeper! The Hour Is Upon Us!
'This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.'
Do these words sound familiar? Daily in the news, there are stories about murders, rage, horrors that we might not have imagined some years ago although we should have known.
The Wedding Is Tomorrow, By Invitation Only
By invitation. Still got yours? Hey, its controversial!
Back To The Basics
Remember the basics!
You Must Pay The Price
All through your life you pay a price for things. Much of the time you don't even notice. You just do it. Why is that?
Attitude Check
Damage control, do we need it?
Stoke The Fire!
When the embers are getting cold.

Other related articles by my husband include 'Have You LOST Your MIND?'and 'Surgery 101.' His latest articles are 'Choose Your Destination: Cool And Comfy or Hot And Humid' and 'Renovation Time.'