May also the following message by Mother Basilea Schlink be a blessing for you during this Pentecost season.
Promise for this Day and Age
God says, I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy… I will show wonders in heaven above and signs in the earth beneath: blood and fire and vapor of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD. Acts 2: 17-20 NKJV
Pentecost in the last times! A different Pentecost than all the Pentecosts that have been celebrated in the last two thousand years. And why? The clue is given in the words “last times.” We are living in an entirely unique age, the end of time for a world without God. As time draws to a close, the judgment of God draws near, when His wrath will descend upon this earth as in the days of the Great Flood. Last times! Demons have been let loose on earth. By instigating people to commit murder, violence and crimes, by causing the spread of perverse sexuality and drugs, they seek to wrap their tentacles all the more tightly around a godless humanity. Sin has spread throughout the whole human race and is piling up to heaven.
Last times for the Christians! And yet amid the darkness, a ray of light shines brightly – the words of the prophet Joel, which the Apostle Peter quoted on that first Pentecost. This prophecy speaks of God’s wonderful intervention, of a special out-pouring of the Holy Spirit. Thus we see the whole love of Christ for His own. He doesn’t let them enter the last times unequipped… Also in view of persecution and martyrdom, the Christians may rest assured: God doesn’t leave His own without imparting a special gift to them, which will flow down upon them like a river. Heaven is to break into this world …