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Winter is Over

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During the past few years, it has often felt as if a type of winter has held our nation in its grip. News headlines have proclaimed that things are rapidly getting worse, in an era where first COVID restrictions, and now war and the potential fall in the value of the dollar are being discussed.

There is an answer for our times. Throughout the Bible, there are examples of how God has turned what looked like a bleak, dark winter into spring, and filled hopeless hearts with joy. It was when it appeared that satan had won, and God’s people had completely “lost” that God in His goodness intervened time and again, in examples that can be applied so appropriately to today.

For example:

I am sharing these examples because at times the outlook in our nation has seemed bleak according to the news media. It would be easy to develop a “siege mentality” and agree to believe that everything in the world is slowly just getting worse and worse, and to simply wait to be raptured to escape.

But God’s promises are just as true today as they were in the biblical record. His nature, and His ability to save, heal and deliver are not one bit less than during biblical times. While I have had numerous dreams of coming revival that will change the face of our nation – and of the nations of the world – that have encouraged me and provided hope, ultimately my true source of hope is in God’s word, His promises, and His faithfulness. His word proclaims that there is great reason for hope at this time.

God always answers prayers, and many are going up before His throne at this time. And He has promised that in these last days that His glory will be poured out upon the earth (Joel 2:28 -32). This is not just wishful thinking, it is a sure promise, which includes a special promise: “that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.”

 God also shows what we can expect will happen in times to come in Joel Chapter 3, from the return of Israel to her land, to God’s judgment on the nations and where true hope comes from.

God has promised a great harvest of souls at the end of the age – multitudes coming to know Jesus as savior (Psalm 22:27; Isaiah 25:7, Isaiah 59: 19-60:3; Matt.28:19). God has promised that He is with us, and will never leave or forsake us and that He will be with us (Matt: 28:20). He has stated that He is love 1 John 4:8), and we know that He is merciful.

Yes, things can be difficult. But we can know that God is the one who is lifted up on His throne, and who determines the course of human history. And winter is over – and the spring of revival is starting to increase!

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