On a recent trip to Virginia Beach, the Lord began speaking with me about the extended season of revival we are headed into globally. We, as Western Americans, all too often seem to think that revival is predominantly referring to the USA; however, the season of revival we have entered into will touch the hungry masses in major cities and regions around the world.
The Lord has shown me that the years 2017 through 2021 are linked with the outpouring of Acts 2:17-21. Just as that day's outpouring came with signs and wonders resulting in 3,000 souls coming into the kingdom, we too, are in the beginning stages of a synchronized birthing. This will bring world revival, growing from a flickering flame to a blazing inferno, ultimately ushering in the great harvest to the nations and more.
This great global glory revival is preparatory and mandatory for equipping a supernatural "Joel's Army" that will in turn be responsible for bringing in the billion-soul harvest that Bob Jones was privileged to hear from the Lord about 1977.
Again, the Lord has shown me that the years 2017 through 2021 are directly linked with Acts 2:17 through 2:21, and that we are to posture and prepare for this global event. To help us better prepare to understand what is coming upon us within the next five years, we can draw parallels from the five Scriptures in Acts. Let's break it down.
Acts 2:17 (AMPC) "'And it shall come to pass in the last days,' God declares, 'that I will pour out of My Spirit upon all mankind, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy [telling forth the divine counsels] and your young men shall see visions (divinely granted appearances), and your old men shall dream [divinely suggested] dreams.'"
Starting this year (2017) we will see a prophetic "Joel's Army" being released that will bring the will and wonder of God into the nations. This new breed army will display incredible signs and wonders, as Moses did, before presidents, rulers and kings and will prophecy the word of the Lord to cities, states and nations. These young men and women will see heavenly visions as angels and supernatural beings bring revelation, power and understanding to back up their prophecy. The fathers and mothers will dream dreams and receive the blueprints of divine plans for this generation as the outpouring grows.
Let's look Acts 2:18 for the year 2018: "'Yes, and on My menservants also and on My maidservants in those days I will pour out of My Spirit, and they shall prophesy [telling forth the divine counsels and predicting future events pertaining especially to God's kingdom].'"
In 2018 the Holy Spirit will continue to be poured out in strategic places globally upon menservants and maidservants. They will prophesy and foretell the divine will of God for future events pertaining to God's kingdom. Various revival fires will begin to burn bright in nations as anticipation and impartation add fuel to the flame of global outpouring.
Now let's look at Acts 2:19-21 (AMPC) for the year 2019: "'And I will show wonders in the sky above and signs on the earth beneath, blood and fire and smoking vapor; The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the obvious day of the Lord comes—that great and notable and conspicuous and renowned [day]. And it shall be that whoever shall call upon the name of the Lord [invoking, adoring, and worshiping the Lord—Christ] shall be saved.'"
This outpouring of the Spirit will be evidenced as it did on the original outpouring with incredible signs and wonders in the nations, so by the year 2021, "Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Acts 2:21, MEV). There were 3,000 who were originally saved on that day.
Peter was quoting Joel 2:28-32 when he boldly raised his voice to answer those who were questioning why the Galilean disciples were preaching the Gospel message to foreigners who were hearing in their own native language.
And when the day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all assembled together in one place, when suddenly there came a sound from heaven like the rushing of a violent tempest blast, and it filled the whole house in which they were sitting.
And there appeared to them tongues resembling fire, which were separated and distributed and which settled on each one of them. And they were all filled (diffused throughout their souls) with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other (different, foreign) languages (tongues), as the Spirit kept giving them clear and loud expression [in each tongue in appropriate words]. Now there were then residing in Jerusalem Jews, devout and God-fearing men from every country under heaven.
And when this sound was heard, the multitude came together and they were astonished and bewildered, because each one heard them [the apostles] speaking in his own [particular] dialect. And they were beside themselves with amazement, saying, Are not all these who are talking Galileans? Then how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own (particular) dialect to which we were born? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and [the province of] Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and the transient residents from Rome, both Jews and the proselytes [to Judaism from other religions], Cretans and Arabians too—we all hear them speaking in our own native tongues [and telling of] the mighty works of God! (Acts 2:1-11 AMPC)
These next five years will be filled with wonder and awe as we encounter the glory of God in ways in the nations that we've never seen before. To all that are thirsty and hungry for more, get ready, get ready, get ready for a fresh new outpouring of revival glory that will work wonders in the nations for global harvest.
Jeff Jansen is an internationally known conference speaker and crusade evangelist. He is also Founder of Global Fire Ministries International, and Senior Leader of the Global Fire Church and World Miracle Center located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Jeff's burning desire is to see churches, cities, regions and whole nations ignited and transformed by the power of God. He also teaches, trains and equips believers how to live and move in the supernatural Presence of God and emphasizes that communion and intimacy with the Holy Spirit is vital for transformation. Global Fire Ministries is an inter-denominational ministry aimed at equipping and igniting the Body of Christ for Global harvest. Jeff, his wife, Jan, and family live in the Nashville, Tennessee area. Jeff travels full-time hosting international crusades and ministering at conferences, churches and Glory Gatherings around the world.