God will pour out His Holy Spirit upon all flesh. In the same context Joel records God as saying this. And I will cause wonders in the heavens and on the earth. It appears that the world is moving away from God. According to the Bible though, that will abruptly change.
And they will not need to teach their neighbors, nor will they need to teach their relatives, saying, ‘You should know the Lord.’ For everyone, from the least to the greatest, will know me already. Hebrews 8:11
This is such an awesome promise from the Lord. But even with that promise, the biggest chore the church has stands before it. Its mandate is to preach Jesus to a world that really has no time for Him.
My wife was helping to run a kids camp at a local church. One of the young counselors made an interesting statement. She said, “this camp is about all the church I can handle for the year.”
Other comments were, “take the word Christian out of the camp’s name, and maybe more campers would sign up.” There are many today who would be happy to remove the word Christian from every part of life. They would even take the name away from church activities.
The writer of Hebrews, in the context of this verse, was comparing the old covenant with the new one. The old covenant was written on stone and eventually paper.
He will Pour the Holy Spirit on All People?
Verse 10 says of the new covenant, I will put my laws in their minds, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
The old covenant was an outside source that told people how to live. The new covenant leads from within as the Holy Spirit guides us through His Word and our consciences.
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Our world today is more anti-Christian than ever, but the day is coming when that will change. The book of Joel says that in the last days God will pour out His Spirit. Until Jesus returns, we the church have a mandate to share the gospel with the world.
The Holy Spirit will be right there with us helping and guiding us along the way. Joel continued by saying, In those days I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
You can check out a related post called How To Be Sinless In The Eyes Of God. It talks about how God sees us.
Ask God to open your eyes so you can see people the way He sees them. That you would have compassion on the unsaved who are a part of your world. Even for the people that you don’t particularly like.
The Great Commission instructs us to teach, baptize, and make disciples of all nations. The Lord has called us to live out our Christian testimony and testify about our relationship with Jesus.
Check out these other related Post on living by the Holy Spirit.
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- The Holy Spirit Will Guide You In This Life
- Living By The Holy Spirit
Lord, we look forward to the day when God will pour His Holy Spirit upon all people. It will change the hearts and minds of multitudes. Use us to effectively build the kingdom of God.
Read more on evangelism at this post called How To Reach Lost People For The Kingdom Of God.
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