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October 24, 2021: Prepare for the Latter Rain

“And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions” (Joel 2:28, NKJV).

We need to understand that near the close of earth’s harvest, there will be a special outpouring of spiritual grace to prepare each and every one of us for the coming of Christ.

Just like the latter rain, this added power that Christians must request is very important for the last days. Being Christians, we must allow God to do the work through us. In order for Him to do this, we must surrender our hearts. When we do this, it allows our character, recreated in the image of God, to witness to our families and community. Since we tend to get in God’s way and make our own arrangements, it is important to remember that God’s timing and plan for each of us is always perfect.

Today, let’s remember that, during these times of sorrow in which we live, many people are watching us. As Christians, we are the family of Christ, and we must represent that family with love, mercy and grace. The more we let God do the work, the more souls will be saved at the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord. We are unable to accomplish things on our own, but, with the power of Christ, each of us can receive eternal salvation.

Lord, thank You for saving us by Your grace. Help us to be a blessing to others. Amen.

D. W. West is a student youth pastor of the Parkersburg church in West Virginia.

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