Many believers understand that we are in the last few moments before the return of our Lord Jesus. As believers we should be engaged in praying out the will of the Lord for these last days. (Col. 1:9-13) We should be praying mostly in the Spirit and making declarations of what the Holy Ghost gives us. The Lord has many mysteries of these times to give us to pray out; insights into His plans for this time.
Many people see visions of the shifts that happen in the Spiritual realm as they pray and many foresee an explosion of revelation that will propel believers to step out and flow in the supernatural thus getting the attention of the lost to come and hear the Word.
Should we pray for the rain of the Spirit to be poured out in these last days according to Zech. 10:1? Absolutely. However all prayer found in the Old Testament must now be based on New Covenant revelation. We know that the rain of the Spirit began being poured out on the day of Pentecost. For those of you who are baptized in the Holy Spirit, you’ve experienced the rains of God. However much of the world has not. Rain is a type of the outpouring of the Spirit. The early rain prepares the ground for planting; the latter rain prepares the earth for harvest. So the rain is poured out on those who don’t know the Lord to soften their hearts. (Deut. 11:14, Hosea 6:3, Joel 2:23, Is 30:23, and James 5:7.)
But just as important as the rain of the Spirit is the need for laborers of the harvest; last day harvesters. There’s never been a greater need for laborers of the harvest as there is right now. Every believer is called to be a minister of reconciliation. (2Cor. 5:18-20) Furthermore, every believer is to be identified as one who is followed by signs.
The supernatural should be our norm. Jesus said that He is the Way, the Truth (reality) and the Life. (John 14:6) So, if you want to see what is normal or reality for us, look at Jesus. Our minds must be renewed or renovated to see miracles in our lives as believers as normal. We have to see things the way Jesus sees them; to see miracles as normal in our day. We are the proof producers of the gospel’s good news.
In Acts 9:36-42 you see Peter copy Jesus. V.40 is powerful. When they called him to raise Dorcas from the dead, his focus was not on the body; his focus was on Jesus. It’s only after he prayed and God showed him how to deal with the situation that he turned to the body and he made a declaration of faith. Jesus was his reality and so the miraculous became his normal. His awareness of Jesus and His union with Him was his reality.
Col 3:1-3 tells us to set our minds on the realities of heaven (what’s real in heaven, what’s real in Christ) by meditating and talking about it, and let the supernatural stay fresh in our minds and therefore the norm for us. Walking in the reality of what we have and trying to get a “touch” from God are two different things. You have the whole Holy Ghost in you. Don’t settle for a fleeting touch. Walk in His reality daily and signs will follow you!