Apostle Ojo peter Korede
God has a dream. God dreams of a day when not only would there be
prophets and prophetesses, but every son and daughter on earth would
have the supernatural grace to perceive His heart and His voice in
prophecy. He stated His dream this way: And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions (Joel 2:28).
This is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams” (Acts 2:16-17).
God made His own dream possible by paying the price for sin on the cross and crucifying the sin nature through Jesus Christ. He not only offered us
His death but also partnership in His resurrection. By ascending to the very
throne of God, Jesus was glorified and sent the Holy Spirit to fill man with the very same thing that fills God Himself. He initiated stage one of His dream by pouring out His Spirit on all flesh on the day of Pentecost.
Now all people—“all flesh”—can access the heart, the mind, and the intent of God through the prophetic gift and grace that has been lavishly poured out by the Holy Spirit.
The fact that this dream is still very much alive is best expressed in First
Corinthians. Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts, especially the gift of prophecy. But everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their strengthening, encouragement and comfort. I would like every one of you to speak in tongues, but I would rather have you prophesy (14:1, 3,)
The Prophetic Movement Sweeping the Earth The Azusa Street Revival that began in Los Angeles, California, in 1906 brought the gift of speaking in tongues back into prominent usage in America and around the world. The Charismatic Movement of the early 1960s to late 1970s awakened this gift across historic mainstream congregations.
It seemed like there were no longer small pockets of revival, but that truly His Spirit was being poured out on all people. These Pentecostal and Charismatic movements have had such transformational effect upon society that in a special millennium 2 addition of TIME Magazine, the periodical listed The Azusa Street Revival as one of the top one hundred most important events in American history.
These awakenings of the 20th century were the beginnings of a modern
fulfillment of God’s dream spoken by the Prophet Joel and echoed in the
writings of Paul. Paul said that he “would like every one of you to speak in
tongues, but I would rather have you prophesy.”
The Pentecostal and Charismatic outpourings represent the blessings, grace, promise, and transformational impact of the first part of this verse. But, what about the second part of this verse? If speaking in tongues changed the world in the 20th century, what will happen in the 21st century as we pursue Paul’s preference and God’s dream that all people would prophesy? Our potential to build others up in the Spirit, to pour courage into hearts, and to bring comfort to the world will be unparalleled in history through the current outpouring of prophetic grace. Rehttp://deliveranceroom.com/blog-3/ad More