“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him” (1 John 5:14-15).
“Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us” (Romans 8:26, 27).
“Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God; for He has given you the former rain faithfully, and He will cause the rain to come down for you - the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month... And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh” (Joel 2:23, 28-29).
“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” (Luke 11:13).
Near the close of earth’s harvest, a special bestowal of spiritual grace is promised to prepare the church for the coming of the Son of man. This outpouring of the Spirit is likened to the falling of the latter rain; and it is for this added power that Christians are to send their petitions to the Lord of the harvest “in the time of the latter rain.” In response, “the Lord shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain.” “He will cause to come down ... the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain,” (Zechariah 10:1; Joel 2:23; Acts of the Apostles, p. 55).
Morning by morning, as the heralds of the gospel kneel before the Lord and renew their vows of consecration to Him, He will grant them the presence of His Spirit, with its reviving, sanctifying power. As they go forth to the day’s duties, they have the assurance that the unseen agency of the Holy Spirit enables them to be “laborers together with God” (Acts of the Apostles, p. 56).
Intercession Focus – Outpouring of the Holy Spirit
Pray for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the following people:
• Ourselves & our youth
• Our church (locally and around the world) • ACTS Again Planning
• Our leaders
** Invite those present to set a daily alarm on their smart phones at 7am & 7pm to remind them to pray for personal revival, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and God’s guidance on the Acts Again planning.