PENTECOST: THE CORPORATE ANOINTING
The other day I read a catchphrase that said, “Sit with Warriors. The Conversation is Different.” Immediately I thought about "Corporate Anointing." We heard this expression many times back in the days of revival. We’ve experienced so many instances when Believers were gathered together in one accord and the Holy Spirit began to move in a mighty way. We’ve seen people healed, delivered, mass salvations and lives transformed in the corporate anointing.
In the book of Acts chapter two, on the day of Pentecost, the disciples were in the Upper Room in one accord when, suddenly, there came from Heaven a sound as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. They were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Holy Spirit gave them utterance.
They were so intoxicated in His glory that some of the onlookers thought that they were literally drunk with wine. Peter went on to say, "These people are not drunk, as you suppose..." and he quoted the prophecy from the book of Joel. The book of Acts says those who received the word were baptized; 3,000 were added to them and fear came over some of the skeptics as many signs and wonders were performed through the hands of the apostles.
This coming Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. Churches across this nation are expecting a fresh touch from God. They are waiting for the fire of God to fall once again as it did on the day of Pentecost. Different streams are coming together. Ministries are welcoming His presence. There is a new sound from Heaven. This sound of revival will be heard once again throughout our land.
The Lord will pour out His Spirit as we align with other radical Believers. The old wineskins will fall off as we receive the new wine. This is the time of repentance and turning from our old ways. Those who love Jesus will act like Him. This is a time of renewal. This is a time of celebration. There is a cloud the size of a man’s hand on the horizon. This is the season for the abundance of rain.
The Lord says, for those who are wayward, "It’s time to come back to your first love. I will re-ignite My Church once again. Times of waiting at the pool Bethesda will come to an end. It’s time to jump in. It’s time for My fire to fall once again. Take off your grave clothes. The enemy had an assassination plan but it failed. People, get ready, because you are about to experience My glory in this land once again," says the Lord.
Joel 2:28, “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."
Acts 2:1-4, "When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from Heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance."
Acts 2:41-43, "Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles."