(OPINION) Charisma – God is always up to something! From the earliest pages of the book of Genesis until the concluding statements in Revelation, God has been working relentlessly to draw His people back to Himself. When dealing with uncomfortable circumstances and the frustration of earthbound living, you can be assured that God is always up to something behind the scenes of our lives.

As I was reading the book of Joel recently, it was if the words jumped off the page and into my spirit as a startling reminder that even in days of dire circumstances, we serve a God who is wooing His children back to His heart.

“Hear this, elders, and give ear, all inhabitants of the land! Has anything like this happened in your days, or in the days of your fathers? Tell it to your children, and let your children tell their children, and let their children tell another generation. What the fledging locust left, the adult locust has eaten; what the adult locust left, the larval locust has eaten; what the larval locust left, the hopper locust has eaten.” (Joel 1:2-4).

I have felt, during the late winter and the spring of 2020, that our Father has been setting the stage for perhaps the greatest revival in the history of the world. The Father is working to turn the hearts of this generation toward the unshakable kingdom of God.

“Yet even now, declares the Lord, return to Me with all your heart, and with fasting and with weeping and with mourning. Rend your heart and not your garments; Return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and He relents from punishing” (Joel 2:12-13). READ MORE

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