I see an Acts 4 reality coming toward us at break neck speed. You may say what is an Acts 4 reality? In Acts 4 Peter, John and the man who was parallyzed from birth are arrested for teaching that Jesus is resurrected. The Jewish leaders question these men by saying, “who gave you the authority to create that spectacle in the temple yesterday?” Peter goes on to explain it was the name of Jesus that healed the man, you know the same Jesus you killed. This is the context of what I see coming. Boldness, signs, wonders and miracles were happening. There was a lot of activity confirming truth being spoken. That is Acts 4.
Here is what I see coming or should I say I hear coming…
I hear a roar of voices of ordinary men and women with extraordinary confidence proclaiming with boldness the truth of Jesus Christ and His resurrection power. It has started with a small number of people with microphones in buildings all over the world, but I hear it growing exponentially, organically. I hear leaders saying, “What do we do with these people? We can’t deny their story. The best we can do is try to keep it from spreading. So lets warn them to stop speaking to anybody in this Name.” You and I both know they tried this in our generation and have failed, so here it comes, like the sound of a freight train barreling down the tracks.
The banner under which these people are gaining volume is “We cannot possibly restrain ourselves from speaking about what we have seen and heard with our own eyes and ears.” Can you hear the sound? It may sound faint in the distance, but it is headed this way at an exponential rate. The sound will increase in volume as more voices are scooped up in the roar of the kingdom of God on earth. The sound is going to increase and keep on increasing. There will no longer be silence, my friends, it’s about to get loud!