This photo was taken in 2005 by a team member who was part of a mission trip to Mozambique Africa. At the time the photo was taken, they were having an intense worship session and dancing with joy, as they were setting up to show the Jesus film.
The mission trip was led by James Goll, author and President of Encounters Network. The photo has been getting a new round of attention lately because on July 11 2016, James Goll posted the following comment on his Facebook page regarding this photo:
“This picture was probably one of the major highlights in Michal Ann’s (his wife?) travels and ministry of Compassion Acts that took her around the globe. This photo is not doctored up in any manner. This was in Pemba, Mozambique. I think when Michal Ann was ministering. Flames of fire, like in Acts 2, appeared. Come on Jesus, baptize us in the Holy Spirit and fire!”
This might look strange, but the Bible tells us the same thing happened to 120 disciples on the day of Pentecost.
1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.
2 And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them.
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance. (Acts 2:1-4)
As we draw closer to the return of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Bible tells us there will be increased manifestations of the spirit realm. The veil separating the physical realm from the spiritual realm will get thinner and thinner, culminating with the sign of the Son of Man appearing in the sky, and all the people of the earth will mourn because they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds with power and great glory (Matthew 24:30).
Before that day comes, a remnant of faithful believers will do even greater works than Jesus did when He was on the earth.
Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father. (John 14:12)
The prophet Daniel wrote about these days, telling us “the people who know their God will display strength and take action” (Daniel 11:32). The King James translates it, “they will do exploits.” Daniel saw these believers shining brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, like the stars. As a result, many people would be led to righteousness by them. (Daniel 12:3)
At the same time, demonic manifestations will increase. For example, the second beast will perform great signs, even making fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of men, to deceive them. He will then tell them to make an image of the beast, another tangible manifestation for everyone to see. Satan will give him authority to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast will even speak (Revelation 13:13-15).
This photo from Mozambique is a great example of the kinds of supernatural signs we can expect to see in the days ahead. God has given increased technology to our generation enabling us to create advanced media tools like cell phones with cameras and YouTube videos so we can share them with the world, putting God’s glory on display for everyone to see. Those who see these things and still refuse to repent will truly be without excuse.
Special thanks to Z3er Sandra for posting a link to this photo in our comments.
Author: James Bailey
James Bailey is a blogger, business owner, husband and father of two grown children. In 1982, he surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. In 2012, he founded Z3news.com to broadcast the message of salvation by reporting end time news before it happens.
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