I've been working a lot this week, which is a good thing. I've also been wanting to write to you again, but it seems that every evening I'm just too tired to really put a lot of thought into what I want to say. Then again, maybe that is a good thing. Maybe there would be to much of "me" in the thoughts and not enough of God's thoughts. Even though I've been out working, I've also tried to keep my ears open to hear God talking. That's what I like to write about most. What God is saying and what God is doing.
If there is anything that I've heard clearly from the Lord the last few days it would be summed up in this. The world is changed forever. It is not going back to the way it was. And I believe that God is wanting that to be very clear. We may have flashes of a week, maybe even a few here or there where it will seem like things have returned to "normal," but in the back of our minds many of us will always know that the life we knew is different and that we must always be on our toes for what may come next. Paul the great apostle instructed us to be ready in all seasons and at all times. (2 Timothy 4:2) It's a weird thing to quote yourself, but that is what I am going to do. I'm going to share part of a post that I wrote back on July 3rd of last summer in a post titled, "AND AN ATHEIST SHALL LEAD THEM?" I'll bet that title just made you blink! Here is part of what I wrote that day:
"About 3 months ago(around April 2010) the Lord said to me, "Everything as you know it is about to change." I can't even grasp what that all means. God said that to me; for the journey that my family is now on, but at the same time I believe that God would say that to all of us. We are in a new time, a new day and a new generation of believers are rising up."
When I read those words my mind pretty much stops. Quite simply it has no choice, because I am amazed at how truly prophetic those words were for me and for the world around me. Even as I write this I am sensing the Holy Spirit tell me that I am on the threshold of an even more dramatic move of God in my life. All I can say is, "let it be as You wish Lord. I am Yours. I am Your servant."
I have been reading a lot lately of words that were spoken by prophetic type people about what is ahead for us. May I say to you also that many of these things were spoken and recorded either last year or the year before. The earthquakes, the tornadoes and the devastation that we have experienced did not come as a surprise. When they happened I was very saddened and felt much grief, but not surprised. There had even been a prophetic word spoken about a "Black Swan" event (click on that for a Wikipedia explanation of what a black swan event is) about 10 days or so before the Japan earthquake. At the time it was said that a second one was yet to come. There have been words spoken about nations in uprise and confusion. Sound familiar?
I don't tell you this to scare you. There is no reason to fear and there is no faith in fear. I tell you this that you might call out to the Lord with all your heart. Be alert. Renew your strength in Him. He will not fail those who love Him. Dear friend, I also believe that what God wants to say to you tonight, or whenever you read this, is.......and I say this with a spirit of weeping and with many tears, as my love for you is deep..........
............."Precious one, I love you. But the world has tried to forget Me for way too long. As the earth is groaning, so I am groaning for many, and especially My bride the church to return to what should have been it's First Love. I have tried in so many ways to get Your attention. Not just you, but oh so many. And many have not heard nor turned. Many have even turned a deaf ear. There is so much evil. So I am calling and I am saying, 'A new day has come and a new chance for my bride to return.' There are days of difficulty yet to come, but I want my bride to shine, to glisten, and to show the world of my glory. I want my bride to become a refuge and a shelter for those who are already desperate for answers. There are many that are hurting who need to find and call on Me for the very first time. Will you be there for them? I love you and I mean you no harm. I so desire your love. I am a Trusted Friend. You will find shelter in me. I AM your Trusted Friend. Feel me as I wrap you in my arms tonight. Yes this very night..... as you close your eyes, let me hold you. My peace will be in your dreams. You have my heart. Do I have yours?"
Very honestly and with fear of the Lord.........I believe with all my heart that God wanted to use me to say those words to you right now, no matter what time it is when you are reading this.
Will you also now read Psalm 14?