Thursday, 29 August 2013

"The water is rising like never seen before in the Waikato in May"

Yesterday afternoon these words ran before me;

"The water is rising like never seen before in the Waikato in May".

Then after that I had this vision where a fighter plane fell to pieces in front of me and crashed to the ground with parts going everywhere.  I saw the pilot fleeing for his life with two children and hiding underground for protection with other fighter planes that too were hidden.  It was a scary frantic time in the vision and I was having to avoid the damage from the plane and hide so as not to get hurt.

For me, waters represent The Holy Spirit, the presence of God.   'May' can represent increase but it may also mean the time in which we see it happen.  From what I am seeing and believing for, I believe there is going to be an increase of the presence of God like never seen before, which is exciting but it will also bring a  challenge with it, as seen by my vision that followed the words.

And in this time of testing I believe ministries/people may fall, but for those that hide in the shadow of the Almighty and rest and trust in Him and His word, will be alright.  There were two children which can represent witness, testimony, division or separation and I believe we are coming into a time where there will be division but that we as a body of Christ we need to stand together and help each other.  In the vision I saw this pilot fleeing, but I saw that other fighter pilots were helping him to safety.  We cannot afford to leave our brother or sister stranded as they come under attack, but we must come alongside and help them find the way to the place of safety, to the protection of the Lord, to the place of hiding which is found only in Him.  Hidden in the shadow of his wing.  We must not judge or we too will be judged, we must help people come into the Lords protection.  In the time of testing, stuff will rise in us that we did not know was there,  but when it does rise, please, as a body of Christ, believers together, do not judge it, as the Lord is bringing healing to people and setting them free.  Allow for God to do what he needs to, to see people free.  Be patient with each other.  Give grace to each other.

For myself I know that when the "Glory of the Lord" has been released in all its fullness, there have been people who through lack of understanding and knowledge (christian people) who have risen and judged me and thrown words or arrows at me, either in the physical or the spiritual, but the Lord has been my protection, my strong tower, my fortress and I find myself hidden in the shadow of his wing, totally protected by Him as I trust him to be my deliverer.   At the same time it has been an exciting time as I have seen people set free in the Lord in a way I only dreamed about.  So although there have been the people that have tried to attack me, there have been far more people who have been blessed through what God has done, as His Glory has been allowed to be released.

I believe we are in for exciting times in the body of Christ where lives are going to be changed and transformed so powerfully as the Glory of God is released over our nation and yet at the same time there will be the attack of the enemy that is wanting to take down any that will stand for Christ no matter how it looks.
I know for myself I am certainly aware and to be honest a little 'fearful', of what is coming and am asking the Lord for courage and the boldness that is found only in Him.  And I have experienced a supernatural boldness in times of this, like that of Stephen found in the book of Acts and a joy that far outweighs and exceeds any attack that the enemy brings.

I read this a few days ago in Jeremiah 32:38 -41 and it spoke to me "They will be my people, and I will be their God.  I will give them singleness of heart and action, so that they will always fear me for their own good and the good of their children after them.  I will make an everlasting covenant with them:  I will never stop doing good to them, and I will inspire them to fear me, so that they will never turn away from me.  I will rejoice in going them good and will assuredly plant them in this land with all my heart and soul".

There is a 'fear in the Lord' that is good and I believe the Lord is releasing in His Glory, a Holy fear of Him, a fear that leads us to him, not away from Him.   He is love and all his gifts to us are good and so although there may be some testing times ahead, it will be for our good and not only for our good, but also for the generations to come.

Psalm 91: "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust."  Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence.  He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.  You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day.......v9 If you make the Most High your dwelling - even the Lord, who is my refuge - then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.  For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;"