Thursday, October 6, 2016

A Prophetic Perspective......Hurricanes!

Behold, the former things have come to pass,
And new things I declare;
Before they spring forth I tell you of them.” Isaiah 42:9 NKJV

Before I get to the message God put on my heart, I wan't to first pray for all those who were or are in the path of Hurricane Matthew (and Nicole as it's forming).  Father, we don't always understand why bad and destructive things happen, but we do trust You as being in control.  We ask that Your hand of mercy be upon all those that were devastated by the storm and those that are yet to be affected.  Lord, send helpers & provision to those in need.  Protect property and lives Lord.  Protect the emergency crews that are there to help with the damages. Show Your goodness to all. In Jesus name.  Amen.

There have many prophetic voices speaking of Hurricane Matthew over the past week.  I find it interesting to read what God is revealing to different people.  Much is thematic and we know that God often speaks to two or three witnesses (or more) when He is wanting us to know something important.

The two storms in the Atlantic right now are Hurricane Matthew and Tropical Storm Nicole.

Matthew means Gift of God

Nicole means Victory for the People

It's possible these two storms will collide in the next week.  Right now all is speculative, but if these two storms collide, there could be an even greater catastrophic hurricane hitting our East Coast once again.

As I was praying for various people I know who are in the path , I heard the Lord say there is a prophetic promise and prophetic warning in these storms.  I want to emphasize that I don't believe a hurricane causing much destruction and taking lives is "a gift from God".    The people being impacted probably wouldn't think that either.  However, I do believe that God is and will use these storms to bring a greater purpose and clarity to His children.

First, let's talk about the promises hidden in these hurricane name meanings:

Matthew meaning "a gift from God".  The gospel of Matthew was written to reveal that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Messiah.  It was also written to convince the Jews, that Jesus/Yeshua is the long awaited Messiah, the King of the Jews.  Matthew is about having a relationship with Jesus is "a gift from God".  Accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior or as your Messiah.  The gospel of Matthew also give us a command at the end of the book - The Great Commission!  

God’s grace has saved you because of your faith in Christ. 
Your salvation doesn’t come from anything you do. It is God’s gift.  Ephesians 2:8

And in this fellowship we enjoy the eternal life he promised us. 1 John 2:25

God's desire is that all would have everlasting life. How many of you turned to the Lord and invited Jesus into your heart because of a less than desirable circumstance?  Often, God will use our pain, our suffering to draw us into relationship with Him. He doesn't cause this pain, but He uses it to draw us in. 

 The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, 
not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9 

Next, Nicole means "God's people have victory!"   If you look at some of the news reports, you will see that some folks are hunkering down, not evacuating as they are asking & requiring.  Is that rational? Or maybe God is telling you to stay for some reason. God gives people ample warnings and notice before things happen.  He wants to protect us and care for us, but those that don't have ears to hear His Truth, succumb to the devastation.  We see this much in the Old Testament.  For those who have ears to hear, He is showing us the way to victory.  Praise God!

Deuteronomy 20:4 For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you
 against your enemies to give you victory.”

When we have true relationship with Christ, our victory over all the forces of evil are in Him. He is our shelter, our refuge and our help.  The Lord has given us all authority (Matthew 28:18) to overcome what the enemy throws at us.

2 Corinthians 2:14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ's triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.

Why the hurricanes?  Also in the gospel of Matthew, Chapter 24, God shows us the signs of the times.

I sense we are moving into the best & worst of times. 
John Piper wrote this year's ago.... but believe it is where we are today.

"So alongside growing secularism in science and politics, growing materialism in the industrial revolution, and growing self-reliance, as God was rejected by many, there was a great spiritual awakening and a great global advance of the gospel of Jesus. It was the worst of times and the best of times."

I believe as many others do, that we are moving into these latter days.  The Church has been and is being prepared, refined in the refiners fire, learning great perseverance and endurance as well as a deep, completely dependent trust in the Lord.  You and I were born for such a time as this!  The Lord is using these devastating, catastrophic events to ripen the fields for harvest.  Are you ready?  

Today on Elijah List - Rabbi Curt Landry writes a great article, read full article here:
Here's an excerpt of what jumped out: The Greatest Harvest of Souls
We are about to embark on the greatest harvest of souls in the history of mankind. The Scriptures promise that the nation of Israel will come to know Jesus as their Messiah, and that they will be saved. The Church must set aside the doctrines and theologies that have held them back from truly understanding the Word of God in its fullness.
We must understand that it is the Father's heart to see His people come to know His love and faithfulness to them. We must transition out of the man-made traditions of the second day, and begin to reach deep into the Word of God, asking the Lord to reveal the mysteries of the Third day, through the outpouring of His Holy Spirit.

We must catch the vision. We must endeavor to set our course, pack our bags in the spirit, and not look back.

I agree.  I believe that NOW is the time to allow these weather related storms, the political storms and all the other things this country and others are experiencing to catapult you into the greater things of God.  Harvest time!  Disciple and send out to reach even more!  

I will end with one last passage from the gospel of Matthew - this is a command from Jesus to YOU AND ME AND ALL OF GOD'S CHILDREN!   

The Great Commission
16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  Matthew 28:16-20 NIV

Prayer Requests: 
Ken - the ability to find new work that will pay ALL our bills.  This takes a toll on him, not being able to find suitable work.  Please also pray for his stamina, the work is much lifting, heavy boxes.
Me - health - low back is still giving me much trouble... several days off and on where I've had to hang onto walls & furniture to walk.  right knee - I so desperately want full range of motion back.
Provision - daily provision, for my Thrive business or social media marketing business to pick up so I can bring into some cash flow.    Also provision for the vision of Sonlit Fields!
Sonlit Fields - one of our board members has graciously helped us get a powerpoint presentation completed for anyone interested in learning more about what God is calling us to do.  And now he is also helping us in beginning stages of project planning the entire design, construction, etc for the property.  He is taking the pieces of information we have researched and is putting it into format to help keep all organize and on task when the time comes.  So thankful for him!!!!

Bless YOU.  Thank you for caring for us, praying for us and standing with us!  If there is anything you need prayer for, please let us know.  We are happy to!!!
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Megablessings  - 
Ken & Michele Cole,

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God has given us a vision to build a retreat property along with ministry equipping center.  
The retreat portion of our ministry is to provide a safe place for pastors, lay leaders & other ministry folks to come and be refreshed & encouraged through prophetic ministry (if wanted).  We will offer 30-50 private cabins with kitchens & full bathrooms, screened in porches and plenty of places to roam on the property to get quiet with the Lord. 
We will offer other specialty retreats - marriage, healing, prophetic teaching & activating, health and wellness retreats and more.  

The Lord has graced us with the desire to come alongside the Church - to bring healing, deliverance & freedom to new/newer believers.  We are not wanting to replace their church, but more help them be ready to serve in their church. 
In our community building - we will have a 24/7 (eventually)  prayer room, healing & prophetic rooms and a place for community worship services for those on the property.  

Our passion is to minister to a lost & hurting world.   To equip the saints to do the same and to be a blessing to our community and surrounding areas.  Our hopes are that we can pour out God's love in a mighty way to bring more and more into the Kingdom, get them discipled, called into their purpose & destiny and released to do God's business!!!!  We also have a passion to give generously to help those in need and to help others launch into their God given destinies.  

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