Three days ago, I was worshipping God near the back wall of a warehouse. Yes, that’s where we now meet with other believers.
The Holy Spirit lives in me, I know, but sometimes the Spirit almost descends in a place. That’s what it felt like. At that moment, in my ear I could hear really loudly (not audibly, but it felt like it could have been) the words “the tide is turning”. It literally felt like the Holy Spirit was shouting at me. Three times I heard it that way, and then I knew I needed to speak it out, declare it. I did so in our group.
When I hear something that strongly, it almost always is a word to be shared for others.
The sense was that the tide is turning in favor of God and His kingdom being manifested in our personal lives, corporately, and as a nation.
On vacation this summer, I was swinging one morning watching the sunrise and listening to the waves come in and out as the tide was literally changing. It was then I had first heard the word, “the tide is changing”. I later discovered that at the same time, a friend of mine was shouting that word on a prayer call without me knowing it. All day long, the song, “The Tide is High” was playing in my head.
I don’t know the timing of things, but my sense in the spirit is that things are getting ready to drastically shift for the good.
Whenever a tide changes, stuff gets churned up and brought to the surface. Whatever has been laying on the bottom of the ocean floor hidden is now brought to the surface of the water, and then left on the beach for all to see. The things hidden have needed to be revealed because they were there all along, but they need to be addressed. I don’t feel we are done with that process. I feel Yahweh is only beginning to deal with hearts, and the things hidden.
What will we do in response is the question. We need the wisdom of the Holy Spirit, and the justice and mercy of God to know how to navigate this time of history we are in. Remember that love always wins.
So, if you have felt discouraged, like nothing will ever change, or maybe like you have lost hope, or you have laid down your dreams and promises the Lord has given you, hold on a little longer.
The tide is turning for the good in our personal lives, in the body of Christ, and in our nation. The Lion of the Tribe of Judah is roaring over us. He is not done with us yet. It’s His time, not the enemy’s time. I believe the shift is here.