“You have said, ‘If Your presence does not go with us, we will not proceed.’ I have been faithful. Have I not continued with you?
In the past year, you would diligently search My Word for the path I had chosen and find it. I have rejoiced with you in this. Your seeking has been well-pleasing to Me. Your absolute adherence to the way you have seen has been well-pleasing to Me. Thank you for your undivided hearts and your steadfastness. I have seen your love for Me at every step.
You will no longer be able to see the way. However, you must instead learn to follow My presence for I am making a way in the wilderness; a path you cannot comprehend.
“And the Lord said, ‘Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing?’”
“And the Lord, whom you seek, Will suddenly come to His temple.” (Malachi 3)
One Sunday morning, my husband Bill and I were watching a church service on Christian television. The sermon was good, the pastor seemingly a humble, good shepherd; the crowd large and enthusiastic. Nothing seemed amiss. I saw in vision this was a type of the church worldwide. As I looked, I saw a huge feeding tube coming from heaven attached to the pastor. Through him, from the pulpit, the Lord was feeding all the people. Then, ALL OF A SUDDEN, as if there were a piercing blow to the church, OXYGEN masks fell from heaven.
Each person in the congregation grabbed a mask and began breathing in exhilarating new life from God. Through the Ruah Hakodesh, or the Holy Spirit, God was sovereignly feeding, empowering, and refreshing all His people. The newness shocked, disturbed, yet blessed. Each sensed pure, fresh breath from God, increasing greatly the Divine life within. Knowledge of the fear of the Lord and hushed awe ensued. None could speak. Activity ceased. Only the sound of breathing — rhythmic, slow, and measured could be heard. Absence of speech spoke loudly of the majesty and glory of an all powerful, all consuming, wonderfully good God.
Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out,so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.
(Acts 3:19, NKJV)
I saw God’s people like a field populated by acres of green grass; grass that had been knocked down, trampled under the foot of man, beaten by torrential storms; lying flat on the ground unable to stand.
Then I heard the Lord say :
“You will soon arise, My people, and stand, for I Am sending My rain of refreshing, My light of Revelation, My life giving love to you. Then will your mouth be filled with laughter and your tongue with singing! In one accord you will say: ‘The Lord has done great things for us whereof we are glad!’”