The Changing Church Part 5 of 8
The sea looked calm, but gray and ominous. There was a feeling of rising, pent up anger just waiting to surface. Something was about to happen—to explode—as the Holy Spirit seemed to brood over the waters as He did in the beginning: “. . . and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters” (Genesis 1:2, KJV).
I continued to descend down until I stood upon the ocean floor. Then there started a great shaking; a seismic upheaval of proportions I had never seen. “. . . Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain” (Hebrews 12:26,27).
An unusually large wave formed on the surface and moved toward the shore— “. . . and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land” (Haggai 2:6). Interestingly, the sea is mentioned in combination with the shaking process. It is so good of our God to confirm visions with His Word. That is the only reliable way a visionary may walk.
What do these Scriptures verses tell us? For one thing, the method of separation becomes clear. We will be divided by shaking. First of all, everything that is not rooted in God within us will go. It will be a quick work; again a corporate work — one wave emerging to become, in type, God’s new movement.
The Lord spoke to me as I watched this mound of water emerging, swelling, beginning to move toward the shore. “Quit looking for the new wave. You (the people who have experienced
the shaking) are the new wave.” New wave terminology is not popular in the Church right now but, in type, it is very apropos. We will find the new move of God within us—as the Kingdom always is (Luke 17:21).
I sense a very quiet, as well as holy movement, in the hearts of His chosen. None may know what has been worked into you, but our Lord will know you holy “child,” as you are made one with all those chosen as the remnant of God.