Have you noticed that Jesus used the literary device of simile when describing the kingdom of God? He described the kingdom: it is like…a mustard seed, a tree, a house built on different kinds of foundations. He will use something that is commonly understood in order to describe a mystery, putting it within the easy grasp of anyone “with an ear to ear”.
The Holy Spirit whispers to me often in just this way. For example, the other day, I sat quietly, listening. ” I will open Canada up by my Holy Spirit like a nut, I will open it up with a huge wave, similar to the one at Port Alberni”. I then saw a picture of a jagged path from the west coast into the interior like a cracked egg.
I sat, thinking about this, my memory was then jogged that there was a huge earthquake many years ago in Port Alberni. I looked it up, in 1964 there was an earthquake in Alaska that produced a tsunami effect in the city. As Port Alberni is on an inlet, the water after the quake was funneled, gathering height and speed, creating larger waves than anywhere else, devastating the whole village, without any loss of life.
Yesterday I discovered this news piece that occurred the same day I received the word. I believe the Lord gave it as a physical sign and confirmation of what He was telling me would happen in the Spirit.
I had not read this before hearing from the Lord in the early hours of that same morning. It was not on the internet for me to read, it was not the power of suggestion.
Seismologists have been telling us for MANY years there will be another ‘BIG one’, earthquake that is. I do not think that is what the whisper was referring to. The kingdom of God coming will be like a tsunami, like a very large wave, visible by all! God is shaking things up.
When the church was having renewal in the 1990’s, one of the messages we received was that this was just a taste. That real revival would come in full force again in the future, among the disenfranchised of society. These were named: first nations, women, the poor, and the addicted.
Port Alberni is one of many significant sites of first nations communities where heinous acts of racism took place, including the residential school system.
A fresh, observable movement is about to take place in Canada. A tsunami, high tide of love and hope will be raising up and restoring first nations communities and others who have been isolated, passed over, neglected, even abused.
He has shown me this because He is releasing a blueprint of a strategy for this new move, in order for us to partner with Him. He is raising up witnesses to say, as Peter, ” This is that…” Acts 2:16 He will be using us but will be working outside of the norm, to reach the unreached.
We are living in exciting times.