2021, new beginnings, and the paths ahead
(Note: The following is for your prayerful consideration, and discernment. Given as just one small part of picture of the future, sensing God speak not only of what begins in 2021, but also what follows in the years ahead. Only God truly knows the timing, and intercession with repentance can turn the tide of darkness. May only that which is of God stand, and that which is not fall to the ground.)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. (John 1:1-5)
As we reflect on the coming year, and what the Lord God has been saying, perhaps even over the last few years, it seems clear that we are entering into a season of new beginnings. Having called the decade to a complete end, and summing up the words for that season, the courts of heaven were seated, judgements handed down, and the reset occurring in readiness for the new beginnings as spoken by the Father’s voice. The year ahead may not be as some hope of expect, but will celebrate new beginnings for many, invention for others, and surprises. The word of God speaks, and beginnings are created…never seen before.
There is a wisdom needed, such as that graced to Joseph and Mary. For the Father speaks, and new things are born of the Holy Spirit, through and with willing servants and in unlikely locations. Though a head of the house, and yet not of this new move, Joseph did not lay a hand upon the newborn seeking to control or dismiss it, rather He trusted God, and humbly nurtured this new child of God, even finding a safe place for the child when kings sought to destroy the new that threatens their empires. Mary, the willing servant, only knew to trust and obey, allowing the Holy Spirit work to have its way. While wondering at the amazing promises, she knew to care as a mother should, and to follow the leading of the Lord.
So, let us rejoice, for by government decree we have been called back to our homes in these days of pandemic, and here we find ourselves in the spiritual birthplace of the church, in the ‘stables’ (our homes), the latter-day upper rooms of prayer. God is birthing a new thing for the final ingathering, not in the old temples, but in houses of prayer. To the believers, leaders, and elders of this moment, learn to be the Godparent who knows to nurture this, not seeking to control it for our own good, or killing off because it threatens our desires. This new move is a latter-day movement will come to the unknown, not the well-known, and will emerge as the beginning of the next great wave of God, countering the other waves of darkness, such a pandemics, disasters, war, and bloodshed. Born out of relationship with God, it is marked by love, holiness, and power. “Out with the old, in with the new.” Do not despise the day of small things, for out of the mustard see a great tree grows.
Once again, the foundations shall be shaken, and the things of man will topple. “For My church, time to move from tradition and religion, to inspiration and revelation. Come close to Me, into the thin place where the holy ones walk, separated from the world, but called to serve in the earth. For My time draws near, and brighter lights must shine for those hidden in the darkness. The fullness of My harvest will come.”
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. (Genesis 1:1-3)
It has become clear that while sometimes this birth shall come about through the convergence of forces, and peoples, this confluence may also bring separation which will also be used by God to open the door for His new work of God. For surely, the new move is a holy movement, and not to be confused with the works of man, and even the past. There are ancient reflections in what will come, but this is a new work, one we have not seen before.
The time is approaching when the Jubilee generation will see the coming of the Lord. By His Spirit He prepares the Bride of Christ, and through the refiner’s fire they do come. “The faithful remnant will stand by My side to reign with Me, see I have prepared the thrones, and purifying fires make the Bride ready”. The season of Myrrh is coming to an end, soon beauty for ashes will be her reward. The Lord has warned of the coming tumult, but those who wait on the Lord will find His fortress and abide in His presence. Nature cries out for the sons and daughters of God who emerge in these days. Rejoice for the Bridegroom is coming, for He who began a good work will complete it at the appointed time, according to the testimony of Jesus, the maturity of the Bride, and Father’s time as recorded in His family.
“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool. (Isaiah 1:18)
As Great Britain is born again, wisdom is needed by its mothers, fathers, and elders, to protect it from the ways of other empires, those threatened by it, and those seeking to return to the past. As a Defender of the Faith, it is born anew, and must seek out its Maker, and make new covenants with those who respect its identity and honour the Creator. The shadows of Europe are not its friend, neither the bellicose ways of Asia nor others abroad. Forces of light and dark will regroup, and new partnerships emerge. Truth will bring to light the agendas of many. Great Britain can indeed be great again, but not built on slavery or industry, rather love, faith, and a heart for others. Innovation and inventions are yours to be had. The old will pass away, as the new begins. See the sword of righteousness has also be given to you.
The maple leaves fall to the ground, as a great nation separates itself from the Vine. Why do you cut off your roots, seeking to graft yourself to another? It is time for the people to act, for truth prevails, and abominations are consumed by fire. Cast away the wicked branches, prune the remaining, and turn afresh to Life to see the mighty Maple stand strong once again. The winds of destruction are coming, move quickly for the strong will stand, but the weakened will fall. The Lord loves you; He will not leave your forsaken. This village became a nation known as Canada, and now the Lord calls to you, “Come again to Bethlehem, be that small [humble] town [place], and the Lord can birth a powerful move from your midst”.
As the USA emerges to new beginnings, now is the time to pray. Unity amongst the brethren will be its salvation, for the spirits of confrontation lie ahead. It is time for the Father’s voice to be once again heard in the nation, let those who carry His voice arise. The blessings upon the nation are not for itself, but to be a Defender of Righteousness amongst the nations, prospering as you serve others. Time to step forward on to the world stage, and not withdraw. Some cannot countenance that another President will emerge, and while good has been done by the one who trumpets, the Lord knows the heart of man, it is the Messiah who is your Saviour. Pray for your leaders, God is not afraid of them, and He can turn the hearts of any. Be alert, the assassin is on the march, but he need not have his way. God’s government is not shaped by man, it is time for the Body of Christ to rise into its place as highest mountain. This comes as the foundations are restored upon the cornerstone of Christ. The lesson of the pandemic is to cast down the structures of man, return to your First Love, and get back to the ways of Acts where ecclesia moved only as the Holy Spirit led, in the truth of His Word, and by and in His power. “Some states have lost their way, but My people will not. Stand if I so call you or go to My place of refuge. In the network of the saints a great strength is built, and the canopy of My grace is extended over the land of My choosing.”
California do not think that you stand alone, not needing your brothers and sisters in the land of the eagle. For as one in the west, your wealth was given for the blessing of many, and your true foundation comes from those to your east. In your arrogance you have pursued your own folly, and surely if I had not raised up those faithful wells in your midst you would have had the fruit of your destructive heart. How long will you kick against righteousness, has not the fires brought you to humility, and will the weight of your sin be the tipping point that breaks your lines? Look again to the righteous within you, and follow their ways, they will lead you to the place of refuge.
New York, you are the apple of My eye, and yet why do you rail against Me and my people? The towers of steel cannot get you to heaven, nor the wages of your hands, only grace in My name opens that door. Come, for a moment you joined together, lifting each other up, revealing part of My heart. Do not forget the blessings that flowed from tragedy. How much longer will you strive in your own means, they will show you time and again that they do not become your canopy or refuge, only attracting the efforts of the enemy. Look to those whose face is set on My Son, learn from their peace. The spirit of Babylon will fall, come out from amongst her, and become what I see, a prophet to the nations.
The islands of Hawaii will see a great event, the Lord’s warnings reveal His heart is to save. Flee when the mountains burn, for you need not be caught in the rivers of brimstone. Cast down those altars on the mountains, and look to the Creator, rather than worshipping creation. How long will you call on those false gods? The blood of Christ’s messenger is heard in heaven. When the alarm sounds do not wait. Run, move, for the eruption is encompassing. The ground will shake to wake you up.
Brazil, from the Holy Cross His blood was shed for you. Let its cleansing work have its way. The Saviour calls afresh to you, drawing you deeper in to His glory. “Only do not be deceived by the queen of heaven, nor the ways of man, rather know the love I have for you, and the power of My blood which was shed for many”, says the Lord Jesus. “Let your light be a beacon of hope throughout the land in which I planted you. You will proper as your soul prospers, and your place at the table of nations will be confirmed as you stand in My righteousness…not yours”.
Russia, the Lord sees your heart. He calls to you, cast down those religious ways that hinder His move, and remove from your midst the anti-Christ. God will not be mocked, and the new Czars will not ascend His throne. “Your ambitions for the Holy City are only used by Me”, says the Lord, “to bring about My last days. My faithful, run to Me, I will be your refuge, and the Seed I have sown will not be denied His harvest. In you is the strength of the bear, have I not made it so, but do not lay your hand on My anointed, for I will be their Defender.”
Now therefore, be wise, O kings; Be instructed, you judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, and you perish in the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him. (Psalm 2:10-12)
“China, pride does go before a fall. I have raised you as a mighty nation to be both judge and builder, raising up many sons and daughters amongst you. And yet, you have not acknowledged My Sovereign hand. Rather, striking out with your own hand you have caused much death, and reached beyond your anointing. And so great tumult will come amongst your midst, your islands even shall sink, but I have not finished with your destiny, and will raise up a Cyrus even as old empires fall apart, and the appointed part of that separated nation will become even more powerful than the first. For out of you the Great Eastern Empire will emerge.” Let not the elite govern you, rather let the true shepherds arise who are for freedom, and healing.
Australia, an ancient land, whose sound is heard in heaven, and with a troop the Lord has called to set free his people. Time for new beginnings, come quickly for your window of grace is narrowing. Trouble from the north beckons unless you will turn from your ways. Watch to the east, the waves do come. The South Land of the Holy Spirit has been blessed with the hand of grace to restore its foundations, to seek its Protector, and yet selfishness, greed, and neglect mar the way of men and women. The ‘church’ has forsaken His word, and ignored the Holy Spirit, preferring their own power and control over the ways of the Spirit of Jesus, and His headship. And so, you have been forced back into your homes, to turn to your Lord once again, even to cry out in repentance, seeking the way of the Christ, learning to know the Holy Spirit. The believers will be tested by His word, as He looks for those who faithfully endure to pursue His way. Blessings will come as the faithful stand strong in Him, burning as bright lights in the community. The words of Christ hang as a plum line across the nation, the Lord calling to its people to look again to Him. Refuges of the Lord will flourish, and ancient wells opened, as the new move of God is allowed to flourish from home to home, and park to park.
To the continent of Africa, your horn is your strength. Somalia and Kenya, find the way of peace in Christ, put down the insurrection of the wicked, those who have turned away from the Lord. Turn to love, and pursue righteousness, as brothers in Him, join forces, and see what blessing will come upon you and Africa. To South Africa, the Lord says, “Seek My government, not one based on colour or creed, and turn to one another in love and forgiveness once again. Honour the gifts in each other and see you will become a great light to the nations”. Egypt you carry great authority, and yet in your midst the brotherhood continues to weaken your place amongst the nations. Do not rest on the past, seek a new future of hope. Those who strike against the Christ will bring only pain to your nation. And to the place of the setting sun, let God’s wisdom and the Elders rise in the west. Turn from violence, honour each other’s identities in the Lord. While these nations of the west maybe small, God has a great place in His heart for them, and they are the ones who can carry His wisdom to the nations. Only, it is time to emerge from bloodshed, to put down the gun, and reach out with the hand of family. You need not be a land of darkness, see a great Light rises upon your lands.
“India, your star shines brightest as a people of peace, not as a nation at war. I have sent you many prophets, even great shepherds from ancient times, hear their message, listen to My voice”, says the Lord. “For in My words is the way of life, and a nation whose peoples are as numerous as the sand, will find true peace as the heed My love.” Forces are marshalling, and old foes seek to become new friends. Be wise, discern with the Lord the way ahead, for many will seek your wealth, but only few will be your friends. Be alert great floods are coming, prepare that many will be saved.
The veil will fall away from the eyes of those in North Korea. The cry of His martyrs has been heard. Watch and see, for the hand of God will be revealed in your midst.
New Zealand, it is well said you are the land of the long white cloud. This two-edged sword will reveal its hand.
Indonesia, Almighty God watches you, and His eye reveals your heart. A mighty nation you can become when you turn to the light. Quakes will rock you; will your foundations stand? Look again to the holy truth, turn from the false prophet, and seek the hand of Immanuel, for He walks in your midst. The innocent blood shed upon the ground cries aloud to the Lord, and He hears. Be careful of the courtiers from the north, they do not seek your good. Seek the Lord as to who you welcome, for in Him true partnerships can be found.
Then the second angel sounded: And something like a great mountain burning with fire was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood. (Revelations 8:8)
In seasons to come, when stars fall from heaven, off the coast of Costa Rica a burning mountain will fall. Look to the skies, for those who have not heeded the call will see a great sight. Those found in Christ will know His refuge. When the sun is darkened, and the moon reveals her sign, the time has come.
Be aware, the war dogs are on the move. God is not afraid; His plans will be fulfilled. Bloodshed is on the lips of man, hiding their secrets the dragon and bear stoke the furnace of fire, but surely as much as they seek to consume, so this will backfire. “Those who rally against Israel do not understand that I will not relent until My strong arm has its victory, and My people will emerge victorious within Me”, says the Lord.
PANDEMIC AND WAVES
The pandemic is but a wave, and like the times of Noah, its season will come to an end but not before the new church is born. This virus, though born of wickedness, God’s good purposes will still be had, and judgements are to be made. As altars to false of gods are tested, the anti-Christ spirit has been exposed, and the eyes of the Lord examines our hearts. Rather than seeking the Lord, many have looked to mankind, and sought only their own creation. Seek the Spirit’s discernment for He will open your eyes.
Be careful, do not let your guard down, tribulations are promised, and more waves are coming, testing foundations, exposing the hearts, cleaning the house, and creating deep wells of faith. Within a year or two waves will come and strike causing pain from within, striking at the heart of the world, causing a great weakness in the left. Another strike, coming from below, but with prayer and fasting its impact will be lessened, as the rottenness from within is removed. These need not mark who you are, rather by faith, build a better church, and strengthen weakened nations. The faithful rejoice, for they see the coming of the Lord, looking beyond today.
How is the earth prepared for His return? The nations are shaken, the rivers flow, wave upon wave the structures of man are tested, and His light burns brighter. Virtual and real are the plagues, fire, blood, and famine, have their time, and the sifting occurs of the heart. Compromises no longer become a place of safety, for only truth will guard your hearts and mind, and be the sure foundation on which you will stand. The goats and sheep are separated, and those who have eyes to see, ears to hear, and hearts heart that understand, will know the seasons and times of God, and discern the path ahead. As that great sphere that hangs in the sky tilts, so the days are shortened for His elect.
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another….Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us. (1 John 4:7-11, 17-19)
His love will stand and will remain. God is love, and in Him its truth is found. Neither man or beast will hinder its work, and in the end His heart will prevail. So, let us draw near to Him, and out of the overflow of His heart in ours, let His love be shed abroad. The Light of Christ brings life