I woke up last Thursday (October 5th) with one word screaming in my mind. The word was “Ophelia.” I had no idea what it meant, but when I got to work the Holy Spirit led me to write it down, so I jotted it down with this note.
Today I saw that there is a new storm forming in the Atlantic. What did they name it? That’s right…Ophelia. It’s the 15th storm of the season.
I looked up the meaning of the name Ophelia, and apparently it means “help.”
I’m not sure what all this means, other than that God told me the name of this hurricane five days before it formed.
As you can see, my rhema for that day was Isaiah 24. I’d forgotten what it said so today I looked it up. Now I’m trembling
“Behold, the Lord will empty the earth and make it desolate, and he will twist its surface and scatter its inhabitants. And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with the slave, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, so with the borrower; as with the creditor, so with the debtor. The earth shall be utterly empty and utterly plundered; for the Lord has spoken this word. The earth mourns and withers; the world languishes and withers; the highest people of the earth languish. The earth lies defiled under its inhabitants; for they have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore a curse devours the earth, and its inhabitants suffer for their guilt; therefore the inhabitants of the earth are scorched, and few men are left. The wine mourns, the vine languishes, all the merry-hearted sigh. The mirth of the tambourines is stilled, the noise of the jubilant has ceased, the mirth of the lyre is stilled. No more do they drink wine with singing; strong drink is bitter to those who drink it. The wasted city is broken down; every house is shut up so that none can enter. There is an outcry in the streets for lack of wine; all joy has grown dark; the gladness of the earth is banished. Desolation is left in the city; the gates are battered into ruins. For thus it shall be in the midst of the earth among the nations, as when an olive tree is beaten, as at the gleaning when the grape harvest is done. They lift up their voices, they sing for joy; over the majesty of the Lord they shout from the west. Therefore in the east give glory to the Lord; in the coastlands of the sea, give glory to the name of the Lord, the God of Israel. From the ends of the earth we hear songs of praise, of glory to the Righteous One. But I say, “I waste away, I waste away. Woe is me! For the traitors have betrayed, with betrayal the traitors have betrayed.” Terror and the pit and the snare are upon you, O inhabitant of the earth! He who flees at the sound of the terror shall fall into the pit, and he who climbs out of the pit shall be caught in the snare. For the windows of heaven are opened, and the foundations of the earth tremble. The earth is utterly broken, the earth is split apart, the earth is violently shaken. The earth staggers like a drunken man; it sways like a hut; its transgression lies heavy upon it, and it falls, and will not rise again. On that day the Lord will punish the host of heaven, in heaven, and the kings of the earth, on the earth. They will be gathered together as prisoners in a pit; they will be shut up in a prison, and after many days they will be punished. Then the moon will be confounded and the sun ashamed, for the Lord of hosts reigns on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, and his glory will be before his elders.”
Dearest friends, God is speaking to us. I pray we all have the ears to hear. And if anyone of you has an idea of what this may mean, please feel free to reach out. God bless.
On Sunday morning, I arrived early for an appointment and stopped at a local park to drink some coffee and wait. This is what I saw. Immediately I recognized this scene from the last dream I had (see Dream Of Martial Law). This is almost exactly what I saw in my dream, except in my dream the moon was much closer and bigger.
I sat here praying. Praying for God’s Spirit to move upon His people to bring them closer to him and to protect them. Praying for God’s Spirit to move and convict the lost and bring them into the fold of His protection. Praying for my own heart and soul.
The last two days have felt very heavy in the Spirit. A seriousness and solemness along with a sense of alertness. The Spirit has been convicting me of sin in deeper ways and bringing my own heart into a deeper sense of repentance. The urgency feels tangible. The heat of the Spiritual battles going on right now are intense.
I pray that all those who are marked by Christ be found safely in the shadow of His wings. I pray that all those who are lost will run full-speed into that safety…before the Spiritual battle reveals itself in the physical…because it’s close. So close that if you put your ear to the ground, you can hear the war drums beat.
- I recorded this at 6 am and accidentally said “Star Trek” instead of “Star Wars.” I promise I know my Sci-Fi 🙂
I had a few dreams last night, but I only remember this one.
I was sitting inside a glass house with friends. It was dark outside. We all knew we were in the beginnings of the times of judgement. We knew we were in the White Horse time period, but we were still somewhat complacent. Nothing really bad had happened yet so we had no emotional sense of urgency about anything. Perhaps we were a little more awake than normal but we weren’t afraid.
Suddenly, there was a whirlwind of black smoke and out of the whirlwind came galloping a black horse. In the dream I was aware of the different horses in Revelation but I was confused because I knew the red horse is after white. The black is supposed to come after the red so I was looking to see if it was really black. I confirmed it was definitely black (the color black does symbolize death and destruction but it was out of order). I was confused because of the switch in colors and didn’t understand what was going on.
We were immediately overcome by the smoke and horse and we had no time to escape or hide. Everyone was scrambling and I immediately fell to my knees praying that God would seal me and hide me from this horse judgement and protect me from it all. I knew that God would protect me if I was sealed by Him. I wasn’t sure why the colors were out of order, but I knew I needed to pray that I be marked and sealed for protection.
I knelt and prayed, then I woke up.