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Foundational text: Matt 14: 22-36

The economic storm has worsened. In the forth watch (3am until sunrise), Jesus went to them walking on the sea. Expect the Final Move of the Holy Spirit to break out shortly. Some will think it is of Satan (a ghost) when the miraculous breaks out. Others are willing to step out of the boat and to walk with Jesus on the water.

I believe that those who have been in the wilderness will spearhead the coming move of God. Remember that Jesus set us the example by going up on the mountain to pray and He was alone there. Selah. Pause. Think about this.

When Jesus got into the boat the wind ceased. Is Jesus really in our boat? Are we headed for Tarshish? Has fear gripped our hearts as we hear the continual reports of the ever-worsening storm. Let us repent for rejecting the prophetic word from trusted servants such as David Wilkerson and Leonard Ravenhill. Their word concerning these events is truly being fulfilled before our eyes.

Consider the context. Jesus fed the 5000 before this scene takes place. His financial provision is there if we walk with Him. Fear will go. Calmness will come in the midst of the storm - when Jesus is in our boat and we are walking in His plan and His purpose.

I personally have seen His miraculous provision in the midst of the storm. Truly, His people need not fear if they dwell in the secret place of the Most High. However, His people will suffer if they have not heeded the warnings of His servants to prepare in the years of plenty which preceded the years of famine.

Many know the Scriptures but do not know Jesus intimately. Actually He is not in their boat. We experientially know Jesus by abiding in Him and His love. We sense when He is grieved. We begin to know Him through His Presence. We grow to know His character - what He approves and displeases Him. This is not the same as simply reading the Scriptures. More is needed. He desires a close walk with His children and that we know Him deeply. Being a student of His Word is not sufficient. We need to know Him personally through His Presence and to walk with Him and in His love continually.

Healing is also prominent in this passage (verse 35-36). Healing will be central in the coming move of the Holy Spirit. Kathryn Kuhlman believed that a day is coming when all the saints would be healed.

Will America cross over and become powerful once again?

No. America will become weaker and weaker. Europe will become ber and ber. The Antichrist comes forth out of Europe and that is nearer than many realize.

Judgment has settled on America. The curses of Deuteronomy 28 are at work. Although Jesus has a remnant in America, the nation as a whole has " the writing on the wall." Judgment has already been pronounced and has been unfolding over the past few years.

The Birth of a New World Order

Obama's change in foreign policy from the Christian position of strong support for Israel to negotiation (after negotiations had failed and sanctions imposed) and a softer approach with Israel's enemies together with the global financial crises could well be the beginnings of the new world order which will ultimately be ruled by the Antichrist.

Morally there is a shift away from godly policies. Abortion and gay marriages are promoted by the new administration. There is also a shift from free market policies to a more state-controlled and socialist nation.

Judgment still rests on America. Consider Habakkuk. I see the reason for the judgment is given in the passage below:

Habakkuk 2:4:
Then the Lord answered me and said:
Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it,
For the vision is yet for an appointed
But at the end, it will speak, and it will
not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry.

Behold the proud,
His soul is not upright in him;
But the just shall live by his faith.

I believe that the nations will judge America as the nations judged Israel in Habakkuk's day. They will come in as described in Robert Holme's vision above. But I also see the vision as a double reference to the coming worldwide outpouring of the Holy Spirit - the latter rain. Although many have waited a long time for the coming worldwide revival, it will come. Though it tarries wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.

The verse

Behold the proud,
His soul is not upright in him;
But the just shall live by his faith.

is very significant.

Proud (aphal) speaks of presumption. The faith that has been coming forth from America through the Prosperity Word-Faith Movement is a presumptuous faith and not a waiting faith. It is one in which the flesh predominates. Do the Scriptures not say that judgment comes to the proud? The faith coming forth is different to that of Hudson Taylor and the spiritual giants of the past. I believe that this is the central reason for the judgment that is resting on America. Let us not continue down this road of presumptuous faith but look to Him for the vision of the coming revival because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

China's Revival

Consider the faith of those who lay the foundations of this revival in China - Hudson Taylor, Watchman Nee.

"Many other groups and movements have been influenced by the writings of Jeanne Guyon, but one of the greatest influences this book (Experiencing the depths of Jesus Christ) has ever had was during the 1920's in China. At that time this book reached a young man destined by God to be one of the best known of His servants in this century. The book fell into the hands of Watchman constituted one of the major influences in his life; and as a result, the book became an indirect influence on the lives of many of his co-workers. Hudson Taylor also highly recommended it to the believers of his day."

Understanding the Wilderness

Many have been called by God into the wilderness over the past decades. The purpose of this has been to restore the true faith - the same as possessed by Hudson Taylor, Watchman Nee and Jeanne Guyon - to His people. This is a necessary prerequisite for the coming worldwide revival.

I am brooding over many areas in the earth--government, economic and spiritual structures--and changing the structures of how these systems have operated in past seasons.

THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH: - The hinge on which the doors of Scripture are opened - the mightiest sentence in the Book of God. It is as if God plucks this jewel out of the Old Testament and holds it up in the New Testament, slowly turning it facet by facet so that we can take in even more of its truth and beauty. ROMANS emphasizes JUST. GALATIANS emphasizes LIVE and HEBREWS emphasizes FAITH.

A diabetic read these words one day "I am the Lord who heals you" (Exodus 15:26). She took it as a direct word from the Lord and in faith gave up her insulin injections. Within 3 days she died. She had acted in PRESUMPTION and not in FAITH.

PRESUMPTION acts on Word only. Leads to some of the greatest tragedies. Presumption has a great reputation for tragic endings. FAITH acts on RHEMA.