A New Tsunami

A few weeks ago I had a dream of a tremendous tsunami wave going through England. In the dream I was in a room on the second floor, half-way up a mountain in the Lake District. The huge wave roared up the valley and those I was with were afraid that the building where we were would be swept away, but I exhorted them to not be afraid. The water did indeed flow right up to our feet but the building remained firm. I did not know how to interpret this dream immediately, but two days later I was part of a group who met in silence to listen to what God would say about the current state of our nation. During the silence I was drawn to meditate on Psalm 46 – which climaxes with the well known phrase, “be still and know that I am God…”

As I read verse 2 and 3 the dream came vividly back to me:

“Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart if the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging”

I believe that I heard the Holy Spirit whisper, “There is storm coming which you cannot avert, but if you listen to me, I will help you to navigate.”

I read on to verse 4:

“There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells..”

This contrasts so powerfully, as an image of peace, security and eternal safety. It speaks of hope through the Church, Jerusalem and the uncompromising purposes of the Living God.

Verse 6 speaks right into our current world situation:

“Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
He lifts his voice, the earth melts.”

God is Sovereign. There is global turmoil and God is certainly active in the world. At the moment that His voice is heard, his intervention is dramatic.

I believe that I heard the Holy Spirit warning that He his about to take action to shake this nation and the world, and to awaken the world to His purposes. There is a rude awakening coming for our nation which has turned our collective back on Him, His word and His plan for the nations.

The climactic verse 10 is personal and global:

“Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth”

This is a personal encouragement to those who quietly submit to the Living God and make Jesus Lord. It is also a warning to the nations and people everywhere who seek to oppose Him.

Finally, verse 11 offers a refrain of verse 7, and in doing so, gives us a key truth to understanding our time and God’s strategy in the nations:

“The LORD Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.”

The reference to the ‘God of Jacob’ is a pointer to the crucial role that Israel and the Jewish people have in God’s plan for the nations. The God of Jacob is personally our fortress in the imminent tsunami. In our personal lives, businesses, cities and national leadership we need to acknowledge quite clearly that it is verse 1 of the psalm where our priority should be:

“God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.”

God is calling us to turn back to Him.

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5 Responses to “A New Tsunami”

  1. Gregory T. Reagan Says:

    Great message, John.

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  2. Jennifer Clarkson Says:

    Hi John,
    Jennifer here. Thank you, million times for sharing your vision. I am positive that many will be inspired by those words of encouragement and faith, which is really what life is about – faith!! Faith in our Saviour. Not in worldly goods or materialism.

    May the Lord strengthen you in your journey as you find His perfect will. Thinking of you and your family!!

  3. Jim Palmer Says:

    John, thanks for sharing your dream and insight. Tsunami has been a prophetic symbol of both blessing and judgment since 2004 before the December 24th Tsunami when I first heard the word from the mouth of a prophet interpreted at that time as a blessing. I then received the Tsunami prophecy from David Waters in Jan. 2005 stating it will overtake you and it is a good thing. He later showed me the spot where he saw me standing on the beach on Panama City Beach, three months before Florida was even on my radar screen.
    He took a picture of me as he saw me in the vision with my arms outstreched. My shadow on the beach in the picture shows a cross and he prophecied over me that everything to be accomplished would be done through the cross so that the Lord Jesus Christ would receive all the glory. Whenever I hear Tsunami, my mind goes to the place of expectation of His blessing of protection and provision through the cross. Have you ever noticed the strange way this is spelled? It begins with a T not an S. Looks like a cross to me.
    I expect the greatest outpouring of God’s blessings to overtake us like a Tsunami and soon that we may be in position to fulfill His Kingdom purposes in the earth during the greatest overwhelming shaking, which causes Tsunamis, that the earth has ever seen as we grow closer to His return and to the complete manifestation of the Sons of God. Romans 8. One further thought, today after reading your thoughts on be still and know that I am God. I heard a message Mari had playing while she fixed breakfast. This morning immediatley after I read your blog, where he said that the word in Hebrew for be still is rapha which has as its root meaning “RELAX”. God saying, Relax, I got this. SHALOM!

  4. Julie Ferguson Says:

    Please Lord help me to be ready for the storm.

  5. Elaine Owen Says:

    thank you John and thank you Lord for reaching me even via facebook! we are always so busy and yet you find ways to call us again and again.. thank you for your faithfulness and for yours John x elaine x

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