There's a certain tinge of regret when you bring a project you have birthed and nurtured to an end. For those of you who did not see my notice, this series of devotionals will end as of the last day of this current biblical month in 14 days' time. I have had the feeling for some time now that Yahweh wanted me to do this but couldn't quite bring myself to do it. When you have trained yourself to keenly listen to Him every day for a word it becomes engrained in you. And it's also a sentimental thing.
"After a brief lull, yet another wave (the 3rd) came that was absolutely enormous, about the size of a building. This one was impossible to leap over and we were simply swept off our feet but still desposited safetly on land. There was a dramatic change in asmosphere. Whereas in the sea we had just been standing still apparently not doing anything, but now there was great activity. People were showering and getting dressed. Some were checking to see how much food we had in our store and working out whether we had enough to survive on or not. The scene changed again and I found myself in a small lecture theatre wondering what would happen next. I seemed to have no control of the situation but was content merely to wait and see. There were several dozen people in the room, perhaps more, and many of them were, I believe, Koreans. A film was about to be seen by us on a very large screen indeed. The film began and we found ourselves at first looking at - and then found ourselves actually inside - another lecture theatre of considerable size. It was clearly a Christian meeting hall. There were various European and/or North American technicians preparing the pulpit area with microphones and equipment for what looked like a very big evangelistic meeting indeed. I did not recognise any of them. The congregation had not yet arrived and they were clearly busy trying to ready the place. The scene changed again and I saw a man taking a shower. He appeared to be in a great hurry because not only was he showering but also shaving and talking to another man on a videophone. I believe the man in the shower was myself" (Olive Branch 382:9-20).
However, this truly is the end, and for many reasons. Firstly, everything is changing both in the world, in the ministry, in my family and in myself. It's been happening gradually for a while but is now coming to a climax, for both evil (in the world) and, I hope, good (in the other areas). Years ago Yahweh told me that in the ministry in particular there would be a sudden anointing and awakening, the third phase of my life's work, which we know as the 'Third Wave' (not to be confused by other 'third waves' in European politics and in charismatic theology).
Early this morning I was awakened to a vision. I was standing on the tarmac of what looked like a broad runway. Suddenly I saw the nose of what looked like the Space Shuttle appear seemingly out of nowhere bearing on me, undercarriage down, about to land. The vision closed as suddenly as it had opened so that I did not see the landing which was only a matter of seconds away.
The feeling upon the vision closing was that a 'great landing' was about to take place - what had previously been 'up in the sky' or even in outer space was coming home to terra firma to roost.
Interestingly, over the recent years, I have had flash visions where I have been in space looking down at our beautiful world, an image that accords well with all the research I have been doing on the world system and sharing it with others. The very real sense of this latest vision, therefore, representing a craft that occupies an orbit around the earth doing what it does, that is coming into land, is that this phase of my life and ministry is about to end and is changing rapidly and suddenly into another one.
It has long been in the coming and not too soon. But inevitably it means huge changes.
Every work of Yahweh requires extensive preparation. Paul, even after his dramatic encounter on the road to Damascus, was not thrown into the mission field right away. He spent time alone with Yahweh learning more about His Son and the work of the Cross, communing deeply and discovering the mysteries of the emunah (faith), getting them directly by revelation.
As I wind down these last devotionals so I am readying for a completely new chapter in the ongoing story of this work of Yahweh. Many have followed us over the years and have been waiting in the wings. Their hour - and ours - is now arriving, to the glory of Yahweh-Elohim.