A few months ago, I think in early December, God seemed to say to me, “Get ready for the Whirlwind.” When a prophetic word comes to me, unlike a teaching word, it comes with a sense of immediacy, as though it must happen and be shared that very moment. I have learned that is in the nature of a prophetic word. It feels intensely present, but it may not be for the immediate present. Sometimes it is difficult for me to get the sense of timing as prophecy and revelatory type gifts are not my main thing. I put the word on Facebook because of the intensity but was not able to give further detail when asked, as none had been given to me. It did seem at odds with most of the prophetic words that established prophetic ministries seemed to give t the start of 2020, which were full of promises of astounding blessing coming to God’s people in the course of the year and not much of a more sombre and alarming hue such as a “whirlwind” would suggest. However, I am wondering if this present moment we are living in something at least of “the Whirlwind.”
These are difficult times for sure. Life as we know it has been picked up and blown around, for some people in very violent, distressing and disorientating ways indeed. It may be so for you at this moment. This virus and how one must adjust to it is affecting believer and non believer. It is killing believer and non believer. It is altering lifestyle, the organising of family life, causing financial loss to believer and non believer.
I was reminded, however, of this well known sentence: “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”
Some say Luther was the originator of this thought and sentence. Others say it was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I believe it has not been found in the writings of Luther, and though it may have been used by MLK, it seems it did not have its beginnings in his amazing mind, heart and oratory, either.
Whoever said it first, I think there is rich food for our souls in the thought this sentence contains. I would not know where to begin in trying to write about it on Facebook! 6 themes have sprung to life in my mind in under 2 seconds. So then, I will leave you to do your own thinking! May it build you up in your daily following of Jesus at this moment in time.