Dr. Jason Hubbard from Light of the World Prayer Center just texted me notifying me of a 6.7 earthquake near Victoria BC on Vancouver Island. That's not far from Bellingham and Seattle. Click here for a report from NOAA's Tsunami Warning Center.
This reminded me of what the Lord spoke to me on April 1st. In fact, it was so clear I thought it was real. Click here for the report "I heard an air raid siren - then discovered it was in the spirit." Thirteen hours later an 8.2 earthquake struck Chile. Since then the whole area known as the ring of fire has seen an increase in earthquakes and now one has occured very close to home.
With all of the tensions in the Ukraine, the war on terror, the increase in earthquakes, the economy etc. I want to encourage us to may close attention to Mark 13:5-8. Jesus said, when you see these things DO NOT BE TROUBLED (uncontrolled fear is what that Greek word translated trouble really means). But rather follow our Lord’ admonition to “watch and pray.” The best place to positoin yourself in these times is …… on the ROCK! Jesus Christ (Matt 7:24, Matt 16:18).
"I heard an air raid siren - then discovered it was in the spirit" shares what the Lord showed me was on His heart and what sanctified intercessors can do to serve their communities. If you have not read this article I strongly urge you to not only read it but also to..... heed it.
Position yourself on the Rock! Watch and pray! When you pray, pray what is on our Father's heart and also prepare your family.
I will leave you with an excerpt from the article. Remember, no fear, more love and more power. Remember; no fear! Only love! Love speaks the truth, love restores, love does righteousness, love does justice, love is merciful and kind, love confronts, love corrects, love protects, love sanctifies, love gives, love serves and love glorifies Jesus. - See more at: http://www.kingdomleague.org/3/post/2014/04/i-heard-an-air-raid-siren-then-discovered-it-was-in-the-spirit.html#sthash.Q5Kf6R7y.dpuf
Jesus said I Am the Way the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me (John 14:6).
Today we celebrate Good Friday. It is the day we remember that Jesus was crucified. This coming Sunday we'll celebrate His resurrection which fulfilled the prophetic decrees made throughout the centuries during the Passover feast.
As I reflect today I'm encouraged to focus on "the way" Jesus took to the resurrection.
Jesus led by example. He was an living epistle read by men. We have their testimony of what Jesus did here with us this day. If we are called to re-present Him, and we are, then we will need to follow Him in the way.
This Passover will be marked by a very rare heavenly event: a lunar eclipse. Some have coined this a blood moon. In fact it is the first of four blood moons that will occur on the Feasts of Passover and Sukkot (Tabernacles) in 2014 and 2015. Four lunar eclipses are called a tetrad and there have only been seven recorded since 1 AD. In the last century the tetrads occurred twice. The first was associated with Israel becoming a nation in 1948 and the second was in 1967 right after the Six Day War occurred. That's remarkable don't you think?
Jesus told us about the conditions that would exist before He returns in Matthew 24-25 and Luke 21. He says that there will be signs in the sun, the moon and the stars and admonishes us not to allow ourselves to allow our hearts to become weighed down with drunkenness, carousing, or the cares of this life but to rather "watch and pray." My friends, we are living in amazing times and God still has plans for the nation of Israel. Israel finds herself in very challenging times once again as peace talks have stalled and are set to expire on April 29th. Historically tetrads have always marked a time of tragedy followed by triumph for Israel.
The lunar eclipse (blood moon) is scheduled to begin at 10:58pm PDT as the moon moves into the earth shadow. The full lunar eclipse begins at 12:07am and lasts until 1:25am PDT.
If there was ever a sign in the heavens that said "watch and pray" these blood moons occurring on Passover and Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) in 2014 and 2015 sure do. It is a time to pray first for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122) and then for the salvation of Israel (Romans 10:1). Then we will pray whatever our Lord shows us to pray for His Church, our community, state and our nation.
We would like to invite you to join us in a "Night Prayer Watch on Passover, April 14th." We'll begin our watch at sunset on April 14th. We are going to invite our Church to join us in our local area and we encourage you to invite your church family to gather together in homes or as a local congregation to watch and pray with us. Actually, we are going to watch not only in prayer but also with a telescope!
Here are some of the scriptures we'll be meditating upon and praying too.
Genesis 1:14 says that God set the lights in the heavens for signs and seasons. Last night (April 8th) Mars, Earth and the Sun aligned one week before the start of the first of 4 blood moons. It's almost like the planets were aligning to point to the beginning of this unusual heavenly event. The rarity of this event is off the charts (click here for APOCALYPSE NOW: Why a rare astrological event LAST NIGHT could herald the 'End of Days').
How Should We Respond?
Jesus said in Luke 21:25-36 "And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; 26 men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.... So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near.... 34 "But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. 35 For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man." NKJV
Isaiah prophesied in Isaiah 40:3 "Prepare the way of the Lord.... a highway for our God." John the Baptist "prepared the way" before Jesus came the first time (Matt. 3:3) and the Lord has a people who are preparing the way of the Lord for His second coming as well. They are spoken of in Isaiah 62. They are the watchmen who pray in Zion who cry out who never hold their peace (Isa. 62:1-12). They are "pre-praying" the way of the Lord and preparing a bride (Church) to meet her heavenly bridegroom.
Today is April Fool's Day. So what does the Bible have to say about a fool?
Ps 14:1 - they say in their heart, "There is no God...."
1 Sam 26:21 - they err exceedingly
Ps 49:10 - they die too
Ps 92:6 - they don't understand
Prov 7:22 - they end up in prison
Prov 10:8 - they will fall (because they won't receive commands)
AND the list goes on and on. It's enlightening, entertaining and perhaps even a little convicting! There's more. Click the link on the right.
It is April 1st about 12:30am. I'd just begun my portion of the prayer watch our church stands as part of the 24/7 prayer strategy in our community (click for ORT). I began to hear a siren. It was not a regular siren but rather reminded me of an old air raid siren. I strained to hear for I could not tell if it were an actual siren or if I were hearing it in the spirit. So I got up and stepped outside. All I could hear was a plane. No siren.
I stepped back in the house and I heard it again. The closer I got to my chair where I sat to pray the louder it got. I sat their listening to it for another four or five minutes and then it began to fade until it became very quiet. It is a spiritual warning.
In my 30 plus years of watching and praying I've never heard a sound this clear, this long and that audible for so long.
I began to ask The Lord what did the siren mean. I knew what it meant in WWII. It was an air raid siren that warned of an imminent attack by air. I did a little research and Wikipedia says; " Initially designed to warn of air raids in WW II, they were adapted to warn of nuclear attack and of natural phenomena such as tornadoes ....The "Attack" tone is the iconic, rising-falling sound of an air raid or nuclear attack frequently heard in war movies. It was once reserved for imminent enemy attack, but is today sometimes used to warn of severe weather, tsunamis, or even fire calls, depending on local ordinance."
So I asked The Lord, what does this mean and what are we supposed to do?