This afternoon I was sitting in my recliner listening to worship music from “Jesus Image”. The presence of God was so intense that I drifted off into a light sleep. It was only after a few minutes that I awoke from what seemed to be a short dream. In this mini dream I saw clouds gathering and swirling in the sky. I was watching intently to see if they were going to form into a tornado. When I first woke up I looked at the clock and ironically it was 2:22 pm. I felt an extraordinary peace and I was wondering what the Holy Spirit was showing me.
I looked up the definition of tornados and how they form. Tornados form when warm humid air collides with cold dry air. The denser cold air is pushed over the warm air and usually produces thunderstorms. When the warm air rises through the cold air it causes an updraft. The updraft will begin to rotate if winds vary sharply in speed or direction.
When you see the dense clouds rolling in, it is an indication that a storm is approaching. When they begin swirling, it’s usually a warning of a tornado. It’s the darkest clouds that carry the heaviest rain. To my surprise not long after, the sky became dark and there was a torrential downpour. The Lord said, get ready for an abundance of rain in the Spiritual realm.
There is a clashing in the atmosphere between the forces of darkness and the forces of light. This is the season where everything that could be shaken is being shaken but there is another storm brewing and an awakening about to take place. If you have eyes to see you will understand why there is so much turmoil in the air. You will look beyond the storms and see Gods glory beginning to manifest throughout the earth.
In 1 Kings 18:41 the Prophet Elijah had told Ahab that there is a “sound” of an abundance of rain. He then prayed and sent his servant to go and “look” towards the sea. The servant didn’t see anything, so Elijah told him seven times to go back. He then returned and told Elijah that he saw a small cloud rise out of the sea, as a man’s hand. This was a sign that the rain was coming. Then it came to pass that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. We are beginning to hear the sound of a great outpouring.
The Lord is sending an abundance of rain, the latter and the former rain. As you launch out in faith and open your spiritual eyes, you will begin to see the rain arriving. As you open your spiritual ears, you will hear the sound of revival approaching. He is about to bring many streams together for this great outpouring and as you look, you will begin to see a small cloud as a mans hand. In this season of rain, ask for the rain. There is a dimension that is available to you and as you step in and allow Jesus to take you deeper, you will begin to experience a new level of His glory.
In this time of acceleration, hearken unto the voice of the Holy Spirit and surrender yourself to Him. He is looking for willing and obedient vessels who will be carriers of His Glory, and usher in the latter day rain. The days ahead will be glorious for those who receive this revelation. Many will experience breakthroughs of significant proportions and there will be great miracles that will accompany this outpouring. You will see that the glory of this latter house is going to be greater than the former house, and in this place I will bring peace says the Lord.
1 Kings 18:44-45a
Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, “There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!” So he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.'”Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain.
Ask the Lord for rain In the time of the latter rain. The Lord will make flashing clouds; He will give them showers of rain, Grass in the field for everyone.
And it shall come to pass in the last days, says god, that I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; and they shall prophesy. I will show wonders in heaven above and signs in the earth beneath.