6 So he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.
This article contains the notes, as they were written, highlighting a number of questions the Lord posed prior to our midweek meeting in November 2021. There are serious challenges within them that we must all consider and reconcile in our lives, especially at this moment in history. I pray that I have been faithful to His message. In addition, my preamble hopes to put this message into context and to show you that we must be able to discern the signs that YHVH is showing us. They come in many forms and are not hidden. YHVH makes His ways known.
In the last two months we have seen incredible weather fronts come to bombard the coastlands and the interior of our nations. Across the globe, similar and catastrophic events have occurred.
In November this year (2021) Storm Arwen blew across most of the UK. The UK Met office released a ‘rare red weather warning’ regarding storm Arwen. The storm caused devastation and power outage for many people. In some cases power supplies did not return for over a week. The Northern power grid remarked that it was the worst storm since 2005 and that many overhead lines had to be rebuilt.
In December 2021, the Bible Belt of Kentucky was hit with a super tornado which touched land and remained connected for 200 miles, leaving a path of decimation of biblical proportions.
Believers are called to discern signs in the heavens and on the earth. Some events that occur upon the earth are obviously natural phenomena, however when extraordinary and unprecedented signs occur, we must ask ‘are they super natural?’ If they are, then we must look elsewhere for what is causing them. Many cultures and peoples used to refer to these extraordinary events as acts of God — God’s response to a wicked world.
Of course, we can find reference in the scriptures that refer to God’s judgements and His types.
As I began to mull over the pictures on the news and in other sources, I began to consider whether these were just natural events or something a little more peculiar.
Soon I could feel that the Lord was beginning to show me something.
Before I go into what the Lord showed me, I also want to talk about another kind of storm.
But first let me share something with you. In July 2019 my body was under attack. I started to get outbreaks of hives all over my body. Everyday they appeared in different places. Sometimes in the morning, sometimes just before going to bed. The rashes often covered large areas and were severe with regards to the heights of the swellings. I went through the whole process. I looked at my diet, which was healthy, I looked at what could be causing allergies. Assuming it was this I treated myself to some over the counter mild antihistamines. The rashes persisted often for three hours at a time, but normally disappeared an hour after taking the pills. Eventually I sought medical advice and was given a course of a larger dose of antihistamines. The rashes , however, continued for six months and began to dissipate just after the first month of the covid outbreak. The attack, I came to realise, was upon my immune system. Now hold that thought.
Why am I telling you this? Because God can often show prophetic signs within the body. There have been many occasions when the Lord has shown me things through dysfunctions in peoples’ bodies, often bringing several events of the same condition over a period of days.
The account of Jesus healing the blind, the lame, the deaf, the leper, the man with the palsy or heart condition (leading to oedema) and ultimately raising the dead, are all symbolic of the overall condition of His people, with regard to their relationship with God and their observance of the Torah.
We have looked at the raging storms in the weather patterns upon the earth — now let’s look at another type of storm.
Why can Covid 19 and influenza be fatal? It’s to do with the body’s immune system. When the immune system goes into overdrive, it’s called a ‘Cytokine Storm’.
Cytokines are proteins which are released by the cells of the body as a response to inflammation. ‘Cyto’ is Greek for cell. A weather pattern can also be referred to as a cell.
When a virus like Sars-Covid-2, which fundamentally is the underlying virus of Covid 19, enters the lungs, an immune response is triggered. When immune cells enter the region of infection to attack the virus, inflammation occurs. If an extreme response occurs, then the result is hyper inflammation, which can be fatal. Cytokine storms are prevalent among the coronavirus group which include SARS and MERS.
As Storm Arwen began to lose force, I looked at the devastation, and how all the people who had lost power in their homes for over a week, were having to live.
Then the Lord gave this word.
‘In the wilderness you will be powerless’.
The power lines were brought down by a greater force - the force of nature. The wind, the ice, the snow all helped to bring chaos across the nation. In some cases lives were lost by falling trees. Other trees lay broken and snapped, pressing the power lines to the ground.
The Lord’s word continued:
“ The power of man shall have no place in the wilderness.
Communication will be between Me and My people.
There will be no need for computers, phones or any other devices.
They will not work.
These devices need to be connected by power created by man.
But phones will ring without connection - ‘a new connection’ ‘’
Before I continue, I need to explain that I am writing this message as it was originally written down.
The Lord has expressed: ‘devastation will come through the force of nature.’
He is calling many to take a wilderness journey where total reliance must be upon Him and His power. His children must learn total dependency upon Him and His provision. As He did to Israel in the wilderness, as he did for Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, so He will do with them. As He protected and guided His people in the wilderness by screen of smoke and pillar of fire, so shall He do so for His people.
God is going to bring judgement through catastrophic climatic events upon the land.
As Israel witnessed the first three plagues upon Egypt, I believe they will experience these events personally again. The Lord is returning His people to Himself. He wants our attention. King David saw that peace and shelter were found in the wilderness. This is important to understand, because God is calling His people out, to make a wilderness journey with Him.
25 When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever.
4 My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen on me.
5 Fear and trembling have beset me; horror has overwhelmed me.
6 I said, “Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.
7 I would flee far away and stay in the desert;
8 I would hurry to my place of shelter, far from the tempest and storm.”
Message to the ‘The Called Out Ones’.
God scattered the people into the wilderness of the people - the nations. In these nations, His people find no peace. He is going to regather them back through another wilderness route.
In Deuteronomy 4:23 -32, Moses speaks to the people, reminding them not to forsake the covenant. He warns them that they will perish if they return to their idolatry and forget who they are - YHVH’s Covenant people. The result will be dispersion among the nations. God however, tells them that if they return to Him and seek Him with all their heart and soul and observe His laws, then He will return to them and remember His covenant.
God will listen to the cries of His people.
In the latter days God will show Himself in powerful signs to His people as He once did.
V35 You were shown these things so that you might know that the Lord is God; besides Him there is no other. 36 From heaven He made you hear His voice to discipline you. On earth He showed you His great fire, and you heard His words from out of the fire.
God does not need human power lines and communication devices to speak to His people.
‘In order to receive His blessing, God’s people must return to His commands. Those who return will resist the ways of the world. They will not be large in number, neither will they be powerless. The Lord is with them’
He has commanded His angels to guide them and carry them.
1The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.
2 Clouds and thick darkness surround Him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
3 Fire goes before Him and consumes His foes on every side.
4 His lightning lights up the world; the earth sees and trembles.
5 The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth.
6 The heavens proclaim His righteousness, and all peoples see his glory.
Is the Lord telling you to prepare for your journey? Has He already told you to go?
The Lord continued to ask these questions:
Are you asking these questions:
How do I live?
How do I move?
Where do I live?
Where should I go?
In what shall I live?
Do I stay in one place or move around?
Are you prepared?
Are you trying to work all of this out?
Total submission must be given to Me.
If you will hear His voice and remain prepared you will know the answers to all your questions.
Being in community is not about a group of people living in one place. It is like Gershon —a priestly community of consecrated people - a prophetic sign to the people.
God is gathering a scattered people from the nations. This people will gather to the place of safety.
Our habitation is not in this world. It is with God. It is where Yeshua dwells with us, the heaven and the new earth.
We cannot bring any concept or any belongings from our world into this place. We cannot establish anything His world from where we have come.
God is calling us to live in His kingdom.
He says, “Shackles need to be broken. How far are you from the city walls?
Are you still shackled within it?”
The wealth that Israel had when they left Egypt, was given to them. Today we already have that wealth. This is what must be transferred into the journey.
“Don’t take your eye off the signs!
Don’t look at the mountains or the giants!
Don’t harden your hearts!
Don’t listen to the scaremongering of the world!
Don’t make excuses!
Don’t dwell in fear!
Who says you cannot live another way?
Embrace the walk, the challenges, the faith!”
We are coming towards the end of Abraham’s Journey. We are joining His caravan.
Trust in the Lord, the Good Shepherd.
He has promised to lead you to the new place, to still waters, to a fresh green pasture.
You have a choice:
Possess the future or give it up!
God has numbered our wanderings. They will not last forever.
8 You number my wanderings; Put my tears into Your bottle; Are they not in Your book?
9 When I cry out to You, Then my enemies will turn back; This I know, because God is for me.
10 In God (I will praise His word), In the Lord (I will praise His word),
11 In God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
God will do more than we can imagine.
The Called Out Ones.
Through Abraham, God ‘called out’ a future generation that would not only have a land of their own, but they will be holy. The gathering of the holy people is synonymous with those who are being gathered to Christ.
You cannot be unholy and gathered to Him.
Abraham is called to leave his land and go.
We are called to join Abraham’s caravan.This is also synonymous with being called to leave our own lives to follow Christ.
The calling of Abraham set the gathering (that’s all of us, past and future) in motion.
What will it cost us to follow Christ?
We may argue that we have mercy and grace, but God’s grace through Christ came at a price — His crucifixion.
Even Christ says He had nowhere to lay His head.
What worth are you putting into the things you have invested in?
The financial realm, the economic system is going to collapse, placing millions into slavery.
‘Do not invest into things that moth and rust destroy’, the scripture says. In other words don’t rely on things that require your absolute focus, things that drag you into idolatry, things that will profane your life and prevent your calling.
Matt 6:19-2019 “Do not store up for yourselves [material] treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in and steal.
This time of dedication — Hanukah, reminds us of our own time of dedication to follow Christ.
But what have we been following? Have we focused on the blessings instead of the One who blesses us? Remember, blessings come at a cost too.
We must give up allegiance to this world and become people of the covenant. Our dedication is a symbol of consecration or holiness. However, we must not think that we are perfect.
As we struggle in this world to come to terms with many challenges, we may be fooled into believing that we have it tough. Think of those in other nations who are cast out for following Christ, converting from Judaism to believing in Yeshua and walking the messianic way, in Israel, for example. They have become foreigners in their own land, just as Abraham was. Think of those of other faiths who, under sentence of death and extreme persecution, come to believe in Messiah Yeshua.
We are called to be at odds with the world — not friends with it. It is the spirit of the world we should hate and hate in its true sense.
Friends, heaven and earth are passing away.
Let me ask a question:
How much, seriously, has your life changed since becoming a believer?
How much of these same things do you still do?
Work, Pleasure, Practises & Traditions. Have they changed significantly, completely or not at all?
Do they still demand your attention, take up your time and energy?
Some people cannot do any of the same things they once did because they have become outcasts among their societies, foreigners in their own lands.
The Call of Abram
Gen 1:12 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.
Heb 11:8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. 9 By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. 10 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
Is God saying to you, ‘Get out of your country and ‘Go’?. Then what is preventing you?
Is your excuse something like this?
‘Well God called Abraham, not me.’
‘He’s calling others but not me.’
If He is calling you out, and you know that He is, why can’t you do that now, or at least begin to prepare?
Friends, my brothers and sisters, YHVH is in control and works all things together for those who are called to His purposes.
Finally, let us settle these words in our hearts.
Eph 3:20 Now to Him who by His power working in us is able to do far beyond anything we can ask or imagine, 21 to Him be glory in the Messianic Community and in the Messiah Yeshua from generation to generation forever. Amen.