People tend to want certainty. They want predictability. It’s human nature, or so we’re told.
But I was not made for life in the harbor. Neither were you. Our soul was built for the storm. We should be so comfortable in the storm, that we can sleep in it. (Matthew 8:24)
When the storm clouds gather and national uncertainty erupts, I feel like a horse in an outdoor stall, about ready to run at the fence and jump!
I want to run into the storm! Not because I’m foolish. But something about the storm quickens my spirit. I sense God’s presence in the storm and I love it!
My first hurricane experience came when I was in Hawaii in 1979. I was thrilled when the broadcast came over the hotel radio that a hurricane was offshore. I inquired as to where the worst of the storm would be, rented a car and drove into the storm.
Less than 24 hours before the storm made landfall, the Pacific waves were bigger than any I had ever seen.
So I went swimming.
That was the day I discovered a thing I had never heard of before. It’s called a “rip tide”, a strong offshore current that pulls you out to sea.
And it carried me out to sea faster than I could swim towards shore. And the waves just got bigger and bigger.
At first it was fun, until I realized there was no getting back to shore. To the folks on shore, I was just a dot in the ocean. Unrecognizable. Unknown. Unheard.
Fortunately I remembered Psalm 34:17 “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears. And delivers them out of all their troubles.”
I was too far out for people on shore to hear me, but God is always near, just waiting for us to call on Him for help.
When I did, He sent a series of smaller, manageable waves that I could body surf towards shore. And He saved me. Again.
Fast forward to February 1st 2020, a month before anyone in America lost their life to this Corona virus. My wife Judy and I were on a road trip when God showed me what I would describe as a video clip. (See my blog posted 02-02-2020) Some might call it a vision.
But what I saw that day was a lifeless field of dirt that quickly came to life with green shoots springing up over the entire field. It was a picture of the world, particularly America and how the fields looked barren and lifeless, but had the seeds of the gospel buried in them.
And they were about to germinate. And that can only happen when the seed absorbs water and experiences heat. Water is a type of the Word or message (Eph 5:26) and heat could very likely be fiery trials (1 Peter 4:12). Seeds experience both in the Spring and what I saw February 1st is just beginning to unfold in America and around the world.
For the vast majority of Americans, the virus will not touch their life. Not directly. For those it touches, the vast majority will recover quickly.
Still, it brings indescribable sadness when a life is lost. It’s always an irreplaceable life. An unbearable loss. So I am not minimizing the pain being experienced by many.
For most Americans however, the biggest threat is the unknown. The “what ifs”. When uncertainty casts its dark shadow over the land, I tell you, rejoice.
The reason uncertainty exists is because something is changing and we don’t know what’s coming.
But I do. Not precisely. But enough to get really excited about it.
While many are predicting massive casualties and total destruction, even the beginning of the end, I am here to tell you we are just approaching the END OF THE BEGINNING.
That roaring sound you hear… is the Lord calling legions of angels to attention for their next big assignment. He is about to unleash a storm of unprecedented proportion, but it’s not a storm of judgment. Not yet.
It’s a storm of His presence, where there are flashes of lightning and peals of thunder and… voices (the sounds of uttered words) Revelation 4:5
Yes! He is coming TO His own – before He comes FOR His own. And when God walks, there is always thunder and lightning. And there is always a message.
God the Father is calling America back to Himself. His voice will be louder and stronger than ever before. Millions will be swept into the kingdom. And He is going to use your voice and mine to get this done.
We are the voice!
You see, there is still a job for the church to do. So God is about to recruit a whole new breed of believers so He can reach the world.
The harvest is plentiful. Huge in fact. But the laborers are few. So God is going to recruit a ton of workers. New converts. And they will have a fire in their belly like few have seen. And they will bring in the biggest harvest ever seen in human history.
And right now, God is calling you. And me. To be the voice that brings in this harvest of seeds that have long been planted but not yet germinated.
Someone you don’t know planted those seeds. It is your voice and mine that will water those seeds with the message. And God will give the increase. (1 Cor. 3:7)
And they will multiply like few have ever imagined.
Think of it. One grain of wheat easily produces eight or more heads with over 40 grains per head. That one grain of wheat can literally bring forth 320 grains of wheat (or more).
Are you ready to be one of those individual seeds that will bring forth a few hundred grains who will in turn bring the biggest harvest to the Lord, the world has ever seen?
There’s more. Listen up…
America is going to have a time of prosperity like we’ve never seen. Not this week, but very soon. It will turn to the good and when it does, it will turn hard.
Live in fear and uncertainty and you will miss it.
Live in expectation with eyes wide open and you will see it.
Live in His presence, discerning His voice and you will have it.
But know this, the having is not to make your life luxuriant while the world goes to Hell.
It is to deploy in manifold ways, even very unique and unprecedented ways to call out this generation and invite them to be reconciled to God.
Everyone wants that. Most just don’t know it. It’s our job to tell them, to invite them, to love them, to reach them, to reconcile them to their Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.
And this will be done through so many means. Some will be in the next big wave of missionaries being sent around the world. Others will reach the masses through personal one-on-one witness.
Many will reach those lost souls, through the internet, the airwaves or even through technology we don’t yet possess. Think of them as your brother or sister, son or daughter that have yet to be adopted into the family.
It is coming my friends. Get excited. Get very excited.
The best is yet to come!
And be watching for my next message.
I’ve got more to share with you and that includes some very practical business strategies that will surprise you. In fact, what I will share next time will astonish you.
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Until next time,
Be fruitful and multiply!
Loved the message Michael
And it did resonate well with what God has been planting in my heart throughout 2019 about 2020 onwards
I believe the same for Egypt
Egypt will rise like never before and will witness a huge harvest of souls
I also believe economically the Church in Egypt will give light and direction to the country’s leaders and governors like the time of Daniel, Joseph and King David
Thank you for sharing your heart
Thank you for sharing Mina. I love your faith my brother!
Right on present truth! I agree wholeheartedly! This is the calm before the Perfect Storm! Blessings!
Bless you my friend. So nice to hear from you!
I lost track of you for a few years, glad to find you again
Several years ago I went thorough a storm were God re-set my clock. In that time I poured into your books and videos and God has restored me in a great way.
On the other side I am at peace and looking for opportunities for both myself and to help others in a time they are panicking and unsure.
Your teachings have been an unmeasurable blessing to me and I have passed on most of your stuff to others in need of hope and guidance.
Please continue to a light in a dark world.
BTW…I used your CDs and books to do a business group study at our church. Our pastor set in on it and said he learned more from that than at seminary. A lot of his sermons came from your materials.
So good to hear from you Michael! Thank you for sharing how God has blessed you and is using my materials. If your pastor or other business folks want even more business education from a Biblical perspective, have them check out my brand new page, http://www.SellingAmongWolves.com for a FREE training session.
Love it Michael! Something is changing also in Austria!
Bless you Dagmar! Keep your eyes open and your heart tender to the Lord. You will see the salvation of the Lord in full effect.
Thank you for those wonderful words of encouragement. I am thankful for FATHER giving me this time to rest and recover from what ever is ailing me. I am looking forward to hearing more from you,
Praying that you recover all Ken…. Your health and anything else that has suffered loss!
What a blessing and a relief — someone speaking clear faith talk! We were given quantum mechanics for a reason: what will we say of the times we’re in? If we’re wise we will speak the Word of God and His good report, and that is what we’ll see. Thank you, Michael!
Everything the enemy intends for evil God will use for good.
We are currently being told not to travel internationally.. That’s contrary to scripture that says go into ALL the world
I feel we are under a huge outpouring. People are using the words unprecedented times Regards this virus
I believe we are in unprecedented times of the Holy Spirit. We are going to see revival in a way that has never been seen before.
Absolutely. While the world is in panic I feel excitement & see so many needs crying out in different ways. It’s like a curtain has been pulled aside to reveal hearts in a way we have not seen.
Fear is cast out by perfect love. There is a pandemic of fear that’s manifesting in the most awful “human” behaviour.
The antidote is a pandemic of love to be released from the church
We stand in agreement with you Gloria. Thank you so much for posting a comment!
Michael, this is true and it resonated with my heart and I have been feeling it so very much!!! There is a revival bubbling in my nation as well. God bless you. I am in!!
We love your enthusiasm Carol! Judy and I are praying often for revival here and elsewhere. Thank you so much for sharing a comment. Much appreciated!
Wow! Michael. Where the rubber meets the road: do I really love God’s business more than mine.
Well said Pam! Thank you for posting a comment. Blessings!
Hello, Michael! Last March 9th, I posted my following brief reflection on Facebook. I would like to also share it here, for I feel it has a similar theme and thrust:
“So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.”
“As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.”
– 1 Corinthians 3:7; Matthew 13:23
PRAYER: Please remove our blinders, O LORD, and make us see and not neglect the Good Soil around us while we follow you in cultivating your land amid distractions or fears and trust You for their growth in time. In Jesus’ Name…
Good cheers, BenjieBCaballero
Hi Benjie… What a good word my dear brother! We must not neglect the Good Soil around us. Thank you so much for sharing a comment! Blessings!
Just a long lines of what we were praying in our small group last night… God is getting ready to break forth in many awesome mighty powerful ways and bring in a tremendous harvest!
Amen David! Thanks so much for posting a comment!
Amen and Amen, Michael. I’ve shared your post with this caption:
“Faith, real, practical faith, looks with certainty into the eyes of Whom it trusts, and knows no fear. Come what may, may I ever be found looking steadfastly at my King, confident and certain in Who He Is.”
Hello my dear brother Aman! What a joy to hear from you. What an inspiring caption you posted! Thanks for sharing your comment on this blog! Blessings!
So good, Michael! Thank you!!
Thank you Susan! So nice to hear from you! Can you believe it’s been just over 10 years since you were at our wedding! Bless you!
Michael, what I have observe over a bit of time with you, is that not only you have a very fine-tuned ear and spirit to “pick up” from the Lord. I am always looking forward to hearing from you, knowing it will not be a “candy-coated” message, but as fresh as the morning dew.
Thanks for sharing what you received, indeed we walk by faith, not by sight.. one step at a time – but we are talking each step with boldness in the Lord.
Please keep posting … we will be waiting..
Thank you Deon! So great to hear from you my friend! You are an inspiration!
Thank you for the reminder that we have been called for times like this, to this generation.
Thanks for posting a comment Russell! Your comments inspire others! Blessings!
. Thank you so much for this, Michael. It’s just what the world needs. One person can make such a difference: that one person can change attitudes in their sphere of influence, and so on…! The coronavirus is very real; but Jesus said: ‘in this world, you will have tribulations; but take heart, for I have overcome the world.’ Let us move forward with the armour of God to perform God’s exploits for such a time as this! I’m looking forward to more posts like this, Michael.
Hi Margaret… So glad to have you post a comment. What a blessing! Thank you so much for commenting and sharing!
Michael, this is a Fantastic word! no surprise there… Thank you so much!
Thank you Tom for posting a comment. Much appreciated!
People will hunger and thirst for the Holy One of Israel. Most will see and understand that there is no other way but Christ. I receive and believe this message. God is raising up a people with FIRE shut up in their bones do his work. These are a people that will be unstoppable, unmovable, and whose house will be built on a strong solid foundation that Jesus himself built up. Thank you, and God bless you. I look forward to reading your next message!
Yes they will Lenora. More and more as we see the Day approaching! Thank you so much for sharing your comment!
Thank you Michael. I whole heartedly agree. Looking forward to what is coming!!! Blessings
Bless you Gretha… I posted the follow up article on my blog. Feel free to share with others. Blessings!
The blog resonates with me. Your description of the hurricane reminds me of videos of surfers riding really big waves, when the Crest of the wave curls over and forms a tunnel. The surfer is enclosed in the tunnel, but it doesn’t hit them, until they get towards the end of it. One of two things happens. They either break through out into the front of the wave, or it beats the daylights out of them. Either way, the surfer gets back on the board, either to come to shore, or to ride the next wave.
I think we will be riding the next wave. As Christians and as business people. God has allowed a dry season in my life these past few months for me to get back to my roots, and to Him. For this, I am thankful, as I needed the calibration. It may well be in preparation for the next wave!
Bless you my brother. I love your analogy. Thank you for taking the time to post a comment. I hope you will share this blogpost via social media. Blessings!