ARE YOU ON A BATTLESHIP? The Lord continues to speak to me about the coming persecution for the church. It’s going to get worse and if you cannot stand now, you will not stand when the greater comes. I’m reminded of God’s words to His prophet Jeremiah who was suffering minor persecution at the hands of the priests, “If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, Then how can you contend with horses? And if in the land of peace, In which you trusted, they wearied you, Then how will you do in the floodplain of the Jordan?” Jeremiah 12:5
For years God showed me boats on the ocean to represent the local churches. Some were small sail boats, some were giant cruise ships and everything in between. The last few years, He began showing me boats sinking for various reasons. Four years ago, I heard the Spirit say, “Batten down the hatches!” I even preached a message on this, it’s on our website under “sermons”. We were heading into a time of reprieve, the eye of the hurricane; but on the other side was the second half of the hurricane. This half is the most dangerous part. 2020 has seen a lot of devastation and it’s not over yet. The Lord continued to show me that FVC was a battleship and that a battleship has been created for wartime waters.
The enemy has worked hard to destroy us this last year, but it was for a greater strengthening. Get on a battleship and batten down the hatches. God is preparing the wartime generals, find one and submit to his authority. Hold fast to God’s Word. Seek the unity of the brethren and stay connected. Humble yourself and receive correction. Let all bitterness and offense go. Forgive so that you will be forgiven. The second half of the hurricane is coming. God will raise up a standard against the enemy, but you need to be on an Ark. #runyourrace
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