Do you remember this post? Let the fire of God come down on all nations – God’s words. If not, have a quick read of it. It could be important. 🙂
As I was praying a few days ago I saw a cloud that seemed to be blown (as if it was breathed) onto and over the US. That cloud reminded me of the scripture which says that God will appear in the cloud over the mercy seat. In the image I saw, the cloud was over the whole nation and the bulk of it was over the center of the nation. Exciting times for the USA!
In that post I confirmed that I am expecting to see more and more peace break out in the world. With the lop-sided noise created over some issues, it can be hard going for newspaper editors to find space for other articles that reflect the world we live in more accurately. Because there is in fact a growing tendancy towards peace. You wouldn’t know it, given how violent the world is and always has been.
But I’m a voice He has chosen and empowered to speak out and encourage you to believe that God not only is capable of keeping His promises, but in fact HE ALREADY IS!
FAITH is the only currency accepted in the Kingdom of heaven. When God wrote a roll of honor He never mentioned one king or an emperor. Every golden name was a man or woman made famous by faith. (Hebrews 11) – Reinhard Bonnke
On the 19th May 2009 I wrote about An end to conflicts and revival. And what has happened since then? LOTS! 🙂
Israel – the almost total absence of suicide attacks since 2006
… the almost total absence of suicide attacks since 2006 has changed attitudes, in ways that were palpable to me when I visited recently for the first time in four years. In that unscientific way that a visitor takes in a national mood, I found Israelis to be more lighthearted and less angst-ridden than I had remembered—also less obsessive about what they call hamatzav, literally “the situation.” The practice of turning up the radio when the hourly news bulletin comes on seems to have ebbed, a bewildering turn for anyone who has spent any amount of time in the country. Even Jerusalem, with its relentless feuding between Arabs and Jews, religious and secular, felt less tense. For an interview in the city with a top cabinet minister, I showed up 30 minutes early, recalling the rigorous security checks that precede such meetings. The guard who was supposed to frisk me couldn’t get his handheld metal detector to work. Instead of fetching new batteries, he flashed a smile and said in accented English: “Just tell me we can trust you, and I’ll let you in.” – Newsweek
Colombia – finally winning the Western Hemisphere’s longest war…
Colombia is finally winning the Western Hemisphere’s longest war. Despite setbacks like the murder of a state governor last month, the Marxist insurgency and drug-fueled mayhem is winding down. Tens of thousands of rebels, right-wing paramilitaries, and common criminals have laid down their arms, while their victims are coming forward in what observers call the boldest reconciliation initiative in recent times. – Newsweek
Yes I know this is slim pickings given the state of violence in the world. But I assure you, this is the start of more and more reconciliation.
“Now will I arise,” says the LORD. “Now will I be exalted; now will I be lifted up. – Is 33:10
You have heard these things; look at them all. Will you not admit them? ”From now on I will tell you of new things, of hidden things unknown to you. – Is 48:6
But you’ve heard it from me before… let someone else say it 🙂
January 5, 2010: It’s actually been a decade of less and less war.
Below is a list, with the short version of what happened (check out archives for the much longer version).
Algeria. These Islamic radicals would lose before the end of the decade, accepting amnesty, or hunted down and killed.
Angola. The long civil war finally died out
Balkans. By the end of the decade, Kosovo would be independent, and the region would still be screwed up.
Bosnia settles down
Colombia. Decades of leftist rebels trying to take over the country, plus the growth of the cocaine trade, receded during the decade, as an effective opposition, and government, develops. Leftist groups lose more than half their strength in the decade, and drug gangs begin moving out of the country.
Congo. … by the end of the decade, the fighting is dying out, but not gone yet. The worst conflict of the decade, with over four million dead.
Indonesia. Democracy survived
Iraq. Iraq ends the decade with a booming, not shrinking, economy, and a bloody resolution to some long time political disputes.
Ivory Coast. Got ugly for a while, but has since settled down, with the country split in two, but still pretending to be one nation.
Kurdish War. The Kurdish radical PKK took a hammering and was on the ropes at the end of the decade. There’s less fighting, but more political activity.
Philippines. The government is in a better position, having gotten separatists and communists to undertake peace negotiations.
Sierra Leone. Country is still a mess, but a relatively quiet one.
Sri Lanka… government turns things around over next nine years and crush the rebels.
War On Terror. Very few successful attacks in the West since 2001, and a long string of defeats.
Uganda. The government was able to deal with several rebel groups, except one (the LRA, or Lords Resistance Army). By the end of the decade, the LRA had been driven out of Uganda, and the army had permission from neighboring countries, to chase down the LRA remnants.
I have trimmed this person’s analysis dramatically, cutting out the negatives, so that ONLY the positives are showing. I recommend you read the full report and dig into their archives for deeper info.
What’s the bottom line?
The bottom line is this: we are seeing an increase in peace in the world. Impossible conflicts that could never end, have in fact ended. Darfur is at peace. Rwanda is at peace. Colombia. Israel. The list goes on.
What’s behind this change?
The underlying scriptures are these:
Isaiah 32:3 … the eyes of those who see will not be closed or dimmed, and the ears of those who hear will listen…
Isaiah 32:10 In little more than a year you will be shaken with anxiety, you careless and complacent women; for the vintage will fail, and the ingathering will not come. …
Isaiah 32:15 Until the Spirit is poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness becomes a fruitful field, and the fruitful field is valued as a forest….
Isaiah 32:17 And the effect of righteousness will be peace [internal and external], and the result of righteousness will be quietness and confident trust forever.
What am I saying?
The economic shaking of Is 32:10 was prophesied here and documented here and fulfilled.
Then next Is 32:15 was prophesied as an outpouring. It came and is now occurring. With the vision of Jesus Christ breathing over the USA, I think we will see a dramatic increase of His Presence being out-poured.
So what is next?
Next is peace, quietness and confident trust.
Good times! 🙂