Some time in 2008 I felt God was saying this point had been reached:
“Now will I arise,” says the LORD. “Now will I be exalted; nowwill I be lifted up. – Is 33:10
Then in 2009 I blogged that I believed that God was making two prophetic claims:
- There would be peace everywhere
- There will be revival everywhere (the Holy Spirit being poured out)
You can follow the story from start to wherever we are now…
- My focus moves from water to the financial crisis (22 Feb 2009) – Prophetic words: “Let fall in showers, you heavens, from above, and let the skies rain down righteousness, let them [skies and earth] sprout forth salvation”
- 13 May 2009, God spoke to me in my bed. He said “It’s starting now”
- An end to conflicts and revival (19 May 2009)
- So far, so good in our progress towards peace (27 July 2009)
- An end to conflicts and revival – part 2 (17 Sept 2009) – “it’s … 4 months later. So how are things going?”
- More good news… an end to conflicts too (10 October 2009) Violence has also greatly diminished, or disappeared completely, in places like Sri Lanka, Iraq, Nepal, Chechnya, Congo, Indonesia and Burundi. Nigeria amnesty.
- It’s raining… hallelujah it’s raining! (18 March 2010)
- I give water in the wilderness, rivers in the desert (25 March 2010)
- The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad (25 March 2010)
- And then there were 8 – peace everywhere prophecy (12 April 2010) – I began to blog the changes as they occurred over the years
- The Global Floods (30 August 2010) – Scripture says that rain is/can be a sign of God’s increasing Presence in the word.
- Increasing Peace (10 October 2011) – Violence has greatly diminished, or disappeared completely, in places like Chad, Haiti, Nigeria, Ivory Coast.
- The Global Floods – Part 2 (10 October 2011) NASA says that in 2010 it rained so hard that the ocean levels fell.
- Peace and revival everywhere update (18 April 2012)
Where are we now?
Well… do you want the good news… or the good news? In addition to the places listed above…
Violence has greatly diminished, or disappeared completely, in places like Chad, Haiti, Nigeria, Ivory Coast. – Strategy Page
The war in Somalia has not stopped, but there has been a big change and aid agencies are able to get in and feed people. This change came IMMEDIATELY after God moved His people to pray for Somalia.
“MOGADISHU — African Union and Somali government forces on Monday seized strategic positions from Islamist insurgents in an offensive to flush out the last pockets of rebellion in Mogadishu.” – ReliefWeb
US troops are withdrawing from Iraq and Afghanistan. These are no longer “long wars” that will take multiple-generations to fight.
“Arab Spring” democratic movements
The list of countries that have entered into democracy – in one form or another – or whose citizens are clamoring for freedoms and democracy, is astonishing. These include at the time of writing: Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, Syria, Yemen, Israel, Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco,Oman, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, and Western Sahara – according to this Arab Spring post from Wikipedia.
“Occupy” democratic 2.0 movements
Even in existing democracies there is a movement to greatly enhance existing democracy. In September 2011 a new movement broke out in the US. At this time of writing there are protest movements in 492 cities and I have no doubt that we are seeing the seeds of something entirely new being established in those democracies. I call it Democracy 2.0 (or Democracy+)
Here are two links that give you the back story of how it suddenly got started…
- Anti-Wall Street protests take off thanks to a Canadian idea – ROD MICKLEBURGH
- “This is just practice”—the story of the Wall Street occupation – by Nathan Schneider
“In a matter of weeks, Occupy Wall Street has grown from a small group of protesters squatting in New York’s Zuccotti Park to a national movement,” Mr. Olbermann said on his program Tuesday night. “Support from organized labor and progressive groups is increasing by the day, while the protesters — who were once sneered at by most national media and The New York Times — are now part of the testimony on Capitol Hill, part of the conversation on the campaign trail, and part of the calculations on Wall Street.” – NY Times
1) Wars ending 2) Increased turmoil 3) Less wars starting
So there is an increase in turmoil in the world and if we view the Wikipedia map of ongoing conflicts…
NOTE: I don’t think that Wikipedia map is correct?! It lists western Sahara as a conflict zone, but this Wikipedia article says there is a cease fire with no major disturbances. That is confirmed by this report written just 4 days ago.
I take encouragement that “only” 4 new wars have started so far in 2011… and if we look at the list, 3 of them are “Arab Spring” uprisings. These are not classic insurgencies or sectarian violence. The 4th is the South Kordofan Conflict within Sudan’s oil-rich area.
Would you like to intercede for peace in your country or in the world? All you need to do is get a map of the area you want to pray for and get this list of scriptures (or download the MS Word version) and speak each scripture out over the area you are praying for. It’s as easy as that.