This prophetic word was given with this vision:
I see the merchant ships that brought their spices from afar, and the young lions roar to you to carry their wares. It is a time of peace says the Lord. But soon it will be the time for war. But there is that Lion of Judah who stands within this church who says to you: Take My hand, and step out on the waters when I bid you come. Be not afraid of the wind, nor the waves. Do not move under the administration of fleshly carnal wisdom which genders strife and confusion and every evil work. (James 3:15-16) Listen to that word that calms your inward man, not with a "Peace, peace; when there is no peace." But that word of faith that is nigh you, even in your mouthes and in your hearts. For all over this world, your brothers and sisters hold this word within their hearts, ready to be released at the apointed time, and they listen for that stable word, even that quickened word which strengthens the hands that are weak and the feeble knees and straightens the path before you says the Lord, that you be not turned out of the way.
The winds of change are blowing and this has some in a quandary as to what to do. For even within My church, they pray for change, but at times find this alteration of My Spirit quite intolorable when it comes. Love the swiftly moving current of My Spirit, even as you love to sit beside still waters, even if you must learn to run with it, and at times it sends shock waves through you. For it's a lukewarm church that tolorates only the lukewarm and tepid ripples, that they can flow with, without being altered in the slightest or to the smallest degree.
I would speak volumes to My church in this hour, and I have given My body a "voice," even as a warrior that he might give a mighty shout, and send a tremble through this earth. Let the Word speak, says the Lord; even the Living Word! that breathes life into the slain, and causes the very graves to open up. For so shall a word be given to you in this hour says God that shall be a trumpet blast and many shall arise from their graves of lethargy and despair. Within My church there are those that have buried themselves in places where they ought not be. And I would call forth sinful man from those caves in the rocks where he has hidden himself from the face of Him that sits on the throne. Come forth that I might bring them forth says your Lord. Be not ashamed of the One that took your shame that you might be the righteousness of God in Christ.
On the swift wind there's the smell of spices arising from an armada of ships under My command says the Lord--Even the Captain of your salvation, that is ever ready to be your guide.
Long ago there was a man that feared not to speak to the very queen, and to let his requests be made known; for he held within his heart a vision. Oh the men you shall see arise with the faith of old, and moreso; for I will do a marvellous work and a wonder within your generation. And this shall come, not by might, nor by power; but by My Spirit says the Lord. Go where I send you, and do not allow the faithlessness of men to dissuade you. For they be wise in their own conceits, and would cover their own love of irresponsibility and not manifest that knowledge of the Lord that bought them; and I say this to their shame. Let it not be so with you. Awake to righteousness and sin not.
HOIST UP THE JOHN B SAILS:
On that day that I formed you in your mothers womb, and stretched abroad the skin that covers your bones, as the sail of a ship covers the mast; I longed for the day when the breath of My Spirit would fill your sails, and you would be borne along by your Captain. Even that ever present Mast of the ship that knows no fear. Men stand up and be counted. Where are your wives? Are you one heart? Cannot He that called and framed you thus make up anything that is lacking says the Lord? Put everything in divine order, for it is time to hoist up the *John B sail into it's proper position in the heavenlies says the Lord. Yes, some are there and others will need you to render assistance says your God. Examine the holds of My ships, clean them out. Swab the deck, and make room for the much needed supply. For I would take your fragrance around the world. Do not focus on the stench of the ports, but on the refreshing of My Spirit says the Lord.
*Note on the phrase "John B sail." For those who have never had the Lord speak to them from "secular literature," I refer you to the book of Acts, chapter 18:28, where the Apostle Paul quotes from the words of a certain "secular poem" of his day in which the poet said that we are the children or offspring of God..."
Paul in addressing this concept, speaks of the one true and living God, saying: For in Him we live and move and have our being. As also certain of your own poets have said,
"For we are his offspring."
"Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device. And the times of this ignorance God winked at, but now commands all men everywhere to repent: because he has appointed a day in which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he has ordained; whereof he has given assurance unto all men in that he has raised him from the dead." (Acts 17:28-31)
The apostle Peter preached this way quoting also from a message given by the Prophet Joel: And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God: I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh. And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men will see visions and your old men shall dream dreams. And on My servants and on My handmaidens I will pour out in those days of My Spirit; and they shall prophesy. And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath, blood, and fire and vapor of smoke. And the sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon into blood before that great and notable day of the Lord. (Acts 2:17-18)
This portion of scripture culminates or ends with the portion of that day of the Lord which we call God's Judgment Day. But there is a portion of this day in which we are told by the Lord Jesus, that "Abraham saw My day and was glad." This day, Abraham saw in a figure, when he would have offered up his own son, but the angel of the Lord stayed his hand.
Jesus spoke of a day, in which those that dwelled in the land of the shadow of death would see a great light, and that this light would dawn upon them. Jesus Christ died for the sins of all mankind, for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. There is none righteous, no not one. But as we confess our sins, He forgives us our sins and cleanses us from all unrighteousness.
Then we become children of the day. We are no longer of that darkness, or night of ignorance when we stumbled and did not know how to live in the way God would have us to. For we become disciples, and submit to Jesus Christ as our Lord and Master. We read the bible, which is God's word and it contains principles to guide and instruct us. It is not dead letters on a page, but God quickens or makes alive portions of it come alive as He speaks to us as our Heavenly Father, giving guidance, and assurance that we are His own. Sometimes, if we are in error, He rebukes or corrects us.
The Apostle Peter, who was one of the 12 apostles of the Lamb who had been with Jesus, stood on the day of Pentecost and said: Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
This is very important to obey God in this. For when you are baptized into the name of Jesus Christ, you identify with Jesus Christ, as Saviour and Lord. You confess Him as Messiah. As God manifest in the flesh. You confess that He alone is God, that in Him dwells all the fulness of the Godhead in bodily form as the scriptures state in Colossians 2:9-10.
In Acts 2:1-4, as they prayed to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, the Lord filled 120 men and women. He did not discriminate. There were people of all nations there. They did the speaking, but God gave the utterance. In Acts 10:46-48, when the Gentiles are filled with the Spirit, we see that the apostles knew that they were filled with the Spirit, "for they heard them speaak with tongues."