I waited on the Lord in silence this morning after praying in tongues for a while. After a few minutes of being still, I saw a landscape of low rolling hills that were beautiful mottled shades of red. There seemed to be no life except for some low growing vegetation. It looked like the arctic tundra.
Then I heard a verse of scripture that has been in my head and on my heart for several days: Habbakuk 2:14: "For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea."
I asked the Lord if these two things were connected (the image and the scripture) and then I saw the tundra again; but this time there was a wind blowing and stirring the vegetation. Then I heard:
"Daughter, this terrain seems desolate and empty, but there IS life here. I will pour out my Spirit upon this landscape and as it blows wherever it will, life will spring up all about."
"I have not forsaken My church. Even though it seems empty and devoid of Life, I will raise it up again at the right time."
"Let not the people despair. Like the exhortation to remain watchful in the parable of the servants whose master had gone away for a long time, I exhort My people who are called by My Name to remain watchful and alert, ready and waiting for My return. Do not become complacent; do not let hope fade, for I am coming."
"Continue to work, to serve, to share, to pray, to rejoice, even though your eyes cannot see the preparations that are now taking place. Take heart, for I am working! You must be ready. You must remain watchful so that when the moment comes you can take your rightful place and assume your role in what is coming."
"See. My Spirit is moving. It is blowing across the land stirring up life. Watch and see - and know."