You did not heed
My warnings long ago
of coming warfare
trouble and distress.
The sounds of distant gunfire,
of marching feet
and the murmuring of thunder
did not wake you
from your deep slumber.
The trumpets went unheeded.
The signs I gave you went unseen.
Your tight, closed eyes
hid your vision from the
sombre gathering storm clouds.
You slept on,
unaware, or unconcerned
that the enemy was already
ravaging your fields,
seemingly not knowing
that you are living
on borrowed time,
on shrinking capital.
You did not realise the consequences
of turning away from me.
But now the time has come.
Your defences are broken,
And the ranks of the enemy
are now at your gate,
to break in and plunder.
The time of waiting is over.
Are you aware
that the mighty battle
for the soul of your nation
has now commenced?
The drums are rolling,
the weapons are unleashed.
Some will flee
in fear and terror.
Others will meekly drift away,
allowing themselves to be taken prisoner.
Some will carry on sleeping.
Others will die in their sleep.
Some will rush around in confusion
engaged in desperate talk
and disputation, without a purpose.
Others will deny the urgency, and seek delay.
Some will wish to dialogue with the enemy
to compromise and submit,
and ultimately be taken prisoner.
Others will cry ‘peace’ when there is no peace.
Some will say it is all but a dream.
Others will weep in despair, and do nothing.
Some, now, see My revelation
and know full-well the immediacy of this danger
and the urgency of My calls.
They know that I, Almighty God,
at this time,
am calling My people together as one,
to mobilise, rise up and prepare for battle.
The vast resources of My love will be unleashed.
The liberation of My truth will be proclaimed.
The full power of My Spirit will be known.
At My command, My people will take the
handle of the sword of truth,
and wield it in the power of My Spirit,
withstanding the assault of the evil one,
giving hope to the hopeless,
gathering together a mighty army of My people,
– those who have been overwhelmed by the vision of My glory.
They will not limp away from the battlefield,
dispirited and defeated.
They will know the promised victory.
You, My people, will rise up as eagles.
You will walk and not be weary.
You will proclaim My truth
and My voice will be heard throughout the land.
In My strength you will ensure that the soul of your nation is saved.
My demand is for your response, your readiness, your obedience.
Come, walk with me now.
You will go through fires,
and you will not be burned.
You will go through storms,
and you will not be drowned.
You will repair the broken walls.
You will see the dry bones spring to life.
You will see the desert blossom.
Although My judgement is on you,
and I weep for all your wrongdoings and faithlessness,
I am now offering you life in place of death.
I offer you newness and transformation
in place of your tiredness and decay.
I will renew your faltering faith.
Listen to Me.
Repent, be obedient, be humble.
I am revealing Myself to you.
Have you seen?
I am giving you My Word.
Have you heard?
For long years
I have been preparing you
for such a time as this.
Do you believe me?
I am waiting for your response.
I am waiting for your Yes.