Belinda Anderson - 05/29/2012
The lake water behind our house went completely dry. I've never seen such a thing being from Indiana, where you can't comprehend a lake the size of this one going dry. We are on a chain of lakes that all connect. When we first came to Florida back in 2004, you could get your boat all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. Shortly after that, they put in a couple of locks and we were no longer able to get our boat down that canal. They did that so they could control our water. They would draw the water out of our lake and put it into the canal, and send it down the Withlacoochee River to Tampa for a water source for them. So here we sat, water disappearing and taxes going up for the privilege of living on the lake? Well, last year they did lower our taxes by $800. How generous of them!
I have been praying for rain for all the little creatures that depend on the lake for water. The Lord assured me, that as long as I live here, He will always keep water in our well, so I'm not concerned for myself, just God's little creatures. Well, last night we had THE storm of storms. I told a fellow UBMer this morning that I heard something very different in the thunder around 2:00 am this morning. I'm not exactly sure how to describe it; it's almost like I could hear a radio wave frequency in the thunder; very different. I laid listening to it for a while, then thanked the Lord for the rain and went back to sleep. When I got up this morning, I was absolutely amazed. You should see the water back in the lake! WOOHOO! Also, you should hear the birds and all the other creatures; it's like they are rejoicing to the Lord. Even my husband thought the same thing. I said, "Listen, Allen. All of God's creatures are praising Him". I'm still rejoicing! Yea! ! !
Let me share this, as well.
For weeks, my husband would look at the weather reports and say to me, "Well, no rain in the forecast". I would not listen to the "BAD REPORT". I prayed for rain and I BELIEVED for rain and I wasn't changing my mind for anything! I kept saying to him, "It will rain; we must have patience". The Lord waited until ALL the water was gone to give us a wonderful miracle. The way I see it, the Lord delivered right on time; HIS time! YIPPIE! When I went to bed last night, not one drop of water was in that lake bed, but when I got up this morning there was a lot of water in the lake bed. WOW! I couldn't resist taking off my shoes and wading into the refreshing, cool water, and praising and thanking the Lord for His goodness.
It made me think of the following verse: (Rom.8:18) For I recon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed to usward. (19) for the earnest expectation of the creation waiteth for the revealing of the sons of God. (Psa.34:8) Oh taste and see that Jehovah is good: Blessed is the man that taketh refuge in him.
Also, I'm praying about the unusual sound I heard in the thunder. This reminded me of a dream I had a little while back, called Check Your Clothes, Storm Coming. The Lord gave me some verses for this dream which I thought at the time were very interesting: (Job37:2) Hear, oh, hear the noise of his voice, And the sound that goeth out of his mouth. (3) He sendeth it forth under the whole heaven, And his lightening unto the ends of the earth. (4) After it a voice roareth; He thundereth with the voice of his majesty; And he restraineth not the lightnings when his voice is heard.
I've been meditating on the fact that the lake dried up and what significance this has on God's people, and what I believe the Lord was showing me. God's people are in apostasy and their WATER (the true Word of God) has dried up in their hearts. Most of our grass burned up due to lack of rain. God's people are drying up due to the "lack of rain" (Holy Spirit) because they are following a different spirit that's leading them away from God and they don't even know it!
I believe the Lord is showing me by bringing the much awesome abundance of rain today, that soon and very soon the latter rain anointing is going to be poured out on His people! Oh, Hallelujah, LORD! We are looking up. Come, Lord Jesus! ! ! The Man-Child will be raised up soon!
I dreamed I was with a group of people and we were being escorted down a hallway to a classroom. When we got to the classroom, we were asked to take our seats and told to be patient and that the teacher would be along shortly. I looked around the classroom at all the happy faces, as we all were so happy to be in this class. On each of our desks was a beautiful leather-bound Numeric Bible (perfect pattern of God's truth), a tablet of paper, two sharpened pencils and an outline of the class. We were all fellowshipping with each other and introducing ourselves to each other.
Then the door opened and David (as the Man-Child) entered the classroom. He looked around at the class and had a big smile on his face as he walked up to the front of the class and stood in front of his desk. He said, "Hello, saints. It's so good to see all of you. I know all of you have been waiting for this day for a long time. Well, you made it; this class is for 'the Bride'". He continued, "Before we get started, let's pray and ask the Father for His grace. 'Heavenly Father, we come before You in the name of Jesus. We thank You, Lord, for the privilege you have set before us. You have chosen each and every one of us here today Lord to serve You. We ask, Father, that you direct our steps, Lord, and prepare us to be Your servants and to glorify Your name'".
David said, "We are going to be covering a lot of ground in a short period of time, saints, so make sure you take good notes". He said, "It will be my job for the next several weeks to make "hewn stones" out of each and every one of you". I thought to myself, WOW! We're building a tower. David said, "So-many weeks will be devoted to the classroom and so-many weeks will be field time".
For the next several weeks, we all studied very hard. Each one of us took our responsibility very seriously. After all, we were hand-picked by the Lord for the most important role we would ever play in our lives before we leave this earth. David was very patient and kind-hearted with us, as he groomed us and smoothed out all of our rough edges. His good leadership skills quickly molded us into shape and in no time at all we were working together like a well-oiled machine. We finally knew what it meant to really be a "body" for the Lord's work. The one thing that really stood out to me in the dream was how patient and even-tempered the Man-Child was with each one of us because he is mature in the Lord. We asked a lot of questions that would try the "patience of Job" but the Man-Child was understanding and kind.
Before I came to the Lord, patience was definitely not one of my virtues. My family would say that's an understatement! Since I've come to the Lord, I'm learning to do things God's way. Living for the world will try anyone's patience. I've come a long way in this area of my faith. I'm learning to let go and let God lead me. Oh, what joy and peace He has given me. It's going to be very important for us to be patient with people during the tribulation. I thank the Lord for showing me how important patience is going to be in the days ahead.
(Eph.4:1) I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beseech you to walk worthily of the calling wherewith ye were called, (2) with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
(Gal.6:9) And let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
(Rom.5:3) And not only so, but we also rejoice in our tribulations: knowing that tribulation worketh stedfastness; ... (15:5) Now the God of patience and of comfort grant you to be of the same mind one with another according to Christ Jesus:
(1Th5:14) And we exhort you, brethren, admonish the disorderly, encourage the fainthearted, support the weak, be longsuffering toward all.
(Isa.40:31) but they that wait for Jehovah shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint.
(Jas.5:7) Be patient therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it, until it receive the early and latter rain. (8) Be ye also patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord is at hand.
(Rev.14:12) Here is the patience of the saints, they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
(Psa.40:1) I waited patiently for Jehovah; And he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.