God has been showing up in my dream time and again. The other day, His Spirit took control of me and I heard Him whisper, “Your pain is not in vain.” Today I had a dream where I heard Him say, “I am the God of Jacob, and I fulfill My word and promises.” Upon hearing this, I asked Him, “Give me a sign, Lord, and my heart will be at peace.”
He responded, “Very soon, I will show you a rooster and a fish; lift your eyes up to heaven.” So I waited patiently and shortly thereafter, I saw MANY people looking up, waiting expectantly for something to happen. I looked up and lo, I saw the hands of God form a rooster and a fish out of the clouds, and the two creatures were facing each other. People were standing in awe and were amazed; I heard them shout, “God truly is faithful, I will sing about His power!”
The Lord created as many roosters and fish as He could, laid them across the sky and formed a huge ring like a huge Andromeda. It was too beautiful to behold; I could not but praise Him and shout “Hallelujah!” Then I saw some people who have disappointed me and doubted me knock on my door, bring me presents and rejoice with me. O His mercy and His majesty!
SOME OF YOU ARE LIKE JONAH AND PETER
I woke up and asked the Lord why a rooster and a fish, and He reminded me of the story of Jonah and Peter. Some of you may have denied the Lord, disowned Him, doubted Him and DISAPPOINTED Him three times or more but the Lord wants to remind you that He sees the future and His plans for you will prevail for He is faithful forever. The rooster crowed and the Lord saw you have been weeping. But take heart and trust the Lord; soon you will break forth into singing!
Some of you may have disobeyed the Lord like Jonah and dug your heels in. The HELL you went through was part of the cost of disobedience — you have been beaten up, beaten down and broken. “The LORD appointed a great fish to swallow you, just like Jonah” (Jonah 1:17), and you have been in the stomach of the fish for some time — three days, three months, three years, thirteen years or more. But thanks be to God for He knows His plans for you, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11).
SOON YOU WILL DANCE WITH HIM IN THE RAIN
I don’t know what you have been praying for, waiting for or believing God for but the Lord of the Heavenly Armies surely does. “Not one word of all the good promises that the LORD had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass” (Joshua 21:45). Take heart for God says, “Your pain is not in vain.” Trust God in the process and very soon you will dance with Him in the rain. I don’t know how it is coming or when it’s coming but one thing for sure — God said “It is coming.” “Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning” (Psalm 30:5).
WAIT PATIENTLY, WATCH EXPECTANTLY
You may feel like life is crashing down on you but “lift your eyes up to heaven” (Isaiah 40:26). Wait patiently; watch expectantly and very soon you will see something wondrous is going to happen. God is your Rock and Redeemer; He is coming to ROCK your world and “faithfully will carry out the plans He made long ago” (Isaiah 25:1). Watch and see — those who have disappointed you, disregarded you, discouraged you, doubted you, condemned you and criticized you will soon rejoice with you! He will show you things to come, He will show you signs and wonders — He is coming. This year, I believe many in the body of Christ will break forth into singing!