The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth; the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken. Isaiah 40:3-5
We are told in the Scriptures that when this forerunner anointing comes, there are a few things it would do. The mountains are going to be brought down and valleys would be raised, and all this is to prepare and make way for the King who is returning. What we are seeing right now happen in the nations is a shaking like we have not seen in a long while. The shaking began with WWI and God greatly increased it through WWII. And since 1973, He has given it an even greater impetus. In the last stage, everything that can be shaken is going to be shaken. Nations are going to be violently overthrown. We are going to see catastrophes of every kind and it would be a frightening time to live in. And we are living in those days. We are seeing it happen before our eyes, all around us, but we are exhorted by the Word not to be fearful. We must enter into this period with courage and faith.
Now this shaking is happening not only in the world, it is also happening in the Body of Christ. We see this taking place right here in our nation. We are seeing God fulfill this word in Isaiah 40. Mountains, which I often take to be mega churches, are now being reduced and leveled; and valleys, which I often take to represent the many smaller churches that have endured seasons of barrenness, are now being raised. There is going to be a leveling and a raising in order that the way can be made straight and a highway is built up for our God. I see the providence of God in the most forceful way and it is vital that we are re-aligned to the purposes of God for our lives. Many people are confused and disheartened at what they see in the Church today, but this is not the time to point fingers and complain. This is a time for healing and restoration.
I want to share a prophetic word which I have just received from Alex Larsen, a true prophet in the Lord, and this is what he wrote to me: “I saw as it were what looked to be harbor, a harbor that was wonderfully suited to provide a place of safety for many small boats. And small boats were coming and seeking the harbor entrance. When they find it, they come in and find that the needs they had come with are being meet in this harbor. When I asked the Lord what was the meaning of this, He said, ‘This is what He has been preparing Cornerstone Church for, a season where many will come seeking a place of safety and refreshing. Some of the small boats will remain in the harbor and make it their home to work out from. But there will also be other small boats, that when they have been refreshed will leave the harbor and be lead to other harbors to work out from in the future.’ These four words come to mind, Cornerstone will be a place of ‘restoring, refreshing, re-equipping, & releasing.’” So let’s get ready for this new season!
Pastor Yang Tuck Yoong