Sunday, July 23, 2017

A Total Eclipse of Hope

On August 21 a solar eclipse will cross the United States from Oregon to the Carolinas. Darkness will cover the cities in its path for over 2 minutes. Viewing a map of the United States and the eclipse path it appears as if someone took a large marker pen and drew a line diagonally across the nation.

In the west-to-east path, this eclipse will enter our nation at the Pacific Coast in Oregon and track eastward. Predominate cities in this moving display of complete darkness will be found along the path of the cities of Salem, Idaho Falls, Casper, Kansas City, St. Louis, Nashville, and Charleston. 

As I viewed a map depicting the eclipse route, I saw something else that will take place in the Spirit. As natural darkness moves across our nation, I saw angels following the trailing edge of the eclipse event planting the seeds of unusual demonstrations of God’s presence in the hearts of people. These angels carried seed bags on their shoulders and sowed the seeds in wide flowing arcs like ancient farmers moving across a freshly tilled field. The seeds began to sprout as the darkness passed and the full light of day returned. The ebbing darkness and returning natural light will be a signal in the heavens to begin the germination of the seeds.

The angels were careful. They picked out uniquely created seeds with distinct regional assignments that would germinate and sprout into great moves of God. The seeds contain a specific spiritual DNA that will come to life within the unique spiritual soil conditions of each region where they are planted.

I saw believers standing in the darkness. Rays of supernatural light surrounded them as the eclipse passed over and darkness descended. This will be a supernatural demonstration of Heaven’s light on Earth. Those who see this light will reestablish their faith in the God of wonders. When the darkness passes over them they will experience firsthand what the Psalmist meant when he said, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet” (Psalm 119:115).

Begin to pray and position your life for this coming event. When the natural darkness takes place you will hear the cries of fear and dismay coming from people overwhelmed by the darkness. As the eclipse deepens they will see your light and will begin to move in your direction. Be prepared to release the testimony of God's hope that you carry. Hope is the only light with the power to eclipse darkness.

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