This was first published January 1, 2014.I felt the leading of the Holy Spirit republish this Word Today
By Richard L Spangler
I began seeking the Lord for a word for 2014. I heard in my spirit, “A Flood.” Then I asked the Lord, “What He meant by “A flood.” Then there began an unfolding in my spirit.
Many people talk about the River of God, and about being in the River of God and the joy of being in the river. There are those who dive in, dip their toes in and those who just drink from the river. Many are happy to stay on the banks of the river enjoying the presence of God that comes from the river. They see it as a peaceful, restful and refreshing place. But I heard from the Lord, “Rivers flood” and like natural rivers the River of God floods.
Rivers when they flood are powerful, overflowing forces that cannot be stopped. Rivers at flood stage sweep everything in their path away. Destroying buildings, trees and rearranging the landscape. A powerful destructive force. So it with the River of God at flood stage.
The River of God at flood stage, changes both the spiritual and physical landscapes. This flood will sweep away everything temporal (manmade) in the church. It will clean the landscape for what is to come. It will renew and nourish the church. Washing away the chains of religious spirits and traditions.
What is to come is a clear flow of My Spirit to renew and to build up my people. There are those who have been held down but know me, walk with me and know my voice and walk in obedience. These will rise as the flood rises. As it was with the ark of Noah so it will be them. They are in the ark of relationship with me and will cause them to rise in the spirit and in the natural.
Then I heard the Lord say; “There will be Fire! Not a little fire that warms and can be controlled. Many say, “They love my fire. They think they know My Fire. But the Fire of Spirit will seem to be a Firestorm, uncontrolled by man.”
A fire in the natural clears the land removes what is dead and removes the under growth that chokes out life. It also removes those things that are alive but are weak and sick. It prepares the way for the new. So it is in the spirit.
When the firestorm of My Spirit rolls through my church, it will remove that which is dead, it will cause repentance and remove sin, it will melt away religious chains and traditions. It will prepare my people to receive what I am doing and going to do in the earth. I want a pure people, who know me and hear my voice with clarity and will move will me.
What is coming will sweep the earth, freeing billions from the chains of sin and dead. It will release my manifest glory upon the earth.
This is year ordinated for this to begin to happen for I will have a pure people and it is my desire for all to repent and know me.
Then I asked the Lord, “How can there be both a flood and fire at the same time?” I heard the Lord say; “Mount Saint Helens.”
I researched Mt. Saint Helens and found there was both a fire and a flood. When the mountain exploded there was an unleashing of a firestorm and as the mountain moved it forced water out of Spirit Lake creating a massive flood. Both the fire and flood changed the landscape and cleared the land and today there is new growth everywhere on the mountain.
There is an explosion in the realm of the spirit. There is an explosion of the Holy Spirit and the effects are roaring down the Mountain of God. Get ready don’t be unprepared for what is coming for it is already on its way and will be here in 2014.
©COPYRIGHT 2014 RICHARD L. SPANGLER