This morning while in quiet time, I feel the Lord gave me another word for South Africa.
While praying I felt the Lord say read Isaiah 33, which I did and this beautiful picture came out of it:
a)‘Woe to you, destroyer, you who have not been destroyed!
Woe to you, betrayer, you who have not been betrayed!
When you stop destroying, you will be destroyed;
When you stop betraying, you will be betrayed.
b)Lord, be gracious to us; we long for You. Be our strength every morning, our salvation in time of distress. At the uproar of Your army, the peoples flee; when You rise up, the nations scatter. c) Your plunder, O nations, is harvested as by young locusts; like a swarm of locusts people pounce on it.
d)The Lord is exalted, for He dwells on high; He will fill Zion with His justice and righteousness. He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.
e)Look, their brave men cry aloud in the streets; the envoys of peace weep bitterly. The highways are deserted and no travellers are on the raods. The treaty is broken, its witnesses are despised, no one is respected. The land dries up and wastes away, Lebanon is ashamed and withers; Sharon is like the Arabah, the Bashan and Carmel drop their leaves.
f)“Now will I arise,” says the Lord.
“Now will I be exalted; now will I be lifted up. You conceive chaff, you give birth to straw; your breath is a fire that consumes you. The peoples will be burned to ashes; like cut thornbushes they will be set ablaze.”
“You who are far away, hear what I have done; you who are near, acknowledge my power! The sinners in Zion are terrified; trembling grips the godless: “Who of us can dwell with the consuming fire? Who can dwell with everlasting burning?” Those who walk righteously and speak what is right, who reject gain from extortion and keep their hands form accepting bribes, who stop their ears against the plots of murder and shut their eyes against contemplating evil- they are the ones who will dwell on the heights, whose refuge will be the mountain fortress. Their bread will be supplied, and water will not fail them.
Your eyes will see the king in His beauty and view a land that stretches afar. In your thoughts you will ponder the former terror: “Where is that chief officer? Where is the one who took the revenue? Where is the officer in charge of the towers?” You will see those arrogant people no more, people whose speech is obscure, whose language is strange and incomprehensible.
Look on Zion, the city of your festivals: your eyes will see Jerusalem, a peaceful abode, a tent that will not be moved; its stakes will never be pulled up, nor any of its ropes broken. There the Lord will be our Mighty One. It will be like a place of broad rivers and streams. No galley with oars will ride them, no mighty ship will sail them. For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our King; it is He who will save us.
Your rigging hangs loose: The mast is not held secure, the sail is not spread. Then an abundance of spoils will be divided and even the lame will carry off plunder. No one living in Zion will say, “I am ill”; and the sins of those who dwell there will be forgiven.”
What the Lord showed me regarding Isaiah 33 and similarities with South Africa.
While I can see this is a picture of what heaven is and will be when we arrive there, the Lord spoke to me this morning and told me that this is a picture of the ‘salvation of South Africa’ now. South Africa will be a ‘type’ of heaven for people to look to and see this is how it is when the Lords people dwell together in harmony.
The Lord has been telling me for a few years now, that, while people are almost ‘fleeing’ South Africa now, as in my previous vision from the Lord that is in line with His plan of spreading the gospel across the globe that those people are, literally, ‘a planting of the Lord,’ giving the world a picture of what the family as God designed it should be and thereby spreading the gospel. The Lord has been saying that as much as people are now ‘fleeing’ South Africa, in a few years’ time they will be returning for the ‘safe haven’ South Africa can offer them. The Lord said to me, that the way the world uses Switzerland for a ‘safe haven’ of their finances, they will be using South Africa as a ‘safe haven’ of their lives, families and all that they hold dear.
Is 33 – describes beautifully how when the Lord restores, He is the one who restores completely and entirely that we would not need or want to add anything to what He has and is doing in His plans for us as His people or His land. Praise God!
a)When we were interceding for the last elections the Lord had me in hysterical laughter and was showing me how He was pulling the people in, what they thought were seats of power out of their seats. Another lady that night said that they would fall and even by death, some would fall. There was a spate of deaths in the parliament and local governments the following year. But, as it says in Is 33, ‘The destroyer and betrayer will be destroyed and betrayed.’
b)While the Lord’s people are calling to Him to be their strength and their rock. Acknowledging that when the Lord decides and sends His army, the nations will flee!
c)We God’s people, will be the people, pouncing on the harvest, like locusts, sweeping our sickels for the ripe harvest, not allowing one to fall through the cracks, but sweeping every kindling flame, each is important to our Father, therefore each one is worth dying for in our hearts!
d) The Lord, our Rock and our salvation, will be the one to establish the peoples in righteousness and justice.
e)A picture of what the rest of the world will look like at this time, which is why people will be fleeing.
f)The promises of the Lord for the country that allows Him to establish His justice and righteousness for it’s people.
Amen, let it be, Lord!