Wednesday, November 5, 2014

"A Coming Tsunami Of Answered Prayer" - Garris Elkins

As I prayed about the coming of the year 2015, I saw an image of approaching waves. I saw wave after wave approaching our shoreline and crashing upon our nation. While many people are expecting waves of terrorism and disease to arrive, the Lord said:

"I want you to look for the other waves. Look for the waves I am sending. This is where your focus needs to be. The waves I am sending will overcome these lesser waves of fear and death and wash over your nation with the fruit of My presence."

As I heard these words, I knew that long awaited promises were about to be fulfilled.

Many unforeseen things are approaching the nations of the world at this time. Without hope, fear and panic can direct our response to what is coming. It is our choice where we will focus our attention in this unique moment of human history.

When I saw the image of waves, I saw a powerful tsunami approaching the West Coast of the United States. This was not a natural tsunami, but a tsunami of answered prayers. When this tsunami struck our coastline it broke upon our nation with supernatural power.

Waves Of God's Presence To Our Nation

The same day God that revealed the image of the tsunami, I attended a worship service at Living Waters Church in Medford, Oregon. A song from Bethel Music, "You Make Me Brave", was being played by the worship team.

The presence of God was felt in the sanctuary in a very powerful way. My wife, Jan, asked me, "Did you feel what was going on in worship today?" I did sense something unusual. All day long one part of that song continued to replay in my heart. I kept hearing the lyrics:

"As Your love, in wave after wave
Crashes over me, crashes over me
For You are for us
You are not against us
Champion of Heaven
You made a way for all to enter in."

These approaching waves of God's manifest presence are working their way toward our nation because it is His heart to overwhelm us with His love. At some point in a previous season prayer was released that came into agreement with God's heart.

In the deep waters of the spiritual realm, the faith generated by these prayers has displaced fear and unbelief. Like a natural tsunami, this displacement has created the shift needed to birth a series of spiritual tsunamis that have been running silently in the deep waters of the spirit world toward our nation.

Natural tsunamis can travel at airliner speeds across the full span of an ocean. They remain virtually undetected as they travel through the depths of an ocean to finally meet the rising undersea geography of a continent releasing their power upon impact with the shallow coastline.

His Waves Release Destiny

In the next few weeks leading up to 2015, I feel these waves of answered prayer will arrive on our shores mounting up in a powerful demonstration of God's presence upon our nation. In a natural tsunami scenario you would run away in order to survive. When this spiritual tsunami arrives you will want to run toward it and dive headlong into its wave.

Waves of darkness and gloom have been forecast in great detail and some of these events could actually arrive on our shores, but God wants our attention to be focused on a different scenario. This is a time to stand on the shores of our culture and look with hope for what God is bringing our way.

Waves of terror, disease and fear do not carry our destiny. Only God's presence carries our destiny – this is where we are to focus our attention.When each of us discovers the depth of God's love for us and from that love, our individual God-birthed destiny, that discovery will begin to change the destiny of our cities and our nation. The waves of 2015 are coming to release that destiny.

Garris Elkins, Author and Prophetic Minister
Prophetic Horizons


Garris Elkins' ministry, Prophetic Horizons, is a ministry of teaching, writing and prophecy committed to raising up a prophetic generation to speak to the cultures of our world with the empowered voice of Heaven. Garris and his wife, Jan, are a spiritual father and mother to many, both in the United States and abroad. They live in Medford, Oregon where they just completed 33 years of pastoral ministry with the last 15 years as Senior Leaders of Living Waters Church in Medford. Their ministry involves traveling, teaching and mentoring leaders and churches. Garris and Jan have two grown children, Anna and David.

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