I began to share this👇word about the "Worst of Times" that is coming in July of last year, and although I have wanted to move on to the next part (The Best of Times~The Glory) many times, I have sensed the Lord urging me to stay on this part of the word for some time. I have felt it even more at the end of 2018 and coming into this New Year of 2019. It is a time to prepare...in many ways! Many others have been hearing, seeing, and perceiving much of the same things, as God is speaking to some of His Prophets, prophetic intercessors, and watchmen. Yes I realize this is not the most positive, "everything will be blessed & prosperous" word that many are longing to hear. I want to say to you that He will "bless us" in spite of what may take place in the world around us. Yes, I do know that this part is not what everyone wants to hear, nor is it even what I want most to release... but nevertheless, it is what we need to hear and prepare for. 2019 is a year to prepare for all that is coming...both the Best and the Worst. Excerpts from Best of Times, Worst of Times: "⏳'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the season of belief, it was the season of unbelief; it was the season of Light, it was the season of darkness; it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…' ~A Tale of 2 Cities, book by Charles Dickens, paraphrased⏳ "➡️This is the season we have entered into. It will be amazing and glorious on one hand, and extremely intense and terrible on the other. We will see these two paradigms increase drastically over the next few years." "Throughout all of the centuries, and we see in the Old and New Testament, God has continuously warned His people of what was coming. It is a part of His mercy and love…so His people can be prepared, and also to warn the world so they can repent and turn." "We see examples of this when Joseph was warned there would be 7 years of plenty, then 7 years of famine. He, and those around Him, heeded the warning of the Lord, and because they did, they were all saved, including Joseph’s entire family. (Gen. 41) Then we see in Acts 11:28, that a Prophet gives a word of warning by the Spirit that a famine was coming to all the world. Because they heeded the warning, and were prepared, we see that they were able to survive, and even have enough to share with other believers." "I believe we are currently in the calm before the storm. How long will that calm last? I don’t know, but I do not believe that it will be much longer. I do not feel that everything will happen overnight, but it will gradually build as we go, however I believe there will be a point where it will be very obvious that things are no longer as they were. I feel the intensity of the season we are in, and that we MUST prepare now!" I will be sharing more excerpts from this word over the next few days. Read full word HERE .