This post is a long time coming. I honestly didn't think it would happen today. I am still overcoming the nasty covid virus, and really don't feel like typing this out tbh. 😏 Nevertheless...I feel I must.
Yes, yes, I know. Many, many have used the word "unprecedented" to describe many things over the last year. I've even heard some prophetic people make fun of it as a new prophetic catch phrase. I get it...I do.
But let me assure it, it is not a prophetic "catch phrase" to me. It is the exact word the Lord gave me, when He downloaded what was coming, all the way back in 2017. I have said it again and again...and not just to say it so others will see I am right. I could care less if people, or even those in the body, think I'm right. It is not to say "I told you so"!
My only reason for wanting anyone to hear what I have said at any time, is my desire for as many people to be prepared as possible. Why?? Because of moments like this one. This horrible winter storm is still barreling across the country, with another hot (or cold🥶) on it's heels.
And it is sad and troubling to me that so many within the body have not listened...and yes even so many within the prophetic movement, have lambasted, ridiculed, and mocked those of us who are watchmen within the body, who have been trying to get His people to listen and heed the warnings. They have mocked and ridiculed those of us who have said God's people need to be prepared for these types of major events that are coming...and more! 😔
I can assure you this, just as what I have seen happen numerous times within the last 3.5 years, many will suffer tonight and over the rest of this week, across this entire country...yes even in the body of Christ. Why? Because they are not prepared. This storm is, once again, being called "unprecedented". And no that is not a catch-phrase. It means "not done or known of before". It is the word that the Lord gave me in the main word He has brought me back to over the last 3.5 years - "The Best of Times, and The Worst of Times".
Do we trust the Lord to protect us? Of course. Do we still need to use wisdom and heed His words of warning when they come. YES...It is all throughout scripture showing that we do...both in the Hebrew scriptures and in the New Testament. We walk in faith over fear..but we still MUST prepare when He says prepare. (Examples: Joseph in the OT, Joseph in the NT, and Agubus in the book of Acts, to name just a few.)
Once again, much of the entire US is swathed in unprecedented cold and snowy temps that have not been seen, and many are not prepared. Entire states are not prepared. This is a horrible example of what happens when we assume our states, counties, governments will make sure we are okay. They will not. We must make sure for ourselves that we have done what we can to prepare. And no...I don't mean go become a hermit or uber prepper and live only off the land. There is balance. But the Lord is calling for His people, and His Ekklesia, to become much more prepared than they are.
Why am I saying this? Because I am hoping that I can convince a few more people to listen and not simply assume I am a "doom & gloomer" or fearmonger. I promise you I am not either. We are not at the apocalypse yet. We are simply in "unprecedented" times..."The Best of Times, and the Worst of Times", and as the Lord also told me..."My people are not prepared for either!"
How many things have to happen that we have never seen or heard of previously, before we will truly take heed? 🤦♀️
I can tell you this much ~ this is not the last storm, the last event, the last crazy and "unprecedented" thing you will have to push through this year. Far from it. If you think last year was crazy...hold on for the ride. We are still in the middle of crazy and "never heard of" things happening! Some things will be better than last year...some things will be worse.
It is time for us to be prepared, both in the natural and in the spiritual. Please get yourself a heat source (gas, generator, etc), enough food and water to last, solar lights, and other things to survive if need be. Please do it as quickly as possible, without getting into fear and worry. Simply ask the Holy Spirit to lead you and show you how...and then trust Him with the rest.
With care and in much prayer! 🙏
Amanda Shiflett - Prophetic Reformer