The Perfect Storm--Prepare For A Downpour Of My Spirit!

Recently in a ministry trip to Ketchikan, Alaska, I heard the Lord begin to speak about a "perfect storm" or a perfect set of circumstances that would appear to be disastrous or tragic, but in reality is a chain reaction creating monumental breakthrough and powerful lateral momentum in His Kingdom. It's like a tsunami that comes in with such force, and then in its wake, massive amounts of land are pulled out with it.

These "perfect storms" are a series of divine circumstances often seen in our headlines and front pages almost daily as a blueprint for incredible breakthrough and Kingdom advancement. What may at first appear to be unexplainable events, will prove to be tipping points and historic progressive breakthroughs that alter the course of regions, states and nations.

The Noah Factor and Massive Global Breakthrough

Look at Noah's circumstances--what apparently began as a complete disaster became a "new world" or a complete change in circumstances and environment. Recently I was in the Portland, Oregon area ministering at an Assembly of God church, as this historic or "perfect storm" hit interrupting transportation in mass and is still currently having an incredible impact on the environment. After the weekend meeting, I was scheduled to leave on Monday, December 3rd, but felt led to leave as the storm approached on December 2nd after ministering at the PM meeting.

I believe the entire trip that night was to receive God's perspective at a deeper level as sheets of rain and blasting gusts of wind descended. These disturbing current events overseas and in the U.S. are catalytic in nature that will often "violently" (as stated in Mathew 11:12) and radically change the landscape, removing obstacles of resistance once and for all. What would have taken years and even a lifetime to change, will happen in seconds, minutes and hours (under these adverse events).

Portland: Prepare for a Downpour of My Spirit!

As I came in view of Portland's skyline on Interstate-5, I literally saw clouds of God's presence over particular buildings downtown. This was not a "fog" or haze; I literally saw the physical manifestation of God's presence over the city as recent record-breaking rain and wind converged on the city. As I drove the length of Portland at 11pm on December 2nd, the Lord stated, "Portland: PREPARE for a downpour of My Spirit! Even as the wind and rain are hitting you, even so shall My Spirit hit you--all of you."

There was such a prominence or emphasis on this word for exactly where the rain and wind were impacting the city--her streets, buildings and waterways. It was a candid picture of a perfect storm of God's Holy Spirit coming to radically change the moral, spiritual and social landscape like a flood.

Seattle, Portland and Boise: A Triune Counsel of God's Heart

During our five-month series of meetings in Stockton, California this year, I heard the Lord state this prophetically in one of our Friday night revival services, "SEATTLE, PORTLAND AND BOISE: A TRIUNE COUNSEL OF GOD'S HEART." I see this playing itself out now as historic headlining moments unfold targeting these three-key cities in the Pacific Northwest. A "foursquare" balance of "God's Heart and Will" shall emerge from the Church in these three cities that will cause a divine equilibrium in the Body of Christ nationally and even globally. From Sunday services, spontaneous outbreaks of revival to divinely orchestrated conferences and rallies, the heart of God for world harvest and strategic occupation shall form from these three places, having a profound impact on the future of the Church and the world it is reaching.

Watch and see as other situations occur in these cities and states that some will label "bizarre, strange and uncanny," but they will prove, as circumstances progress, to be a "perfect storm" that creates massive momentum and historic change setting the plumb line of God's will for decades to come. Seattle, Portland and Boise will prove to be a "threefold cord that is not easily broken" as 2008 unfolds. 2008 will be one of the most defining and definitive years for these three cities and states, repositioning the Church as even current doctrine is transformed like the land is around them during these historic events. His plumb line will be laid out clearly for the world to see in the Pacific Northwest.

The Rejected Will Be Accepted and Reinstated in 2008

2008 will go down in history as the YEAR OF THE PRODIGAL as those that have suffered severe rejection are now accepted and reinstated by the Hand of the Lord. It will not be an act of man even as it was not the act of man that reinstated the prodigal son to his position, or Moses, David and Jonah to theirs. The grace of God will prove itself sufficient in 2008 as significant headlining reconciliation and restorations takes place. Newspapers, talk shows and other major media events will become harbingers of God's intentions like no other time in 2008 as the "uncomely parts" are bestowed more honor.

Those that have been disgraced, misunderstood and forgotten will be suddenly thrust back to the forefront as Joseph was from his pit and prison. The stone covering many people's "lion's den" shall be rolled away, revealing a greater destiny inside. Those that have "fellowshipped in His suffering" shall undoubtedly now walk in resurrection power.

2008: The Year of the Indigenous

Major political and social events shall occur that publicly and historically place the Native American people into a place of restoration. An "every eye shall see" shall unfold in 2008, taking their cause from the ranks of "last," and making it "first." The anointing of peacemaker shall take center stage on many international platforms as the indigenous people take the lead in major national events. Certain seats of national authority have been reserved for them for such a time as this. Faces that have been hidden from public view will now "arise and shine" and the caricature of previous history will be eclipsed by a new breed of apostles, prophets, evangelist, pastors and teachers revealing the original foundation that the Lord has established.

City seats and governmental positions will now be vacant as these noble people step into their rightful position of leadership. Church governments will inevitably and unavoidably have to reach out to the Native American people if they are ever going to see the fullness of the Lord's will in their cities and churches; this will become perfectly clear as the year unfolds. Media and movies will continue to lead the charge as the Lord shines His divine spotlight on a chosen generation of Native Americans.

North Dakota, New Mexico, Arizona and Wyoming will take on an apostolic role of reconciliation and restoration as a "voice crying in the wilderness" begins to be heard in America. The true genuine Joseph anointing will be seen in its full stature and true character as these people take up the call and the election of the Lord in 2008 and beyond.

An Assembly of God's Presence is Amassing

Remember the reference to the Assembly of God church above? I have ministered in two Assembly of God churches in the last two months, particularly in the Portland area. Not only is the Lord's presence targeting certain denominations and churches such as the A.G., but He is targeting major metropolitan cities in a terrific, historic way. Even as we have seen Interstate-5 interrupted between Portland and Seattle by torrential rain and flooding, it is only a prelude to incredible divine interruptions as the Lord begins to fill His temple as He did in Acts chapter 2.

Some are calling the recent storm "the 40-year" storm because of its intensity and the first of its kind in 40 years. Many mainline denominations that have remained steadfast in former doctrine and dogma, indifferent to the current move of God, will emerge from the tomb like Lazarus; the grave clothes of previous experiences no longer hindering them. Even more contemporary church movements that have detoured from their divine course will find new vision and grace to return to their "First Love" and do the "first works." Like the little boats in Luke chapter 5, the influx and increase will be so great, it will demand a greater unified front than ever before in the Body of Christ to ultimately accomplish His work:

"So they signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink." Luke 5:7

Imagine success in the Lord's Kingdom that is so great that unless you reach out and accept assistance from others, your ministry will sink?! That is the kind of divine challenges the future holds as the "perfect storms" of God's will converge upon the world.

Dec 15, 2007

Chad Taylor
Consuming Fire Revival Network