by: Chris Choate
Had an encounter with the Lord tonight at The Gate.. He had me glued to the chair after worship and all during the rest of the meeting.
I could have forced myself to get up, but who would want to do that?!
First, I saw the silhouette of a man standing on a shore. Ahead of him was a vast ocean. His hands were open and his palms were facing the ocean. On the horizon was a huge ball of light.
At first, I wanted to think it was the sun, or even the Son. The fireball got larger and larger.
But as I recount it now, I can't help but confess that it was a massive explosion - a nuclear explosion.
Then Steven described a beautiful fountain.
As I was speaking in tongues, the man got into the fountain. As he stepped into it, there was a flash of light across the water, like phosphorus. It spread out all across the entire ocean.
Soon after I heard this admonishment from the Lord:
"There MAY come a time when your opinions don't matter. But there WILL come a time when your opinions will be irrelevant."
Translation/interpretation: There MAY come a time when your voice/freedom to speak will be silenced - totalitarian government. But there WILL come a time when the King of Kings will rule in truth, and ONLY truth will have its voice; YOUR opinions will be irrelevant. Walk now as if it was that time. Listen with undistracted ears to His voice, and only speak what the Father instructs you to speak. Only do what the Father instructs you to do.
And in this you will bear fruit, and you will train yourself for the eternal and truly NEW normal.
This won't be easy for me to walk out, because like everyone else I have opinions. But I fully
intend to obey my King.