"How the Lightning of God Is Changing the Course of History"
By Anita Alexander
The Turtle on Its Back
On Sunday, the 8th of November, while in worship, I saw a vision of a turtle on its back. It made me think
of the hare and tortoise race, where the hare had a fast start and looked like he was going to win, and the turtle was lagging behind. I knew the turtle had been sabotaged and flipped onto its back.
all know when a turtle is flipped onto its back the show is over, so to speak, as it cannot get back onto its legs without help. I felt like the Lord was showing me situations that may be saying, "The show is over," where the enemy has sabotaged the circumstances
to gain an advantage. This picture was clearly revealing situations that seem impossible, where it looks like the race is done, or a circumstance that is saying it's over.
As I began to worship in the
spirit over this vision, I asked the Lord in my heart, "OK, Lord, how do we get this turtle on its feet?" I waited and watched the vision as I continued to worship in the spirit. Nothing was happening, but I continued to push into worship and press into this
This vision seemed like it lingered in the position of "nothing happening," like a movie screen on pause. I was waiting to proceed with the strategy of the Lord; by way of a decree, a prayer, a
declaration, a Scripture or an intercessory gesture...but nothing came. So I continued to worship and behold this vision before me and place a demand upon Heaven for the solution.
Lightning from Heaven
Then suddenly, out of nowhere, I saw a lightning bolt from Heaven strike the ground near the turtle and flip it on its legs!
The Lord says, "It's not by might,
nor by power, but by My Spirit" (see Zechariah 4:6). Wherever the race seems like it is over, God says, "NO. Press in, wait, keep placing a demand on My strategy, on My response, on My breakthrough. I'm going to release My resurrection power through My lightning
strikes from Heaven, and it's going to flip it over."
Get ready for the lightning’s of God to come and bring divine turnaround, turning the tables and bringing that which looks over back in
Your Race Is Not Done!
God says, "Your race is not done and your time is not up. No matter what plan of sabotage the enemy may bring against
you, if you continue to worship and fix your eyes on Me for the answer and the strategy—watch and see, watch and see, I will display My glory; I will strike with My power and turn that which seems impossible and bring back to life that which seems dead
We thank You, Father, for Your glory out of Heaven—the lightning bolt of Your fire—is coming into every situation where the enemy has decreed it's over. We say it is not over;
let Your fire and wind of God come now to reverse, to reverse, to reverse every situation the enemy has lied about and sabotaged. We thank You, Father, that You see the end from the beginning, and You bring all these things together for the good of those who
love You and are called according to Your purpose.
Where there are battles in people's bodies, hearts and minds, where there are battles in people's finances, where there are battles in people's marriages;
where parents are battling for their prodigal children or family members, where there are battles in relationships, and where there are battles over the nations of the earth...we thank You, Father, now, for the turnaround. Let the lightning bolts of Heaven
come. May the winds of change be released from Your throne that bring turnaround.
"BY MY SPIRIT": Changing the Course of History
I'm reminded of a
dream I had in 2017 of fireballs from Heaven bringing divine turnaround. Lightning is like fire. The Scripture says that a light struck Saul of Tarsus to the ground (just like lightning), and He encountered Jesus on the road to Damascus (Acts 9). In the Greek,
the root meaning of that word "light" or "lighting" in this passage is "fire." That lightning bolt that Saul encountered changed the course of history.
God says, "In this hour I'm releasing the lightning
bolts of Heaven to come and change the course of history."
Saul was going one way and after the encounter with the lightning of God, he did a complete 180 degree turnaround from being a murderer to a martyr.
He fell to the ground as Saul and stood up with the new name, Paul. Paul means "humble." When the Lord's lightning strikes a situation, He brings the proud low and raises up the humble. Lightning strikes the "high" places. The Lord in this hour is leveling
the mountains that stand proud against His ways.
Zechariah 4:7 says, "Who are you, O great mountain? ...you shall become a plain!" All those proud and lofty things that stand in the way of the purposes
of God are about to be flattened, when "BY MY SPIRIT" shows up! We are about to see a display of "BY MY SPIRIT," like never before.
This Is That, Hold onto Your Hat!
As my dear friend Ian Johnson says, "This is that, hold onto your hat!" We are in for a "this is that" moment (Acts 2:16), referencing the prophecy of Joel. Who needs fireworks when you have the lightning’s of God!
"...I will pour out My Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on My servants, both men and women, I will pour out My Spirit in those days.
"I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
"And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the Lord has said, even among the survivors whom the Lord calls.'" (Joel 2:28-32)
By Anita Alexander
Revival Flame Ministries
Albany, OR 97321