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Father, we pray that You would give us strength and courage to weather the coming storm. We pray for peace in our nation, God.

“Things are heating up!” As I heard those words, I knew God was confirming what He had spoken to me earlier that day concerning a coming storm. Not only had He spoken it, but He displayed in plain sight the Word He had shared with me.

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That morning I read prophetic words from numerous sources, yet they all disclosed the same thing. Things were going to heat up in our nation and the intensity of the heat would form a storm. God was warning His people to hold steady during the impending storm. Once the storm passed, the prophecy stated, things would cool down across our nation and there would be times of refreshing.

These prophecies were on my mind as my daughter, grandkids and I loaded up to head out of town for the day. According to local news, it would be a sunny hot day, with no rain in sight.  However, rain would have been a welcomed sight as our city had endured record-breaking heat for weeks.

After a day of browsing and eating, we began to make our way back home, planning a few more stops along the way. We were about thirty minutes from home when I noticed billowing dark clouds forming on the horizon. I glanced to my right toward the mountains. Trees were twisting and bending in the distance as the wind began to pick up. “Breanne, check the weather app,” I instructed. “I believe a storm may be coming.” My daughter quickly checked her phone only to discover there was no storm predicted. I drove on, now with an eye on what appeared to be impending bad weather.

After a couple more stops, leaves and debris swirled around our car and through the streets. The looming clouds grew darker as we drew closer to them. I said, “Listen guys, we are going to head on home. No more stops today. It appears a storm is rolling in.” I drove on, as my hands tightened around the steering wheel.

Within minutes, rain and hail were pelting the windows. I fought to keep the car on the road as the wind increased, slowing my speed, as visibility had reduced considerably in the darkening atmosphere. Uncertain of what we had driven into, I pulled into a parking lot to wait out the storm. As I did, I glanced at the screen on my vehicle. It read 97 degrees.

This impromptu storm continued to rage around us. Tree limbs slammed into buildings. Water rushed across the highway, taking debris with it. Quietly I prayed under my breath, not wanting to cause fear. Yet I wished I had my family safely home and my car in my garage. After about twenty minutes, the rain let up just a bit. Thinking I could make it home, I started the engine. As I did, I again glanced at my gauges. The temperature had dropped over 20 degrees! It now read 71 degrees.

I was astonished at how the temperature dropped drastically in such a short time. In that moment, the Lord spoke, “Isn’t amazing how a storm can cool things down?!”

Ah. Although we may see things heating up all around us, we must not fear. He is instructing and encouraging us that when we see the heat intensify, we should take courage for the coming storm will inevitably cool things down.

Slowly I pulled back onto the highway, and we began our journey home. The torrential rain continued and the winds whipped around us. The effects of this unforeseen violent storm were evident. Roads were littered with debris. Pools of water stood on every road. Tree limbs floated across the highway. It was like driving through a mine field. And the trees that were unable to withstand the wind and rain lay across roads and houses. Yet, even while I took in the sights, I was encouraged. I knew God was speaking – He was bringing hope and comfort. I breathed a sigh of relief.

Finally arriving at home, I stepped out of my vehicle with renewed hope for the days ahead. Yes, a storm is coming. But we can hold steady during the storm, knowing He has a plan for His people. We can also know that once the storm passes, there will be times of refreshing as things cool down across the land.

I breathed in the cool air, thanking God for two things: Preparing His people and giving us hope of a good outcome. Hope that a time of refreshing was on its way.

Friends, the atmosphere is right for an impending storm. Things are indeed heating up. But God is not surprised. Not only that, but He has promised a time of refreshing after the storm. We only need to stay steady and do not cease praying. As we continue to keep your eyes upon Him, He will bring us through the storm. There is nothing to fear. He is, indeed, in the storm with us – declaring as He once did, “Peace, be still.”

How are you praying over the coming storm? Share this article to encourage others to stay in prayer.

Author Kim Potter is a writer and the founder of A New Thing Ministries, which sends a daily teaching to thousands of people all around the world. Her articles have appeared on The Elijah List, Charisma, Spirit Fuel and iBelieve.com. Kim’s message is one of hope. She speaks to the heart of those who have grown discouraged or disappointed by the circumstances of life, imparting hope. To receive her daily inspirational writings, go to www.anewthingministries.com. Photo Credit: Raychel Sanner on Unsplash.

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Andy Bouse
July 4, 2022

Thank You, Lord Jesus, for answering our prayer for bringing an end to abortion on demand. Please bring healing to our nation by instilling Your love in the hearts of our citizens. May our leaders seek, and follow, Your will. Please help our nation to grow in Your likeness and forgive our mistakes. Thank You for our Independence and help us to use it wisely. Thank you for our veterans, first responders, police, and their families. In Your Holy Name, Amen

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Barbara Woodruff
June 29, 2022

Lord as I have been reading in the Old Testament YOUR word keeps lining up with what I hear in my spirit and its being confirmed by the prophets. “STAY IN MY WORD, TRUST ME AND I WILL PROTECT “MY” PEOPLE. I hear what they are saying but I will not be swayed by what man says. Lord set the captives free and do not allow them to come near us. In Jesus name I Declare Freedom and Peace over America.

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Sara Reed
June 27, 2022

Thank you , Lord for your word and protection.

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Howard Wood
June 27, 2022

Very Inspiring letter more people need to read and understand the meaning of God’s word in this message. I know God saved me recently when I found out I had 4 arteries clogged 3 that were 90% and 1 was 100% clogged God gave me a Peace about the surgery and I had No Fear going into surgery. I thank God everyday for another day here. I realize God has something for Me to do for Him. May every christian have the opportunity that Had and Praise God Everyday for His Love and Grace.

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Steven Howard
June 27, 2022

PROPHECY – A DECADE of SHAKING (-Feb 2021)
by Andrew Strom

Ten years ago my family moved for a time to a little country town
here in New Zealand. While I was there I met a Christian man who
had shifted his entire family out of the city into this little town
because he believed that “Peak Oil” and other calamities were
imminent. He felt the need for a place of safety.

I told him that I believed the 2020s would be the decade when
the real shaking would happen. I said I did not sense any imminent
threat at the time – though of course there are always serious
incidents going on. So are the 2020s really to be a decade of
shaking? Yes – I believe they are.

HARVESTING IN a STORM

Years ago a friend of mine from Australia was trying to choose
a name for his prophetic newsletter. “Construction Site” was one
name he was considering. “Stormharvest” was another.
Immediately when he shared this I told him that “Stormharvest”
had to be the one. For there is no doubt that in these last days,
many of us are going to be bringing in the harvest in the midst
of a giant tempest. But never fear. One can actually get used
to “storm-harvesting”. And that is exactly what a lot of us will
be doing. We will live in the eye of the hurricane, calmly bringing
in the harvest while panic is all around.

Stockmarkets may crash, oil markets may roar, divisions
and schisms may roil the politics of nations – but we have
a job to do – bringing in the sheaves. And brothers and sisters,
our destiny is to get that job done. We need to keep our focus
straight and our heart at peace. We are laborers in the harvest
of the Lord – and our task is clear.

SHAKING of THE CHURCH

The very first book I wrote back in 1996 was called “The Coming
Great Reformation.” I believe that book begins in this decade.
Along with great shaking among the nations will come a great
tidal wave of change in the church. This will not come from
current church leadership. It will be forced on them from outside
the ranks. The entire meaning of Christianity is going to change –
back to the book of Acts. The “clergy-laity” divide will disappear
and all will become “ministers”. It will be the greatest revolution
in the understanding of “church” since the days of Luther. Much
of the existing system will be dissolved as true New Testament
Christianity returns.

My friends, we are headed into a decade of shaking unlike
anything that most of us have ever seen. But it is a time to be
excited – not to fear or become anxious. For those with boldness,
this will be a decade of great opportunity and advancement in
the kingdom. Do not be among those who shrink back or hide
away. Embrace the shaking, embrace the turmoil – and get to
work. A lot of it will just be “noise” – more fearful in people’s
minds than in actual reality. Let others cower in fear. You can
be one who goes forth in boldness at such a time – following
the hand of the Lord.

We are living in the most momentous of times. Do not waste
this window, my friends. It is time to put your boots on and
get ready for a true “storm-harvest”.

God bless you all.

-Andrew Strom.


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    Barbara Woodruff
    June 29, 2022

    This was do good. I too feel it’s noise to put people in fear. Thank you for your words very well done.

Derek
June 27, 2022

If you think you are “wrestling with the devil”, or if you think this is some kind of “storm”, think again. This is war, and your enemy is trying is level best to kill you.

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James Greer
June 26, 2022

This was great. Many things crossed my spirit..# thing above all fear..don’t do it Adam & Job fell because of FEAR..go study and u will c. # WE ARE OVER THE WEATHER NOT UNDER LEARN AND TAKE THE AUTHORITY AS KINGS AND PRIEST TO RULE AND REIGN!!!SATAN causes destruction not God unless he uses it to protect his people. We all must and will learn these new things God is revealing to his body. We are babies just now learning. The world and the ways we knew it would never again be like it was we will change it. War and rumors of war we see and nation against nation we see but few know what kingdom vs kingdom means..it’s the spiritual war good vs evil. This is were we are now finally winning and nothing can stop us now. An interesseror is one who prays during their work, play etc all day so we r ALL interesserors!!! John the Baptist was Jesus forerunner we are the FATHER’S and we will go down for what we r now doing in Eternity..they will sign the song of MOSES EX.25

Kathy Emahiser
June 26, 2022

Father, I thank you that as your children in the times of storms of any kind, you are always with us. You said that you will cover us with your feathers and under your wings we shall take refuge. Father, I am reminded that on 12-29-19, you told me that there would be a shaking going on but your light would come bursting through. Remind us to stay focused on the light of our Savior Jesus Christ and be a reflection of that light to this dark world. In Jesus’ name, I pray with thanksgiving.

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Skye Alison
June 26, 2022

God is in charge of nations. Times come and go. My parents lived through dark times of the depression and later, WWII. I lived through the 60’s with its tumult. “This too shall pass” is a beautiful phrase for “strangers here who live in reverent fear” to remember. It keeps us humble, dependent on Him AND hopeful!

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Linda DeFiore
June 26, 2022

Increase our courage Lord as we abide in you through any storms– keep us in the cleft of the rock until these calamities pass by.

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Kathy
June 26, 2022

Mark 4:35-41 Jesus told his disciples, “Let us go to the other side”, than the storm came, Jesus did not abandon them in the storm, but got them to the other side!!! He is with us!!

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David Esteban Ortiz
June 26, 2022

My Father, I pull my cloak over my face and come forward to stand at the mouth of this cave …
I am listening …

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David Esteban Ortiz
June 26, 2022

“They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength … “

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Linda Gasque
June 26, 2022

After a very hot week in Marion SC, on June 16 and 17, we experienced two very bad thunder storms. I would have normally been alarmed by these storms but had heard Hank Kunneman’s prophesy about hot weather and cooling storms. I knew in the moment of these storms that God was at work and offering some relief after the heat and a time to rejoice. After reading Kim’s message today, I was reminded again and felt moved to sing a prayer. When the storms of life are raging – Stand By Me.
Thank you Lord for being with me in the heat and the cooling after the storm. You are always with us. Amen

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Amy Staton
June 26, 2022

Thank you for all that you do. I am grateful for the encouragement for the body of Christ.

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Amy
June 25, 2022

This helped me more than you know. Thank you and God Bless you for your encouraging words.

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Connie White
June 25, 2022

Thank you for this wonderful article and the hope that it brought to me. Lord, I repent of my war-weariness and the loss of hope that I have experienced. Thank YOU, Father in Heaven for renewed peace in your presence and renewed hope in the future because You have pomised never to abandon us. Thank you, Jesus, that You are the one who walks on storms and quiets the chaos of the world and brings peace to our spirits. I ask now, in Jesus’ Name that You will quiet the chaos in our nation and bring harmony of repentance and restoration between all parties and all ethnicities. Make America again a peaceful melting pot. Enable us to enjoy one another across cultural differences, Bring Your Shalom to America, Father God. AMEN!

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Jodi
June 25, 2022

I had a vision this past winter and I was standing in the middle of a storm. It was a violent storm. But I was standing, unmoved by the powerful winds swirling about me. I remember looking all around, and I couldn’t see anything but the whirlwind. Then, I heard a voice – our wonderful, loving Father God’s voice. He said, “stand firm”. At that time, I thought it was meant for a storm that I was going through at that moment, but since then, that vison has brought me comfort to know that whatever the storm may be, or when it may occur, I am to remain firm in my faith, in my unwavering commitment to see this process through, and to know without a doubt, my Father is holding me with his righteous right hand through all storms.

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Zoe Ella
June 25, 2022

Amen. The storm will be more intense than we imagine. We need not to fight the storm, but to remain rooted in the truth, letting the storm exhaust itself. Hold in mind the vision of a differently structured society after the storm, a just one but also permeated by love and compassion,. Express now love for each other (even those considered as “enemies”) as much as possible. This is practice for the coming world as well as helping to bring it about.

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Brian Lynch
June 25, 2022

Interesting article, Kim. Not only are we in a spiritual battle, we have an impending storm looming on the horizon. The very same Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, will get us through. Since He made it through, so will we. Just as He overcame the world, so will we, if we just trust in Him. He will give us everything that we need to make it through the upcoming storm. Thank You, Jesus, for bringing us this far. By Your grace, we will continue to be overcomers. Thank You, Lord.

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Roxanne Rice
June 25, 2022

Hank Kunneman has been saying something similar. Times of record heat (we are seeing that now in the weather, and in the spiritual realm), but God will cool things down.

I so appreciate having prophets to help me interpret what is going on around me.

A great encouragement and help, Kim! Thank you!

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Eva
June 25, 2022

Praise God what an encouraging word

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Lori Meed
June 25, 2022

Excellent word! Thank you Kim. Jamie Fitt of Philadelphia Tabernacle of David, and international worship and prayer ministry, had a similar vision recently, where he saw a huge storm in the spirit and the storm was called ‘Nothing is Impossible’. This storm had high winds, which would strip away or disappointment, fatigue, brokenness from the last season and plow up follow ground. Those ones would be followed by gentle rains which would soak into that broken up ground bring fruitfulness signs wonders and miracles in this coming season! This storm would be brought not by God but by the ecclesia aligning with God’s purposes on the Earth. Let the storm come to the United States of America, to our own cities and states, and to our families and loved ones.

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The Prayer Sentry
June 25, 2022
Sandra Butler
June 25, 2022

From an old hymn:. “… Carest thou not that we perish, how canst Thou lie asleep? …the wind and the rain shall obey My will, peace be still. Whether the wrath of the storm-tossed sea, or demons or men or whatever it be, no waters shall swallow the ship where lies the Master of ocean and earth and skies. They all shall sweetly obey My will — peace, peace, be still!”

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Maritza
June 25, 2022

Lord, we know we are abiding under the shadow of your wings and have authority over every work of darkness therefore we bind all attempts to disrupt cities in this country through demonic activity in the name of Jesus

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Sandra Butler
June 25, 2022
Heather
June 25, 2022

I love this. What a wonderful perspective. The storms can be so scary we forget who is in control of them, and the cooling is what we wait for. I trust our God will give us time to refresh and regain strength between storms. Love this reminder.

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Aubrey
June 25, 2022

Lord, help us to stand strong during the storm. I pray a divine shield over those whose lives are public and who lead the pro-life cause. We pray angel protection over each one, over Abby Johnson and many others. We pray that you would release your special forces to meet the need. Bring light despite the liberal media lies. Bring clarity. Give us allies we did not anticipate.

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Linda Odegaard Rice
June 25, 2022

His invitation is to get out of the boat and walk toward Him.

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Sheila Steck
June 25, 2022

What a welcomed word of encouragement! Thank you!

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Karen Secrest
June 25, 2022

Confirmation of that which the Lord has spoken to me also: the literal storm of being affected by heat, sandstorm, locust, hurricane…
Iterate: overturn of Roe, more Godly people being elected. Truth and Justice more evident. Coming to pass: pockets of Revival.

Our God Reigns..SING

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Bill Demlow
June 25, 2022

I believe there is another lesson in this testimony that we should not miss. As Kim pulled off the road and parked, we should also recognize that the storm is not a time to continue doing things as usual but rather pulling aside to wait on the Lord who will instruct us when it is safe to continue.

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    Deb
    June 25, 2022

    Thank you, Bill!!! What a powerful truth…and all the times that is shown in His precious Word. Thank you!!! Be still so you can hear what I am directing you to do through Me. That is so hard for us to be still and attentive but with His help, our obedience, He is victorious!!! Amen!!

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Carol Weber
June 25, 2022

Thank you for this testimony! It is a wonderful reminder that the Lord doesn’t do things in ways that we can always figure out or understand. I learned from reading this that I have to remember as I see things happening causing fear and anxiety, that the Lord is indeed aware of it all and sometimes, is the author of it to bring about His intended plan. We just have to remember to keep our eyes on Him, stay close to His heart and share with the unbelieving, God’s plan for their redemption, and with our Brothers and Sisters, give encouragement, keeping each other strong during these times of storms! Thanks again, Carol

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Rosalie Massie
June 25, 2022

Thank you! Such an awesome testimony and very encouraging! Will definitely share this with others.

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Barbara Janicki
June 25, 2022

The furnace for Daniel’s three friends was heated up seven times hotter than normal – and Jesus was right there in the fire with them, – and as you said, Jesus is in our storms with us, He does not abandon us. But we do have to go through the storm, we don’t get to avoid it, it is inevitable. May God keep us as we keep our eyes on Him, may He protect us and bring us through whatever is to come and may He find me faithful in it all. http://www.mtothe5th.wordpress.com

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    Rosalie Massie
    June 25, 2022

    Thank you… Thank you! And Amen!! Blessed my your testimonial message, all so true!

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John Crisler
June 25, 2022

Thank U Lord for the storms in our lives that build Endurance, increases our Faith, and strengthens our Hope 🙂 For You are the One we praise.

In the Name Above All Names (Jesus Christ
Amen

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Jan Mckay
June 25, 2022

Among the storm is the terrible sin of immortality. Abortion is only a cleanup operation for the sin of fornication and adultery. Additionally, churches across the land have failed to extol the virtue of family, and keeping chaste until marriage. Now is the time to extol the value of virginity, couples who marry for purpose of raising up a Godly seed, mothers who are willing to stay at home in order to train and rear obedient children, and couples who make the ultimate decision to be committed to their marriage vows. Until the chirch is the church, preaching Biblical and family values nothing will be gained by any Supreme Court decision. May the lives that are spared by this ruling live to hear the powerful life changing message of the gospel of righteous living! May these yet unborn, not only be spared physical death, but saved from spiritual eternal death. We have a whole new mission field. The refreshing after the storm can only be realized by holy living in this world of evil. Press ever closer to the heart of Jesus!!!!!

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    Roxanne Rice
    June 25, 2022

    Well said! A perfect prescription for bringing this nation back to the Lord. And a beautiful picture of heaven on earth! Thank you.

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Trina Olson Keeny
June 25, 2022

Amen. Praying for our country.

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anita coymen
June 25, 2022

Thank you, Lord, for giving this word to Kim. You are present through the storm, and will bring peace and clarity after the storm. You are so faithful.

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Mildred Hall
June 25, 2022

God bless you. I will not forget that amazing lesson. I laughed in the joy of the Lord. I am so grateful to
be on God’s side.

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Linda Lubash
June 25, 2022

Thank you for your encouragement. I agree that Gid is in the storm and He will never leave us or forsake us 🩸🙏

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Jessica Renshaw
June 25, 2022

Thank you, Kim. Here in Long Beach, CA we almost NEVER get rain, except in winter, and most years we never have thunder or lightning at all. Night before last, the weather forecast was for 50% precip which normally means “none.” At 3 in the morning with no warning at all, we had a sudden explosion of thunder–“BOOM!”–which set off car alarms, then a lengthy pause, maybe an hour, a bit of faint lightning and another explosion–“BOOM!”–and finally rain. Maybe the Lord was giving me a similar message and I was just too dense to see what this was foreshadowing in the spiritual realm.

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