On July 12, 2021, I had a dream where I was in a large house that looked like a white sanctuary. The inside of this house was full of light. Heaven's atmosphere seemed to pervade it. Several people entered the house seeking safety after their houses had been damaged by floods. I, and other workers, welcomed those seeking a place of safety after their recent loss. They were glad to have a sanctuary of safety to protect them from the raging floods outside.
After I woke up from the dream, I read a UK newspaper article. I discovered that the same night I had the dream of the floods, there were heavy rains that flooded many parts of London, with several houses damaged. Those with damaged houses needed emergency resettling. The floods, unbeknownst to me, were taking place as I slept!
I was still pondering the dream when on July 14-15, a massive storm stalled in Western Europe, causing floods and an overflow of rivers, with houses and infrastructures destroyed and many lives lost. A few days later, at least 196 people were reported deceased, mostly in Germany.
In my spirit I began to realize the critical importance of what the Lord had shown me. As a prophetic watchman, God often gives me prophetic alerts for situations and nations which include a call to prayer. As a result, I put an urgent alert on my Facebook for prayers for this critical situation. Soon responses came that my alert was timely, as floods had been covering many parts of Europe, America and several other nations across the world.
As floods and devastation continued in the nations, I felt led to write this prophetic alert including prayer directives for the Body of Christ. As the dream has both physical and spiritual truths, my alert for prayer will cover these.
Prayer Directives for the Physical Floods
• Pray that floods subside as the mercy of God prevails to stop the loss of lives.
• Pray that wisdom be given to emergency workers to save lives and find those who are lost due to the floods.
• Pray for adequate provision of emergency shelters for those whose houses have been damaged. (Photo of flood in Belgium, July 2021)
• While it is true that wide scale sin and iniquities in the nations have left the nations exposed to devastating floods, both in the natural and in the spiritual, the mercy of God is always stronger than judgment. I encourage every Believer to pray in this season, as we humble ourselves, for the Lord to turn, heal and restore our lands. Our heartfelt cry of repentance will always move Heaven to release grace and mercy.
The Spiritual Significance of the Dream - Jesus, the Ark of Salvation
In the dream, I was in a sanctuary that was white in color and full of light. This sanctuary is symbolic of the Kingdom of light that Believers enter into when they come into salvation. As they are saved from the floods of spiritual darkness, this Kingdom of light becomes their abode. I believe that the workers in the sanctuary represent workers of the Kingdom, who are raised and equipped for such a time as this to bring the lost, broken and wounded of this world into Christ's ark of liberty.
In this interpretation of the dream, Jesus represents the ark and sanctuary for the lost and the broken who come into the Kingdom.
The Name of Jesus - a Sanctuary for the Oppressed
Another spiritual significance of the floods in the dream is the way the enemy has come in like a flood in many nations, bringing the Covid pandemic, economic loss, recession and many other upheavals of enemy attacks. I believe the name of Jesus has incredible power to overturn these upheavals. As we rise up in faith to pray in the name of Jesus, His Spirit will raise up a standard against the enemy's floods.
This is the Scripture the Lord put in my spirit to anchor our prayers for the season we are in: "...When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him" (Isaiah 59:19). Our faith in the name of Jesus will cause the Holy Spirit to raise a standard against the oppressive, devastating floods of the enemy.
Prayer Directives for the Enemy's Floods
From our place of abode in His name, I encourage you to pray these prayer directives:
• Pray that the Covid pandemic that has flooded the nations with its many variants will bow to the name of Jesus and loose its hold.
• Pray that Jesus the Prince of Peace will quench the raging storms of upheavals and enemy attacks against the Body of Christ as we declare: "Peace be still!"
• Pray for deliverance and safety for the saints. "Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to You in a time when You may be found; surely in a flood of great waters they will not reach him" (Psalm 32:6).
• Pray for the Church to be hidden in the safety of the name of Jesus. "The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous runs into it and are safe" (Proverbs 18:10).
Prophetic Declaration for the UK & Europe - Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, France & the Netherlands
In my spirit, I hear these prophetic declarations for the nations that have and are experiencing physical floods at this time:
"Open up, ancient gates! Open up, ancient doors, and let the King of glory enter." (Psalm 24:9)
As Jesus, the King of glory, breaks in with the power of His grace into Europe, the floods of devastation, confusion and the pandemic of sin and iniquity will be be overtaken by the flood of His Spirit. (Photo via Unsplash)
Decree with authority: The ancient gates will open so that the floods of His Spirit will sweep in; for when the King of glory comes in, His eternal rivers will be released!
Be encouraged, the UK and Europe have not been forgotten in Heaven's plan for revival.
The United States of America
For those who abide in the ark of the Lord, the tumultuous waves will not overtake or overwhelm them. Indeed, they will be lifted up over the tumultuous waves in the ark of His safety.
America, watch and pray for His flood in high places as His glory is poured out. This is a specific word that the Lord gave me a few years ago in a dream to release to Believers in the United States: He will release floods in high places. For when Believers come in unity to pray, the floods of His Spirit will release righteousness, revival and holiness, sweeping the land – from the governmental high places to the 4 corners of the land.
Watch and keep praying for floods of revival to overturn, overtake and remove every ungodly agenda over your nation.
As the Philistine god Dagon fell before the ark of God in 1 Samuel 5, so will the gods of this land fall before the glory of God. I hear in my heart that what seems hard for man is not hard for God. Pray for revival to sweep over China and all of Asia.
Abide in Jesus
Beloved, although floods of destruction are being experienced in many nations, there is a home and a place of succor and habitation that the Lord wants to provide for those under intense devastation. In this hour, may we build an ark of God's protective grace where many can come and be safe from sin, attacks and the many forms of devastation. The ark is salvation, the ark is Jesus, the ark is safety, forgiveness and a place of recovery. May we abide in this ark of His grace and safety.
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Harvest of the Nations
Ella Onakoya¬†is the founder of Harvest of the Nations. She is an evangelist, a prophetic watchman and an author. She preaches a message of revival and awakening in various churches and conferences in the UK, Europe, America, Africa and Asia. She also teaches at equipping schools where she trains and equips the Body of Christ. She often ministers as a prophetic speaker to release God's heart and voice to churches, communities and nations. God releases salvation, miracles, prophetic encouragement and various moves of the Holy Spirit where she ministers. For further information about her ministry please visit www.harvestofthenations.com.
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