I recently had a vision of waves at the beach but instead of seeing the waves rolling into the beach, I was surprised to notice they were rolling the other way, out to sea. After praying and asking the Lord what He was saying, I felt the Spirit of God say, “The tide is turning.” I believe the Lord is saying that things are changing in the Spirit and we will see in the natural the manifestation of the breakthrough we have been waiting for. Just as the waves were rolling the opposite way, I believe the Lord is saying we will see restoration (a complete turnaround) of areas we have been waiting on God for breakthrough in. We will see God’s goodness and favour as we see circumstances in our lives take a new direction.
Also I believe the Lord is saying that the way we will see Him move or the way He will bring restoration will look different to the way we are expecting. Just as the waves rolling out to sea looked different than what I expected to see, so too the move of the Spirit will be different than we expect. We need to be willing to be led by the Holy Spirit and to trust in the direction we are led, even when it is foreign and new. I believe the Lord showed me multiple waves, and not just one wave, to highlight that we will see the Lord move on our behalf more than once. We will see an area in our lives taking a turn and will be surprised by all the Lord is doing for us but will then see another move (wave) of God impact our lives that will propel us even further forward.
I also felt the Holy Spirit highlighting to me the direction of the waves and the link to the way we will be ‘sent out’ into the world. The waves were moving ‘out’ to the ocean, not back to the familiar of the beach. I believe the move of the Spirit that brings restoration, breakthrough and advancement into our destiny will propel us to move out into the world to testify of the goodness and power of God.
Psalms 118:15-16 (message translation): Hear the shouts, hear the triumph songs in the camp of the saved? “The hand of God has turned the tide! The hand of God is raised in victory! The hand of God has turned the tide!”
We will see the tide turning in our lives as God’s hand changes the direction of things around us. We will see the fulfillment of God’s promises over our lives and we will step into our spiritual destiny.
Be encouraged – the Lord is turning the tide!