THE PARABLE OF THE WISE AND FOOLISH SAILOR

THE PARABLE OF THE WISE AND FOOLISH SAILOR

(Download PDF Print-friendly version) The wise sailor looks ahead and regularly checks the weather forecast, the predicted sea state and effect of tides before embarking on a passage. The foolish one heads out in blind hope all will be okay. The wise reads the signs in the skies, the foolish simply heads out and hopes for the best. The wise makes his boat ready and ensure it is seaworthy, the foolish hopes for the best. Followers of the Way are all like sailors on the ocean of life, pilgrims passing one another undertaking their respective journey – one that must be completed. Sometimes this journey involved passing through storms and heavy weather when things can be difficult and uncomfortable, pushing us out of our comfort zone. Peter knew this feeling when Jesus asked him to step out of the boat in the storm. Peter also learnt that when he took his eyes off Jesus, the author and finisher of his faith, that he would be overwhelmed by emotions and feelings based on what he saw around him; things which caused him to sink. Feelings can lie whereas truth does not – the wise sailor knows this. God loves His children, He is our fortress and strong tower, His eyes scan to and fro in all the earth, so we should not fear when trouble comes – and it will. The wise sailor sees heavy weather approaching and may run for shelter or heave-to and prepare to ride out the storm; the foolish thinks he can manage without taking precautions. The wise man foresees evil and hides himself. (Proverbs 27:12)...

PROPHECY RECEIVED FROM A SUPPORTER OF THE EMMAUS GROUP – JANUARY 2014

This prophecy was weighed before publishing and, having first secured permission from the source, felt inspired to publish it as it sits alongside other prophetic words we have received over the last 18 months. “Soon, an event of catastrophic proportions will occur upon the earth. This event will herald a period of unparalleled distress and disorder upon the face of the earth when the natural order of creation will be shaken to its very foundations. These are the very final days of this present order and present age before the fulfillment and summation of all things. Throughout these days, which will appear bereft of my presence, but in reality will be the final harvest of this present age, the outpouring of my spirit shall be of such intensity, when multitudes shall be brought into my kingdom and the miraculous and the unimaginable shall be seen, as I come to take my rightful place amongst my people. Now is the time for my people to arise and proclaim the glory of my splendor and of my coming kingdom; for behold I stand at the door of this present age with my feet upon the very threshold. In the midst of the chaos and turmoil that shall arise from these events, I will reveal myself in all my glory to those powers who have opposed me and been hostile to my kingdom. And I will bring to fulfillment all I have spoken of in my word and throughout the ages as my kingdom comes, and I am seen to be who I truly am; the lamb slain before the foundation of...