COLORADO 2013 – “Peaks” and “Valleys"
By: Ron MacLean
Ron MacLean hails from British Columbia, Canada. His insights on the immediate “prophetic community” are a result of his participation at Prophecy in the News’ Prophetic Summit held in Colorado Springs in late July, 2013…definitely worth a read….
The Spanish translation of “Colorado” is “Colored Red” and this year appears to be manifesting the intense volatile color to extreme levels.
From the focused “red” highs of the Pikes Peak Prophecy Summit in July sandwiched between the forest fires and devastating floods one could ask: "Are these only random events or are more significant matters in motion here?”
Without question the main thing that stood out in our three-day prophecy conference was the “urgency” and “Intensity” of all the speakers participating and the 1100 of us attendees. Equally we are observing the “urgency” and “intensity” of the fire ravaged and flood ravaged victims and communities.
One might ask, “could we not have a conference like ‘back in the day’ with calm and collected speakers of no higher than medium intensity and everyone enjoying quiet sweet fellowship over a cup of coffee! And then go back home to our peaceful mundane lives and forget 96.5% of what we heard and experienced?”
“The answer my friend is blowing in the wind.” NO – NO – NO ! ! !
The wind (pneuma) of the Spirit of God is blowing and it cannot be stilled until His purposes be fulfilled in these days.
After each of the four (4) living creatures call out “COME” to the White, Red, Black and Pale Horses they cannot be put back in the corral until they fulfill the purposes of the first four (4) seals of God’s plan for that specific time in history.
Friends we are living in these days!
Matthew 24:33-34 (AMP)
“So also when you see these signs all taken together,
coming to pass, you may know of a surety that He is near,
at the very doors. Truly I tell you, this generation
(the whole multitude of people living at the same time, in a definite, given period)
will not pass away till all these things taken together take place.”
Whether Gary, Bob, Linda Kay and others fully know it the Prophecy Summit at the Marriott in Colorado Springs was another key step in bringing Him closer to the very doors in the progression of signs and events that must come to pass.
And yes, I believe every speaker and attendee knew, and expressed in various ways, that these are not signs and events for 50 to 100 years down the road but for our generation now.
Because my wife and I live in a fruit growing area we have learned no matter how hard we want fresh fruit in the off season it will not happen but once the season begins – it, in fact, cannot be stopped!
Ecclesiastes 3:1 (AMP)
“To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven.”
It appears we have all been born for times such as these!
We witnessed speakers such as Paul, David, Jonathan, Jerry, Russ, Mark, Doug, Bill and others seemingly at times beside themselves in their attempts to convey the burden welling up within them. Paul, in particular stated (following his session while standing at his book table in the Marriot hallway) “he hadn’t planned to be so intense in the release of his message” and was still overcome. His burden was still burning inside as he continued to exhibit the same intensity in his very next session. Also can anyone explain why Jonathan gets up to calmly talk about the harbingers and ends up releasing a prophetic message that is updated to the current week of the calendar?
People asked me throughout the conference: “what is going on?”; “what should we do?”; “can you believe what we are hearing?” and “this is unbelievable stuff!”
A few verses from the Word . . .
Jeremiah 20:9 (AMP)
“If I say, I will not make mention of (the Lord) or speak any more in His name,
in my mind and heart it is as if there were a burning fire shut up in my bones.
And I am weary of enduring and holding it in; I cannot (contain it any longer.”)
Ezekiel 3:17 (AMP)
“Son of man, I have made you a watchman to the house of Israel;
therefore, hear the word at My mouth and give them warning from Me.”
There is within so many a buildup of divine breath from the Holy Spirit that is difficult to hold in and not burst. The result is often people trying to give a controlled message will end up blowing the shofar of prophetic warning even if they have no intention of doing so. We are like a balloon “vessel” that is being filled with greater (p.s.i.) divine pressure from God and if it is not released as needed we will explode. And, that can create a very negative mess for you, for God, and for the Body of Christ.
Amos 3:7-8 (AMP)
“Surely the Lord God will do nothing without revealing His secret to His servants the prophets.
The lion has roared; who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken; who can but prophesy?”
It is surprising how much of the ministry we heard involves prophetic warnings to remain “alert” and “prepare” lest we rest on our laurels. So many speakers at the conference saying:
Stay informed (from various sources)
Fulfill your calling
Work out your own salvation . . .
Look for His coming
Lamps and vessels full of oil; lights on
Sit before the Lord
Walk in the Spirit
Stand against the enemy
Now we should also look at the “Valleys” mentioned in the title of this article…not only the State of Colorado but in other areas as well. Recently there have been many forest fires and severe floods of “Biblical” proportions. The current flooding in Boulder and surrounding counties has damaged or destroyed 18,000+ homes and dropped over 30” of rain in a few days. A weather station said the odds-of-this-happening is 0.1% which translates to a “once in 1,000 year event.”
In the spring the worst forest fire in Colorado state history; the Black Forest fire destroyed 15,000+ acres; 360 homes and caused several deaths. Lest we think this is only an American issue take a look at Canada and Mexico. The massive flooding that hit Calgary and southern Alberta was a once in 200-300 year event and has caused billions of dollars in damage.
A Meteorologist said yesterday (September 17th 2013) that the Colorado and Alberta storms were almost identical in that both systems remained over an area for an extended period while dropping massive amounts of rain.
Mexico has been squeezed in a “pincer attack” from two massive weather systems advancing from the Caribbean and the Pacific. The last I heard over 60 people have been killed.
Of course, this dialogue is not meant to be a report on weather and natural disasters; however, we now can add the Washington DC Naval Yard mass shooting to the mix.
What is Going On ! ! ! What is Happening ! ! !
One of the primary things I am hearing through the media from Governors, Premiers, Mayors, Police and Emergency personnel is the continued use of the phrase – “of Biblical proportions” when speaking of these extraordinary events.
What I am also noticing and am very concerned about is that no one is mentioning the “God” of the Biblical proportions! If it is of ‘Biblical proportions’ then it has to be something connected to the God of the Bible. Yet “He” the central figure of the universe is never mentioned.
Comments made through the media are:
“we will get through this together”
“we will rebuild and better than before”
“we will be stronger than before”
“we have” “we can” and “we will”
Does this remind you of say…Isaiah 9:10?
Isaiah 9:10 (AMP)
The bricks have fallen (or been flooded),
but we will build (all the better) with hewn stones;
the sycamores have been cut (or burned) down,
but we will put (costlier) cedars in their place.”
(Emphasis added by author)
Surely, God is calling for mankind to “recognize,” “acknowledge” and “seek” Him before He is forced by His own righteousness to increase His judgement on the earth ! ! !
September 18, 2013
Ron MacLean - British Columbia, Canada