I was on a morning walk a few days ago and I began to ask God to give me some insight into what was happening in our world right now. I immediately saw a vision (with my physical sight) of a thick billowing fog rolling across the earth.

The Holy Spirit didn’t elaborate on the fog itself at first, but I instinctively knew it represented the spiritual, emotional and mental climate that’s resting on earth right now.

Before I had chance to dwell on the fog, I sensed that the Holy Spirit was excited – strange I know! He wasn’t excited about the fog, more how the fog would make His people rise up. He began revealing to me how this specific environment was going to be a training ground for a super colossal impartation of the prophetic gift.

I heard Him say (in an inner voice) to me;
“I’m going to teach countless people how to prophesy in the fog. The specific boundaries/restrictions of this environment will catapult the prophetic ministry into a new levels – it will go higher (accuracy), wider (involve more people) and deeper (jealously carrying the authentic heart of the Father as the only standard).

I began to ask God lots of questions about the fog and what this prophetic movement would look like.

Here’s what I got:

The Fog
I didn’t get any insight on why the fog was here or how long it would stay but I did sense God reveal how this fog impacts people. Unfortunately it has many detrimental consequences for people living their lives within it. The three things that God highlighted to me were;

1. In the fog people loose sight of people.
2. In the fog things appear more fearful than they actually are.
3. In the fog confusion leads to wrong choices.

In this strange environment, the need of the prophetic ministry has never been higher. People everywhere (of all faiths and walks of life) will need a Godly spiritual breakthrough in seeing and hearing. This is because what we’ve heavily relied on (our physical senses) have now been distorted with what’s resting on the earth. I sense that people will be crying out for prophetic truth, wisdom and guidance. I also see prophetic people saving people from making terrible choices through powerful prophetic words.

The Holy Spirit showed me that the prophetic gift would be lavishly given out to those who want it with the condition that they hold onto God’s sure foundations. These are;

1. The gift will be grounded with a love for people. It will be used to connect people, heal people and bring people together. Unity is at the heart of this prophetic movement.

2. The gift will be used to dispel fear. Hope is the gift that people will be giving.

If these two foundations are in place, God will give us a new level of power in the prophetic. He will hand us the prophetic word that comes in the form of the sword (Hebrews 4:12), that cuts through the most dense confusion, revealing truth.

The Sword will enable highly accurate prophetic words, used to bring clarity and vision. These words will bring diagnosis to perplexing situations, and will empower people to make good choices in the fog.

This is no time to kick back and relax in the prophetic gift. It’s time to push in. Take risks. Be proactive. Pick up the pace.

But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. For truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it. Matthew 13: 16-17 NIV