The Lightnings of God – Paul L. Cox 1


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During the weekend of September 24-25, I was in Pocatello, Idaho speaking at the Vineyard church. On Saturday evening I had taught about spiritual gates and the connection between them and healing. At the end of the seminar, a spiritual gate appeared and those present walked through it. After everyone had finished, I also walked through the gate but was not at all prepared for what happened next. Suddenly struck by immense power, I ended up on the floor of the church. It felt as if fireworks were being released from the back of my head, then traveling at great speed to the front of me. I made several efforts to stand up, but it was useless, and power continued to flow for over an hour.

After arriving home, I pondered what had happened and recalled a word by Chuck Pierce that was released on September 28 through the ElijahList:

I am sending My lightnings! I have been waiting to fill My children’s mouths with the voice of Heaven! I am sending forth My messengers of lightening this hour. I have a people that will become lightning rods! They will then become storms in the earth. You will create storms and you will storm atmospheres of darkness in days ahead.

I am separating the Esaus and Jacobs in your region. That which has warred in your midst as Esau, against My Jacobs, will now change! Lightning is falling on the Jacobs of this hour.

Get ready. You have been activated into the season called ‘Lightning’. You have been commissioned to go forth and break open and demonstrate My plan in the season ahead.

It was then I realized I had experienced “the Lightnings of God.” But, what is the purpose of these lightnings?

In Psalm 18 David cries out to the Lord in his hour of pain and suffering. David is desperate! When will God come to his rescue? The Lord responds in mighty power, riding upon the Cherubim as he flies to the aid of David. In Psalm 18:14 David declares “The Lord sent out His arrows and scattered the foe, lightnings in abundance.” In Psalm 144 David again speaks of warring against his enemies and states in verse 6 that he is liberated when the Lord’s lightnings come.

After I had returned home from Pocatello, Persis Tiner sent me this prophetic word which gave me more clarity about the lightnings of God.

Thunderings & lightenings are just going by
As I sit on my porch
And ponder the sky

Sent from above
By our Father of love
Sent by His hand
For us to understand

The mountains will sing
The valleys will laugh
And angels from heaven will dance much & laugh

New words they shall come
From the lightnings above
Bringing freedom & power
Causing justice & goodness
To move down the streets
Where Satan has been walking with his many feet

The revelations in these happenings
Has yet to be heard
Designed & articulated for those of this hour
Who have been clothed with My great power

As heavenly glories greatly display
A book as it were
From heaven above
Telling the story of My great love

Over the course of the last several weeks I have continued to discern the lightnings of God. As I was discussing this with a friend from Canada, he mentioned that John D. Lake prophesied that one day in the future the lightnings of God would be released. I wanted to verify that this was true and an internet search quickly confirmed that the John G. Lake made a statement about the lightnings of God in the 1920’s. Here are his words:

I can see as my spirit discerns the future and reaches out to touch the heart of mankind and the desire of God, that there is coming from heaven a new manifestation of the Holy Spirit in power, and that new manifestation will be in sweetness, in love, in tenderness, and in the power of the Spirit, beyond anything your heart or mind ever saw. The very lightning of God will flash through men’s souls. The sons of God will meet the sons of darkness and prevail.

Could it be that we are now in the time of a mighty and fresh release of the Power of God that will result in new levels of freedom and healing?