During my time with The Lord last night, I was prompted to go and re-read Revelation 6:9.
In a nutshell, this verse addresses the 7th Seal of The Book of Revelation. Then, I just kept reading and “absorbed the Living Water.”
It was when I arrived at the beginning of Revelation 8, specifically Revelation 8:4 that I had to take a very lonnngg pause and read to the end of Rev 8:5
Back in Dec of 2015…(nearly 18 months ago) something kind of unusual happened. I wrote a blog titled “Smelling Smoke.”
Well, last night as I was reading and read Revelation 8:4…I did a “double take” over the words “…the smoke of incense…mixed with prayers….went up before God.” It was reading the words – THE SMOKE – that I couldn’t take my eyes off of. It was like my eyes were transfixed to those two words and He started flipping the rolodex of my mind back in time – to that blog post.
I sat there last night contemplating Revelation 8:4-5 and wondered; in complete amazement.
For the last week or two I have been asking in prayer, “Father, where are we in your prophetic time table? Not OUR way of looking at time – I want to know on YOUR prophetic timeline, where are we?”
I don’t claim to understand God’s time table, I just find that the only thing that satiates me is reading His WORD.
To be honest, I had completely forgotten I’d even written about the weeks of time that I had Smelled Smoke back then. Until that moment last night, I never gave any thought to it having a connection to something scriptural.
Did what happen, “Smelling Smoke,” have any relation to “The Smoke” of Revelation 8:4?
Could that experience be indicative of the Seventh Seal? The introductory paragraph of Revelation 8 concludes with The Smoke of Incense and Prayers of The Saints… leading into John talking about seeing Thunder and Lightning crashing upon the earth and (followed) by a terrible earthquake…there has been a lot of Severe Weather across the country/around the world.
2015 seems like such a long time ago, even though it’s been only 18 months. When I wrote “Smelling Smoke”, I truly didn’t know what to make of that “sensory” experience.
Wherever we are on His timeline, He is in control and we just need to Trust and Know that He is Faithful.
As with all posts, I ask you to SEEK The Father in Prayer for clarity, wisdom and discernment.