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Upheaval may happen, but people will see a great light. Photo credit: Wilson Malone, pexels

On the evening of November 2nd, the word “upheaval” dropped into my spirit. As I pondered it, these words followed: “The people walking in darkness have seen a great Light.”

The Oxford dictionary defines upheaval as:

  • a violent or sudden change or disruption to something.
  • an upward displacement of part of the earth’s crust

As I’ve considered this word the last couple days, I believe the Holy Spirit is revealing that we as a society are about to experience upheaval, but that we are not to be alarmed by what we are seeing, in as much as it will bring about spiritual awakening to those who have had a veil over their hearts (2 Corinthians 3:16).

The disruptions caused by the global response to coronavirus in 2020 awakened some people to spiritual realities. But for all the upheaval to the workforce, economy, school children, public transportation, medical care, and small businesses, the overall response to spiritual realities seems diminished.

My mind returns often to the words of a friend who ministered to the Venezuelan refugees in Cúcuta, Colombia two years ago. She wrote to me one night, “It is so different ministering here than in the U.S. These people have lost everything. They are so broken. They aren’t trying to justify their sin. They’re very open to the gospel.”

If the Lord caused similar upheaval here to give people eternal perspective, would we see it as a mercy?




Photo credit: Wilson Malone, pexels

Emily Tomko
Emily Tomko
Emily writes with fierce compassion and a deep desire to see people freed from the miry clay of this world and walking in the truth. Emily is available to minister at women’s retreats and youth functions, college fellowships, and business women meetings.

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