The Day of Manifestation of God’s Holy City will come as a surprise to the whole world. But it will not come as a clap of thunder. Neither will it appear as a glorious sight in the sky. In fact when it does come, it will be so small that the initial effects will hardly bring recognition. Man will be taken by surprise, and be utterly unable to explain the things that begin to happen. Our Lord said that the Kingdom will begin as small as a grain of mustard seed, but that it would grow out of all proportion to the size of the normal mustard tree. Daniel was told that the Stone cut from the mountains would strike the earth, grow, and fill it. From small beginnings the Kingdom will grow prodigiously, enveloping the entire globe. This will be the time of “the Manifestation of the Sons of God” that Paul referred to in Romans 8. This will be the end of “Man’s Day” and the beginning of “The Day of the Lord.” It will be His Sabbath Rest, and all those who do not have hearts of stone will rejoice when it comes.
I believe the time has come for sharing a prophetic word I received on 3rd March 1976. It speaks about this very time of manifestation, and the effects that it produces. Here it is.
What is it to you, O son of darkness,
that I arise from my seat?
What is it to you, O daughter of evil,
that I take my stand over the earth?
What is it to you, O destroyer,
that I lift my children out of their prison house?
That which you have squashed beneath heedless feet of unbelief shall rise to significance.
That which you have plagued and tortured,
That which you have mocked and tormented,
shall be manifested in glory and beauty,
And the world shall see my Rose
of splendid appearance and delicate fragrance,
my Rose of Sharon,
a blossom amongst the decay and ruin,
beautiful and vulnerable, so easy to destroy.
But naught shall destroy my blossom,
for it is not of this world’s order.
Strike it and it is not there;
pull its petals and you cut yourself;
Try to pluck it and receive an electric shock.
But to those who stop to drink in its beauty
there shall be the peace of heaven;
those who stoop to smell its fragrance
shall be renewed and refreshed;
those who ponder its significance shall weep
and prepare themselves for the Kingdom of God.
For suddenly the whole earth shall stop
to consider what I am doing.
Nothing shall be done in a corner anymore;
secret preparations shall finally come to an end.
Instead there shall be a day of manifestation and light;
a healing shower of rain in the dust bowls of man’s creation;
a time of Sabbath-rest, a time of reconsidering,
contemplation, and re-analysis.
And the gentle breezes of heaven shall waft the fragrance
of my Rose even to the remotest of places,
those deep mines where the blind tread
the perpetual darkness of judgmental gloom.
Gentle showers of rain shall water my rose and it shall cry,
and the tears will form sparkling pools of water
where sickness and pain may be washed away.
Gentle sunshine will bring out the true colours of its petals
and the whiteness of its centre,
and man will know and understand
the secret things of many years.
He shall rejoice and praise the God of Creation
for such simple beauty.
And I will promise him a reward
if he will but turn his eyes upon the throne
and contemplate his God
in the newness of the morning dews.
Therefore stand aside O scheming giants of iniquity
and make way for my great work.
Blow your trumpets, and you will only announce my coming;
perform your work and you will be hastening my day;
sow your seeds and I will use their growth
to strengthen my own plants.
Whatever you do I will frustrate you continually
until you bow your knee and confess
that Jesus is Lord and Master.