By searching the prophets we can find out where we are in prophecy. We are found in Isaiah 26 and in Deuteronomy 4:30-31, which reads, “When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice; (For the Lord thy God is a merciful God;) He will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forsake the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.” These verses are for the latter days—our time!
America was founded as a land for the upright. God favored us and showed us His goodness, but our nation does not recognize God’s power and His work on our behalf. Because of this, God is going to send swift judgments: “With my soul have I desired thee in the night [last days]; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness” (Isaiah 26:9). A night of judgment has come in Isaiah’s prophetic vision and a people see this night of darkness falling. They turn to the Lord to seek Him with all that is in them.
God is raising up a praying, travailing remnant. “Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O Lord. We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen. Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead” (Isaiah 26:17-19). Here is a woman “crying out of her pains.”
That woman is the live church coming out of a dead church! There are hundreds of you. For the past few years there was something trying to be born—a crying out of spiritual pain. You wanted to be released, so you went here and there, seeking deliverance but got only winds of conflicting doctrines. Yet your heart was awakened and you were resurrected! “Thy dead men shall live.” You awoke and now you sing a new song, “Thy dew is as the dew of herbs.” There is glory from the Lord on you, like dew from heaven, because of the light. “Dew of herbs” is translated, “born out of supernatural light.” God brought you into the light of His glorious Word. You are awake and you sing because you’ve been raised from the dead—with a fresh light of His Word every day, like dew.