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The Rise of Jonah

I was praying on the morning of Rosh Shoshanna in 2012 and was caught up in a vision and saw something like an old ship that seemed to wash upon the southern shores of our country.  As I continued to draw closer it began to move, then it stood upon it’s feet, and what I thought was an old ship was the Prophet Jonah.  His appearance was strange. He looked as though he had just been vomited out of the big fishes’ belly.  He was scarred and had white blotches all over his body, as though he had been bleached. I believe it was from the acidic fluids of the whales’ belly.

Jonah looked intently at the our lands and shouted, “Repent! For the Kingdom of God is at hand!” The authority of God’s words that proceeded out his mouth began to shake the earth. It seemed that even creation stood at attention to the authority of his words.  Jonah began walking straight north through the middle of our nation shouting a message of repentance.  It seemed America had turned from God, yet God was giving our nation a chance to turn back less God come Himself and judge our country.  As Jonah’s words went forth, a great earthquake occurred and it physically caused there to be great chasm between the Midwest and the eastern states.  It was a sign our country had separated itself from God and one another. I saw cities beginning to turn and some were not.  A great division between true believers of Jesus Christ and those that live worldly lives was also occurring, causing there to be riots in the streets. Yet I knew this was all apart of God’s mercy to turn our country back to Christ.

Jesus said in Luke 11:29-30 – “This is an evil generation. It seeks a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah the prophet. 

Our country is in the same situation as it was with Jonah and the city of Nineveh.  Both turned from walking in God’s purpose and came under judgment.  Before Jonah spoke to Nineveh, he also had turned and fled from God’s presence.  God hurled a storm in Jonah’s life and Jonah found himself in total darkness in the belly of a great fish.  This is what happens at times when men and women who are called by God choose to turn away.   Storms come to their lives that not only affect them, but those that they are connected with as well.  In the middle of the storm Jonah understood that the men he was with needed to cast him into the sea and disconnect from him, less they too were going to be judged and overcome by the storm of the Lord.

There are times when Godly men walk away from the Lord, He will cause those that are connected to them to reject them, and throw them to that which devours them.  In other words, it seems as though their friends threw them to the wolves, yet was and is the best move that God ever made for them.  It is a move that will bring them back to their senses and back on the road to their destiny.  If you are in this situation, praise the Lord for it! For God is trying to bring you back to the purpose He destined you for.

After three days and three nights of total darkness, and barely breathing from the pressure of the fish’s belly, not counting the pressure from the fish diving down to the depths of the sea, Jonah’s heart began to change.  As darkness was closing down upon him forever, Jonah remembered the Lord. He began to pray and God heard Jonah’s cry. God spoke to the fish and the fish spit him out.  That which God had sent to devour Jonah, became the vehicle that projected him back into his purpose.  God again, spoke to Jonah as though He had never changed His mind about Jonah’s ability, character, or purpose, and said, “Go to Nineveh, that great city and preach the message I tell you.”  Jonah obeyed.

When Jonah arrived in Nineveh, it was evident the city’s heart was in like manner as Jonah’s heart was before God’s great judgment. Yet because Jonah had walked through the process of deliverance, he carried authority and power to deliver and save those that had turned away from God.  When Jonah’s words were spoken from his mouth, they were not without power, they were words spoken from one that had experience in God’s judgment. I believe this is one of the key points of why the people obeyed Jonah’s message. He not only appeared as though he had been through judgment, but also spoke from experience.  A man that has knowledge with experience carries power and authority to change and impart God’s message.

In the South, God is going to rise up a company of people who have been through the process of God’s judgments.  They will boldly carry a message of repentance to our nation, accompanied by the power of the Kingdom of God.   Their appearance will be as to Jonah. They will not be polished or professional. They will be “scarred ones,” but carry power and authority from God.  An awakening will began in the South and spread northward and out into different regions of our country.  Our government will hear of it, and a select of God’s messengers will be given the opportunity to speak before the leaders of our nation.  This giving even the head of our country a chance to turn and be healed from its sin.

Our country is in the same situation as Nineveh.  God called them both, yet have turned from obeying God’s word.  Before Jonah preached to Nineveh, he too, had turned from God and fled from His presence.  Before Jonah had come to a place in his own heart to speak to Nineveh, he had to have an awakening in order for there to be repentance back to the Lord.  America is on the cusp of a great opportunity to awaken back to God. It has slowly turned it’s back on the Lord Jesus Christ and God has now positioned Himself to give our nation a chance to turn before having to release a great and terrible day of the Lord.

I felt this article was relevant for this time, considering Islamic terrorist recently destroyed Jonah’s temple in Iraq.  When the Lord said that we would be given the sign Jonah, he wasn’t kidding.   Even though it is a historical loss, it is truly a sign from God that we must repent back to Christ, for Jesus’ return is approaching. God is slow to anger and abundantly kind and merciful.   The word of God also is clear when it says,

 2 Chronicles 7:14-15- My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

This truly shows how much God loves His son’s and daughters, for He is still trying to warn us what we are about to bring upon ourselves because of our own sinful deeds. Even today, let’s individually turn back to God, humble ourselves and pray, maybe God will hear us and heal our land so that not only our lives will be saved but also our country.

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12 thoughts on “The Rise of Jonah

  • Margaret Farrell

    I had a dream/vision on Sept 8/2014
    I saw salt being poured from a cloud into the sea.
    I then saw a man coming out of the sea, covered in seaweed.
    I knew it was Jonah.
    He was walking towards Nineveh, and suddenly I saw cities in America.

    I was aware that most Christians do not want America to repent.
    They will be angry if the judgments do not happen.

    There has been a lot of talk about Jonah recently.
    But what is our attitude?
    God does not want any to perish, but all come to repentance.

    Margaret

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    • Bradford McClendon

      Bradford McClendon

      Thank you Margret. Blessings to you….

      Brad

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  • Diana Mujica

    I just read Rick Joyner’s latest dream on America’s mass destruction. As I was reading, the Lord was telling me to see it from a spiritual standpoint,as He would have me do ALL His Word since 4 years ago. He quickly showed me highlighted words, such as South and ethnic. Then, I’m prompted to look up Bob Jones prophecy on ‘meth amphetamines’. I didn’t find that one but did find his Jan 7. 2014 on the Peacemakers’. Again, South is highlighted, along with ‘spring, bloom, mid, bud’. Still in search of the ‘meth’ prophecy, I come to Bob Jones.org. The first word I see is yours on Jonah and repentance. All 3 of these Words of God point to the same thing – repentance of our actions (evil thoughts and words towards our loved ones, friends and those in the public eye) MUST change to words and thoughts of love and forgiveness. We MUST make a quick shift into this mindset to gain back our drug abused members of the Body of Christ who’ve lost their Way. It starts with OUR repentant hearts. Thank you for this Word that was the third witness to confirm what God was saying to me personally, at least and I believe for ALL believers as well. May God bless you and yours with all His goodness, always.

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    • Bradford McClendon

      Bradford McClendon

      Bless you as well. Thank you for writing in Diana. I pray God moves on our hearts this year in America….

      Brad

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  • Marek

    Blessing. The Lord confirms these dreams to me, and He says; “The Jonah is a spirit as well as a people who adopt the spirit. He is come. May his success shine on a million, and in time a billion (in and by the Spirit), through the prophetic work of you and your people.”

    Blessings,
    Marek

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    • Bradford McClendon

      Bradford McClendon

      Amen! It’s time!

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  • sandy

    THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE HEARD THIS PROPHECY. WE NEED TO REALLY PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT IS BEING SAID THESE DAYS BY THE PROPHETS.

    MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE BEEN FASTING AND PRAYING MORE THIS YEAR THEN EVER IN OUR LIVES. ITS THE LORDS DOING..NOT OURS. I PRAY WE WILL REPENT AS A NATION AND NOT HAVE TO ENDURE THE JUDGMENTS OF GOD…..

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    • Bradford McClendon

      Bradford McClendon

      Amen! It’s time to pay attention to what God is truly saying.

      Blessings,

      Brad

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  • frank

    Thanks for sharing this Brad. I have been experiencing the Jonah calling for while. The breaking started a couple years ago but the unction came after Bob’s graduation. I would like to share my journey with you if you like.

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    • Bradford McClendon

      Bradford McClendon

      Thank you for writing in. Bless you!

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  • Chris Spalding

    Thank you for sharing your hearts.It is a blessing to me to hear from humble men and women of God. I am a leader of a very small fellowship in Southeastern Michigan and last Monday Jesus spoke to me at length about preaching the Jonah message which is a message of repentance and I will start out with a reading that I have never in my life heard a preacher give.Exodus chaper 20 starting at verse one,…The Ten Commandments.The reason for this…? The Lord told me this generation needs strong medicine.

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  • STACY

    I believe that the day will come and that scripture of the resurrected prophet will be fulfilled and that vision is a message from the lord that you will be a witness of that endtimes ministry in a company of prophets.Praise the lord

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