I keep hearing The LORD say, “It is time to batten down the hatches and sail on!
The Storm is still raging, but your ship will not sink — but will sail on, as you prepare for the difficulties that lie ahead.
You have been in some rough storms with some strong winds. The strong winds are Winds of Change, and I have been with you guiding your ship through the deep waters,” says the Captain of The LORD of Hosts.
“My Light is in you. It is serving as a Beacon Light in the darkness. It is swallowing up the darkness.
You will indeed look back on this present darkness and know that it was swallowed up in victory,” says The LORD.
“Never forget, you have been given a great light. I AM calling you to be a Lighthouse in these last days that many who are lost in the storm, will run into and receive Comfort, Truth and a New Beginning,” says The One Who is Light.
“Batten down the hatches” is an old nautical term. When you were told to batten down the hatches, that meant to secure the hatches and get them ready for rough seas ahead.
“High and dry” was used to describe ships that had been beached and left out of water — essentially when they were in trouble.
From the practice aboard a ship of sealing hatches to prevent water getting below-decks in a storm, by using covers secured by strips of material, called battens, firmly attached to the frame of the hatch opening.
Definition of batten down the hatches.
Nautical: Secure a ship’s hatch-tarpaulins, especially when rough weather is expected
• prepare for a difficulty or crisis.
“A natural tendency in times of recession is to batten down the hatches.”
“I have spoken many times that change is here — but remember Beloved — this time of change is a crossing over into the Transformation, needed to allow death to be swallowed up in Victory.
I AM your covering and secure safety as you sail on through the deep waters to safety.
Change is good! Old habits, which many have been struggling to let go of, must go, as I AM releasing a new perspective to My Chosen Ones who are willing to walk in the fullness of The Power of The Holy Spirit.
This time of Transformation is bringing changes to every mindset that has kept My Church in double-mindedness,” says The LORD to His People.
“Transformation, is a process of discarding old things that have impeded the progress of moving forward into your appointed assignment for the end-times that has been entrusted to you.
It is the now time to be released from the holding pattern that has worked patience and perseverance in your spirit to sustain you in the continuing shifting and shaking that will birth the changes that must take place to usher in Revival all across the land.
You are being prepared for the the Acceleration of My Purpose and My Plan.
I AM doing a new thing in you. Old things shall pass away, as your heart is filled with Joy unspeakable.
You shall feel rich with all the deposits that have been placed in you, as you reap the benefits of Victory from the many battles in the last season.
Know that you are being called forth with New Life, to demonstrate My Character and My Goodness.
I have created My Called-out Ones to go forth as Vessels of Honor in these times of despair and dishonor of all things good,” says The LORD God.
“In the ending of the seventh month [July], you shall look back and see My Hand of Perfection — and in the eighth month of August, you shall experience many New Beginnings and brand new starts of many things that concerned and weighed you down in the last season.
Going forth out of August and into September, I can almost hear you shout, “My Ship has come in!” as you begin to enjoy the fruit of your labor through the battles for freedom and life.
Yes, looking back, the realization that a new era is here, shall be seen and spoken of by those who have prevailed and sailed on through the storms and trauma of change,” says the Father.
“Look at Me!” says The LORD, “as you see the truth that you have weathered the storms of being blinded by the darkness, you were empowered to tear down the blockages, and sail through the rough waters of confrontation with the enemy, because you trusted Me with all your heart and did not doubt.
You called on Angelic Assistance to encamp all around you, as you held tight to My Strong Hand, so Resurrection Life is becoming real Truth to those of The Body, whose ship is continuing to sail on.
Know that I AM Redeeming all that has been lost,” says The LORD.
“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into divers temptations; (various trials) knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” James 1:2-4 KJV
~ Sandi Holman
Sandi Holman was called to the nations as an End-Time Handmaiden in 1984 with Gwen Shaw and served with YWAM Singapore and YWAM Charlotte in missions. Sword of The LORD Ministries came from a divine encounter with The LORD when He came into her prayer room and said, “I have come to put a sword in your hand and was given special instructions on how and when to use it.” She is an author, Prophetic Intercessor and Seer, Chaplain, Teacher, Speaker and Equipper, and Blogger who has also served as a Pastor Online with Beyond the Veil Ministries.