We all know that God’s timing is perfect. And yet, when certain events take place almost ‘coincidentally’, we are still surprised and awed by how God has orchestrated everything so wonderfully!
Allow me to share one such recent incident…
When the Lord began to reveal the next assignment to me in Oct 2013, He spoke through Jeremiah 1:11, asking me as He did Jeremiah, “What do you see?” Jeremiah’s reply was, “I see a branch of an almond tree.” Digging a little into the significance of the almond tree, I realised that it was called the “awake” tree, the first to blossom in spring when others remained still in wintery slumber. Instinctively in my spirit, I knew that I would be involved in yet another awakening.
Six months later, after a lot more praying and processing, things are clearer now. Sensing that it is now time to share my next move with my Senior Pastor, I sought an appointment with him. On the morning of Thursday 3 April, I shared the ministry with him. The very next day, trees blossomed all over Singapore, following a long, dry spell. It is truly quite a sight of white and pink. But what is even more interesting is that the blossoms resembled that of the almond tree, except these are trumpet trees! What’s more, the month of April is always associated with spring!
As we know, biblically, the trumpet is symbolic of the prophetic voice. Since seeing these blossoming trumpet trees, there has been an excitement in my heart. It is as if the Lord is affirming the steps I have been obediently taking by faith, not really knowing or understanding how or where these will lead. And yet, the moment a step is taken, doors open and new opportunities are presented. Through this picture of blossoming trumpet trees, which to me is representative of the almond tree, I believe the Lord is saying this to me, “My son, you are on the right track. The message I have given to you to declare, be bold to prophetically declare it for the season is now that the word must go forth to accomplish all I have send it forth to do.”
After Jeremiah’s reply, God said in Jeremiah 1:12, “You have seen well, for I am watching over My word to perform it.” In the same way that the Lord assured Jeremiah, He is assuring me that I won’t be doing this all on my own. My part is to merely declare the message He has laid upon my heart; and God will do the rest.
Amen and amen!