Note from Pam: I was going through some old files when I came across a reference to this old prophecy. I googled it to find it easier and found it on Suzanne St. Martin’s Lit4Ever website and the posting date of April 16, 2009.
Coincidence? I don’t think so. God wants to confirm that He still speaks to His prophets today. (Her references at the end have been updated to her current info.)
Coincidence? I don’t think so. God wants to confirm that He still speaks to His prophets today. (Her references at the end have been updated to her current info.)
A Strong “TYPHOON WIND” Will Sweep America!
by: Prophetess Hilda Arredondo
This is a prophetic word given to hilda arredondo in the latter part of 1992 and released in January 1993. As you read this word you will see that in the fall of 2008 this following prophecy of “Wall Street News and Collapse Of Economy” which we are experiencing today–was declared sixteen (16) years ago!
Why did it take that long?? Because we serve a loving God of mercy who gave America time to repent of her idolatry and she did not! The word of God also tell us that if someone prophesies a word and that word does not come to pass, then they are NOT a true prophet, but can be a presumptuous true child of God who missed it, not necessarily a false prophet.
Please read the following message and see how the true “Eleventh” Hour Prophets announce because of His love for us, so we can be better prepared for what is coming.
“And when we had launched from thence, we sailed under Cyprus, because the winds were contrary.” Acts 27:4. Paul, a prisoner of Rome, was put into a ship to sail at a time that the winds were contrary or stormy! Paul knew that this was not the time to venture out into the stormy seas. The book of Acts, chapter 27:9 reads, “Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past…”
The fast that Paul referred to here in this passage of scripture was the Feast Day of Atonement. This was sometime late October bringing them to the end of the year. Venturing out on long voyages this late in the season was dangerous. Stormy and turbulent seas lay ahead for them, and the Holy Spirit revealed it to Paul. Therefore, he knew it and tried to warn them.
Today the Holy Spirit calls out to us and speaks prophetically through His servants, the prophets – of things to come in the near future. Now some of us have had a few rough days of sailing with strong winds, so to speak, in our own Christian walk. The winds of problem situations, trials and tribulations – but they don’t compare to what lies ahead for this nation **economically**. The Holy Spirit warns us as the end of the year approaches, just as Paul warned at that time that the weather was becoming dangerous for long voyages that late in the year. Therefore, it is also too late for us to make long range planning into the future ECONOMICALLY without the true guidance and leading of His Hand.
We are at the end of the season or the end of the age, and we draw closer to the day of His coming as we move into 1993. The upcoming year is a season to consider every step that we take, prayerfully and with much caution as you seek the Holy Spirit for all areas of your life.
***CLOSING OF THE AGE***
As we draw closer to the year 2000, the closing of the age, we should make every day count for Him and His Gory! Our priorities in planning for the coming year should be ones that include the furthering of the Kingdom of God upon this earth, to be a witness to a lost and dying world, and a laborer in your church where the Lord has placed you.
Now Paul admonished them and said, “…Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives.” Acts 27:10. In this verse of scripture, Paul warned the officers of the ship of four things: shipwreck, loss of cargo, injuries and death.
The Holy Spirit calls out to us this coming year to pay heed to His voice so that we can come through the ECONOMIC STORMY SEAS in one piece without harm. This nation can be compared to a “big ship” which has lost its course and is headed toward an economic storm! (today 2009 coming to pass) If we refuse to heed the Word of God, many of us will find ourselves loosing our “cargo.”
Our earthly material possessions can be compared to the “cargo.” Some of us will be hurt physically and mentally because of the strain and stress of finances! Others will find their faith shipwrecked, die spiritually and fall away from the faith. (Today, many are losing their material possesions, houses, cars and jobs in 2009. The word coming to pass in due season.)
***HOUR OF CALAMITY***
Our God in heaven has always had voices for the *“hour of calamity”* who warn God’s people so that they don’t come to any harm. Yet, there have always been those that refuse to listen – just as in the time of Paul! “Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul”. Acts 27:11.
In one Bible translation it says the “pilot” of the ship. The owner of the ship did not believe Paul. After all, who was this man? He had no doctorate degrees, no social standing – just a prisoner! Now the centurion was a man that commanded 100 men and the pilot of the ship. Surely, he would know because of his position of authority!
Many times as God’s people we are the same way. (We are the same way today in 2009 in America, we have respect of persons). When God speaks we look for titles, doctorate degrees, and if we don’t see those earthly credentials, then we discard the “voice” of God because our eyes are upon the vessel instead of having our spiritual ears opened to what the Spirit of the Lord is saying.
Yes, these men over the ship had position and authority, but no ear to hear from God. Therefore, they paid a dear price that could have been avoided if they had only listened! In II Chronicles 20:20, it reads, “…Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.”
God wants us to prosper physically, spiritually, mentally and financially. Some spiritual and national leaders tell us that our economy is not really bad compared to other nations who are worse off – that we are okay! They don’t talk much about the auto industry that is leaving our America and going to other countries, or the many companies who are closing down because they already know that America’s economy is collapsing! They don’t want to be around when the big crash hits in the near future. They see the writing on the wall, yet many Christians continue to live like there is no tomorrow!
“And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the more part advised to depart from there also…” Acts 27:12. Here, the “more part” means the majority advised, or the crew advised, and that’s where we are in America today – the people advising in crucial matters without truly seeking the Lord. Our present democracy calls for the majority to rule and that is okay when you have a majority that is hearing from God.
Today in America and the church, very few are willing to pay the price to hear from God. These people in the book of Acts, instead of listening to the “voice” of God through Paul, turned a deaf ear. Today, we also need good strong men in spiritual leadership—true Shepherds that love and care for the flock and are hearing from God! We need to be in a congregation or body who has holy and Godly appointed leadership, and is led by His voice; not by men appointed leaders who don’t have the faintest idea of what the Lord is saying for “the hour”.
***DECEIVED BY THE SOUTH WIND***
Acts 27:13 reads, “And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose…” Yes, all this crew could see was the present – the natural! The south wind is a warm wind that blows gently and gives you a relaxed feeling. They had been sailing along smoothly in the south wind – no cares or concerns, everything was comfortable, no turbulent seas, or so they thought!
They could not discern what lay ahead for them. That is where a lot of God’s good people are today. They don’t want you to rock the boat. They want to hear smooth things like – “Tell me about the blessings I’m entitled too.”
Their attitudes communicate – “Don’t tell us to put away our sins. Let me sit in disobedience, sexual immorality and sinful attitudes. God loves us anyway. We are under the blood! I don’t want to hear doom and gloom.” – but Beloved, don’t you know that God’s prophets speak truth in this hour.
The true love of God warns, chastises and leads us into the peaceable fruit of righteousness. The Lord Jesus has His “Eleventh Hour” Prophets who stand before the Father in Heaven – hear – and in turn, alert His church. They are chosen vessels, prisoners for Christ, ambassadors in bonds!
Just as I was sitting and typing this article for the printing press, I heard this big crash coming from one of our offices. The crash came from the direction of the finance department!
I immediately got up and went to see if someone had fallen. To my surprise it was my beautiful 2’ x 3’ big American Eagle holding the United States emblem shield. When it fell and hit the floor, there were some small pieces that splintered off, but the wings were evenly broken off.
My God, church, He is speaking; America is gong to crash economically if she doesn’t repent. Our God will break off her wings of power and wealth and she will no longer fly high in her prideful blasphemous attitude against the Almighty God. She will be brought low! (This started happening way back when, but no one can deny that in the fall of 2008, we all began to see it).
***A STRONG TYPHOON WIND***
“But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon. And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let her drive.” Acts 27:14-15.
Euro is a Greek Latin term that means East and “aquilo” means North wind. So, therefore a Northeast wind of typhoon strength or a “Northeasterner” was encountered as they sailed along smoothly. It caught them off guard, and they lost their course. If we don’t seek the Lord’s direction in this hour, many good Christians will lose their course with Jesus.
They had lost their course because of rebellion against the Word of God and their refusal to listen to God’s chosen vessel, Paul. Remember this wind came with no warning and very abruptly!
As God’s prophets look into the spiritual realm, they can see America headed toward an ECONOMIC WIND OF TYPHOON STRENGTH hitting Wall Street, the economic (money) capital. We can say, that Wall street (New York City) is located in the Northeastern part of the United States. What happens there will affect this entire country.
An economic crash there can be compared to a strong Northeastern typhoon wind sweeping this nation. In Acts 27:17, “Which when they had taken up, they used helps, undergirding the ship; and, fearing lest they should fall into the quicksands, strake sail, and so were driven.” V.18, “And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest, the next day they lightened the ship; (v.19) And the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship.”
The first thing they did as they approached this strong typhoon wind was to undergird the ship. They banded the ship with ropes, strengthening the hull. The hull is the belly of the ship. We also need to be strengthened spiritually. Therefore, this coming year, let us get back into the pure Word of God, build strong faith, and renew our relationship with Jesus. Let us strengthen the belly of our spirit-man, so we can weather out any storm that may come our way! This what we need to do today in 2009.
The second thing they did was to lighten the ship of unnecessary cargo – certain belongings went overboard. Many of you are being dealt with to simplify your lives, get rid of unnecessary belongings (cargo), lighten the load; get rid of excess debt and useless luxuries that are bogging you down. Some of you have not understood that it is the Lord dealing with you. The thing or things you are holding onto may be the very things that will cause you to go down with the ship (America’s economy) and drown!
Finally, the tackling (pulley) or the ropes for pulling and moving heavy weights went overboard. The tackling would no longer be needed because they got rid of unnecessary items. Prophetically speaking, as Christians, we need to drop preconceived ideas, our own ingenuities and excess baggage. Then our load will be lightened!
The Lord who uses all things to accomplish His Holy purposes on this earth, will use this strong “Economic Typhoon Wind” to deal with the sin of covetousness and lust of the eyes (materialism) in the hearts of the American people.
***SOME LISTENED AND WERE SPARED***
And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away”. Acts 27:20 For days there was no sun or light. It was a time of darkness. There was nothing these people could do, but to hold onto God’s Word and pray. The coming “Economic Typhoon Wind” (storm) will bring with it a time of darkness upon our nation.
We will have to trust the promise of His Word and hold onto Jesus like never before! His Word is a lamp and a light to our path. (This typhoon wind of economics is now upon us and in a matter of a short time, we will see it, but if America repents things will change for the better).
“But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss. And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss of any man’s life among you, but of the ship.” Acts 27:21-22
First of all, Paul began to fast and pray. The church of Jesus Christ in America is being called to seasons of prayer and fasting this coming year – so that we too can hear the voice of God for direction. Paul comforted them by telling them that the ship would go down, but not one man’s life would be lost.
God’s voice says the same to us today. America (ship) may go down economically, but if God’s people seek Him and obey His instruction, they will not go down. He will preserve them in the midst of a strong typhoon wind of economic trouble.
This is why true apostles are needed for the hour 2009, they carry the anointing of true leadership. These are men and women who have the real credentials–not just a business card, but rather carry the spiritual marks of the holy crucible they have been in. “But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven up and down in Adria, about midnight the shipmen deemed that they drew near to some country;” Acts 27:27
Yes, they went into deep waters for a good while, but God’s promise proved to be true – that on the fourteenth day they were delivered. The number fourteen prophetically speaks of salvation and deliverance. “And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under colour as though they would have cast anchor out of the foreship. Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved. Acts 27:30-31
Yes, some tried to sneak off the boat on the pretense that they were going to cast anchors out of the ship, but Paul who could see right through the motives of the hearts of men, told them to abide in the ship or they would not be saved. God’s prophets say to His people – “Stay close to a good church. Don’t get caught outside the umbrella of divine protection (Jesus). Don’t take foolish chances with sin and lose your salvation.
Insure your financial security by bringing your tithes and offerings into the House of God, which opens the banking systems of Heaven when we are in need.” Beloved, we are moving toward a strong typhoon wind of economic disaster!
Only a miracle of repentance can avert our judgment. Pray and call upon His Name without ceasing this coming year, 1993, and He will lead you…Amen. To God Be the Glory!
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