A Cause and Effect Moment

As I was praying, I suddenly saw fish flopping from one side to another in extremely shallow water.

As I was praying, I suddenly saw fish flopping from one side to another in extremely shallow water.

These fish were unable to swim back into deeper water and you could easily catch them though slippery, you could pick them up.

What was so strange was that the sand had a reddish hue with reddish looking seaweed that was washing up on the shore. Other fish were out of their element, further inland gasping and flip-flopping away.

Many others were dead and the tide continually drove them further and further inland as they were dead and devoured by many birds.

The fish represent various Christians.

The parable of the seeds and the separation of the fish in Matthew 13 are similar in meaning to those who are “flip-flopping” in the shallow water.

Christians who are “flip-flopping” from one side to another are extremely double-minded and unstable in ALL their ways. (James 1:8)

The fish swim in shallow water but refuse by their actions to go deeper. Due to their depth, they didn’t realize the danger. These fish were created to live, swim, eat, and reproduce.

Abiding and remaining in the shallows becomes a dangerous place as they became an easy prey to birds and other predators. Their erratic behavior and movement bring attention to themselves; for predators look for such as these.

The double-minded are very unstable in all their ways and the shallows are not the element in which we were created to live in and for; for deep calls to deep! (Psalms’ 42:7 KJV)

These fish trapped in shallows are in danger of being washed up and out of their element to be easily picked off by predators.

Wherever there is unbelief and doubt there can be no faith. He that wavers are like the waves of the sea that are “driven” with the elements and tossed.

When we waver in faith and doubt no one can receive anything from The LORD. Faith and wavering cannot exist together for one will cancel out the other. It’s like physical death and life cannot exist together for one will cancel out the other. (Matthew 13)

Then I saw many whales approach the beach at various intervals, so many at first, I thought they would die. T hen I watched different whales open their mouths at various intervals and suddenly a person was spewed out of each whale on the beach. (I remembered the prophet, Jonah)

Each person moved very quickly and was extremely motivated and I knew each of these had divine orders. These were seasoned in the deep and went through a deathly incubation period removing all traces of rebellion, pride, and stubbornness.

I knew these were emerging prophets that had come up through the ranks having been sorely tested and tried. However, these emerging ones had no motive for titles or glory.

I beheld these “wet prophets get up with red seaweed wrapped around their heads like a crown and down their neck.”

Little did Jonah know that God had divine transportation arranged for him at the right place at the right time. He thought he would just run away from the word God gave him and went to sleep on the ship.

And he had to be awakened by the others on board to realize that the storm was upon them because of Jonah’s disobedience to God.

Even the others on the ship knew there was a GOD reason why the ship was in peril, and Jonah was fast asleep!

There was an answer! Jonah told them the storm would cease if they cast him into the sea. They did not want to cast him over but with Jonah’s agreement they did and the storm ceased.

Jonah had rather die than to give that message to Nineveh. I wonder how many of God’s prophets were prepared in a similar deep way?

However, there was an interception for Jonah’s transport to Nineveh that came through the transportation of the great fish or whale!

We are in an interception, transpiration, and a staged event for the entrance of many unknown prophets on the scene that have been hidden in the belly of the whale that is coming!

Spiritually there have been those who have been running from God that have had to be VERY convinced of his purpose that brought forth so much trouble to themselves and others!

Remember that our lives bring with it a cause and effect!

(Study The Book of Jonah)

“Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, with all instruments of war, fifty thousand, which could keep rank: they were not of double heart.” 1 Chronicles 12:33 KJV.

“They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: With flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.” Psalms 12:2 KJV.

“A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.” James 1:8 KJV.

“Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double-minded.” James 4:8 KJV.


In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey

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