Your message burns in my heart and bones, and I cannot keep silent.
(Jeremiah 20:9)
by – Stuart H. Pouliot
"My Presence … Seismic Change … is Coming" (Word)
It seems apparent, to me at least, that the spirit of the Lord purposely chose June 26 as a significant
revelatory day for me. On this day in 2003, I was given a dream of Wednesday, September 8, having
something to do with Jesus' second coming. What follows is what came to me twelve years later on the
same day. Interestingly, a number of sources claim the number 26 signifies the gospel of Jesus Christ .
See: September 8, Wednesday (Dream)
At 8:40 am, on June 26, 2015, I heard :
I have loved you with a never-ending love that will see you through the days ahead and into the
presence, into the kingdom of God . My presence is coming. It is My parousia for all who know Me
and are eagerly and patiently waiting for Me. Fear not. I come in the glory of My Father. My glory
is your glory, just as My Father's glory is My glory. Seismic change is coming!
Sometimes, I wonder if words like this are from the Lord or my own imagination. The Lord knows my
questioning, so to be sure I got the point, just as soon as I finished writing these words in my journal, my
best friend John called and asked me how I was doing. Then, he said something like this: I just had this
very strong sensing of the presence of someone in my car with me and I thought of you. I knew that this
was a second witness to the presence . To make sure I still did not miss the point, later in the day, I randomly
opened the Books of Enoch that had just arrived in the mail. There I read that Enoch was transfigured into
an angel called the prince of the presence . This was a third witness to the expression the presence .
We can be in His presence in spirit today, but this word points to something far greater. It is about the
second coming of King Jesus or, as I call it, His consummational arrival to earth after being gone for so
long. I find this quite significant since this word came exactly twelve years from the above-noted dream
about His coming. The number 12 signifies divine government . Surely, the king's arrival is about
establishing the government of God, bringing all the nations under the authority of the ruler (King of kings)
of the kings of the earth.
In the Greek, the word parousia (G3952) is translated coming or presence . Of the twenty-four times it
appears in the new testament, seventeen of those refer specifically to the coming of our king. I may be
making too much out of numbers, but the number 17 signifies victory . Surely, the consummational arrival
of Jesus is the capstone of the greatest victory in the history of creation.
For us who believe on the Lord Jesus, the parousia is not about us being raptured off the earth, as so many
teach, but about us meeting the Lord in air (atmospheric, earth event) and ushering Him to earth to openly
manifest His presence and His kingdom on earth. For His people, the way into His presence is through
resurrection and transfiguration—being conformed to His image by putting on spirit-animated bodies.
"My Presence … Seismic Change … is Coming"
Now, many believe that a great out-pouring is coming upon the body of Christ at the end of the age and
prior to resurrection of the body—that is, while we continue occupying mortal bodies. Perhaps, but it will
be an interim step in the process—not the endpoint but a sign of what is soon to follow. Granted, it would
be better than the life we now live, but it would not be the best. However, with this said, I have been given
a word exhorting us to pray for the anointing—something I see coming from within, not from without.
Whatever the days ahead look like, it seems we can be sure that they will be seismic in magnitude, much
like a great earthquake. (The election of Donald Trump has been seismic.) Of course, Jesus' arrival and His
kingdom openly manifesting among the nations will be the ultimate seismic change. Receiving a kingdom
which cannot be shaken requires the removal of all created things that can be shaken. This too requires
God's seismic action. His lightnings enlightened the world: the earth saw, and trembled. The hills melted
like wax at the presence of the LORD, at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth (Psalm 97:4-5 KJV).
The Lord was not done with impressing on my heart His coming presence. Two days later, on June 28, I
had just woken and was sitting on the edge of the bed and I saw the words Psalm 27 . I hardly ever sit on
the edge of the bed when I wake; consequently, I never receive a word picture in this manner either. So,
this became my morning reading. By the way; I was not familiar with the specifics of this psalm.
In this one psalm, David gives great encouragement for ones who face warring enemies or adversaries.
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the defense of my life; whom shall
I dread? … Though a host (army) encamp against me, My heart will not fear; though war arise against me,
in spite of this I shall be confident (trusting). … One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD and to
meditate in His temple. For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; in the secret place
of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock.
No wonder David was called a man after God's own heart. In the midst of great trial as his enemies sought
his life and false witnesses rose against him, and such as breathe out violence , David kept his heart stayed
on the Lord. His trials led him to a passionate desire to dwell in the house of the Lord and in the midst of
trouble to be concealed in the Lord's tabernacle or booth. May we have hearts like this.
Now, what really caught my attention is verse 8: When You said, "Seek My face [ paniym ] ," my heart said
to You, "Your face, O LORD, I shall seek." The Hebrew word paniym (H6440) is usually translated as face
(259 times in the NASB), but it is also translated as presence (131 times in the NASB). Although I found no
translations using the word presence , it seems that it just as easily could have been written as: Seek My
Presence, and Your presence, O Lord, I shall seek. After all, if we see the face of someone, are we not in
the person's presence?
Dear people of God; the presence is coming. In case you missed the point—Jesus, the love of our life, is
coming! This is what the presence is all about. He is coming to manifest Himself to the world, but especially
to those who seek and long for His presence. After all— We are free citizens of heaven, and we are waiting
with longing expectation for the coming from heaven of our savior, King Jesus, who, in the exercise of the
power which He has even to subject all things to Himself, will transform our body of humiliation until it
resembles His own glorious body (Philippians 3:20-21 Kingdom NT). We know that when He appears, we
will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is (1 John 3:2). What are we to do in the meantime?
Wait with longing expectation for the king; be strong and let your heart take courage; yes, wait for King