February 5


215 Years Ago

By Mark

February 5, 2021

I woke up last night (early morning Friday, February 5, 2021) and eventually looked at the time. It was 2:15 AM. Later when I was in a half asleep and half awake state I felt the Holy Spirit say something about it being related to 215 years ago. I had a sense that this might have to do with the past Second Great Awakening and the coming Third Great Awakening in America.

I searched what happened in 1806 and one of the most significant events of the year was that Lewis & Clark finished their expedition in the Pacific Northwest in March and returned to St. Louis in September. Before heading West the explorers trained outside St. Louis in November 1803.

This connects to me and my brother Michael’s “confluence journey.” One of the main pieces of my part started on November 4, 2020 as God began to speak through the Days of Noah and the 2020 Presidential Election. The ultimate culmination of our shared prophetic expedition was Michael’s visit to Fort Defiance Park at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers outside St. Louis on 12/22/2020. This the location where Louis and Clark trained for nearly a week before going on their expedition.

Specifically on February 5, 1806 the expedition found their lost canoe. It had been missing since January 11, 1806 — 25 days. On this exact day 215 years ago, Lewis & Clark discovered their lost mode of transportation.

The 2nd Great Awakening was in full effect during this time, as well. The other major event of 1806 connects to this spiritual movement. In August of 1806, five college students met in a field to pray in what became known as the Haystack Prayer Meeting. Out of this meeting the American missions movement was launched.

Lewis & Clark‘s journey was about going into the unknown to explore the Land of America. As that finished, another expedition was born. This one would travel to unknown lands to bring the light of Jesus to the nations. As America discovered herself, her purpose was awakened. We were founded to help spread the Gospel of the Kingdom to the ends of the Earth.

Like the canoe (the expedition’s mode of transportation) that was lost and rediscovered, America’s call to go into all the world is being found again. Millions upon millions of lives are about to encounter Jesus as never before as God unfurls His glory here and throughout the world.

In the middle of discovering this message, I was reminded of a book I was reading about giving, tithing and blessing, Robert Morris’ The Blessed Life. It teaches that the first fruits of your income should go to God before any other money goes elsewhere. Today is payday for Jenny and I. (It is unusual that our paydays are the same day as Jenny is paid on the 5th and 20th and I’m paid every Friday.)

I wanted to tithe before any of the income was spent. I confirmed the paychecks were deposited and opened up our church’s app to tithe. For the first time ever I felt I needed to round up Jenny’s portion by one dollar. Then I realized what was about to happen. Together our tithe this week would be $215. Then I laughed.

Later on the 5th, I retold this story to Michael. This message was especially significant to him. His youngest daughter Lia and her husband Micah are heading out of the country on mission to Papua on Monday, February 8, 2021. He also laughed upon hearing it.

I had thought of the couple while writing this message down, but did not realize that they were leaving for the mission field in three days. In his words, “You forgot who you’re telling this story to … If this story doesn’t reach anyone else, it was definitely meant for me.”

About the author

Mark is a marketer and sometimes writer. He's trying to get better at that sometimes thing.

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