Prophetic Insight into Orlando Shooting: Florida's Ziklag Moment

I was preaching in Perry, Florida, when I heard the tragic news about the attack in Orlando that left 49 dead and even more injured. My heart was heavy as I pondered the tremendous loss of life and the evil plans of the enemy to strike such fear in people's hearts in this hour.

At the time of this writing, I am in Panama City Beach taking some down time. I have been praying over the state of Florida and for America, making an appeal to heaven. Florida has a long and rich history of revival. My own spiritual father, Dr. Norvel Hayes, enjoyed some of his greatest exploits in ministry in the State of Florida.

There have been numerous moves of revival in this state. I have always regarded Florida as both a revival and a forerunner state. The forerunner spirit is a brave pioneering spirit that goes out ahead, plowing open the ground and releasing the glory.

As I was staring out at the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico, my heart was pondering the reasons for the tragedy in this state that's demanding the world's attention. I personally know so many powerful ministers in the State of Florida who are laboring for awakening and mobilizing the Bride for prayer and intimacy.

Suddenly, I heard the Lord whisper, "It is Florida's Ziklag moment."

What is a Ziklag moment? It is the moment of intense struggle and attack. David was one of the most powerful forerunners in the Bible, yet he was struck to his very core at Ziklag.

We find the story in 1 Samuel 30:1-8:

"Now when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, the Amalekites had raided the south as far as Ziklag. They had struck Ziklag and burned it with fire. They had taken as captives all the women who were there. They did not kill anyone, but carried them off and went on their way.

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Ryan LeStrange started in ministry after training and serving under his spiritual father, Dr. Norvel Hayes. Ryan and his wife, Joy, lead Impact International Ministries based in Bristol, Virginia, which consists of several local churches and revival ministries. Through Ryan LeStrange Ministries, he travels the globe preaching, igniting revival and moving in the power of God. Ryan can be seen weekly on his television program, Power 4 Today, airing around the world on GodTV. He is the founder and apostle of Impact International Apostolic Fellowship, networking and fathering ministers around the world. Ryan has written several books releasing an apostolic and prophetic perspective to the body of Christ.

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