Largest ever mass stranding of whales in Australia…God is speaking.
See Article: At Least 380 Whales Dead In Australia’s Largest-Ever Mass Stranding or (Download Article HERE)
Stranded literally means: left aground, left without means to move somewhere
In the Greek context it means: to be shipwrecked, ‘navigate’, or figuratively to make suffer
There are only two instances where being stranded was mentioned and they were spoken of in Acts 27 (Acts 27:26, 41). This is when Paul was on a ship to Rome with others that were prisoners, and there was a great storm. They tried everything to ‘survive’ the storm, by throwing everything overboard, and once they saw no ending to it, they began to give up (Acts 27:1-20). Paul urged them to eat during their time of hopelessness, and expressed that an angel visited him about what they were working through was going to be endured BECAUSE God had already told them it would (Acts 27:21-26), that they should be grateful that they even ENDURED THE STORM WITH THEIR LIVES.
Paul said this to the prisoners, “Now I urge you to take some food. You need it to survive. Not one of you will lose a single hair from his head.” (Acts 27:34)
This is the same thing Christ told to His disciples about witnessing to the nations:
17 Everyone will hate you because of Me. 18 But not a hair of your head will perish. 19 Stand firm, and you will WIN LIFE.
To win life means you will gain your life, win the race, gain Life or Christ as your possession. In Matthew 10:39, it says “Whoever finds life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for My sake will find it. What was Christ speaking of AND Paul speaking of to both their disciples (Christ) and prisoners suffering with him (Paul)? Both had to lose things or suffer or ‘shipwreck’ or ‘die’ (like many of the whales did) in order to be brought forth into life. This wasn’t connected to what they were dealing with in the storm God put forth before them, themselves but for God to reveal His faithfulness and glory in the process of it.
In Hebrew, the word ‘chayah’ means to suffer. And when you look deeper into it, it means: to live, revive, make alive, nourish, preserve, quicken, recover, repair, and be whole. And you say, “To suffer is to live?”
And Paul says (Romans 11:33):
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!
I hear the Lord saying in all this, that many ‘whales’ or big fish will be stranded in the process He’s allowing for true nourishment, reviving, and to make them whole. There will be storms. There will be losses. But this is something that requires endurance for your sake, and this is the only way it can be formed in you for My sake and glory. Some will be ‘assisted’ back into the sea of the world with others, but many, a large stranding will occur so that perhaps, maybe a few will learn the beauty of suffering and what it brings forth. Australia, He is calling you, those that are His. Are you going to perceive the time of your ‘stranding’ as a recovery for His glory?
The last time there were a great many beached whales were in 1996. In that same year also, in April, there was a mass shooting in Tasmania. There was a connection to these whales and their timing of all this. Hear what the Spirit is saying…pray for Australia.