by Richard Gazowsky
The prophet Timothy Snodgrass told my family and I that on Sunday, July 27, 2014 ~ the whirlwind of God officially hit San Francisco. On Tuesdaymorning of the same week my lovely daughter Rocki Starr and I were having breakfast at a local restaurant, “Squat And Gobble.” We were laughing and giggling about the wonderful adventure that was occurring in the whirlwind of God’s word that was being fulfilled around us hourly and seemingly almost every second. Then, in the middle of a story I was excitedly sharing, Rocki said, “Quiet! Listen, Dad, that’s Imogen Heap’s song playing in the restaurant.” As I listened to the melodic harmony I recognized the hit song “Hide And Seek”:
“Where are we?…” I instantly saw a vision of billions of the youth under the age of 18 with their eyes full of awe, wondering. “What’s next?” “What the hell is going on?…” To the youth of the world, political leadership, church leadership, business leadership ~ is like a racing train ready to crash head on, and the victims will be the families of the world. “The dust has only just begun to form…” Every system of saving the world has failed miserably and dust upon these man-made systems is forming now. “Crop circles in the carpet…” Wow! I looked at Rocky when I heard those words, because the whirlwind that we were experiencing was literally forming crop-like circles in the carpet all around us. What an incredible futuristic phenomenon about God’s change. “Sinking, feeling…” The question arises in everyone’s mind, “Is this the thing that just failed us before?”
“Spin me round again and rub my eyes, this can’t be happening…” What an incredibly clear explanation of God’s holy whirlwind that is now occurring in the city of San Francisco. God spoke to me and said, “Do not put your hands in the whirlwind or try to touch what God is doing, because it’s dangerous, it will cut your hands off!” “When busy streets a mess with people would, stop to hold, their heads heavy…” This is such a stark view of the complete mass of society and it’s feeling about heavy heads that are weighted with thoughts that are too much for them to figure out.
“Hide and seek…” This is the hook of the song. In a simple phrase it describes the great search of mankind. My close friend, Tommy Tenney, once wrote a book called “God Seekers.” So clearly his book masterly describes the heart-wrenching search of man for God, and even refers to his own personal search for Him and His presence. I too have gone on this “hide and seek” journey trying to find God. “Trains and sewing machines…” Isaiah said that he saw His train fill the temple.
A king’s “train” was when he sewed together all the flags of the kingdoms he conquered. Jesus is now sewing His trains together, which are Earth’s kingdoms, and then He will become the conquering King of Kings and Lord of Lords of all the earth. “All those years, they were here first…” In poetic metaphor we see a picture of all of the angels in heaven joining the kingdoms of Earth in bowing to the King of Kings and Lord of lords.
“Oily marks appear on walls where pleasure moments hung…” When I heard this line for the first time I saw a wall where the dust showed marks where pictures used to hang. All of those blank spots, or pleasure moments from the past, were crying out for something unseen to appear in the future. “Before the takeover, the sweeping intensity of this still life…” The kingdoms of this world are about to be taken over by the kingdoms of our Lord and Christ. This is truly the New Renaissance. The game of hide and seek is over. Jesus is here! I am Pastor Richard and I welcome you to the New Renaissance!