C90) A WORD FOR THE PEOPLE CALLED MAORI, (Extracts by A. Watts, 1997):

Links to words No C88, C89

As for My people called Maori, a people of the canoe – I led them…I brought them to this land as part of a plan… I led them to this land but the land is not their destination – I am their destination. This land is not their dwelling place – I am their habitation. In Me alone, will they find life, provision and protection…

They are a people of the canoe. This land is not their resting place forever. This land is only a stopover in the journey of this people with Me. Here they have no lasting habitation. For this land is not a land to settle in. This land will be shaken. What seems strong will yet be swept away. What seems mighty will crumble. Even upon the mountains, great fire will come forth. The power from below will be released upon the earth. The earth will tremble and groan for many days. In a time of darkness and shaking, and renting of the earth, will I send My people out from this land.

The people of the canoe will again journey with Me. I am their waka. I am the One who will carry them forth. The nations of the earth wait for them. Mighty are the words of the Ever Living God. Carriers of My word and of My very presence will be scattered amongst the nations of the world like Israel before them. I will scatter them city by city and nation by nation. This people will be in the vanguard of My exceeding great army that I will release in this hour. This scattering is not for evil or for judgement. This dispersion is for the sake of the gospel.

The people of the canoe will come out of the darkness as lights burning with holy fire.

This time, people of the canoe, your journeying will be far beyond your natural limitations. For as My glory will encircle the globe, so it is that I will have My witnesses in every nation, in every gathering place. And you are My vessels. I will prepare you as a vessel. I will appoint My servants to work upon the vessel and make it sustainable…

In order that you might be a vessel of My glory, I will send you men of character, men who carry My authority. It is they who will be the skilful builders according to My plan. They will hammer, they will cut, and they will chisel and shape. You will be the fitting vessels of My glory. When the preparation is complete, then it will be that you are launched… with awesome authority they shall be launched upon the deep...

Their vessels will carry with them great nets. Great nets will be in the bow to cast first to one side and then to the next. These are not large nets, they are truly great in magnitude. For you are My harvesters of the sea, you people of the canoe. It is not by your strength that these great nets will be cast. It is the Lord who strengthens your arms to cast the great net into the sea. Nor is it your wisdom as to where the net should be cast. It is My wisdom that will see the great nets return to you full. You are My harvesters, you see. To be a harvester in this time, you must learn to journey with Me. I will fill these nets in foreign parts, not in your coastal waters.

To dark and desperate people My light will come. My light shines through faith, it burns through hope and it resides through love. The strength to cast the net is love. The strength to steer the waka is faith. The vision to launch out upon the deep is hope.

So it shall be that the days of the end will be greater than the former. So it shall be that the people of the canoe will journey. So it shall be as the last catch is taken and the harvest of the sea is completed that I Myself will take you in My canoe to the land of eternal promise in which there is no night…

I am the Great Captain of the fleet. I am the Warrior who knows no defeat. I am the Harvester of souls. I am the Way. I am the Ark. In Me you will go out. In Me you will reap. And to me you all will gather. I am the Great Gatherer. None shall be lost who have been appointed to Me. I am the Gatherer. I am the Sustainer. I am your living hope and I draw you to Myself, you people of the canoe.