This is an excerpt of an email I sent out not quite a year ago to a select group of friends… it concerns the vision that started this whole thing for me… just thought I’d share.
Last night I had an amazing visitation from the Lord… I love to talk about the Lord and what he’s doing, brag on him, etc… and don’t shy away from discussing the supernatural… however I’m NOT one to talk this openly to a lot of people. Of course nothing this wild has happened to me, at least not often, although I regularly have visions in prayer. Normally I would blog this, but it’s just a little fresh right now and not for everyone. There are specific people I felt led to share this with, as well as friends who are in ministry. I shared a little last night with a couple of close friends whom I trust, solely because I had to let part of it out… I know that God is about to move so powerfully, I am scared and excited all at the same time. I feel this is just a precursor to bigger things, but it is the start of things beginning to accelerate…
I guess I should back up a couple of nights ago… I didn’t think it had anything to do with this until this morning. I have friends who have claimed to see angels… I never had. I’ve wanted to even though I know it makes you sound nutty… I guess I’ve seen a lot of things that would make me sound nutty, but never an angel. One of our friends was over to our house months ago, who has seen them, and said Dude, there are angels in your bedroom… wasn’t a big deal to him, he just walked by matter of factly and said it. Cool… I didn’t see anything… we do have a strong sense of peace over our house. More so sometimes than others, we have 5 kids after all. But Tuesday night as I was getting into bed I saw one. He was massive, and faintly there, glowing but barely, and seemed to be watching over us. (And not at all what I had pictured by the way.) I just looked at him, said that’s cool… and went to sleep. Earlier that same day I had heard the Lord tell me I was about to see his hand move like I have wanted to for so long.
So last night, Wednesday night after church, Jess and I were lying in bed and I heard the Lord prompt me to listen to him. It was out of the blue. I wasn’t praying or thinking about him… In fact I was on my phone playing as usual. I perked up and then I heard it. I heard a shofar blowing. It was a call to arise… to awaken to purpose… and to action… I heard the sound coming from the distance from the east and it was so strong that I physically wanted to get up and began walking toward it. I’ve never experienced anything like it.
At that moment God began filling my mind with things. It was like a flood of things pouring in. Jess asked me what was wrong but I just couldn’t express to her at the time everything that was happening. I was dumbfounded just sitting there while all of this began to pour into me.
The Lord began to speak to me about the call… the sound I heard… He is calling the Sons of God to arise. Time has begun to accelerate. This is just a phase of a coming battle but he was very specific that time is short. It is time for those that he has called with that Joshua anointing, the desire to overcome and take dominion. It’s time to achieve the things he’s tasked us with and called us to. The time for doing things half way is over. The time for complacency and lack of urgency is gone. It’s like we have established the beach head now, but it’s time to go inland and claim territory! I saw myself going into buildings that were decimated and ruined. There were busted windows and they were full of squatters and people that didn’t belong. I began to kick them out and secure the property. This property belonged to God and it had been abandoned. It was my job, our job, to take back hold of it and get it ready. God was about to send people to clean it up and refurbish it.
We need to develop clear plans for reaching our communities and the places he has placed us. Not relying on people to come to us, but clear drawn out plans, battle lines, maps, to take our neighborhoods, communities, and cities. We need to reach the lost, heal the sick, and bless those who are hurting like never before. This is what he was speaking to me… Take it back. Develop you plan and take it back. He’s getting ready to send those that will prepare the harvest… And he’s saying to hurry.
The ones he’s calling will begin to hear this same thing. I saw people with gifts and purposes that weren’t using them heading for a press, like a winepress, and God was squeezing them… as to get the good fresh wine out so that they would fulfill the call. He said that many who had been sleeping are going to awaken, many who had been complacent that he had special purpose for, were about to be used whether they were ready and willing or not. Things that have lied dormant are being revitalized.
We have already seen a lot of activity both in the sky and in the earth… natural disasters, strange meteor showers, etc… but the Lord told me we would begin to see these even more, especially things in the heavens. Fireballs in the sky, more and more. There are things in the heavens being shaken… Things are being cast down to the earth out of the heavens. He showed me more about this but I don’t feel liberty with any more than that.
Luke 21:25-28 – “There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
He spoke to me a lot of other things I won’t get deep into…
He spoke to me tares and wheat… not concerning saved and unsaved, but within the church… He also brought up Psalm 91:3. – “Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler.” He even talked to me about all the modern day movies that are apocalyptic, or about things attacking the earth and people’s fascination with them. He also spoke to be about changes in the American way of life.
It just kept coming and coming….
There were two things of great note… One was a promise that we would begin to see greater miracles… and the other a reminder. 2 Peter 3 talks about people, scoffers, asking where the promise of Christ’s return is… He’s coming back…
Overall it was urgency… urgency, urgency, urgency… telling us to be about our father’s business and to put other things aside. We need to make God and his will our purpose for being. Not just in our hearts but also in our actions.
There was some more personal time I spent with the Lord, a lot of cleansing and renewal, and surrendering on my part. I felt so focused and different. I feel so focused and different. I have been feeling this violent warrior like presence arising for months when we are in church… but this is way more than that. I feel like cutting the heads off some giants. I feel like answering that call…
Revelation 22:20-21 – He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen, Come, Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.