In August this year I had a dream that I believe speaks into aspects of the next phase of what is coming. It relates to the manifestation of God’s people in the western world… so primarily Europe and USA. It was a fairly long dream and I will not include all the details here, but seek to give the substance of it and then draw from it tomorrow. I consider it sets one of the trajectories for the next few years.
I was present in a large auditorium and was there to share from Scripture, however I was unable to find the exact Scripture that I wanted – there was a battle over finding what was appropriate, and a battle even to get across what I was carrying. Whatever had to be communicated could not be received easily – although the truths were not complex. I began to paraphrase what I needed to say, simply saying that there had to be a new focus on Jesus and his ways, that old ways of doing things was no longer appropriate. I also began to say that a movement does not face challenges when it is struggling, it really has its biggest challenge when everything is going well, and the people are experiencing ‘success’. That is the time when forward momentum can cease, and fall-back positions arise.
As I gave this focus so healings began to break out spontaneously, not in the room where we were but in a back room. The more I spoke of Jesus being the one to help the more that happened. For example, I saw a person move from almost total paralysis to standing on their head.
This brought people into the room where I was speaking – they were realising there was a connection between what I was saying and the breakouts.
I then became stronger and went on to say that the politics were not our battle, even abortion was not our battle. Truth was specific for a setting. I drew on Jesus’ words that, ‘If you are not for us you are against us, but how later he said ‘that if they are not against us they are for us.’ Truth is not relative but has to be drawn upon so that it is setting-specific.
The response was prayer, but the prayer began to miss it. The prayer would have been good and appropriate in another setting / time, but there was a reversion to what was known.
Everything around was being reshaped – and I knew that there would be signs everywhere that pointed to the future.
There was a recording studio behind where we were and the recording equipment was of a totally different order to anything that had been before. I went with a well-known worship leader but we were unable to access it, the door was locked, although we could see through the glass panel. The feeling in him was that we need to access this and release a new sound. But this was clearly not allowed.
As I walked round there were healings taking place: a young child maybe 12 now could speak, who before had been unable to speak. Then he raised his previously paralysed arms in the air and he could totally raise them. His speech and mobility was completely restored. He was totally transformed by Jesus’ presence.
There was a list on the wall that had been carefully prepared, but the whole list was totally reorganised. Names on it that should not have been, other names taken off. I remember someone being very upset and wanted to know who had changed them? Everyone else seemed to know that Jesus himself had done this. We also knew that he had reorganised the list as a joke. The list now made no sense!
Then into this auditorium (I hesitate to call it ‘sanctuary’, though I believe it was essentially something people had built for ‘church’ purposes) came birds. They were the most beautiful and they could be picked up and there was no evidence that they were messing the place up. They loved being there. (Some were clearly symbolic of the Holy Spirit, as I saw a person who loves the presence of the Spirit pick up a totally white dove – this bird was his to personally pick up. Others I think were symbolic of heavenly beings.)
Then someone in a loud voice that interrupted everything asked for a particular person to explain why she was smoking in the sanctuary? She was really embarrassed and put it out; I now had the choice to side with her or not – all the time I hesitated I was not able to move forward. She was very embarrassed and began to walk out. The dream ended and I knew that for me to move forward I would have to go outside and leave this setting.