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Five Wagons of Revival

6 Jul

a vision by Robin McMillan

When I face certain kinds of spiritual attack I have learned to go on the offensive. I lay in bed early one morning prior to speaking in a conference feeling oppressed and tired even after a good nights sleep. I knew I needed to move in faith so I began to declare aloud parts of Psalm 91:

‘He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty, whose power no evil foe can withstand! I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge, He is my fortress, my God, on Him will I lean and rely, and in Him will I confidently trust! Surely then He shall deliver me from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover me with His feathers, and under His wings I shall take refuge; His truth shall be my shield and buckler.’

The power of the word of God is released when believed and spoken! As I proclaimed these vital verses the dunamis of God began strengthening my soul. So I did it again with renewed strength and more conviction.

‘He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty, whose power no evil foe can withstand! I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge, He is my fortress, my God, on Him will I lean and rely, and in Him will I confidently trust! Surely then He shall deliver me from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover me with His feathers, and under His wings I shall take refuge; His truth shall be my shield and buckler.’

“Suddenly, I saw in the top of my hotel room a type of open spiritual passageway. I knew instinctively that I could leap into it and be carried into the realm of the heavens. So I did. At lightening speed I zoomed through the atmospheric realm of the prince of the power of the air. I heard demonic voices saying, ‘Hey, you can’t come through here!’ I laughed knowing their attempts to stop me were in vain. I was going and that was that!

“I landed in the heavens in a shadow like place under a huge dark wing at least 12’0” tall. Tennis ball size and larger precious stones beyond description exuded from the enormous wing. Gold and silver particles and other precious metals were coming out of the wing. I had never seen anything like it before. I was confused. At first I didn’t understand why the place was so dark. I thought angel’s wings would be white, but then I realized something. Had I not just boldly proclaimed that I would dwell in the secret place of the Most High and abide under the shadow of the Almighty? Had I not declared that He would deliver me from the snare of the fowler, you know, the bird catcher? That’s quite a promise for a man named Robin! Had I not emphatically proclaimed; ‘He shall cover me with His feathers, and under His wings I shall take refuge?’ I was not under a massive angel’s wing but had found refuge under the very wing of the Great Eagle, the One of whom I had been proclaiming.” 

Five Supernatural Wagons

In that place the Lord authorized me to bring back and release five wagons of divine substance. The first one was a wagon called ‘Deliverance from Deserved Consequences’. The second wagon was called ‘Deliverance from Criticism and the Critical Spirit’. The third wagon was called ‘Hope’. The fourth wagon was called ‘Provision’. The fifth wagon was called ‘New Vision for the United States’.

Interpretation and Meaning of the Wagons

One characteristic of this kind of spiritual encounter is that you instinctively know things. I knew I would find the significance and understanding of the wagons in the story of the amazing restoration of Joseph to his father Jacob and his brothers recorded in Genesis 45. A significant part of the restoration occurred because of wagons Joseph sent to his father to prove he was alive.

“And Joseph sent to his father these things: ten donkeys loaded with the good things of Egypt, and ten female donkeys loaded with grain, bread, and food for his father and for the journey” (Genesis 45: 23).

 “Then they went up out of Egypt, and came to the land of Canaan to Jacob their father. And they told him, saying, ‘Joseph is still alive, and he is governor over all the land of Egypt.’ And Jacob’s heart stood still, because he did not believe them”.

“But when they told him all the words which Joseph had said to them, and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived” (Genesis 45:25-27, italics mine).

Joseph’s words and Joseph’s wagons had this effect on his father: ‘The spirit of Jacob their father revived’. That is the first time the word ‘revive’ is used in the Bible. In the context of this encounter it speaks volumes. These 5 wagons, when activated, have the potential to release revival and restoration. Joseph is the clearest type of the Lord Jesus in the whole Old Testament. Some students of the scripture had found over 80 similarities between the two. For instance, the disciples thought Jesus was dead, but He was alive and Lord of All. For 22 years Joseph’s family thought he was dead. He was not only ‘not dead’ but alive and lord of all Egypt.

“Our hearts and this generation will revive when we see the amazing resources of heaven that Christ Jesus has provided for the world as represented by these five wagons!

Wagon #1

The first wagon was called Deliverance from Deserved Consequences. Jesus loves people so much that He wants to set them free from their bad choices and decisions. Perhaps you did the wrong thing, you made the wrong choice, yes, you sinned –but, Jesus wants to set you free from what you deserve and the consequences of your actions.

Wagon #2

“The second wagon was called Deliverance from Criticism and the Critical Spirit! Jesus can set wounded people free from the effects of people’s criticisms to become who He says they are. That wagon is also intended to deliver us from being critical. Remember, Jesus also warned that we would be judged in direct proportion to our condemnation of others.

Wagon #3

The third wagon was called Provision. God has provided for the needs and desires of His people. It’s all in heaven. In Matthew 6:10 Jesus taught us to pray, ‘Your Kingdom come in earth as it is in heaven,’ and meant that what happens in heaven should happen on earth. There are no poor people in heaven, no sick, no depressed either! We can access all that heaven contains.

Wagon #4

“The fourth was a wagon called Hope. Hope is an indispensable commodity. It is the foundation for faith, for ‘faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). The Apostle Paul said that hope anchors our soul. Hope secures our entire mental welfare and energizes our life of faith! Hopelessness is the fruit of believing lies. Jesus said we would know the truth and the truth would set us free. One who accurately knows Jesus and believes the truth is filled with a hope that cannot be extinguished!

Wagon # 5

The fifth wagon is called ‘New Vision for the United States’. In the story of Joseph Pharaoh provided the very best place in all of Egypt for them called Goshen which means ‘drawing near.’  James 4:8 says, ‘Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.’ If our nation will draw near to God, He will draw near to us and change our nation! I believe that is going to happen in the United States. We are on the verge of another Great Spiritual Awakening that shall once again reshape our nation.

Activating the Five Wagons

Why were these heavenly blessings in wagons? Wagons are pulled by something called ‘the tongue.’ You must properly use your tongue to access what’s in them. The wagons I saw were huge ancient wooden ones with wheels having big wooden spokes. You could say they were ‘spoken’ wheels. How we use our tongue and our spoken words are so important:

‘Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit’ (Proverbs 18:21).

 ‘For with the heart man believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation’ (Romans 10:10).

Each of us may access the contents of these heavenly wagons by believing in the existence of their substance and speaking their reality by an agreement of faith. Jesus has so much for us. The reviving of our nation is His intention. Lay hold of these five wagons and see what happens in your life. The time is now.

For original post, go to http://www.robinmcmillan.me/2013/07/

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Come Again Holy Spirit!

11 Sep

by James W. Goll

One of the most consistent ways the Lord speaks to me is through the avenue of dreams. Many of my writing and speaking assignments are given to me in such a manner. Prayer assignments over the years have almost always come in the forms of visitations and visions. This is true especially if it is a strategic assignment.

While ministering in Brazil in this past July, I was seeking the Lord for His mind and thoughts concerning future movements of the Holy Spirit. I went to sleep in my hotel room in Belo Horizonte and woke up out of a “stunner of a dream”. The manifested presence of God was riveting on my body as an after effect of this dream encounter. It shook me.

I have yet to tell the full dream experience publicly, but I have been directed to present portions of it to you now. Perhaps I will be released at a later date and in the proper setting to actually proclaim the message. For now, I am going to steer away from my craft of interpreting and just bring you the raw message.

I SAW SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
AS A WOMB FOR THE BODY OF CHRIST!

Like an eagle in flight, I was hovering over the globe in search of a place to land. Suddenly the entire west coast of the United States came before me. I was zoomed in upon the state of California and with the eye of an eagle I saw glimpses of redemptive purposes and plans. I then turned in flight over portions of southern California and I saw something that seemed unusual. Southern California was a womb for the body of Christ. She had been used to conceive the Word and the Spirit over the last one hundred years of the Church and to bring forth different movements of God.

My “knower” was on high alert as I flew over Los Angeles and Orange County that this womb had already received another word – implanted at least a year earlier – and that another long-term, almost overdue, birth was imminent. I then soared over Pasadena and the next thing I knew, the eagle suddenly flew into the historic Mott Auditorium on the hallowed grounds of William Carey University.

I SAW JOHN WIMBER STANDING ON THE PLATFORM!

The Mott Auditorium was packed with worshipping believers with standing room only. The place was electric with the presence of God. Rabid worship was happening with occasional authoritative declarations by various leaders. I noticed a few desperate pastors I know crying out with anguish for God to visit them once again. Then things suddenly shifted.

All of a sudden, the late John Wimber, former leader of the Vineyard Movement and voice for the Third Wave, was firmly standing on the newly purple-carpeted platform. The cultural atmosphere was now pregnant with a realm of the glory and the thick majesty of God. Then I heard and felt the voice of John Wimber echo an invitation that rattled the entire place. He simply declared, “COME AGAIN HOLY SPIRIT!”

People starting crashing to the floor en masse under the impact of the power and authority that resonated in those simple words. Once again another sound wave was released, “COME AGAIN HOLY SPIRIT.” It was not gentle Jesus showing up or the comforting dove of God manifesting. It was not just another renewal or revival meeting – though it seemed to include all of those qualities. It was the violent invasion of heaven entering a time and space world. It was a church quake.

I felt the reverberation coming off the sound waves of the voice of the invitation. It shook the very building, the grounds and all those present. The fear of the Lord fell and an earthquake of a 5.7 magnitude resulted. The quake resulted in an anointing resting on Psalm 57. “Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me. For my soul takes refuge in You; And in the shadow of Your wings I will take refuge until destruction passes by. I will cry to God Most High, to God who accomplishes all things for me. He will send from heaven and save me.”

People screamed in terror as the entire grounds and buildings were rattled by the sound of God’s voice being heard and felt once again. Signs and wonders broke out but it appeared as an after effect, not the primary goal. Then a third time I heard the pronouncement from John Wimber, “COME AGAIN HOLY SPIRIT!” People crashed onto the floor in droves.

As I pen this, I just now realized some things I had forgotten. I was reminded of them as they just flashed suddenly within me as I compose this. I also saw the late Jill Austin, one of the fieriest prophetesses of the last decade, gazing in upon what was happening and smiling. I heard her laugh echo over the occurrence as to say, “I told you He was coming!” I saw a great cloud of witnesses including Aimee Simple McPherson and others who were gathering around to peer in upon this strange outbreak. The convergence of old anointings – still seemingly resident upon California – were now colliding.

SUDDENLY I WAS AWAKENED!

My senses were heightened. It was July and I was ministering in Brazil – a land pregnant with revival – but suddenly it appeared to be another season. It was Fall – right at the time of the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah. Then pages of a book flipped quickly from one chapter of time to another and suddenly it was 40 days and nights later. I smelled smoke in Mott Auditorium as if the place had been filled with the burning fiery sacrifices of violent praise and worship. I smelled burnt flesh. I smelled aromas of life and death simultaneously at work.

Short messages from different anointed vessels were a part of this new sound wave but again it was not the main thing. Miracles happened – they just suddenly occurred. But again, this was not the aim. It was not why the people even assembled. Yes, there were even short passionate pleas and desperate cries for help! But even that was not the central focus. This move of God centered on the radical worship of the One – Christ Jesus the Lord – and the welcoming with abandonment of the third person of the Godhead – the Holy Spirit! The jealousy of God permeated the experience.

It was not a conference. It was not polished. It was not even 24/7 as we presently know it. It was raw and overpowering. It was not rehearsed. It was an invasion of the Holy Spirit Himself.

A window of opportunity had opened and this uncontrollable surging sound wave jumped spontaneously around the globe. A man appeared on a pogo stick gleefully jumping from city to city and nation to nation. The man on the stick was William Seymour of the historic Azusa Street Revival. He leapt across the nations and everywhere his pogo stick landed, light came for a brief moment! The nations were in an uproar – and fire and light were falling around the globe.

THEN I HEARD ONE LAST WORD

A Line Has Been Drawn in the Sand.” Terror gripped me. I shook. I honestly did not know what was coming next. I still do not know having pondered deeply on this experience. Was it Days of Glory or impending societal chaos? Was it times of economic collapse or reformation where a new order was created out of tumultuous uncertainty? I honestly was left not knowing what the outcome or the result was or would be.

But this I knew. Hope for the fragmented body of Christ and the nations was being released. An invitation was being sent from heaven to earth and a line was being drawn in the sand.

The word went in me. The word penetrated me. The word has disturbed me. But this I know, heaven has a word that must be heard in the earth realm, “COME AGAIN HOLY SPIRIT!” And the invitation must have an urgent and appropriate response.

In the Fear of the Lord,

Dr. James W. Goll

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The Lightning Bolt Encounter and the Journey to Four New Hopes

26 Jul

by Bob Hartley, July 24, 2012

What you are reading is a series of dreams that is a state of the union for the Body of Christ in this time. It is an encounter not just for one man but for us all. As you read on, you will enter into a progressive journey of Hope from the “lightning bolt” to the four new Hopes that God is taking us into today.

In these both recent and repeated encounters of the lightning bolt, I saw 50 million people on a JOURNEY TO FOUR NEW HOPES. These ones were looking and yearning for a deeper knowledge of God as the God of Hope in every arena of life and throughout the earth. While they were on this journey, they entered into a large banqueting hall where they found a group of those who could feed them on the true knowledge of God.

The Greatness of God

The group that could feed the 50 million on the true knowledge of God were also the ones, who were to take the mountains, but they weren’t to take the mountains themselves, but rather they were to bow low at the base of the mountain and see who He was in the mountain and then arise and shine with Him. The EMPHASIS here is ON THE VALUE of God – THE GREATNESS OF GOD and His life in us. The value of God’s heart and compassion were so emphasized to them that they were TRANSFORMED BY SEEING HIS EYES and the way He looked at others. They were to be the champions of others, helping them through the doors of the Hope of His great calling in them by going into the deep
broken places of these with Hope and with love.

The Lightning Bolt and the Power of the Captain of the Host

As the 50 million were being fed by those who could feed them on the knowledge of God in the banqueting hall, I saw a lightning bolt come and strike the hall. The LIGHTNING BOLT was the BENEVOLENT POWER OF GOD and nothing could compare to the authority of the One, the Joshua 5 CAPTAIN OF THE HOST of the Lord, the Son of God who threw the lightning bolt. When He threw the lightning bolt the GREATNESS OF HIS NAME WOULD BE VINDICATED and the true knowledge of God would be restored.

I will vindicate the holiness of My great name… Then the nations will know that I am the Lord... Ezekiel 36:23

In the year of King Uzziah’s death I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple. Seraphim stood above Him, each having six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called out to another and said, “Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of hosts, the whole earth is full of His glory.” And the foundations of the thresholds trembled at the voice of him who called out, while the temple was filling with smoke. Then I said, “Woe is me, for I am ruined! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.” Isaiah 6:1-5

Leading the 50 Million to the God of Hope

In the midst of the highly charged atmosphere that followed, I saw that there remained significantly fewer who could lead the 50 million to the God of Hope for the power of God is good, but when it comes it will also reveal and magnify the weaknesses that are within us. The Lord called these weaknesses FISSURES OF HopeLESSNESS, and I saw
that when the lightning bolt struck, these fissures of Hopelessness would be exposed in all of us. The lightning wasn’t coming to hurt anybody, but the coming of the Holy, pure, power of God exposes and magnifies all that is hidden before our eyes. This smaller group were those who had dealt with their fissures of Hopelessness deeply enough that they were not injured when the lightning hit. They would be shaken, as all were, but they would still have the STRENGTH OF Hope to lead people to the God of Hope in this time.

Lightning Bolt to Release the Voice of Hope

The Lightning Bolt is coming! The Lord is letting us know this by repeating this dream I first had five years ago. He is revealing this to us so that our fissures of Hopelessness can be fully healed and we can become like those in the encounter who, when the lightning bolt hits, are shaken by the power of God, but having a deeper core strength of Hope and a higher Hope meter, they are able to be the voice of Hope that the Lord wants to release, that the Lord wants to release through us in this time.

Now, these fissures of Hopelessness that the Lord spoke of are parts of us, which are not anchored securely in His Hopeful perspective of the challenges in and around us. For instance, for me, the Lord spoke that I had a fear of lack and a fear of rejection that had created a fissure of Hopelessness where I had relied on self-strength in some areas instead of Him. In this, I was not seeing the truth of His face as the supplier of provision in my life, not seeing His face as the Redeemer of my relationships. We all have these fissures of Hopelessness, these places where we are not in the fullness of His truth within us, but He has not left us to struggle through these fissures of Hopelessness alone. The Lord has given us a way out, a solution for these fissures of Hopelessness. The four new Hopes are the solution that the Lord is giving us in this time.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. John 10:10

Four New Hopes

In a recent dream, God revealed to me a door leading us into four new Hopes that will prepare us to be like those who were healed and strengthened in Hope and able to stand when the lightning bolt hit. We deal with these fissures of Hopelessness by stepping into these new Hopes. The four new Hopes that I saw the Lord giving us in this time are: Hope for the Unseen, Hope Against Hope, Carefree Hope, and Childlike Hope.

Hope for the Unseen is where we see down the supernatural hallway of Heaven and believe what will come to be, though we have not YET seen it. When we have a fissure of Hopelessness where we must naturally see in order to trust God, then this Hope for the Unseen is the solution for us.

…but Hope that is seen is not Hope; for why does one still Hope for what he sees? But if we Hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance. Romans
8:24-25

Hope against Hope is where in the midst of challenges and pain we believe and proclaim the Hopeful plan to come. When we have a fissure of deferred Hope, where we shift into a place of apathy, then Hope against Hope is the solution for us.

Who, contrary to Hope, in Hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken… Romans 4:18

Carefree Hope is where we partner with God but do not take on the responsibilities and burdens for saving people that rests with God alone. We can partner with the Savior, but not be the savior of the world. When we have a fissure of Hopelessness where we subconsciously and unwittingly try to be the Savior instead of truly partnering with the Savior, then Carefree Hope is the solution for us.

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30

Childlike Hope is where we do not stress and strive to make things work. Instead, we trust God and enjoy the moment of Hope that we are in with Him. When we have a fissure of Hopelessness where we are stressed and striving to make things work, in order to earn our way and favor instead of living in the favor God has given us, then Childlike Hope is the solution for us.

Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor my eyes lofty. Neither do I concern myself with great matters, nor with things too profound for me. Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me. O Israel, Hope in the Lord from this time forth and forever. Psalm 131:1-3

The Lightning Bolt Power of God That Will Change Everything

God is taking us into these new Hopes, feeding us on the true knowledge of Him, bringing about for us a new Hope narrative in Him that is “beyond our wildest dreams.” You wouldn’t believe me if I told you what I saw for us five years from now…you would call me a Hope heretic. God is releasing a lightning bolt that is the power and knowledge of God in this time. He is releasing a true knowledge of Him, His benevolent power, in a lightning bolt that will change everything! It is a time that has not yet come, but is coming. God is fulfilling a growing hunger in His people at this time for the deeper knowledge of Him. He is coming to transform us with HIS Hope!

Before Azusa Street, we would have been called Hope heretics if we had told them that the Holy Spirit would again be released across the earth and that there would be more than 500 million spirit-filled Believers today. At the turn of the 20th century, if we had told them that a century later we would be seeing the widespread physical healing and salvations that we are seeing today they would have told us we were out of our mind. In the same way Jesus tells us today of a new era that we are entering into, an era of NEW HOPES RELEASED and many will call us “Hope heretics” as we proclaim the goodness of God that He is bringing forth in this hour and in the days to come. It is so far beyond
what we believe for our Promise Land now.” It is the 1 Corinthians 2:9 reality coming to Earth in this time.

…“Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love Him.” For to us God revealed them through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. 1 Corinthians 2:9-10

The Promise Keeper

These PROMISES OF NEW HOPES will be kept by the God of Hope who is the Promise Keeper, who has been revealing His face as the Promise Keeper to us again. Earlier this year the Lord showed me in a dream that He would reveal to the Body of Christ His forgotten FACE AS THE PROMISE KEEPER, which is of great importance for us in this time. As we are seeing His face as the Promise Keeper in this time God is bringing us into a place of EXPECTANCY OF Hope for the advancement of His Kingdom, this promised land that He is bringing us into.

“Now cross this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them, to the sons of Israel.” Joshua 1:2

“He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.” 1 Thessalonians 5:24

“In the Hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago…” Titus 1:2

50 Million Hope Reformers Unfolding a New Hope Narrative

In this dream the Lord has been revealing to us the Royal Hope Journey of 50 MILLION Hope REFORMERS who will reach cities and nations with true Hope and lead people into a new Hope narrative that He is unfolding, A HOPE NARRATIVE that is UNLIKE ANY PROMISES WE HAVE SEEN BEFORE. It is the “GREATER WORKS” of John 14:12.

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.” John 14:12

We, the 50 million who will change cities and nations with the force of Hope, are in search of the food of the DEEPER KNOWLEDGE OF GOD. We are also those who can feed others on this deeper knowledge of God, and we may even yet be a multitude who, after dealing with our fissures of Hopelessness and being strengthened in the 4 NEW HOPES that God is giving us in this time, will be those who have a deeper core strength of Hope and a higher Hope meter that allows us to be the VOICE OF Hope that the Lord wants to release in this time.

Next Steps

Go before God and ask Him where your fissures of Hopelessness are. Ask Him which of these Four New Hopes is the solution for you. Ask Him how to do that. Ask Him to show you how to be strengthened with these 4 new Hopes in your fissures of Hopelessness so that when the lightning bolt hits, you can be a VOICE OF Hope leading people to the God of Hope and into a Hope NARRATIVE where there is a PROMISED LAND…BEYOND YOUR HIGHEST EXPECTATIONS!

Glossary of terms used:

“God of Hope” refers to the face of God reflected in Romans 15:13: “May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in Hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

“Hope” is a confident expectation and belief in the goodness of God in every arena of life.

“Hope Narrative” is the Revelation 12:11 word of our testimony, meaning our story of Hope in God, which is the testimony of our history with the God of Hope.

“The Royal Journey of Hope” means the journey of those who have responded to God’s invitation to encounter Him as the God of Hope in their lives and are following Him forward in that royal quest.

To learn more about Bob Hartley and Deeper Waters Ministry, go to bobhartley.org.