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What an hour!

21 Apr
by Nita Johnson

I found myself this morning wrapped in God’s glory and then suddenly taken into the Spirit. It all began with the sound of shattering glass – a loud sound, as though many windows were imploding all at once. Then the Spirit of the Lord said, “Kristallnacht!” Immediately, I was overcome by Him and lifted into His presence.

I then saw a slave running as fast as he could through a driveway. He hoped to get to a back alley so that he could escape his pursuer. The slave was not African American; he was a teenage Caucasian American.

My focus was then drawn away to Generals rising up over all the land. Again, the glory of the Lord swept down over me, and I heard a voice cry, “Generals of the Lord, arise! Arise, O Mighty Ones!” As before, I was overwhelmed by the Spirit of the Lord, and entered into the deep groaning and weeping of the Lord over the Generals that needed to come forth throughout the land. Those that I saw were the “Five-Star Generals” speckled about throughout the nation. They were handsomely dressed, with stars and bars of authority on their uniforms.

Then I saw my teenage granddaughter, and again I fell into weeping and travail as I heard a voice cry to her, calling her by name, “… you must arise and lead your generation. You must become the very flame of the Lord.” The Spirit enraptured me in ways too wonderful to tell. I saw her look toward the voice and tremble under the Spirit of the Lord while waiting for her orders.

My vision then broadened, and I saw perhaps millions of teenagers just like my precious granddaughter. They rose and formed an army of living flames unto the Lord throughout the world. I knew that the words spoken to my granddaughter were meant for many of them. Some had been in church all their precious lives. Some had grown up in the ghettos and on the streets. Some were students in high schools and colleges who had given their lives to scholarly achievement, but had been touched by God to do great things in the Kingdom. I saw some who were great intellectuals, others who would become great writers and thinkers in the faith, steering the destiny of many while they were still young. Some had been beaten and abused in their homes, and still others had grown up with great Christian parents. Their past testimony made no difference; it was what God awakened them to do now that mattered. The flames of the Lord that would make up a great army of fire were today’s youth and young adults. I was amazed and weeping so deeply that I could hardly bear any more revelation.

Then I heard trumpets blast and heard the Words, This is the hour of Joel 2!  Then the voice began to recite Joel 2 as follows.

1 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand; 2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like; neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations. 3 A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth:

Immediately my spirit was enlarged, and I saw two visions of armies simultaneously (I cannot explain how a person can experience such a thing, yet it happened to me). There was an army, great and terrible. It was made up of enemy soldiers preparing to invade our nation. At the same moment I saw another army rising to answer the call. It was the army of the youth, consumed in flames of fire until it looked like a field ablaze. The youth were blazing across the nation and the world. They did not seem to care what the difficulties were that they might meet; they were the army of the Lord arising to the call of their Commander in Chief, Jesus Christ. They were in love with Him and yearning to serve Him at any cost. They were mighty and terrible because they had become the flame of the Lord. The enemy feared them, for they were unstoppable.

Joel 2 continues:

4 The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run. 5 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array. 6 Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness. 7 They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks: 8 Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded. 9 They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief. 10 The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining: 11And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?

These youth had become like mighty war horses accustom to battle, unafraid and determined to please their Captain – the Captain of the Host. Devils paled before these warriors, as they were anointed and relentless. They were young, but mighty! They had in their hearts not a human desire for fame and fortune, but a vision that burned within their very bosom. They would overtake cities for Him, schools and college campuses. They were young and energetic, and they were His!

As they went forth, signs and wonders began to fill the heavens. For they were mighty that executed God’s word.

The other army would come with stealth and power, but they were darkness and gloom and the Kingdom of darkness would yet yield to the Kingdom of light and the saints will reign with Him forever and ever.


Back to the beginning… I heard shattering glass and the word, “Kristallnacht,” which means “Crystal Night.” It is forever known in Germany as the Night of Broken Glass, when the windows of the synagogues and Jewish colleges were broken, Jewish buildings were ransacked, and sacred literature was confiscated and burned. I was given to understand that this time, not only would the same occur against the Jewish people, but also against Christians, their churches, and their Christian universities.

The war against the truth is going to happen, but the army of the Lord will not be stopped. Persecution will arise, but the army will move forward nevertheless. Truth will be their banner and love will be their covering.  His Name will be greatly glorified in the earth.

This is from an email that Nita sent out April 20, 2010. For more of Nita’s writings, go to http://www.worldforjesus.org.