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Janis Smith and I were in very large classroom that looked very much like the Choir Room in our church, because of the 'stadium' type seating. There were probably 150 people, men and women of all ages, and teens also ~ and we were sooooo excited to have such a large group.
Janis was helping everyone to enroll into class. And I had asked everyone to individually stand and introduce themselves telling them that we were a 'family of God,' and this time together was going to change their lives - and we would all be very transparent and share testimonies and encourage one another in the Lord. I told them also that we would be teaching about the prophetic and apostolic gifts, and dreams and visions, and help them to discover their HOLY SPIRIT GIFTS and how to operate effectively in them, and to how understand MORE FULLY the meaning of Acts 17:28 as the LORD has so mightily shown us in these past few years! "IN HIM WE LIVE AND MOVE AND HAVE OUR BEING!"
How God has been teaching us how to walk and live and move in the mighty powerful supernatural realm of God! Soaking in His Holy Presence, just seeking Him first and Intimacy with Jesus! Meditating on His Word and keeping it in our hearts! Resting in God so He may rest upon us! Operating from HIS PASSION. LOVE. AND HEART! He loves our compassion and motivation to serve in a heart of love. But how much more so effectively we may minister from HIS HEART OF LOVE AND PASSION!
There was a lot of noise and confusion in the room. Some listening. Others not so. I told Janis that I was going to have to have a microphone next time so they could all hear me. For the first time, I picked up the Teachers Manual that I knew somehow had just been placed in the room just that morning, knowing that it was the same they wanted taught for all classes, and noticed that it was all kinds of different signs, not even languages! And could not be even read! I quickly put it down because I sensed it was perhaps Iranian or Iraqian from religions teachings overseas. And Holy Spirit spoke, "I will give you a word for the CHURCH TODAY! AND FOR ALL THE NATIONS!" Then also I instinctively knew that some of the signs were also American Indian! And Holy Spirit spoke, "This is also for AMERICA! Trust Me! Do not fear! I will give you what you need to teach My people in these perilous times!"
All of a sudden all the very young teens, (and the Lord revealed that there were 30 of them, ) got up and proceeded to file past Janis and me leaving the class room. They would not look at us but I knew that they heard me, as I tried to encourage them to stay. But I knew they could not 'see!' They were as though spiritually blind! Then I awoke. It was two a.m. I got up. Prayed. Laid back down and went to sleep very quickly.
The Dream Continued! Again, same place, same chaos, confusion. And this time, shorter dream/vision as the younger adults, a larger group of 40 the Lord revealed, made an exodus out of the classroom. Again I tried to encourage them to stay - but it was as though they could not even hear me! Instinctively I knew they did not have spiritual ears to hear! I awoke. Prayed. (This was about three hours later 5 a.m. by the clock.) Quickly again I fell into a deep deep sleep.
The Dream Continued for the Third Time! Janis and I were standing in the same classroom. Obviously many others had already left the classroom. And before us sat 10 elderly men and women. (I counted them, knowing this was important to do so!) All of them had white hair and the Lord spoke, "Wisdom." But they all looked very sad, staid, stern, and stiff, like zombies! They were all staring straight ahead with blinded eyes! I realized that they could not see, hear, speak or even feel! I knew instinctively that this represented and was the result of the RELIGIOUS SPIRITS IN THE CHURCH TODAY. In the dream I began to pray that God would open up their spirit eyes, ears, hearts and minds to the NEW THING HE IS DOING TODAY! NEW BIRTH. " The dream ended. And I awoke and prayed.
Just now after I wrote this, I got John Paul Jackson's, Dreams and Visions Book to see what these numbers mean and I am completely overwhelmed and undone!
30 Teens - The number 30 means "Begin Ministry!" (JESUS)
40 Middle age adults - 40 means "Generation and Completed Rule!"
10 Elderly- Journey/Wilderness (Pastor) - (Dark Night of the Soul) Testing. Tough Place! Nurturing. Look at the life of Joel. God calling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
153- (About 150 Total Number in Classroom in beginning.)
The name "Joel" means literally, "Yahweh Is God." Joel prophesied at a time of great devastation to the entire land of Judah. The Book of Joel deals with the present judgment of God, a call to REPENTANCE, AND A PROMISE OF RESTORATION!
This is symbolic of our time today! In our churches! In our Nation, America. This prophecy in Joel is telling us of a time when not only Judah, but all the nations of the world will be called before God. "The LORD will roar from Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem; the heavens and earth will shake." Joel 3:16 There is now a great shaking going on! God is shaking down anything not of HIM!
"The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood." Joel 2:31 This will be none other than "the great and awesome day of the LORD." Through the anointing of Holy Spirit, Joel looks hundreds of years ahead to a time when God will pour out of His Spirit "on all flesh. " Joel 2:28
This will be a prelude to the devastation and judgment of the Day of the LORD. It will be a time when all believers will experience the indwelling of the Spirit of God and will form a prophetic community on Earth. It will be a time when Holy Spirit will pour out on young and old alike, and prophecy will come from both young and old alike; when both men and women will prophesy. Salvation will not just be the unique blessing on Judah. It will be a time when "Whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved." Joel 2:32
THIS IS THE AGE OF GOD’S GRACE!
Joel is prophesying the inauguration of the age of the church. Through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, the church becomes the body of Christ in the world. This is the time in which we now live. Ours is the wonderful privilege of not only experiencing salvation ourselves, but also of being those who bring the GOOD NEWS TO ALL WHO WILL LISTEN. THIS IS THE AGE OF GOD'S GRACE! A NEW AGE IS BORN! The church is empowered! REVIVAL AND RESTORATION! HALLELUJAH! Here I am Lord! Send me!
CHUCK PIERCE’S PROPHETIC WORD FOR 2009!
“This generation must learn of Me. Sing of Me. And move with Me.”
This is where God is leading with FRESH OIL AND NEW WINE IN MARCH, 2009. Yesterday I read Chuck Pierce’s powerful prophetic word for 2009 which helped give more confirmation and interpretation to the dream/vision I had.
He prophesied that God is saying that our passions must have new boundaries. And God must gather the embers, because this last season you have been scattered in many areas. God is going to create a new flame. “ The wind of Holy Spirit will come gently to you, but by March, it will be a torrent upon you. Have your feet planted. Whirlwinds will come by March. There will be a new roar of the Lion of Judah. Get into My purpose as I move My people forward! Refocus your vision! The wind will catch you and take you farther than you ever thought you could go, into places you have not ever dreamed possible! You will shine in new ways. I have new assignments! This is a time, no matter where you are positioned, for you to gain your skills for the next season. The flood has shifted! Flow to a new shore! Be willing to shift and catch the wind of God’s Holy Spirit. Receive God’s Grace! Do not worry about how you are going to do this! Just receive God’s Grace! His Grace is abundant in this hour and His revelation is flowing freely. Receive. And you will prosper in the future. Receive your new sound for your future into the right harbor!”
Then Paul Keith Davis read over Chuck Pierce. “Arise shine, for your light is come and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. Nations will come to your light and kings to the brightness of your dawn. Lift up your eyes and look about you. All assemble and come to you. Your sons come from afar and your daughters are carried on the arm. Then you will look and be radiant. Your ear will throb and swell with joy.” Isaiah 60 What a powerful timely word from Chuck Pierce,
A CALL TO REPENTANCE
"Now therefore, says the LORD, 'Turn to Me with all your heart,
Blow the trumpet in Zion, consecrate a fast, call a sacred assembly;
Then the LORD will be zealous for His land and pity His people.
THE LAND REFRESHED! Joel 1
PRAYER FOR RESTORATION OF GOD’S PEOPLE
And You are calling forth the MULTITUDES who are in the valley of decision! It is only to Your enemies that you are terrible and fearful. Thank You Father that we are YOUR Remnant, and in repentance we humbly call upon You Father, for salvation, deliverance and RESTORATION. You alone are our Shelter and Strength. Our Deliverer!
We align ourselves with YOU Father, and Your purposes and will. We know there is a great change occurring in the earth and in the heavens. The New Year, 2009, will be a New Season and Time. We want to embrace the words that have been prophesied for our future and our future generations. Help us to MOVE in new ways IN YOU. To SEE in new ways. Open our spirit eyes, ears, hearts and minds and help us to minister through Your eyes, ears and heart Father. Help us to move in Your Love and Passion! Always showing the LOVE OF JESUS in all we do.
We repent Father and pray for RESTORATION IN YOUR CHURCH BODY. We set our affections on Your Will and Your Ways. We call for a great revival for Fresh Oil and New Wine in the coming New Year, 2009! And we know that revival begins with each and every one of us, individually. Stir the fires within us Father.
We pray, believing with great faith and no doubt, that when we praise You and come into Your Holy Presence, drawing nearer to You, that You draw nearer to us. You manifest Yourself to us in powerful ways, and this releases the supernatural power of Your Holy Spirit to work on our behalf for restoration, healing, deliverance, miracles, signs and wonders. We desire You LORD. To seek YOUR FACE! To live and move and have our being IN YOU.
And rejoicing, we pray knowing that as promised, You will pour out Your Spirit in greater ways than ever before in these latter days, to show Your unchanging nature and love throughout all the world, so all men will be drawn to You. We give You all glory, honor and power, forever. You are Holy Lord. There is none like You.
We pray all these things in the precious Name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. There is no other name but the Name of Jesus. No man can come unto You Father God, except through Your Son, Jesus who was crucified for our sins and died on the Cross of Calvary for our transgressions. Jesus shed His sacred blood to atone for us. And by His stripes we are healed. Praise You Father! Jesus was resurrected and He lives! And because He lives, we can face tomorrow with great hope, faith, confidence and courage!
And thank You Father, for sending the mighty Wind of Your Holy Spirit, to live within us, to be our comforter and guide and lead us into all Your ways. To give us revelation, understanding, knowledge, wisdom, counsel and might.
We praise You. You have given us Kingdom power and authority in the Name of Jesus, to pray and bring Your Kingdom down to Earth. And we pray as Jesus taught, ‘Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done. On Earth as it is in Heaven.’ Bless us Father. Bless our mighty Nation. And bless the Nations all around the world, as we spread the Good News of the Gospel of Christ and His LOVE. Let them turn to You Father, the one true God, our Creator and Maker of all things! You have told us Father in Your Holy Word, that all men will turn to You, that every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is LORD! We cry Holy. Holy. Holy with the angels and the elders.
Thank You Father that Your Amazing Grace is sufficient and Your revelation is flowing freely for such a time as this. We receive Your Grace Abba Father God. We cry out to You in great earnestness and desperation, and we are in close pursuit of You, seeking You with all our hearts, to proclaim hope and prosperity for our future generations. And we give You all glory, honor and praise. Forever. Amen.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,
says the LORD,
thoughts of peace and not of evil,
to give you a future and a hope.
Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me,
and I will listen to you.
And you will seek Me and find Me,
when you search for Me with all your heart.”
Jeremiah 29: 11-13
Blessings and grace,
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Author Sandy Cox