What I saw were men and women of all ages coming into cities and communities. I was reminded of the scripture from the book of Jonah 3:3, So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, three days’ journey in breadth. And like Jonah they were bringing a message.
I heard words of prophecy. I saw healings and miracles. I heard words change lives. In one part of the vision they walked into our nation’s capital. Their reputation preceded them. I “saw” the words “why have you persecuted me” appear over the Washington Monument.
In each area of the vision, in every community, people hid behind doors, peering out windows. While others met them on the street corners with food and drink. Little children became transformed and began to prophesy and thunder was heard.
I hear a child telling friends “do not be left behind”. And they climbed off swings and slides and followed. Shadows fell and people who were healed shrieked with joy.
Like you, I look around and I see the troubles of communities, nations and the world. I see the needs and I see few answers in the natural. Everyone has a good idea or right thought. BUT, only the Lord has taken His seat in grace and said, “I have given you all authority.” Authority to change things. To move things, to shift things. (Sometimes the greatest paradigm shift is that of taking a nap or walking around to the other side.)Unfortunately, it is true, that if you are not “part of the solution you are part of the problem”. Part of that paradigm shift that so many speak of and prophesy of is that of “you have a piece to the completed puzzle”. Are you “caught up” in things that hinder? (What hinders? Fear? Stop. Pain? Allow the presence of the Lord to heal.)Take that piece out of your “pocket” and begin to put it in play. Without your piece others can not be played. Utilized, because they simply sit in a vacant space, unattached. Without body relevance. Being unconnected is NOT biblical. Being out of fellowship not healthy. You and I were HARDWIRED for community.For relationship. The “they don’t get me, they don’t understand” line is out of synch with His Word. Maybe they do “get you” and it is you who is resisting correction or relationship.
Romans 12:2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
In John, Jesus never asked for you to be “removed” from this world but to keep you from the evil one.
Too often we forget we were sent INTO this world. We talk about being “in the world but not of”. Sounds good, but not truly correct. We are born from above. We are not of the world(We are from above.), but we are sent into the world. Complaining about is saying “Father-you do not know best” Wrong answer. He put us here to overcome, to take dominion. We are called as sent ones not as ones who hide out and hunker down from the world and its troubles.
We must evaluate our cliches and stop speaking against what is Truth.
The vision continued as these groups of people moved about. Sometimes house to house, other times on the street corners and town commons.
These are people who are not accepting the lies of the enemy, who are being empowered by grace and moved by love.