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Prophetic word for today

Elizabeth

First posted: 23 January 2010

E-mailed: June 17, 2009

Word received by: Shawntrell Sherrod

 

I had a dream:

 

I was laying in my bed, and I awoke. I saw a small child pass my door. I got up and walked into my living room. I saw a small girl standing there. I walked over to her and said, "Sweetie, what are you doing here?" She asked me, "Can I stay here with you?" I said, "Sweetie, we would have to talk to you parents". She looked very afraid, and I told her it was OK.

 

She walked over and sat in a chair, and she had a photo album. She began to go through this book and show me people and gave names. I have no idea who they were. Then she looked at me and said, "Others are coming". At that point I asked her, "Sweetie, what is your name?" She said, "Elizabeth". At that point, I woke up.

 

 

Our comments

 

The door

In the dream, the dreamer "plays the part" of the Church in general, and, more specifically, the American Church. The "door" represents the kairos door of opportunity that opened up in 2004-5 for the manifestation of the latter-rain revival in America, and the "small child" represents the frail remnant through whom God is forging that revival. The fact that the dreamer was asleep as the small child passed the door is a figure of how the American Church remained spiritually dormant and unaware, even as the door for God's Glorious Revival had swung open. In 2005, the American Church remained spiritually indifferent to the movements in the spiritual realm, which prompted a 4-year delay that ended on May 11, 2009. Even as this delay at the "porch" came to an end, the American Church remained slow to react, and, in 2009, it came within one hair's breadth of missing out on God's visitation for an entire generation. Now that we have entered 2010, the revival in America seems to be on safer footing, but the jury is still out, for, just as America acted like a doubting Thomas towards God, demanding from Him more and more evidence before believing, so has God ordered His remnant to act like a doubting Thomas towards America. The remnant will have to "see it to believe it", before they can assert, "America shall see the revival prophesied by the prophets of old in this generation".

 

The living room

The dreamer moved from the bedroom to the living room to speak to the little girl. This is a figure of how the remnant spirit is calling the American Church out from the structures that keep her dormant so that she may venture out into the "land of the truly living", the place where God's River of Eternal Life will flow and overwhelm the Earth.

 

The American Church is convinced that she is "alive and well", but she has yet to understand that she is as fertile as a merciless desert, as alive as the Dead Sea, as vibrant as a lifeless rock. The time shall come, however, when all of that will change, but that change is requiring a great deal of heartache that America (and the world) would have been spared had she been willing to abhor her traditions and pursue God's fractal purposes straightaway. Once she lets the dead bury the dead, the American Church will finally behold the Holy One and understand the true meaning of the phrase "eternal life".

 

What's up?

The fact that the dreamer asks the little girl, "Sweetie, what are you doing?" is a prophetic figure of how the American Church remained clueless about God's latter-rain purposes, even as she came in direct contact with the remnant spirit. Even as the Church had moved from the bedroom to the living room, she remained unaware of the reason for the remnant's visitation, and she remained unaware of the travails the remnant have endured. As we have indicated before, God had intended to use Latin America as a breeding ground for His latter-day revival, a revival that would then visit America, where it would solidify and then impact the UK, after which the nations of the Earth would be visited. Latin America, however, refused to submit to God's will, and, in her arrogance, she chose to crucify Christ twice. The remnant spirit was then forced to "flee" Latin America, so to speak, and take refuge in America. In doing so, it was forced to endure a harsh persecution from the forces in the Latin American spiritual atmosphere that were bent on "killing" it. Because America had already been contaminated by the unrighteous influences from neighbouring Latin America, the remnant spirit found no safe refuge in America, for the spiritual enemies that had driven its presence out of Latin America were also inside America, ready to corral the remnant and destroy their manifestation. This led to the 4-year revival delay and to the unnecessary prolonging of the remnant's spiritual woes.

 

{It is worth noting that the drama detailed in the paragraph above is a very real sequence of spiritual events that took place in the spirit realm, but it also had literal manifestations in the lives of various remnant believers}

 

Unnecessary protocol

In the dream, the little girl answers "Can I stay here with you?". This is a figure of how the remnant are crying out for refuge to a group of believers who have been slow to understand their plight. The dreamer's response of "Sweetie, we would have to talk to your parents" is a figure of how the American Church was more concerned about not violating "ministerial protocol" than about obeying God's will. Because they were unwilling to obey the Lord's command to "profane the princes of the sanctuary" (Isaiah 43:27-28) and to declare the current religious structures null and void, the avant-garde believers in the American Church were hesitant about harbouring the remnant spirit. Thus, human rules crafted by legalistic and suspicious souls worked to hinder the welcoming of the remnant spirit in America. Instead of worrying about human jurisdictions, the avant-garde believers in the American Church were supposed to enable the weak remnant, for the remnant are as a people without a land, without a nation. Being the heirs of all, they walk around this Earth as the apparent owners of nothing.

 

"13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. 15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. 16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city." (Hebrews 11:13-16)

 

It has taken a great deal of (unnecessary) effort in the spirit realm for America to begin to say "OK" to the Lord's remnant purposes for her, for they are purposes that fall completely outside the realm of the Church's religious understanding.

 

"Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. " (Romans 4:18)

 

OK

Once the dreamer finally says "OK" to this unknown little girl, the fleeing lass can finally feel somewhat "at ease" and sit down in a chair. It seems as if this is beginning to happen to those bearing the remnant spirit in America, even though the jury is still out (as we said above, the remnant must remain sceptical until America manifests a full-fledged commitment to God's latter-day purposes).

 

In Scripture, "sitting down" is generally related to the act of judging and reigning:

 

"Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen round about." (Joel 3:12)

[The word "heathen" in this verse is a mistranslation of the Hebrew word goyim, which literally means "nations"]

 

"29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; 30 That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel." (Luke 22:29-30)

 

"And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel." (Matthew 19:28)

 

"9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. 10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened." (Daniel 7:9-10)

 

Therefore, when the little girl was granted the ability to feel welcome enough to sit down, she was in effect saying,

"To welcome me is to welcome the judgements and kingship of God. If you do not allow God's remnant spirit to sit and judge so that God's kingship may be established, you are not welcoming me, regardless of how kind and sweet your words may be towards me."

 

When God approaches you, He is not evaluating how kind you are to Him on the outside. He is not evaluating how many external gifts you are willing to give to Him. He is not evaluating how many sweet words and emotions you may express towards Him. He is evaluating how receptive you are to His word, to His truth, to His judgements, to His righteousness. He is evaluating how much you are willing to surrender all of your will to Him; He is evaluating how much of you you are willing to give to Him. If you are not willing to give Him your very self, all the external acts of kindness are as worthless and meaningless as a speech by a third-world demagogue and as the sacrifices of a fallen man.

 

Album of the unknown heroes

The photo album that the little girl began to show is a figure of the cloud of witnesses, i.e.- all the green-horse believers who have come and gone through the centuries, shedding their lives without seeing the fulfilment of the latter-rain vision. The fact that the little girl began to give their names speaks of how their names are well-known in the spirit realm, for, like the heroes of Hebrews 11, their deeds are "legendary" amongst the angels of God and the enemy spirits, even if their names are not known in the natural realm. These anonymous priests have waged mighty spiritual warfare in the heavenlies, wielding the sword of the Spirit that can only be bought by selling the cloak of human recognition. Once the generation comes that will finally be willing to stand up and fulfil God's vision, all the work that these martyrs have carried out will be poured out from the heavens and onto the Earth, just like the stored-up waters that came down during Noah's flood; and when that happens, the Earth shall be judged and regenerated, with God's Glory and judgements enveloping the entire atmosphere of the Earth.

 

"11 In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. 12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights." (Genesis 7:11-12)

 

The fact that the little girl uttered the phrase "Others are coming" points to an outpouring that will grow from a gradual trickle and into a mighty downpour. It is no spiritual coincidence that, in the famous 1989 American film "Field of Dreams", one of the "ghostly characters" declares to the enabler (i.e.- the one enabling their manifestation on Earth) that "there are others".

 

God has sworn

When the dreamer asks the little girl what her name was, she answered "Elizabeth". The name "Elizabeth" is a Hebrew name that means "God is an oath" or "my God has sworn". This speaks of God's commitment to the latter-rain manifestation. God has sworn on His own name that that vision shall indeed come to pass, for the blood of the green-horse martyrs has not been shed in vain. Just as He did with His promise to Abraham, He shall indeed make the promise of the latter-rain come to pass.

 

"13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself, 14 Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. 15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. 16 For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife. 17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath:" (Hebrews 6:13-17)

 

Man may have the authority to delay its manifestation, but the time shall come when the delay shall be no more. I just pray that it will be in this generation, whilst I am still in the land of the (literally) living.

 

"1 I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. 2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry." (Habakkuk 2:1-3)

 

"4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not. 5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, 6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer: 7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets." (Revelation 10:4-7)