A Prophetic Witness to the Church Today
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A Dream From God About the Coming Revival
A Dream from
God, given 7th September 1998: Dream of Waiting for the Revival
In this dream we
went to see what was going on elsewhere. There was a 'show' being staged
nearby so we went there for some entertainment. Many people were gathered
waiting for the show to begin. They were engrossed in conversation with each
other. A man in the row in front of us said this was the best show on earth.
We wouldn't be disappointed!
What was strange
was that all the seats in the audience were not facing the stage. The stage
was on the right hand side, and all the seats were looking forward. They
were facing the wrong direction. I was curious to see what was going on
behind stage. I could see that a good-looking middle-aged woman with black
hair was in charge. There were a number of pretty girls behind stage,
waiting for the start of the performance, practising their dance movements.
We waited and
waited. Some two hours passed and nothing happened, but the audience didn't
sense that something was wrong. They simply carried on talking, fellowshipping
Meaning of the Dream
for the show.
The Church is waiting for revival, but most people are looking in
the wrong direction. Centre stage is not going to be where they think it is!
are engrossed in conversation.
They are preoccupied with interaction amongst themselves. Most Christians --
even Spirit-led folks -- are oblivious to what is taking place outside the
immediate sphere of their own denomination, church, or fellowship.
stage is to the right.
The fact that revival is going to appear to your right means that it is
coming from the more 'conservative' wing of the Church. The Charismatics (excuse the pigeon-holing), who have been used so powerfully up till now,
will find it hard to believe, but their 'show' is nearly over. As was
prophesied in 1906 in the Azusa Street revival -- "in the last days of
the Pentecostal movement there will be an overemphasis on power and
praise" -- those words are being fulfilled before our eyes now. This
heralds a new emphasis on God's agenda. To redress the balance in worship
and Spirit-led tradition, God is going to bring back some needed
to the Church, which has gone off too much on a tangent to the left,
overemphasising the power and praise aspects of the faith.
What do I mean
by 'conservatism'? In one word OBEDIENCE. Obedience to what God lays down
in His Word. Obedience to His commandments in a fundamental, inflexible, but
highly practical way. Obedience to all the precepts, commands, statutes and
judgements as God gave them to Israel (excepting, of course, the sacrificial
rites and washings which, as we know from Hebrews, have been superseded by
Christ's substitutionary sacrifice). Obedience to fundamental biblical law
-- for this is the basis of Christian discipline and discipleship. I am not
talking about a return to legalism, or a reversion to ritualism. I am
talking about an unwavering adherence to the law of God which was David's
(Ps 119:40,97) and Paul's delight (Rom 7:12). Realism has been disappearing
from many segments of the Church because of a lack of biblical discipline in
Christian living. God is saying there is a need to look to the right for a
return to the fundamentalism of the early Church when it possessed the faith
once delivered. But most of the Church has lost this direction. It is
looking in the wrong direction. It needs to look more to the 'right'.
revival will cause people to look to the right once again, because it is
from that 'side' of the Church that the greatest miracles will appear in the
days ahead. Raising of the dead is on God's agenda, now, for this end time.
I do not mean those who have just passed away and are resuscitated minutes
later. I am talking about resurrecting the dead who have been gone for days,
weeks, months, and even years!
miracles will first be seen in parts of the Church which are presently
unacknowledged, or regarded as fanatical or even 'legalistic', because of
their biblical (doctrinal) persuasion.
The majority of
true believers are 'missing it' in their discipleship. They are looking too
much to the 'left'. Their emphasis on grace has caused their sight to be
taken away from the 'conservativism' of obedience in practical Christian
living. God will re-focus their attention. The stage is being set right now
for the coming revival, and the action will be to their 'right'!
the dead (1 Kings 17). He challenged the whole nation of Israel to reject
the religious status quo. His stand was 'conservative'. It emphasised
obedience to God's law. There is no other basis for true discipleship in
Christ. Grace nowhere negates responsibility in disciplined Christian
observance of God's revealed precepts. God requires an uncompromising
obedience from us in the spirit. But He also requires that same commitment
to the letter of His commands, for there can be no substitute to any of His
commands. The letter of His commands is often neglected or denied by
scurrilously deceptive 'doctrine' which undermines this basic level of
Christians understand and accept the imputed righteousness of Christ, they
neglect the practical righteousness which is an equally essential commodity.
That aspect of obedience provides a practical discipline which is
essentially lacking in most of the current charismatic sector of the church.
This imbalance will be re-dressed in the coming revival.
the curtain there is a black-haired woman, preparing young girls for the
The coming revival will be a 'show' -- a spectacle to behold -- the greatest
show on earth! While its participants will be 'charismatic' [the
black-haired woman was given me in a previous dream, and may well also here
depict the 'charismatic' church, as God showed me previously], but new
'players' will be on stage, younger in many respects than the one who has
gone before them. The dark hair may also depict the Gentile part of the
church, which God is reviving in various parts of the world at the moment.
The next move of
the Spirit will come from where you do not expect.
At the risk of
sounding arrogant, God has shown me from where it will come and who some of
the central characters may well be. He has given us several dreams about
this, but can a prophet 'blow his own trumpet' before his time comes? No.
And even when he does do his bit for the Lord, how many will believe him?
Relatively few. It is possible that you also, reading this, will not believe
me or take much notice. Are you looking in the wrong direction, too? Do you
only listen to revelations received by the prophets who have your approval
or recognition? Such is the manner of most at this time.
I do not come
with the endorsement or commendation of men, but with that of God alone. Is
it for this reason that most reject me and my words.
Heap, October 1998
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