A Prophetic Witness to the Church Today
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How Long... Revival?
Many sincere believers eagerly anticipate revival
A number of contemporary prophecies indicate it will come.
But will it fulfil expectations? When will it come and how long will it
Here is what one prophet and his family received from God on the matter.
I was at a non-denominational meeting of Christians in the south of
England a few years ago, just minding my own business, when God spoke to
me. He spoke in my head. It was a prophetic word.
The people there were all praying for
revival and God answered their prayer. What God said to me was this:
Revival will surely come. It will
pass through and overflow.
I was a bit taken aback at first. Why
should He speak to me with this word? I was only a visitor, and
certainly no one of any repute. I was a builder for 17 years, and never
sought anything to do with the ministry. In fact, I shied away from the
limelight in any form. I still do.
I wrote down what I clearly 'heard' God
say. It was not an audible word, but it was strong enough to 'feel' that
it was an 'outside' prompt. It was not me conjuring up the words. And
anyway, I certainly wouldn't have thought it up! I was somewhat 'green'
about this thing of revival, and the last part about passing through
and overflowing didn't make much sense to me.
Revival Will Pass Through
I mused on what this 'word' might mean,
and as I did so, God revealed more to my mind. Since I have explained
this more fully in the article True Revival in our journal
Awake! Awake! of Jan/Feb 1996, I will not repeat that here, except
to say this.
1. If a celebrity were to pass through
your town, unless you were expecting him you wouldn't know of his
2. When he arrives, if he isn't
recognised, his visit will not be of any consequence.
There is a parallel for us to note about
what God is about to do in the spirit.
1. He is the greatest Celebrity! But His
coming is experienced by those with a particular expectation.
Ironically, it is not necessarily those who have been seeking revival
who will experience it! Only those who truly hunger and thirst for
righteousness will be filled (Matt 5:6). Those who are seeking an
experience will be disappointed. God is not primarily in the business of
giving goose-bumps! He is in the holiness business.
2. God always surprises. He uses new
people and new places. He raises up from the unseen those who will be
His next 'crowd-pullers'.
For these and other reasons, this coming
revival will pass through. It will not stay. The majority will not
recognise the performers, and the message they will bring will not
satisfy the ears of most.
God has a work to do, and His work is not
to please the personal desires or aspirations of those who seek
secondary matters. Primary matters on God's agenda involve preparing the
Church in holiness.
Unfortunately, too much about revival has
come to centre around 'performers' and 'performances'. Many are in
danger of losing the real focus which is on God and becoming like Christ
in disciplined Christian living. It's not primarily about being slain in
the Spirit, laughing, crying, rolling around on the floor, or any other
physical result of receiving a touch from God.
If those manifestations occur as a result
of true brokenness in the one Jesus has touched, that is fine. But they
are secondary. They are effects of revival, not revival itself.
Revival has its core in the heart response of man to God's call.
First and Last Revivals
The Father calls and His children
respond. This is the essence of revival. It always has been and it
always will be. It is generated by God, not by man.
In John 6:44, Jesus states that God
initiates anything to do with salvation. Revival does not come by the
will of man (Jn 1:13). It is the result of a sovereign act of God. He
initiates it by divine fiat. Our duty is to respond and gratefully
accept what He gives.
It may shock some, but the majority do
not want what is coming. The next revival will present challenges that
most don't want to face. It's not going to be easy.
Nor was it easy for the early Church.
Jesus' first major revival in the New Testament, of course, was that
which occurred on Pentecost. You know the story, but one overlooked
aspect is that they were keeping Pentecost. If they hadn't been, they
would have been out of the will of the Father and wouldn't have
We know that Pentecost is the Feast of
First- fruits and it pictured the coming of the Holy Spirit into
believers to make them the firstfruits of God's harvest. But what if it
had been another holy day which fore- shadowed that event? What if it
had been, say, The Day of Atonement? The Church does not ordinarily
observe that day, but it is in the same league as Pentecost. There is no
difference in holiness between any of God's annual holy days (Lev 23,
God is telling us something very
significant by using one of these occasions to pour out His Spirit on
those who were ready! The Church, for the most part, has overlooked this
matter. It needs to reform.
Then there is the matter of being ready.
The disciples had been taught by Jesus for 3½ years prior to this event.
It was an intensive programme. And the end of it was humbling.
Peter was crushed after he betrayed His
master. The other disciples were equally mortified to have to look back
at how they disowned Him and fled.
God produced this humbling. It wasn't
some- thing that the disciples maintained by their own supplic- ations.
It was a fearsome thing that came upon them. Panic overtook them when
their preconceived notions of how things would work out, utterly failed!
All their ideas collapsed around their heads! They locked themselves
into the upper room where they met out of fear that their end would be
Their world had come to an abrupt end.
The same must happen to the present
Church, too. Renewal has come and gone, but renewal has not transformed
the Church as fully as God desires. For revival to occur, God has to
totally crush the preconceptions of..... dare I say it..... you!
Your preconceptions must be shattered.
You have faith that the organised Church you see is in step with what
God wants. But it is not! It is woefully out of step in many ways with
what God intends. If I were to list some of the things which must be
reformed in its structure and observance, you would shut me down at this
But the example of the disciples in about
33 AD should be sufficient to illustrate the point for now.
After they were crushed and humbled, God
could pour out His Spirit. Elation followed.
That's the part that people like. It's
the part that people are praying for. It's the bit they want and which
they recognise. The trouble is, it's not coming before the painful bit
which comes first, and too few may be really responsive to that!
The first NT Pentecost was the occasion
of the first major NT revival. The last one in this era is mentioned in
Revelation 7. Likewise a terrible crushing occurs first, after which
there can be great rejoicing. John sees a mass of people, vast beyond
number. He asks the angel who these people are. The angel replies:
These are they who
have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and
made them white in the blood of the Lamb (Rev 7:14, NIV).
The Millennium soon follows when all
people have their opportunity to receive salvation. God calls everyone
to know Him then, unlike now.
What is interesting to note from John's
account are the words about the ones who are accepted – "they have
washed their robes". They DID something. They responded to what God
asked them to do.
Revival hinges upon our willingness to
respond to God's sovereign call. We have to put on the robes of
righteousness Jesus offers us if we are to be part of His bride (Rev
19:7,8). He doesn't put them on us, as some claim. He gives them to us,
but WE must put them on.
Too many preach an empty message of
grace, as though Jesus has done it all for us. He hasn't. Otherwise
anyone and everyone could be saved. James wrote that our faith is
exemplified and amplified by our works (actually Jesus' works in us).
Works by themselves don't save, but neither does grace.
The revival around the corner will only
benefit you to the extent you put on the robes of righteousness He
offers you then.
When Is The Revival Coming?
People always like to know when something
is coming. Historians pigeon-hole events by dating when they occurred
and we have a similar mind-set. But God doesn't give dates in the Bible
– and rarely in contemporary prophecy, either – not surprisingly. If we
knew when everything would occur in a nice neat sequence, we would tend
to sit back on our laurels and fail to achieve what God wants.
However, He has given many indicators
about the future. What we have received from God are published in
Awake! Awake!, our regular journal.
One that we printed in September 1996 was
a word God spoke to me in July 1996. It was very cryptic. He just said:
This nation has three years left. I thought at the time that He
meant Britain had three years remaining before the great tribulation to
come. But it is possible He meant that its ability to morally reform
will cease from 1999. Consequently, Britain is heading into 'deep
water'. Perhaps her national troubles will begin to escalate during late
1999 and on into 2000 and 2001.
The turn of events for the worse often
generates a certain seeking of God. And humbling caps it off. This
national demise may well be instrumental in triggering the coming
Paul Slennett and Clifford Denton have
written in Earthquake in the City about a prophecy God has given
concerning an earthquake which will ruin London and this country's
economy. Other calamities and setbacks will also send shockwaves through
On top of that, a feature of the coming
revival will be the raising of the dead. You may have read of the dozen
or so people Smith Wigglesworth raised from the dead in his ministry. He
died in 1947, so many of our generation have not heard of his exploits.
But what is to come will dwarf those wonders by comparison.
God told us in 1993 that at least 50
people are to be raised from the dead! Then between 1994 and 1996 God
gave various dreams indicating that Diana, Princess of Wales, would have
some contact with us. I had sent her some of our publications and I
wondered whether they would bear fruit. But the way God works is beyond
our reasoning. Little did we know that she would die in a horrific car
crash! It was even further from our minds that she would one day be
brought back to this mortal life. But that is what God has said. (More
details about those revelations are given opposite.)
I don't think there has been a
personality that has captured the hearts of so many people than the
Princess of Wales. If she is the tool God uses to grab the attention of
this nation so He can proclaim His message to this people, who is going
to argue with God? Would you? Do you disbelieve Him?
Remember Thomas? He could not bring
himself to believe that Jesus would rise from the dead. There are many
unbelieving 'believers' in the Church today who mock at this prophecy
that Diana will be raised. They will see it. I hope they will believe
One last thing. God told us also that
this revival will last two years. It will pass through and overflow.
Malcolm Heap, 12 Mar 98
Queen of Hearts
Around Midnight between August 30th and
31st, 1997, Princess Diana was fatally injured in a car crash in Paris.
She died shortly afterwards. The calamity has stunned the nation.
I am writing this short note a day
later, 1st September. Yesterday, Sunday 31st August, in an unprecedented
move, the BBC cancelled all its regular programmes. Instead, it devoted
the whole day’s viewing to coverage of this traumatic event. Diana’s
death has plunged the nation into a state of deep shock.
Tributes are flowing in from all
quarters. She has been hailed as the most popular public figure of our
century, the greatest celebrity ever, and the greatest humanitarian
Britain has had! The accolades are, to my mind, almost beyond belief!
Some even suggest erecting a memorial to
her, alongside those of Queen Victoria, and Sir Winston Churchill.
There is no doubt that this young woman
captured the hearts of the majority in this country and the hearts of
many more around the world. Because of her good looks, position in
society, and charitable heart she earned a very prominent place – which
she didn’t really want, because it caused her to be hounded by the
She lost her privacy and became the
victim of so many people’s scrutiny and fantasy. Yet she just wanted to
be an ordinary person, and to be treated as such. Instead, she became a
sacrificial lamb, slain on the nation’s altar of desire because of its
Indications From God
Over the past three or four years, God
has given us certain prophetic revelations about Diana, which show that
she figures prominently in His plans for this nation – and, by
extension, the world. Despite the fact that this will attract great
ridicule, I share those briefly with you here, knowing that most people
will not understand. I hope you can grasp the scope of what God is about
to do. It is almost mind-boggling!
The first ‘word’ about Diana was in
1994, when our son Richard received a prophetic word from God that
she would one day meet with us in our cellar. He was standing in the
cellar at the time when God spoke – while we were in the process of
digging it out. (The cellar can be used as a meeting hall to worship
How could Diana meet with us in the
cellar, unless Diana is raised from the dead?
The second ‘bit’ of revelation was
given to our daughter Tonya on 7th January, 1996. She was given a
dream of a little ship which depicted our ministry. Tonya was on the
back of this boat. She saw Princess Diana sitting in a corner of the
boat next to Helena. Many other people were sitting all around
outside the boat.
I believe that symbolism depicts the
massive publicity which will come from Diana’s return. It will give the
gospel of Jesus Christ a huge boost!
About a decade ago, my wife prophesied
that the gospel would go to this land via publicity. The ordinary man
will not listen to ‘wafty’ church leaders. He is not shaken by anything
the Church says – hardly surprising considering the division that
exists as a result of a plethora of watered-down teachings! But God has
said that this nation will have a witness before it goes into captivity
(Hosea 9:12, KJV and NKJV). He will shake it!!
In this dream, Diana visited
our home and was talking with Helena, who wanted to give her a
drink of water. Helena was looking for a nice glass to offer her
the water in, but didn’t think we had anything suitable.
Eventually she did find a suitable glass and gave her a drink.
Diana’s hair was dishevelled
and she was concerned to have it put right. She sat down in a
little hairdressing room where there were people who could help
her with her hair.
Then the scene changed.
Helena was shopping. She saw one large slab of cheese from
Albania and took especial note of that and determined to buy
some. But she had no money in her purse so went to Richard and
got the money and went back to pick up the shopping.
Then Richard was showing
Helena a bright blue bottle. She said, “That’s nice. Don’t throw
that away. We can put the pens in it.”
This is the third dream about Diana being aware of our ministry.
In the future she will have
contact with us, particularly Helena, who will give her
spiritual help. Water symbolises the Holy Spirit. We may not
think we have the best means to present what people need
spiritually. But seek and you will find. There is always a way
when it is God’s will to reach a person who is in need.
Her consciousness about her
hair is perhaps allegoric of her inner feelings of failure, and
her desire to straighten out her spiritual appearance. She was
all too aware of her own inadequacy and insufficiency as a wife
and as an heir to the throne. She has blamed herself for her
marital failure when she was not to blame. She has suffered
feelings of grossly diminished self-worth, even self-hatred. She
will need an understanding compassionate heart to help her
receive the Holy Spirit and heal those inner wounds. Perhaps
Helena is the only one who can help her initially drink in the
Spirit of God. Then others can help her too (the little room
with others present).
What the cheese from Albania
means we don’t know. Albania’s people suffered horrific
oppression, deprivation and injustice under an iron-fisted rule.
It was the ultimate in despotic autocratic tyranny. Diana
suffered in that way too, in her personal life.
It looks like Richard will
handle our money. We don’t have any of our own anyway! We have
debts, not money. So, perhaps the dream reflects the way our son
Richard (and elder daughter Tonya and a few others) are
supplying our present financial needs.
[It also foretells of what will bring income in.]
The attractive blue bottle
portrays MM literature which contains the Truth and Spirit of
God. Blue is a royal and heavenly colour. It represents MM
publications, which people tend to take for granted and
carelessly underestimate the value they contain. Be careful
about these things. Don’t dismiss them, or treat them lightly,
because God has brought them about.
In another short dream which I [MBH]
received earlier this year, Diana appeared at our doorstep disguised
as someone else (so she could escape the paparazzi). Jokingly she
said, "Do I look like my look-alike?" There were some other details
in the dream, which I don’t now remember. At the time I received it,
I didn’t think it was significant enough to record it because of its
brevity. The dream conveys her sense of humour and her desire to
meet with us.
Make what you like of these dreams, but
there is one proper overall meaning from God. What I believe He is
saying is that Diana will not remain just a celebrity to be remembered.
She will return again – be restored to physical life!
If that blows your mind, then read of
the exploits of Smith Wigglesworth who raised (some say) a dozen people
from the dead by the power of God. His faith did not stop when their
hearts did. His faith was centred on God. He saw beyond the natural,
into the spiritual dimension, and what he saw he grasped.
I believe God wants us to see certain
things from what I have related to you here. He didn’t give them for
entertainment, but as part of His grand design. The gospel is going into
all the world for a witness before Jesus returns. What better
personality to use to convey a final ‘blast’ to the United Kingdom and
to the world than via Princess Diana?!
If you can see it, grasp it too, and the
faith of the mustard seed will grow as it lives in you. Don’t let your
vision of Jesus die! Allow Him to stay alive in your heart, and when the
time comes for this greatest ‘publicity stunt’ of all time to occur, He
can use you to fulfil your part in it.
All things are possible to those who
believe (Mark 9:23).
God will shake all nations before
the Desired of all nations comes (Haggai 2:7).
The gospel will go to the ends of
the earth before His return (Matt 24:14).
God always uses human instruments to
You can be part of His team. He will
use you, if you make yourself available, obey Him implicitly, and
exercise what He gives you.
Malcolm B Heap, Midnight Ministries; 1st Sept 1997
Diana to be Resurrected!
The caption above may come as a shock
and provoke disbelief. I dare say it will encourage ridicule and scorn.
The statements of prophets from time immemorial have done that, so it is
What is new is the revelation.
God speaks in many ways to us today. One
way is through His prophets, as He has always done in the past (Amos
3:7; Num 12:6; Eph 4:11).
New revelations to prophets precede and
accompany new moves of God. There is a message God wants conveyed to His
people as an essential part of this move He is instigating. You will
hear of this message, although it is not a welcome one to most. It will
come on the wings of an eagle.
Diana will be raised to life as a part
of what God is about to do on the earth.
It will be a sign from God. The
appropriate response on your behalf is to believe the sign and believe
His prophets (Jn 14:11; 1 Kings 17:24; 2 Chron 20:20).
Sept 10th 1997. A friend staying with us
had a dream about Princess Diana coming back to life. It was
vivid. This person's mother and father also figured in the dream,
reassuring her that her parents are not lost (and will probably be
converted because of Diana’s return). In this dream about Diana, she was
made aware of a strongly pungent smell, as of a rotting body.
Confirmation of what God gave us prior to Diana's death, and
confirmation that Diana will indeed come back again. The smell may
indicate a long delay before we see her.
30th October 1999. Malcolm.
Dream of Diana
Diana was sitting with Helena at a table for two outside a café.
There were other tables nearby and others were sitting talking together.
It was a public place. I drove up with someone else in their car. I was
sitting in the passenger seat. He pulled up rather sharply, and I was
projected forward suddenly. Taken aback by seeing Diana. I was a bit
overcome with trepidation at the situation and reacted by standing up,
grabbing hold of an upright bar on this vehicle, and swinging around to
face the other way. It was a knee-jerk reaction. When I turned around,
Diana had gone. She asked about her accounts, what she should do about
Diana will return from the dead. She
will have a close relationship with Helena [they have the same birth
date], who will get on very well with her. My response typified how I
don’t find conversation easy with others. I feel ill at ease with people
and would rather do manual work, or something in the background out of
public gaze, away from the inevitable publicity which Diana’s return
will bring. I will find the new situation daunting. Humanly, I don’t
want to face the publicity surrounding Diana’s return. But Diana will
only be with Helena for a while. She has her own life to live after she
returns. Her concern about her accounts will be a real difficulty for a
2nd December 2000. Helena. Diana’s
God was using different methods to accomplish healing. Someone's
head was opened with a big knife. I was telling about Diana being
brought back to life in order to be a witness for the gospel to the rich
and famous. Some people were listening.
God has to use some drastic measures to
get through to some ‘thick skulls’ before He can help and save them.
Diana’s return will be one such measure, which God will use to get
through to some of the rich and famous.
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