mountains and shore from prohetic dreamI had a dream I was was over a large body of water near a shore.  Mountains were in the background.  

I was wearing a very long dress that twirled about me for miles.  The dress was translucent, softly rainbowed and made of a spiritual material and wind.  It swirled out fanning the waters.  Beside me ,and also over the water, was Heidi Baker.  She was smiling at me with radiant pleasure.  I felt lost in her delight in me.  

In the next scene, I was riding in the back seat of a car as someone was touring me through Saskatchewan.  I looked around and saw deserts of sand and shrub in many areas.  I wondered at how such a thing could be.  I mentioned to the driver, that the places that had once been pools of water in green fields there were now dry patches with minerals on the ground showing where the water had once been.  I was aghast at how our province of Saskatchewan could be so dry.

In the final scene, I saw myself at a lottery counter with a number of "scratch and win" lottery tickets in front of me.  Beside me were three more from which I was sure there was a winner.  But I had a fear of the Lord upon me and a reverence for His name.  I prayed in my spirit, “No Lord, I can not buy those.  Think of Your name and how I would make it look.”

As I prayed about this dream, I felt it was a dream of revival and Saskatchewan.

Jesus is the word of God, and He said, “As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” And with that, he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” (John 20:21 NIV).  The waters represent the masses of humanity.  The mountains represent the Good News (Is 52:7).  As Jesus was in this world, so are we.  We are to be announcing the Good News of the Gospel, the word of God to the masses.  

Heidi Baker represents the Holy Spirit.  She has long flowed in the Holy Spirit with great joy.  She is also known for justice ministry.  In Genesis chapter 1 we see that the word and the spirit work together.  

And the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters.

Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.  And God saw that it was good.

(Gen. 1:2-3 NLT)

 

What was the Holy Spirit doing as He hovered?  He was waiting for the Word of God to be spoken.  He is the power of God to perform it and make it a reality.  He was confirming the word into existence.

In Mark chapter 16, we see this again because God is the same yesterday, today and forever (Heb. 13:5).

And He told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.  And the disciples went everywhere and preached, and the Lord worked through them, confirming what they said by many miraculous signs.  (Mark 16: 15, 20)

As we go out over the waters of humanity, the Spirit of God is delighted to bring hover over those waters to confirm the word into a living reality.  He is waiting with anticipation to make the word and will of God happen on the earth and in the lives of every person He helped create.  

Justice is seeing someone helpless and powerless and helping them.  God wants to help us from Hell to Heaven and to heal our broken bodies.  Physicians are amazing, but sometimes you need a specialist.  And what better specialist is there than the One who created us.  He delights to heal and restore our lives.

In the next scene, I saw Saskatchewan desolate, dry and barren.  There have been places in the body of Christ that once flowed with water, but they have become dry.  God has great concern for us and is releasing a promise over our province.

For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground;I will pour My Spirit upon your offspring and my blessing on your descendants.  (Is. 44:3 NLT)

 

When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst,

I, the Lord,  will answer them; I, the God of Israel will not forsake them.  I will open up rivers for them on the high plateaus.  I will give them fountains of water in the valleys.  I will fill the desert with pools of water.  

Rivers fed by springs will flow across the parched ground.  (Is. 41:17-18)

 

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness for they will be filled. (Matt. 5:6 NIV)

 

We are a province that has welcomed revival both in the 1940’s and the 1970’s and seen our land change.  We are a province that God has marked for Revival Fire again.  He is a generational God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.  He is going to release His water and fire over our province, over the regions, over us and our children and descendants.  

Water is indiscriminate.  It will flow to the lowest places, filling it up and it will touch anywhere it is permitted.  

Lastly, we are not gamblers wishing and wanting revival.  If we want God’s Spirit, the Holy Spirit, then we must do exactly what He says to do:

And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.

“You fathers—if your children ask for a fish, do you give them a snake instead?  Or if they ask for an egg, do you give them a scorpion? Of course not!  So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him. (Luke 11:9-13 NLT)

We fear the Lord and follow His word and ask.  He is abundant in His giving.  When Moses asked to see His goodness, the Lord showed him ALL His goodness and allowed it to pass by Moses.  Not some.  All.

Let us seek this wonderful Holy Spirit, let us announce the Good News to others and let us not be gamblers with revival by wishing and waiting, but in the fear of the Lord, let us take responsibility in prayer and call on Him to do exactly what He is wanting to do; Bring a Great Awakening Revival that will bring souls into the Kingdom.

--TC Smith

salvation armyI had a dream that I was walking down the sidewalk in Spring wearing a navy dress and a pair of ice skates.  At first, I stumbled in them, then I said, “Hold on, I’ve been wearing ice skates since I was kid.  I can do this!”  And I could.  I continued to walk to the Salvation Army and walked in and said to the woman running the store, “I need a pair of shoes, but I don’t have any money on me.  Can I pay you later?”  She enthusiastically said, “Absolutely.”  

I walked to the shoe area and found there were so many wonderful shoes.  My eyes were drawn to a brown pair that were made of leather and had a nice sheen to them.  They were like new.  As I put them on, my whole being felt the comfortable brown shoescomfortableness of the shoes.  I have never had such a comfortable pair of shoes and I didn’t even have to break them in. It was like they were made for me.

I wore them out of the store and thought, “I can do anything in these shoes. I can run, I can walk and do whatever I need to do. And they go with everything”

The spring is a season of transition.  It is neither winter where things are dead, cold or quiet. Nor is it like summer which is a season of fullness where things are in its most concrete form.  It is a season where new life springs forth; it is a season of new things and new beginnings.  Expectancy fills us as we delightfully anticipate the next surprise springing up before our eyes.

See I am doing a new thing!  Now it springs ; do you not perceive it?  I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.  Is. 43:19

 

See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone.  Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.  The fig tree forms its early fruit; the blossoming vines spread their fragrance..” Songs 2:10-13

 

The skates represent something you’ve been doing a long time.  You’ve learned to cope but it’s something for an old season.  Skates are not for spring they are for winter but you are in spring.  The old ways of doing things are not going to work!  It’s time for a change particularly in ministry.  God has a new assignment and a new ministry.  

The store belongs to God, you don’t need money.  You need obedience to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.  When the kings puts on a banquet, it is the job of the servants to get the food, not buy it.  The king pays.  Likewise, God is a gentleman.  When He calls and invites you out, He pays.  So you need to step into the assignment and trust for the finance or the provision of materials you will need for the new season.  

The beautiful brown shiny shoes symbolize a number of things.  Brown represents the humility of the cross and Jesus obedience. (Phil. 2).  We need to be humble, particularly in a day where popularity is the measure of success. Shoes are the gospel of peace (Eph. 6:15).  The comfort means that they were made for you.  Your calling and assignments are tailor made for you specifically.  They always fit. When you go into this next season, you will be surprised by the ease.  

Leaving the store I felt like I could do anything.  The body of Christ will have the power of the Holy Spirit. Particularly in the next move of God.  Currently, we are in the beginning stages of Revival and as Holy Spirit is poured out on the surrendered and bowed life, you will be able to do anything.

I asked the Lord, “Why did you send me to the Salvation Army?”  His response was very emphatic, “SALVATION…… ARMY!”  We wake up individually but serve as an army.

Isaiah 53 Isaiah 61. Ps 68:11 an army of women!

Isaiah 53 is a passage that describes all that Jesus did for the world.  He paid for our sin and rebellion.  Sin brings death and sickness is like tiny doses of death that breaks down the body at an accelerated rate.  Sin separates us from God and caused us to lose our position of authority.  It lead to sorrow and a lack of peace with God.  In the payment of sin, all the effects were dealt with at the root.

Surely He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.
But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. (Is. 53:4-6)

Jesus, through the cross, dealt with sin and all its’ effects.  Then when He died, He cried out in a loud voice, “Father, into Your hands, I commit My Spirit.” (Luke 23:46).  That word spirit in greek is pneuma which means breath, a breeze, soul, God, Christ’s spirit, the Holy Spirit.  In this case Jesus was giving up His soul and The Holy Spirit which He had received without measure.  Placing it back into God’s hands was so the The Father might pour The Holy Spirit out to each of His children who would come to Him by faith.

When we have this Spirit we are revived and our heart is restored to God, but as our heart is restored to God, it becomes restored to man who is the object of God’s affection.  When Holy Spirit is released we have supernatural power to bring good news to the poor, comfort the brokenhearted and release captives.  Revival from the Holy Spirit looks like something.  It looks like Isaiah 61 playing itself out in our society and reforming it.  

Isaiah 61

 

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me,
for the Lord has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted
and to proclaim that captives will be released
and prisoners will be freed.

2 He has sent me to tell those who mourn
   that the time of the Lord’s favor has come,
   and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies.

3 To all who mourn in Israel,
   he will give a crown of beauty for ashes,
   a joyous blessing instead of mourning,
   festive praise instead of despair.
   In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks
   that the Lord has planted for his own glory.

 

Jeremiah 9:24

Those who wish to boast should boast in this alone:
That they truly know me and understand
that I am the Lord who demonstrates unfailing love
and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth,
And I delight in these things.  I, the Lord, have spoken!

Righteousness and justice are the foundations of His throne and are often linked together in scripture.  Righteousness is what God does for us by giving us the righteousness of Christ and reforming our heart towards Him.  Justice is when we partner with God to bring righteousness into the lives of others, particularly the oppressed.  Revival reforms man's heart to God and then to his fellow man and reformation in society always follows.

Look at these examples below:

When George Whitefield and the Wesley brother released revival in the late 1800’s, William Wilberforce was greatly stirred.  He committed his life to the Lord and abolishing slavery.

After a few decades, revival broke out in North America and Abraham Lincoln was affected powerfully and he set himself to abolish slavery in the United States

John Calvin in Geneva was touched by the Lord and ended up educating the poor so they could read their bibles. This greatly expanded the middle class of society because the poor were able to read and also they were able to do greater exploits because their faith was expanded by the word of God.  

William Booth founded the Salvation Army because he was revived by the Holy Spirit and worked against the white slave trade, served the poor and ended the serving of alcohol to children.

Henry Durant founded The Red Cross because he was awakened by the Holy Spirit and he could not let people lay wounded for days or weeks on the battlefield till they died.  The Red Cross was formed to get them off the battlefield and into care.

We are the new Salvation Army in the springtime of our generation.  We are awakening and reforming.

Confirming Prophetic Moment:  

I received notification that the same day I fly to Nigeria with CFaN with Reinhard Bonnke and traveling participants, is the same day that Don Brewster is confirmed to speak at my online anti-human trafficking school at traffickjam.org.  I train people to serve those rescued from human trafficking in Southeast Asia.  Reinhard Bonnke is an evangelist who has seen over 76 million souls saved through his ministry.  This represents the righteousness with God that is brought about by the Gospel.  Don Brewster is one of the world’s leading ministers of justice.  He serves the world and the Lord from within Cambodia and has reformed an entire region for Christ and healed and restored the broken from their effects of sex-trafficking.  Both men are heroes in the faith.  

My point is this:  God does not separate righteousness and justice.  Psalms 103:6  The Lord works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.  They are always together like a married couple - completing one another.

Bless the Lord

Peace and fire,

Tyrelle Smith

TyrelleSmith.com

Traffickjam.org School of Freedom (anti -trafficking school)

I had a dream I was walking by the park in my community.  It was a glorious sunny day.  I saw beautiful women in red dresses, very stylish and in a beautiful bright and fresh red color.  The young handsome men had tuxes on and red accents.  The wedding colors were white and red.  It was a public event, anyone could see.

red and white wedding party
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In the next scene, I am in an old public bathroom waiting to use one of the stalls.  The bride comes in.  It’s not quite time for the wedding.  She’s wearing a lovely but regular dress, not a wedding dress and holding a glass of wine.  She is in no way drunk but is casually drinking.  She looks at me and says, “I need to use the bathroom, I’m going to be sick.”  

Suddenly, for no reason that I can imagine, I am standing beside her in the stall.  I feel Jesus in me.  She throws up.  I see it all.  She looks at me, and I am suddenly overwhelmed with the unconditional love of Jesus for her.  I can literally feel His love and utter acceptance go through my being.  He is bursting in my chest.

It is embarrassing to throw up in front of someone.  Out of my mouth comes, “It’s going to be okay.”  Our eyes lock and we look intently into each other's eyes.  She seems defeated but safe in my love.  There is no shame in love.  No fear of shame.  I know we are about to embrace and I will hold her in His unconditional love.

The last scene was visiting my Grandmother in her care home.  She walked up to me and said, “When you are older, you will understand why I didn’t tell you how much I loved you when you were younger.”  The nurse came by said it was time to go, but my Grandmother laid her head on my lap and rested.  Then I woke up.

This dream is specific for my community but also for the body of Christ.  I was a bystander in my dream and not the main character but rather seeing it from the outside for others prophetically.  

The Lord is saying that it’s almost time for the wedding of the Lamb to the bride.  The bride is not quite ready, and it’s not quite time just yet for the actual ceremony.  But the ceremony is prepared.  The attendants are ready just as John the Baptist was ready.  He rejoiced saying,

The one who has the bride is the bridegroom. The friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete.  (John 3:29 ESV)  

 

These were a beautiful young group is the church at large, and I believe the millennial generation stands at attendance speaking for Christ to prepare the way, they will also be fiery evangelists.  The red dresses and tuxedo accents are the fresh, beautiful blood of Jesus and the white is His righteousness that He alone can give them.  The event is public because they are unashamed and all are invited to receive Jesus.  

The bride is the unfinished church, the fulness of those God has called is not quite all gathered in yet, and it’s not quite time for her to go to the ceremony, but it’s close.  That’s why she is not in her dress.  There is going to be a wave of the unsaved coming.

The old bathroom represents that she is her old life and old time religion with repentance.  Not a religious spirit, old time good old fashioned repentance is what this signifies. The wine represents the world.  She was in no way drunk but is casual with sin.  But her moment is coming to commit to the groom, and she vomits.  Second Peter 2:22 uses vomit to represent sin.  It is going to be a release of His kindness on the earth, a fruit of His Spirit, that will lead them to repentance.  (Rom. 2:4)

Christ in me sees it all.  He is not shocked or surprised.  He knew in the Garden of Gethsemane, what He was going to die for and what it would look like.  Getting rid of it was His idea.  He doesn’t mind seeing it all come out.

She and Jesus in me lock eyes, and His love takes away the shame.  He bore our shame, naked on a cross.  Sin brings shame.  Adam said,

“I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid” (Gen. 3.10).

He covered up because of sin and shame.  Jesus was uncovered on our behalf, and as He paid for the sin, He has the right to remove the sin and the effect - shame.

His unconditional love in me during the dream and saying everything was going to be okay is to show that His love believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things, bears all things and never fails. (1 Cor. 13)  His love for her was safe.

But one thing God impresses on my heart is that although we may be entering one of the greatest evangelistic movements in human history, we must not forget repentance.  We need to see the sin, the vomit and look that person in the eye.  Let them know what their sin is.  Give them a pause as we lead them to Christ to ponder what sin needs to be forgiven and forsaken through repenting.  You can not just receive Christ or the Holy Spirit.  One must repent,

But He is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. (2 Pet.3:9)

 

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.  (John 3:17 NIV)

 

The word condemn in Greek is krino (Strong’s G2919) and means sentence.  God did not want to sentence the world with a guilty verdict but save it from the sentence.  But to be forgiven, one must first see what they have done and apologize and change their mind about the behavior.  And to receive the Holy Spirit one must repent.

Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Acts 2:38 NIV)

The Grandmother is the Holy Spirit and revealer of truth and wisdom.  He does declare the love of Christ to us but not fully.  One must believe rather than totally experience.  There is a specific blessing reserved for those who “have not seen and yet believe.”  Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.  

This is where the walk of faith begins and trust in discovering God’s wonderful unfailing character.  As one matures, wisdom, truth, and intimacy with God through His wonderful Holy Spirit will come and rest upon us.

So in this upcoming move of God, church, we are attendants to those still coming.  We, like John the Baptist, are announcing this glorious lamb that that takes away the sin of the world.  We are ready to stand by when sin comes up and is ready to be forsaken.  We stand beside them in unconditional love, but we look at it for what it is… sin.  Then we prepare to embrace them in safety.  Jesus said,

As the Father sends me, so I send you. (John 20:21 NLT)

These ones are not sin; sin is what they do.  They are children God made and wants to save and bring home into the Family.

--TC Smith