The morning of August 31st, I heard the Lord say, “I am offended by the lack of expectation from my people!”
It really surprised me at first, because I was right in the middle of praising and thanking Him for a revelation He’d just given through a dream. This particular dream has set me on fire with anticipation for what the Lord has planned for His people.
Prior to this dream, several pastor friends had been asking if it might be possible for me to come speak to their congregations about the dreams and visions I write about. With some being outside the U.S., I’d responded by saying that if it was God’s will, He’d have to make a way, especially the time needed for traveling such vast distances.
So, I’d been thinking along those lines. Even with all the social networking and satellite transmission capabilities, there’re still so many areas around the world not able to access such services. It’s still necessary for the Body of Christ to travel to and from to minister in these areas. Then I thought about what might happen if the communication systems we now take for granted are interrupted, or martial law instituted? These minor inconveniences we now experience will pale in comparison.
I quickly brushed off all the negative thoughts, and began thanking Him in advance for always making a way. Then came the dream…
The dream began with me suddenly appearing in a large room full of chairs. There were a couple of people with me. Although I didn’t see their faces, I knew they were close friends of mine, and we’d come to minister to this group of people. We were to sit on the front row, and I somehow knew I was there as one of the speakers. As people began to fill the room, I realized I was in another country. Then a familiar face entered the room, and I immediately knew where we were. It was then I realized, God had translated me to India!
As my friend entered, he quickly took a seat near the back of the room. I rushed over to him and said, “Micah (not real name), come sit with us in the front!” He looked at me and started to come, but then a look of regret spread across his face, and he turned and walked back to his chair. You’d have to know him to fully understand, but he’s one of the most humble people I’ve ever come across. I knew he was supposed to be a part of what was happening, but he didn’t feel worthy to sit in the front! End of Dream
Upon awakening, I excitedly went before the Lord to pray and receive confirmation of what’ I’d been shown. It was revealed that the dream was an answer from the Lord in response to my prior reasoning about what it will be like when communications are interrupted, and martial law’s instituted in various places. Also, the Lord told me to immediately give Micah the following message: “When the Lord calls you to the front, do not refuse Him. Sit where the Lord tells you to sit.” So I sent my friend this message, then proceed to write up the dream. It was then the Lord showed me much more…
Before I give you the remainder of the Lords message from that morning, I’d like to share a personal experience that I’ve never spoken about openly. Six years ago, I was reading about translations; those mentioned in the Bible, along with personal accounts from pastors and missionaries in countries where modern forms of transportation aren’t available. I also read a few testimonies of Christians who’d been translated while asleep; sent to pray with, lay hands on, and minister to others all over the world. I was so fascinated with the subject and told God He could use me like that if He so desired.
A couple weeks later, I was on my way to a weekly Bible study at a Church I attended at the time. I traveled the same course every week and always dreaded the junction where I had to exit the interstate, then immediately cross four lanes of heavy 5:00 pm traffic (in less than a quarter of a mile) to make a right hand turn toward the church. This was always a stressful maneuver for me to make, as I had to judge my speed and timing perfectly.
That particular Wednesday seemed no different than any other as I traveled down the interstate towards church. It dawned on me I’d better get in the right lane because my exit would be coming up soon. So I turned my head to look over my right shoulder before changing lanes. I remember taking a deep anxious breath, as I always did – dreading that stretch of road before the right hand turn. But when I turned my head back towards the front, everything had changed. I was no longer on the interstate, but sitting in the right hand lane, at the stop light, the second car from the front! I was just sitting there, waiting to make my right turn!
“What just happened?” I was totally disoriented for a few moments as I tried to wrap my head around what was going on. Then a feeling of joy spread over me as I realized God has just showed me what it felt like to be translated. For me, it was literally a turning of my head, and I was somewhere else! I believe He used such a seemingly trivial situation in answer to my studying of the topic and prayers about it; and in His gentleness, didn’t want me frightened by the experience.
Now, fast forward six years… I’m sitting down to type up the translation to India dream. The memory of the time the Lord translated me on the highway had just come to mind, when the Lord tells me that wasn’t the only time I’d been translated! He then showed me a vision of two other times. For lack of space, I’ll only relay one of those times:
The Lord showed me a dream I’d had one night in 2014. The “dream” started with me suddenly appearing in a large room full of people. It was a casual gathering of some sort. All of us were facing about ten people at the front of the room, who were leading us in a sing-along. The music and words to the song were beyond anything I’d ever heard, and fill me with excitement and joy. It was as if I knew everyone in the room, and we were all of one mind.
The Lord reminded me how happy and excited I’d been upon awakening the next morning. He then revealed to me it was not a dream, and that I’d been allowed to attend an actual gathering in Heaven! It was then revealed that many of us have already experienced translations. The Lord said,
“Many of my people have experienced this, but do not know it. If they ask, I will reveal it to them.”
Next, He reminded me of his message to my friend: “When the Lord calls you to the front, do not refuse Him. Sit where the Lord tells you to sit.”
Brothers and sisters, when I heard that, I immediately knew many in the Body of Christ are holding back because they don’t feel worthy of being mightily used by God. Unless we change our attitude about this, when He calls us to the front lines, there will be those who refuse Him and shrink back.
So here I was on the morning of August 31, totally immersed in praising Him for things too great to comprehend, when I heard the Lord say:
“I am offended by the lack of expectation from my people!”
When I heard this, I felt His great sorrow. I then began repenting for all the times I’d prayed and not expected His absolute best for me, for all the worrying and fretting I’d done through the years. Then the Lord said,
“Tell my people, the time will come when no man can work – but with God all things are possible.”
“Do not be afraid of martial law; martial law will not be able to contain you!”
TO BE CONTINUED…. On September 14th, when I thought I was ready to post, the Lord gave an additional Word, which fully explains the urgent necessity for His people to FULLY EXPECT His miraculous provision.
The Lord has shown me that physical and spirit translations, miraculous signs and wonders, will be the norm for His Anointed Ones. But those who have a lack of expectation will experience something altogether different. He’s also given me a Word of something I never would have imagined – about to be unleashed against His people.
God willing, Part 2 will be posted by week’s end…
Isaiah 30:18, “Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you; And therefore He will be exalted, that he may have mercy on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; Blessed are all those who wait (expectantly) for Him.”
1 Corinthians 2:9, “Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, Nor has entered into the heart of man the things God has prepared for those who love Him.”
Hebrews 10:38, “Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.”
Psalm 9:9-10, “The Lord will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.”
Mark 16:19-20, “And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following.”