On 15th October 2015, well before the vision for CTNTP had come to my attention, I was in Norwich for a meeting. Later the same day, as a guest for tea at a large Georgian house a few miles away, I unexpectedly found myself sitting praying with two others in a tiny room that our host kept reserved for prayer.
The Lord gave me some pictures, here are two of them:
- A tractor ploughing a field, with birds feeding, flying and swooping behind it.
- A musical triangle – the three equal sides representing The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit – but it was being used as a fire alarm – sounding an alert that the fire of The Spirit was coming!
I believed they might be significant and simply recorded them in my journal to see what else The Lord might say in the future?
26th February 2018, I was sitting in our CTNTP Team Meeting in Coventry (see also the last Blog Post regards ‘Joy’ – click here) and during a time of listening to The Holy Spirit, I felt Him speaking to me about that word about the tractor ploughing. I drew a simple picture of this on a piece of paper. (It was so simple that I forgot to actually draw the plough!!).
At the same time, two other members of our Team also heard from The Lord. One wrote, ‘Harvesting’ and ‘Combine Harvester’, the other, the word ‘drill’ (seed drill?), but then thought this referred to, ‘a plough turning over the ground’.
Our attention was then drawn to this passage in Amos 9:13:
“The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when the reaper will be overtaken by the ploughman and the planter by the one treading grapes. New wine will drip from the mountains and flow from all the hills,
We felt God was talking to us about ‘The Land’ of the UK, about our vision for prayer walking, also about ‘ancient pathways’ and the importance of all this to what He is about to do, about to release upon our Nation in extraordinary measure!
Sound the alarm!
Fire alarms go off suddenly, without warning. Flames spread fast! I believe the ‘Holy Trinity Fire Alarm’ is about to sound out over the UK!
Are we ready, not to run-away, but to run with God? Are we ready to abandon our usual pattern of doing things and flow with Him only where The Holy Spirit takes us, spreading far and wide the gospel of Jesus Christ in whatever way He guides, to instantaneously see thousands upon thousands ‘Born Again’!?
There is a real sense that it, whatever ‘it’ will look like, is all going to happen very quickly! We have ploughed – and continue to do so – we have sown – and still do – and although maybe we presently see some harvest for The Kingdom of God, actually we have seen nothin’ yet! (someone spoke a word over me several years ago, that I had seen nothin’ yet!).
5778 – Year of new beginnings
I subsequently came across a prophetic word dated 8th January 2018, on the website, everydayrevivalists.com, given by Nate and Christy Johnston. It starts off:
‘On the 10th of October, we were In Washington D.C when I had a dream where the Lord said to me “Prophesy HARVEST, and blow the trumpet of JUBILEE!” This really grabbed my attention because prior to flying over to the United States only a week earlier God began speaking to us about the billion soul harvest prophesied by Bob Jones years ago. We both had a strong sensing that the church was crossing over into a time of harvest that would be unlike any other time in history, and as we entered the new Jewish year of 5778 it would be the beginning of the harvest of all harvests. [My emphasis]. These two keywords have continued to ring loud and clear in my spirit for 2018 and I pray these following words encourage you to grab hold of the breakthrough available in this exciting time in the body of Christ!’…
Read the whole word – click here
Not just a few straggly ears!
Probably more than thirty years ago, I remember seeing a photo in a magazine I believe, of a whole line of combine harvesters in North Dakota, USA, harvesting a vast golden wheat field, which stretched as far, far as the eye could see. The memory has stayed with me ever since and often over the years I have often said to people that this surely represents the fulness of the ‘end-time harvest of souls’ prior to Jesus’ return. No returning to a few ‘straggly broken down ears’!
Are you ready to boldly walk our Land, to sow but also to bountifully reap? It may be that it’s all going to get a little crazy around here!
‘You take care of the earth and water it, making it rich and fertile. The river of God has plenty of water; it provides a bountiful harvest of grain, for you have ordered it so. You drench the ploughed ground with rain, melting the clods and leveling the ridges. You soften the earth with showers and bless its abundant crops. You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.’
Psalm 65: 9-11 (NLT)
Ps. In my tractor sketch, what do the birds following the tractor signify, (yes they are birds, really!), well read our next Post, ‘Hovering Birds’ – click here.