As we often like to do, the following series of revelations are extracted from various dreams and visions given to Bob Jones. Over the last 30 years he has cultivated his prophetic gifting and is in the custom of receiving dreams or visions on a daily basis ranging from simple words of encouragement to profound insight with significant implications. The ones that follow were taken from various conversations we have had with Him over the last few weeks and then articulated and expanded upon for greater clarity. We chose to present them in this format as prophetic “bullets” in lieu of a prophetic article in order to include more in number and allow our readers to explore the comprehension and application of them.
In a dream Bob was told, “Those who strictly observe past glory will have little expression of present glory because they are solely focused on something that is fading.”
For if that which was but passing and fading away came with splendor, how much more must that which remains and is permanent abide in glory and splendor! Since we have such [glorious] hope (such joyful and confident expectation), we speak very freely and openly and fearlessly. Nor [do we act] like Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the Israelites might not gaze upon the finish of the vanishing [splendor which had been upon it]. 14In fact, their minds were grown hard and calloused [they had become dull and had lost the power of understanding]; for until this present day, when the Old Testament (the old covenant) is being read, that same veil still lies [on their hearts], not being lifted [to reveal] that in Christ it is made void and done away. 2 Cor. 3:11-14 (Amplified)
Those who observe the fading glory of days gone by do so strictly from a misguided perspective and will have no understanding of the things that are yet to take place. Though we build upon the foundation of things that have taken place in the past, we cannot remain exclusively driven by prior expressions of outpouring and revival. There is something new and fresh on the horizon that will be a continual unfolding of the divine attributes and glory of Heaven.
Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty. We cannot allow ourselves to be content to have a retrospective point of view when the greatest glory is yet to come. The Spirit produces liberty and emancipation from the bondage of the past providing the hope of a glorious future in His rest. The Holy Spirit is currently at work equipping and supplying a body of people to live in freedom.
Focus on Light– Not Darkness
There is an admonition coming from the Lord highlighting our need to be more concentrated on the things that He is preparing to do rather than our adversary. Although there is merit in knowing the plans of the enemy in order to mobilize ourselves through prayer and intercession to overcome his plans, it remains imperative for us to set before us the promise of Heaven for this generation.
Our secular media has become a conduit to sow fear and intimidation into the hearts of people. Likewise, there are some misguided doomsday ministries who unfortunately overemphasize the darkness of this generation without giving adequate attention to the light that will also be delegated to a prepared and set apart people. Where darkness abounds, grace will much more abound.
The revelatory anointing resting upon God’s people will allow foresight into the coming darkness. However, it also permits insight into the deposit of virtue and glory to be unleashed in unprecedented measure. We cannot allow ourselves to become overly concentrated on the darkness but exuberant with anticipation of the greatness of God to be demonstrated. Light will always overcome darkness. We are living in a time of great darkness but our directive is to be concentrated on the Light. We are to arise and shine, for our Light has come.
Emphasis on Psalm 27
In 1998 Bob and I brought a word involving promises resident in Psalm 27. The Lord has again emphasized this passage and the promises that were made during that season that are about to become reality. Very often these prophetic indications are made in advance so that prayer and preparation can be offered. When the timing is appropriate, the grace is then released for the promises to become reality. The Holy Spirit seems to be expressing His desire to begin to make real the spiritual truths contained in this awesome Psalm.
Here is a portion of the original word in 1998… Once we were back on the highway it brought us to the intersection of highway 27. This represented Psalms 27. The message of this Psalm is stating that people will live in either separated fear or trusting relationship, based upon our choices. In the vision, Bob and I were directed to go east; for there would be a powerful move of the Spirit somewhere to the East.
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Cleansing of Flesh and Spirit
Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. 2 Corinthians 7:1
There has presently been an emphasis on the cleansing of our spirit in preparation for the Light that is coming. The Lord is sprinkling clean water upon us that we may be made clean from our association with the spirit of this world. We then receive a new heart and a new spirit will be placed within us so that our heart of stone is extracted and a heart of compatibility with heaven imparted. (Ezekiel 36:24-27)
When this is complete we are then capable of receiving more fully the Holy Spirit within us, Who causes us to walk according to His statutes and ordinances. This is the process that makes us “bone of His bone and flesh of His flesh.” From this position our desolate heritages are restored and the favor of Heaven becomes evident.
The Lord is preparing to make “known” the unknown. When our soulish ambitions and agendas are revealed and extracted, it makes way for the revelation of the Lord’s redemptive attributes that we had heretofore been incapable of experientially apprehending. There is a purifying that is taking place in the spirit of God’s people to eradicate mixture and extract the “alloy” of our souls. The Holy Spirit in us will reveal the nature of God that is foreign and unknown to this world.
The Bible declares, “deep calls unto the deep.” The Holy Spirit resident in us is calling out for the deep and lofty things of God contained in His mysteries and divine strategy. There is a divine stirring within the spirit of man to link heaven with earth.
I Have a Dream
In one of his prophetic encounters, Bob was told that the enemy is vigorously working to steal the “dreams” of God’s people. Primarily, the dreams consist of hopes and aspirations birthed in the spirit of Christians that motivate them in prayer and set them on their prophetic journey.
In the experience, the Lord expressed that it was acceptable for His people to contemplate great and lofty things that He is capable of doing through them. That is the admonition to us in Ephesians 3:20-21—
Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen.
If our dreams become exaggerated beyond the parameters of His promise, then He will make adjustments in us that keep it from becoming vain imaginations. With the vision that is being imparted to saints, there is a corresponding faith that is birthed to see it become reality. Our adversary is attempting to bring opposition to those dreams and visions with the anticipated result of birthing hopelessness and depression in its place.
Psalms 126 was given as an outline for this admonition. Those who dream in the greatness and hopeful expectation of God’s restoration are filled with joy. Correspondingly, without vision, people perish in discouragement and confusion and are led into captivity.
We cannot give up the dream and aspiration of being used mightily by the Holy Spirit in the blueprint of Heaven presently being unfolded. We must also continue to dream for our children to be handed a rich spiritual inheritance.