Folks, I have not seen anything in the vision business which is a loonie as this since some jerk wrote a book trying to say that Star piano coverss was a revelation of the Gospel.
In the vision, I was standing on a landmap of the Blip The states stretched out from me in front and behind. I was facing west and above me, from horizon to horizon, ............... an approaching, terrible storm. .............I heard a voice say, "This is the refreshing. IT WILL BE VERY VIOLENT."
Suddenly, I was standing on the flat wheat fields of the Midwest. In the distance, approaching at tremendous speed, was a terrible cyclone funnel cloud. The earth all around this approaching cyclone was kicked up in a tremendous frenzy. As I watched, a series of scenes from the movie adaptation of the American classic by L Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz, passed before me. With each picture, a voice describes things that will take place as this coming "wind" moved across the land. ............It will be institutions of Christian Tradition and influence, including those who claim the "fullness of the Spirit".
I saw the girl Dorothy, in her humility, purity, and faith, as a type of the Bride of Christ. She was running home as the storm approached. Seeking shelter, she ran into her bedroom and climbed into her bed. .............Everything in which you have found safety or comfort but not from Me will be exposed and uprooted."
I found myself standing in the swirling house as it was lifted by the cyclone. .............the Lord said, "There will be those who will call this wind demonic because of what it will make manifest. Demons will be stirred up, the flesh will be made obvious, things formerly hidden will be exposed and seen as they are in relation to My Spirit: BUT THIS WIND IS FROM ME!"
........Jesus said, "I have come not to bring peace, but a sword," ............
Then passing before me was Myra Gulch, the school teacher who hated Dorothy's little dog, Toto, because he constantly stirred up her chickens! ............The Holy Spirit said, "Do you know who I am in this picture?"
Though this would certainly offend the religious, and surprised me, the Lord said, "I am 'Toto" -just like Toto is Dorothy's constant comforter, friend, protector, and guide, I am with you! .................
Then the Lord showed me who will respond as God makes up his army in this hour.
There are three who take up with Dorothy: Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Copiano coversdly Lion. ......Of the scarecrows, God said, "I have chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise. In weakness I will be shown strong." ..........
Of Tin Man, God said, "These are my 'Caleb' people, those who have been 'put out to pasture.'"..........And there is Copiano coversdly Lion, afraid of his own shadow, but loyal to his friends even in the face of death. He is a type of many who, though born of the Lion of Judah, have been Intimidated by the spirit of witchcraft, which hates the anointing.
Steve Van Nattan-- Comment: There you are Bible believer-- The hate for the noble Berean is rampant in Charismania
The Lord said, "The spirit of religion will refuse my army and resist their entrance to and possession of the resources of their kingdom." ..........
It would behoove everyone who hears of the work of the Lord in this hour to remember it was religious leaders, and those to whom the promises had been delivered in former generations, who rejected the appearing of the One for whom they waited! When he came into their midst, they rejected Him because He did not come keeping their interpretation of the traditions they stepiano coversded. Jesus said, "Surely I am coming suddenly. Let him who thirsts take the water of life freely." (Rev 22:20). As God visits us, if you find yourself in the circumstance of Dorothy, longing for more than what you have experienced in the past, thirsty for more of God, welcome that wind!
Don't be offended if He shakes everything in your life.
Steve Van Nattan-- Comment: This is classic to all Charismatic visions. They set the hearer up for acceptance of blasphemous new revelation. Since everything is to be shaken, the hearer has the rationale to pitch his trust in the Word of God. All Rhema boys use this.
Her request to go "Back to Kansas" symbolizes our return to our First Love, Jesus. She learned true love, the true value of the things in her life, the power of faith, the importance of true friends, and of persistence. It took passing through the storm. Jesus longs for true worshippers, "the Spirit and the Bride say, 'Come!'" (Rev 22:17). May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with us all! Amen!
And the farmer hauled another load away,
And you could tell...
By the smell...
That is wasn't a load of hay.
Read our article on L. Frank Baum and his not-so-wonderful Wizard or Oz.