An interesting thing happened to me this past Sunday that hasn’t happened to me in a while, but is a true working of The Holy Spirit.
Many of you saw my post this week about the dream I had about going into this Church that looked like The Church Alive in Mason Ohio.
In the dream, when I went in the people were singing songs, but the presence had not as of yet fallen. So when i went in I stepped into the middle of the seats in the middle of the room and got down on my knees and began to sing the Bethel song by Jenn Johnson “I Love Your Presence” acapella.
Suddenly the people began to sing it with me and the presence of God came into that sanctuary.
Now when I got up I wrote about this dream and posted the song. If I am not speaking somewhere or I don’t get to go to Church on Sunday, I always watch The Church Alive via live-stream, but I even missed that live this past Sunday, so when I posted about this dream Pastor Donna Kelly commented on the post that this had actually happened in their Church service.
She said that about the middle of the worship service that they had begun to sing this same song and that the presence became very thick in there!
Whewwww, now I am not sure if because I missed that service, that God allowed me to see it and experience it in this dream, or that I was interceding for it but I know this: I saw it….
“As for my attitude, though I am absent from you in body, I am present in spirit, and I have already decided and passed judgment, as if actually present, In The Name of The LORD Jesus Christ, on the man who has committed such a deed. When you and my own spirit are met together with the power of our Lord Jesus,” 1 Corinthians 5:3-4 (AMPC).
It is obvious by this scripture that Paul is saying that he was meeting with them in The Spirit, because he says that he is absent from them in his body.
I truly believe that if we have ever told God to use us that he will if he has our permission.
Now I know to some this seems a bit crazy but there is no distance or time in the Spirit. Why? Because it is the eternal realm and God can take us places in The Spirit even though we are still somewhere else in our dreams or in a vision etc…
Since 2020 is the year of seeing and speaking forth what we have seen, God is going to begin to show us things to come in an even greater dimension and for some in dimensions that we have never known!
2020 is a year of the 2020 vision as you have already heard many say.
God does everything as it is needed in the earth and right now as darkness is trying to cover the earth we need to have foresight more than ever!
I believe that God has shown me three things through this dream encounter:
- First, we are not going to have to depend on natural means to go and do what we are called to do!
God, like in my dream can cause us to be places that we could not get to in the natural and allow our Spirit to go where we need to go or at least see it in The Spirit.
I am not sure what my singing of that song in that service had to do with the presence falling there, but I don’t believe that God would have gone to the trouble of showing me that, and then showing me that it happened, had He not of wanted me to know this.
- In the dream He had me singing about loving the presence and loving Jesus, then it happened in the actual service that day.
Last night after all of this happened, i was watching a video of Ryan LeStrange talking about 2020 and he said that we must be presence driven in this year and that God was looking for a Church that is presence driven.
It literally confirmed what I had felt and seen in this dream. We have to fall in love with Jesus again in this next year of 2020 and if we will return to our first love then we will have the presence and we will begin to have 2020 vision because we will have his heart and his eyes to see!
- I believe through this dream that God is saying that we will begin to have The Book of Acts type encounters in The Spirit, out of necessity, to get to the places and people that we are to get to.
Phillip, because of the need to preach to the Eunuch in Acts chapter 8 went and preached to him in his chariot and when he was finished, the Bible says that he was caught away in the Spirit and the Eunuch saw him no more!
“And when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of The LORD [suddenly] caught away Philip; and the eunuch saw him no more, and he went on his way rejoicing,” Acts 8:39 (AMPC).
Now folks this is not the Old Testament, this is what type of miraculous things happened when God was birthing the Church!
This was a literal translation. So how much more do you suppose that God is going to do these kinds of things in these last days out of a necessity to bring us into these end times and to show the world what he can do through His people!
I hear The LORD saying:
“Get ready My Lovers to begin to move out in 2020 with the insight that you will receive from me from your intimate encounters with Me!
As you seek Me first and fall in love with Me more intimately, you will begin to have 2020 vision and I will give you foresight and insight into the deeper things!
You have cried out for the things that you are about to see take place and now I will bring these things into being!
There are many whose eyes are closed and are closing because they can not see for the religious traditions have blinded them and yes they will be even more blind in these days ahead if they do not repent of their dead works, but blessed are your eyes for they will see even more, because to whom much is given will be given even more and to those who do not see will be taken away even that which they have!
The divide will be even greater between the two but you will shine in this darkness and you will see to a greater degree than ever before!
Get ready for many encounters, for this year is about to be the ride of your life!”
~ by Jo Ellen Stevens
Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.