A Vision of The Horsemen & Chariots of Israel in the Valley of Decision — a Warning for The Church!
Whilst searching for a picture this morning, I came across pictures of the Horsemen and Chariots of Israel.
I sensed the presence of The LORD as I was reminded of Elijah being taken up in 2 Kings 2:1-14, and of Elisha at Dothan in 2 Kings 6:8-17, asking The LORD to open his servants eyes to the presence surrounding them, protecting them from the kings army.
I wondered why I was suddenly seeing the same thing — the Horsemen and Chariots of Israel surrounding not just me, but surrounding what appeared to be a bit of a wilderness place that I’d never seen before, with mountains and valleys, and more.
The LORD spoke gently, “This is a picture of the place in which My Church, My People, find themselves at this time!”
Without waiting for me to react, He continued, “This is the Valley of Decision!”
He took me to, “Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of The LORD is near in the valley of decision.” Joel 3:14.
He continued, “My Church has entered the Valley of Decision. Each person individually, each Church as a group, and each denomination corporately must decide to whom they are going to give allegiance and serve in the coming days.
My Remnant Church has made her stand — now it is up to those who cannot, perhaps will not, make up their minds.
This Valley of Decision is where, finally, the wheat and chaff will be separated as this decision will divide The Church.
The Day of The LORD is very fast approaching and My Church needs to be ready. Ready for persecution, ready for revival, ready for Me should I return any minute, even ‘today!”
I asked about the Horsemen and Chariots of Israel?
“They are for the protection, encouragement, and for the use of My Real Church — the Remnant!
They will be on guard but at the same time on standby to defend and protect the Remnant. Some battles they will fight with you, and some, mostly unbeknownst to you, they will fight for you!”
I had a short vision of Christians dying and being whisked away on a Chariot, much like Elijah, although no-one actually noticed! But The LORD said not to focus on that — it was only a minor point.
The main focus is this — The LORD is bringing His Church into line.
Those who have wavered in their decision — some who have never even acknowledged that they have a decision to make — they are the ones who have to now decide whether or not to follow deeper in the way of The Remnant and give The LORD EVERYTHING — money, family, work, church, even life itself – or whether to stay as, and where, they are!
The LORD closed the vision by saying, “That’s what the Horsemen and Chariots of Israel are prepared for today — to accompany My People into and through the Valley of Decision, and then to separate the wheat from the chaff.
Does not My Word talk about a great ‘falling away’?
This is that which My Servant Joel wrote about! It is here, now. It is time for My Church to decide!”
“And it came to pass, when The LORD was about to take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal. Then Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here, please, for The LORD has sent me on to Bethel.”
But Elisha said, “As The LORD lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you!” So they went down to Bethel.
Now the sons of the prophets who were at Bethel came out to Elisha, and said to him, “Do you know that The LORD will take away your master from over you today?”
And he said, “Yes, I know; keep silent!”
Then Elijah said to him, “Elisha, stay here, please, for The LORD has sent me on to Jericho.”
But he said, “As The LORD lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you!” So they came to Jericho.
Now the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho came to Elisha and said to him, “Do you know that The LORD will take away your master from over you today?”
So he answered, “Yes, I know; keep silent!”
Then Elijah said to him, “Stay here, please, for The LORD has sent me on to the Jordan.”
But he said, “As The LORD lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you!” So the two of them went on. And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went and stood facing them at a distance, while the two of them stood by the Jordan. Now Elijah took his mantle, rolled it up, and struck the water; and it was divided this way and that, so that the two of them crossed over on dry ground.
And so it was, when they had crossed over, that Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask! What may I do for you, before I am taken away from you?”
Elisha said, “Please let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.”
So he said, “You have asked a hard thing. Nevertheless, if you see me when I am taken from you, it shall be so for you; but if not, it shall not be so.” Then it happened, as they continued on and talked, that suddenly a chariot of fire appeared with horses of fire, and separated the two of them; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
And Elisha saw it, and he cried out, “My father, my father, the chariot of Israel and its horsemen!” So he saw him no more. And he took hold of his own clothes and tore them into two pieces. He also took up the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and went back and stood by the bank of the Jordan. Then he took the mantle of Elijah that had fallen from him, and struck the water, and said, “Where is The LORD God of Elijah?” And when he also had struck the water, it was divided this way and that; and Elisha crossed over.” 2 Kings 2:1-14.
“Now the king of Syria was making war against Israel; and he consulted with his servants, saying, “My camp will be in such and such a place.” And the man of God sent to the king of Israel, saying, “Beware that you do not pass this place, for the Syrians are coming down there.” Then the king of Israel sent someone to the place of which the man of God had told him. Thus he warned him, and he was watchful there, not just once or twice.
Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was greatly troubled by this thing; and he called his servants and said to them, “Will you not show me which of us is for the king of Israel?”
And one of his servants said, “None, my lord, O king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom.”
So he said, “Go and see where he is, that I may send and get him.”
And it was told him, saying, “Surely he is in Dothan.”
Therefore he sent horses and chariots and a great army there, and they came by night and surrounded the city. And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?”
So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then The LORD opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.” 2 Kings 6:8-17.
~ Chris G. Bennett
Chris Bennett came to salvation in 1962 but didn’t begin ministry until 2007 — a late-comer! Now mandated by The LORD to prophesy and open old wells of revival in the U.K., but especially in Wales. He has also operated Healing Rooms, and worked with deliverance teams, all with his wife, Linda. Happily now doing whatever The LORD asks of them! Founder, with wife Linda, of their ministry The Upper Room Encounter.