Recently I have experienced the replay of dreams that I had a few years ago.
This is significant in as much as when a dream is repeated a second time, the time of its fulfillment is close.
When Pharaoh had a dream twice Danial said this to him….
“And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass,” Genesis 41:32.
I had this dream a number of years ago which I very recently had again.
I had a dream in which I was an observer of a large company of people who have come to a set of crossroads.
Four roads had met forming these cross roads and all the people had come down the same road and now faced four options.
They had the option of proceeding right, forward or left or they could return from where they had come from.
In this dream I was also aware of the Lord who also was observing this. I looked at the Lord and without speaking I conveyed to Him the thought of “what is going on here?”
Then I began to understand the meaning of this situation, there was no spoken communication between me and the Lord, but nevertheless there was very clear unspoken communication between us.
There are times and seasons in God, some of these seasons are critical, some are optional, some are time sensitive and have far reaching ramifications.
We need to understand the difference between the perfect will of God and the permissive will of God.
“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God,” Romans 12:2.
Life is full of choices and it is these choices that determine how we live our lives and how our lives end up.
Many times we weave in and out of the perfect will of God resulting in our lives being a mix which limits us greatly in our walk with the Lord.
The permissive will of God is that which God permits, but is not His perfect will for us; this often results in the loss of many privileges and blessings.
Our protection against the enemy is predicated upon you and I being in the perfect will of God, we are told to first submit ourselves to God before we can resist the enemy, (James 4:7).
Because we all have free will and the right to choose, God permits Christians to continue in the permissive will of God, albeit with limited access to much of His grace and privileges.
Living on this level is not sufficient to protect us from the encroaching darkness. The prophet Isaiah prophesied about these End–Times in Isaiah.
“For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee,”Isaiah 60:2.
This phrase “Gross Darkness” in the Hebrew language has the thought of dripping with thick darkness. In order to survive this darkness, it is needful for us to be in the perfect will of God.
As I continued to observe what was happening in this dream, I became aware that each road had a name.
The road they walked down to get to the Cross Roads was called The Past. The road to the right was called Selfishness, the road to the left was called Fear and the road straight ahead was called Glory.
I then began to see that some turned back and began to walk back to where they had come from.
These people could not leave the past behind and move on into new and greater things in God.
Some began to turn to the left and go off in that direction, this primarily was because of fear. This fear was generated from not being able to trust the Lord with their lives and move on into the unknown.
Their lives were reasonably comfortable and they were not about to change or risk changing this.
Others turned to the right and went down the road of selfishness. Simply they wanted to do and go where they wanted, and this selfish motivation determined their direction.
Finally a group began to walk straight ahead and began walk up the street called Glory and I noticed that as they began to eagerly walk down this road it got lighter and lighter.
I then turned to see the others who were walking down the other roads and as they walked, it began to get darker.
This encroaching darkness was very slow at first, almost imperceptible, but the darkness slowly increasing the further they went down the road.
As I looked at these people upon whom the darkness was slowly encroaching the story of The Frog and the Kettle came to mind.
The Frog and the Kettle
A famous experiment was once conducted that involved placing a frog in a kettle of water.
Don’t know who ever thought up this experiment, but it serves as an excellent illustration.
If the frog was placed in a pot of boiling water, the frog would immediately jump out so as not to be scalded.
Then the frog was placed into a pot of cold the water. As the frog sat contently in the water, the water was heated one degree at a time.
The frog adapted to the gradual changes in temperature until it boiled to death.
Many Christians today are not aware of the encroaching darkness and are adapting to it without even knowing.
Finally I became aware of the fact that what the Lord was showing me in this dream was Time Sensitive, in other words, many Christians were being brought to a point of decision in their lives and their response to these decisions were limited in time.
We cannot afford to be in the permissive will of God. God is now proving those whom He can trust.
Over the next few years we will see moves of God and changes in the church unparalleled in history, and history will truly become His-Story reaching its fullness and glory in the few years that we have left.
On 28th of March 2008 the Lord gave me a dream which had profound implications regarding the coming harvest.
I found myself in the dream standing on a beach. The tide was almost full and somehow that seemed significant.
The water gently lapped the sandy shoreline and a light coloured mist hung over the water a few hundred meters offshore. The atmosphere was crisp yet warm.
Suddenly a boat appeared through the mist heading towards me. A man was standing holding a tiller and cheerfully called to me saying “Do you want to come fishing?”
I hesitated for a moment then said okay, pushing the boat out at the same time jumping in.
The man’s face emanated a glow that was not of this world. He had a rugged yet refined look; he seemed very focused and determined.
I had the strange feeling that I had been here before but could not quite put my finger on it.
The boat quickly moved out into deep water and stopped, the water was teeming with fish and it almost seemed like the fish wanted to be caught.
This man looked at me and said “My name is Peter.” With that, he threw the net out and what seemed like no time at all he was pulling it in again and the net was teeming with fish.
As soon as the fish hit the deck of the boat, they turned into people of all ages.
I was struggling to get my mind around this unusual phenomenon, when Peter said “The final harvest must be reaped, but it can only be reaped by those who have crossed the River Jordan” and have moved on into the Promised Land.
Suddenly it dawned on me that in my dream I was talking to the Apostle Peter. Before I could speak, Peter continued.
“Jesus was involved in two fishing trips while He walked this earth, one at the beginning of His ministry and one towards the end of his ministry,” (Luke 5:4-10 and John 21:6-8).
Peter continued; “On the first fishing trip the net broke, but on the second trip the net held.
“So it will be in this final harvest, the net will hold. The net broke in the early Church and much was lost, but it will not be so in your day.
“Those who have left the wilderness behind and have crossed over into the promised land, are those who have one goal and motive, which is only to build the Kingdom of God.
“Jealousy, anger, selfish ambition no longer will hinder them nor spoil the harvest. Pride no longer motivates them and they have come into rest.
“The final harvest has begun and will increase in intensity until the end. The end is now in sight the finishing line is in view. What began at Pentecost will finish in your day.
“The great cloud of witnesses watch with great joy and anticipation for the final consummation.
“Just as the harvest began with one generation in my day, so it will finish with this present generation in your day.
“My generation saw the foundations laid. Your generation will see the building completed.
“There will be many in your generation who will overcome all things, even death.
“Your generation saw tares sown into the harvest field. Your generation will see all the tares removed.
“The harvest wave is upon you. You will accomplish in one generation what hundreds of generations have longed to see.
“The Feast of Pentecost must give way to the Feast of Tabernacles. Your generation will accomplish that which the Church could not over the past two thousand years.
“The glorious shadow that emanated from the early Church was just that, a shadow.
“You will see the fullness of the glory of God in one generation manifested in such a way that nothing will be impossible. The miracles we saw were just a foretaste of what was to come.”
Peter paused, looking at the people in the boat he said, “See how the boat has now grown?”
I was amazed the boat was now huge and was accommodating so many people. It was impossible to estimate how many people were now in the boat.
Peter continued …. “The seed of early Church martyrs will blossom in your generation. One seed will produce countless multitudes in the harvest of your day.
“They watch with gratitude to the Lord for allowing them to be a part of what you will experience.
“This seed will explode into continuing ever increasing harvests until the Lord returns. They have waited to see this day.”
Peter looked at me and said, “Tell the Christian leaders of your day, if they seek to profit by this harvest and build their own kingdoms with the harvest, they will be destroyed.
“This harvest is Holy. This fruit is precious. If you cause any to stumble, you will surely be destroyed.”
I felt the force and gravity of what Peter had just said. It hit me like a hammer blow and I had to steady myself somewhat in order not to miss anything more Peter had to say.
Peter continued … “Purity of heart is required for those who are to be involved in gathering this harvest.
“It is the Lord’s harvest, not your harvest! He has waited for this with great longing and anticipation.”
“Bepatienttherefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. Beyealsopatient;stablishyourhearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh,”James 5:7-8.
Finally Peter said … “Don’t be impetuous like I was! Follow the Lord of the Harvest. True sons of God are led by The Spirit of God.”
I began to feel a holy fear which triggered a determination never to hurt or hinder the harvest, never to use it for my own ends and purposes.
Peter looked at me and said, “Great grace will be given to your generation, but great accountability will be required!”
With that he was gone, and I awoke.
Many years ago I had another very powerful dream which recently was repeated.
In this dream I got into an elevator. As the elevator moved up, my life was described on each floor of the elevator.
As the elevator reached each floor, the door opened and on the wall opposite was written the events and purposes and what was happening at that level and time of my life.
Eventually there were just 2 floors left.
The elevator finally reached the penultimate floor. The door opened and on the opposite wall was written: “The release of finance, a transfer of wealth of the wicked to the righteous”.
I walked outside and there was a huge satellite dish, two large Angels and a Flag which read “A Prophetic Voice to the Nations.”
There were no floors left. I was outside, right at the top of the building.
I believe right now we have reached these two top floors in God’s calendar.
Release of finance and the wealth of the wicked to come to the righteous, and every nation now will hear the Gospel of the Kingdom.
The point is this: we are now almost at the top. Release of finance, and the Gospel will be preached to every tribe and nation.
We are the most privileged generation of all time. The end is in sight and we have to finish the race. We are on the final lap.
“I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all,” Ecclesiastes 9:11.
Time – Hebrew: ayth; from root ; time, especially now
Chance – Hebrew: ayth; pega’. Chance, Root: impact
Happen – Hebrew: ayth; qarah, a prim. root; to light upon.
Time and chance impact light upon us all. How we respond to these times and seasons determine our future.
There are set times in God’s plans and purposes which are crucial or central to our growth and development in God. These set times cannot be changed.
“Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her,yea, the set time, is come,” Psalms 102:13.
“To very thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven,” Ecclesiastes 3:1.
“And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand,”Revelation 22:10.
There are times when God in His grace can extend time in order to give us more time to repent. However, that extra time has already been factored into God’s perfect time.
The story of the journey of the children of Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land was written for and applies primarily to this last generation on the earth.
“Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.” 1 Corinthians 10:11.
When they came to the River Jordan, a place where they had to cross over in the land promised to them by God, they refused to cross over.
This was a Kairos moment which cost them another 40 years, eventually resulting in them dying in the wilderness.
I don’t know about you! But to me this is very scary.
“For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, and shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation,”Luke 19:43-44.
Israel has been looking for and waiting for the coming of the Messiah. However when the Messiah did come they missed it.
They did not recognize the time and the season. The sad thing is they are still looking for the messiah.
It’s time to move on! Take hold of God and take hold of your inheritance and destiny which was given to you before this world was created.
We must make a choice before God, the choice is to leave the old and proceed into the new.
~ Neville Johnson ©
The late Neville Johnson of The Academy of Light. Neville was in full time ministry for over 40 years. During that time he founded two Bible schools training ministers and missionaries who are now serving the LORD in fifteen nations. He was Director of Living Word Academy of Light in Australia. With great effect Neville preached the Gospel and taught the Word of God in over thirty nations and ministered in countless ministers seminars around the world. He was burdened for the lost with an apostolic calling to the nations.
Neville returned to be with The LORD on September 1, 2019.