On my nightly prayer-walks over the last couple of months, I have found myself calling out to The LORD, “LORD, LORD! There is so much going on!”
That cry was always within the first few minutes of the start of each walk and immediately followed by a confession that I had no idea — no clue at all — as to what The LORD was doing, but I could just sense He was doing something around us. Yet I knew not what.
Then in prayer about ten days ago, The LORD gave me a quick picture vision of what looked like Monument Valley in Utah/ Arizona, (above) but my picture had many, many more sandstone column formations, large and small.
After seeking The LORD for understanding of that picture, I came the revelation that The LORD was in the process of cleaning His House.
The columns represented groups of like-charactered prophets and pastors (both ministers and ministries) who were falling short of the The LORD’s character requirements during the execution of their duties.
The LORD did not mention that these people were in any way delivering false messages, but that there was, say, pride and arrogance in them — character issues — which were getting in the way of the recipient’s acceptance of, and their receiving of, the messages from The LORD.
During a time of fellowship last Monday, I shared this for the first time and received general confirmation of what I understood of the picture’s prophetic interpretation.
Then during prayer, as our host spoke, I received a short four-part vision.
As I saw these visions, I recognised they were based on prophetic symbolism. I later shared the visions with the group and said I could not interpret what I had seen, and would need to seek guidance.
As it transpired, the next day, while in conversation with Prophet Abel Praise, he brought up the exact prophetic descriptions and meanings of what I had seen, saying that they represented Ministers and Ministries. Thus, without him knowing, he reconfirmed my Monument Valley vision.
I then called our group host and she also confirmed what I now understood, as they as a couple, were already working out a similar Word from The LORD and seeking detailed guidance.
Jill and I then discussed all that The LORD had shown, and all that was said through Prophet Abel and our fellowship host, and with more rhema input from The LORD, we saw that this Prophetic Word for us was also a confirmation of where we are, in Him and in ministry, as well as the state of the Church.
However, over the next few days, I was not at peace. I kept wanting to write to Prophet Able and ask about the four-part prophetic vision.
I knew that there was something in the vision interpretation that was important, but further, it would not invalidate what we already knew about the Monument Valley image interpretation.
But yet at the same time, I did not want to burden Prophet Abel further.
One line in Prophet Abel’s message to me was, however, just impossible for me to ignore:
“….. seeing the stone wall of fire not burned; brings you your Moses experience; and I mentioned about the interviews of The LORD; The LORD wants to see our response before HE speaks.” (My emphasis added.)
There is was: “The LORD wants to see our response…… before HE speaks”!
So I wrote for help and explained my four-part vision as follows:
“I saw four short visions, one after another. The first lasted 3-5s, the second and third about 15-20s, and the forth about 5-10 seconds.
The first was a dark aerial view of countryside I took to be the USA.
The second was a vision of ruined stone walls burning. The walls had a single stone column in the front wall and the age of the building structure seemed to be from biblical times or before. There were only walls and yellow flames in the vision, and the walls burned, but were not consumed by the flames.
The third was much the same scene, but the walls were taller and from perhaps a European palace from the 16-1700s, based on the style of the stone architecture and the window and door openings. Again, all that moved were the yellow flames.
The fourth was a group of ordinary men getting onto horses and riding away from me. They seemed to be on a roadway outside a park, with large, round, green-leafed trees on both side of the very wide road. I thought again it was in the USA and about 1850 or so.
After I saw this vision(s) I told it to them all after the prayers were done. I also said that the meaning to this 4-part vision was certainly based on prophetic symbolism, for which I had no knowledge or experience to interpret.”
Prophet Abel replied in interpretation and understanding of this 4-part vision as follows:
“Sharing that the Vision came when you were praying with some ministers adds a great deal of perspective so I see what you mean; about it being concerning them.
Most of these seems to be concerning the Watchmen/ Prophetic Ministries
• The vision of the aerial view points to the position of the eagle and the birds.
Prophetically, eagles represent the prophets, and birds represents messengers. Their function can be unique and also intertwined.
Prophets reveal revelations at different levels. However, messengers carry courtroom revelation. They carry to authority to deliver high level courtroom decrees and verdicts.
• The second and third vision about the walls points to the position of the Watchmen.
Watchmen are stationed on the walls.
The Fires are the Ministers. So the fire on the walls are the Ministries of The Watchmen.
If the walls are in ruins; then it shows The Watchmen Ministries are in a corrupt state.
The impression of ancient times you saw of these buildings; shows that the Watchmen Ministries are also out of touch with the present times. That’s why the walls are still dated in that way.
• Then the Horsemen are those who bring Reports to The Courts of Heaven.
In Zechariah 1:10, an Angel told Zechariah that the horsemen he saw were sent by The LORD to go to-and-fro the earth and they bring back reports to The LORD.
Those ‘ordinary men’, may be angelic who are walking to-and-fro and will now deliver a Report on the state of what they have seen regarding these Ministries.
The LORD certainly is highlighting the state of the prophetic-watchman-messenger ministries and their state in USA, and Europe.
This is stunning.
We will do our part to continue to watch with The LORD JESUS in all that is being revealed through this.”
This again confirmed the dire state of the Prophetic Church as implied by the Monument Valley vision, and not just in the USA. It also gives us a clue as to why.
As I now understand, The LORD is already house cleaning and bringing correction to His Pastors, Prophets, Watchmen and Ministries even now, which have fallen short of His expectations of them.
The other understanding I received from this experience is that when we see something unusual, we need to stop and turn and investigate. It may well be that The LORD is wanting to communicate with us, as He did with Abraham at the Burning Bush.
Monument Valley Image
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~ Angus MacKillop