In this vision of November 24, 2013 around 6:15 am, the Lord presented to me a vision that concerns the state of the church.
I was standing on low ground, before me was a highway that was floating in the air some heights above the ground, a short distance from where I was standing. Animals were passing; I could see some giraffes, some zebras, sheep and cattle. This was a journey of both tame and untamed animals moving across my view in huge drive. As these movements came closer passing right before me, it presented much more clearly.
I noted they had faces of human beings, though most of these creatures had animals bodies and still walked in four limbs. At this moment when these creatures passed before me I was able to tell what they were. To my shock, I realized that far above the bridge up in the sky, a dark cloud was slowly forming and slowly assembling and becoming different from the other cloud patterns in the sky, drifting downwards, gloriously dangling and at the same time moving downwards to the hanging bridge. Amazingly and orderly it placed itself a few meters above the floor of the highway. It did not touch the highway road, but rested right above it.
At this moment the Lord made me to admire this thin and fine beautiful cloud. The spirit of the Lord made me to know that I indeed was admiring this cloud of His glory and when I actually longed for it and wanted to be there with Him, the mighty hand of Jehovah God lifted me from where I was standing and by his hand and finger carried me and made me sit right in the middle of His cloud.
He was making me further to know with everything within me that this was His mighty presence that clothed me almost totally being suffocated by it. His love was there, His faithfulness was there. I also felt a strong urgency from that time that the Lord’s people, everyone should get to be there.
Meanwhile as I rested, overwhelmed, the mighty Holy Spirit again appeared to me from this floating posture place in another form: in an image of a giant HEN. It brooded below the cloud that supported me, so I was able to see this HEN below me and indeed, the HEN covered the ground with her wings and it appeared ferocious and so HUGE. At this moment was a change of events. I saw this to be a Mother Hen and she covered her young ones. Again I repeat, this was a very big HEN that is beyond description and no breed on earth can match it..
This mighty scene changed and the mighty hand of the Lord brought me where I was now able to step on this Holy Highway, standing before the mighty Hen.
I also saw that a big ladder had appeared at the right side of the highway, a ladder having staircases as one for boarding an airplane.
As this was a road hanging in the air, you can see the purpose of this ladder. Right before me as I pondered all these quickly transforming events, terrified and completely consumed, I looked as what had been under the covering of this huge Hen. They were not its young ones as I previously thought by the sounds they made when the Hen first presented herself. Instead, from the covering of the Hen, many rats shot out, initially coming out one by one after another. Many, many more rolled over as the Hen shook herself. They appeared weak and dirty and helplessly rolled over down the staircase. I watched and the stirring also caused the real chicks to move away from the mother’s covering but ended up around her. They circled her, later on being drawn back into the covering where they previously belonged. From this point, I only share some of events of this vision, those the Lord has allowed me to share here.
This visitation of the Lord occurred to me during the night of November 24, 2013 and the Lord made me know beyond doubt by the events from this vision that He was speaking to His Church.
The Church Today:
I will start by giving a preview, of where the Church of Jesus Christ is at the moment. Having been saved by the blood of the lamb and Mighty hand from spiritual bondage we can look back previously, in the Old Testament and to the Israelites, who spent 400 years in the house of bondage. She received her release from the yoke of Pharaoh’s throne. The next deliverance story can be written at the Red Sea when the actual drowning of Pharaoh’s army and chariots took place as the Israelites walked on the dry land unharmed. The third stage of this special deliverance is purely spiritual and involves Egypt’s lifestyle being taken out of their minds, and agent of their deliverance in this stage is the spirit of fear of the Lord. Walking in His Spirit will also see them possessing Canaan and escaping judgments that disobedience to the statutes of the Lord brings.
“That day the Lord saved Israel from the hands of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians lying dead on the shore. 31 And when the Israelites saw the mighty hand of the Lord displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord and put their trust in him and in Moses his servant.” Exodus 14:30.
The Lord was essentially saying that the ultimate deliverance and inheritance of the promises were embedded on the understanding that Pharaoh’s first born must die to start the process. The Egyptian army must be drowned and the people of Israel must respond to this events by fearing the Lord. To summarize this revelation deeper still, it would mean that this threefold salvation entails the Lamb being slaughtered, a newness being achieved at baptism by His Spirit that also drowns the enemy, and the spirit of fear of the Lord walking with the delivered saints.
The Church is at that stage between the drowning in the Red sea and the entry into Canaan. This was the most important stretch in the lives of Israelites, where their maximum obedience was DEMANDED.
Sadly, it was also the point in history that they were most rebellious and out rightly sinned. Though they were under His covering, they constantly remained a stiff-necked assembly. This vision accurately illustrates the state of the Church at that stage and what God is doing in the process.
From what He is revealing and communicating from this vision, we can see very well that anyone who has been redeemed by the Blood of Jesus either chooses the narrow way or the wider way. Of course these are symbolic of righteous walk and sinful walk. The sinful is a walk that walks over and tramples upon the blood, regarding it as no important a sacrifice, a walk that well illustrates the current apostasy in the Church.
The Lord has lavishly purchased His Bride and invested in her by giving her the Holy Spirit of truth who is able to lead her. This spirit also speaks of His warmth and prosperity. Now we know from His word in Isaiah, that the dark cloud and the pillar of fire that led His people in the wilderness was actually the Holy Spirit, and under this cloud also was His protection.
“In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old. Yet they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit. So he turned and became their enemy and he himself fought against them. Then his people recalled the days of old, the days of Moses and his people– where is he who brought them through the sea, with the shepherd of his flock? Where is he who set his Holy Spirit among them, who sent his glorious arm of power to be at Moses’ right hand, who divided the waters before them, to gain for himself everlasting renown, who led them through the depths? Like a horse in open country, they did not stumble; like cattle that go down to the plain, they were given rest by the Spirit of the LORD. This is how you guided your people to make for yourself a glorious name” Isaiah 63:9-14.
Manna from heaven came thereafter, it was in this wilderness journey that they learned God as Rapha that will not only heal there bitter waters but their frail and beaten bodies. It was to be perpetual ordinance from that time of healing of bitter Water of Marra, that anytime they will come a cross bitterness of life they were simply required to get that tree (the cross of Jesus from Calvary) and throw it down the bitter situation and turn their lives into sweetness. When they rebelled away from God they were denied the privileges that come with walking with God. In the wilderness journey, the Bible talks of many of them died because of same disobedience.
“For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea. They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea. They all ate the same spiritual food and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ. Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them; their bodies were scattered in the wilderness. Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did” 1 Corinthians 10:1.
But the word of God also records that some of the Israelites continued to enjoy the covering of the Lord for a while and continued to secretly choose sin and commit evil in the assembly. Some of them like Korah, Dathan and Abiram even used their position and well being in society to stage rebellion against the way of the Lord. In fact, after the golden calf which the Israelites worshipped from that day of the sword of the Lord, they made sin a secret affair, It was where the rebellious ones like Nadaab, Abihu and the likes of Achan, decided they can sin and at the same time serve God in the assembly before the Lord and before his people. The mixed multitude with mixed characters was among God’s people, the separation was needed and it’s the same holiness that God illustrated through the dietary laws that he gave them.
“The Lord spoke again to Moses and to Aaron, saying to them, 2 “Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘These are the creatures which you may eat from all the animals that are on the earth. 3 Whatever divides a hoof, thus making split hoofs, and chews the cud, among the animals, that you may eat. 4 Nevertheless, you are not to eat of these, among those which chew the cud, or among those which divide the hoof: the camel, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you. 5 Likewise, the shaphan, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you; 6 the rabbit also, for though it chews cud, it does not divide the hoof, it is unclean to you; 7 and the pig, for though it divides the hoof, thus making a split hoof, it does not chew cud, it is unclean to you. 8 You shall not eat of their flesh nor touch their carcasses; they are unclean to you” Leviticus 11: 2.
Through these dietary laws, its evident that the Lord is concerned with the formation of our feet. That is, how we walk and what we eat, which in its deeper meaning that which we meditate. What the Church eats will determine what she meditates, all these will translate into the path she has taken, you should be aware it is only through the strait gate that leads the bride to the wedding of the lamb (Revelations 19:7-8)
This lifestyle in the Church tends to be comfortable in sin. Biblical parallels are where Dagon is placed side by side with the Holy Ark of the covenant of the Lord. No falling is witnessed immediately, but Dagon is doomed to fall in the midnight hour and come the next day the disobedience will be spoken of better from the rubble, rolling away through the ladder of destruction and lifeless remains of characters . This was a mighty occurrence that spoke louder and powerfully in rebuke of sin among the people of God. These days going forward the Lord is speaking even louder through his acts that fulfills prophecies in out time, He speaks the message of holiness through frightening phenomena.
I believe like the story of Ananias and Saphira that is where the church has arrived, where Glory and revival comes with prompt judgment for those who have abused the blood and grace and instead specialized in open rebellion and continuous sinning.
“When the people of Ashdod rose early the next day, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the LORD! They took Dagon and put him back in his place. But the following morning when they rose, there was Dagon, fallen on his face on the ground before the ark of the LORD! His head and hands had been broken off and were lying on the threshold; only his body remained” 1 Samuel 5:3-4.
Most Churches and Clergy may not see the effect of secret sin in their lives, but they will see the ramifications when harsh penalty finally arrives and the season is here; where the Lord is stirring His covering that has housed the unscrupulous saints and false servants and present them to His judgment. This is exactly what the presence of God is doing in the Church: exposing. It will eventually plague those in his own house that have turned His dwelling place to be den of robbers. We can look at the events in the Church and conclude that the Church appears to have borrowed much from the world.
“But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication” Revelation 2:14.
This is a rebuke of the church in Pergamos for HOLDING THE DOCTRINE OF BALAAM of being unequally yoked with the world. Satan has successfully infiltrated many churches today, most in fact. All across the world, churches today are saturated with ignorance, demonic music, and doctrines of devils. Many pastors and youth ministers have fallen for the Devil’s big lie that the best way to reach today’s youth is through so-called Christian music that mimics the unsaved world’s music.
“For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” 1 Peter 4:17.
The Lord must have been addressing this kind of house rebellion when He walked into the temple, found business persons who thought He was in for their business. But the zeal for His Father’s house drove Him to strike with whip and turned tables and release the doves that were being sold.
This is what a section of the church seems to be doing. Where even servants make money out of selling miracles and doves (Holy Spirit). They talk of sowing seeds and reaping from what you have given financially, but introduce gimmicks and deceptions hidden from the unsuspecting saints. Scandals and waves of false miracle claims have wounded the church, in some assemblies worse than others. Misuse of grace, as a ticket to walk in sin, these are the scenarios that Jesus seemed to address at the temple. We also know from the scriptures, Jesus, before this event, had been partially received as the Messiah in the triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Later on, He moves into the temple courts and rebuke sin in the temple; He further speaks parables that relates to rebellion of Israel (the natural olive tree) against the Messiah, but again His authority is questioned and He moves out of the temple through Eastern gate. Facing the prophetic mount Olive, He turned backwards and faced their temple and He proclaims they will never see Him until that day He will come as conquering King.
You start to see that there are faces in the modern Church that will never see Jesus again that are already given over to Satan. But even what is astounding in this events is how He address their previous rebellion and current abuses.
What we must do:
Comparing the love the Father had for them which is symbolic of that of a Hen covering, protecting and feeding her young ones, this is exactly how he has treated the church and how a section of the church has paid him back, trampling his blood underfoot, the warning is that the blood of Jesus was only shed once and for all no other sacrifice is left to atone the sins of mankind.
“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean. “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men’s bones and everything unclean. In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness. “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the prophets and decorate the graves of the righteous. And you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our forefathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.’ So you testify against yourselves that you are the descendants of those who murdered the prophets. Fill up, then, the measure of the sin of your forefathers! “You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell? Therefore I am sending you prophets and wise men and teachers. Some of them you will kill and crucify; others you will flog in your synagogues and pursue from town to town. And so upon you will come all the righteous blood that has been shed on earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah son of Berekiah, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. I tell you the truth, all this will come upon this generation. 37 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing. 38 Look, your house is left to you desolate. 39 For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.'” Mathew 23:25.
The Lord indicated that they will only see Him when He comes back with hosts of heaven and with the saints. We know this to be true according to Zechariah, when they will look at the one they pierced and marvel, at His coming. He will take the same route, only this time it will be a judgment route. Right from mount Olive as He moves down into the Temple, every knew will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord.
“But your dead will live; their bodies will rise. You who dwell in the dust, wake up and shout for joy. Your dew is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead. Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by. See, the LORD is coming out of his dwelling to punish the people of the earth for their sins. The earth will disclose the blood shed upon her; she will conceal her slain no longer” Isaiah 26:19.
In the above scripture, Prophet Isaiah saw this visitation, the glory that carry the blessings as well as judgment. Where he speaks of the entering into the presence of God, which also marks the closing of door after the people of God, no one enters after because the door closes and those who are out are in darkness for damnation, very similar with the days of Noah.
In my November 24, 2013 vision, the Lord is separating His Bride for this ultimate eternal blessing of the everlasting presence of God. For those who are tried and found true, apparently in the Bride company, He still finds those who are not properly dressed in their wedding gowns. Overcome by sin they have moved on with the old Egyptian lifestyle despite mighty deliverance by the blood of Jesus.
You must see here that Isaiah speaks of the coming Judgment of the Lord when He comes, but really, the Church should know that judgment has already started in the house of the Lord.
When order is achieved in the House of God and the glory manifests among His people, it either brings blessings or judgments, depending on how the Church will receive it. If it is received with reverence it will bring tremendous blessings. But the opposite will happen if God’s glory is profaned.
May the Lord Bless you as you prepare for the Wedding of the Lamb and His coming.
~ Prophet Peter Odhiambo
Prophet Peter Odhiambo of Heart Revival Network International, Kenya is a Prophetic End-Time Minister of the Gospel, preaching in Crusades and open air Revival meetings. The LORD continues to show him the apostasy in the Church and the need to prepare the Bride, fit for the Wedding of the Lamb, as in Revelation 19:7-8.