"You shall smite the Midianites as one man."
I SEE ENGLAND IN TRAVAIL:
God gives me a prophetic vision, as a sign to you, for in God's Word, He says regarding the end time out-pouring of His Spirit, that visions and prophecy will be a very prevelent sign of His abiding presence in the church. (Acts 2:28, Acts 2:17-21)
In this vision I see the church in England "travailing" to bring forth spiritual children. She is in hard labor and is crying out. This cry is heard and is being taken up---is being "lifted up;" by the church in Canada and the United States.
LIKE ARROWS IN THE HAND OF THE MIGHTY MAN:
An arrow comes forth from England and it is a "Mighty Man." The arrow is straight and true. God says: "When you see him, you will recognize him. Following this there was a flurry of arrows, directed very specifically at a single target.
I am sending these arrows forth says God, under My direction, and they shall not miss the mark. This is a concentrated efort. The direction in which the arrows were being sent was "America."
GOD IS BRINGING FORTH A NEW THING:
As these arrows went where God sent them, something was taking place in the church in the church in America. New life was beginning to spring forth and to increase as this new thing God is doing begins to take shape and to grow to maturity.
AS ARROWS IN THE HAND OF A MIGHTY MAN:
"Like arrows in the hand of a mighty man..."
There was a man says the Spirit of the Lord, and he longed for children. He loved children and he had dreams for these children. Now the Lord would say unto you: What is this in your hand "mighty man?" For I have filled your house with children.
THE CHURCH IN AMERICA AS A MIGHTY MAN:
I see the church in America even as this "mighty man." And he is gathering the arrows in his hand and lifting them toward heaven as he hears the word of the Lord in a fresh new way.
Hear Me says the Lord: "Lo children are the heritage of the Lord and the fruit of the womb is His reward. As arrows in the hand of a mighty man; so are the children of the youth. Happy is the man that has his quiver filled with them." They shall not be ashamed; but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate."
"Listen to me O coastlands, and hearken you peoples from afar. The Lord called me from the womb. From the bowels of my mother he named my name. He made my mouth like a sharp sword, in the shadow of his hand has he hid me. He made me a polished arrow,in His quiver has He hid me and He said: You are My servant Israel, in whom I will be glorified.
But I said: I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and vanity; yet surely my right is with the Lord and my recompence with my God. And now says the Lord who formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him and that Israel might be gathered to Him, for I am honoured in the eyes of the Lord, and my God has become my strength. He says: Is it a light thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will give you as a light to the nations, that My salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.
Thus says the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel and His Holy One to one deeply despised abhorred by the nations, the servants of rulers: Kings shall see and arise; princes, and they shall prostrate themselves; because of the Lord who is faithful ---the Holy One of Israel, who has chosen you. Thus says the Lord: In a time of favor I have answered you, in a day of salvation I have helped you. I have kept you and given you to be a covenant to the people to establish the land, to apportion the desolete heritages; saying to the prisoners: "Come forth" to those who are in darkness: "Appear!"
STRENGTHEN MY ARROWS SAYS THE LORD TO HIS CHURCH:
Certain of the arrows begin to speak and to say: "I have spent My strength for nothing!" For they have come to America and now they feel aimless. Still I see this "mighty man" in England, with his bow and under God's direction, he keeps sending these arrows forth and they are "hitting the target!"
You must pray for this work and for these arrows says the Lord. There is more to come. There is discouragment among many of them. They are discouraged for they have lost the initial vision and purpose.
PROPHESY THE WORD OF THE LORD TO MY CHURCH< YOU SERVANTS OF THE LORD:
You came here with a specific purpose. Many of you with a word from the Lord for the church in America. Now then, the word of the Lord comes to you to strengthen you:
He shall not fail nor be discouraged till he has set judgment in the earth...and the isles wait for His law. He that created the heavens, that stretched them out; He that spread forth the earth, and that which comes out of it. He that gives breath to the people on it, and spirit to them that walk therein...
I the Lord have called you in righteousness, and will hold your hand, and will keep you and give you for a covenant of the people, for a light to the Gentiles; to open blind eyes, to bring prisoners from prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house. I am the Lord, that is My name, and My glory I will not give to another, neither My praise to graven images. Behold the former things are come to pass, and new things I declare: Before they spring forth I tell you of them. Sing to the Lord a new song and His praise to the end of the earth."
You are not in the wilderness for nothing says the Lord. This "wilderness" so to speak is a great "MISSIONS FRONTIER" and it is yet in the incubation stages. I am the voice crying in the wilderness. Lift up the voice and prepare the people.
YOU SHALL RETURN TO ENGLAND LIKE A FLAMING ARROW:
I intend to return you to England with those prepared, with a strength you have not yet known. It shall be a great gospel mission and I shall so unite you as "one" that you shall fly and yet as you are sent forth and you hit the target, your flaming arrow shall send a shower of flaming arrows (yet one in the hand of your God) forth in all directions, and theyshall not be consummed because you shall be prepared and go filled with My Spirit and your vision no man shall take from you.
UNITED: THE ONLY WAY TO FLY:
They that are many are "one" in My hand says the Lord, "not by might, nor by power; but by My Spirit says the Lord." It shall not be by man's inventions and programs that you see this come forth says the Lord. There are those who love to exalt man, and the strength of man; but not so with this work says the Lord. Didn't I say: "When you see "HIM" you will recognize Him?"
"He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand."
Then the word of the Lord came to me saying: You can insert the name of nation after nation as the "woman in travail." And I would say to My church: I have sent ambassadors to you and put My words in their mouth to prosper you in all of your ways. Be even as that good ground in the parable of the sower and the seed. For I have lent My vineyard to those of whom I shall require fruit in it's season. My quiver is full of sharp arrows, and I am about to bend My bow, and to send forth a shower of them to the nations. There they shall speak with the enemies in the gates. I tell you beforehand, that you might be prepared!
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JUDGING THE PROPHETIC WORD:
God uses the metaphor of "arrows" for a number of things in His word. But often for "words." Whether good and edifying words, or whether fiery darts from the powers of darkness. (Jer. 9:8) In this prophecy He seems to blend the concept of "children being arrows in the hand of a mighty man," with this idea of "the word of the Lord being like an arrow, sent forth under God's direction." We are to imbibe God's Word and be living epistles read and known of men.
A Song of degrees for Solomon.
1 Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.