"Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever" (Dan. 12:3, NASB).
These words from the prophet Daniel have been illuminated to me in a fresh way this year: they are my new life verse and demonstrate what I am called to release in this hour. The need of the hour is for insight!
Let us consider some of the promises for those who walk in this dimension. In the backdrop of dark night, "those who have insight will shine brightly ... like the stars." The people with insight will cause people to look towards heaven. These shining ones will lead many to righteousness. We need people with true insight to arise in this global hour of chaos and confusion.
I refer to these Spirit-filled believers in the Lord Jesus Christ as "hope ambassadors" or "hope solutionists." The time is now for those with insight to arise and be a guiding light.
A Series of God Encounters
In early January, I began having short dreams about laboratories in China. In the dreams, each one would expand and lead to the next installment. I waited, prayed and pondered the matter. I inquired of the Lord. In January, after the third dream taking place in a laboratory in Wuhan, the voice of the Lord came to me. "Some will say the epidemic came (originated) from a 'wet market' in China. But it did not. It came from a biotech laboratory in Wuhan, China." I honestly did not know what to do with this, except hold it, pray into it and wait.
Personally, I knew I did not yet have authority to speak publicly about what the Holy Spirit was sharing with me. I kept these experiences private and sought His permission, timing and the conditions in which I should share these experiences. Sometime the Holy Spirit wants me to simply hold it and intercede accordingly. I cannot always go public with everything the Holy Spirit shares with me. Remember, trusted friends have secrets that are kept between them.
In February and continuing into March, the content of the visions became more intense. I saw "urn vessels" in Wuhan. In one vision, I saw 5,000 urns a day filled with the ashes of dear Chinese people who had died. I was not told for how many days in a row or even weeks this might have taken place. Remember, we see in part and we prophesy in part. If that is literally true, and it was for one week only—that is 35,000! If that was for one month, that would be 150,000 urns filled with the ashes of departed beloved people that God loves! What if that were true and what if it was not limited to one region?
A Season When Revelation Multiplied
More details and insights came from the Lord on multiple subjects. On March 15, after returning from my last ministry road trip, I was on my own "stay-at-home orders" by the holy one.
An evening in March, I was taken on a journey by the Holy Spirit into realms of God's eternal dwelling. I entered into a creation room in our Father's house. The atmosphere was charged with the electric presence of God the Creator. The room was filled with brilliant ideas, dreams, witty inventions, stunning colors and divine intelligence. A word captured my attention and permeated my being, "We are entering into a fresh creation season in the body of Christ. We are entering into a fresh creation season in the world."
As quickly as it began, the journey was over. From that experience, I felt saturated with creative concepts, ideas and brilliant thinking. I have been musing on it over and over: Is this what it is like to have the mind of Christ? I am convinced that we are truly passing over from one era in history into an entirely new era.
On the morning of the Global Day of Prayer, Tuesday, April 3, 2020, the Holy Spirit called into my being a concern for President Donald Trump and how to handle the consequences of the global pandemic. I had vivid dreams where I was preparing a place of safety for my family and teaching others how to build an ark of His presence for the preservation of their families. In the dream, I appeared to be a modern-day Noah, teaching from a blueprint on how to build an ark that could withstand the tossing and turning of strong winds and waves.
As It Was in the Day of Noah
Let me expound upon this vivid dream. I was given a scroll with a blueprint of how to build an ark that would last through the storm. In the dream, I appeared as Noah leading my family in the construction of an ark of preservation.
As we completed our family ark, others joined us because they wanted to build arks of protection and provision for their families. As I gave my one blueprint away, it multiplied. At the close of the dream, I saw scores of arks being constructed that could withstand the wind and the waves of the coming storm.
When I woke up out of the dream, a phrase was written upon my heart: "As it was in the days of Noah." I now carry that imprint in an ongoing manner. You can be a Noah for your family and sphere of influence, creating a space of protection by being a carrier of His brilliant presence. Consider these five words all beginning with the letter "P": protection, preservation, provision, presence, promise.
We are called into an apostolic building season that provides protection from the storms of life. Noah's ark permitted preservation of his family linage into a global reset. Then it was used for provision. Noah and his family were on the ark for more than 40 days—it was possibly closer to a year! I wonder what they ate and how they were clothed?
Remember the dove of the Lord and the interaction between Noah and the days of new beginnings. Eventually the dove was sent forth, and it did not return to the confinement of the ark. The dove of God is all about the presence factor. We are to be carriers of His brilliant presence. The ark of His presence was used to carry the precious cargo into an entirely new era of promise.
Awakened by the Voice of the Lord
At the end of the Noah dream, I was awakened by the echoing voice of the Lord in my bedroom. Do you want to know what I heard? The word of the Lord came to me, "What are you going to do about it?" I can still hear and feel the rumble of that word resonating within my being: "What are you going to do about it?" Let me pause for a moment and give you some insight.
Years ago, we were dealing with spread of SARS and later on, the bird flu. Bob Jones, prophetic seer, who was living in Fort Mills, South Carolina, at that time, turned to the Lord and said, "God, what are you going to do about it?" The Lord answered Bob, "I have already accomplished my part at the cross of Calvary. The real question is, 'What are you going to do about it?'" I remember this firsthand. Bob Jones received the Lord's adjustment and acted immediately to take authority over the virus and call others to do the same.
Interesting, the Lord just spoke to me the very same word that He had given his servant Bob Jones some 15 years or so ago. Now in turn I present that word to you, "What are you going to do about it?" I think the actual question is: "What are we going to do about it?" I can say with great confidence and truth, I have never seen this amount of global prayer arise in all of my history walking with the Lord.
Pushing the Reset Button
At the beginning of the year, I was given five words that started with the letters "re": repent, reset, recalibrate, recover, restore. But like others, I do not always understand all of the meanings until later. We have entered into a strategic time of the great global reset. I have been stating that "God is pushing the reset button." We are now in the middle of a 50-day divine global reset from Passover into Pentecost. In order to pass thru this crucial period, it will require some intense chiropractic adjustments including recalibration.
Whatever is out of alignment will be challenged. There will be a lot of pulling and stretching as we eventually move into a Recovery Phase and ultimately, Lord willing, into one of the greatest times in recent history called the "restoration of all things" (see Acts 3:19-21).
That is where we are headed. The clearest word that I, and multiple other prophets carried into the new Hebrew Year of 5780, and then into the civil year of 2020, was that we were moving into a new era.
I repeated the following declaration from place to place from September of 2019 into January 2020. "This is not just a new day. It is not just the passage into a new year or even a new decade. No! We are crossing over into an entire new era in the body of Christ with far-reaching effects into all seven cultural mountains of the world." Folks, we are crossing over into an entirely new era!
Will You Turn Aside?
On a spring evening in April, I felt a tug in my heart to go into the backyard of my home in Franklin, Tennessee, and simply worship and wait upon the Lord. Whispers of clouds came floating by as I peered heavenward. As paused in silence, as I was thrilled to see the beauty of the full moon.
His voice came to me, "I will speak in unusual ways in this season. I have been waiting for such a long time for My people to slow down in order to listen. I have many things to say in these days concerning new ways, new beginnings, fresh alignments and new wineskins for the new wine. I want to share my heart on seed time and harvest— sowing in tears and reaping with joy. Will you turn aside as Moses did? I Am there waiting."
Yes, keys for the new era are being released. Keys on how to build an ark of His presence are being released. Keys of creativity and entrepreneurship are being released. Insight for new building plans are being released. Keys of revelatory insight for your life, family and sphere of influence are being released. You simply have to rest in the ark of His covenantal presence, and you will receive.
But will you turn aside long enough in order to listen? I Am is waiting there for you. He really is. Truly, He is there waiting for you. Will you answer His call to turn aside?
I have much more to share. For now, let's consider this the first installment with more insights yet to come. Remember, "Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever" (Dan. 12:3).
James W. Goll is the president of God Encounters Ministries and has traveled around the world sharing the love of Jesus, imparting the power of intercession, prophetic ministry and life in the Spirit. He has recorded numerous classes with corresponding study guides and is the author of more than forty books, including The Seer, The Lost Art of Intercession, The Coming Israel Awakening and The Lifestyle of a Prophet. James is the father of four wonderful children with a growing number of grandchildren, and makes his home in Franklin, Tennessee.
For the original article, visit godencounters.com.
Dr. James Goll is the founder of Encounters Network, Prayer Storm and helps carry on the work of Compassion Acts. For information on his online school visit: geteschool.com. James continues to live in Tennessee and is a joyful father and grandfather today.
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