(Edited by sister Cheryl Lowe. This was shared as an email.)
Today I ran into a news article featuring a picture I had seen in a vision previously. At this urging, I want to share few visions of mine from the very beginning of my walk:
1. The first vision I had ever seen: (2003, shortly after I had heard the voice of God.)
Before I was baptized, or even a professing believer, I was brought to a place where there was a small fellowship. This was the first time I had gone to any sort of fellowship meeting except for that of an institutional church setting, and this was different… I had never even prayed with other people before. I was totally oblivious to most of what was going on around me. But at the end of the meeting, before I knew it, I was caught in a circle of people holding hands together, praying for a lady who sat in a chair. Each said something in prayer. I did not say anything because I did not know what to say. The lady, very strangely, said, “Please don’t leave. (Or something to that effect.) I heard the Lord telling me that there was someone who had received a vision.” Everyone looked at each other and no one said anything. People began to depart. Then the lady turned to me and said, “The Lord told me that He gave you a vision, you need to share it now.” I did not know what a vision was at the time because I was so new to speaking and understanding the English language. After they told me that it’s “something like a picture,” I said that I was afraid that I might disappoint them, but that I had seen something. This is what I saw:
I was somehow standing high above, looking down in amazement at a swirl of colorful sand. The colors were like a rainbow, tiny particles of red, blue, or yellow, etc… It continues to spring out from the spot directly down below, whirling and springing like a fountain, forming a perfect circle.
After I shared it, the lady got all excited and said, “This is the cloud of glory that Moses followed in the wilderness! This is a vision for me.” I knew that she was mistaken, for the vision was not meant for her. But I knew nothing about Moses or the cloud yet. Out of confusion, I did not say anything. I know now that she had a wrong spirit in her, something like the one in a slave girl who encountered Paul.
2. The second time I saw visions (Spring of 2004)
I had watched a video put together by the BBC about the Massacre of Rwanda after I read the news of the hero in the movie “Hotel Rwanda” being accused of misusing funds or something… I saw many crosses of the dead at the end of the video. It unlocked the meaning of another vision I had had.
[Two things happened to me today: (1) I prayed with brother J. C. and offered him two keys: the key of David (stewardship), and the key of the Kingdom to release the captives free – (the freedom to engage with those in the dark places-marketplace, in today’s setting). And (2), I called brother J. in Austin to get an update from him on the recent move of folks from Austin. He went to preach to the aborigines (two races who tried to killed each other) in Burundi with others, and it started a move of the Lord in the jungles. He saw a vision one time that a drop of glory fell into a lake and started a wave or something…]
The crosses at the end of the pictorial video are the same crosses I saw in one of a series of three visions- the second time I had ever received a vision, while praying with B. A. and another brother. Now I know that they represent death under the power of the devil, standing to my left in my vision. But there was another “army of crosses” aligned perfectly to a tall and leading cross standing to my right, as I looked at them from the top of a mountain. I then came down and examined them. They were made of new wood, not meant for grave markers… Now I know, these are the dead in Christ and then alive in Him, an army of God at the end of the age. It is the glorious body of Christ on the earth in my life time.
That was the first vision in the series. The second was a map made like a cake, with a river of milk and honey flowing around on it. Later it was explained to me by sister P. G. as a map of the church of China. (She is the wife of brother D. G., who has been sent to China for Bible translation for the minorities.)
The third vision I had in the series was a golden key, unlocking an ancient door, which had been shut for ages. Later The Lord gave me Isaiah 22:22 and Matthew 15 (?) and Revelation to explain what it means.
I have an impression: Now it is time, at least for some of us, to be very sober-minded and to rise up to dispel any contempt or illusion that entangles us. Knowing what the forces of darkness can do to man, be on the alert. Exercise discernment and rebuke them, so that we will all come to the power and glory of the Most High, and so that darkness won’t carry us away. Do not think it is safe just because we are following The Lord. It was The Lord himself who rebuked Peter: “Get ye behind me, Satan! For you are for the interest of man, not of God.”
To die is gain and to live is for Christ. Let no earthly attachment bind us again to the weight of sin and death. Let us freely receive the bread that is laid out on His table, and the wine poured out from His cup. Let us learn how to live the abundant life in Him. A life in righteousness, freedom, peace, and love by the power of the Holy Spirit…
If we are rich, then be poor because of Him. If we are poor, then be rich in Him. Let us be faithful and rich, ever merciful and ever ready to serve. Let us all learn of Him and be kept in Him.
Love one another with a sincere heart, and be free to receive love and express our love in and through Him. Be a son of God, not a slave of the world or man’s traditions. Yes, sometimes, we do have a choice. No I should say, we always have a choice. Let us help one another to always be wise in choosing His will towards us.
Excerpt from email (12/24/2011)
Feel led to share two visions. One was given to me about 8 years ago around this time, actually. (I believe it happened to be on the exact day today 8 years ago, the day before Christmas. )
The other was seen by Brad today. I think they are one and the same vision.
It actually is pointing to the moving of the Cloud of Glory in Moses’ time. During the Israelite’s journey in the wilderness, the Presence of the Lord would go before them and then stay at a spot where He wanted them to camp. Moses would go before the Ark and pitch his staff there in the Presence of the Lord, being it the Cloud of Glory during the day or the Pillar of Fire in the night. Then the priests who carried the Ark would station the Ark of the Presence there and began to pitch the tabernacle (or the Tent of the Lord). After that the 12 tribes would then stop their procession and camp according to the pattern that was given to them by the Lord.
Vision by Brad Meckley: Rainbow Target (12.24.2011)
Sun and I were praying this afternoon and I saw a vision. It was a circle with the colors of the rainbow. It looked like a target that you shoot arrows at. The colors were moving from the center of the circle to the outer circle. It looked like the colors were bubbling from the center like a spring.