On March 25, 2017 I had the most life-like, powerful prophetic dream I have ever had. And, completely unlike any of my others, which always occur just upon awakening, this one took place in the middle of the day. Why is this so significant? It is because I have an ongoing struggle with insomnia due to physiological deficiencies that make falling asleep extremely difficult at night —and impossible during the day.
I had just finished with a season of prayer. I was doing some household chores when I distinctly heard, “Did you know that there is an open heaven over the church right now?” Sensing that God was eluding to some change in the spiritual atmosphere, I asked, “What is an open heaven?”
As soon as these words left my lips, I suddenly became extremely fatigued. I was so fatigued, in fact, that I was forced to lay down on my bed! As soon as my head hit the pillow I instantly fell into a very deep sleep and was plunged into a prophetic dream. This dream would soon become a vision of the future, through which I would witness, and overwhelmingly experience, the last great outpouring of the Holy Spirit and reaping of the end-times harvest!
In the dream, I was asleep in a top-floor apartment situated in a huge apartment complex. Laying there, I was awakened by a man’s loud voice shouting relentlessly in the back yard! Feeling rather annoyed, I mumbled for him please shut up so I could go back to sleep! However, he just kept on shouting and shouting! Finally, I got up and went out to my balcony to see what was going on.
Surveying my surroundings, I saw droves and droves of people sitting on balconies, porches and on the grass below in lawn chairs, listening to the man speaking! I saw that the man was no one famous or fancy, just an average guy dressed in plain clothes, who turned out to be one of the neighbors. This stood out to me in the dream. I listened to hear what he was shouting, only to discover that he was preaching the Gospel with great boldness and power! That got my attention!
The preacher was also addressing some type of “betrayal” or “dark deception” that was fed to the American people— an “announcement” of some sort, which had been recently televised. I saw a political figure flash across a television screen who had now taken charge, seemingly globally. I was aware that there were various chaotic and disheartening events occurring, ones which had forever changed America as we had known it. The droves of people who were assembled in my dream had a degree of discernment and were aware that the population was being deceived. We knew that it was now up to us to step up to the plate and take action, based on what we all knew was REALLY going on.
Importantly, I knew in the dream that what was occurring on the world stage had created a serious turning point for humanity, eliminating any option for status-quo Christianity. It was either all or nothing. This pushed all true Christians to take an extra bold stand for Christ, no matter the cost.
Then, the story behind the gathered crowd was revealed: It was made up of many saved people who were surrendered to Christ, AND a larger number who were not, many of whom had previously heard the Gospel Message but had been “sitting on the fence”. It was the turning events on the political scene that pushed them over the edge to go all in for Christ.
It was extremely emphasized in the dream that everyone in the crowd were “average Joes”, including the preacher, the faithful, and those who were appropriately responding to the Gospel. Each one had been being prepared by God, all along, “for such a time as this.” Many were being prepared to wholeheartedly hear, receive and obey the Gospel, while the “faithful” were being prepared to “instruct many”. This faithful group had long suffered through many deep trials and afflictions in their “wildernesses”, trekking through them alone with the Holy Spirit, Who had been breaking, refining and humbling them. Their sufferings had also been equipping them with specific wisdom and knowledge “for such a time as this.” They had not necessarily understood that what they had been going through was preparing them “for such a time as this“, but NOW THEY KNEW! Now, these “average Joes” were stepping out to operate in their God-given gifts and assignments. The key verse given to me in the dream that related to this faithful group, was Daniel 11:32-35:
“By smooth words he will turn to godlessness those who act wickedly toward the covenant, but the people who know their God will display strength and take action. Those who have insight among the people will give understanding to the many; yet they will fall by sword and by flame and by captivity and by plunder for many days. Now when they fall they will be be granted a little help, and many will join them in hypocrisy. Some of those who have insight will fall, in order to refine, purge and make them pure until the end time; because it shall still come at the appointed time.
While I stood gazing at the multitudes of people gathered to the preaching of the Gospel from my balcony, something magnificent began to happen: I felt the Glory of God absolutely blanketing the earth! The Spirit of God was being poured out, world-wide! This was revival like the earth had never seen! We did not have to press into the presence of God just to get a small “taste”, like we usually do. No! God’s power and glory were literally being POURED OUT on us in BUCKETS, while thousands of “average Joe” Christians were being used to preach the Gospel with great power and anointing, signs and wonders following! These were not “famous” preachers and evangelists with big pulpits and world-renown ministries– not by any means! These were regular, every day people whom the world would never take a second look at, but whom God was using to do the same works as Jesus when He walked on the earth!
The best part of the dream was this: While I was seeing all of these things occurring and EXPERIENCING the Glory as if I were in the future, I knew we were reaping the last great harvest of souls— and that JESUS WAS RIGHT ON THE VERGE OF RETURNING! I can’t put into words the excitement and anticipation I felt– knowing we were about to see our Lord and King, before our VERY EYES!
When I began to rouse from my nap, I could still feel the Holy Spirit absolutely drenching me! It was so indescribably overwhelming that I literally woke up in tears! With my eyes still closed, I could see Joel 2:28-31 written, as if on a movie screen:
“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophecy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my Spirit. And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the terrible day of the Lord come.”
As soon as I got up off from my bed, I ran straight to my husband in the next room and told him all about the Glory that was getting ready to be poured out! WE were about to EXPERIENCE it and be USED in it! It took me probably 30 minutes just to regain my composure and to stop crying!
Alignment with Heaven’s Open Window
The very next morning, God had more instructions to give me. There was something I would need to do in order to participate in the last great Outpouring and reaping of the end time harvest:
“If you want to be a participant, rather than a spectator, in what I showed you in your dream, then you must align yourself with the “open window” I spoke of.”
Let me give you a brief summary of what God revealed to me to that end.
First, we learn what an “open heaven” is, and how it relates to the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, in Matthew 3:13–17. In this passage, Jesus is being baptized by John. When He came up out of the water, the “heavens were opened” and the “Spirit of God descended and remained upon Him“. The Father spoke, affirming His favor on Jesus, saying, “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.” Jesus was then immediately driven into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit to be tempted of the devil. Passing every test, Jesus came up out of the wilderness full of the power of the Holy Spirit.
This account indicates that when we are baptized into the death and resurrection of Christ and go on to follow Him and His ways by faith, we are aligning ourselves with His “open window” and the empowerment of the Holy Spirit.
In Joel chapter 2, the Holy Spirit is described as pouring out upon all flesh, male and female, young and old, upon His “servants and handmaidens”. These are defined in Strong’s concordance as “bond servants”.
Old Testament bond servants loved their masters so much that they pledged to remain their faithful servants forever, through a covenant- ceremony of “piercing of their ear” with a wooden awl at their master’s door post. They were essentially “loosing their life” for the benefit of their master. Under the New Covenant, by faith in Christ’s shed blood, male bond servants and female handmaidens of God are simply true, biblical, faithful Christians, who have lost (surrendered) their lives for Christ’s sake, committed to obey Him as Lord regardless of the cost. Their motivation? Love and gratitude for His sacrificial love for them, as demonstrated on His Cross. They are His “love slaves”, offered to Him as living sacrifices.
Jesus, the One Whom all true Christians follow, was Himself, a “bond servant.” His “ears were pierced” and His back was given to those who smote Him (Psalm 40:6-8, Isaiah 50). Though He was God incarnate, Jesus “emptied himself” of all reputation and selfish agenda, humbling himself as a servant to the obedience to the Father, even unto death on a cross. (Phil. 2)
Jesus’s example shows us that bond servants are not about themselves at all. Why is this the prerequisite for revival? Because it is only those who are “emptied” of self that the Holy Spirit can fill— and gloriously use. Quite conversely, while the Holy Spirit gives grace to the humble, He is absolutely repelled by, (and resolutely opposes), pride and rebellion. (1 Peter 5:5)
“For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is holy; I dwell in a high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.” Isaiah 57:15)
As an example of a godly handmaiden, consider the vessel that was chosen to conceive, birth, and raise the Messiah. Only a HUMBLE vessel would be fit to bear the Son of the HIGHEST. Reverently responding to Gabriel, who had announced that she was to conceive the Son of God by the power of the Holy Spirit, Mary said, “Behold the handmaiden of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.” (Luke 1:38).
Later she exclaimed,
“My soul does magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior. For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name. And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation. He hath showed strength with his arm; he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree. He hath filled the hungry with good things and the rich he hath sent away empty. He has holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, (as he spake to our fathers) to Abraham, and to his seed forever.” (Luke 1:47-55)
The “average Joes” that were repeatedly emphasized in my dream, then, represented none other than humble, obedient, [bond] servants of the Lord Jesus Christ! Their brokenness and humility was a result of their faithful submission to the Holy Spirit during their unusually severe tests and trials in their personal “wildernesses.”
Timing of the Outpouring Getting Close
Interestingly, when I had this dream in 2017, my husband and I did not live in an apartment. We owned our own home and had no plans to move. In fact, I thought it quite strange that in my dream we were living in an apartment. In 2019, however, God suddenly urged us to sell our home and move to Florida. We obeyed. Caught up in all the hustle and bustle of selling, moving, and apartment hunting, the dream was the very last thing on my mind! A few months later, however, while looking around at our new place, it suddenly hit me… we were living in an “upstairs apartment”…equipped with a “balcony”… located in a “huge apartment complex with lots of balconies, porches and lush green grass”… the same exact conditions as depicted in my dream! This was when I realized that we are quite possibly in the general season of the End-time Outpouring and soon-coming of Jesus that I saw in my dream!
Don’t Miss the Glory!
Several months after I had the dream, I was blessed with a second foretaste of what is coming! One morning in prayer, it fell upon me again– in the form of Resurrection Power! In my spirit I saw dead things regenerating and coming to life– from dead spirits, to dead bodies, to dead cells! Everything it touched, lived! I saw bodies being healed, captives being set free, the lost being saved, and backslidden Christians returning to God!
No doubt, the first book- of-Acts church radically changed the world. However, God is saving the best for last! The true Church of Christ is in no way going out in a weak, emaciated condition. It is going out in such Power and Glory that the world will have no question that JESUS REIGNS and that HIS SHED BLOOD HAS NEVER LOST IT’S POWER!!!
The last great Outpouring is so close you can literally smell it in the air. In order to run the race that is set before us, we must strip off everything that hinders us and the sin that so easily besets us, looking unto Jesus who for the joy set before Him endured the cross and is seated at the right hand of the Father. (Hebrews 12:1-2) It is time to seek the Lord’s Face until He rains righteousness upon us, positioning ourselves in serious prayer, fasting and Bible study. After all, it is “those who do KNOW their God” that shall “be strong and do exploits” (Daniel 11:32) If we allow ourselves to be distracted by the allurements of the world and consequentially be lulled to sleep? We will miss the Glory–leaving us mere spectators, rather than participants, in the last great Outpouring and in-gathering of souls!
Is it an accident that you and I are alive during this most exciting time in world history? Not a chance! We have been carefully created and placed here, for “such a time as this”!