I believe there is an important announcement coming from Heaven, and it’s very soon.
In a vision yesterday, Jesus was standing on the edge of a cliff, as far out as He could on the ledge, to get as close to heaven as possible. He was intently staring at the heavens, watching and listening. I tried to catch His gaze, but He didn’t look at me. He just kept listening, and staring at heaven. After a while the people behind him lost interest and started talking, carrying on and making noise. He silenced them with the “SHHHHHH” sign, waving his hand behind Him at them. He never even looked at them. He was rapt, watching and listening to heaven, waiting for a sign, listening for a sound from heaven. He was very intensely, actively waiting for something to occur – a signal.
Just last night my husband had a dream of multiple buses headed back home from a resort area. The bus drivers were talking to each other on their radio microphones. They were talking about the fact that the entire northern U.S. was covered in some kind of storm, and the buses had to re-route through the southern states – south of the I-10 corridor, he said. It was going to be a dangerous trip. My husband then recounted a weather report he’d heard about the northern U.S. being much colder than normal this winter, with the southern states being much warmer than normal.
I believe my vision and his dream are tied together. The Lord often talks to my husband, and then separately to me, giving him one piece, and me another.
I have been looking at the abbreviation for November “Nov.” and the word “NOW”. They are so similar! This has really been highlighted to me over the last few days, and I have felt the weight of the phrase “NOW in Nov.” It keeps rolling through my head, over and over.
In fact, just now, the Lord put me into Matthew 16. In my Amplified classic version (AMPC), the first two words that jumped out at me immediately were in verse one. I had already put circles around them at some other time in the past: NOW and SIGN (emphasis mine):
- NOW the Pharisees and Sadducees came up to Jesus, and they asked Him to show them a SIGN (spectacular miracle) from heaven [attesting His divine authority].
- He replied to them, [a]When it is evening you say, It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,
- And in the morning, It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and has a gloomy and threatening look. You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.
Folks, God is speaking! He intentionally sent me to this passage of scripture! He is talking about a NOW SIGN NOW in NOV.! I don’t know what the sign is – yet. I don’t have the fullness of it, but I know THIS: It’s GOOD NEWS! Listen, in verse Four of Matthew 16, Jesus says,
- A wicked and morally unfaithful generation craves a sign, but no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. Then He left them and went away.
Interestingly enough, I had already drawn brackets around this verse at some other time, as well. He intentionally had me do that in the past, to bring it into the NOW! That speaks volumes to me! He is giving us a NOW SIGN NOW in NOV.!
Even though Jesus is chastising in this verse, He is not speaking to you and I as His disciples. He is not even speaking to believers! He is speaking to Pharisees and Sadducees – those who would NEVER believe in Him. Few of us would disagree that we are part of an upside-down Kingdom. So, since that is true, through this verse, because we know we abide in an upside down Kingdom, He is saying the exact opposite to us. This means, as His disciples, we are NOT a wicked and morally unfaithful generation! He WILL give us signs … and He is NOT leaving! In fact, He is coming back! NOW, that is Good News!
As a “picture God”, He is always talking, always speaking and showing us things – and sometimes He uses signs! In fact, He is more than willing to give us signs, just like He did Gideon, just like He did for His New Testament disciples in Mark 16:20 (emphasis mine):
“And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord kept working with them and confirming the message by the attesting SIGNS and miracles that closely accompanied [it]. Amen (so be it).”
Amen and so be it, indeed! Are you a believer, a disciple, working in the Kingdom? Then expect signs from heaven! They follow you!
My husband’s dream of the buses was interesting, because buses mean large ministries and churches. The drivers were communicating over the airwaves – by their radios, symbolizing prayer. Their concern was an impending storm that covers the bulk of the U.S. (us – you and me!). This SIGN, a forthcoming storm, was enough to re-route them to go lower, symbolizing humbling ourselves. They were forced to go south of the I-10 corridor, the highway that runs east-to-west from coast to coast, across our entire country. This area and southwards is typically known as – you guessed it – the Bible belt! These “drivers” symbolize the five-fold ministers that have been selected by God to carry His people (on the buses) to their final destination…back to Him.
The last part of the vision was incredible, even though it happened at the beginning. I saw a very thin membrane, a thin veil, separating heaven from this earthly realm. It was pregnant, heavy with possibility, bulging and straining to hold back its contents. Jesus did a karate-chop move, slicing the membrane open with His hand, and out tumbled all kinds of TOYS! There were trikes, and games, and toys of all types. The thought hit me, “Toys for Tots”! When this happened, Jesus broke out in a radical “happy dance”! He was so intensely overjoyed! It was after this that He went to the cliff’s ledge to watch for the sign from heaven.
So, whatever is coming, whatever this sign looks like, this announcement brings great, overwhelming joy. God’s ways are better than our ways, and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts (see Isaiah 55:9). I still do not know what the sign is that is coming from heaven, this “important announcement” that is imminent. I just know to be watching for this heavenly sign – the Now Sign Now in Nov.! It’s coming soon, maybe even to a prayer closet near you!
Blessings and Thanksgiving!
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