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Climbing Down the Mountain: Prophetic art

This picture is based on a dream I had last fall a few days before Yom Kippur. It is not meant to be theology, and I make no pretense that it is a realistic depiction of things to come since often dreams contain symbols and ideas that need prayer and interpretation; but I do feel there are some helpful thoughts that are in it. My prayer is that it will encourage you.

In this dream, I was with Jesus at bottom of a huge mountain. He said He wanted me to go to the top to see and receive revelation. I looked at how big it was, and in wonderment asked, “How???” Then a helicopter came, and the Holy Spirit leaned out (He was the pilot). I got in – Jesus sat next to the Holy Spirit and I took a seat behind them (it was a small helicopter). Jesus said, “It’s always Me who takes you up. You can never do it on your own.” (Jn. 15:4,5- Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.)

prophetic drawing of an individual rapelling down a mountain with various prophetic thoughts

The helicopter landed on the top of the mountain and there were others there. Holy Spirit was directing things, helping people set up their mountain climbing relay lines, etc. He was setting up the sequence of who goes first and does what, organizing the timing of everything. Another prophet I have seen in various dreams was there too. He went ahead of me, and my friend and I were on our own lines, and at the Holy Spirit’s signal, each person began rappelling down the mountain on their own line. My friend and I went down at the same time as the other prophet, so that we were pretty much descending side-by-side. There were eagles flying in the air around us, who would on different occasions cry out about God’s glory, and His presence and glory would then fall on us – when it did, our visual acuity increased (we could see further, more clearly, better, etc.) Sometimes they would cry out directions, like “Go left” which helped us with our descent. At other times they would cry out warnings to help us avoid slippery rocks or dangerous spots.

There were goats that at times showed up and chewed on our ropes – they were really annoying, as well as dangerous. We had to toss rocks or snaps our ropes to stop them. At the time, I received the impression that they represent the distractions of normal human needs and things that take us away from the path that God has placed us on (Corinthians 7:35 “I am saying this for your benefit, not to place restrictions on you. I want you to do whatever will help you serve the Lord best, with as few distractions as possible”. Also  Mark 4:19 “but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life, the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things, so no fruit is produced”.) The goats were just hungry, not demonic or malicious.

As we climbed down, we went past various ledges of the mountain; each one held various scenes.

The first scene I saw on the way down was a revelation of the cross, especially how it applies to all times and all generations. This will always be the primary message, before anything else. I received an experience of the depth of what Jesus experienced to purchase my salvation, and the value of His blood, and the desire for His reward- the salvation of those who do not believe. We preach the gospel out of love for Jesus and our desire that He will receive His reward. (1 Peter 2:24- “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed” and Heb. 12:2 “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart”.)

Then all of us rappelling down saw eagles flying together in unison and doing the same movements in absolute synchrony. It was beautiful, and all the rappelers stopped and watched. The eagles were proclaiming the goodness of God and the beauty of working in unity (Ps. 133:1 “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity”).  We could feel the presence of the Holy Spirit with them as they proclaimed. Then they flew over to us and an eagle poured oil on each rappeler. They hovered over us and gently flapped their wings and oil started to pour down our heads. Instead of being slippery, the oil actually gave us a better grip on our ropes. The eagles called the rappelers “Little sister” and “little brother”. They were imparting to each of us rappelling down the mountain prophetic anointing, the oil of unity, and the knowledge of the goodness of God – all the good things they had already received themselves. The eagles also fed us something to give us strength for rappelling, it looked like a round berry. They were imparting teaching or a word that would strengthen us. (We met the eagles at the bottom of the mountain again, but they looked like people then). After they fed us, they went back to soaring and flying and crying out (Isaiah 55:2 ““Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And delight yourself in abundance,” and Matthew 4:4 “But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”)

As the others and I descended down the mountain, we received revelation about many things. On one ledge, we saw a large screen, like a TV screen. On it, there were scenes of bread riots at some time in the future. In the scene, people were hungry, and then we saw that the church was able to supernaturally feed the entire city – the food they had did not run out, it kept multiplying. The members of the church were preaching the gospel as they fed the people. It wasn’t even a registered church – it was just a group of Christians who started sharing their food and the gospel with those who were hungry and it got bigger and bigger and they had to get a bit more organized. People asked “How did you do this? Were you secretly storing up food?” And the church members responded “No, we just pray – God is doing this because God loves you.” They invited people to come and look at the amount of food they had (they were absolutely fearless) and the people who had questions could see that there was no extra – just miracles (Heb. 2:4 “while God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will”). There was still internet and TV, and the wealthiest still had their food. Only the poor/middle class was going hungry in this scene.

On another ledge, my friend and I saw a little flag of China and a large bird (a huge graceful bird), and we picked the flag up. When we did, a large television type screen opened up, and there were scenes of China’s great revival displayed on the screen. On the screen, it showed the revival impacting sectors of the government in China, to the point that prisons will be opened: Christians who had been imprisoned will be released and reunited with their families. There will also be an outpouring of compassion towards Christians during that time. The poor and needy will be taken care of and factions and hurts in the church will be healed. Children who had rejected Christianity and the persecution that following Christ had caused will turn back to God. It will be huge turnaround for many, and the land will start healing, followed by prosperity. There will be a great nationwide repentance (Psalm 22:27 “All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you”.). I put the flag in my backpack that I was wearing as I rappelled down the mountain. On the screen, I saw that China sent missionaries out to the nations that China had gone to war with in its past history, or had poor relations with, such as Japan, Taiwan, etc. And they also sent missionaries to the Middle East (the countries around Israel).

On another ledge, I saw a flag of Russia and a little stone bear (it was carved like a wood carving). When I landed on the ledge and picked up the flag, I saw on a screen the great revival coming to Russia, with scenes of how it will reach up throughout government levels, even to the Kremlin. As a result, laws were passed to improve social services and economic justice. As the revival was happening, justice for the oppressed was brought to the land and love was being poured out – things were getting better for the entire nation. I even saw a bear dancing with joy (Malachi 4:2 “But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall”). I had this sense that Russia had been dry, hungry and thirsty for years – it was now like an orphan that had come home and was reunited with God (Ezekiel 38:23 I will magnify Myself, sanctify Myself, and make Myself known in the sight of many nations; and they will know that I am the Lord.”’) We even saw Bibles bring printed throughout the land, and the Russian young people gained purpose.

Note: the next ledge was Jerusalem, but I do not feel a release to share what I saw there, except that we are to pray for Jerusalem and Israel.

Further down, on another ledge, I saw a scene on a screen where the nations of the world had allied under one leader, and people were shouting with joy because they believe this decision will bring economic stability, end the riots, and food shortages etc., and that there would be no more wars. They believed that “now that we are one together, we will no longer fight with one another”. It seemed very idealistic, with people shouting “social justice for all” and “this is giving people what they have always wanted.” On the screen, I saw one of the last nations to sign the treaty to join or agree with joining this international government. One of the theme songs being played in the background was John Lennon’s “Imagine” – this was a result of the nations choosing and electing freely, it was a ‘peaceful revolution’ – with no destruction, fighting, no villainization even of dissenters – it was all very ‘benevolent’ appearing. as I saw this, I sensed that it was not good at all, and felt sad.

As I and the others rappelled down, we encountered different distractions on the way down. Before we descended the Holy Spirit had said to remain on the lines He had set us on and to go straight down, watching each revelation when we came across them. There were strangers on different lines who invited us to clip ourselves to their lines because they knew where ‘higher revelation’ was, and who wanted us to stay up there where the view was beautiful and we could see far and not have to descend down the mountain (which was work). There were people on some of the ledges inviting us to stop and rest, and ledges that had fun things to do and other attractions.

There were also ravens that at times tried to rip our backpacks off and pecked at us as we descended down. What helped was remembering the instructions of the Holy Spirit, the warnings of the eagles, and the warnings and encouragement from the other climbers that the Holy Spirit had given, such as to put on our safety lines. Mature prophets that I recognized were there too. Different things tempted different climbers; we helped to ‘cover’ each other’s weaknesses and blind spots by shouting encouragement and scriptures to one another, and praying for each other (1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing” and Hebrews 10:23-“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near”).

When we reached the bottom, Jesus and the Holy Spirit were there, and so were the eagles who now looked like people. These “eagles” were older, mature individuals called to the prophetic ministry. Once we came down, we sat in a big loose circle at the bottom of the mountain. Flaming torches were stuck into the ground, it was evening, because we had taken about a whole day to climb down. Then there was a mentoring, teaching and sharing time, with different climbers asking questions and sharing. One thing that I and others asked was how to not make mistakes during the journey – this was a real concern. One of the older prophets said that we all will make mistakes on the journey, the issue would be if we had more faith in our ability to make mistakes than faith in God’s ability to keep us on track and still accomplish His purposes no matter what. Our trust had to be in Him, not ourselves (Proverbs 3: 5, 6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him,   and He will make your paths straight). We were also asked if we could still trust the Lord if we did make mistakes, if we would be willing to be humbled and to learn from them (Psalm 25:9 He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way)

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