OVER INTO HIS POWER
last post about graduation, I shared several pieces of a
"Graduation" puzzle, including my vision from the 80ís
of seeing graduates from the tallest to the shortest
line up on a field. I also shared, "As I pondered the
idea of graduating, I have come to understand this is no
small graduation. Three generations have been circling
the wilderness for 40 years and those who are left of
Generation X, the Baby Boomers, and their parents, are
preparing to cross over and possess their promises." I
received many wonderful responses to this post. However,
one in particular was so encouraging I felt the Lord
wanted this testimony to be shared with us all. I will
share my insights after you read this from Bud Peterson,
who is (almost) 70 years old. :)
you for sharing your puzzle pieces. I was truly gripped
when I read this piece!
almost seventy years of age, and am now experiencing
many things here and now that the Lord shared with me in
dreams and visions 20 to 25 years ago. I have been
wanting to graduate for a long, long time; and spiritual
Canaan looks better than I could have ever imagined.
past two months I have had an extended series of
sequential experiences in fellowship with the Lord
before His throne. During one of the more recent ones,
the Lord asked me to stand up, then spoke that I had
"Graduated." The experience occurred during the worship
time at an area conference, during the evening session
on May 28, 1999. I came into the Presence of the Lord
Who was sitting on a throne in 'The Wheel in a Wheel.'
He stepped down and touched the fingers of my right
hand, which was raised in worship, with His raised left
hand. Then, with His right hand, He spun me like a top.
When I stopped spinning I faced one way, and He said He
could send me that way. He spun me around again and I
stopped, facing another way. He said He could also send
me that way and I would go. He spun me once again and I
faced a third way. He said He could send me wherever He
wanted to, and that I would go that way.
sat me down like a student in a classroom and said,
"Rest, rest, rest." He then waited, once again sitting
on His throne. Suddenly He said, "Come up here." I came,
and in a swift ceremony with robes and all, He said that
I had "Graduated." Then I sat down and rested again.
called me up and I knew I was to hold out my empty
hands. He stood and placed a large leather purse that
was tied shut with a leather thong, into my hands and
sat back down. As I studied the appearance of the gift,
the thong seemed to untie itself, and before my eyes the
bag began to open. Up and out of the purse, gold coins
began to overflow into and out of my hands and onto the
floor beneath. There seemed to be an endless supply of
His provision flowing out of it! Again He spoke, saying
"Pray it in. Speak it! All that you need
supernaturally...... Then, GIVE IT AWAY!"
that experience, a few weeks ago He asked me to come and
lodge overnight at the Jordan River and prepare myself
for the next day. He showed me His hands and there was
blood flowing from the wounds. He fully touched the two
sides of my face with them, and I had the freedom to
take His wrists in my hands and slide His hands up onto
my head. The blood then flowed down over my head and
shoulders; then He stepped back. I was able to cross my
arms in front of my chest and rub the blood over my
shoulders and onto my back, then down my chest (like I
would lather my body with soap in the shower) until I
felt as though I was covered in His blood, and I had
never felt so good and clean in my whole life. Then He
took me across and told me to rest!
been instructed in this experience - one of a sequence
of almost a dozen - to rest, over and over again. I have
sensed that the rest I am in is directly related to my
being more like Him, so that I can live a more
supernatural life, and as Jesus did, only work where the
Father is working.]
day He warned me to stand back because He was going up
before me. Then He came and escorted me across the
Jordan on dry ground, giving me a stone out of the midst
of it. As I stepped onto the bank He surrounded me with
a pillar of blue that extended about one foot beyond me
wherever I stepped in Canaan. He spoke that I was to sit
down and rest, because He was bringing others across.
looked at the stone and was joyfully surprised by what
was written on the other side of it. I have met about
seventeen other people that have had some type of
crossing experience since then, and one other mentioned
a stone as well!
this is a NEW DAY for me, and I am experiencing a NEW
LIFE in my daily walk with Him. I never dreamed that I
could relate to Him in such a fashion and still be alive
in the flesh. The Lord has also accompanied these
experiences with some physical healings in my body, so
that I feel physically younger than I have for many
years. There have been some special times of anointing
while ministering to people after meetings, often
involving strong manifestations on their part, including
many opportunities to give away to them something the
Lord is offering. I have felt the Lord was clearly
showing me that the gold coins represents His wisdom,
and that it is abundantly available in His presence to
meet any need. There is abundance of wisdom for prayer,
for healing, for discernment, anything according to His
word to us.
that some of what I have shared contains a piece or two
of the puzzle too! Many blessings on you and your
FROM SANDY: There were three things that really
encouraged me as I read Budís experiences. Foremost, is
that the Lord is already graduating people and bringing
them across the river Jordan - that which we have been
prophesying about for so long! (I wrote about crossing
over in the mid 80ís.) Itís available NOW. Now is the
time to press into the Lord like never before. Remember,
"Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you." (James
Secondly, I REALLY liked that gold coin pouch. I
considered this leather pouch tied with a leather thong
as representing a graduation gift, but also it reminded
me of something like a graduation scroll or certificate
(tied with a cord) that we might receive in an earthly
graduation. Inside the scroll says "You passed the
course and this is your certification proving it."
6/9/95 I had a dream where our car had been flying (like
a plane) and when we landed safely on the ground I was
astonished looking around. I saw all this gold on the
ground everywhere. There were globs of it, bricks of it,
gold coins, etc. That night the Lord told me that the
gold was a verification. Now connecting this piece with
Budís, I see the gold says, "You passed the course and
this is your certification proving it."
funny "Word" from the Lord happened a couple of years
ago when I was walking at the mall. I became very tired,
so I sat on a bench that happened to have a TV screen
facing me. There was some kind of ad where I saw a rope
dangling near the top of a lady's head. She looked up,
and pulled the rope. Now at the exact second she pulled
the rope, a coin operated children's train right next to
me blew a loud whistle! And again at the exact second
the whistle stopped, the gal on TV finished tugging the
rope and a bucket full of gold coins from the sky fell
on top of her head. (I love it when the Lord talks to me
10/18/89 Grandma Anna heard His still small voice say:
"Whereís the money? Youíll see. Down by the riverside.
Just. Waiting. Itís in your path. Youíll pick it up.
Marching. An army. ÖThereís the money. Gold. Bright
gold. Refined in the fire. Comes with eye salve. You
bought it. The money. Thatís the rub. How will I handle
it? Weakness. Lots of weakness. Iíll provide muscle. Big
ones. Poppiní ones. Ear poppiní ones. Itís coming.
Standing in line. One by one, by one. Silver dollars.
Now bright gold."
also heard His still small voice say on 10/15/89: "You
are precious. A vineyard of red wine. I the Lord do keep
it. Whereís the money? In you. Look inside and see.
Dazzled. All white. Married to me. Private wedding. We
are so close. I just whisper and you hear Me. Listen.
Ears tuned to My voice. You hear Me. Hear a word behind
you. Step this way. Walk. Feet know where to go. Fun.
Wonderful path. You are on itÖ Time will come that
connects dots. [Then I saw a vision of a little cartoon
like figure putt putting along connecting the dots.]
Whereís the money? I AM. In you. Freeing the captives."
third thing that really encouraged me in reading Budís
experience: "As I stepped onto the bank He surrounded me
with a pillar of blue that extended about one foot
beyond me wherever I stepped in CanaanÖ" This reminded
me of a dream I had on 1/29/99 when I saw a traveling
evangelist who was really a 7-8í tall angel. I didnít
realize he was an angel until I woke up remembering how
tall he was compared to all the people! This "man" was
moving around the audience ministering to people and
everywhere he walked, people would get radically touched
by the Lord. They would get healed, or fall under the
Lordís power, quake and tremble, receive a Word, etc. As
I watched this "man" I could see that everywhere he
walked, he was surrounded by this perimeter of power
that extended 40 feet or so. So as he moved forward,
going this way and that in the crowd, people would get
radically touched within that 40í radius. The Lord
brought the memory of his power field to mind when I
read about Budís pillar of blue that extended one foot
wherever he walked in Canaan.
pillar also reminded me that we have some rhema of the
Lord promising to upgrade His enduing power from a 110
to a 220 voltage. In 1997 I saw a vision of blue
electricity flowing like current. The Lord said that it
was a foretaste of His 220 power and that He was going
to plug me in. I have had foretastes of this since last
year, but have been experiencing it increasingly more so
since January of this year. I wrote Bud back and asked
him if he had received this and he said there was a lady
at his church who is "often unable to stand nearby and
warns me away until someone can bring her a
chair......that may be 220 power, I'm not certain. All I
know is, they are very aware of it, and I hardly sense
that I have it at all. I am just trying to hear the Holy
Spirit and obey His directions!"
Anna also heard the Lord talk about His 220 power on
3/20/89: "Ö Lots of hard work, but well paid. Going to
be surprised when she gets the check. High salary plus a
bonus. Need to plug her in again, but not until she
rests. New plug is a 220. Coming. Will handle it all.
Lots of electricity coming. Amazed. My army led by a
captain. Me. Multiplied many times over. What an army!
All marching as one. No thrusting. A unit. Love."
close with a Word to Ponder I wrote having to do with
this 220 rhema the Lord gave us. For those of you who
have not read any "Words to Ponder" from my site, they
are prophetic devotional Words that were written based
upon visions, dreams, His still small voice and other
rhema. I hope this posting has blessed you with hope and
encouragement to press into Him!
love. Much has been put into place while you were
sleeping. "What is this?" you question. The lamp, once
lit by 110 power has been replaced. The intercession is
completed with the cord and plug updated.
you have seen or heard in the days of old, is now
replaced with twice the power. Look at that cord coming
down from heaven! It is 220 power plugged in and ready
for use. Itís there, itís available. Simply plug into My
power and use what is already installed. Prepare even
now, for I AM going to reveal the greatest show ever
witnessed on earth. A double portion is promised for the
last days. Let the curtains rise. Turn on the power. Let
the show begin!
came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said
unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be
taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let
a double portion of thy spirit be upon me." (2 Kings
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