I WILL RESTORE THE YEARS
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I WILL RESTORE THE YEARS
VISION - THE CATERPILLARS
In the early 80s, I had a vision of a massive army of crawling caterpillars climbing over mountains and valleys. Everywhere they touched left a trail of slime, and everything the slime touched left a gaping hole. I saw gaping holes in people. In a closer view I saw the army come upon a school. There were trails of slime in the hallways, on the ceilings, on the floors. It was seemingly impossible to get away from the slime. I was told the only way to avoid being touched by the slime was to exercise. I saw a group of people in a classroom vigorously doing calisthenics! It was quite unusual to see, but these people were being protected from the slime. As I stepped outside, the caterpillars were now gone but I could see the devastation they left behind.
The Lord gave me the following scriptures which are self explanatory and interpret the vision.
Acts 24:16 KJV
And herein do I EXERCISE myself, to have always a conscience void of offense toward God, and toward men.
Joel 1:4 KJV
That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpiller eaten.
Joel 2:25 KJV
And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.
VISION - RESTORING THE SHIP
In May of 98 I had a trance vision where I heard intercessory music going on behind a curtain. It was a medley of two songs. The first song was "Behold He Comes." The words were: "There shall be wars and rumors of war. Nation shall rise against nation. Because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. There shall be earthquakes, pestilence, distress of nations! Famine, signs in the sun, moon and stars!" The song turned into the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" with the words, "Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord. He is tramping out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored. He has loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword, His truth is marching on." [Words from Behold He Cometh! By Jerry Kirk (1967) and Battle Hymn of the Republic by Willliam Steffe (1852)]
While the music was playing, I saw an old vessel that was being resurrected from years and years of being buried in the earth. I realized that we were going backwards through time and I saw the layers of dust and dirt peel away and the ship appear as though it was rising above the rubble. As the ship appeared, it looked decayed and as I continued to watch, I saw the layers of rust and decay disappear and it returned to its brand new condition. It was now sitting on top of the earth looking brand new.
Behind the intercession curtain, I saw a clock on a wall and I knew it had something to do with the countdown to Y2K, and was told that there was a computer time chip that could be inserted that would help us go back in time and do this same thing to the ship. As I watched a repeat, the ship seemingly rose from the earth, and I realized that a blast of wind was blowing very, very hard upon the ground and blowing away layers and layers and years of dirt. As it blew away the layers, it made it appear that the ship was rising from the earth. This had happened the first time, but the first time was through intercession. This second time, I could see that the wind was a strong blast and appeared to literally happen.
However, the chip was left in a tad too long and the stripping process took it back to an elemental stage that looked like the primer coat of paint. It was a stage just prior to completion. I was somewhat alarmed at this. I woke with the impression that if the enemy had his way, he would try to take advantage of the stripping process and tear away what the Lord had restored.
These are the scriptures the Lord gave me at that time:
And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations. (KJV Isaiah 61: 4)
In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old: (KJV Amos 9:11)
After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up: (KJV Acts 15:16)
This year I have gone through a strong stripping: as in circumcision of the heart, the flesh, peeling away old dead layers to heal old wounds, and exposing generational sins to set me free from the past. In hindsight to this vision, I think the Y2K clock and the computer chip had to do with the timing of the stripping process. This year I have written several posts on different aspects of being stripped. From the many responses I received, many have been going through the same thing.
A warning as related to the computer chip being left in too long, is not to wallow in the process. The Lord has a specific time limit to this work and if the enemy could continue the process, it would turn into destructive things like shame, condemnation, fear, etc. When the Lord peels away our layers to expose our wounds, our sins, our failings, He does so to cleanse and make whole. The enemy does so to destroy.
Something I had not realized until just this week, as He brought back the memory of that wind basting away the layers on the ship, is that His intention in this stripping has been to RENEW us, to RESTORE us and bring us back from being underneath the years of enemy dirt and grime. In the midst of dust and dirt flying everywhere, all I had been thinking about this year was repentance and inner healing, but He had even more in mind. He wanted to resurrect painful truths, so that they could be healed in the right way, HIS WAY. He wanted to take us past the pain, and even past the healing, and INTO TOTAL RESTORATION OF ALL THAT WAS LOST. That will be mind boggling when we begin to realize how the revelation will begin to come to pass in our lives!
There are many applications to this revelation and to this work He is doing among us. One of them is the ship. Ship in prophetic language speaks of leadership. He is raising up His government and restoring something that has been buried a very long time. I perceive this goes all the way back to the leadership of the early church and extends into the present time. We have yet to know what His kingdom is to become ON THIS EARTH.
Today I received an email that reaffirmed what I had been thinking about the restoration process and this was very quickened to me so I want to pass it on:
ALL THINGS MADE NEW
A vision given to Debra-Louise
"He who was seated on the throne said, 'I am making everything new!"
I was in front of a large warehouse. Across the door was written: "Piece's Restored" As I went inside there was a myriad of all different kinds of boxes. Most like shoe boxes, some the type roses would be carried in, some cartons, and crates, and even coffins! They were all sizes and shapes and colors... Each box had a string that held it tied securely, and a tag with a picture of the contents. This was the largest warehouse I had ever seen, and it was full, with more boxes being brought in all the time....
I walked down the row I had begun, and FINALLY reached the end where there was a work table set up just inside the exit door. There stood the Lord, with tools laying all around Him, and a big vat of something very thick and sweet smelling. It contained a liquid that was a ruby red, very glossy and shiny. He had just completed what He had been working on, and turned it around for me to see. It was a beautiful Tiffany style lamp, unlike any on earth. He placed the tag that had come with it underneath the base of this beautiful lamp as His signature card. It was a picture of what had come into His hands from the box....Ugly and broken pieces of junk all jumbled and disorganized had been tossed into the box and cast aside. All of these boxes in the warehouse held similar contents of broken and discarded pieces, parts that were useless and unwanted or tossed aside.
Now that these contents had been made new, it was placed on a serving tray to be carried out the exit door. Above the exit door was written: 'Peace-is Restored."
Word of the Lord:
My peace I give to you. You have given Me the pieces of your life, and I make all things new.
Out of broken dreams will come the dream I have waiting just for you.
From destroyed hopes will come My hope fulfilled for many.
It is the blood I shed for you that is the very essence which has carried you through, and will keep you together for what lies ahead. Life is in the blood, and I restore life to you this day. My life poured out, will flood into you, and I will seal and secure the pieces brought to Me. Even those you withheld out of shame or pride, or a combination
of both, I will mold into something beautiful to show forth My glory!
It is My love poured out that has filled in the empty places, and now holds all things made new. Even if you feel like some of the pieces are still missing, I declare to you this day that is just more space for My love to flood in and fill you. The varying sizes and shapes of the pieces do not matter in My hands, for as My blood, the blood of the covenant you have entered into with Me, seeps into the cracks and crevices of your life, every part will be held and molded in place.
Then, as each of you has been rebuilt and reconstructed, I shall form and fashion you together in ways that were not possible before you were broken and needed to be made anew.
Peace is restored,
in My love.
continued from Sandy
To tie all these concepts together:
As a result of not following their conscience, the body of Christ has suffered gaping holes and loss. We are in pain, yet with the merciful promise of restoration of those years.
In the mean time, the Lord is bringing the earth through a great upheaval. Between spaces of rest, the labor pains grow stronger, and with each upheaval (like wars are rumors of wars) the Lord knocks on the door of the unrighteous. He wants to shake the world so that it is no longer settled in its own complacency and realizes its need for a supernatural God - Who alone has all the answers.
And within the shaking of that environment, He uses all events surrounding His church to peel away the layers of our own decay to brings us lovingly back to Him. It is for our TOTAL RESTORATION that He is doing this!
Acts 3:19-21 NKJV
Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.
Joel 2:28-29 KJV
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, 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.
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