Not long ago on February 1, 2021 at 4:02 AM the Holy Spirit woke me and I heard “fruit shipping’s” as I simultaneously saw a vision of a wooden cart of giant grapes covered with a velvety-like cloth. These grapes looked like what were described in the land of Canaan in Numbers 13:23. I knew the Lord was reminding me of the new wine and movement coming that He showed me in a vision on July 19, 2020.
Today on this 25th day of February is John Wimber’s birthday, a well known spiritual leader most recognized for fathering the vineyard movement, and this evening at sundown begins Purim, the most joyous holiday on the Hebrew calendar. There is an unlikely connection between the two that the Holy Spirit showed me in a vision in July that has everything to do with today, and the season upon us, a time of visitation and miracles. I hope you will read and be encouraged.
(Below is an excerpt from “Wait Now, I’m Coming” 9.1.20)
Wait Now, The Father The King and The Spirit are Coming! The Birth of New Wine in Fire, Power and Love!
On July 19, 2020 I happened to be staying at my grandparents house and I was in the bedroom when I went into a vision at 8:54 a.m. In the vision it was dark out, and I saw a heaping mound of wood and sticks and a large match reach in from the bottom to create a massive bonfire. As the match was moving in I heard in the Spirit, “John Wimber’s birthday”. I immediately had a knowing that a signifiant move of the Spirit would take place on or around this date, the “birth-day”. On this same day I heard in the Spirit “Deuteronomy 4:12” which reads, “And the Lord spoke to you out of the midst of the fire. You heard the voice of the words, but saw no form; there was only a voice.” A literal interpretation of the vision! However in context the Lord was reminding Moses this is where you encountered my manifest presence, the shekinah glory. This is when I gave you My covenant. Shekinah is from the Hebrew word shakan, and means “to reside or permanently stay”. (chrisitanity.com). My grandparents last name as well as mine is Sutherland, our Scottish family clan motto is ‘Sans Peur’ which means, “without fear”. I had this vision in the bedroom which represents intimacy and the secret place. World wide households have been tested and tried by fire, but from the secret place we will arise without fear! I believe the Lord is saying His glory is coming forth from the fire! “I have not forgotten my promise to you, it has been tested and this is when I will erupt in power and dwell with you in tangible glory, I am coming in a fullness that you have yet not seen.”
Although I knew John Wimber was an important part of church history, I didn’t recall what exactly he was known for – all that was coming to mind was an association with California. Grapes should have been my clue! As I went to search this out, I discovered Wimber was born February 25, 1934 and his most significant legacy is the Vineyard movement, as he eventually took leadership of the Vineyard churches. Additionally Wimber is known for advocating and teaching the moving in healing, signs and wonders, intimacy with the Holy Spirit, and equipping the Church (https://vineyardusa.org/about/john-wimber/).
Prompted by the Holy Spirit I searched for John Wimber’s birth date on the Hebraic calendar and found a birthday surprise! The month of February falls in the month Adar, the last month in God’s cycle of feasts / yearly cycle and represents the completion of a season. Adar means strength and is known as the most joyful month of the year when Purim is celebrated. Purim is the story of Esther who was chosen to be the queen of Persia because of her beauty. Esther risked her life to go before King Ahasuerus and expose an evil plot of his advisor Haman to destroy the Jewish race. Esther was encouraged by Mordecai to boldly petition the King, “For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance shall arise for the Jews from elsewhere, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows but that you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this and for this very occasion?.” Esther 4:14. Esther found favor with the King, the plan was reverted and Haman was hung on the very gallows he built to destroy the Jews. Purim is always celebrated on the 14th day of Adar and this 2021 will begin at sundown on February 25, John Wimber’s birthday!
Another insight in the birthdate 02.25.1934: I found Revelation 2:25 and Strong’s number 1934. Again the month Adar means strong – Strong’s 1934 in Hebrew is hava’ meaning to exist; become, behold. In context the Scripture reference in the book of Revelation is speaking to the church of Thyatira, who is being admonished for tolerating Jezebel, but to those who have not tolerated the teaching they are beckoned to “hold fast to what you have until I come” (Rev 2:25). I believe toleration of Jezebel is the current position of the unawakened Church, but for those who are the remnant Bride, in this hour we can hear the Lord saying hold fast, “Wait now, I’m coming!”. If we will live, abide and exist in Him and like Esther address and petition His heart boldly in the secret place, if we hold fast to the truth that He gives and behold Him here, we will see the coming dread Warrior King defeat our enemy. The enemies plot will become his own demise. The Naphtali are the tribe associated with the month of Adar, and Naphtali means “sweetness is to me” (Godtime.blog). We will know the King intimately and find His favor, we will taste of His goodness and declare, “sweetness is to me”. Like a deer let loose, this will be a beautiful time of rejoicing for The Church across the globe. “Naphtali is a doe let loose, [a swift warrior,] Which yields branched antlers (eloquent words).” Genesis 49:21.
John Wimber is also known for ‘fathering” the Vineyard movement. Jesus said, “I am a true sprouting vine, and the farmer who tends the vine is my Father. I am the sprouting vine and you’re my branches. As you live in life union with me as your source, fruitfulness will stream from within you – but when you live separated from me you are powerless.” John 15:1,5. To the vine abiders, ‘this is that’ new wine! The time stamp on this vision was 8:54 a.m. and John 8:54 again points back the Father. “Jesus answered them, “If I were to tell you how great I am, it would mean nothing. But my Father is the One who will prove it and will glorify me. Isn’t he the One you claim is your God?” A new season is upon us, a double portion for mankind and a move of His Spirit that will allow us to experience Himself in the fullness of triune measure – Father, Son and Holy Spirit in a completeness yet not expressed as we have understood before. The Father is coming in this move to glorify His Son! I believe the Lord is saying these will be the days as described in 1 Corinthians 2:9, “This is why the Scriptures say: Things never discovered or heard of before, things beyond our ability to imagine—these are the many things God has in store for all his lovers.”
The Lord is coming to tend His vine and seek His glory dwellers, we are those He has called to experience His glory. It is through pure hearts we can see and encounter Him and become hosts of His presence. “But [the time is coming when] the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.” Habakkuk 2:14. The Lord is coming in love and power and and I believe this partially represents a marriage of The Word and The Spirit. This marriage will be accompanied by a tremendous weight of the Lord’s presence and I hear in the Spirit “He will move massively among the masses”. I physically feel this weight around hearts, people around the globe will be so awakened to the deep places of the heart of the Father that a world wide revolution of love will ignite. They will see and experience Him in Spirit and in Truth, they will know the Lord as lover and friend and their earthly fear of Him will begin to dissipate. The true fear of the Lord will bring Wisdom and a Spirit of Longing will overcome them. “Come Warrior King, pour the new wine!”.
“Your presence releases a fragrance so pleasing— over and over poured out. For your lovely name is “Flowing Oil.” No wonder the brides-to-be adore you. Draw me into your heart. We will run away together into the king’s cloud-filled chamber. We will remember your love, rejoicing and delighting in you, celebrating your every kiss as better than wine. No wonder righteousness adores you!” Song of Songs 1:3-4
“You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.” Psalms 16:11
(excerpt from expanded word, “Wait Now, I’m Coming” published on my blog September 1, https://ablazeglobalproductions.com/2020/09/01/wait-now-im-coming/
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Wow, I was so moved reading this, May Thai reach people and get us ready for the coming of Christ. God Bless You.