Here’s an account of a vision that Barbara J. Yoder had in 2006. It is very similar to one I had in January 2001:
“…it was as if I were taken up into the sky to the altitude where jets fly. I looked down at the United States and saw that there were very few lights on anywhere in the nation. The whole nation looked like very rural or remote places I had flown over. There was one light here and another light there, far removed from each other.
However, as this army galloped across the nation, lights began to turn on in the places that the army was moving through. Furthermore, the lights remained on in the places they had already passed through. The lights increased in number until the cities and towns across the nation were completely lit up. It was as if a massive fire had been set that engulfed entire areas. …
The further they advanced, the more lit-up the nation was, until there were huge areas where the lights had become contiguous. What had been dark was now fully lit. I looked down on almost blindingly bright cities, towns and even rural areas.
The Lord said, “This is My army.”
That is what I am looking forward to in 2010 just like I have since my own vision in 2001:
I remember like it was yesterday sitting upstairs watching TV in my bedroom when all of a sudden I was above the earth which seemed to be covered in a mist of darkness and deception. Then I saw Jesus coming with an army and he blew the darkness away like a fog and the army descended on North America.
At the beginning there were only a few scattered lights across America but soon more began appearing like popcorn popping until there were 1,000 of lights in in the US and Canada. Then I saw a tidal wave forming up on the east coast of Canada and New England and sweep across the Atlantic engulfing all of Great Britain and wash up on the North Western shores of Europe.
Then I was back in my room watching TV once more and I heard the Lord speak to me in my spirit:
“This is my coming revival”
Here is something I wrote in August 2008 and it still reflects what I am looking forward to:
I’m Still Looking For Revival
Myself, I am still looking for revival to sweep across all of North America and affect 100’s of churches in hundreds of different places all at the same time. Then like a tidal wave engulf the UK and wash up on the shores of France and Northwestern Europe. A revival coming soon near you.
A revival that crosses all the man-made divisions and denominations. A revival with no ’superstars’ to elevate or tear down. A revival that looks to Jesus, engages culture, and brings repentance and change. A revival with lots of healing, that brings folks closer to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
So many are looking for Jesus to come for his church, I’m looking for him to come to it. Come to it? What exactly does that mean? I’m not entirely sure what that means except it’s a ‘word’ that I keep hearing in the Spirit and the church is going to get closer to Jesus and his people will hear his voice in a profound way.
I look for a revival that will bring with it ‘a changing of the guard’ and a whole bunch of new young leaders. A revival that will change the face of the American church–the end of ‘churchianity’ and the beginning of greater outreach to the community.
This is what I was looking for when the Lakeland outpouring started and had hoped it would be the beginning of. In spite of all the controversy and division in the aftermath, I am still looking for revival…
I say, Come Lord Jesus and surprise us!
It is my prayer that the Lord comes with his army in 2010 and brings his revival. Come Lord Jesus.