A number of years in the past whereas residing close to the attractive mountain village of Summersville, West Virginia, I had a most extraordinary dream. The dream was divided into 4 components. Within the first half, I used to be leaving my place because the Headmaster of a non-public college. Secondly, certainly one of my academics was elevated to my former place. Thirdly, the board chairman who had lived locally all of her life was shifting away. Within the fourth a part of the dream, I used to be preaching to a big African American church on the topic, “You Have Settled on the Different Facet of the Jordan.” Within the dream, this nice church had completed a lot and possessed an important nationwide ministry. Nevertheless, the Lord stated that that they had not reached the success of their divine future. As I preached, the highly effective presence of the Lord descended in that mighty church. He started to provide revelation and route in regards to the immense future that He had deliberate for them. The church exploded in worship and reward. I woke up from the dream.
The primary three components of the dream occurred inside a number of months. I resigned from my place, the trainer I noticed within the dream grew to become the interim Head of Faculty, and the board chairman and her husband offered their household enterprise and left city. Nevertheless, the fourth a part of the dream didn’t instantly occur. In actual fact, I didn’t perceive this portion of the dream. 5 years handed as I regularly contemplated the dream in my coronary heart. Lately, I used to be invited to conduct a grant writing workshop and preach at a big African American church in Chicago. I nonetheless didn’t perceive the that means of the message, “You Have Settled On the Different Facet of the Jordan” however the Lord directed me to evangelise this message. As I studied the Phrase, the unbelievable Prophetic Word that means of the message within the dream was revealed.
Two and a half tribes of the Israelites discovered the wealthy farm and grazing lands to the east of the Jordan River to their liking. The tribes of Gad, Reuben, and half of the big tribe of Manasseh determined to decide on the “different aspect” of the Jordan and thus not cross over into the promised land. Moses and Joshua had given them permission to take action however with one main requirement, their warriors should led the battle in taking the Promised Land. Joshua chapter three information the miraculous parting of the flooded Jordan. The clergymen led the procession on a dry, divine path made via the flood waters. True to their settlement, 40,000 warriors of the 2 and a half tribes took the lead within the battle. Their divine future was to imagine the reigns of management in battle and produce the remainder of the tribes into their promised destinies and lands. What an important mantle of ministry was laid upon Gad, Reuben and half of Manasseh!
The Lord started to disclose the divine future that He has for HIS African American folks. I used to be given an article written by Susan Castell which surprised me. The prophetic phrase given to her regarding African American believers was equivalent to what the Lord was revealing to me. She wrote: ” You could have come to this land for such a time as this. It’s now time to put apart the load of racial hatred and the sin of unforgiveness which so readily clings to and entangles you. It’s now time to overlook what lies behind and to succeed in forth to what lies forward. It’s now time to come up and search Me for the success of your divine future.
Simply because the survival of historic Egypt and Israel rested on the shoulders of Joseph (a person offered into slavery by his brothers and carried away to a international land), so does the very survival of this nice nation of America relaxation upon you. It’s now time to embrace My plan and to permit Me to delivery inside you the guts and the perspective of Joseph who was capable of forgive his brothers and people who had enslaved and imprisoned him. It’s now time to embrace the cross of My Son and grow to be an important blessing within the land of your captivity.
Whilst man has seemingly succeeded in humbling you to the very lowest of locations, so will I exalt you to the very highest place, even to the very throne of My Glory. As you humble yourselves below My mighty hand and permit the thoughts and coronary heart of Christ to be fashioned in you, you’ll expertise supernatural therapeutic and deliverance from the various and deep wounds inflicted by those that have degraded, despised and humiliated you. As you determine with My Son and you start to cry out: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do”, you’ll enter into a brand new dimension of My Grace and Glory, and you’ll obtain the revelation of Jesus Christ and His Resurrection energy which your hearts have been hungering for.
It’s now time to grasp that each one historical past, together with Black Historical past, is HIS STORY. It’s now time to raise up your eyes above man’s agenda and catch the imaginative and prescient of My agenda. It’s now time to declare with Joseph: “As for you, you thought evil in opposition to me, however G-d meant it for good, to result in that many individuals needs to be stored alive…” (Gen. 50:20)
Come up my folks, my Joseph firm, whom I’ve introduced from afar and planted on this land for such a time as this. Look unto Me and I’ll unveil the that means of your historical past. Look unto Me and I’ll reveal the thriller of your many and lengthy sufferings. I’m the L-rd your G-d, and in addition to Me, there is no such thing as a different. Look unto Me and be healed of the injuries of your captivity. Look unto Me and I’ll make you free to be my devices of therapeutic and deliverance on this land of your divine future.”
The fullness of the prophetic that means of the message, “Deciding on the Different Facet of the Jordan,” got here into full focus. The Nice Awakening that’s quickly to burst upon this world as a closing witness might be led by a “Joseph Firm” that God has been making ready for a very long time. This Awakening will carry God’s holy remnant collectively as a Bride with out spot or wrinkle. Divisions, separations, and partitions will collapse because the Church comes collectively to satisfy her closing future. Every tribe that composes the Church has a promised future, a selected divine mission to satisfy. Main the best way to carry all tribes of believers into that success would be the African American believer. Identical to Gad, Reuben and Manasseh, a mantle of management will relaxation upon them. God is a wonderful bookkeeper. The entire weary years and lengthy generations of blood, sweat, tears, unpaid slave wages and rejection WILL BE PAID IN FULL! It won’t come from the White Home, the Supreme Courtroom or from Congress. It should come from the hand of the mighty God! Identical to Joseph, they are going to be instantly ushered from obscurity to the fullness of divinely appointed management. What man meant for evil, God will flip into good for the saving of many lives. The mantle of management might be laid upon them by a divine Hand. They may lead the remainder of us into our appointed destinies. I imagine that the Holy Spirit is stirring inside them now. Divine items inside which have been given for this prophetic hour are actually being activated and launched. Understanding of the lengthy evening of their struggling is being revealed to them. The center of Joseph is reaching perfection inside them. God calls them to satisfy their future. The Jordan has parted earlier than them. They prepared the ground for the remainder of the Physique of Christ to observe. Pay day has lastly come!
The ultimate a part of the dream was fulfilled. I preached this message to an important church in Chicago. The Lord got here down in that service! Is not it extremely ironic that God would reveal and converse this message via a white man, a descendant of slave homeowners from the South, a area that when disadvantaged them of their most simple rights. Isaiah 60:10 states, “The sons of your oppressors will come bowing earlier than you. All who despised you’ll bow at your ft.” God fulfilled the phrases of the prophet on the day I preached the message, “You Have Settled on the Different Facet of the Jordan.” Might God quickly fulfill His prophetic phrase to those divinely known as leaders of the Coming Nice Awakening.