Send the Laborers!
We’ve been looking at a dream Holy Spirit gave my friend, Greg Hood. The dream is about revivals of the past, represented in the dream by oil wells. The wells were no longer pumping or producing, having been neglected and abandoned. They were called “orphaned wells,” a term used in the industry to describe abandoned oil wells. God‘s purpose throughout the dream is to reveal his desire to rejuvenate past wells of revival and release their fruit once again. The first one represented prayer, the second a fresh baptism of fire to spiritual leaders. If you have not yet seen or heard the posts, please do so. Today we will look at part 3 of the dream, and finish it on Monday.
Gabriel then said to us, “There are other wells that need your attention. Go to the next well.” We ran to the next well. Dutch did as he did with the two previous wells, rubbing the engraved plate to clean it. He began reading aloud what was inscribed there. It read, “Haystack Well.” Underneath that was inscribed, “From these shores to the shores of nations the gospel of the kingdom shall go.”
As Dutch finished reading this engraved plate, a man by the name of Hudson appeared from the side of the Haystack Well. He said to us, “The nations are weeping, crying out for relief from the slavery of religion which the church created. Send them the help they need.”
Gabriel spoke to Dutch and said, “Call the intercessors. Surround the well. Release the well.”
I said to Dutch, “Here, take this.” I handed him a bugle from my bag. He brought it to his lips and began playing the “fatigue call.” ["Fatigue Call" is a military bugle call which signals all designated personnel to report for “fatigue duty,” which is the labor assigned to soldiers that does not require the use of armament.]
As he sounded this call, members of the election team intercessors [This is the group of leaders I took to 9 cities to pray over the elections] began appearing around the well. Dutch said to a member of the team, “Pray this into the well.” To another he said, “Declare this into the well.” To others, “Prophesy into the well!” And so on.
As each did what they were instructed to do, a large door opened on the side of the well and thousands of people began coming up out of the well. Each one had 2 flags around their shoulders, an American flag and the flag of another nation, and was carrying an Appeal to Heaven flag on a pole.
There is so much to unpack in this dream! The Haystack Revival began at Williams College, Williamstown, MA. “Five Williams College students met in the summer of 1806, in a grove of trees near the Hoosack River, then known as Sloan’s Meadow, and debated the theology of missionary service. Their meeting was suddenly interrupted by a thunderstorm and the students took shelter under a haystack until the sky cleared. ‘The brevity of the shower, the strangeness of the place of refuge, and the peculiarity of their topic of prayer and conference all took hold of their imaginations and their memories.’
“In 1808 the Haystack Prayer group and other Williams students began a group called ‘The Brethren.’ This group was organized to ‘affect, in the persons of its members, a mission to’ those who were not Christians. In 1812, they sent their first missionaries – to the Indian subcontinent. This is viewed by many scholars as the seminal event for the development of American Protestant missions.”(1)
This history, along with the phrase under the name stating that the gospel would go forth from these shores, and the appearance of “Hudson” - almost certainly the great missionary to China, Hudson Taylor - make it clear that God is saying this revival will result in a new missions movement. The phrase spoken by Taylor is heart wrenching: “The nations are weeping, they are crying out for relief from the slavery of religion which the church created. Send them the help they need.”
We were instructed to call for intercessors, surround the well and call forth this movement through prayers, decrees, and by prophesying - asking, dictating as the Ekklesia, and prophesying God’s will and purposes into the earth. A remnant of the body of Christ is now equipped to do all of this, manifesting the fullness of Christ’s anointings and functions. Ephesians 4:13, from the Amplified Bible, says we are growing “in the knowledge of the son of God, [growing spiritually] to become a mature believer, reaching to the measure of the fullness of Christ [manifesting His spiritual completeness and exercising our spiritual gifts in unity].” In this great coming revival, the church is going to reveal the “fullness” of Christ - “His spiritual completeness” - to the nations of the earth.
I don’t believe the church has been equipped to reveal the fullness of who Christ is since the days of the early church in Acts. One reason is we have not understood and operated in the fullness of His five gifts/anointings He gave us (apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers) in order to accomplish this (see Ephesians 4:11-12).
These functions have now been restored and, consequently, the fullness of who Christ is will be manifested. The earth has never experienced the level of revival that is coming.
The call issued from the bugle is very interesting: the “fatigue call,” a call for soldiers to work but not at war (not with weapons). Though the church will always need to involve herself in spiritual warfare (2 Corinthians 10:3-5; Ephesians 6:12), I believe Holy Spirit is pointing out that those released from this well are not so much the warriors but the reapers, the evangelists, the messengers.
As we prayed, decreed, and prophesied over this well, laborers began to emerge by the thousands, carrying not only the U.S. flag but another - no doubt that of the nation to which they were sent. All had Appeal To Heaven flags, as well. Nothing gets accomplished without prayer. Please don’t make light of the fact that God required the church to release her authority and decrees in order to see these laborers released. Matthew 9:37-38 tells us, “Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore, plead with the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.’” Even though God obviously wants laborers to come forth who will reap the great harvest, this doesn’t occur just because it is His desire. He works on the earth through people, not independently of them. We must ask!
All of the prophetic voices I know are prophesying that this next revival will be worldwide and result in the greatest global harvest ever. Some Christians who don’t know me and have not followed me very long, mistakenly think my focus and burden for America is a misplaced exalting of America above other people and nations. This is far from true. My passion for America’s restoration and destiny is because of God’s love of all people and nations. America's calling is to serve all the earth for worldwide harvest. Let’s ask for this now.
Pray with me:
Father, we thank You for the incredible pleasure of partnering with You to save the world. Thank You for raising up America as a trumpet of the gospel to all the nations of the earth. We honor those in our past who have paid great prices to take the gospel around the world. They are now ready to hand the baton to us.
Though in our day this will look different - the communication tools will be different, the modes of transportation will be different, and the political spectrum of the planet has changed - the assignment and it’s basic goal will be the same: take the gospel of the kingdom to the ends of the earth.
Open another Haystack Well of revival. Just as You showed us to call forth workers in the dream, we now call forth thousands of laborers into the harvest. We cry out to Jesus, the Lord of the Harvest: “Send laborers!!! Awaken the church to this glorious partnership You have offered us.”
We ask this in the name of Yeshua, believing that we have received what we asked You for. It still works.
America shall be saved!
The harvest of the ages is coming to the earth, and cannot be stopped!
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