The Key to Victory
As we pray together and partake of communion regarding the nation, I want to share parts of a dream with you which I believe is timely and pertinent. It was actually given to our friend Gina Gholston on December 5, the day the recent 21 days of prayer and communion began.
The dream contains another Isaiah 40 reference. (I have received 8 or more dreams within the last several months with Isaiah 40 references. The chapter is about John the Baptist preparing the way for Christ and then Christ’s earthly ministry.) The dream also refers to breaking bread and eating it, which of course, we are part of the 21-day strategy.
And finally, the dream references the song, The Battle Hymn of the Republic. On back-to-back days, this song was brought to my attention: once in a public service, the other through this dream. It was written and sung by soldiers during the Civil War, and speaks of the Lord’s victory. Gina says:
“December 5, 2021, I dreamed that Dutch Sheets, his wife, Ceci, and I were in a very old, two-story warehouse type building. It sat on the edge of a river, and on the first floor there was a working grist mill, with a large water-wheel being turned by the flow of the river. This mill was being used to process flour for a bakery operating on the top floor of the building.
“In the bakery, there were various workstations situated around the open room. At each station, there was an oven, a sink, long counters, and shelves filled with baking utensils, multiple baking pans, and baking sheet pans. Each station contained a lady baking breads, cakes, and pastries.
“As we entered the bakery, each was standing beside the counter at their individual station, with a display of some of their baked goods. There was another individual with Dutch, Ceci, and me as we walked from station to station. We were there to ‘choose’ an item we needed from this bakery. We knew the individual walking with us was an angel, there to guide and help us choose the correct item.
“We had visited many of the stations in the room, greeting each lady and complimenting her work. As we stood at one counter, the baker was holding a small, single-layer cake as if to present it to Dutch. It was a small, simple cake with no decorations, just icing on top. The angel behind Dutch placed its hand on Dutch’s right elbow, and pushed his arm forward to receive this little cake. The angel said, ‘Take and eat.’ So, Dutch received the cake and the angel instructed him to ‘break the cake first,’ then eat it.
“Dutch, using both of his hands, broke the cake open, and found that a small key had been baked inside it. We looked at each other in amazement, and Dutch held up the key. We could see that inscribed on it was ‘Isaiah 40:5.’ The angel then said to Dutch, ‘There’s another door that must be opened.’
“Dutch asked, ‘How will I know where the door is located?’
“All the angel said was, ‘It’s American made.’
“When the angel said that, music began playing. I don’t know where it was coming from, but it began filling the room. As the music played, Dutch fell to his knees and began singing the words of the song playing: ‘Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord…’ It was the Battle Hymn of the Republic, and he sang the entire song with tears streaming down his face. It was as if electricity was going through the room as we felt the presence of the Lord.
“After singing the entire song, Dutch stopped singing, but the music continued to play in the background.
“The angel then instructed Dutch to eat the small cake that was still in his right hand. He ate the cake and said, ‘Wow! This is RICH with honey!’ Then his eyes just lit up, and we knew Dutch had received immediate strength.
“The angel said, ‘This will keep you strong for the journey ahead.’
“Dutch was still holding the key that had been inside the cake. The angel pointed to it and said, ‘You will know what to do with the key.’
“The music was still playing, and at this point, Dutch again began singing the words of the song.”
End of dream.
The song, Battle Hymn of the Republic, obviously speaks of battle/war, but also to the Lord’s victory. Isaiah 40 references both, as well, the victory beginning in verse 5 with the Lord’s appearance: “Then the glory of the Lord will be revealed, And all flesh will see it together; For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” (NASV). Just as He did many Christmases ago, Christ will once again come to a troubled and tumultuous world; and also just as He did then, He will prevail. His glory will be released and salvation will come to many.
The appearance of the key in the dream, with this reference Isaiah 40:5 written on it - discovered in the breaking of the bread - says several things to us.
Christ WILL be revealed again in our day! (Isaiah 40:5) I am referencing the coming revival, not the Second Coming of Christ.
Christ being revealed is the “key” to victory.
This key will be found/given through our honoring of covenant with Christ (the breaking of the bread).
It is important that we realize we must fulfill the preparatory role John fulfilled in Isaiah 40. We are Christ’s forerunners, preparing the way. Our repentance, prayers and honoring of covenant with Him are all ways in which we do this. The covenant meal - communion - which we are partaking of during this 21 days of prayer and which is pictured in the dream (“take and eat…break the cake first”), is accomplishing this.
In the account of the resurrected Christ’s visit with the two men on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35), His true identity was eventually revealed to them in the breaking of the bread (verses 30-31). I believe Holy Spirit is saying that our prayers and honoring of covenant through the breaking of the bread are causing Isaiah 40:5 - Christ is being revealed - here and around the world.
I also believe our honoring of covenant with Christ during this 21 days is more than a preparatory act of intercession, but is also giving us strength for future battles, as was spoken in the dream. Our warfare will not be finished after the 21 days.
I know there is further revelation to come from this dream. But from just these insights we can glean encouragement that our prayers and communion during these 21 days are having an impact. Again, notice that the dream was given December 5, the day the 21 days began (read our GH15 post from December 8th). Take heart and continue to be faithful.
Pray with me:
Father, thank You for speaking to us prophetically, encouraging us to continue our prayer and communion efforts. We thank You for Christ, our victory. We thank You for Isaiah 40 and the incredible picture it brings us of our Deliverer, Christ. We thank You for our covenant with Him, both individually and as a nation. We honor this covenant as our key to victory. We pledge allegiance to You and Your purposes for America.
We thank You in advance for delivering us from the great evil of abortion. Thank You for breaking our alliance with the principality, Baal, who demands blood sacrifices. Free us from this scourge and cleanse our land we pray, just as You cleansed us from slavery in the days of our Civil War.
We also pray for those so devastated by the tornadoes in Kentucky, Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Our hearts break for them. Please comfort those who have lost family members, and restore hope to those who have lost so much. May strength to face the future and rebuild be poured out on them, and may the nation rally to help those impacted. In Christ’s name we ask, Amen.
We decree that our faith stands on the blood of Christ and His new covenant with us, nothing else. This is our key to victory.
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