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February 21, 2024

The “Mavericks” Are Coming

Today, I want to share portions of a dream about mavericks; it was given to my friend, Clay Nash. A maverick is “an unbranded calf, cow, or steer; a lone dissenter, such as an intellectual, an artist, or a politician, who takes an independent stand apart from their peers; a person pursuing rebellious, even potentially disruptive, policies or ideas.”(1)

The Dream

“The dream began with you, Dutch, creating a thread on Signal titled ‘Gathering the Mavericks.’ You requested those on the thread to meet you in Oregon City, Oregon, the end of the Oregon Trail.

“Upon arrival, you informed us we were there to help gather and drive maverick steers back to Independence, MO, the beginning of the Oregon Trail. You instructed us that the mavericks must be brought to Independence in order to achieve independence. You stated that as we found the watering holes where they were gathered, you would assign individuals to stay there; they would keep other mavericks in the future from muddying up the water holes.

“You informed those who joined you in Oregon City that they were assigned certain horses on which to make the journey. The horse you assigned me (Clay) was one I had actually owned, a full Appaloosa named Judge. He had my King Brand saddle on him. Dutch, you were to ride the prettiest Buckskin I ever remember seeing. When I remarked on the strength and beauty in this horse, you informed us that it was a descendent of John Wayne’s favorite horse, Sent, and its name was Messenger. I asked you where the mavericks were, and your answer was, ‘We must find them along the way.’

“The grub wagon was there, packed and ready. Ken Malone pulled you to the side, but was within hearing, and said, ‘Isn’t that Gordon Lindsey on the grub wagon?’ [Gordon Lindsay founded The Voice of Healing magazine and Christ for the Nations Bible Institute in Dallas, Texas, and died in 1973.]

“You answered and said, ‘Yes, but he can still cook food with heavenly nourishment, and will bring healing along the way if needed.’

“You began informing us of various watering holes we would be dropped off at along the journey. You did not assign me one, saying, ‘You know about cattle drives, and I need you to scout on the whole journey.’

“We stopped at several watering holes, discovering and gathering mavericks at each; you assigned individuals to stay and protect the watering holes, and we moved on to the next. The 12th and last watering hole was in Independence, MO. When we arrived at Independence, I stated, ‘We must have over 10,000 mavericks.’

“You informed us that there were actually 12,000 mavericks and one ox. You were then asked what we were to do with them. You said that they would be discipled to go forth into the fields that are ripe unto harvest and disciple the nation. Someone asked, “What about the ox.”

“You stated to us that the ox’s name was Sign and Wonder, and he would follow the mavericks as they discipled the nation.

“Gordon Lindsey then told Dutch that his assignment was finished, but others from the cloud of witnesses would join us as needed.”

End of Dream.

The Interpretation

God has created a young generation who will prove to be unique in their strengths and motivations. They are “unbranded” by religion, untamed in many ways; some even seem “rebellious.” Many appear to be “disruptive.” But God has great plans for this generation.

My friend, Pastor Randy Lopshire, said regarding this dream, “I started preaching and prophesying about the Mavericks in this dream three years ago, calling them ‘A harvest of harvesters.’ I saw them as Gen Z’s and felt many are not yet even born again. But God is already priming the pump, and they will know truth when they hear it. They are spiritually allergic to religion, so God is raising up and developing churches who specialize in receiving people like them.”

Here are more of my thoughts:

  1. It is obviously time for the rounding up of these mavericks. We must bring them to “independence” from sin, leading them to Christ, yet do so without taming and branding them with religion. Pray for this to begin and increase; leaders must prepare.

  2. Watering holes - God will lead these mavericks to “watering holes” He has prepared for them. These places of nourishment, training, and discipling must be protected from the “muddying” of religiosity, sin, man’s agenda, unbiblical traditions, and more.

  3. A horse named Judge, a King Brand saddle, and a scout/prophet, Clay Nash - Jesus, as our King, the Supreme Judge and Prophet, will be overseeing this roundup. He is the Lord of the harvest, and will lead us in finding the mavericks and watering holes, and also in preparing and maintaining the watering holes.

  4. A horse named Sent and Messenger - This is fairly obvious: we are being sent as messengers to find and lead these mavericks to “independence.” We are not called to judge or tame them, but to prepare them for their important assignment of discipling a nation.

  5. Gordon Lindsay - we must draw from the wisdom, insights, and movements of those gone before us, honoring and building on what they have accomplished. One of these movements was the healing and miracle movement of the  50s, 60s, and early 70s. Gordon Lindsay was one of the leaders of this movement, a great teacher and author. The magazine he published, The Voice of Healing, shared testimonies of the many miracles happening around the nation and nations. We must tap into this anointing of signs and wonders. And the dream told us more from the cloud of witnesses would be sent to us, meaning there are other truths and movements of the past we must build on.

  6. The ox - the name of the ox was Sign and Wonder; he would follow this generation as they discipled the nation, just as Mark 16:17 says will occur. Lindsay said, when leaving, that he had finished his assignment. That assignment was 1) feeding us: we must learn from the past generations, and 2) giving us the ox, a mantle of signs and wonders he and his generation restored to the church.

  7. 12 watering holes and 12,000 mavericks - 12 is an important number in Scripture. It represents governing authority, completion, and perfection. There are several possible meanings to this in the dream. It would certainly mean that these mavericks walked under and in the complete authority of the Lord. The great commission in Matthew 28, which speaks of discipling the nation, references this authority (verse 18). The fact that these mavericks would disciple the nation could also indicate they would restore our government to its intended purpose and function. Personally, I believe it is both.

Clay said regarding this dream and the coming mavericks, “Their journey to independence will activate them at a greater level of authority, releasing the roar of God into their spheres of influence. These refreshed and commissioned mavericks will take their independence forth to affect the nation, with signs and wonders following them. Their obedience will leaven with a righteous leaven; new companies of overcomers will be activated from their completed faith to become an ever-present weapon of warfare against injustice, releasing righteousness and empowering grace.”


Clay was so impacted by this dream that He is holding a series of meetings along the Oregon Trail beginning June 21 of this year. It will launch in Oregon City, OR, and end in Independence, Missouri, on July 12 and 13. I plan to join him there. You can read his other thoughts regarding this dream and the details of the tour by using this link: Gathering of the Mavericks.

Get ready for the mavericks. They will stretch the church. There is no box in which they will fit; they won’t accept clichés and processes based on “This is how we have always done it.” They’ll want a true relationship with Jesus, Holy Spirit, and the Father, not religion. They will insist on power, not rituals, traditions, and forms. They will ask why. They’ll want action, not words. They will be justice-minded, and demand change.

And they are coming.

Pray with me:

Father, we know You have significant plans for the coming generation/s. Not only will You save millions of them, You will use them to change the world, just as You did the generation of the 60s and 70s, which so many thought was hopeless.

We ask You to prepare the body of Christ to receive them. Create the watering holes and keep the water clean. Prepare flexible wineskins that can disciple them. Deliver us from mindsets and ways of thinking that could hinder this.

And prepare the hearts of the mavericks for the outpouring of Your Spirit. Finish ripening the harvest, prepare, and send the laborers. We pledge to You, that we will not lose this harvest. We ask this in Yeshua’s name. Amen.

Our decree:

We decree that the Mavericks will be found and moved to Independence!

Click on the link below to watch the full video.


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