The Revival Mantle (part 1)
We have all been digesting the horrific information regarding the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. This, combined with the other significant challenges America now faces, can erode hope and attack our faith if we are not careful. With that in mind, I want to share two dreams today, tomorrow, and Thursday, which will be an incredible encouragement to you. They are related/sequel dreams, given to our friend Gina Gholston, the first one in July of last year and the sequel just last week. Allow them to encourage your heart and mind. Gina says:
“July 5, 2021, I dreamed I was with a group of people visiting a place of great significance in revival history. We arrived at the old church, built of grayish/white stone, and stepped inside. [Gina then describes the church in great detail.]
“We thought we were alone, but began to hear a man’s voice ringing out from behind the pulpit. Though we could not see the man, as the dreamer of this dream I could see that he was on his knees with his right hand lifted toward heaven; he was in deep, travailing prayer - so intense, so full of passion and sincerity! It was as though he was being emptied out with every word. As he spoke, he would rock back and forth on his knees, with his hand lifted the whole time. His face was red because of the extreme intensity of his prayer. Four or five times he repeated this same prayer:
‘Alas, this cross that I must bear, ’tis not a task for me. Its weight is light, for my delight is to do all that You ask of me! I’m turning now . . . to see Your face; ’tis all that matters to me! I lift mine eyes; Lord, hear my cry. SHOW ME YOUR GLORY!’
“As he prayed, it was as though an electrical current could be tangibly felt; we were all brought to tears as the weightiness of the presence of God completely filled the room. Our group reverently walked to our left and sat down on a pew, not wanting to disturb the man.
“I don’t have words to explain this, but the whole atmosphere filled with the pleasure of God. I wish I were able to adequately articulate how it felt! We could feel that God was so pleased with this man and his prayer. The feeling of God’s pleasure was almost tangible.
“As he continued to pray, we were all sobbing, overcome by the presence of the Lord, and the man heard us. He arose from his knees and walked toward the pulpit. I noticed that he was a tall, young man, and had on clothing from the early 1900s. He leaned over the pulpit and saw us there. With his elbows on the pulpit and his face resting in his hands, the man gazed at us and said, with deep emotion, almost in a whisper, ‘You came! You’re here!’
“He then stood up straight, and we saw that he was cloaked, not with natural clothing, but with what appeared to be a type of robe. The robe was very thick, bulky, and long, touching the floor, old, and extremely heavy. He then said to us, ‘I have been waiting for you!’ He put his hand on the robe, and said, ‘I wore this for my time, and it was all that I desired! It was all that I desired!’
“I was almost afraid to speak, but I reverently asked, ‘What is it?’
“He answered with such respect for it, ‘It’s the mantle of revival!’
“I then asked, ‘Who are you?’
“He said, ‘That is not important. What is important is that you came to get this mantle. You have been sent here for this purpose.’
“We had thought we were there just to see the building, but we now understood we had been deliberately and supernaturally brought there by God to receive this mantle. This realization was overwhelming to each one of us.
“The young man then began telling us stories about the mantle— how he had received it, and stories of the experiences he had in his time while carrying it. We then realized this mantle was the ‘cross’ he was so intently speaking about in his prayer. Though heavy, it had not been a burden for him, but rather the greatest joy of his life!
“As he spoke to us, we noticed that the mantle, which was still on him, was supernaturally growing, extending with every word he spoke, and filling up the stage. He said, ‘In my time, I cried out to God and asked for at least 100,000 souls to be touched and changed by Holy Spirit’s power. In your time, however, it must be much greater.’ The mantle continued to grow, and he continued to speak, giving us instruction and revelation about this mantle. He was doing so because it was being passed to us so we would carry it for our era.
“As we listened in awe to what he was saying, the full realization hit us that we were going to carry this mantle, and we all looked at each other with a look that said, ‘We can’t carry that! It’s too heavy! It’s too big!’ We were amazed that he was still able to stand under the weight of it as he spoke. I was so overcome by the magnitude of what was happening I was sobbing. Getting up off the pew, I stepped into an aisle and fell to my knees. Everyone did. Knowing we had been sent by God to receive this mantle, I asked the question we were all thinking: ‘How can we carry it? It’s SO big!’ Naturally speaking, this seemed impossible!
“The man responded, ‘You cannot wear this mantle and look forward or around you. If you do, it will be misused and torn; it will become cumbersome and even wearisome for you. You must ever look upward and be completely enthralled by the Lord. Focus on Him! Pursue Him! Long for Him! And soon the weight of the mantle will be absorbed by the passion in your heart for more of Him.’
“He then said, with profound joy, ‘Now . . . it’s your time to carry the mantle!’
“In unison, still weeping, we said, ‘We receive it! We don’t completely know how, but we receive it!’ Then, out of the depths of our beings, we began to pray the same prayer the man had been praying at the beginning of the dream. It became the cry of each of our hearts:
‘Alas, this cross that I must bear ’tis not a task for me. Its weight is light, for my delight, is to do all that You ask of me! I’m turning now to see Your face, ’tis all that matters to me! I lift mine eyes; Lord, hear my cry. SHOW ME YOUR GLORY!’
“The man stepped down from the pulpit, back onto the stage, and was gone. (I do not know who the man was, but I believe it was Evan Roberts, a young man who was instrumental in the great Welsh revival that took place in the early 1900s. And I feel that Moriah Chapel in Wales, where the revival began, was the church where we stood.)
“Still on our knees, releasing the intense prayer that had now become our prayer, the mantle was lifted from the stage and placed on us. It covered us, and was now big enough to fill the entire church! As it covered us, the mantle became a glider, lifted us up and began transporting us. We were carried by the mantle over the ocean, then over land and mountains. We landed, facing west.
“With the mantle still covering us, we all knew we were in the mountains of North Carolina, at the location where Holy Spirit came upon a small group of men in the late 1800s and early 1900s (now called Fields of the Wood). [You can read more about this location and a prayer journey Gina led there by using this link. Her insights are excellent and would be very beneficial.] These men later launched the Church of God and Church of God of Prophecy denominations. Out in front of us, in the span of about twenty feet in width, we saw white stones making up letters, approximately four feet tall, spelling the words: ‘TO BE CONTINUED.’”
End of the dream.
I will share information regarding the Welsh revival in tomorrow’s post. This incredible outpouring was one of the greatest revivals in all of church history, impacting the entire nation. Her dream ended with: “TO BE CONTINUED.” Thursday, I will share Gina‘s profound sequel dream.
Pray with me:
Father, thank You so much for this amazing and encouraging dream. When the enemy tries to erode our faith, You are faithful to sustain us with encouraging prophetic words, dreams, and revelation from Scripture. We are confident that even as shaking intensifies, as evil increases, grace will increase more than the evil and bring revival to America and the world (Matthew 24:12; Romans 5:20; Isaiah 9:6-7). Thank You!
We say with our friends in the dream, “We receive this mantle of revival. And our focus, passion, and affection will remain upward, stayed on You.” Cause this mantle to become huge and heavy, filled with Your incredible glory and power. May it transform hundreds of millions of people and many nations around the world. We know this is Your passion and You will accomplish it. We ask for this in the wonderful, powerful name of Jesus, and fully expect it to occur
We also continue to intercede for those grieving in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, NY. Bring Your peace and comfort to them in this horrific time. We also pray for Ukraine - deliver and restore them. Break the power of evil there. Remover Putin. And we pray for Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Israel and the surrounding nations. Send deliverance and revival, we pray, in Christ’s name. Amen.
We decree that the mantle of revival is increasing and being imparted to many at this time.
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You can find out more about Gina Gholston by going to her website here.