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November 9, 2021

How Can We Work If Our Cups Are Empty (Day 2)

Yesterday, I began sharing a dream given to Greg Hood. It is the third dream given to him regarding Tennent’s Well. Rather than taking time and space here to summarize the first two, you can simply reference yesterday‘s post (11/8/2021-www.givehim15.com). If you have not heard or seen that post, please do so before listening to or reading today’s.

THE DREAM CONTINUED

“We then realized that the man serving us at the table was the same angel who had given us the note at the steps of the large church building. He began instructing us regarding this assignment: ‘Each of you has a truck outside in the parking lot. Each truck has equipment on it. Take your truck and equipment and go to the Valley Of the Streams. Dutch, you and Greg will share a truck.’”

The Valley of the Streams obviously represents different streams/movements/tribes of the body of Christ. This is such an interesting name! Could it be a play on words? Are these streams also “dry bones?”

“I could see that one truck had large pumps on it, another had platforms that hovered and a third had a dredging machine. The one I was in, with Dutch driving, had a large excavator on the trailer. Each of us went to our trucks and left for the streams.”

“We drove onto a very large lot in the Valley of the Streams, which was filled with more dredging machines, large pumps and other kinds of equipment. We were met there many workers who began complaining about working conditions, having to work overtime and the stressful environment in which they had to work. One of the leaders stepped out from his 18-wheel rig and said to them, ‘You're all fired! We’ve had enough of whining laborers. This job requires backbone. Now, grow one or leave!’

“They all left!

“We looked at him and thought, ‘What are we going to do now? There are no laborers to complete this mission.’

“Dutch said, ‘We have the scroll that says “Enlist Men.” Hang tight, we will be back soon!’”

This is a critical point in the dream. Knowing the identity of the man who fired the “whiners,” I can almost hear him saying this, though he is in no way mean-spirited. He simply has a tenacity and righteous stubbornness about him that makes him a warrior. The body of Christ needs this type of backbone now. The antichrist forces in America have declared war on the church...and it’s “winner take all.”

Those serving in ministry today must demonstrate a spirit of boldness and a committed warrior heart. In some arenas and for some causes, easy DOESN’T do it. But the cause of Christ is worth our all! We are writing history - let’s write something we can be proud of.

Greg and I left to enlist laborers. As you will see, we found surprising candidates in a surprising place.

“The charismatic Baptist leader spoke up and said, ‘We will have all the equipment in place by the time you return. We will not miss this outpouring.’

“There was an old bus sitting on the lot we were on which looked like it hadn't been driven in years. Written on the side of the bus, in faded paint was, ‘The Gospel of the Kingdom and on the back of the bus was a bumper sticker that read, ‘Honk if you love Jesus!’”

The reference to the gospel of the kingdom is clear: we were on a Kingdom mission. We were not representing one church or denomination, but rather the entire Kingdom of God. The humorous bumper sticker has to be a reference to the last great worldwide outpouring of Holy Spirit, the Charismatic Movement, when that bumper sticker became famous. Perhaps this is indicating that the bus had not been used since then, or it could be saying that we are about to build and ride on the strength of what took place then.

“We boarded the old bus and Dutch said, ‘Which way, Hood?’

“I said, ‘We are going toward Hebron.’ As we made our way down the road we passed many church buildings that were abandoned and/or dilapidated, then came to a city limit sign that read, ‘Hebron: Population Undetermined.’”

This, too, is very enlightening. The meaning of the name Hebron can be summarized as covenantal friendship. Many of the early patriarchs, including Abraham, the friend of God, are buried there. Hebron, however, was later captured and ruled by Arba, the greatest of all the giants. He renamed the city after himself, calling it Kiriath-arba, which means “the city of Arba” (Joshua 14:15). Caleb eventually conquered Kiriath-arba and renamed it Hebron.

In this dream, Hebron represents a place that has been taken over by spiritual giants. Churches were dilapidated and abandoned (weak and unfruitful), and as we shall see, the inhabitants had all been defeated by the enemy. God, however, does not cast away His kids as easily as many in the church do.

I am a firm believer in high standards of integrity for leaders. Scripture affirms this. To believe, however, that those who are overcome by the enemy are forever disqualified from working for the Lord is to contradict the love and grace of the Father. One need look only at the father of the prodigal son in Scripture who pictures Father God, to see His redeeming and restoring heart. The wayward son was not only restored to the family, but also to his authority, signified by the new robe and ring. Repentance? Yes, Accountability? Absolutely. But to believe God cannot restore a fallen leader to service is simply not biblical. And in the coming harvest, they will be needed!

“Just past the sign I said to Dutch, ‘turn right!’ He made a sharp, quick right turn down a narrow dirt road, which led us to a wooden building. The building’s sign read, Tennent’s Tavern & Well! Dutch and I walked into the building. We could see many men and women sitting at tables in this dimly lit room. All of them had empty cups in front of them.

“Dutch shouted, ‘I NEED YOUR ATTENTION! We are here to enlist people for a new dredging and excavating project. It is the merging of the steams! It’s the Third Great Awakening and it is the opportunity of your lifetime!’

“A man spoke up from the back and said, ‘How can we work if our cups are empty? How can we be enlisted if we have been forsaken?’

“Dutch did not address this man's question. He stepped back and opened the door to let more light into the room, then decreed with a forceful voice, ‘I ACTIVATE THE MANTLE OF TENNENTS’ WELL! I DECREE YOUR CUPS ARE FULL! DRINK THIS NEW WINE AND MEET ME OUTSIDE!’ Dutch went on to say, ‘Bring your work gloves because this is going to be like nothing you have ever worked on in your entire life.’ Their cups filled. They drank.

“Dutch and I walked outside.

“While inside the building, we had not been able to clearly see who these people were. We actually did not know who we had just enlisted. As the people began to emerge from the building, we could see them more clearly and knew they were 5-fold ministers who had fallen or been rejected in their ministry. They were outcasts, driven away from the church for one reason or another. We recognized many of them who once had nationally known ministries. Others had served locally in their communities.”

Those congregating in this “dimly lit” tavern picture former ministers, who had been overcome by spiritual darkness. Their cups were empty and they held no hope for the future. The name of the bar, Tennent’s Tavern and Well is amazing! This is obviously saying to us that God‘s fire and redemption is about to visit many who believe they are worthless castaways from His kingdom. Their tavern of despair is about to become a well of restoration!

I opened the door to let in light, which overcame the darkness, then announced that we wanted to reenlist them for the Third Great Awakening and the merging of the streams. In response to their hopeless reply, I decreed, “I ACTIVATE THE MANTLE OF TENNENTS’ WELL! I DECREE YOUR CUPS ARE FULL! DRINK THIS NEW WINE AND MEET ME OUTSIDE! And bring your work gloves.”

WOW!!! That should excite you! Greg and I are at the location of Tennent’s well today. We are going to decree this to America. And I believe prodigal leaders will

begin to reenlist.

“I said to Dutch, ‘Look at their gloves. Those are not work gloves; they’re boxing gloves.’ As we looked closely we could see that their gloves, like they themselves, were tattered, torn, dry, and cracked from age and weathering. Dutch and I began weeping. Then we saw that each pair of gloves had written on them: ‘evergreen’ and ‘everlast.’ There were hundreds of former leaders standing before us with smiles on their faces and fire in their eyes from the new wine they had just ingested.”

This is so incredible! Everlast and evergreen were the words written on boxing gloves in a dream God gave a friend about me in 2007. In the dream, I boxed and knocked out 5 giants. I then said to the person having the dream, “If you want to take out the giants in this season, you are going to have to wear these two gloves.”

Everlast refers to God’s name, Olam. In Abraham‘s life, it referred to the God who was bigger than his past failures, and who was well able to secure his future. Evergreen refers to an eternal covenant. It represents our God who keeps covenant and mercy to a thousand generations (Deuteronomy 7:9), as well as our covenant faithfulness to Him. This is what is on the Appeal To Heaven flag. (The entire ATH revelation can be read in its fullness in my book An Appeal To Heaven.) By placing this in the dream, Holy Spirit is saying that these former castaways will be part of God’s saving of America and of reaping the coming great harvest.

“Dutch said to them, ‘LOAD UP, WE ARE GOING TO WORK!’”

Pray with me:

Father, thank You for the incredible service we had last night near Tennent’s Well of revival. Thank You for a fresh release of the fire it carried. We believe You are filling the dry cups of many laborers in Your Kingdom, and we thank You. Fill them once again with Your Spirit!

We also ask for an increase of Holy Spirit’s outpouring in the earth. Turn up the fires of revival. We thank You for this and we are excited about participating. Bring signs, wonders, miracles, deliverance, and a billion salvations. We ask for this in Christ’s name, amen.

Our decree:

We decree that Tennent’s Well is now open and erupting!

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Operation Hidden Treasures

September 27, 2021

(A dream given to Dr. Greg Hood)


“The dream began with Dutch and I standing in front of a building in which we were to hold a meeting. It was a large, well-known church building. Things seemed odd as we stood there. There were no people and the sign was not lit. I ran up the steps of the church to check the doors and shouted back to Dutch, ‘They are locked. The doors are locked.’

“As I made my way back down the steps to where Dutch was, an angel approached us. He handed Dutch a folded note and said, ‘Go to the Anabaino Cafe. I have written the address on the note.’ We looked at the paper and the address was ‘4 Ephesians Street, Suite 4-7.’

“It was more of a truck stop than a cafe. We went inside and sat at a round table surrounded by five chairs. I can recall in the dream looking out the window and seeing many large flatbed trucks with heavy equipment loaded on them. Dutch commented to me, ‘Isn't that different, not one box truck in the yard. Every truck is carrying heavy equipment. There is going to be a lot of earth moving going on around here.’

“We were served breakfast and as we ate a man walked up to the table and said, ‘I see there are three more that will be joining you. I will go ahead and bring their meal out for them.’

“Dutch said to me, ‘Hood, who are we expecting to join us?’

“I replied, ‘It’s [Greg gave me the names of a Charismatic Baptist leader, a Word of Faith leader, and a prophetic teacher influential in marketplace ministry. I do not have their permission, so I won't share their names.] They are on their way, having received the same instructions we did.’

“The waiter arrived back at the table with our food, along with utensils for all, wrapped in an odd-looking napkin.

“Looking up, we could see the other three men coming through the door of the Anabaino Truck Stop/Cafe. They came to the table, sat down and Dutch said, ‘Good to see you guys. Glad you made it. So, you got the same note we did!’

“One of them said, ‘We did and we are here! The time is here! All I have been prophesying for 50 plus years is upon us. I am as excited and full of fire as I have ever been. Let’s eat! We've got a lot of work before us.’

“The gentleman who brought the food to our table approached again and said, ‘I am glad you all are here. Unwrap your utensils.’ As we did, we could see that the utensils were wrapped in a scroll. Each scroll had words written on it, which I could read.

“Every scroll had written across the top, ‘Operation Hidden Treasures/Convergence of the Streams.’ In addition to this:

  • On one scroll was written, ‘Dredging Deeper.’

  • Another held the words, ‘Pentecost Hovering Platforms.’

  • A third read, ‘Sand to Rock.’

  • Dutch’s Scroll had written on it, ‘Excavate To the Foundations and Enlist Men.’

  • And the scroll I held read, ‘Navigate the Water.’

“We then realized that the man serving us at the table was the same angel who had given us the note at the steps of the large church building. He began instructing us regarding this assignment: ‘Each of you has a truck outside in the parking lot. Each truck has equipment on it. Take your truck and equipment and go to the Valley Of the Streams. Dutch, you and Greg will share a truck.’

“I could see that one truck had large pumps on it, another had platforms that hovered and a third had a dredging machine. The one I was in, with Dutch driving, had a large excavator on the trailer. Each of us went to our trucks and left for the streams.”

“We drove onto a very large lot in the Valley of the Streams, which was filled with more dredging machines, large pumps and other kinds of equipment. We were met there by many workers who began complaining about working conditions, having to work overtime and the stressful environment in which they had to work. One of the leaders stepped out from his 18-wheel rig and said to them, ‘You're all fired! We’ve had enough of whining laborers. This job requires backbone. Now, grow one or leave!’

“They all left!

“We looked at him and thought, ‘What are we going to do now? There are no laborers to complete this mission.’

“Dutch said, ‘We have the scroll that says “Enlist Men.” Hang tight, we will be back soon!’

“The charismatic Baptist leader spoke up and said, ‘We will have all the equipment in place by the time you return. We will not miss this outpouring.’

“There was an old bus sitting on the lot we were on which looked like it hadn't been driven in years. Written on the side of the bus, in faded paint was, ‘The Gospel of the Kingdom and on the back of the bus was a bumper sticker that read, ‘Honk if you love Jesus!’

“We boarded the old bus and Dutch said, ‘Which way, Hood?’

“I said, ‘We are going toward Hebron.’ As we made our way down the road we passed many church buildings that were abandoned and/or dilapidated, then came to a city limit sign that read, ‘Hebron: Population Undetermined.’

“Just past the sign I said to Dutch, ‘turn right!’ He made a sharp, quick right turn down a narrow dirt road, which led us to a wooden building. The building’s sign read, Tennent’s Tavern & Well! Dutch and I walked into the building. We could see many men and women sitting at tables in this dimly lit room. All of them had empty cups in front of them.

“Dutch shouted, ‘I NEED YOUR ATTENTION! We are here to enlist people for a new dredging and excavating project. It is the merging of the steams! It’s the Third Great Awakening and it is the opportunity of your lifetime!’

“A man spoke up from the back and said, ‘How can we work if our cups are empty? How can we be enlisted if we have been forsaken?’

“Dutch did not address this man's question. He stepped back and opened the door to let more light into the room, then decreed with a forceful voice, ‘I ACTIVATE THE MANTLE OF TENNENTS’ WELL! I DECREE YOUR CUPS ARE FULL! DRINK THIS NEW WINE AND MEET ME OUTSIDE!’ Dutch went on to say, ‘Bring your work gloves because this is going to be like nothing you have ever worked on in your entire life.’ Their cups filled. They drank.

“Dutch and I walked outside.

“While inside the building, we had not been able to clearly see who these people were. We actually did not know who we had just enlisted. As the people began to emerge from the building, we could see them more clearly and knew they were 5-fold ministers who had fallen or been rejected in their ministry. They were outcasts, driven away from the church for one reason or another. We recognized many of them who once had nationally known ministries. Others had served locally in their communities.

“I said to Dutch, ‘Look at their gloves. Those are not work gloves; they’re boxing gloves.’ As we looked closely we could see that their gloves, like they themselves, were tattered, torn, dry, and cracked from age and weathering. Dutch and I began weeping. Then we saw that each pair of gloves had written on them: ‘evergreen’ and ‘everlast.’ There were hundreds of former leaders standing before us with smiles on their faces and fire in their eyes from the new wine they had just ingested.

“Dutch said to them, ‘LOAD UP, WE ARE GOING TO WORK!’

“We arrived back to the Valley of the Streams. Those who had been reenlisted unloaded and made their way to the equipment they were familiar with, then went to work.

“The 3 leaders who had stayed at the work site approached us and said, ‘We have dredged deeper than ever before. We’ve gotten enough of the muck out of the streams to where they won’t pollute each other.’

“One of the leaders said to us, ‘We got set up and started working. Our pumps have removed the sand from the bottom of the streams and we've found rock. Solid rock! The water is clearer than it has ever been.’

“Another leader said, ‘Dutch, you guys will have to navigate your excavations from the water, not the land. I have the Pentecost Platforms ready. Actually, I had to rewrite the entire manual of operation because it was so cluttered with religion. The platforms will carry your excavators as you and your team remove the land between the streams to create the river. The Pentecost Platforms are ready to board and can handle the weight of your excavators.’

“Dutch then began to address the work crews that were on the excavators. We could see that each of them had on work shirts like those bearing company names and the workers’ names on them. The company name on these shirts was ‘Mamlakah,’ a Hebrew word meaning ‘kingdom’ (which Greg did not know), and the name of all the workers was the same on every shirt: ‘Hidden Treasure.’

“Dutch and I climbed aboard the first excavator and loaded it on the first Pentecost Platform. The workers, along with other leaders, also boarded excavators and drove them up on Pentecost Platforms. Another leader and a team of workers monitored the Pentecost Platforms. We began to remove the land between the streams. Once we started this portion of the work, it took twelve months to complete it, after which a great river burst forth that had never before been seen in the history of humankind. By the Spirit, I knew that the work was completed in the month of September.”

End of Dream.



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