Fearless, Generational Trailblazers
“And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised, because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect,” (Hebrews 11: 39-40 NASV). The word “perfect” in this passage would be better translated as “complete.” The works of those who came before us in God’s Kingdom are not complete. We must take the baton they handed us and run our leg of the race. Our friend, Gina Gholston, was given a significant dream relating to this. I think you will find it fascinating and enlightening.
Gina shares: “I once had a dream in which I was with a group of people at the base of a very tall mountain. There was an old road in front of us, leading to the top. We knew we had to get to the mountaintop, so our plan was to follow the old path in front of us.
“A lady was there telling us it was not wise to use that old road. ‘You shouldn’t do this! This road only goes so far, and no one has ever gone beyond there,’ she said.
“In the dream, Dutch Sheets, a member of this group said, ‘It’s time to build the house of God. We must go to the top of this mountain!’ There was a strong determination among our team to make the journey—regardless of the cost—and complete the task we were assigned.
“We got into military-type vehicles that were there for our use. I had never seen anything like them. They each resembled oddly shaped trucks with tracks like those on a bulldozer. The vehicle in the front of the line had a dozer blade on its front. As it began to move, we all followed.
“We went a long way, but then came to the end of the old road where a HUGE snake was lying. It was so large that our vehicles could not cross over it. It was massive in thickness and enormous in length. The snake wasn’t aggressive, but it was blocking our way up the mountain.
“We all got out of our vehicles and began to pray. The lady who had been at the base of the mountain had followed us, and said, ‘I told you that you shouldn’t do this. No one has ever gone beyond this point.’ Then she made a very odd statement. She declared, ‘It’s the year of the snake!’
“Dutch then spoke with righteous indignation and emphatically declared , ‘IT IS NOT THE YEAR OF THE SNAKE! THIS IS THE ERA OF THE KING, AND OUR KING IS SEATED ON HIS THRONE AND IS HIGHLY EXALTED!’
“We all got back into our vehicles, but a friend who was with us, Don Lynch, walked to where the road ended. There he found a large sword standing upright, with its tip stuck into the ground. It was as though it had been left specifically for us to find and use. The sword was almost as tall as Don and it was heavy. Yet Don put his hands on the handle and wielded it easily, as though it were made just for him! He walked the length of the snake until he came to its head, and with the sword, he cut off its head! The snake didn’t writhe or even move. Instead, it just deflated like a tire losing air! We could actually hear the air leaving. Its body went completely flat, leaving nothing but skin.
“Don got back into his vehicle and we continued up the mountain. Each vehicle rolled over what was left of the snake. The ride was very rough, but the truck in front was carving the way, blazing a trail. As each of our vehicles followed, we realized that our tires/tracks were making the road more and more defined.
“When we reached the top of the mountain, we all got out of our vehicles. Someone in our group pointed to the trucks and asked, ‘What are these things?’
“Someone answered, ‘They are called Trailblazers, and we are the forerunners to drive them. It is now our turn to pick up where the old road ended and extend the path. We have been called to go beyond where the previous generation went, building our assigned part onto the House of God.’
“End of dream.”
Gina then shares, “I have tremendous honor and gratitude for the obedience of those who took part in the plan of God for their time. Their dedication to Christ and determination to walk with Him, obeying His leading, cleared a path for us to now follow. They completed their tasks and their trail went as far as God wanted it to go. But this was not the end of the road. That was where they were to end their tasks, marking a beginning point for us, a marker that says, ‘Start here and keep going.’ We now have the baton. God has assignments and purposes for us to fulfill. We must take the baton, and continue the journey.
“There are some who try to convince us we can’t advance any further up the mountain. But nothing could be farther from the truth. We are never meant to veer off the original path, but we must continue on and advance the path. There is work yet to be done, and this is our time to move forward and build. Paul explains that God is building a dwelling place for Himself, and is using all of us (every generation) in what He is building. ‘He used the apostles and prophets for the foundation. Now, He’s using [us], fitting [us] in brick by brick, stone by stone, with Christ Jesus as the Cornerstone that holds all the parts together. We see it taking shape day after day—a holy temple built by God, all of us built into it, a temple in which God is quite at home’ (Ephesians 2:20-22 MSG). The body of Christ is being built up as each part does its work, to be a habitation for God. Through us, He will reveal His power and might.”
Gina shares further insight, “Just as the huge snake was blocking our path, the enemy would love to keep us from advancing. But we must boldly and confidently wield the sword, which is the Word of God. With it, we can cut off the head of the enemy. We must keep moving forward. This is not the time for fear or weariness. This is the ‘Era of the King, who is seated on His throne and is highly exalted.’ Our Righteous King is seated in authority and power, and we believe and declare His words. We tune out the noise of the naysayers, and we hear and follow the leading of our guide, Holy Spirit. We will not back up or turn around. We will not stop until HE says we are done. We are the trailblazers, forerunners, and we must do our part in preparing the path for those who will follow.”
Pray with me:
“Father, we hear You calling us to go beyond what we see. We feel the pull of Holy Spirit as He guides us into uncharted territory to reach the heights of Your intended purposes. We wield the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God that destroys every attempt of the enemy to stop our advancement. We choose to listen to You and silence every other voice—including our own—that seeks to convince us that what has been is all there is. We will not settle. We stay the course, and we trust You to lead us forward.
“We honor the generations who obeyed You in their time and blazed a trail for us. We continue to build on the foundation they laid. We join our prayers with their prayers to make a synergistic appeal to Heaven for Your purposes to be done in our time and in our land! We believe, and we will see the fulfillment of Your determined verdict: America Shall be Saved! In Christ’s name we pray, Amen.”
“Armed with the sword of the Spirit, we go beyond past accomplishments! We are trailblazers and forerunners, doing our part to prepare the way for those who will follow the path we leave behind.”
Today’s post was contributed by Gina Gholston. Portions were taken from her book, Dreams of Awakening. You can find out more about Gina here.
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