The New Wine Dream, Part 4
We are continuing to explore a dream given to Dr. Greg Hood. If you have not been able to see the first three segments, they are available for you here (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3). And as we have been doing, the portion of the dream I comment on today will be shared at the end of today’s post.
The Second Pour
It was now time for the second pour. I called for a black leader, one of my friends, and a spiritual son, to add this wine. “You have two bottles,” I said. “What vintages are they?”
He replied, “I have a full-bodied vintage, a 1741 Angry God from the Enfield Winery, and an 1862 from the Bounds Estate.”
The first of his two bottles is an obvious reference to the message given by Jonathan Edwards in 1741, Sinners In the Hands of An Angry God. Enfield, Connecticut, the name of the winery in the dream, was one of two places he preached this message, which has typically been considered the catalyst for the First Great Awakening. The emphasis is not on the fact that God was angry, but rather on the great awakening that occurred.
I believe the second bottle refers to the great writer on prayer, E. M. Bounds. The date corresponds to shortly after he began his ministry. Bounds’ books on prayer have long been considered classics. The two wines or movements speak of awakening and prayer. One produces the other. We are being told this new wine Holy Spirit is preparing will be fueled by prayer and will result in another great awakening. The two go hand-in-hand.
My friend and son also said to me before climbing the ladder to pour the wines, “May I take a spiritual son up with me to merge the wine? I don’t want to do this without one of my sons.” What a great picture of generational synergy. I said yes, of course. As I and others have said many times, this coming revival will involve the young people. They will be greatly impacted and play a significant role.
As the wines were poured, we could hear wailing from within the vat. It was not the wailing of torment, but cries from the realization of one’s separation from God, cries of repentance. This was one of the regular occurrences in the First Great Awakening and usually accompanies true revival. Those of us watching this were once again joined by individuals from the cloud of witnesses, and we all began to weep.
The Third Pour
It was time for the third pour. Tim added another filter over the wine in the vat, and I called for the next person who would pour this wine, a woman. She brought four young ladies with her: a Native American, an Asian, an African American, and a Latino. “You have two bottles,” I said. “What are they?”
She replied, “We are merging a 1904 vintage Sweet Rosé from the Roberts Breakout Estate, and an 1857 Riesling from the Fulton Street Estate. The wine from the Fulton Street Estate will add a fantastic aroma to the wine already in the vat.”
The first of these two wines refers to the Welsh Revival of 1904-1905, and one of its primary leaders, Evan Roberts. This powerful revival transformed the entire nation of Wales and impacted much of the world, spawning other revivals. It produced thousands of salvations and was also marked with tremendous worship and prayer, sometimes referred to as the Singing Revival.
The second wine refers to the Fulton Street revival of prayer in 1857, which led to a wave of prayer and thousands of salvations across America. It was also referred to as the Layman’s Prayer Revival and considered by some as a Third Great Awakening in America. (Others count America’s awakenings differently, not referring to this as a Great Awakening. It was certainly a tremendous revival, however, and transformed our nation.)
The symbolism of these two sweet wines, poured by ladies, cannot be missed. It is an obvious reference to the need and importance of involving the ladies. The strengths, gifts, and anointings they carry are needed if we are to experience all God wants to bring in this hour. These two movements in history indeed carried the sweet aroma of worship and prayer. In the dream, the aroma that arose when their wine was added permeated the cellar, our clothing, went through the ceiling onto the battlefield, and into the heavens. This aroma changed the entire atmosphere. Holy Spirit is reaffirming that prayer must be sustained, and will be an integral part of the coming new wine. He is also emphasizing that it will be a movement of worship.
After this lady poured these two wines, an older man with a fishing net stepped into the cellar from the cloud of witnesses. He quoted 1 Corinthians 15:58: “Therefore, my beloved brothers and sisters, be firm, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord” (NASB). Greg believes this was the disciple and early church Apostle Peter. I concur and believe this is telling us these two aspects of the new wine - prayer and worship - will be instrumental in producing the coming harvest, symbolized by the fishing net.
The Fourth Pour
It was now time for the fourth pour. Before this took place, Tim added another filter. Changing his routine, however, before applying this one, he “massaged
a generous amount of oil into the filter.” Tim said the oil would “act as a bonding agent” between the filters, but was also needed “because the following wines would be robust.”
I found this very interesting as I processed the dream. “Robust” means strong and vigorous; it can even mean rough or boisterous. As we will see when looking at the next three wines in this pour, the movements they represent were indeed very strong and boisterous, sometimes including extraordinary manifestations as Holy Spirit moved. The revivals involved signs and wonders, people falling under the power of God, sometimes even remaining under Holy Spirit’s influence for days. These types of manifestations can be difficult for some people to understand and receive. They will require the “massaging” of Holy Spirit (the oil) to enable some believers to accept - “merge, mix” - with it.
I called on the next person to do this fourth pour. “You have three bottles. What are they?"
He replied, "I have an 1800 vintage from the Red River Wine Collection; also a vintage from 1801 called The Miracle Manifestation, from the Cane Ridge Vineyard; and a very potent 1915 Vintage from the Seymour's Hidden Face/Bruised Knees Vineyard."
These three wines, without doubt, represented the Red River Meeting House revival, the Cane Ridge Revival it birthed, and the Azuza Street Revival. They were indeed potent, powerful, robust revivals involving the baptism in the Holy Spirit, the gifts of the Spirit, miracles, and much more. The first two birthed the Second Great Awakening, which transformed and saved America. Azusa Street birthed worldwide revival that, in some ways, has never stopped.
I told the brother, "You must pour all three of these bottles simultaneously, not separately. As you do, they will create a fire within the vat that will become fuel for this Kingdom Apostolic Blend. Without it, this wine will become just another favorite fad of those who drink it.”
As he poured these three vintages simultaneously into the vat, we could hear the swirling of a great fire being created. The vat began to illuminate with a fiery, hot glow and released a groaning like it was about to explode. It then began expanding and contracting, as if it were breathing!
The new wine was almost ready. On Monday, we will see the final pour and the results of this new wine.
Pray with me:
Father, we are excited about the “new wine” You are making. This merging of past revivals and outpourings of Holy Spirit will be unlike any the world has seen. Worship, prayer, salvations, deliverances, miracles, awakening and reformation, a blending of age groups, genders, and races - all of this and more will be a part of this blend.
You told us in Zachariah 10:1 that when it is time for spiritual rain, we must ask You for it. We do so now: Please send this outpouring of rain! Give us the new wine! It is the recipe for the saving of America and producing the harvest of the ages. We want this, we need this, and we will have it.
We want to prepare our wineskins now to receive this new wine. We ask You for great grace to become more flexible and open to change. We welcome the Kingdom filter Holy Spirit will use to remove what is necessary from our hearts and movements. We want all that You desire to bring, and we want it to be undefiled. All of this we ask You for in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.
We declare that the new wine being prepared by Holy Spirit will save America and impact the entire world!
Click on the link below to watch the full video.
The New Wine Dream, Part 4 - Greg Hood (9/2023)
Tim pulled another filter from an old wooden box beside the machine/vat. He did not remove the old filter but laid the new filter on top of the used one. As he placed the filter over the used one, I could see that the mechanism that held the filter had the same scripture inscribed on it as the box that held the recipe, Romans 5:17.
Dutch then turned to us and said, “James, son, it’s your turn. You have two bottles. What vintages are they?”
He responded, “I have a full-bodied vintage. It’s a 1741 Angry God from the Enfield Winery and an 1862 from the Bounds Estate. It says on the bottle that it is made from honey.”
Dutch said with amazement, “Go on up! Climb the ladder and merge your bottles of wine with the others.”
As he started to make his way up to the platform/catwalk of sorts, he looked at Dutch with tears in his eyes and asked, “May I bring a son with me to merge the wine? I can’t do this without a son.”
Dutch replied, “Of course! That’s the way it’s supposed to be, son.” A young man suddenly appeared by James’ side. They made their way up the ladder and poured into the vat from the wine bottles James held. As he did this, we could hear wailing from the vat. It was not a cry like someone being tormented, but rather the cry from a realization of one’s separation from God, a cry of repentance. We then saw two men and two women stepping out from the cloud of witnesses. They were laughing with great joy as they heard the wailing come from the vat. This moved all of us, as well. We felt a soberness come over us, and we all began to weep.
Tim did as before, pulling a filter from the old wooden box that held the new Mamlakah filters; he overlaid the new one on top of the previous two.
Dutch turned around to those of us still standing at the base of the vat with him. He looked at us, as if discerning who was to ascend the ladder next. Then he looked back down at the recipe. Jim, as he was deciphering the next steps of the recipe, spoke softly to Dutch so no one could hear, “Susan, the recipe says Susan is next.”
Dutch quickly turned back to us and said, “Susan, you are the next one to merge these historic apostolic vintages. She stepped up, and four young women appeared with her as she did. They appeared to be in their late teens and young twenties. There was a Native American, an Asian, a Black, and a Latino.
Susan said, “We are ready. This has been a long time coming.”
Dutch said, “You have two bottles. What are they?”
She replied, “We are merging a 1904 vintage Sweet Rosé from the Roberts Breakout Estate and an 1857 Riesling from the Fulton Street Estate. The wine from the Fulton Street Estate will add a fantastic aroma to the wine already in the vat.”
They made their way up the ladder to the platform and poured their bottles into the vat, merging them with the others. As they did this, we could see the aroma emerging upward from the vat, through the ceiling of the wine cellar, out to the battlefield above and beyond to the heavens. The sweetness of the aroma was so intense that it marked the garments we were wearing. We knew this aroma would not wash out or wash off us. This changed the entire atmosphere of the wine cellar. After blending their wine with the other wines in the vat, they took their place with those at the top of the platform with the others.
An older man with a fishing net in his hand stepped from the cloud of witnesses and spoke to us. He quoted 1 Corinthians 15:58. (I think this was the apostle Peter.)
Tim again reached and took another filter from the wooden box. He also picked up a bottle of oil beside the box. As he gently massaged a generous amount of the oil into the filter, Tim said that this oil was to be applied to the next filter to act as a bonding agent between the previous filters and the other ones to come. The next merging would need this oil because the following wines would be robust. He said the oil was also necessary so the filters retained their original purpose in filtering.
Now, at this juncture, we knew that the recipe had been fully decoded, and wisdom was present in the room to complete the recipe. Dutch called out, “Jones, you have three bottles. What are they?”
Jones replied, “I have an 1800 vintage from the Red River Wine Collection, a vintage from 1801 called The Miracle Manifestation from the Cane Ridge Vineyard, and a very potent 1915 Vintage from the Seymour’s Hidden Face - Bruised Knees Vineyard.”
Dutch told him, “You must pour all three of these bottles simultaneously. Don’t pour them separately. As they are poured simultaneously, it will create a fire within the vat. It will become fuel for this Kingdom Apostolic Blend. Without it, this wine will become another favorite fad of those who drink it. Bring your bottles of wine and make your way up the ladder.”
Jones did so, and as he poured these three vintages into the vat, we could hear the swirling of a great fire being created. The vat began to illuminate with a fiery, hot glow. The vat itself began to release a groaning like it wanted to explode. It then began to expand and contract as if it were breathing. Jones made his way along beside those who were standing on the platform. Those on the platform were not just standing by watching; they were praying, prophesying, decreeing, and praying in the Spirit.