Happy New Year!
Running with the Horses
Gina Gholston, a prophetic friend of ours and member of the team I’ve been taking on prayer assignments around the nation, sent me a powerful dream yesterday. Here is a portion of it:
“This morning, December 31, I dreamed I was with our prayer team, and we were coming back from having accomplished an assignment. We were leading tall, muscular horses by their bridle reins. The horses still had on their saddles and we were leading them alongside a whiteboard fence. Dutch Sheets was leading his horse in front of us. Our horses didn’t appear to be tired but were hot and sweaty. We had apparently been running them hard.
“We came to what appeared to be a very large barn. There was a door leading underneath the floor of this barn. Once we entered, we gathered our horses into one area; there was barely enough height for our horses to stand.
“We could see another door on the opposite side of this space and knew the way out was through that door. However, with the low ceiling – some places lower than others – there were low places where our horses could possibly get stuck. A couple of team members began measuring the height throughout the space, marking a trail the horses could meander through safely. We all returned to our horses and led them along the marked path, exiting through that door.
“As we departed, we found ourselves in a field and could see the U.S. Capitol Building in front of us. We then mounted our horses and as we sat looking at the building, we began to hear air sirens. These were like the air raid sirens you would hear in old World War II movies.
“As the sirens were sounding, we saw a large hand come down from the sky, taking hold of the dome of the Capitol Building. The fingers of the hand wrapped around the dome and the thumb of the hand flicked the dome open. It was hinged. When it was opened, a very thick, black smoke began rising up out of the building. The smoke was so thick it was almost solid in appearance, actually resemblling a living thing. The dome remained open until all of the black smoke finished rising.
“The hand then reached around the dome and closed it. The thick smoke hovered over the dome until a powerful wind came. However, the wind did not blow the smoke away. Rather, it (the wind) became like a a net and gathered the smoke into a bundle. A rope tied the top of the bundle and it was then flung out of sight.
“As we listened, we heard a Cavalry bugle playing the signal to ‘charge!’ We began moving toward the Capitol, not at a full gallop, but a steady, determined, fast trot. As we began, written in white letters on the ground in front of us, were the words, ‘DON’T STOP.’” End of dream.
In dream symbolism, horses represent strength and speed. I believe the characteristics of the horses actually picture us, the ekklesia. We have become a strong army, capable of responding quickly. Though obviously pushed hard, the horses were not tired. This tells us that God is renewing our strength and giving us stamina for this fight. What a great way to begin this new year, with new strength and stamina from God!
Going into the cellar-like part of the barn and having to stay very low while there, represents hiddenness and humility. In scripture, the word for hiddenness has 2 meanings. It obviously means humility, the willingness to remain unseen. But hiddenness also pictures the secret place of the Most High (Psalm 91), the hidden place of His presence where we are nourished and protected.
In order for us to navigate out of this place, we had to stay low but we also had to measure and mark a path. I believe Holy Spirit is saying that our journey onward in this battle must be very precise. We must follow His direction carefully and trust Him to give us precision. We cannot simply guess or assume we know what to do; we must listen attentively to Him.
As we exited and saw the Capitol building, we could see the hand of God taking action. He removed the lid/the covering, and exposed the darkness inside. Notice that it looked almost like a living creature. This is telling us the darkness is in an alliance with evil spirits, probably a principality. But the wind of God’s Spirit came, bound it, and cast it away. God is coming to cleanse our government. Many in our Congress need to go.
And finally, Holy Spirit said to us, “Don’t stop!” During this season, God is using our prayers of the unseen realm in profound ways. We must receive His refreshing, keep ourselves in a humble place before Him, listen for His instructions, and persevere. As we do, He will purge the evil out of our government.
And Elisha prayed, and said, “Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see.” And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire. (2 Kings 6:17 KJV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Make a conscious decision to humble yourself before the Lord now. Remind yourself that only He can deliver us and heal this nation.
- Confess that you are strong in the Lord and the power of His might. Declare that you are being refreshed to continue.
- Ask Holy Spirit to give you a very clear and precise strategy – for yourself and for your family. Ask Him to do so also for those in government who are fighting to expose and deal with the unrighteousness in our land.
- Using the authority of Christ’s name, command the darkness to leave our Congress and our government. Ask Holy Spirit to show you any specific ways you should pray.
- Now, determine that you will not stop!
A prayer you can pray:
Father, we thank you for Your mercy toward America. We thank You that even though we have abandoned You, You have not left us. We thank you for Your leadership in the church at this present time. We believe You are orchestrating a great turnaround.
We thank You for strength and endurance. As we humble ourselves before You, You give us grace. You are renewing our strength that we might run with the horses. And like the eagles, we are renewed and mount up with new strength, running without growing weary or fainting.
We ask You to give us Your precise strategy during this season. Continue to give us clear dreams and prophetic words. We want to follow your strategies, Lord. And we thank You that as we do so, You are cleansing our land. You are delivering us from evil and renewing covenant with America. We thank You for this, Lord. And we pledge to You that we will not stop.
In Christ’s name, amen.
We decree that darkness is being removed from our government!