And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals. 2 Then I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?” 3 And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll, or to look at it.
I saw still another mighty angel coming down from heaven, clothed with a cloud. And a rainbow was on his head, his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire. 2 He had a little book open in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land, 3 and cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars. When he cried out, seven thunders uttered their voices. 4 Now when the seven thunders [a]uttered their voices, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven saying [b]to me, “Seal up the things which the seven thunders uttered, and do not write them.”
Rev 10: 1-4
Last year in December, about one or two weeks before I was to leave for my trip to France where I would visit a South African-French family for Christmas holidays, I had a vision. In this vision I saw myself speaking with a man and giving him a Word from God. I recognized the man because he is someone who heads up a Christian movement all around the world. Although I saw myself talking with him, I did not hear the words that I was saying to him. It was like watching a movie in my head, without any sound.
So I asked the Lord, what He was trying to communicate to me. The Lord revealed to me that I was prophesying to this man, but that the prophecy was sealed and would only be revealed at the right time.
I couldn’t believe it! I was like wooow God, you are taking me to another level right now. Sealed prophecies were something that I only knew of from the Book of Revelations. I was so full of unbelief and doubt. I also could not imagine that I would ever prophesy to this man because he is a well-known apostle and I convinced myself that he could hear from God himself anyways, or God would use other greater and more experienced prophets than me to deliver a message to him. Yes, I was suffering under false humility. Not good!
So I put the vision on the shelf and went to France. The family I was visiting rented a cabin high up in the Alps, about 1.700m high. I tried out skiing for the first time in my life. I fell many times but I always got up and tried again. I was so determined to learn, especially as I saw little children whizzing past me with absolutely no fear. Being so high up the mountains did something in my spirit. I had dreams and visions almost every night while we were up there, I even received instructions about things I was supposed to do when I got back home (for example hosting a 5-Fold Ministry evening in my home and inviting certain members of my church). One night, I even thought I heard a choir of angels singing in the heavenlies…it was so beautiful. The last night before we came down the mountain, I had a dream which contained a prophecy for my city here in Germany.
So when I got back to Germany, I had a little bit more faith in myself. God had used the time on the mountain to open up my eyes and ears even more to the spiritual realm. I was on fire when I came home. But somehow still I had doubt. The man I was supposed to prophesy to was always traveling and ministering around the world. What were the chances that I would ever be in the same room as him? There were other factors in my personal life which I considered to be hurdles in me ever getting close to this man (finances etc.) I had doubt and I did not trust God enough that He would bring it to pass as He had shown me. I wrote a very good friend of mine who is an apostle an email, telling him about the vision I had in December. I told him, I didn’t know if the scene would ever take place, but if it did, then he was my witness and the email too would be a witness.
Fast forward to a June 2018, 6 months later. I was sitting on a train, on my way to Holland to a seminar where this man would be teaching on the topic of discipleship. As I sat on the train I said to God, “Lord, you have wonderfully arranged that I am going to be at this seminar. Please reveal to me now what I am supposed to say to this man when I get to speak to him.” The Lord answered me with two words that just kept repeating themselves in my head, “the East, the East, the East.” I understood that I was to give this man a message that God was opening up doorways in the East for this his ministry.
On the Friday night of the seminar, I was sooo nervous. I even lost my courage to share the Word. Luckily, the speaker for the evening decided spontaneously to talk about prophecy, being led by the Holy Spirit and being obedient to God’s voice. It was as if he was talking to me. There were also certain things that he mentioned during his talk which revealed to me, that the Word I had was a confirmation of prophecies that he had already been given. That was a relief. I felt even surer of the Word that had been given to me because it corresponded with the others. Even after all this, it still required a good friend of mine to drag me to the front after the talk was over in order for me to give my portion, which I had it written down on paper during the talk. I had drawn a picture of the globe and a huge arrow pointing in the direction East, as well as other words and phrases that the Lord had impressed on me at that moment. He received the Word very positively, was even happy about it because it really was a confirmation for him. I got a hug :-).
So what has this whole experience taught me?
- TRUST GOD!!!!!!! What God has started in you He will finish. When God gives us an assignment, He will also make it possible for us to complete the assignment, he will arrange everything. Trust Him.
- Sealed prophecies are current and are being given even in this age.
- Have courage little eagle, just because you are small and possibly new in your gift, does not mean that God cannot use you in a big way. I realized afterwards that this was a test for me in terms of being obedient, trusting God and really growing my faith so that I could enter into a new sphere of faith and grace in my gifting. My prophecy was just a confirmation, but confirmations have the power to grow that last little bit of faith that might be required in a situation before a new move or decision is made.
- Pray over it. You might not have full understanding about what a vision might mean, but just praying that God’s will be done regarding the things that God has shown you releases power into that situation, gets the ball rolling in the spiritual realm.
I am on a prophetic journey, we are all growing from strength to strength, moving from grace to grace. May the Father and God of our Lord Jesus Christ bless you.