In this dream, I only saw the right hand of a person (the symbol of authority). As I looked at this hand, I saw a Lizard climb up on it. I saw it begin wrapping its long tail around the five fingers. The Lizard wrapped it’s tail especially tight around the ‘thumb’ (Apostle?) The other four fingers could move slightly but the thumb could hardly move at all.
As I watched all of this happening, I seemed to know that the hand represented the five-fold ministry listed in Ephesians 4:11-12. I knew this dream was about the Body of Christ---the Church. I knew the enemy’s strategy had been to bind up and steal the authority of the five-fold offices in the Church and render it weak and ineffective.
Satan has fought hard against the five-fold ministry offices being restored back to the Church, and operating to their fullest capacity the way the Lord designed them to operate. From Ephesians 4:11-12, the five-fold ministry offices are, Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor and Teacher.
In 1997, the Lord said, that ALL the gifts of the Spirit would be restored back to the Church. And not just to leadership, but to ALL Believer’s so that ministry could go forth in unity to all the Body of Christ.
From the Bible, the Lizard represents ceremonial uncleanness (Leviticus 11:29-30). This uncleanness also has to do with sexual immorality and impurity (both literally and spiritually such as in idol worship).
Also in February 1997, the Lord said, that He was sending forth a call to the ministry offices, for the men and women in these offices to get back to the purity of the gospel. To stop watering it down and compromising it to please people, going after the rewards of people. He said, the people’s rewards were empty but His rewards would endure for all eternity.
For something to return to PURITY, it would certainly mean there had been IMPURITY and UNCLEANNESS.
This word means, to tie and encircle with, as with a rope or a cord. To hold or restrict (movement). To enclose and fasten. To be tight and uncomfortable. A difficult and restrictive situation. (this certainly describes the binding of the fingers on the hand that I saw).
The next day, I went to pray to seek for answers to this dream. Once again, I saw this Lizard climb upon the right hand and bind itself around the fingers. I asked the Lord, what does this mean for sure? I knew this was serious. I also ask, what was He going to do about the problem? I had no sooner asked Jesus this question; that in what seemed like a split second---I saw the Lizard suddenly fly up in the air and off the hand. It’s tail, as it flew up was still coiled but then I didn’t see it anymore. It was gone. The hand was free now and it began wiggling its fingers with ease. By the Spirit, I knew God had showed up “Suddenly” to take things in HAND Himself (Acts 2:3).
“My power is GREATER than any power on earth. My power is GREAT and annihilates evil. Yet, My power is gentle enough to calm fears, bring comfort and peace, and save a soul. My power is the only recognizable power in the universe. And soon, the whole world will see and know of My GREAT POWER (Acts 4:33). My GREAT POWER can destroy that which is evil, but My GREAT POWER can heal the brokenhearted. It can heal ALL things and restore ALL things. There is POWER in the blood of Jesus. My GREAT POWER can establish and build up that which is good and bring down that which is evil (Romans 11:22--the severity and goodness of God).
I have slammed down My GREAT fist of fury in judgment on sin (Exodus 20:19-21). Judgment must first begin at the house of the Lord. I’m shaking loose everything and everybody that can be shaken. All who are not standing firm in Me are feeling the shock-waves. I’m shaking My Church loose from its sin of idolatry. My people have been indulging in the sin of adultery, following other god’s, and being disloyal to Me, their One true God. They have left their first love, to pursue after their own evil lusts and desires (Acts 17:29,30--1 Cor.10:20.21--2 Cor.6:15-18--1 John 5:20,21--”Keep yourselves from idols.”
What My Church has been experiencing from My fist of fury is the shaking and rumbling from the aftermath. Those who are not standing firm on the solid Rock are falling by the way-side. Some people are barely on the Rock. They are swaying and trying to find their balance because they see the danger should they fall. These people will be saved by the GREAT POWER of My Word, because the five-fold ministries will be preaching and teaching the simple truth of My Word. These people will see the truth, and they will find it, and be saved.
Then, there are those people who are asleep in ignorance. They have an “I could care less” attitude. They want to be on the solid Rock but in order to get to that place of safety in God; they look at the climb and decide its too much effort. They are saddened in their hearts because they know where they need to be, but choose to remain where they are. Like the young ruler, these will be a part of those who will fall away (backslide).
I’m calling My people everywhere to repent of sin and forsake their idolatry. To abandon their adulterous ways with other god’s (titles, positions of ministry, self, things, ideas, opinions, knowledge, people, work, etc.). In times before, I have said, the Church hasn’t seen anything of what is to come yet. Although the Church has seen a small portion of My GREAT POWER being poured out. It has only been a taste. The Church hasn’t seen yet what I am about to do in the world by the GREAT POWER of My Spirit. Therefore, My people need to prepare themselves for this GREAT move of My Spirit in the world.
The Holy Spirit has come to the Church in GREAT POWER, to bring My people to holiness. He is here in GREAT POWER, to make the Church a glorious Church, ready for My soon return. He is moving now, so receive Him with gladness of heart in preparation for this end-time harvest of souls. Be ready for My soon return. (this means going through the refining fire)
The enemy---YOUR enemy, is furious because his allotted time as god of this world is running down. His time is being compressed and getting less and less for him to work his evil in the world. He is pouring out of his spirit. He is pouring out his fury upon the world, and upon the Church. His evil is getting more dark and more evil, but the GREAT POWER of My glory, which is rising upon My people, is getting brighter and more glorious. It will turn the evil darkness into light upon contact. Darkness cannot stay in the Presence of the electrical energy of My GREAT POWER.
There is a new and fresh energy flow of the Spirit that has come to the five-fold ministry offices. The men and women in these offices will move by My Spirit with a freedom to preach the gospel like never before. Multitudes will be delivered from demonic spirits and habitual strongholds and set free by My GREAT POWER. The dead will be raised in GREATER number. Creative miracles---restoring and recreating missing body parts will be seen more and more everywhere---all by My GREAT POWER. By the power of My Spirit, signs and wonders will follow those who BELIEVE and PRACTICE what they preach. (Matt. 28:15-18--Mark 16:15-18--Acts 1:8).
When the Lord had finished speaking, I asked Him what He wanted me to do with this message. He answered without hesitation and said, “Publish it.”