A Clear River
Vision of the Clock
God took me to a place
in His Spirit and from there showed me the likeness of a wooden clock, cut
in the shape of the United States and Canada, such as one might see for
sale at a truck stop our in a tourist shop along any Interstate Highway.
As I watched, the hour
hand moved to the “two o’clock” position, which is Northeast on the
I heard the Lord ask,
“What is here?” Immediately I thought of Toronto, Canada; The Toronto
Airport Christian Fellowship and Pastor John Arnott and what has been
called “The Toronto Blessing,” but is really “The Father’s Blessing.”
The hour hand then
moved downward to the “five o’clock” position, or Southeast. Again the
Lord asked, “What is here?” And I answered, “Brownsville; the Brownsville
The hour hand then
swung forward to the “eight o’clock” position over Southern California on
the map/clock. Again I heard, “What is here?” and I thought of Pastor Che
Anh and Harvest Rock Church in Pasadena.
Finally, the hour hand
climbed upward to the “ten o’clock” position; the Pacific Northwest. Again
the voice asked, “What is here?” and I could think of nothing as
significant as Toronto, Brownsville or Pasadena.
Now the hour hand
returned to the Northeast and I heard a Voice say, “1636, 1701, 1746,
1769.” I realized that these were dates, but didn’t understand the meaning
or significance of them. I soon discovered that these were the dates of
the founding of four schools: Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Dartmouth.
The Seed Planted Determines
the Harvest Gathered
Then God said, “Let me
teach you a truth: The seed planted determines the harvest gathered.”
I thought I understood that simple truth, but suddenly I saw its effect in
a new light when the Lord asked, “For what purpose were these schools
established?” I knew this and said, “To train ministers for the gospel!”
In fact, the first charter for Harvard University reads,
“To advance Learning and perpetuate it to
Posterity; dreading to leave an illiterate Ministry to the Churches."
Fruit Grows After Its
There is an irrefutable
law of nature that God created: Whatever seed is planted in a given soil
will determine precisely the kind of harvest that is produced. Don’t miss
this truth! It does not matter what structure is built on a given soil or
at a given location; it doesn’t matter who owns the soil or what storms
rage over the soil or what other things happen to that soil – if a seed is
planted there, a harvest of “like-kind” will eventually be produced.
Fruit grows after its kind. We can change the title deed of a piece
of land but we cannot change the kind of harvest the planted seed will
produce. This principle is vital to understand in light of current
political attempts to remove any mention of God from our social lives, and
the continued assault on God by an extremist political left in America.
The seed that was planted will produce a harvest of the nature and kind
and variety as the original seed. The same principle is true in the land
of Israel. Man may call that geographical location “Palestine” or any
other name he chooses. Governmental bodies may grant ownership to people
groups or to political entities, but the seed planted in the soil of
Israel will eventually produce a harvest after its kind.
If Christian truth and
Christian virtue are the seeds that were planted, the eventual harvest
will be Christian truth and virtue no matter what storms may howl across
the soil in the interim between planting and harvest.
And it is God Who
dictates the seasons and the times.
Now return with me to
the map/clock vision. With the understanding of the law of the seed and
harvest, I watched the hour hand move from the Northeast to the Southeast
part of America. The Lord then spoke to me about Billy Graham and what is
known as the “Sawdust Trail” and the great evangelists of the Southeast.
As the hour hand
returned to Southern California the Lord spoke to me about Hollywood and
the creative, avante garde’ spirit there. Immediately I understood that
Che Anh’s development and introduction of the five-fold ministry in the
local church was something new, unheard of, creative, spiritual avante
garde’. The seed planted in Southern California had brought a harvest in a
church called “Harvest Rock” no less!
Then the hour hand
swept upwards to the Pacific Northwest. I heard the voice of the Lord as
He reminded me that “the seed planted will determine the harvest
gathered.” He then recited names to me: “Charles Price, John G. Lake,
Aimee Semple McPherson, Smith Wigglesworth, Kathryn Kuhlman.” All of these
Generals of God enjoyed great ministry in the Pacific Northwest. And the
common denominator among each of these was divine healing.
I knew that Spokane,
Washington was named “Healthiest City in America” by the U.S. government
because of the healing ministry of John G. Lake. I knew that Dr. Charles
Price had literally emptied an entire hospital wing in Central Washington
by going bed to bed praying for the sick.
What God revealed to me
in that moment was that the seed of divine healing, planted in the
spiritual soil of the Pacific Northwest would eventually bring a harvest
of an explosion of divine healing that would begin in the Northwest
and then would sweep across America and around the world.
At this point I thought
the vision would end, but God showed me one other important truth: He
showed me the hour hand that had pointed to the Northeast, the Southeast,
the Southwest and the Northwest. I had not paid any attention to the
actual hour hand until now. As I followed the Lord in the Spirit, I saw
that the hour hand was “pinned” or connected to the clock over the
Midwest. As I watched the hand move from the Northwest, it came to the
midnight position. I knew instantly that God was referring to the “end
times.” We don’t have a great deal of time before the end of all things,
and that a healing revival will immediately precede the end. I believe
that this healing revival will stir hearts and cause many to turn to Jesus
and be saved.
Further, there is a
significance to the Midwest of America: This is the “anchor point” of
God’s hour hand for America. It is in the Midwest where God will find
“fixity” and secure attachment – in other words, when the winds of change
begin to blow that would cause many to be uprooted in their faith and to
be blown “off course”, it will be the saints in the Midwest who will
rightly perceive, correctly interpret and help keep the church “on
These days are quickly
approaching. Among other things, God is conducting a process that I call
“positioning” among His people. A purification and a humbling have come to
many who will lead in these final hours. Great pain has been experienced
by many who have been counted as “refuse” and as unqualified by the church
world, but it will be this people who will rise up in the final hour to
lead a people, filled with God’s Spirit, consumed by the fire of His
presence and inundated with His mercy and grace who will lead not only
America, but the world to the foot of the cross.