Early Sunday morning, October 21, 2018, the Lord showed me an important prophetic vision for the church. It played out in front of me for about 15 to 20 minutes, like a movie.

I was sitting with the Father and saw the horizon unfolding in front of His throne. It was filled with millions of people. The horizon started to move as if it was rolling under the throne, fast. The throne wasn’t moving. The throne was fixed, immovable. The horizon was moving as God inspected it. It rolled up under the throne, almost as if being swiped… you know the way we can swipe google map, make it smaller, bigger, move it left or right… that’s the power of God.

In the vision, it became apparent that time was what was moving. I started seeing people groups through different periods of time. I saw early Adam and Eve. Then hunter-gatherer and early pastoral/agricultural people groups. I saw scenes from the medieval times. I saw ancient wars, Alexander the Great, and I saw newer wars, including a scene from WW1.

Periodically, interspersed among the people, were very tall demon figures, maybe three or four of them at a time. They stood easily half a mile tall, towering over the landscape. They looked like they were standing watch over their plans for the people—”their plans” are against God and His people.

Before I move further, after explaining the size of these demons, I want to remind people of Psalm 2. There is no plan of the enemy that will win against the plans of the Lord. We do see smaller skirmishes that have been lost BUT in this long range 6,000 year battle, Jesus wins!

Back to the vision:  After seeing these watcher angels, some type of principality, I watched the horizon change. It became filled with every kind of small and large building. Newer buildings and some very old ones. They were churches. Some had crosses and large steeples on top. There were many different sizes, shapes, colors, and building styles. Some were giant cathedrals. Some were tiny small stone structures. Others were plain brick buildings. Some were warehouses. Every kind of church and denomination was represented. The churches were tightly packed together but clearly distinct from each other. There were countless thousands of them. They were all laid out in front of the throne of God.

As I kept looking, I saw an extremely large church, like a cathedral. It was the length of a football field, and beautifully made of stone. It had been run through with a weapon that was longer than the building itself. It looked like a giant spear, maybe, or a very long bomb; a huge fat spear!

I’ll just call it a spear. The spear passed through the roof of one end of the cathedral and out the side of the opposite end. The spear was not like any human-built weapon. It was grey and had what looked like ancient carvings or something etched into it. Maybe some kind of writing. The spear looked weirdly ornate, decorative even. It had a fascinating attraction, had it not the look of death and destruction upon it. (Fascination in a wrong sense, is seduction by false attraction that creates a detainment in our soul and spirit that can open doors to the enemy.)

The spear was lodged in the church, and I knew it had been there for centuries. Where the spear had lodged into the building, the walls around it had been broken down, and no one had made efforts to rebuild them. There were obvious broken and crumbling walls, with rubble lying around. And yet, busy activity had continued in the church as if people were unaware of the damage. The people were oblivious to the huge fat spear, and oblivious to the crumbling broken-down walls.

Then I noticed many other churches had similar demonic weapon attacks; lots of weapons of various sizes. Again, I saw the very large demonic figures standing watch but also countless smaller demons running in and around the churches carrying out their assignments.

This bothered me because I know there are so many more angels than demons. And God is the One who has all the power. So I asked the Holy Spirit, “Where are all Your angels?” Then I started to see the angels. They were big and strong, but their hands were tied. I could see them handcuffed. I had an immediate Spirit-given impression that their hands were tied because of prayerlessness in the church.

Holy Spirit began to say, “My people are prayerless, and so enact their own wills for their lives, especially in their churches. They have no power of God in them. They have only the human plans and wisdom of men, and therefore are powerless against the attacks of the enemy. They are blind to the giant spears that run through their churches in the spirit realm. BUT the slightest turn of their hearts back to me, the weakest whimper for help, is heard in Heaven and resounds upon the earth. The smallest cry for help causes a spiritual earthquake that reverberates and pulses through the spiritual realm.

As He said that, I saw the horizon full of churches be picked up and shaken out like a blanket. A large ripple spread across the horizon affecting every church. It caused confusion in the demonic forces. Weapons that had been lodged in churches were being dislodged and falling to the ground. Their demonic assignments had been broken. They were completely undone. Powerless. The enemy was confused and scattered.

I saw the sides of the churches coming together. They were being mended, being made whole. I had the sense that spiritual healing was taking place in the lives of many people within them. As the walls were repaired, it was clear they were not physical buildings with physical stones. The walls were the people of God who make up the spiritual house of God: Brick-upon-brick, life-upon-life.

We are living stones, 1 Peter 2:4-5.

Then I saw Jesus, and He was standing on the left side of the horizon. He was so large that He overshadowed the horizon. The biggest church would have been smaller than the first joint on His little finger. As all the churches, now clearly made up of living stones—God’s people—turned and oriented themselves toward Jesus, the individual churches and all their distinctions disappeared, and they grew into one very large congregation that began worshipping Jesus in unison.

The vision ended.

Click here for part of the interpretation: A Prophetic Vision of the Church, Part 2: Interpretation