As I was praying, the Holy Spirit prompted me to pray for the spiritual refinement of the Body of Christ in America. Suddenly, the Holy Spirit took me into an open vision. I was looking at a map of the United States, and flames of fire arose from the map. They were tall, searing hot flames that covered the entire country. They were holy, glorious, and powerful. In that moment, the saints of God arose from the map and stood with arms raised in the middle of fire. Their eyes were closed, and their hands were lifted to Heaven. They were praying and worshiping with great fervency. The heat and smoke of God’s holy fire were present, but not a single flame scorched them. With heat on their faces, the American Church remained unharmed. They raised their heads toward Heaven, and the glory of the Lord shone upon them.
Then, I looked at the Heavenly light above, and as my gaze returned to the people, their position of surrender was the same – arms raised, eyes closed, and heads lifted to Heaven. But their appearance changed in the middle of the fire. They looked like people glowing with brilliant gold. I looked closer, and they were covered in golden oil. The flames continued to burn, but they were shining with joy in the midst of the fire. I was in awe of the light-filled image in front of me.
As I contemplated this scene, I knew that this new breed of people in the American Church were purified and set apart for this time (Isaiah 43:1-2; James 4:8). They were resplendent in the glorious power of the Holy Spirit for such a time as this (Esther 4:14).
I asked the Lord what this vision meant. He began speaking to me.
“This is a time of purification before my power is fully released in you. If my people will offer themselves to me in repentance and surrender, I will make you pure as gold, and the Oil of my Spirit will saturate your lives – cover your homes, your families, your churches, your cities, and your nation (Habakkuk 2:14). But you MUST STAND in the fire and allow My Spirit to burn away the chaff (Matthew 3:12) – to mark you with my purifying power (Ephesians 1:13). You MUST YIELD to my holy work in your heart (Romans 6:13). No more self-reliance. No more compromise with the world. No more building your own kingdoms. For MY GREAT MOVE will not be built by “might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord” (Zechariah 4:6).
Oh, My People in America, you say you want to see an outpouring of My Spirit. But you Must Not Rush my refiner’s fire in you. It will purify, strengthen, and sustain you. And then it will EMPOWER you with a limitless supply of MY OIL (Zechariah 4), so you will build MY KINGDOM – a work of MY HAND that will spread throughout the earth. When My Work is done in YOU, My Light will shine, the plumblines of my power will flow, and you will glisten in the earth with the golden oil of My Love. And I will build a Kingdom WITHOUT END.
My Dear Children, do not be afraid of my refiner’s fire in this hour. Hold Fast. Stand Firm. Pray Without Ceasing and Yield to My Spirit. I am working all things for your GOOD and MY GLORY (Romans 8:28-29). The preparation must be complete in this hour before the power flows through you (Joel 2:28; Acts 2:17).”
Scripture References: Isaiah 43:1-2; James 4:8; Esther 4:14; Habakkuk 2:14; Matthew 3:12; Ephesians 1:13; Romans 6:13; Zechariah 4:6; Zechariah 4; Romans 8:28-29; Joel 2:28; Acts 2:17