Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Tommy Hicks End Time Vision


The following is a stunning vision given to American preacher Tommy Hicks (who was a major figure in the powerful 1954 Argentina Revival).

My message begins July 25, about 2:30 in the morning at Winnipeg,Canada. I had hardly fallen asleep when the vision and the  revelation  that  God  gave  me came before me. The vision came three times, exactly in detail, the morning of July 25, 1961. I was  so stirred  and  so moved by the revelation that this has changed my complete outlook upon the body of Christ, and upon  the  end-time ministries. The greatest thing that the church of Jesus Christ has ever  been given lies straight ahead. It is so hard to help men and women to realize  and  understand the thing that God is trying to give his people in the end times.

I received a letter several weeks ago  from  one  of  our  native evangelists  down  in  Africa,  down in Nairobi. This man and his wife were on their way to Tanganyika. They could neither read nor could  they  write,  but we had been supporting them for over two years. As they entered into the  territory  of  Tanganyika,  they came  across  a  small village. The entire village was evacuating because of a plague that had hit the village. He came across  natives that were weeping, and he asked them what was wrong. They  told  him of their mother and father who had suddenly died,and had been dead for three days. They had  to  leave.  They were  afraid  to go in; they were leaving them in the cottage. He turned and asked them where they were. They pointed  to  the  hut and  he  asked  them  to go with him, but they refused. They were afraid to go.

The native and his wife went to this little cottage  and  entered in  where the man and woman had been dead for three days. He simply stretched forth his hand  in  the  name  of  the  Lord  Jesus
Christ,  and  spoke the man's name and the woman's name and said, "In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I  command  life  to  come back  to  your bodies."  Instantaneously these two heathen people who had never known Jesus Christ as their Savior sat up and immediately began to praise God. The spirit and the power of God came into the life of those people.

To us that may seem strange and a phenomenon, but that is the beginning  of  these  end-time ministries. God is going to take the do-nothings, the nobodies, the unheard-of, the no-accounts. He is going  to  take every man and every woman and he is going to give to them this outpouring of the Spirit of God. In the book of Acts we read that  "In the last days,"  God  said, "I  will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh." I wonder if we realized what he meant when God said, "I will pour

out my Spirit upon all flesh." I do not think I fully realized nor  could  I  understand the fullness of it, and then I read from the book of  Joel: "Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord  your God: for he hath given you the former  rain  moderately,  and  he will cause to come down for you the rain, the  former  rain,  and the latter  rain" (Joel 2:23). It is not only going to  be  the rain, the former rain and the latter rain, but  he  is  going  to give  to  his  people  in these last days a double portion of the power of God!

As the vision appeared to me  after  I  was  asleep,  I  suddenly found  myself  in  a  great  high distance. Where I was, I do not know. But I was looking down upon the earth. Suddenly  the  whole earth  came  into  my  view.  Every  nation, every kindred, every tongue came before my sight from the east and the west, the north and  the south. I recognized every country and many cities that Ihad been in, and I was almost in fear and trembling  as  I  beheld the great sight before me: and at that moment when the world came into view, it began to lightning and thunder.

As the lightning flashed over the face  of  the  earth,  my  eyes went  downward and I was facing the north. Suddenly I beheld what looked like a great giant, and as I stared and looked  at  it,  I was  almost  bewildered  by  the sight. It was so gigantic and so great. His feet seemed to reach to the north pole and his head to the  south.  Its arms were stretched from sea to sea. I could not
even begin to understand whether this be a mountain or this be  a giant, but as I watched, I suddenly beheld a great giant. I could see his head was struggling for life. He wanted to live, but  his body was covered with debris from head to foot, and at times this great giant would move his body and act as though it  would  even raise up at times. And when it did, thousands of little creatures seemed to run away. Hideous creatures would run  away  from  this giant, and when he would become calm, they would come back.

All  of a sudden this great giant lifted his hand towards heaven,and then it lifted its other hand, and when it  did  these  creatures by the thousands seemed to flee away from this giant and go
into the darkness of the night. Slowly this great giant began to rise and as he did, his head and
hands  went  into the clouds. As he rose to his feet he seemed to have cleansed himself from the debris and  filth  that  was  upon him,  and  he began to raise his hands into the heavens as though praising the Lord, and as he raised his hands, they went even unto the clouds. Suddenly,  every cloud became silver, the most beautiful silver I have ever known. As I watched this phenomenon it was so  great  I could  not  even  begin to understand what it all meant. I was so
stirred as I watched it, and I cried unto the Lord  and  I  said, "Oh  Lord,  what  is the meaning of this." and I felt as if I was actually in the Spirit and I could feel the presence of the  Lord
even as I was asleep.

And  from  those clouds suddenly there came great drops of liquid light raining down upon this mighty giant,  and  slowly,  slowly,this  giant began to melt, began to sink itself in the very earth
itself, and as he melted,  his whole form seemed to  have  melted upon  the  face  of  the earth, and this great rain began to come down. Liquid drops of light began to flood the very earth  itself
and  as I watched this giant that seemed to melt, suddenly it became millions of people over the face of the earth. As  I  beheld the sight before me, people stood up all  over  the  world!  They
were lifting their hands and they were praising the Lord.

At that very moment there came a great  thunder  that  seemed  to roar  from  the  heavens. I turned my eyes toward the heavens and suddenly I saw a figure in white, in glistening white - the  most glorious thing that I have ever seen in my entire life. I did not see the face, but somehow I knew it was the  Lord  Jesus  Christ, and  He stretched forth his hand, and as He did, He would stretch it forth to one, and to  another,  and  to  another.  And  as  He stretched  forth  His hand upon the nations and the people of the world - men and women - as he pointed toward  them,  this  liquid light seemed to flow from his hands into them, and a  mighty  anointing of God came upon them, and those people began to go forth in the name of the Lord.

I  do not know how long I watched it. It seemed it went into days and weeks and months. And I beheld this Christ as he continued to stretch  forth his hand; but there was a tragedy. There were many people as he stretched forth his hand that refused the  anointing of God and the call of God. I saw men and women that I knew. People that I felt would certainly receive the call of God.  But  as He  stretched forth his hand toward this one and toward that one, they simply bowed their head and began to back away. And each  of those that seemed to bow down and back away, seemed  to  go  into darkness. Blackness seemed to swallow them everywhere.

I  was  bewildered  as I watched it, but these people that he had anointed, hundreds of thousands of people all over the world,  in Africa,  England, Russia, China, America, all over the world, the anointing of God was upon these people as they  went  forward  in
the  name  of  the  Lord.  I saw these men and women as they went forth. They were ditch diggers, they were dishwashers, they  were the rich,  they  were the poor. I saw people who were bound with paralysis and sickness and blindness and deafness.  As  the  Lord stretched  forth  to give them this anointing, they became  well, they became healed, and they went forth! And this is the miracle of it - this is the glorious  miracle  of it  - those same people who were healed would stretch forth their hands exactly as the Lord did, and it seemed as if there was this same liquid fire  in their  hands. As they stretched forth their hands they said, "According to my word, be thou made whole."

As these people continued in this  mighty  end-time  ministry,  I did  not  fully realize what it was, and I looked to the Lord and said, "What is the meaning of this?" And he said, "This  is  that
which  I  will  do  in the last days. I will restore all that the cankerworm, the palmerworm, the caterpiller - I will restore  all that  they have destroyed. This, my people, in the end times will go forth. As a mighty army shall they sweep over the face of  the earth."

As  I was at this great height, I could behold the whole world. I watched these people as they were going to and fro over the  face of  the earth. Suddenly there was a man in Africa and in a moment he was transported by the Spirit of God, and perhaps  he  was  in Russia,  or China or America or some other place, and vice versa. All over the world these people went, and they came through fire, and through pestilence, and through famine. Neither fire nor persecution, nothing seemed to stop them.

Angry mobs came to them with swords and with guns. And  like  Jesus,  they  passed through the multitudes and they could not find them, but they went forth in the name of the Lord, and everywhere they stretched forth their hands, the sick were healed, the blind eyes were opened. There was not a long prayer, and  after  I  had reviewed the vision many times in my mind, and I thought about it many times, I realised that I never saw a church, and I never saw or heard a denomination, but these people were going in the  name of the Lord of Hosts. Hallelujah!

As  they  marched forth in everything they did as the ministry of Christ in the end times, these people  were  ministering  to  the multitudes  over  the  face of the earth. Tens of thousands, even millions seemed to come to the Lord Jesus Christ as these  people stood  forth  and  gave the message of the kingdom, of the kingdom, in this last hour. It was so glorious, but it  seems  as though there were those that rebelled, and they would become  angry and they tried to  attack  those  workers  that  were  giving the message.

God is going to give the world a demonstration in this last  hour as the world has never known. These men  and  women  are  of  all walks  of life, degrees will mean nothing. I saw these workers as they were going over the face of the earth. When one would  stumble  and  fall, another would come and pick him up. There were no "big I" and "little you," but every mountain was brought low  and every  valley  was  exalted, and they seemed to have one thing in common - there was a divine love, a divine love  that  seemed  to flow forth from these people as they worked together, and as they lived together. It was the most glorious sight that I  have  ever known.  Jesus  Christ was the theme of their life. They continued and it seemed the days went

by as I stood and beheld this  sight. I  could  only  cry, and sometimes I laughed. It was so
wonderful as these people went throughout the  face  of  the  whole  earth, bringing forth in this last end time.

As  I  watched from the very heaven itself, there were times when great deluges of this liquid light seemed to fall upon great congregations,  and  that congregation would lift up their hands and seemingly praise God for hours and even days as the Spirit of God came upon them. God said, "I will pour my Spirit upon all flesh," and that is exactly this thing. And to every man and every  woman that  received this power, and the anointing of God, the miraclesof God, there was no ending to it.

We have talked about miracles. We have  talked  about  signs  and wonders, but I could not help but weep as I read again this morning, at 4 o'clock this morning the letter from our  native  work-
ers.  This  is  only the evidence of the beginning for one man, a "do-nothing, an unheard-of," who would go and stretch  forth  his hand  and  say,  "In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I command life to flow into your body." I dropped to my knees and began  to pray  again,  and  I said, "Lord, I know that this time is coming soon!"

And  then again, as these people were going about the face of the earth, a great persecution seemed to come from every angle. Suddenly there was another great clap of thunder, that seemed  to resound around the world, and I heard again the voice, the  voice that  seemed to speak, "Now this is my people. This is my beloved bride." And when the voice spoke, I looked upon the earth  and  I could see the lakes and the mountains. The graves were opened and
people from all over the world, the saints of all ages, seemed to be  rising.  And  as they rose from the grave, suddenly all these people came from every direction. From the  east  and  the  west, from the north and the south, and they seemed to be forming again this gigantic body. As the dead in Christ  seemed  to  be  rising first, I could hardly comprehend it. It was so marvellous. It was so far beyond anything I could ever dream or think of.

But as this body suddenly began to form, and  take  shape  again, it  took  shape  again in the form of this mighty giant, but this time it was different. It was arrayed in the most beautiful  gor-
geous  white.  Its  garments  were without spot or wrinkle as itsbody began to form, and the people of all ages seemed to be gath-ered  into  this body, and slowly, slowly, as it began to form up into the very heavens, suddenly from the heavens above, the  Lord Jesus  came,  and  became  the  head, and I heard another clap of thunder that said, "This is my beloved  bride  for  

whom  I  have waited. She will  come forth even tried by fire. This is she that I have loved from the beginning of time." As I watched, my eyes suddenly turned to the  far  north,  and  I
saw  seemingly  destruction:  men and women in anguish and crying out, and buildings in destruction. Then I heard again, the fourth voice that said, "Now is My wrath being poured out upon the  face of the earth." From the ends of the whole world, the wrath of God seemed to be poured out and it seemed that there were great vials of God's wrath being poured out upon the face of the earth. I can remember  it  as  though  it  happened  a moment ago. I shook and trembled as I beheld the awful sight of seeing  the  cities,  and whole nations going down into destruction. I  could  hear  the weeping and wailing. I could hear people crying. They seemed to cry as they went into caves, but the caves in the mountains opened up.

They  leaped  into  water,  but  the  water would not drown them. There was nothing that could destroy them. They were  wanting  to take their lives, but they could not. Then  again  I  turned  my eyes to this glorious sight, this body arrayed in beautiful white, shining garments. Slowly, slowly,  it began  to  lift  from  the  earth, and as it did, I awoke. What a sight I  beheld! I had seen the end-time ministries - the last hour.  Again on July 27, at 2:30 in the morning, the same revela-
tion, the same vision came again exactly as it did before.

My life has been changed as I realised  that  we  are  living  in that  end  time,  for all over the world God is anointing men and women with this ministry. It will not be doctrine. It will not be a  churchianity.  It  is going to be Jesus Christ. They will give forth the word of the Lord, and are going to say, "I heard it  so many  times  in  the  vision and according to my word it shall be

{Reprinted from "To Heal the Sick", pg 8-16, by C. & F. Hunter. (Hunter Books, City of Light, 201 McClellan Rd, Kingwood, Texas 77339, USA).}

Thursday, February 14, 2013


It's time for an extreme Church makeover! The Church in America needs an extreme church makeover. It needs to be turned inside out and upside down. We don't need to just tweak a couple of items; we need a whole new operating system as well as a whole new way of doing business that works and bears fruit. Without a radical priority change, we will continue to be ineffective, irrelevant, and fruitless, unable to change our increasingly wicked culture. So we need a new church culture if we hope to reform our world and culture. And it has become clear to me recently that one of our primary callings as a ministry is to help awaken the American church culture out of its present fruitless, faddish, and market driven state.

The Church in America is now much more market driven than Spirit led because it is led primarily by highly-gifted administrators and pastors whose main concerns are the people's salvation, then protection. While this may sound noble, virtuous, and even self-sacrificing, it is neither biblical nor is it in line with what apostolic Christianity looks like in the Book of Acts or the rest of the New Testament. As a result, and due to the significant lack of spiritual discernment in most pastor-led church leadership, the fads and trends that the Church wants, she gets. Whatever she wants to eat, she is allowed to feed on. Very few are getting exercise of their spiritual gifts, and fear and anxiety are the primary forces that move day-to-day operations. It is as if mom and dad are gone and the indulgent aunts and uncles are running things. Due to this, spiritual fruit is virtually nonexistent, and people are somehow content to sit and listen to messages designed for spiritual babies.

Leaders have traded influence and apostolic anointing for a sappy, ineffective, watered-down message with no teeth. Instead of boldness, we hear words like caution as an excuse to avoid becoming a militant, spiritually aggressive church. Instead of the radically sacrificial lifestyles we see the New Testament apostles had, too many of today's leaders are a pompous bunch of rich, spoiled, self-indulgent sissies, too scared to rebuke a cold and too self-indulgent to care. Some ministry behemoths are so quick to compromise and prone to personal excess that large legal expenditures are now included as a significant part of the budget of most big, successful American ministries. Instead of exercising restraint or feeling a twinge of conscience, they say, "Well, so-and-so does it, so I'll do it, too." They have bodies, bucks, and big buildings, but integrity is on the decline. It is amazing the correlation between what is happening with many giant American businesses like GM and Citigroup and these huge American ministries, which suck up huge amounts of resources but are becoming even more self-indulgent and unfruitful. Do these ministry leaders, many of whom are more salespeople than fishers of men, really think the Holy Spirit is going to allow them to run these "ministries" forever? Just as American businesses are going to have to either get rid of the excess and get back to serving customers or die, so these monstrous "ministry machines" are going to go the way of the dinosaur unless they repent and change. They are bloated and ineffective, yet amazingly addicted to millions a day to survive. Being big isn't the problem, and being "persecuted" isn't the problem. Our prayer should be, "Lord put out of business any and all of these supposed `ministries' that have now stopped ministering and have instead become platforms for influence and riches for their leaders instead of serving your Kingdom's purposes.

The King is coming and is requiring an accounting of how they have been `doing the Lord's business.' Come, Lord, and clean house!" The Church needs to wake up because unless authentic apostolic leadership steps in to straighten things out, we are in real trouble. Our message and the representation of Jesus we have been communicating must change! When a well-known minister died a few years ago, the Lord told me that his passing represented a changing of the guard in which "the pointing of the finger" in accusation would end. In its place would come new leaders who would be "pointing their fingers" in order to point people in the direction of their destiny!

Bill Johnson says, "To represent Jesus authentically, we must represent Him and His Kingdom in a more authentic way."' This must be done with great integrity that authentically communicates His values and love yet moves people to focus on their purposes and destinies. God intentionally leaves no mold, pattern, or formula for how the Church is to be established; the main point is to follow the Word and listen to His voice. Apostolic and prophetic churches will be more and more the order of the day while churches that practice the seeker-friendly model will be more and more absent of God's presence as the Lord says, "Enough is enough." While the Lord blesses things He won't inhabit, the difference between a little blessing and His manifest glory will be so stark and clear that only agnostics and the hard-hearted will stick with these religious facades.

 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with Gods people and members of God s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the chief Cornerstone (Ephesians 2:19-20 NIV).

Obviously the churches that begin to be led by apostolic messages and mandates will look radically different, and they will have real and lasting fruit. Of course, a new wineskin brings a different set of priorities and governing core principles. Based on the gifts God has set in His order in the Church, as enumerated in First Corinthians 12:28, we have a new "way of doing business."
■ Apostles advancing the Kingdom
■ Prophets seeing this supernatural realm
■ Teachers understanding the Kingdom
■ Workers of miracles (including evangelists and

pastors) engaging in supernatural activity
■ Saints doing ministry (see Matt. 10:7-9) No longer dependent on their district or their denomination's latest mandates, these new churches will follow God's pattern. In addition to having these new priorities, they will then also have new core values.
Wake up leaders! It's getting late!

Marc Lawson. The 166 Lifestyle: The New Normal Christian Life (Kindle Locations 498-500). Kindle Edition.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Avoid Being Double-Minded!

Being double-minded robs our faith and prevents us from focusing on that objective or target we need to believe for in faith! James tells us about this in James 1:6 But let him ask in faith without doubting,for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea tossed and driven by the wind.For let not that man suppose he will receive anything from the Lord;he is a double-minded man unstable in all his ways.

Here are 7 things to remember to stay single-minded:

1) Choose who you are serving! 1 Kings 18:21 -And Elijah came to all the people, and said, "How long will you falter between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him." But the people answered him not a word.

2) Cease all reasoning; don’t think too hard; Luke 5:22-23-But when Jesus perceived their thoughts, He answered and said to them, "Why are you reasoning in your hearts?
23 "Which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Rise up and walk'?
Simply obey; 1 Peter 4:17-For it is time for judgment to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?

3) Watch what you say! Drop all the Poor-Little-Old-Me-talk;

4) Fix your eyes on Jesus; Hebrews 12:2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

5) Don’t throw away your confidence; Hebrews 10:35 Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.

6) I AM NOT A VICTIM but a VICTOR; If you want to rule, then think and act like you have dominion like the Lord says you have!

7) Watch who you hang with. 2 Thessalonians 3:14-15 And if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle, note that person and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.
Proverbs 13:20- He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The American Gospel

The American Gospel
2 Timothy 4:3-4 For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.
The Word of God is clear that days are coming (or are already here?) when men will not want to hear the Truth of the gospel but instead create an alternative gospel, even an American Gospel. Instead of having a love for and desiring the truth, believers will begin to want to hear only that which makes them feel good and does not confront their old nature. “Christian happy talk”, one leader calls it.
In thousands of American churches now it is no longer acceptable to preach about subjects like: Jesus is King and has a Kingdom, sin, hell, money or the power of the Holy Spirit. A friend of mine recently spoke at a very large church, which was part of what used to be a charismatic denomination, which banned mentioning the words, “Holy Spirit” on the platform! Why? Because it was too controversial! These areas are considered taboo as they might “scare away” people from attending this growing number of seeker-sensitive ,mile-wide, inch-deep churches springing up all over the land.
The American dream has morphed into something very different from what our founding fathers envisioned. Initially it was freedom to worship and pursue freedom from tyranny, the ability to be self-reliant and to stand on our own two feet.
But today as Americans we have been taught an American Dream that means to be free to be make money, have a home and live an excessive American life. Most of what is going on in America is not only not biblically normal, but excessive, perverse, unrestrained and allows an idolatry of that kind of lifestyle to flourish.
Many American parents now have an excessive idolatry of their children to the point of self indulgence and excess. This is revealed by the amount of debt  families get
in to service their children’s every little whim. This obsequious fawning over their children isn’t healthy and creates spoiled and demanding little “angels”. It is because these parents exposed their children to just one side of things rather than allowed to face the very real obstacles they will face in life. A consumerist mentality of parenting,where indulgence and saying "yes" means Love,is clearly unhealthy. Of course what one generation does in moderation the next does in excess. 
Overall when these believers go without hearing an authentic gospel message of self-denial and the cross, they end up with little capacity to function in"the real world" and when they face the very eventual setbacks and roadblocks of life,they may collapse. They have a great sense of God’s love for them until they are told “no” or they don’t get what they want. This is bitter pill to swallow but it is not heard in most churches.  That’s why it is crucial to preach and declare the truth ! 
Look at some of the differences between what many are being taught versus what the Word of God teaches:

American Gospel                                                                   Gospel of the Kingdom

God PLUS my options                                                             one choice-“Follow Me” 

comfortable                                                                               uncomfortable to our flesh

unoffensive                                                                                offends mind, reveals heart 

looks back                                                                                             goes forward 

convenience all-important                                                                     covenant 

ministry determined by people’s needs                               Holy Spirit directed ministry

the people(Lao) rule(dicea)                                                     apostles and elders rule

avoid conflict                                                                                   conflict of Kingdoms

people-pleasing                                                                                    God-pleasing 

seeker-friendly                                                                                 Holy Spirit friendly

get people “saved”                                                                             make disciples 

ministry done only by elite few                                                    ministry done by Body

program-oriented worship                                                        apostolic teaching,prayer

“inch deep and a mile wide”                                                    rooted &grounded inChrist

breeds spiritual babies                                                                        brings maturity

attendees easily offended                                                           unable to be offended 

go around the mountain                                                                        takes territory

fruit is proud & puffed up                                                              humble,meek people

allows foolishness                                                                                 loves wisdom 

By Marc Lawson
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