The Times of Refreshing

Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,” (Acts 3:19, NKJV).

I saw God’s people like a field populated by acres of green grass; grass that had been knocked down, trampled under the foot of man, beaten by torrential storms; lying flat on the ground unable to stand.

Then I heard the Lord say :

“You will soon arise, My people, and stand, for I Am sending My rain of refreshing, My light of Revelation, My life giving love to you. Then will your mouth be filled with laughter and your tongue with singing! In one accord you will say: ‘The Lord has done great things for us whereof we are glad!’”

The beginning of times of refreshing had come! I watched as the field was sovereignly drenched with God’s favor and glory. The grass revived immediately; now standing bright, straight, and tall. In amongst this bright green grass, I saw something else. It looked like shining droplets of dew nestling within the blades of grass. Soon the sky turned dark and the droplets, once clinging to the blades of grass, began to rise. First one, then another zipped upward; becoming like lights in the night sky. Soon the darkness was illuminated by these shining bits of light. More and more of these were rising. All over the world, I could see this happening. As I looked closer and closer, I could see these little droplets, bright dots of light, were actually people; people who had been formed into the image of Christ. Separated from the green grass rooted below, they were being called upward from the earth at an alarming rate. I saw a group of angels each fitted with a long trumpet. At each blast, the droplets rose higher and higher until the sky was populated with thousands upon thousands of twinkling bits of dew-filled light.

Then all of a sudden, a glorious new day broke forth. As it did, these bits of light congregated together and once again took on the form of droplets of water. When gathered together, they became a rain filled cloud, soon to gently water the field of grass below with God’s Holy, life-giving Word.

All this was done so God‘s field on earth would prosper and grow, for one day soon the field would be mature. At this point, God would gather His people; His whole field to His Heavenly home. The reaping of the righteous on earth would then be finished. . .

“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:10-11, NKJV).