Vision of the Donkey – 1976

The Changing Church Part 6 of 8

Actually, this is the first of several visions the Lord gave me 40 years ago on the topic of the new move in the Body of Christ. While straining, pressing in to focus on the scene before me, I marveled at this wondrous way God speaks to us. It was, unbeknownst to me, to become the way I live, minister, endure, and overcome. Coupled with the Word of God, visions can lead and guide us into His truth very easily; very quickly – “I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions…”  (Joel 2:28). 

Peering, then, grasping at fragments, the picture began to come into focus. It is a donkey! The Lord is riding a donkey! But my moment of elation faded as the donkey sat down and Jesus dismounted. Somehow this was not happy. I looked at our Lord. His face was extremely sad, forlorn, even a bit dejected as He gazed at the donkey; now stubbornly refusing to move. 

A marvelous thing then happened. People dressed all in white began to pour out of the midst of the donkey and came to Jesus. After He had gathered all these representing the ones who would follow Him, He turned, sorrowfully away – taking with Him the small band He had collected. The interpretation was this: “The donkey is the Church. Those who followed Me were My people who were willing to pay the price to enter a new dimension of walking with Me. They are few in number and this saddens Me. The stubborn donkey represents my people who are unwilling to go further with Me. It saddens Me that they are unwilling to pay for the pearl of great price which I Am.”

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