The Vision of the Barn
Updated: Jan 1
Dispatch October 22/2022
I am led to write part of this message again, reiterating what the Lord has spoken to me over the last few years.
Some of you may remember the scenario I shared following the 2008 financial crash. This concerned the three waves that would follow the economic crash. The Lord asked me, ’Have you ever seen a mountain fall into the sea?’ I have never forgotten those words, and much later I was reminded of these words written in psalm 46.
God is our refuge and strength [mighty and impenetrable], A very present and well-proved help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change And though the mountains be shaken and slip into the heart of the seas,
3 Though its waters roar and foam, Though the mountains tremble at its roaring. Selah.
4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, The holy dwelling places of the Most High.
5 God is in the midst of her [His city], she will not be moved; God will help her when the morning dawns.
6 The nations made an uproar, the kingdoms tottered and were moved; He raised His voice, the earth melted.
I have also written about the third wave which will come after the stabilization of the primary event in 2008. The Lord said that this would be far bigger than the first wave. The second wave would be a period when the nations will try and stabilize the economic system. The Lord said that they would not achieve this as He had broken it.
Before the third wave, there will be a pressure system. This is symbolic of the breeze that precedes a storm. We have been feeling this pressure system around us for some time, especially due to the covid pandemic and all that has ensued since its emergence in our world.
All types of pressure systems have been placed upon families throughout the last two years and especially, we must be concerned about how the church has or has not responded. We must realize that the world and what it offers is not our saviour. Our thoughts and efforts must be upon kingdom matters and upon the higher calling of being a holy and separate people.
The pressure system, now apparent, is a reflection of what is transpiring in the heavenlies. We must understand that kingdoms are at war, and those kingdoms that inhabit the earthly realm are struggling to hold onto power. The harder we praise, the more dedicated we become in using our skills in warfare, sending trepidation to our enemy.
In February 2018, the Lord spoke regarding the reforming of international governments. The UK, US, UN, EU, and the Vatican (representing the false church) will see major reform as agendas will be put into place. Unprecedented and extraordinary events would be taking place. These words were spoken during our Tabernacles meetings in 2011/12
I believe now, that the third wave is about to hit, as chaos and confusion rule in the corridors of our government and in the economic kingdoms. Friends, this is only the beginning of the pressure wave. Many people will go along with the rhetoric and lies, and sadly, we have seen this already.
The truth is being suppressed and thus we see that as the Word of God is being suppressed the famine for the Word becomes stronger.
As we look at the current panorama, we are seeing major shifts in currency transformation, digital, and crypto, to name but two.
The average personal debt per adult is around £34000. Statistics for insolvencies and bankruptcies between June and August 2022 show that one occurred every 4.5 minutes. ( source: moneycharity.org.uk)
In the future, we will see that debt will be canceled and the ownership of much of what we thought we possessed, will be transferred to those in power. We will find out that freedom has been an allusion. Friends, don’t listen to the message of the good news this world has to offer. The pedlars of lies are out in force.
This year, the word of the Lord laid upon my heart during my visit to our brothers and sisters in Ireland, for Sukkot was a very sobering one and one that we must rise to observe if we are to see a great awakening of God’s people and the restoration of our land. Many are experiencing the urgency of the times, but an ‘urgency’ for what?
It is an urgency to regather, reform, and rededicate our time and effort to prayer, where deep calls to deep and the effective prayer of God’s will, returning to Him, will achieve His goals.
Towards the end of the gathering dates in Ireland and following periods of late-night worship, the area was hit by two storms. There was no prediction of the weather as far as we were aware. The winds shook the tents, but as for me, the shaking woke me around 4 am. I began to pray and eventually got dressed and packed my belongings. I was getting prepared for the storm to carry my tent and me inside, away. I asked the Lord to protect those who had traveled to the feast and who had obeyed His word to live in tents. After a couple of hours, the wind subsided and the day calmed and the sun shone. The next evening brought an even bigger system across us.
One of the sisters, who had been staying in the house, during our prayer time, saw a large umbrella. The spokes of the umbrella represented the people gathering together. The handle was curved, and this was in the hand of the Lord. The fabric of the umbrella was His covering over us.
Psalm 91 tells us that we will see devastation and catastrophe come upon the land, but we who make our God our habitation will be under His protection from the terrors of the night, the arrows that fly by day, and that the plagues and calamities will not come near our tent.
If we are to make the Lord our habitation, we must go into the tent of meeting to meet with Him.
This is where deep meets deep and where the Spirit communes. It is, however, sure, that many will not take up this call to prayer, but God nonetheless, will pour out His anointing to gather a greater and more intense level of intercession for this time.
In my tent that night, and after some time in prayer, the Lord said, ’This is not a time for sleeping. His people must pray earnestly and without ceasing during the storms that are about to come.
Our faith must increase and our voices must declare God’s word into this world and to the storms and violent conditions themselves. Kingdoms are coming down and every weapon fashioned against the Lord will return upon His enemies. We have been called, as archers to release the arrows of praise into the heavens.
The Vision of the Barn
During a time of prayer, I saw an old dilapidated barn. It reminded me of the type you would find in America on old homesteads. I looked around the walls of the barn and saw dry upright slats of wood. The grain of the wood was dry and open. Some of the slats were opened up and leaning against each other causing shafts of light to come through. The barn had a roof and the ground was dust and soil. Despite the shafts of light beaming through into the barn, it remained dark and cold.
One of the sisters remarked that next door to her was a barn that belonged to an American man. It was a garage for his cars. She had been praying that one day it might become hers and that it would be a place for the Lord where others could come and worship. She called the barn if my memory serves me correctly, ‘The House of Yeshua the Rock’. As she was speaking, the verse from Haggai 1 came to me.
1 In the second year of [a]Darius the king [of Persia], on the first day of the sixth month (Aug 29, 520 b.c.), the word of the Lord came by Haggai the prophet to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, saying, 2 “Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘These people say, “The time has not come that the Lord’s house (temple) should be [b]rebuilt.”’” 3 Then the word of the Lord came by Haggai the prophet, saying, 4 “Is it time for you yourselves to live in your [expensive] paneled houses while this house [of the Lord] lies in ruins?” 5 Now, therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts, “Consider your ways and thoughtfully reflect on your conduct! 6 You have planted much, but you harvest little; you eat, but you do not have enough; you drink, but you do not have enough to be intoxicated; you clothe yourselves, but no one is warm enough, and he who earns wages earns them just to put them in a bag with holes in it [because God has withheld His blessing].”
7 Thus says the Lord of hosts, “Consider your ways and thoughtfully reflect on your conduct! 8 Go up to the hill country, bring lumber and rebuild My house (temple), that I may be pleased with it and be glorified,” says the Lord [accepting it as done for My glory]. 9 You look for much [harvest], but it comes to little; and even when you bring that home, I blow it away. Why?” says the Lord of hosts. “Because of My house, which lies in ruins while each of you runs to his own house [eager to enjoy it]. 10 Therefore, because of you [that is, your sin and disobedience] the heavens withhold the dew and the earth withholds its produce. 11 I called for a drought on the land and the hill country, on the grain, on the new wine, on the oil, on what the ground produces, on men, on cattle, and on all the labor of your hands.”
12 Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people [who had returned from exile], listened carefully and obeyed the voice of the Lord their God and the words of Haggai the prophet, since the Lord their God had sent him. And the people [reverently] feared the Lord. 13 Then Haggai, the Lord’s messenger, spoke the Lord’s message to the people saying, “‘I am with you,’ declares the Lord.” 14 So the Lord stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and worked on the house of the Lord of hosts, their God, 15 on the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month (Sept 21, 520 b.c.) in the second year of Darius the king.
Since my return from camp, I have been contemplating this vision and write what I believe the Lord is saying.
‘Consider your ways and thoughtfully reflect’.
“What have you built for me? You look to your churches, the programs you have designed, to the walls you have built, the events and shows. You look at what you have put into all of this. You build ministries and reputation and say that it is all for Me. But I don’t need any of it!
I do not stand upon a man’s ministry or upon a testimony. You have esteemed the things of renown and built images and temples I do not need.
I look to the inside of a man, to the heart that desires Me. I open the door to wisdom and to the one who seeks understanding in all My ways.
But you people, stand like old wooden slats, broken from the nail. You lean, dry and splintered, and shrunken from age. The light breaks through the joints, illuminating a broken building.
Restore yourselves and let the joiner come in. The old wood is rotten and the leaven is deep.
New wood must come into the building; My house must be restored.
I have called you to build this for Me.”
(I see the light, scattered beams that illuminate a building with no floor)
“Gather the light and come together. Look at what you have built and what you have not built for Me. You are My servants - build for Me a house better than yours so that I may delight in it.”
“Build it upon My Rock, My floor. But ‘DO NOT’ reshape the foundation. Do not strike the sacred stone.”
“Build My house for the peoples. I will gather them from the highways and call them through streams of prayer. Let My house be full.”
The broken barn represents God's people, neglected by time. The ideas of men say that they can build better and stronger. The focus on materials, money, and ministry detracts from the pattern. But God has chosen the simplest of materials to build His house. The Word is upon the wood and in tablets of stone.
The Lord impressed,’ I do not need cathedrals. I need hearts of flesh that will stand upon the foundation, the Rock that I have set in place.’
‘Give me your hearts of flesh and I will reshape them, unique in every part and purpose.’ End.
Words of prophecy are often hard to take, especially when they bring a warning. Repentance, is, on the whole, hardly spoken of, and God’s people want to hear what is the best blessing for them instead.
Hard times, they believe, will not affect them. But tribulation will come and we have been warned to prepare for these times.
Chaos is blowing like a storm in the corridors of the government of our United Kingdom and among the nations of our world. Kingdoms are at war.
Increased levels of prayer along with intense levels of worship will bring about revival and an awakening. Friends, we must realize that ‘windows of revival’ are God’s grace upon His people before judgment comes. These times are not long periods, so don’t be fooled into believing that they will be sustained.
We are at the beginning of a new Sabbath year. Systems are being replaced and reformed. These events will happen very quickly. We will see, I feel, a very significant shift of scenery by the halfway point of the Sabbath year. The urgency for God’s people to gather face-to-face is imperative.
We must make every effort to do this and to find ways of reaching out with the message to the body of Messiah and to those who are searching for Him. Do not be distracted by protracted arguments. If the Lord sends someone your way, then spend the time and take up the pastor’s staff.
We must remember that all we are preparing for, is the return of our Messiah. Nothing of what we do is about us or for us. It is all for the great name of the Most High and for His eternal Kingdom.
This is the heart cry and purpose of the people — to unify and prepare the beautiful bride for the return of her Lord.
Please pray and share this important message.
Arrows Ephrayim Ministries