This is a very encouraging word that was posted on The Elijah List today from Lana Vawser.
"Angel of Awakening in the United States of America"
On Wednesday morning, I had a vision where I saw a huge angel: He stood so tall and so wide, and I saw him leave the throne room of Heaven on the Lord's command and head toward the earth. I saw this angel come toward the nation of the United States of America. As I watched, I saw it land with one of its feet on the west coast and the other foot on the east coast.
When it landed, between the span of his legs and his wings, the entire nation of the United States was covered. Instantly, I felt the atmosphere get thick and heavy in the most glorious way; the presence of God was so tangible.
And again, instantly, the atmosphere around me was full of a "commissioning" from the Lord for this angel to act upon that which the Lord had sent him to do. I then heard these words that boomed with such authority it would have crumbled mountains: "Angel of Awakening, act and awaken." (Photo by Marybeth Stafford "Fear Not" via elijahshopper.com)
Act: anything done, being done, or to be done; deed; performance: a heroic act; a formal decision (www.dictionary.com).Awaken: to waken (www.dictionary.com).
Suddenly the angel began to flap his wings, and I could see that it was flapping its wings in unison with the heartbeat of God. As he did, I heard the Lord speak, "Winds of awakening. Winds of awakening. Winds of awakening." Everywhere I looked there were whirlwinds being created all across the nation. These winds of awakening were bringing a great shaking all across the nation. These winds were shaking things up, and bringing a shifting and sifting.
As I looked closely at these whirlwinds, I saw them coming from the four corners of the nation, and they were all heading in one direction. It was as if these whirlwinds were alive and knew exactly where they were headed and what they were to do. They were on assignment.
These whirlwinds of awakening were headed toward the churches, toward the people of God. One thing that stood out to me was that these whirlwinds were coming from different directions and they were flowing in unison and in one accord.
I was then filled with the sense, as this angel of awakening landed in the United States, that the awakening which the Lord is ushering in will be a greater move of His Spirit to bring unity within His Bride and in the nation.
It's Time for the Dividing Walls to Come Down
As these whirlwinds of the Spirit of God began to move through churches and the nation, I heard the Lord speak again: "It's time for dividing walls to come down. It's time for the dividing walls to come down." (Photo via Pixabay)
I saw these whirlwinds moving from heart to heart of God's people, church to church, movement to movement, home church to home church, prayer group to prayer group, and these whirlwinds would land at the "doors" of these hearts and places. They did not enter in, they just stood there swirling, when suddenly in the midst of the whirlwinds, I saw Jesus, beautiful Jesus. He was standing in the midst of the whirlwinds, and His arms were outstretched and eyes full of invitation. I then realized that there was an invitation being released from the heart of Jesus to "welcome and align" with the winds of His awakening, whatever shaking and shifting they may bring.
The beautiful thing about these whirlwinds of awakening was they were coming from His heart, they were of Him and full of such love, and they were coming to bring His people and the nation further into encounters with His love. I watched all across the nation as God's people embraced these whirlwinds of awakening because they saw Him in them and knew they were being sent from His heart.
As the people of God said, "Yes," to these whirlwinds, I saw a tidal wave begin to build. It was building and building and building, and it was gaining pressure on the east coast of the United States. As I was watching it gain more and more pressure, the atmosphere around me was then filled with this sense that it was "waiting" for something.
"I Have Seen Him! I Have Seen Him!"
As the people of God were embracing the awakening winds of His Spirit, they were being awakened to new levels of intimacy with Jesus. At this point, suddenly, I was taken back into a dream I had where I saw the Bride of Christ standing on the edge of a cliff; with her back to the cliff and with arms outstretched, she fell backward off the cliff into the loving hands of a gloriously good Father. In the dream I was surrounded with this beautiful, deep invitation from the heart of God to His people to lay down agendas, lay down offenses, lay down control, lay down questions, lay down fear, and just fall into the arms of a good Father, even when you cannot "see" what's before you.
There is a new level of invitation in the heart of God to free-fall in trust into deeper levels of glorious intimacy with Him. As they fell back into the loving arms of a good Father, a new level of rest, they were going deeper in surrender to Jesus; I saw them then rising up, standing up as burning Bride! A burning Bride! a burning Bride! The Bride was on fire! Burning, burning, burning, burning with the fire of God's love. Burning like she had never burned before. Her eyes were full of fire, and her eyes spoke the words, "I have seen Him, I have seen Him, I have seen Him!" (Photo by Jennifer Page "His Flame" via elijahshopper.com)
Everywhere she went, the sparks of the impartation of His love were being spread – onto streets, into coffee shops, into malls, into schools, into governments, into cities – releasingimpartation and the manifestation of encounters with the heart of God and the fire of His love, which was bringing cleansing, purging, purifying, restoration, recompense, healing, and freedom everywhere (people and cities) the fire was released.
As the people of God were having deep encounters with the heart of God and the fire of His love like they had never had before, I saw them reaching out to each other all across the Body of Christ. Hands of repentance being extended, hands of forgiveness being extended, hands of love being extended, awakened hands that God's heart is for His children to work together, extended.
Walls that divided, walls that divided God's people for so long, broken through and melted away. Religion, offense, and political offenses were being broken in significant ways. I saw a huge spirit of offense, that has had its hands locked over the nation of America for so long, beginning to lose its grip. It was screaming in agony and pain as it was losing its hold to love.
Awaken America, Beautiful One!
Where the very fingerprints and hold this huge spirit of offense had, I saw angelic hosts being released to stand in that very place, and they were singing, "Peace to the borders. He brings PEACE to the borders" (see Psalm 147:14). They stood on the borders of the nation and sung, "Awaken America, beautiful one! Awaken America, beautiful one."
The words then surrounded me from His heart: "The winds of awakening releasing deeper radical encounters with the fire of My love being released in My Bride in the United States of America is birthing and ushering in the greatest revival of unity that has ever been seen before, but My winds of awakening must be embraced. My winds of awakening must be embraced. The greatest revival of unity and love is upon you. Unity! Unity! Unity!"
Awakening of Unity!
I then noticed that every time the Lord spoke the word "unity," I saw the heart of the nation of the United States of America light up and the words written across its heart "one nation under God." I then realized that the Lord was highlighting that the unity of Believers in the United States of America was affecting the heart. So, likewise, the disunity of Believers in the United States of America was affecting the heart. The unity of Believers in this nation was key to bringing life and awakening destiny back into the heart of the United States. (Photo via Flickr)
The interesting thing was, as I watched this "reaching out" and letting go of offenses on many levels (personal, political, and theological were happening), I saw chains attached to many in the Body of Christ specifically keeping them from their destiny that were suddenly breaking and a catapulting was taking place and releasing them into their God-given destiny that was orchestrated from the beginning of time.
As this "reaching out of unity" was happening across the Body of Christ in America, I was taken back to the tidal wave on the east coast, and it was gaining more and more pressure and acceleration, when suddenly it burst forth. This tidal wave spread right across the nation, from the east coast to the west coast, and covered the entire nation.
"Be Washed and Awakened"
I heard the Lord speak again, "Be washed and awakened in My love. Be washed and awakened in My love." The Lord was bringing a deep cleansing, a deep purifying, a deep alignment, a deep awakening across the entire nation of the United States as His people moved forward in unity. Unity was a key to seeing a great move of God across the nation.
As I watched the tidal wave of His love being released across the nation, I saw Hosea 3:5 flowing in the waters:
"Afterward the sons of Israel will return and seek the Lord their God and David their king; and they will come trembling to the Lord and to His goodness in the last days."
The sense surrounded me that the greatest move of God, the greatest awakening, was right before this nation, despite the darkness already surrounding it or to come in the nation of the United States. The Lord was about to make His goodness known louder and brighter than ever, and this was a strategic moment that the people of God needed to decide once and for all whether they were going to take their place, or continue to go "to and fro."
I was then taken back to the heart of the nation, and I heard it crying again like I did in a previous encounter I had, and I realized it was crying out for the sons and daughters to rise up in unity and in love across the nation, because as that happened, it was bringing life back to the heart, and bringing a healing to the land. (Photo via Pixabay)
Outstretch Your Hands and Heal the Land
Where there was an embracing of the winds of awakening and an outstretching of "hands for unity," I heard the words, "Outstretch your hands and heal the land."
I then had this sense that the Lord was wanting to heal the land in two ways:
1. Intercession, repentance, blessing of the land ("If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14).2. The "stretching out of hands" to other brothers and sisters in Christ, no more offense, and to pioneer and work together in love.
The key to #2 was embracing the winds of awakening being released right now. The people of God would move deeper into John 15:1-11:
"I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in Me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.
If anyone does not abide in Me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be My disciples. As the Father has loved Me, so have I loved you. Abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full."
And from that place of awakening in intimacy with Him happening right across the nation, John 15:12 was going to manifest in greater ways:
"This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He may give it to you. These things I command you, so that you will love one another."
Ancient Gates, Wells, and Doorways
Ancient gates, wells, and doorways that have been locked because of a spirit of offense that has come into the Body of Christ in the nation of the United States for generations were beginning to be swung open, redug, and broken open by the awakening of love that was happening amongst them and repentance taking place on an individual and corporate level across the nation. As these ancient gates, wells, and doorways were being unlocked, a healing move of God was released through the Church and into the nation in ways that had never been seen before. (Photo by Robert Bartow "Open the Gates" via elijahshopper.com)
A Kathryn Kuhlman type anointing was being released across the Body of Christ and into the nation. A huge revival amongst God's people and into the nation birthed from intimacy with Him, signs and wonders exploding all around, bringing transformation to the nation.
I then heard words booming from His heart:
"United States of America, the one I love, the one marked by love and for love, you are Mine!"
America, you are a nation that is about to be marked by the love of God in ways you have never imagined as the people of God embrace all that He is doing. United States of America, your destiny is to know His love and be a great representation of His love to other nations. You will represent His love to other nations as the Body of Christ rises up in alignment with all He is saying and doing amongst you.
A great awakening is upon the nation of the United States of America, and it is going to come through the people of God, as they say "yes" to Him.
Shocked Back to Life by the Love and Goodness of God
As these winds of awakening are being embraced by the people of God in this beautiful nation, I saw lightning bolt strikes being sent into the heart of the nation. The heart of the nation being shocked back to life by the love and goodness of God! God loves the United States! God is not done with the United States of America! (Photo via Pixabay)
Church of America, a great awakening is upon you! The greatest awakening! The awakening of the fire of His love and goodness all across the nation. It's time to take your place! Do whatever business you have to do with God and with others, get in your rightful place, for you have a part to play: You are a key in what God wants to do in this nation.
Not only are these whirlwinds of awakening going to awaken you to an intimacy with Him you have never known before, the fire of His love, but they will activate and awaken your destiny in whole new ways. It's time for the United States to be set on fire by the fire of His love and goodness. Don't be discouraged by the darkness; fire burns bright in darkness.
This is your time! It is time!