I woke up shaken. I could not believe I was at home. How did I get back here? I had just been transported as though physically from a place far away. I had heard about people being transported in the Spirit as with Philip in Acts 8:39-40, but I would laugh it off. My laughter has been silenced by what I experienced. It was the real thing.
I stood in the valley of a highway. Suddenly, what appeared to be a huge locomotive train barreled down the highway straight toward me. The wheels shaved the concrete, and its power shook the earth in proclamation" "I don't need tracks!" I was paralyzed by the terror of it as highways and overpasses crumbled in its wake. Mountains were shaken and surrendered their strength and majesty. All the earth was vulnerable to this all-inclusive power. I was astounded. My whole world was shaking, and yet I was still standing.
I was then transported inside a house on a high hill where a fire had suddenly broken out. I quickly turned off the thermostat and gas controls. The fire seemed to be contained, but I was mistaken. In the distance, which I believe to be the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the tops of tall buildings crumbled and contagious fires raged relentlessly throughout the streets. Then multitudes of cities throughout the earth followed suit. I was then awakened by the terror.
After several weeks of earnest prayer, the Holy Spirit helped me to understand this experience of being transported and provided the interpretation.
'Son, I Am the Trackless, Unstoppable Locomotive'
The Lord was saying, "Son, I have allowed you to experience this vision in person so you would know the full impact and certainty of it. I am the trackless, unstoppable locomotive. I am coming in a way that many of My people will not recognize as Me. Some will be offended."
"The terror you experienced as I came near was the fear of the Lord being released in the earth. The fear of the Lord brings a great shaking. Some people will turn from Me, but many more will become deeply committed. This shaking alone will bring in an unprecedented harvest of souls. The crumbling highways and overpasses were man-made structures built in order to reach Me. With great force I will shake those man-made spiritual structures and religious spirits that have prevented Me from coming to them."
He said, "You have been faithful in disliking religious spirits, but you have fallen short in loving religious people. I love them. I want to deliver them. Not loving them invites a religious spirit into your life."
I saw the fire of God falling on every denomination wherever there was a smell of smoke from a flickering flame of love gone out long ago. People in all denominations will be visited by a rekindling, as well as so-called Spirit-filled churches.
"A bruised reed He will not break, and a smoldering wick He will not quench, until He renders judgment unto victory" ( Matt. 12:20 ).
'My Fire Is Beginning to Invade These Mountains and Bring Them Into My Kingdom'
God continued saying, "The mountains you saw caving in represent the seven mountains of the kingdoms of this world. The church, family, education, government, media, arts and entertainment, and business and finances."
"My fire is beginning to invade these mountains to redeem and bring them into My kingdom. The reason you couldn't stop the fire in the house is because the fire is of Me. I am coming this hour through the fires of adversity and affliction to bring whole families back together again into My kingdom. Their troubles have come to bless them."
"The pride of man in what he has made are the fallen, far-off city structures. Pride is crumbling. The contagious fires of God raging in the streets of cities are the certainty of the vision in its influence."
Sidewalks and gutters in the streets were now burning with unquenchable fire falling upon the homeless and red-light districts. Graveclothes were being burned off those bound in prisons and spiritual cemeteries.
There's a whole lot riding on this train.
Bill Yount has been a member of Bridge of Life Church in Hagerstown, Maryland, for the past 40 years and is in leadership. He faithfully served in prison ministry at Mount Hope Inc. for 23 years and now travels full time, ministering in churches and Aglow circles. He is currently an adviser at large for Aglow International. Bill has authored several prophetic books. His latest book is Handfuls of Purpose. His prophetic email list is: @billyountweekly.com. Visit Bill's website at billyount.com.
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