"He is the one of whom it is written: Look, I'm sending My messenger before You, who will prepare Your way before You." (Matthew 11:10 CEB)
I had a dream that I was in some sort of a room with many people. I had the understanding that we had all been staying in this room – which looked like an army-type barracks – for some type of training that we had been going through. In the dream, we were all getting ready to go back to our home towns and I began to help everyone prepare for this.
It seemed to me that we were going to take back whatever we had learned there to the places that we had come from. I was helping people pack, washing up dishes, and just doing whatever there was to do that was lacking when all of a sudden, a woman sitting on a top bunk handed me a shofar that looked square shaped at the end. In the dream I didn't think I could blow this shofar, but to my surprise, when I put it to my lips, I began to blow it perfectly and made many sounds with it.
End of dream.
When I woke up, I did an internet search for "square shofar." Sure enough, there were these shofars that were short, like the one in the dream, and the ends were square.
I knew that, traditionally, the shofar is blown on Rosh Hashanah. So I looked up when it begins this year and found that it starts on the eve of September 6th and ends on the eve of September 8th, 2021.
I found this online about shofar blowing:
"The shofar is sounded 100 times during a traditional Rosh Hashanah service. And a long and loud shofar blast marks the end of the fast day of Yom Kippur.
"While the blower must first take a big breath, the shofar only sounds when the air blows out. This is a symbol for Rosh Hashanah: we must turn inward to fix ourselves so we can then burst out and contribute to the world." (via PJ Library)
I believe God was speaking through this dream that there are many of us who have been in a school of sorts. We've been in training this last season, especially in America, to prepare us to breathe Him in in our times of testing. We've been getting filled with His breath in order to go back to our home towns and communities, bringing what God has given us in these times and exhaling it as a sound, announcing that the HARVEST HAS BEGUN IN THE NEW YEAR! We are to breathe out a sound of, "PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD" in our land! (Photo via Flickr)
My Message Back to Me
When I finally opened my messages that morning on Facebook, I received a message in my request box. I only open it when I have enough time, but felt led that day to open this message from a pastor who lives in New Zealand, who as far as I know, I had never spoken to and was not friends with on Facebook. Here is what I read:
I hear the Lord say that this is to be sent forth! He said that, "The seed that you had sown in the past is being called forth in this season of your crossing over." You have been through some things that you thought would kill you and you thought you might not recover from, but God said that, "I am going to restore the years that the locust have eaten, for My word does not come back void, but accomplishes what it is sent there to do, and what you sowed in your earlier days is now going to come into fruition.
"Many have been in a pruning season so that now, in this hour, you will bring forth the 'much fruit'! The correction that I brought into your life was not to kill you, but to heal you! So therefore, now, I will bring forth the seed of the past that was sown in love and I will multiply your seed sown in this new season, and it shall begin to spring forth, together!
"Get ready. The reason for the last season is about to be made manifest to you, and why you had to even become a seed sown into the ground will be understood; and a great death came in the spirit and you mourned a great 'mourning,' but I tell you, unless a seed falls to the ground and dies, it abides alone, but if it dies it will bring forth much fruit! You have allowed this process and yet have still gone after Me with all of your heart, and now the time of the great harvest is upon you!
"I say to you, the reaper will overtake the sower in this hour! For this is the time of the rain, the former rain and the latter rain in one month. This is the time of the harvest of harvesters! This is your time for multiplication! This is the time when a small one will become a hundred and a hundred will become a thousand. For My math is not your math! My multiplication is not limited!
"I give you the heathen for your inheritance so enlarge the place of your tent, for you shall break forth on the right hand and on the left and your seed shall inherit the Gentiles in this day! Get ready, you are about to multiply with the multiplication of Heaven. Know this and receive it for your God will accomplish it in your time! This is the set time to favor Zion! Sing, Oh Barren, you that did not bear!"
For some reason as I read this, I did not read or skimmed over the part where he said that it was a word that I wrote, and he had saved it. When I got down to the bottom of the letter it was signed with my name – Jo Ellen Stevens. (Photo via Pxhere)
Whew, that's right, it was me speaking back to me from 2020 by the Spirit of God. And the man who sent it said this:
"The cry...the death...the anguish...the pressing and searching. I found this 2 days ago. The new is just breaking. So I just felt to write briefly."
Folks! I was so surprised to find out, even though he had made it plain, that I wrote those words. It was as if God was speaking directly to me about that dream in this word He sent back to me a year after I had written it. My eyes fixed on these words: "The reason for the last season is about to be made manifest to you!" And, "...now the time of the great harvest is upon you! I say to you, the reaper will overtake the sower in this hour!"
Next, and immediately after reading this, I received another word from another pastor in America who I have known but had not spoken with for a few years. The message read this: "Felt led to speak into your life today – don't look back – continue go make disciples in Jesus' name. The outcast and the lost are seeking spirit and truth!"
Then the Lord spoke:
The Greatest Harvest Is Upon You!
"This is the season when your seed sown will be multiplied, and shall come forth as the greatest harvest the world has ever seen! It is time to BREATHE OUT WHAT YOU HAVE INHALED AS YOU SAT AT MY FEET IN YOUR TIME OF NEED! A new day is upon you! A new year begins on the feast! The great harvest has begun here and there, but My Spirit will begin to be poured out on Rosh Hashanah and will snowball and will get bigger and bigger until it covers the earth!
"Miracles, signs and wonders will now become hard to deny because My people will move by faith and not fear! No weapon formed against them shall prosper as they move with boldness and faith in the next year ahead!
"Do not doubt what I am about to do through you! The words you have sown in love and truth will begin to catch up with you and overtake you! You will soon have a new boldness to prophesy because you will have new faith in what I am speaking to you. You shall see it in the days ahead! Get ready, because the great outpouring and multiplication is upon you and your seed! Yes, it is time to blow the shofar and tell them, 'THE GREAT HARVEST IS UPON YOU!'"
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Jo Ellen Stevens
Jo Ellen Stevens¬†is a prophetic speaker, author, worship leader, and intercessor from Connersville, Indiana. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years, pastoring, teaching, and leading prophetic worship. She operates in a prophetic anointing with words of knowledge and words of wisdom. She believes that every Believer should be hearing the Lord's voice and resounding His heart out of their intimate relationship with Him. She also believes God called her many years ago to encourage the Body of Christ to arise and shine with the glory of the Lord for such a time as this, no matter what their age, background, or social status! She believes that God has given us each a platform to use the gifts and talents that He has given us to bring those who do not know the Lord out of the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of God, and that social media will play a great part in covering the earth with His glory!
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