From the desk of Steve Shultz:
I remember when there was the internet only. Then there was Windows and Mac, and then lists of subscribers. Then came major websites and streaming video. Now we even have digital cameras and fairly inexpensive digital cameras, which can make high-definition movies with such quality that it's good enough to be shown on an IMAX screen or in a major theatre. It's all changing.
It's time for Believers to seize the day and grab Media by the head and by the tail and run with it! Jesus said, "Go into all the world and preach the Gospel." Few of us knew that one interpretation is what we can now through a laptop, inexpensive camera and the internet?go throughout the earth and preach the Gospel. There will always be a need for in-person missionaries of course! Missionaries are a must! But you can literally sit on a chair in your living room and affect the earth with your laptop?just as I am doing at this very minute.
There is a new Media Springing Up and it will just continue. You need to read these words by Julie Smith and Julie Meyer. Change is in the air!
God is Building a New Highway Called "Media Spring Street"
Catch the Wave!
Last week I had a dream I was standing on a street in Hollywood, California. I was looking for a home but couldn't find one. I felt lost, homeless, and confused as to why I was standing in this place all alone. A woman who knew how I felt approached me and said, "Did you look on Media Spring Street?"
When she said the words "Media Spring Street," my spirit filled with great joy and anticipation. I knew in my spirit this was a new place?a new street being built by God Himself. He was placing people on His street where a new Media movement would spring up. I knew I needed to get to Media Spring Street because that's where I belonged!
In my dream I hadn't arrived at this street yet; this was just downloaded to me as this woman mentioned only the street name. It reminded me of hearing the words "Disneyland" and how we are instantly filled with joy and recognize it as a happy place full of fun. The words "Media Spring Street" created a movement of its own. When people just simply heard "Media Spring Street" it was like catching a wave of God and you wanted to get there as fast as you could!
Then God starting giving me revelation about this new street He is building. He said it is a "highway" for Him being built, and the people He called there make up the highway. They themselves are the very Media Spring Street that would spring up. I understood this to be a holy place, a higher ground, and a highway built for God.
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.?Isaiah 43:19
God Dropped His Library on Media Spring Street and the Fun Began...
God said, "My holy words will be spoken out of Hollywood." I knew He was speaking of heavenly revelation that would be released in this place. I then had a vision of God dropping down His library from Heaven on to this new Media Spring Street. He literally placed His own library right in the middle of the street! This would be a place where revelation knowledge, prophetic words and insight, and God's holy words from Heaven would be released.
When you think of a library, you may think of a serious, quiet place?a no-fun zone. Not in this place! This is a fun and deep place to live! Scrolls from Heaven?God's living words?will be lived out! Words written, sung, played out on the big screen, danced, drawn out?it all came from His library He was releasing on this street, and the people He called there would be releasing them. It will be a place of creativity at its finest.
For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.?Habakkuk 2:14
I knew in my dream I just had to get to this place and catch the wave of Media Spring Street! It is a place where God's dreams come true. A place filled with joy and laughter, and a place I felt at home. I woke up filled with excitement for this new street God is building. What comes out of Hollywood affects cultures worldwide. This is not a citywide movement but a worldwide media movement which will shift nations and cultures worldwide. The very living, breathing heart of God will dwell and be released from this place.
There are people called and who are being called to bring a new movement of God to the media capital. In my dream, I represented a people who felt alone like they didn't belong and hadn't found their niche, yet they knew God had called them. Let me assure you?you will find your niche on Media Spring Street. It's where you belong!
I know there will be much more revelation concerning this new Media Spring Street that will be springing up. I felt my dream was "in part" and an introductory insight to what is to come. The very morning I had this dream last week, I received an article from Julie Meyer about her dream of a new Media springing up, which you can read below. Julie Meyer also mentions a word for Asia, which is very near and dear to my heart as well.
Are you ready to catch the wave to Media Spring Street?
Julie A. Smith, editor
The Elijah List
I Saw a Worldwide Media Spring Up!
Genesis 1:1-2 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
I love this verse. One of the words that stand out to me is the word "hovering." I picture the Spirit of God bursting forth with passion to create, almost as if the Spirit of God is pulsing like a heartbeat and ready to create. Suddenly, something new was bursting forth. I have been gripped by this Scripture because today I see the Spirit of God doing the same thing. He is hovering; He is bursting with excitement to yet again create, to birth the "New" on the earth.
The Matthew Henry's Commentary on this particular verse says the following: "That God is not only the author of all being, but the fountain of life and spring of motion."
God is the spring in motion for the "new" that He is releasing to the earth, and God's heart is to topple the "mountain of Media" as we know it today. He is stirring His Bride and the prayer movement in the earth in happy holiness and joyful righteousness, that we would be a people wholly given to the Lord and to His purposes, that we embrace the lowest place, that God would have His way in us and through us, as He will use yielded vessels in magnificent ways in the coming days.
Sing to the Lord a New Song
David speaks several times in the book of Psalms, "Sing to the Lord a new song."
Psalm 33 Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful. Praise the Lord with the harp; make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings. Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully with a shout of joy...
That word "new" means "fresh, new thing." I feel this invitation from the Lord for the new?the fresh is coming and God is going to sing His song, write His script, paint His picture and dance His dance through a Bride that is lovesick. A Bride that is not in it for money, nor fame, but "in it" for the fame of His glorious name. A Bride who is steadfast in the place of prayer.
I know this because I had a dream. I was sitting with the Ancient of Days and He had opened before Him the checkbook of finance. He was writing a check and He was singing out a song:
This is why I'm gonna write the check
This is why I'm gonna give you the money
It's the Great Invitation to the Divine?interruption?in
Media... Media... Media.
A Dream: the Word "Media" Resounded From Every Direction Like an Echo
I saw a worldwide "media spring up"?and the prayer room will fuel it. God is going to have His way in every facet of media. As long as people are driven by prayer and passion for HIM, and their "ONE THING" continues to?be passion for God and prayer, there is no ceiling to where this media will go.
I felt like God somehow transported me into the future. In the dream, I was sitting at a movie and all around me people were crying and, literally, the Lord?was pouring out the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation and people were getting saved at the movies. What was being released "through" this movie was literally the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation. People were coming into the full knowledge of God, and all they were doing was watching a movie.
In the dream I was in a bar, and when the New Song began to play, people who were drinking away their sorrows began to put down their drinks. They began to weep because of the anointing upon the music. As the music played, the anointing that was on David as he would play his harp before Saul and drive out the evil spirits, this same ancient anointing filled the bar and salvation was being poured out of the New Song that was being sung in the middle of the bar. I was there. I?could see it and feel it. When the New Song was being played, there would be a heavy weight of the presence of God even in the bar,?and people were giving their lives to the Lord in the bar. This is the effect that the new music will have.
I also saw hit songs arise in Asia that would cross cultural and generational boundaries and that the nations of the earth would begin singing the songs coming out of Asia. It was not just America leading the way in music, but God expanded the boundaries and many nations began to hop on board to what God was releasing in a "new sound." Some of these songs that the nations began to sing were coming out of tiny Houses Of Prayer in the earth, for in God's eyes no one is forgotten or out of His gaze. He sees every movement of the heart in secret.
I Saw a Shift and a Flip?that is Going to Happen in the Media?and it is God's Doing
For God is going to give the awards of the world to the righteous. There will be number one hit songs?that come out of Houses of Prayer and God's Media Centers. God is going to?raise up something totally new. God wants to touch the ends of the earth through media and music.
I saw a shift happen. That which worked yesterday in the world will no longer work today. It will throw today's media in a scramble because that which is arising is something that cannot be copied, nor bought with a price, because?it is the anointing behind the media and the sound. It is when lovesick worshipers are not moved by anything except passion for Jesus and intercession. This passion will lead their hearts straight into that which is "new" in music, TV, computer games, video games, all types of recording, Broadway, art, dance?every single facet of media.
I saw huge downloads just exploding in the minds of those who "wait on the Lord" (see Isaiah 40). I saw painters?begin?to paint new colors. I saw colors in Heaven that the earth has not yet seen. They were?florescent;?and even in the paint there was a shine and a glow that will greatly surpass anything that the world has seen.
I saw the Lord give strategy in computer games and video games. I was watching young boys and girls play computer games, and it was literally leading them into the knowledge of God. In the midst of this?game, I could see "Revelation" awaken in their young minds and hearts.
I saw in the dream that the day is coming when people will no longer turn to the news of the world?they will turn to God's Media Centers and see what God is saying because of the clarity of the Word of God released through the prayer movement in the earth. For the news media as we know it today will more and more sell out to what people want and?they will become full of lies and celebrity gossip; however, I did see a major network hop on board to God's Media Army. For there is a divine switch coming in:
God is Raising Up Something New
in New Geographical Places
God is doing something new, and He is raising up new geographical places. I could see different hubs all over the U.S. I could see them in Kansas City, Nashville,?Phoenix, Palm Springs and Charlotte, North Carolina. There will be Media Centers in many places; these were the ones I saw in the dream.
After I had this dream, I was invited by my friend, Joshua Mills to be a part of "Heaven Invading Hollywood". It was a night of worship right at the gates of Paramount Pictures. I found myself walking around in the back lot of Paramount Pictures. The exciting part is I was literally "walking in my dream" that I had just had. I was walking around the back lots and studios of that which I dreamt. I was in amazement and I knew God was up to something.
It's the great invitation to the Divine Interruption in Media?and you are invited to be a part of the greatest show on earth.
International House of Prayer - KC
About Julie Meyer: Julie Meyer is a longtime and beloved worship leader and songwriter at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City. She is a prophetic singer who carries the glory and the presence of God as an abandoned worshiper. Her passion is His presence as she trumpets the message of the Bridegroom searching for His Bride! Julie has recorded several CDs and is the author of the book, Invitation To Encounter: A Journey in Dreams.
Her three sons, Isaac and twins Jesse and Joe, all serve and play on worship teams at the House of Prayer, and Julie helps her husband Walt with home groups and youth gatherings that support the growing community at the Missions Base. Julie and her family reside in Kansas City, Missouri.