One year ago, the Lord gave me a clear word for California while traveling to the Carmel coast. He said, "The drought is over, and the rains are coming back to California" (read it here). Thank God the rains have come, giving needed relief to this dry and thirsty land!
A Dream of 30 Tornadoes
After the massive prayer effort in Azusa last month, my heart is stirred for what is to come, and I'm passionately seeking the Lord on these matters. When I received the word in Carmel last year, I was also given a dream. Here it is again:
"I was in a two-story educational facility in the middle of a well-watered lush valley and hillside. The facility didn't belong to me, but in the dream, I held authority to provide counsel within this building. I only saw one room on the top floor, but it needed some attention! It was dusty and the furniture was all out of place. I looked out the window and watched a white tornado hit a home about 1/3 of a mile away. It flattened the garage and then went through the interior and gutted the inside. I also knew there were 30 tornadoes coming toward this educational facility very soon. The facility leader was a pretty red-haired woman who had a small company of followers with her. I warned her in the dream about the coming white tornadoes."
I initially understood this dream as saying to expect white "storms," more like movements of glory to launch out of California. These moves of God would emphasize holiness, evangelism and glory. And then being true to natural weather patterns, these movements would pick up force as they headed east across the United States. I realize now that the dream was set in a well-watered lush valley and hillside, which could be the time frame of these moves.
These moves seem to be clocked to emerge as the physical rains saturate and heal the dry land. California land isn't there yet, but it's on its way. Like Elijah did on Mt. Carmel, we too are to pray boldly for the things God has said will come (1 Kings 18:41-43; Is. 45:11).
Declare with me now: "Thank You, Jesus! We bless the rain in California, and we ask You for more!"
In the dream, there were 30 tornadoes. Why did I see the number 30? Again, I didn't account for it until now—the significance of this number. First of all, it means the beginning of rule and ministry. For example:
- The priests did not begin their priesthood until age 30 (Num. 4:23).
- Joseph began his leadership in Egypt at age 30 (Gen. 41:46).
- David began his kingship at age 30 (2 Sam. 5:4).
- Jesus began His ministry at age 30 (Luke 3:23).
Prophetic interpretation: Get ready for powerful new beginnings. Get ready to lead out in this glory movement. You've been prepared in secret, but you won't stay a secret. God will shine His light on you and reveal you to the others.
Promotion and Betrayal: Identify With Christ and Be a Glory Carrier
With promotion there always comes betrayal. Joseph and David, both being a type of Christ, experienced significant betrayal from friends and family. Even Jesus was betrayed by His teammate Judas for 30 pieces of silver, which was the price of a slave and not a king.
The number 30 is about significant promotion from God, but also a number for betrayal. Betrayal will come, but it carries a dual purpose and comes as the "sifter." It sifts wrong people out of your life, but it also sifts out your true heart identity. Who do you identify with more? Do you identify more with Jesus or do you identify with your friends, family, denomination or movement?
If your identity is firmly in Christ, your heart will remain in Christ even when wounded. If your identity is in someone else, you will lose your identity and not overcome your season of sifting. You have to know who you are and whose you are or you will stumble at this point and fail to carry the glory.
As a prophet who carries an intercessory burden from the Lord for this state (California), I often live out such prophetic words and become the message as much as I proclaim the message. Last October, I had a series of dreams that told me the things to come in my life. The dreams had similar themes with slight differences throughout. I only realize now that what followed these dreams in my life was actually mirroring, more like forerunning, this prophetic word for California.
First of all, I dreamed about changing rivers. I went from one river to another, and in my dream that new river was called the Stanislaus River. This river does physically exist in my area, but the dreams were really about an upcoming transition. I also found out what the word Stanislaus means. It means "becoming glorious." I also dreamed about a specific betrayal that did play out within days of this dream occurring. Again, this just follows the pattern connected to the number 30 as I mentioned earlier.
More Sifts and More Shifts
Going back to last year's original dream, there was a need to clean up and put things in order in the top places. This is about pruning, transition and significant change. I felt strongly then and even more strongly now that this is also about the reordering of relationships.
Prophetic word: More sifts and shifts coming ahead! Some were removed from you, but now people will be added to you. It's all part of a realignment to strengthen the body of Christ, which includes you. You need to run with those who are running in the same direction.
The glory of God is weighty, and He is doing what is needed to prepare individuals and groups of people to carry His glory. This glory is something we carry in our flesh. Since the Bible describes our flesh as being at war with the things of the Spirit and the Spirit being at war with flesh (Gal. 5:17), we have to put down our flesh and pay the price to carry what is costly.
We are to cultivate, expect and prophesy an "uncommon devotion" to Christ and His church. Raise your expectations and see it happening in the masses and not the few!
I've had the privilege of ministering throughout California in different organizations and churches consistently, and I've noticed one thing everywhere I go: hunger. People are hungry for the Spirit and to experience the move of God. I've witnessed the level of hunger to be much different this year than in previous years. There has been a shift. Let's go for more!
To the prophetic intercessor: You might feel like you are "spinning." The other morning, I woke up feeling like I was spinning. I knew it was spiritual and not physical. and the entire day seemed to be a whirlwind of issues. There were things spinning together and there were some things spinning apart. I felt this to be a sign in connection to these movements of glory and the shaking that comes with it.
Spinning does a few things: 1) It shakes out what is not anchored to you or God, and 2) it creates momentum and force. If you want the momentum and force, then you need to accept the shaking.
If you are spiritually sensitive and begin to experience bouts of "spinning," ask the Lord for discernment, but consider that it's a prophetic word from the Lord and something to prophesy and pray into.
California Starts Things
California has historically started things in the nation. Each state has its own glory, and California is no different. She is going to start something for good and push into the nation what is pure and powerful.
With that said, prepare yourself in prayer and:
- Put things in order
- Accept realignments
- Reposition yourself for glory
- And get moving!
Jennifer Eivaz is a vibrant minister and international conference speaker who carries the wisdom and fire of the Holy Spirit. She presently serves as an executive pastor with Harvest Christian Center in Turlock, California, and is focused on raising up a passionate and effective prayer community that is tempered with love and hears the voice of God accurately. Jennifer loves the presence of God and is a prophetic voice to her church and to others. She is married to HCC Senior Pastor Ron Eivaz, and she's a featured writer for several online publications, including the Elijah List.
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