By: Richard Gazowsky
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I suddenly realized that God was about to send our family on a mystery journey, and that it was being delivered to us on a “need to know” basis. It also seemed important to God’s divine strategy that the less anyone knew about our prophetic activities before we did them, the less chance the enemy would have to fight against it.
Tuesday morning of this week, our family hopped into our car and drove down to meet with David Andrade in the Los Angeles area. That evening we had a wonderful time of revelation in the Spirit, as we discussed the upcoming meetings scheduled to happen around California on 3/11/11. As our family was leaving, I realized how vital it was for us to prepare for these sacred events. We then asked the Lord if we should go back home because we knew that the Lord was going to change our schedule, but He told us not to. For some reason the Lord was telling us to drive east.
We drove for about an hour and then stopped overnight at a hotel. The next morning we continued driving east. Suddenly the Lord had us stop in the middle of a large desert valley (don’t ask me where it was). As we pulled off the side of the lonely highway we were on, I remembered that a prophetic minister, John Francis, had told us on Sunday that our instructions were to worship and praise God that whole week. Our family began to do this aloud in the desert.
Suddenly, in the sky above us, we saw hundreds of large birds (which looked like eagles) ascending in the updrafts from the desert floor. I then recalled the Scripture where Jesus talked about “where the eagles will be gathered.” After about two hours of praising God the Lord spoke to me. “I want you to follow the birth canal of the 1995 Prayer Walk that went up the state of California,” He said. “But this time, instead of repentance, fill your journey with praise.”
In 1995 the Lord called a large group of Christians to complete a monumental undertaking journey ~ the California Prayer Walk. It was while on this journey that Lou Ingle was divinely summoned to start his ministry, “The Call”. It was this same California Prayer Walk (which ended in San Francisco) that prophecies were given from the prayer-walkers and helped launch our ministry to the movie industry, WYSIWYG. Now the Lord was telling us to repeat their journey in our family car! We were to drive to all 21 missions Father Sierra planted, 250 years ago, across the State of California. Wow! This had the makings of something big!
As we headed to San Diego to begin our journey, I suddenly began receiving calls from San Francisco that showed me that there was some kind of conflict brewing in the city. Tony Hall, a politician and brother in the Lord, had formerly been a supervisor in San Francisco’s unusual political landscape. Bill O’Reilly had called him the last of the conservatives in San Francisco. A year and a half ago Tony had completed all the necessary preparations to register for his last run at becoming mayor. But in a dramatic turn of events, Tony Hall was forced out of the race by the powers that were in control at the time ~ and it happened at the time Tony was attending the church I pastor in San Francisco! It was quite a momentous event. Then, last November, San Francisco mayor Galvin Newsom was elected Attorney General of California. That meant a mid-term election would have to be held to fill the vacancy for mayor. This was the week that Tony was going to quietly announce his bid for mayor. I knew I was in for quite a time.
Then, almost before I could catch my spiritual breath as it were, I was contacted by a representative of Benny Hinn’s ministry, who asked me to take part in their upcoming event in San Francisco. I realized the importance of Benny Hinn’s meetings, because three nationwide ministries (who had lost standing in the Christian community by events that had occurred before they came to San Francisco) had caused conflict in our city. It seemed like every time a large ministry came to our city to hold an event, it wound up being blasted by the national news. I felt to share, with Benny Hinn’s representative, a word that the Lord had just given me.
God showed me that San Francisco was about to host a spiritual battle of Waterloo, and that the spirit of Leviathan was going to meet his end.
Four years ago I became quite ill. Yet God told me not to go to the doctor but to spiritually war against it. It was at this time that Lou Ingle had brought a large contingent of his ministry, The Call, to our WYSIWYG studio on Treasure Island. He was just finishing a big event in San Francisco. Fortunately I was well enough to attend the meeting at the studio, though I’d been sick over three days at that point. I shared with Lou the vision I had. I saw the spirit of Leviathan causing worldwide protests, racial unrest, class anger, and thousands of rageful marchers with placards. In the vision God spoke to me very clearly. “Draw back from the battle lines”, He said, “and do not engage in the conflict. Instead, sit there, prayerfully observe, and do nothing. Your purpose is to bring healing and not to join the fight, nor take sides. Be careful of the words that you say at this time, because your words may disqualify you from bringing about the healing process.” The vision seemed to be coming to pass before my eyes!
Not only was San Francisco facing potential conflicts because of the Benny Hinn meeting and Tony Hall announcement, the world news had become alarming. There were ongoing political protests and attempted overthrows of governments in nearly twenty countries of the world. Not to mention the political conflicts that were going on throughout cities in America. It was as though the spirit of Leviathan was making a massive surge in the earth. And many of the conflicts were being fueled, through the internet, by companies right here in the Bay Area. This was all beginning to form a large prophetic picture.
The original Battle of Waterloo was won in a classic manner. General Wellington had traveled through Belgium, years before the battle was actually fought. After observing the area around Waterloo, Wellington noticed a supreme advantage he would have if he positioned his army on the high ground and faced his enemy on the low ground. Napoleon had gathered his forces to once again make an attempt to conquer all of Europe. But to the shock of the generals and kings involved, Wellington fled from Napoleon! Was Wellington afraid because he knew he had no chance to win? Quite the opposite. Wellington was cleverly choosing his battlefield site. He knew he could draw Napoleon into taking the low ground, while he positioned his own army on the high ground.
The first night of our family’s prophetic journey, to the missions of California, we stayed at a hotel. When we turned on the television in the room, the movie “The Alamo” was playing. General Sam Houston was explaining how he’d been looking for a battleground to confront the enemy forces, just like Wellington did at the battle of Waterloo. Suddenly my whole attention was focused on the movie. This was what the Lord had just been speaking to me about. Sam Houston did find the high ground and history tells us that it caused the entire battle for the state of Texas to be quickly concluded.
It was then I realized that the Lord was talking to us Christians in the same way he had talked to those generals. The way to defeat huge spiritual forces was by using the simple method of carefully selecting the battlefield, and then choosing the higher ground of praying and observing, instead of coming into conflict with the enemy. But we must be willing to be patient and let the Lord chose the battle. Though the spirit of Leviathan is an ancient mighty force, it can, and will, be conquered, if we learn to let the Lord fight our battles. Going to the high ground is ofttimes very difficult because you must stay out of the battle, even though everyone in your army is acting like you that you are cowardly or a weakling. That is what Sam Houston’s soldiers thought of him, and Wellington probably got the same kind of guff from his English troops.
When we arrived at the Mission of Los Angeles, San Gabriel Archangel, I was stunned because I immediately saw a vision of angels gathered at the mission. The Lord then said to me, “Command the angels to help you fight this battle against Leviathan.” As we continued on to each mission, this call from the Lord became more intense upon our family. We realized that this was the reason God had a prophetic minister tell us to praise Him. We were literally praising God every mile of the journey.
On the third day we came to the Mission Santa Clara de Asis, and the presence of God there seemed almost overwhelming. For a brief moment I saw the heavens open and a stairway leading to the sky, with angels ascending and descending upon it. I knew this was a recurrence of ancient Jacob’s vision of a stairway to heaven. Then God told me that Father Sierra had experienced these same type of “open” heavens, and had marked the locations in the 1770’s by building missions on the exact spots. In that way there would continually be prayers and praise going up through those open heavens.
This appeared to me to be the reason so many visions over California have included churches that were built along California’s earthquake fault lines. I believe it is no accident and that these natural phenomena line up with spiritual truths. When we concluded our journey at Mission Dolores in San Francisco (the terminus point of Father Sierra’s journey), we realized that God was truly preparing the State of California for an upcoming epic spiritual battle ~ that could even effect the entire world.
I suddenly remembered an event that occurred 25 years earlier, when I was at a large religious conference. An old prayer-warrior pastor, from the state of Illinois, came to me. He told me he always prayed and interceded at an ancient Indian village near his church. Recently he’d seen in the Spirit a large number of angels who seemed to be extremely agitated, like they were waiting for something big to happen. After seeing this for many weeks he finally asked one of the angels what was the reason for their agitation. The angel said that they were reinforcements. They were waiting for their assignment to the city of San Francisco because a great battle was going to occur there!
When the pastor shared this vision with me I became very excited and told my church about it when I got back to San Francisco. But as weeks, and then years passed by, what the minister told me became lost in my memory. That was because I hadn’t been able to see its fulfillment. Now, as I drove our family home after leaving the last mission, I realized how significant that pastor’s message, a quarter of a century earlier, was. When I arrived at our house I looked at my email. I had received an email from Susan O’Mara, a prophetic minister. You can imagine how shocked I was after I read it. Here is the entire vision:
“The Angel Camp Vision”
By Susan O’Mara
On Sunday, the 20th of February, 2011, I had a vision, and ever since then I continue to get glimpses of it. By this, I believe the Lord is reinforcing the heavenly communication that was given to me. That way I will not only remember the communication, but it will remind me that He is the Lord who is in charge of it all. May this vision encourage every child of God, strengthen your faith through every mountain and valley experience, so you will trust in Him completely and to keep moving forwards in your journeys. –Susan
In the vision I was walking somewhere and it was getting late, as it was close to dusk. I was trying to make out the road ahead of me so I would not wander off it. I leaned down to watch each step as I followed the lines of the road. I knew there was a rest area coming up soon, but was not sure of exactly how much further there was left to walk. I picked up my pace so that I could make it before the last of the daylight faded with the night’s advancement. I could hear the soles of my shoes, as they made crunching sounds on the road, and it seemed to give me some solace as I made my journey. Ahead of me was a light flickering off to the right of me. I was startled because the rest area was not yet supposed to be at this point of the road.
As I drew nearer to the area where the flickering light was, I began to make out distinct shapes of people sitting and standing by a fire, off the side of the road, in a clearing. I hesitated as I didn’t know if the people were friendly. But I as knew I might not make the rest area before nightfall, I thought I may as well risk the situation. I slowly approached them and stepped over to where the group was sitting by a nicely lit fire. As I drew closer I saw that they were not actually people, but a group of angels. I was quite surprised and unsure if I was seeing things right. I stopped and stared at them, not knowing if I should approach any closer. One of the angels then smiled at me and said, “We’ve been waiting for you to come down the highway. Don’t be afraid.”
As I continued to stare at them they all smiled and beckoned me to join them. I made my way towards a large flat stone by one of the angels. They were very attentive to me as they waited for the angel that spoke to me to continue.
“We were waiting for you to walk by this point on the highway,” he said. “We were assigned to assist you, but we had to wait until you progressed enough in the timing and purposes of the Lord so we could join you. Each step you take, and each day that you walk with the Lord, is already known to us and was ordered by the Lord. We know what is to be done and what you will need each day, even before you do, for we see it through the Lord’s eyes. He tells us what you need before you even know it. We are sent to do the Lord’s will, as He has instructed us, to help you on your journey. That is why you have met up with us. It was time.”
Another angel then stepped forward. He looked over at the first angel, as if to get his permission to speak to me, and the angel nodded to him. He smiled and said to me, “We look forward to joining you on your journey. Anything that we do for you gives us great pleasure because we love the Lord Jesus and we love His people. It’s an honor to serve Him and to help you as well. Greater darkness is approaching and you must be helped along the way. The battle is nearing so you must be strengthened for the journey. Come and sit by us and we will speak more about this to you.”
After the angel finished speaking I walked over and sat on the ground alongside him. He smiled at me and continued. “You must not be afraid of the increasing darkness, for you are light. You must walk in the darkness, for you were born for this purpose, to bring many out of the darkness and into the Lord’s Light. You must not focus upon the darkness that is operating around you. You must focus even more on the Light that is within you. You carry the Light of Life and no darkness can ever quench it. You must trust the Lord and draw from Him at all times. You must commune with Him more as you walk on your journey, for this will strengthen you for each step and for each stop along the way.”
“Do not give in to fear,” another angel said. “Yes,” agreed the angel next to me. “Fear is only an enemy if you allow it to be. You are not to listen to the voice of fear as it comes to you, but you are to only hear the voice of your Lord. He alone is your path. Fear will attempt to cause you to leave the highway, but you must never wander in your faith. Stay focused on your task and on your path. He has shown you what to do so you must maintain your peace and rest in Him as you travel. He is your peace. He is your light. He is your strength. He is your safety. Remember these things as you walk. You are to bring to remembrance His faithfulness to you as you go. There are many enemies along the highway and you must be on guard.”
“The Lord Jesus took time to rest on His journey and so must you. He also took time to pray along the way, and so must you. Each day’s journey has its opportunities and its lessons and you must be prepared for them as they arrive. We have been assigned to you for some time, but we couldn’t meet you until now. You have had to grow and mature to this level before we could appear and make our presence known to you in this manner. For each level of maturity has its corresponding level of danger, and also heavenly reinforcements. The Father knows everything that concerns you. He arranges your path ahead of you and brings the help you need, when you need it. He is Faithful in every way to each of His children. You must walk in faith each day so we can be activated to respond to your needs.
“When you believe we can move on your behalf. When you are afraid or have doubts about the Lord’s care or provision for you, then we are restrained until you change your heart. We can only move according to the Lord’s instructions and to faith. This is why many do not receive the help they need when they really need it. It’s because they cancel the Lord’s answer for them by their unbelief in the situation, or by their negative words and willful actions. You must always agree with the Lord and with His Word. Then we can fully accomplish the Lord’s will for you in the situation.”
“Yes,” another angel agreed. “We don’t like watching God’s people get into trouble. We want to help but often our hands are tied and we can only watch and remain still. The Lord wants faith rooted deeply in you. He watches over His Word to perform it, but He can only do so when you fully put your faith and trust in Him. We are sent to bring the words to pass in your life, and it will be to the degree that you will believe in Him.”
The first angel nodded. “Yes,” he said. “So you must remember that we are active in the earth. We are your brothers, and we are the servants of the Lord, just as you are. But you believers are the ones that will learn to rule and reign with Him. You must learn those lessons here on earth. Each day is a gift to you, if you will learn from it as you go. Each day has, within it, true wisdom, if you will seek it out. The Lord has laid wisdom out in each step you take, but you must see through His eyes in order to perceive it. Do not look at your journey through your own eyes, but through His. Then you will not miss any source of wisdom or help that is laid out for you along the way.
“You will be fully equipped for each day. It is wise to ask for help when you need it, but it is also wisdom to walk and to see as He sees. As you commune with Him daily on your journey you will see even more as He sees, and you will know even more as He knows, for He walks within you. He walks as you walk. Every step that you take in faith, He is there. Every step that you take in fear or doubt, He cannot be to you as you need Him to be, for you leave Him and walk in your own self instead. To remain in Him you must have faith in Him. Then you will walk in true wisdom and light.
“We are here to remind you of these things as you go. The darkness is increasing in the earth, but that is nothing to be compared to the Light that is also increasing! The greater Light abides within you! You must learn to not only draw from it each day, but you must learn to release it even more as you go. The more you let Him flow through you and around you, the more that you will see and will understand. For you and He are one.
“Your union can only flow as you learn to walk and to abide in it. You are called to bring others to the knowledge of Christ and into the Light. You must let the Light within you overtake the darkness around you. Then you will not see the darkness, but only His Light. Then you will overcome the darkness and advance even more. You are called to redeem that which was lost. You are called to restore that which was relinquished. You must begin to release more of His Life and more of His Light, so that others will be drawn to Him.
“The Lord is calling every Light-bearer to rise up and to break forth into new territory now. That is why you have had greater onslaughts from the darkness. The enemy sees your light and fears it. He also knows that the Lord has come to redeem and to save. You must stand firm and place your focus upon Him, and move forth. You must not deviate from your course, but you must hasten it. When you sense fear on your journey, then know the enemy’s trap is near. You must press even more into your Lord and use His Light to dispel it.
“There is nothing that can touch the Light, nor put it out, but you. The enemy knows this. That is why he attempts to get you to look at yourself and at the situation. Then you will weaken and lose faith and lose your progress. You must resolve to never look at yourself or your situation through your eyes. You must abide in Him. You must see through His eyes, and then you will have the wisdom for each event that comes on the journey.
“The battle is increasing on every front. The time for salvation has come. The Lord’s deliverance shall be seen in the earth, as well as His hand. Do not fear these days, but rejoice that you shall walk in them with Him! We have waited in great anticipation for this day. We have waited for you, and for all of God’s children, to come to this hour. We are privileged to walk in it with you on earth. The Lord has planned for this hour in every detail. You must not forget this!
“He is to be trusted and fully relied upon at all times! He has made provision for you at each turn. If you will be faithful to follow His lead and to walk with Him, then you shall never fail but you will surely prevail! There are many reinforcements laid out for you along the way. Each day is set and is laid in its place, you just have to walk it out with Him. But you must obey Him in every way! You have His Word. Eat it daily. Spend time with Him as you go, and you will always know what to do.
“There will be times when you will be directed to stop and to pray intensely for a season. The Lord did this in Gethsemane before He went to the cross. He knew that He had to draw from the Father what He needed in order to accomplish that which lay before Him. Such days are also before you. In this hour it will be necessary for you to be sensitive to His Voice. You must know when to walk and when to stop and to seek Him. Great wonders will be seen in the earth in your days, things the Father has planned for no other time but yours. You must be prepared and strengthened for them before they arrive, so that you can effectively and wisely reap in them.
“Many will be entrenched in fear on the earth, so you must be entrenched even more in faith so that you can help them. You are called to bring forth life where there is no life. You are called to bring forth restoration where there is only devastation and loss. You are called to bring forth balance and peace where there is no peace and very little hope. You are the Lord’s vessel and you must begin to release more of Him in this hour. The more of His Light that you walk in, the more of His Light you can release to those around you. The Lord at this time will give more revelation to His People on the earth. It is to be given to those who are walking with Him. It is time to increase in His Wisdom.”
The angels all nodded in agreement. “You must be secure in Him,” said another angel. “You must know that your security comes from walking with Him alone. He alone is your security and your strength. The world will grow darker and become more covered in deep fear as changes come progressively on the earth. But you must not walk as the world walks. You must walk in faith, in trust, and in the security of your Lord. You were born to walk in this generation. You have all you need to accomplish your part of the Lord’s plan.
“You must rest yourself in His Hands, knowing that He is working out every plan. You must learn to let go of every self-sufficiency that arises in you. This is part of the human nature, but it’s not part of the divine nature of which you also partake. You must let the Life of Christ within you to continually become more of your identity. If you look at the earth’s events through your own eyes, then you will see yourself in it and will depend upon your own flesh and sufficiency rather than Christ’s. This will cause you to weaken and to waver in your faith. You must always look at the Lord!
“The Lord will allow the darkness around you to increase at different stages of your journey so you can release more light into it. There are many who abide in that great darkness and you are being sent to illuminate them and to help restore them to the truth. Too many of God’s people are afraid of the darkness. This cannot be! Light overcomes darkness and destroys it! You must never fear the darkness, but you must only fear Him! You are also to continue to reinforce areas that you are sent to. You are to strengthen other groups with the Lord’s Light, so that they will also advance as you advance. It is the Lord’s desire that all of His People advance and grow in His Light.
“It is time for whole areas of Light to now be established in the increasing darkness. That is why we are here. We are to help you in this time. We help everywhere the Light-bearers are, to increase their light. It is time for whole regions of Light and for cities of Light. It is time for safe areas to be established where the weak and the wounded and the bound and the lost can be healed and restored for their own journeys. These are perilous times. These are strategic times. These are new times. You cannot walk in the wisdom of yesterday. You cannot walk in the patterns of yesterday. You must walk each day in today’s measure, and you must get it from Him. That is why we are here, to help you on your journey.
“The gatherings of believers on the earth shall increase. There will be gatherings of good and also of evil. You are seeing just the beginnings of both. The earth is in travail. There will be greater travail soon and you must gather more, to not only strengthen the brethren but to also join forces in the journey. Great bastions of Light will arise and be erected all over the earth, as the greater waves of darkness flow over the earth. You must not fear but learn to draw even more near! You will each be given knowledge of what to do, and when you gather together more will be given unto you. Alone you will fail but together you will prevail!”
“Learn to love even more,” an angel said.
“Yes, learn to love and to forgive quickly,” another angel added. “You must do this even more in the days ahead. Allow no offences to come. Allow no divisions to come. Allow no opinions to undo what the Lord will give to you and do among you! Seek only Him, and His Wisdom will keep you through it all. Love never seeks it’s own. You must learn to love unselfishly, to remain in true unity. Seek to glorify Him and your love will know no end. You will be known by your love. Your love will cover a multitude of sins and it will also draw the lost in.
“This is what the Father seeks, for those who will lay their lives down for one another. This is the love that will know no bounds and that will take the most ground. You will redeem the most when you can love the most. The Lord moves through love, but He also judges through love. You will walk in His Love and in His judgments when you walk together in His Love. And you will fulfill His purposes for you if you will be sincere in your walk together. When you fear the Lord more than you fear your brother, then you can walk in love. When you walk in fear, then you will seek to control what can only be done through the power of love.
“Hatred shall rise in the earth even greater than now. True love shall also rise up in the earth at this time. The enemy has seen the dawning of this new day and seeks to prevent the harvest and the Life that is to come forth. The hatred that was hidden has now been unleashed in the earth. Only the love of the Lord will effectively diffuse this and bring forth the truth. Only the love of the Lord will bring peace to those who are captured within its grips. Your love will increase as you each learn to walk together, and as you do, the hatred within the darkness around you will also be dispelled.
“You must abide in the Lord, and with each other, in the bonds of His peace. These gatherings will be vital to your learning to abide in Him with each other, but also for the establishment of regions of Light and of love. Love will conquer the greatest of darkness and will break open the hardest of hearts! Out of the hatred will be seen true selflessness and sacrifice. Out of the darkness will be seen true faith and mercy. Faith will rise as you trust in Him and see through His eyes! The Body of Christ is awakening in the greater shaking. You must quickly assemble and become one, as you have learned to become one with Him. It is time to begin.”
The angels all stood up. I quickly stood and watched as they began to disappear one by one. Then there was only one angel left. He said, “Be watchful and pray every day. Seek to love. Remain in faith. Lean into Him and trust. When you are tempted to break your stride, remember to abide! Remember, faith sees through His eyes what cannot naturally be seen through yours. This battle is not natural but is supernatural. You must walk in the Spirit to overcome through it and to advance. You are not here by chance but it was written. Seek His Wisdom in every step and it will be found. Each day has its portion. You will never lack as you seek that which is in your path. It will be found and you will be filled.”
The angel finished and then he, too, disappeared. The fire burned down to glowing coals. I then remembered that I must keep on walking, so I turned again to the highway to resume my journey. As my feet stepped onto the highway I felt a refreshing wind lightly blowing on my face. I smiled, for I knew that I had more help along the way. A new strength came into me and a surge of anticipation for what would come the next day…
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Richard Gazowsky pastors a church in San Francisco called The Voice of Pentecost, and is also president of Christian WYSIWYG Filmworks. He has directed the films, “Guardians” and “The Roman Trilogy.”