By: Richard Gazowsky
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2011 has been the most intense year of my life, and I know many of you have also experienced great singular instructions from God as He fine-tunes your personal lives. I woke up this morning at 2:45 a.m. and felt what has now become a familiar burning in my chest; not heartburn or a physical ailment, but a spiritual feeling that my chest was on fire with hunger for God. For about two hours I was praising God, as the incredible relentless action of the Lord was knocking the fleshly ways out of my personal life’s culture.
Sometime during these same morning hours the Lord spoke to me to look at my email. I was pleasantly surprised to see a prophetic download from Susan O’Mara. When I read her prophecy I saw a vision of myself in my current condition, brought with such clarity, what I’d been experiencing in God. After I read her words I also saw a personal application of what I haven’t yet finished doing. I knew immediately that I must share her vision with all of you.
The Stone Of Reproach Is Being Rolled Away This Day
Today, I heard in the Spirit a great grinding sound. It was loud and grating and sounded like scraping or mashing. I couldn’t figure out what I was hearing at first. It was very loud and I knew that something very large was moving in the earth. As I was intently listening I saw what it was. I saw a very massive round stone in front of me. It was very big and whatever was behind it was even larger. It was rolled in front of a very tall mountain, at its base. The mountain was almost black, though as it had been burnt in a fire. The mountain looked desolate and empty of any vegetation or people. All that was there was the blackened mountain and the great stone by the base of it.
What I had heard was the stone, that was at the base of the mountain, as it was beginning to move. The stone must have been there for a long time because the stone seemed to groan under the weight of it’s own mass as it struggled to move. I did not see a hand moving it, but I knew that there was one there. The stone groaned and creaked and grated under the weight that had held it in place for so long. Suddenly, it began to break away from it’s crusted stance. It then began to move faster until it had fully moved in front of the mountain’s base. What I saw surprised me, because behind the stone was a huge cave.
The cave was massive and looked as if it could easily contain a multitude of people within it. The stone seemed to stand like a round statue, beckoning me to come closer to the blackened mountain. As I got closer and looked inside the cave, I saw a glorious scene. I saw a multitude of people, each one lit up with a different-colored flame within them. As they all stood there they shone like a multitude of colored flames, all burning as one great fire within a mountain-sized fireplace. The people were smiling and very happy. They were radiant and very regal in appearance. They were rejoicing because the stone had been rolled away.
The people were looking out at a new day. The stone had released them all and now they were all free to leave the mountain together. I could feel the joy and love that radiated from each of them. But there was even a greater love that I felt coming from them. They had learned to love while they were in the blackened mountain. They had all been changed within that place and now they each stood in a brand-new grace. Then the vision ended. I heard the words, “The stone of reproach is being rolled away this day.” I decided to look up some Scriptures regarding stones:
Matthew 27:59: “And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud 60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut in the rock. And he rolled a great stone to the entrance of the tomb and went away. 61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb.”
Matthew 28:1: “Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2 And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.”
Mark 16:3: “And they were saying to one another, ‘Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?’ 4 And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back—it was very large. 5 And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed.”
Joshua 5:9: “And the LORD said to Joshua, ‘Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.’ And so the name of that place is called Gilgal to this day.”
Isaiah 54:4: “Fear not, for you will not be ashamed; be not confounded, for you will not be disgraced; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more.”
Genesis 29:8: “But they said, ‘We cannot until all the flocks are gathered together and the stone is rolled from the mouth of the well; then we water the sheep.’ 10 Now as soon as Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother’s brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother’s brother, Jacob came near and rolled the stone from the well’s mouth and watered the flock of Laban his mother’s brother.”
The Lord then spoke to me, and said, “I have finished the refining of My People who responded to me in the hour of trial that I brought each of them into. I have caused them to pass through the death process and have thoroughly purged the sin and the stain that was within them. I have now brought them out corporately, because with them I will now do a new thing in the earth. I will reveal My Overcomers, and they shall shake the world with the knowledge of My Glory that they learned while I was dealing with them when I shut them in.
“I have rolled away the stone and now they shall come forth burning from within, burning with Me. I told you that the Transition is complete. I now show you this to further illuminate the message, so that My People will know that I have surely done it. I want them to each rise up and know that I have finished My work and that they are no longer bound, no longer alone, no longer shut out from each other. On the contrary, I brought them all through this phase together, even though most felt the isolation of the death process. My people are never alone, for I am always with them.
“I am now making it clear that they are to move forward and to begin to walk in a new way. The old sins, and their fleshly weaknesses and failures, have passed away. I am their life, for I have fashioned Myself into a greater reality within them as they were being transformed. They shall now overcome in the earth, for that is their inheritance. It is time for My People to inherit My Promises and all that is called to be theirs by right. You are seeing the emerging of My Remnant and they shall transform the face of the church that is still in bondage in the earth. It is time for My Church, My Flocks, My Sheep, to be watered again. It is time for strong food, and drink that is pure, to be served to My People again.
“My Mountain is a sign of the Death that I subjected all of Mine to, and now it shall be a Symbol of Life that overcame death for them. It is a memorial of victory to them. My Fiery Light shall burn into the night, and I shall open the eyes of multitudes to My Light, and they shall be drawn to My People, and to Me. I shall reveal Myself to all who look for Me. I have opened the Door to their Destiny. Now it is time to walk out their course. It is a Day of New Life and of new Vision. I will awaken a new vision within My People as they step forwards with faith in Me. This is a Day of Victory. It is a time to rejoice in the freedom that has been given to them today. I shall now move through them in a brand new way!”
After the third time reading her prophecy, I realized that I was one of the people coming out of the cave. I also knew that I wasn’t ready to come out. The whole reason that I woke up this morning at 2:46 a.m. (and had been waking up for weeks like this) was because I’d felt a deep burning in my chest, like fire. I couldn’t sleep but could only pray. I knew that the fire had not completed its work in me.
I recently met with some people. During the meeting they shared with me some negative things that our government was doing and I joined in the criticism. Bro. Timothy Snodgrass had prophesied to me that for the last days of this year I must “fast” criticism and not speak against anyone in any way. Even if someone like King Saul was to throw a javelin at my head, I must sing his praises and bless him in the name of the Lord.
I sat there alone in the dark with tears running down my face, because I realized I was completely incapable of doing this. I thought that I should call the people up and repent to them for criticizing others, but as soon as the thought came into my mind the Lord rebuked me and said, “Richard, that is your problem. You are constantly trying to fix yourself. Stop now and give up. Realize that only I can fix you.”
After the Lord spoke this to me I remembered Romans 4:1-3: “What we read here is not an Abraham story but a God story. It was not what Abraham did for God but when Abraham entered into what God was doing for him that was the turning point. Instead of Abraham putting things right God put things right in Abraham’s life.”
This Scripture pinpoints where my victory lies. When I am completely letting God fix me, then I am ready to walk out of the cave and face the brave new world. Wow! O God, may we all get there before January 1, 2012.
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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.”