Over a year ago our family went on a vacation to the Disneyland Park, which is called “The happiest place on earth.” When we got to Disneyland we met Timothy and his family, and I knew that it would be more than just a vacation, but it would also be a prophetic act about the future. As we walked through the park enjoying the adventures and experiences, Timothy began to prophesy about a conference that we would be having in Disneyland. At the time it seemed literally impossible and financially absurd to talk about such an adventure. But now, about exactly a year later, it was not only a reality but will become a legend in Christian history.
As a man of God who has watched the modern history of Christianity unfold before his eyes, I can now say that I am seeing accurate prophetic acts of God happen right before my eyes ~ fulfilling Isaiah’s prophecy: “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, saith the Lord.” When God does something, it is so full of creative genius that it’s comprehensive weight of wisdom will take 13 days to observe and recognize ~ and years to realize. At least this is the message that God spoke to me at 4 a.m. in the morning on October 27th, the day of the conference.
The Lord shared with me, in my early morning prayer walk through Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, that I would need to wait for that specific amount of time to even begin to comprehend what He has done.
God changes us from the inside out. So many times it is impossible to even observe what He has done until it actually happens. And even then you might be feeling uncomfortable with the changes until they are complete.
A week before the conference Timothy Snodgrass prophesied to me, “Be ready to fall on your face and make a mistake. But all you have to do is laugh!” Nothing could have been more accurate than this word. I had ordered a luxury bus to take the precious saints of our church on a free bus ride to Disneyland for the conference departing at 2:00 a.m. in the morning. But to everyone’s amazement the luxury bus turned out to be a limousine party bus that didn’t even have proper passenger seats, but benches along the walls with two poles in the center of the bus.
To be honest I didn’t even know that such a bus existed. When the bus arrived in Disneyland (which is an eight-hour drive from San Francisco) the poor saints of God were exhausted from spending the night trying to sit on benches with no seat belts while traveling through the windy steep Grapevine. When I heard about what had happened I was devastated by my own mistake. What kind of pastor was I to send my people on such a horrid journey?
But then I remembered Timothy’s prophesy and how accurate it was. So instead of weeping, my mourning was turned into joy and laughter. By the time I finished apologizing to the entire assembly at the conference we were all laughing hysterically ~ and that is how the conference opened! It was just like the Lord said, “His ways are not like our ways.”
The Lord had told me in the morning that it would not be until Timothy spoke that the anointing would be released and imparted upon the people. But because of illness Timothy did not speak until the evening. Yet when he did it was extremely profound and accurate ~ even though the audience was laughing during his entire prophecy!
To hear Timothy’s prophetic message click here:
It appears that God is launching a fresh new Renaissance upon the earth that is filled with laughter ~ or as Timothy calls it, “The spirit of goof.” You don’t have to even be plugged into the church world to know that Christianity is so filled with seriousness that it is hard to find a church where the people are free to laugh. It appears to me that God is now bringing a baptism of joy and laughter upon His house.
I am happy to say that at the end of the conference our gracious P.R. staff, hosted by Alexis, provided a brand new luxury bus with reclining seats for the saints of God to ride home to San Francisco. The next morning I went to take care of some of the hotel bills at the lobby of the Grand Californian Hotel. When the Disney employee received my church debit card to pay the bill, she looked at the card and said, “Is your company actually named A Place To Meet Jesus?”
I was busy filling out the forms but when I looked up I saw there were tears streaming down her innocent face. Her question impacted me with her spiritual hunger and I realized she was looking for a greater answer than merely what she was asking.
“Well, to be honest with you,” I said, “it’s not the name of a company but the name of the church I pastor.”
“What!” the young woman exclaimed as she burst into tears, “you mean there is actually a church called A Place To Meet Jesus? I want to go there. How can I attend?” Her hunger was so genuine that I stumbled to find a response.
“Actually our church is not in Anaheim but is in San Francisco,” I said.
“Oh!” she responded happily, “I have friends that live in San Francisco. What street is your church on?”
“You mean by the 7-11? You’re the big theater?” By now the tears were openly flowing down her face. “You will definitely see me and my friends at your church.”
As I walked away from the counter I was very moved by the outflow of hunger from this young lady. It was then that the Lord reminded me of the ancient prophecy, “And many nations shall come, and say, ‘Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths’: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.”
I felt a lump in my throat so I went to a quiet place by the fireplace of the Disney Grand Californian Hotel and silently wept tears of joy. I realized that something invisible was happening as a result of the impartation that had been given to me by Ralph Wilkerson after Timothy delivered his prophecy. Oh how masterful are the ways of God!