On the 4th of July the Lord woke me up before the break of dawn and spoke to me about the lion and the lamb. The things that the Lord revealed to me then I could not quite comprehend until three days later. I was sitting at dinner with Prophet Timothy Snodgrass, and he spoke in prophetic revelation (in response to my word about the lion and the lamb): “It’s about communication.”
Renaissance is when an entire society becomes born again. God was telling me that this kind of dramatic change only happens when someone who’s been fighting like a lion suddenly becomes like a lamb. The Lord showed me that when this happens, we shine the light of love so bright that everyone in America will be able to become like lambs. As things are now, this may appear to be something far off ~ but that’s the reason prophetic words from mighty prophets like Timothy Snodgrass are given in the first place.
When Timothy spoke, my mind went through a litany of incredible parallel revelations that happened throughout history, which were affected by simple changes in communication. The greatest example of this was when Jesus Christ went to the Sea of Galilee and spoke with a group of fisherman and communicated these words: “Follow me.” What a renaissance of revelation! These men switched their entire careers because of just two words. And eventually their actions changed the entire world.
Think about it! It all began with communication. Jesus said his sheep knew his voice, and followed him. This communication was simple and childlike. Right here, I feel I need to stop and let you know something that I have been privileged to see in my life. God has allowed me to meet people who were on their way to the top, and one expression I would consistently hear them say is, “I have learned to pray, listen, and obey.” In most cases where I have seen those on their way up the ladder of success, listening to God’s voice was critical to their advancement.
How does an intelligent person, with years of experience, suddenly turn into a child that simply believes everything that God tells him or her? How does a lion become a lamb? This is what Jesus wants us to do.
For years I have been trained and taught that we are to be aggressive in our pursuit of changing the world. Now a dramatic transformation is occurring, and it’s happening deep within us. Instead of continuing to be lions, we are becoming lambs. The loud and thundering communication of a lion is designed to intimidate those around him or her. A lamb communicates in a totally passive way, radically different from the aggressiveness of a lion.
A complete explanation of why God wants this is found in the 3rd and 4th chapters of Hebrews. God wants us to rest so He can fight our battles! He lays out everything we need to do His perfect will, including the provision to go with it! You and I are going on a wonderful vacation in paradise, so we need to be ready to grab a cup of tea and rest, rest, rest!
I know what I have said sounds too awesome. You mean we are to go on a vacation, while God does all the work? Yes, that’s what it means. Right now I am with my family and we are praying across America and all over the world, doing no work whatsoever. Right now, we are just praying and resting as His sheep in His pasture.
Here’s the hardest part of understanding this revelation. To most of you who are like me and are active, motivated self-starters, the dynamic of “resting” seems completely opposite of all our internal nature. That is why the prophet of God, Vello Vaim, encouraged us with this verse of Scripture from Hebrews 4:11, “Let us therefore be zealous and exert ourselves and strive diligently to enter that rest of God.”
The lion must labor to calm down all of the internal emotions that are struggling from within to get out and try to do some action in the flesh. This is the most intense struggle I have ever gone through in my life, because most people neither see nor understand the struggle. Faith tells me the struggle is worth it. Jesus said, “Your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you openly.”
Sent in love, Pastor Richard Gazowsky