Dear beloved: I related to you in the last post about the dream of the orchard that was given to me for a church in southwest Kansas. Last week I made a trip down there and preached at the church to give them a vision for what the Lord had shown me in the dream, so they could relate to it better and receive understanding they would not have if I did not tell it to them in person. Then after the church service we went out into the center of the orchard and poured grape juice out on the land, praying the blood of Jesus all over the orchard, the perimeter of it, and to sanctify the land for the kingdom of God. So they are now in the planning stages of odering tress and planting the remaining two acres of the orchard with stone fruit; peaches, cherries, and plums, to complement the 100 apple trees they already have in place.
Several years ago when I was in Costa Rica ministering to the Cabecar indigenous people, the Lord downloaded prophetic dreams into me every night for a week. The dreams had to do with the coming breakdown of life as "business as usual" as we know it in America. The coming breakdown included famine, pestilence, terrorist attack, and collapse of the purchasing power of the dollar. All these different events will come in waves in combinations or separately, as the judgments of God upon this land for the wickedness in the land; the shedding of innocent blood through abortion, the push for homosexual marriage(now even sanctioned by some churches and denominations as well as many governmental bodies), and our turning our backs on Israel and calling for the division of their land. And so God is positioning His people and His churches, those who are truly His, to be prepared for the coming collapse and the need for His church to be able to minister to hungry and needy people, giving them food and shelter and compassion in the name of Jesus, hence the reason for the prophetic dream for the church in southwest Kansas.
Genesis 47:11 So Joseph settled his father and his brothers, and gave them a posession in the land of Egypt, in the best of the land, in the land of Rameses, as Pharoah had ordered. v12 and Joseph provided his father and his brothers and all his father's household with food, according to their little ones. And so we see that God in His infinite wisdom sent Joseph on ahead, enduring much hardship, even sold into slavery and spending years in a lonely prison cell, so that the way would be prepared for his brothers and all their little ones to not only survive, but to thrive in the land of Egypt in the time of great famine. Genesis 50:19 But Joseph said to his brothers, "do not be afraid, for am I in God's place? v20 "And as for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive." God knows the beginning from the end, and so He gives prophetic dreams to His people so they can be prepared and act accordingly. The ultimate result will be that many will be blessed by the orchard at the church in southwest Kansas, the only orchard of its size in that whole area, and many will come to know the Lord and be preserved because they have been blessed with a basket of fruit in the name of Jesus. God is good! God bless you, in Christ, Jim