This final prophetic word for 2022 is based on a dream. This is a dream from a dear sister from over a year ago. However, the Lord has brought this dream back to my mind several times over the past 3 weeks so I know this contains the message He wants to speak now.
You should know that if this ever happens to you, where God is reminding you of old dreams or old prophetic words it is because He’s getting ready to do that very thing now.
I was in my office with my work mate. My office is on the top office in the corner of the building and through the window I have a view of what is happening in the street for quite a distance. It’s like a tower. When I looked outside the window, I saw six tornadoes in horizonal line approaching the open area in the company premises and they were very black, and sky was partly dark too. My workmate who is the company auditor started to panic because there was a small crack in the window which she had complained to management to fix but nothing had been done about it. I wasn’t afraid but just wondered why there was tornadoes and why they were six all moving at same pace in a line coming towards us and also why would we have tornadoes when Zambia does not experience such. I prayed, though I don’t know what I prayed. Then I looked out the window again and saw the tornadoes retreating backwards in a horizontal line getting lighter in the distance but at some point, they turned and made a corner to go somewhere else. Then I said to my workmate “It’s going to rain”.
We then went to the offices downstairs which turned into a bus. My workmate was still worried and complained to my other workmates about why management had not authorized the repair of the window. Then it was quiet as we all sat in the seats. There was a man who sat next to me who received a phone call, and he was shouting as he spoke on the phone so the rest of the people in the bus got upset and told him to stop shouting as he spoke on the phone. At the same time, he kept nudging me as he spoke on the phone this made me uncomfortable so I decided I would shift to another chair. In the process when I looked out of the window of the bus, I saw an open van with people in the back and the van had lots of big mangoes, pumpkins and other foods which we only grow and harvest during the rainy season. I went outside to ask for some mangoes and found my other workmate who is the cashier. She told me that they were only giving slices of mangoes not the whole mango. I then enquired where the people with the mangoes had come from and was told they had come from the northern part of our country. In response I said, “it’s fine, the harvest always starts from the north, we will soon harvest ours as all the mangoes trees are ready to bear fruit including the ones at my farm”. My workmate then complained about why there was no mangoes in our trees at the office. Our mangoes trees at the office were green with fresh new leaves and flowers but she couldn’t see the flowers. Then I told her to look again and see that all trees will bear fruit soon. She looked and when she could see she started pointing to all the trees that were covered with flowers and ready to bear fruit. After that she pointed out to some tomatoes plants that were healthy but had weeds around them and asked why the weeds were not removed. I answered saying “I cannot do everything myself”. It was the job of my other workmate who should have done it but she chose not to do it because our boss was not around. Then i heard scripture Ephesians 5-14 and woke up and when I looked at the time on my phone it was 5.14 am CAT.
This is a very good dream and it comes with a few warnings and strategies for the season ahead.
The Building is the body of Christ. The church in general. The position of the dreamer being at the top, corner, with a view of what is coming shows that she is an intercessor with a prophetic gifting or someone who has the gift of prophecy. God will always put you in the proper position to use your gifting.
Tornadoes by nature are destructive. In dreams they can either be good or evil. We know the word says that God plucks up and He also plants (Jeremiah 31:27-28), so when they are used to remove things, they are an instrument used by the Lord. However, in this case they are not good but evil based on the number. 6 is the number of man. This means that this is the flesh of man in operation that came to destroy (Matthew 7:15).
“No weapon forged against you will prevail,
and you will refute every tongue that accuses you.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
and this is their vindication from me,”
declares the Lord.
We need to be watchful this season for those who are sent by the enemy to destroy what God is doing in our spiritual lives, our families, our marriages, the ministry and the church.
She handled it well by praying. This is how we should always handle situations instead of confrontations. The fact that the tornadoes shifted and went elsewhere also shows that they were not sent by the Lord. The prayers moved them along.
2023 is not going to be an easy year. How you make it through will depend on how you view things. Your perspective. Her coworker, the auditor, has the type of personality that always finds “the fly in the ointment“. Sometimes this is a good quality to have; however, if they offer no solution or help to the situation or consistently point out what is wrong or bad, then no one will want to be around them. Negativity is a no go.
The dreamer is looking with her spirit. She knows she can shift things by praying. She’s not denying the tornadoes are there but she’s aware of her spiritual authority and the fact that she can shift everything by praying. Note that the tornadoes are unusual for the region. God is saying you are about to see some very unusual things happen. Sometimes it can be hard to discern if something is a supernatural move of God or the enemy, the only way to tell the difference is by praying. Because it was the enemy, it backed up. If it was God, no matter how much you pray it would still keep coming.
The coworker is aware that there is a crack in the window that she has complained but nothing was done about it. This says that there are many things we can see that is wrong with the church and we are expecting our leaders to fix it. The truth is that not everything is going to be fixed. Sometimes it will require you to fix it yourself or pray about it. Pastors are also human and just as you are feeling the pressure of what is happening around us, they are too. Some of them are barely making it. They need your prayers and your assistance. Remember YOU are the church too; you cannot expect them to be everything to everyone. Extend grace. Pray for them. Offer assistance if you see that it is something you can do.
The crack in the window could also be the coworkers distorted view of things. Her vision is impaired. If you spend too much time focusing on what the enemy is doing you may miss what the Lord is doing.
In 2023, when you see the “tornadoes” remember they are there for a reason. The tornadoes only showed up because there is something valuable, they want to destroy. Respond like the dreamer and pray them away…even if they appear to be right outside your door. Eventually they will turn, make a corner, and head somewhere else.
Then the coworker says “it’s going to rain”! Rain is a sign of blessing. It’s blessing time! Yes, that is why the tornadoes were there. That’s why the warfare is so intense.
Now they move downstairs to the bus. Again, it is the church on the move. Again, we see the complaining against the leadership of the church even while there is movement and change happening.
As they are traveling in the bus someone gets a word from the Lord (cellphone). This could be one of two things. Either his word was a personal one and he’s just sharing it with everyone else and nobody cares. Or perhaps his word was to be shared with everyone and nobody cares. He’s a talker. They think he is a nuisance. Be mindful what you are sharing with others in this season especially when they are not a part of God’s plan for your life.
This person could also be that one in your life that just talks too much. You can’t tell them anything or they broadcast it to the entire world. It’s like hanging out with the evening news and sometimes these types of people can be a huge distraction to your destiny.
The dreamer sees a van – out in the open with the harvest. Again, the prophetic to see what is coming. Fruit and vegetables. It’s harvest time! She asks for some of the mangoes but was told she can only get a slice, a taste. Why? Because that blessing belongs to someone else.
Those are not your mangoes.
Her attitude is that she knows that her own trees will bear fruit soon as well. You see, when we see God start blessing others around us we should never adopt that spirit of jealousy or envy. We must always remember that it is just a sign that our own blessing is right around the corner! Hallelujah!
It starts from the North and then heads south. This can mean so many things. Everything flows from the head downwards. The anointing of God flows from the head down when there is unity Psalm 133. You must always strive to have unity and peace in your ministry, church, marriage, family, relationships. If you have unity there is an anointing of blessing that God pronounces over those relationships. This is why the enemy strives to bring disunity and division because he knows that if there is disunity, he’s stopping the blessings from flowing <<< you need to take this seriously. Stay away from people that are divisive.
Starting from the North can mean the leadership. If you are under the right leadership, you will prosper and do well.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people he chose for his inheritance.
From heaven the Lord looks down
and sees all mankind;
It starts from the North could mean just look UP. To God, where your help comes from.
I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
Again, we see the coworker complaining about why their mango trees had no mangoes at the office (meaning a church with no fruit). She failed to see that the tree had young green leaves and blossoms…there were signs that things were about to change. All this church needed was to be extended a little grace, and patience and it was going to turn into a fruitful place.
Generally, whenever a church/ministry is young, new it can be messy as ever! It’s not perfect because it’s new and they are still getting their feet under them. We can sometimes judge something too quickly and don’t give it enough time. When you see that the enemy is coming after them, pray for them. Don’t gossip about it or complain, pray. And, sometimes you just have to remove the divisive ones in order to see the fruit come in on the trees. Otherwise, every time the blossoms show up, here comes another tornado to blow them all away. There are times too when we meet others in church that we love dearly so we tend to hang out with them all the time and before you know it, you have a clique. Cliques = not welcoming. New blossoms will not thrive in that environment because they will always feel like they don’t fit in. We have to stop the cliques in the church. You can always hang out with your friends after church. People in the clique tend not to realize how damaging this is to new people coming into a church because it’s not being done intentionally. It’s the leader that has to dismantle the clique or someone in the clique who is sensitive towards others may pick on it and stop it.
She tells her coworker to look again, this reminds me of Elijah sending his servant to look for rain 7 times until the servant sees it (1 Kings 18:43-46). Once she sees it, she then notices that there are tomato plants that are healthy and surrounded by weeds.
The Parable of the Weeds
24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared.
27 “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’
28 “‘An enemy did this,’ he replied.
“The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’
29 “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’”
Why weren’t the weeds pulled out? Because it wasn’t time. However, it’s harvest time now.
She wakes up with the scripture Ephesians 5:14.
for the light makes everything visible. This is why it is said,
“Awake, O sleeper,
rise up from the dead,
and Christ will give you light.”
Yes! It is time for the harvest of souls, so the church needs to wake up. This is not the time to be a weed. If you don’t know Christ as your Lord and Savior, now is a good time to get saved. And also time for the church to taste and see that the Lord is good because the blessings of the Lord is at hand. He is going to shine His light so that our vision is clear. Your long-awaited promises are here. What you have tasted so far is just a slice of the mango, your very own blessing is coming. Share Christ with someone. Recognize where we are now.
- You will face some opposition, storms in the coming year but you can pray those away. There is no need for you to fear.
- Always check your vision against what God is saying. Do not allow the voice of the enemy to be louder than what God is saying to you.
- Do not complain.
- It is harvest time! Your long-awaited promises are here. When you see others getting blessed, rejoice! Yours is just around the corner.
- Watch your alignments. Create some distance between yourself and those who are not in God’s plan for your life as they may prove to be a distraction.
- You have the authority in Christ to move mountains, use it!
- Awake, O sleeper. Christ, the Light, has come He will guide the way. You will see the harvest in the dark, you won’t miss it. The harvest of souls, which are those you need to share Christ with and your own personal harvest of blessings.
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What does mango mean to you? What does tomato mean to you?