We are truly living in the most exciting and dreadful time in history! As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. We are seeing things unfold in the same manner as they were in the days of Noah. Things are coming to a climax in the spirit, and though some have glimpsed, no one fully knows what it will look like as the spiritual dynamics manifest on the earth.
Over the last few weeks, I have been seeing a picture of an hourglass filled with the sands of time. I have been meditating and waiting on the Lord about what it could mean. I understood that it is to do with the timings of God, so I was very excited when Bonni Jones shared a vision she had received of an hourglass filled the sands of time.
Bonni sets the scene by first sharing the “Sands of Time” vision that her husband, Bob Jones, had back in the late 70’s. (Please note that I have edited the article little so that it flows better. The full article is linked at the end of the post.)
In January of 1979, Bob was taken in a vision to a place by the sea called the "Sands of Time." Bob said he saw great men there such as Elijah, Elisha, John and the martyrs. Each one including the Apostle Paul placed their hands down into the sands of time to bring up what looked like old shoe boxes. As each one did, Bob could hear them say, "Is it my time? Are the promises for now?" But with each of these leaders there was nothing in their shoebox because the promises weren't for their generation.
Then the Lord told Bob to reach down into the sands of time to pull up his box, but Bob said, "Lord, they are all empty!" But the Lord told him to do as he was told. So Bob reached into the sands of time and pulled out his shoebox. As he opened the box, he was shocked to see what was inside. The box was filled with white envelopes placed neatly inside. As he opened them he saw that they were draft notices that said, "Greetings, you have been inducted into the Army of God." However, none of these draft notices had postage stamps.
But on October 13, 1981, the Lord said to Bob, "Everyone that was born or conceived from that day forward were literally the end-time army of God. The first ones would be leaders and the second ones would be the greatest army that nothing could ever stop. And when they reach the age of maturity I am going to begin to release them in power. I will arm them out of My armory in Heaven and there is no gift that I will deny them. They will literally pull down the warehouse of God and they will have no fear of the enemy. They will glorify Me beyond anything that has ever been. They will represent Me in My holiness and compassion. They are Mine. They are the army of youth and they will be holy terrors.”
October 13, 2011 marked thirty years from the date postage cost twenty cents. Thirty represents the age of maturity for the priesthood. That was Jesus’ age when He began His public ministry that lasted three and a half years. There has now been a three and a half year time frame since the thirtieth anniversary.
God is never in a hurry. His timing is always perfect; never early, never late but always on time. I believe the army of God that received their draft notice in 1981 came into their place of maturity in 2011. However these past three and a half years has been a time of God sifting them to determine who would remain faithful till the end. I believe that during the past three and a half years this emerging army learned the importance of true humility. God resists the prideful but gives grace to the humble. His grace will rest upon this army and there is nothing He will withhold from them.
Recently in a vision I saw the Lord standing on the seashore holding a large hourglass filled with the sands of time. As I watched, He gently turned it upside down and placed it upon the beach. Immediately in my spirit I felt the Lord saying, 'It’s time to begin!'
Now that the Lord has overturned the sands of time hourglass, He is releasing these inductees into His end-time army. And they will be the most powerful force on earth, an army of “greater works” who are fully equipped in resurrection power and glory. This army carries a breaker anointing to break the chains of offense, oppression, lawlessness and religion.
God has commissioned a generation to rise up and carry His presence like has never been seen before. There is a mandate released to those who are brave and courageous. God has been pressing and testing the hearts of those who have surrendered and yielded to Him.
The last three and a half years have been a time of intense pressure for those who are candidates to carry God's authority. God will only trust it to those who have proven to be faithful under pressure. For me, the last three and a half years have been excruciating to my soul. It has been difficult beyond words. I know many other people who have been through situations of great challenge. Each person has been had their heart and soul broken to the utmost. But now we can see that there is purpose in the pain. God truly has been sifting the hearts of the sons and daughters to find those who will overcome and endure to the end.
He has been testing the hearts of His children to find those who will remain strong and obedient, even when they do not understand His ways. God is more concerned with the heart of obedience than with the external sacrifices.
What is more pleasing to the LORD: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams.
1 Samuel 15 22 NLT