The High Place

There are some dreams where I feel a deeper spiritual significance or particular message. Some minister to me personally, while others I sense are meant for a broader range of people. Many dreams are forgotten, but I’ve noticed those I felt God wanted me to retain, I’ve not forgotten and are as clear as the night I dreamed them. This dream, I believe, was not only a personal exhortation, but also for those within my personal area of influence. 

Sept. 27, 2007 -- “I found myself walking on a soft dirt road similar to those known to many living in rural Oklahoma. Though I walked in a nonchalant stride, I recognized the intense importance of the journey. The road began where I stood, stretching as far as I could see to the east, yet did not lead back toward the west, which consisted only of a large field and horizon. As I walked eastward, my attention diverted suddenly to a disturbance behind me. I turned around to find the most violent of storms on the western horizon, rapidly approaching. Leading the storm was a large black tornado, surrounded by four smaller and paler tornadoes, each equally violent. 

I immediately felt an urgency to alert my family and friends and started to turn back toward the east to search for them when I heard a voice say, “Get to the high place.” As I proceeded to walk eastward, I came to a crest in the road and stopped. The voice said, “This isn’t it. Keep going.” I came to another crest, only to hear the same warning. 

Finally, I reached what I sensed in my spirit to be the “the high place”, so I stopped. With a feeling of security, I now stood and scanned across the eastern and southern horizon noticing how far and clear I could see from that vantage point. The clarity was astounding. I turned back to the west to discover that the storms had not subsided, but were even closer. Then the sound of a crowd drew my attention to the north, where I found a field filled with people—family, friends, many I’d gone to church with over the years. They spotted me and waved me over to join them. 

I declined their offer and said, “I must stay here on the high place.” I then tried to alert them to the approaching storms, but the busyness and noise of the crowd obscured my warning. I tried again, to no avail. Their distraction grieved me deeply and I sensed the immediate necessity to lift my eyes and hands toward heaven, and worship God where I stood. 

Moments later, tiny “drops” of lights began to rain down from the heavens, not falling, but floating ever so gently toward the earth. I felt a tremendous peace and security as they rained down around me, no longer fearing the approaching storm. I knelt to pick one up that landed in front of me…and awoke from my dream.” 
(End of dream)

The dream spoke to me personally, recognizing it as a Divine impartation and sense of urgency toward those within my local area and my sphere of influence in the work God had apportioned to me at that time. It would be necessary for me to remain on the "high place" in order to "see" God's vision and direction for me. Though I sensed the storms to be on a global scale, I also knew storms would come on a personal level as well, but I was not to fear. Only remain on the "high place", lifting my hands to God, worshiping and praising the God of my salvation, thanking Him for His blessings and reviving power of His Spirit.

I believe we live in a time when it is imperative for every individual to “get to the high place” in their relationship with God. Perhaps the place you are now is merely a “traditional crest” of religiosity or a litany of "works", and not truly the high place of a personal relationship with the King of kings and Lord of lords. God is shaking The Church out of its slumber and calling us to a higher place of communion and worship with Him, where we will see more clearly, listen more deeply, worship more freely, and receive more responsively, to be used more powerfully in the days ahead.

Regardless of what others around you are saying, lift your hands to the heavens, worship the one true God and receive the sweet blessing of revival in your heart to strengthen your faith for the coming days.


      "Though the fig tree should not blossom
         And there be no fruit on the vines,
         Though the yield of the olive should fail
         And the fields produce no food,
         Though the flock should be cut off from the fold
         And there be no cattle in the stalls,
    Yet I will exult in the LORD,
         I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.
    The Lord GOD is my strength,
         And He has made my feet like hinds' feet,
         And makes me walk on my high places."
Hab. 3:17-19