As I was preparing on August 9 for an event this coming weekend in the Boston, Massachusetts area, the Lord arrested me for a better part of the day as I drafted this prophecy for Massachusetts and the greater New England area. I saw God’s intentions in a sweeping vision for the historic part of this nation and its impact on the rest of the nation for its own revival and reformation.
“For I will do wonders amongst you,” says the Lord. “For the time has come that My presence will pass through as the Ark did in Joshua’s day. As they did then, it is critical that you do so now: ‘GO AFTER IT!’ (see Joshua 3:3). The time to move forward has arrived and the urgency to cross over is upon you,” says the Lord.
“Move! For I will give you hinds’ feet and you will overcome the obstacles and road-blocks that have hitherto hindered you, causing you to dwell in the wilderness. I will fill your sails with new life and inspiration, and the flag of leadership and breakthrough shall no longer be half-mast; it will rise again for the world to see and follow. Once again you shall be known as ‘Revolutionary,’ ‘Trailblazer,’ ‘Revivalist.’
“The galloping hoofbeats of visitation are fast approaching,” says the Lord. “The sound of thunder will surely follow this day of illumination. The dark skies of confusion will give way to revelation as the ‘eyes of their understanding are enlightened.’ I will make you, Massachusetts, a ‘CAUSEWAY,’ a bridge that will carry millions over the mire of history and darkness into the light of a new day.
‘See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.’ Hear the word of the Lord, Massachusetts: You are My Causeway, and you are in a state of crossing over and your day of visitation is fast approaching!” (See Ephesians 1:18; Isaiah 42:9.)
Salem is a Samaria, and the Time of Acts Chapter 8 is Now Upon You
“In a city steeped in historic notoriety that bears the marks still to this day, I say in these places where once the flames of ignorance and fear burned, I will now burn in the hearts of these – their descendants. In the very places marred by crime and injustice, I will raise a standard that will burn much brighter than history’s defaming ensigns. It will mark a cross-over, a historic junction like Joshua at the river Jordan at the times of harvest, and you will cross over. For I have heard the cry of history in your midst, the cry of justice, the cry of mercy! I have heard the ‘blood of your brother crying from the ground,’ and I will hasten this day of discovery and transformation.
“I will hasten the day of My visitation. Many will be seen and heard in the streets mourning. Mourning for their sins and past transgressions. As they did in the days of John the Baptist, so they will do in your streets, O Salem, Massachusetts. So shall they do in your day. A river of tears shall flood the streets as men and women turn to Jesus. They will be like the woman who washed My feet with her tears, and My response shall be the same: ‘FORGIVEN.’ You will sow in tears and reap in joy (see Psalm 126:5).
“For the outpouring of Acts chapter 8 and the heart of Philip the evangelist are now upon you. For I will call you a Samaria,” says the Lord, “and that which I did then I will do now in your streets, parks, fields and campuses. I will stir the waters and come down. The angels of My presence shall surely arrest the hearts of many, and the streets will resound with salvation, the sound of repentance and rejoicing.”
Philip went to the city of Samaria (Salem) and told the people about Christ. They crowded around Philip because they were eager to hear what he was saying and to see him work miracles. Many people with evil spirits were healed, and the spirits went out of them with a shout. A lot of crippled and lame people were also healed. Everyone in that city was very glad because of what was happening.
For some time a man named Simon had lived in the city of Samaria and had amazed the people. He practiced witchcraft and claimed to be somebody great. Everyone, rich and poor, crowded around him. They said, “This man is the power of God called ‘The Great Power.'”
For a long time, Simon had used witchcraft to amaze the people, and they kept crowding around him. But when they believed what Philip was saying about God’s Kingdom and about the name of Jesus Christ, they were all baptized. Even Simon believed and was baptized. He stayed close to Philip, because he marveled at all the miracles and wonders. Acts 8:5-13
Your Posterity Will No Longer Be “History” – I Will Set England Ablaze Again!
“Your historic premise is not forgotten. For in England I will burn with a new fire of reformation. For I say to you, I will do in the courts of Elizabeth a miracle. Elizabeth means ‘God’s promise,’ and My promise to you and your forefathers has not failed nor faltered. As Elizabeth in Biblical history, you will ‘give birth’ to a revival of reformation and revival in the earth. A day of John the Baptist is upon you as you prepare the way of the Lord. For the song of a Father is over you, O England, New England and Massachusetts, a song of the Father’s heart and revival. I will sing it over you as I did in the day of John the Baptist; I will sing it in the courts of your Kings and Queens,” says the Lord.
The Song of a Father: The Song of Zacharias
And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying, “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; for He hath visited and wrought redemption for His people, and hath raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David (as He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets which have been since the world began), salvation from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; to show mercy towards our fathers, and to remember His holy covenant; the oath which He swore unto Abraham our father, to grant unto us that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies should serve Him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before Him all our days.
“Yea and thou, child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High: For thou shall go before the face of the Lord to make ready His ways; to give knowledge of salvation unto His people in the remission of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the dayspring from on high shall visit us, to shine upon them that sit in darkness and the shadow of death; to guide our feet into the way of peace…” Luke 1:67-80 ERV
The Boston Tea Party and Beyond: Boston is a Missionary’s Port to the Nations
“Boston, ask of Me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession. I will set your ports ablaze with zeal for the Harvest. You will be My ‘love ablaze,’ My “city upon a hill that cannot be hid.” I will send the Spirit of Intercession upon you, and a wave of prayer will bolster your vision for the nations. I will give you an ‘upper-room,’ and you will pray as they did in every generation for revival: ‘…and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may preach Your word!’ (Acts 4:29).
“You will resist the temptation for conform, and your laws and legislation shall reflect this reformation. The ships of compromise shall not find rest in your ports; your hearts and your people will arise and shine,” says the Lord. “Your children will reflect a greater glory and hunger to see history made – not just remembered. They will set a standard in your streets of holiness and mercy that will be the trailblazer of the future. In the rural churches and cities I will breathe the breath of Life and the dry bones of forgotten fire will burn brightly again. The forgotten bones of revival will stir, and the words of your forefathers that once cried for the Heavens to be opened will resonate in your streets, your fields, your homes, your churches. Their prayers will kindle a new fire and passion in you as you ‘press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus’ (Philippians 3:14).
The Fault Line of Revival and a Chosen Fast
“The fault line of revival that I have placed in your borders will shake again, causing many to pray and fast. Isaiah 58 will crescendo in your land as you ‘loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke… to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter – when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood…’ (Isaiah 58:6-7). You will once again be a forerunner of change and transfiguration in the nation, which will be a guiding light to many. The fault line between Ireland and Scotland, Wales, Norway and Africa shall burn bright again as the lighthouses of revival pierce the murky waters of religion. Prophets shall be heard in your most prestigious college campuses as this generation of reformers arise with a clarion call for revival and prayer.
“From Dartmouth College to New London, Connecticut, to Plymouth, Massachusetts and beyond I will cause the hearts of many to burn with prayer and fasting as they seek the face of God. Many will hear the Word of the Lord and prophesy and their words will be like fire,” says the Lord. “As Ezekiel stood on the precipice of endless possibility in the valley of dry bones, I will cause you to stand at this same precipice. You will see with your own eyes the deliverance of your God as I fight for your future.
“The hedges and high places that have resisted the grace of God and love of God will be pulled down as a ‘Gideon’s moment’ passes by you. I will make your fleece wet with the confidence to move forward. You will boldly cross over the historic chasms that have mocked your progress as Goliath did David. Now you will shout and cross over! You will shout and cross over! You will shout with a voice of triumph, O land of liberty and salvation!”
First Nations, First Fruits and Final Harvest: Your Land Will Hear the Cry of Them Again
“The bones of those forgotten will now become a day of remembrance,” says the Lord. “Those who first greeted you on the shores of your own reformation and revolution shall again be your firstfruits and final harvest,” says the Lord. “The kindred spirit and the hearts that were knit together in love will never be torn again by envy, strife and greed. I will tie this three-fold cord once again and the gates of Hell will not prevail against it. “I will string My bow,” says the Lord, “with a quiver full of My promises as New England stands at the crossroads, a ‘river-junction,’ and YOU, Massachusetts, will be a CAUSEWAY for the nation to cross over.
“As Squanto was to the Pilgrims in Plymouth, Massachusetts, I will lift the voice of your indigenous from obscurity, and as Joseph was to his people in Egypt so shall they be to yours. This is your Pentecost, New England; it is your day of firstfruits and harvest. My threshing floor will be established in your borders, and as Ruth the Moabite found her way – you shall find yours. I will give you the fields of harvest; I will most assuredly ‘make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession…'”
Consuming Fire Ministries
Historic Footnote: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squanto)