Vision: The Prisoners Return
1st April 2015
Men and women and children who had spent a long time on the mountain praying fervently, crying out to the Lord received a sudden vision-flash.
They were shown train cars without engines and roofs speeding past rarely-used railway stations.
The roofless engineless trains varied. Some comprised of one train car only, whilst others had two or three.
All those travelling in it were people for whom the intercessors had been praying for. These rail passengers had until recently been held prisoners, but were now miraculously freed and they looked delighted to be heading home. In this vision-flash it was very clear that besides others interceding for them, these freed ones themselves had been praying for their own release and deliverance and were grateful to God for His Mercy and Grace. They had shed tears of joy and utter relief.
The men and women and children who had seen this vision-flash, were so delighted that they wrote it all down and ran down the mountain joyfully and stuck several pages on the railway platform walls, or within the station premises.
These pages contained the vision-flash the intercessors had received alongwith a long list of names of people. The intercessors wanted to alert families and loved ones that their imprisoned near and dear ones had been seen in this vision-flash and the good news was that they had been freed and were travelling in roofless train cars and would soon arrive at those particular stations.
Those who read all that the intercessors had written, immediately believed the good news. They readied themselves to meet and greet their lost ones and bring them home.
Nonetheless, there were others who thought otherwise.
“We will only believe, when the list of names appears in the newspapers”, said one of the doubters. “It’s not that easy to get free from such prisons. We’ve known of people who languished in their prisons all their lives. Shameful things have imprisoned them and you mean to tell me that such miracles are possible, that they can be freed just like that? Nah….We’ll only believe it when we read it in the newspapers”.
“Oh, these kinds of lists never appear in newspapers,” replied a believer. “These dedicated men and women and children, spent so much time on the mountain praying for the release of those imprisoned. The Lord has answered their own prayers and those of the prisoners. The loved ones and families of those prisoners too have been praying and longed to see them freed. This good news helps them not only to prepare a warm welcome for the freed but also to get ready to live or work with or alongside them. In a manner of speaking, it’s new beginnings for both sides.”
World over, intercessors were sharing this good news.
A curious youngster, confronted one of the intercessors at the foot of the mountain, ” Why are you making such a big deal about these returning prisoners? I don’t disbelieve that it’s going to be just as the Lord Showed you. But these freed prisoners could prove to be a real headache for all involved”.
” No they will not, ” replied the lady emphatically. They will be assets not liabilities, they will help and not hinder…….powerful, simply powerful…..” she said, as she wiped away her tears of joy.
” Really? What’s so powerful about these freed prisoners?” inquired the youngster.
“Their testimonies. These freed ones have powerful testimonies, to the Glory of God”, answered the intercessor. ” Many among them will travel far and wide, to share what the Lord has done, that all who hear may believe that we serve the LIVING GOD.”
6 For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon the mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise ye, and let us go up to Zion unto the Lord our God.
7 For thus saith the Lord; Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations: publish ye, praise ye, and say, O Lord, save thy people, the remnant of Israel.
8 Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travaileth with child together: a great company shall return thither.
9 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.
10 Hear the word of the Lord, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.
9 Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.
10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
11 Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish.
12 Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought.
13 For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
14 Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the Lord, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.