I love to dream, but I have a lot more visions and I understand that it is one of the many ways that God speaks to me. While driving to a destination to a service, I looked out into the fields to my right, and the sight was simply beautiful of rolling hills with wide-open spaces. As soon as I looked at the landscape, the Lord gave me a vision of two armies at either end of the field. In the vision, I could tell that one army was good and the other was the enemy. Both armies were standing at attention and were not involved in any conflict yet. From the depths of the enemy camp, I saw a runner emerging. The runner looked like a man from the Greek Marathon days of old. He wasn’t someone of modern times, rather a very young man, but an old appearance to him. As he approached the army that was deemed to be good, I realized that in the vision I was now standing with that army. and the runner was quickly approaching me. He came directly to me and handed me an old piece of paper that was folded with a wax seal on it. The seal had an emblem on it, and I knew immediately that it represented royalty. The paper looked more like an old piece of parchment and was aged with a yellowish faded color tone to it. I asked the runner who he was and what he just handed me. "I’m an apostolic runner and it was my responsibility to see that this word gets delivered." I looked again at the paper as the runner spoke again. "I am an apostolic runner and I have been running through the enemy’s camp to bring the words of the prophetic from days gone by so that they be brought back to life. These are the words that were prophesied, but were never fulfilled. They have life in them. They have purpose in them. I have come to deliver these prophetic words that the seals will be broken and they will become fulfilled." It was then that the runner looked at me and said, "The Lord is using apostolic runners to bring the prophetic in full circle. You will see the seals broken and you will see the fulfillment of His glory."
What did I just see?
When you go to the word of God, you are not going to find the terminology of an apostolic runner. So, how do I explain that God gave me a vision and within that vision was the identity of an apostolic runner? This seemed like a legit question as I began to seek clarity of the vision, and it would be something that God would use to help my understanding. What the Bible does talk about is the five-fold ministry and how God gave the five-fold "for the equipping of the saints, for the work of service, and for the building up of the body of Christ, until we all come into the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, into a complete man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ" (Eph. 4:11-13).
* Merriam-Webster defines "apostolic" as "of or relating to an apostle, relating to, or conforming to the teachings of the New Testament apostles."
* Merriam-Webster defines "runner" as: one that runs, racer, base runner, ball-carrier, messenger"
In the vision, there were two armies. One army represented the side belonging to the enemy, while the other was for the Lord. The interesting thing is that the runner (messenger) came from the side of the enemy. Here is the key to the entire vision. The runner will be emerging from within the enemy’s camp with the prophetic words of old.
Time to Break the Seals Open
Here is what I see the Lord is saying through this vision. There have been prophetic words that have been spoken in the days of yesterday. Many of the words have never been fought for. They lay upon the atmosphere without intercession. The cries of our forefathers have decreed the glory of the Lord, but over time, they failed to be fought for. Many of these words have been placed upon a hypothetical shelf as if we would one day reach back up and pull them down again, but in reality, they were forgotten. Some were too difficult to comprehend or even believe for, so they were laid to the side. Generations have come and gone, but the words of prophets still have life. There are many prophetic decrees that have yet to be unveiled.
What is coming is a revealing of what has been hidden from the days of old. God is going to use many different sons and daughters to rediscover these words. These individuals will emerge from nowhere, but they will come with the prophetic decrees to be declared with intercession yet again. These prophetic words have yet to be fulfilled, and there is a purpose to each one. That’s what is so amazing about the vision. It was the old parchment-type paper that was sealed, to which God is saying that He has honored those words such as a king would send word with the mark of his seal. These prophetic words have been kept from the enemy! What a minute; the runner came from the enemy’s camp, right? Though they came from the camp of the enemy, there weren’t revealed to the enemy. They were still sealed. What the enemy thought he had, he actually never had. God is bringing the words of yesterday back to you today. He is giving you and I the authority to break the seals open so that we may align ourselves with the prophecies that have yet to be fulfilled.
I have to admit that I was not prepared for a vision like this as I was driving to a meeting. However, it was the final piece of the puzzle in which I needed to understand. I began to ask God why He showed this to me while I was driving. That’s when I heard Him say, "I need you to prepare yourself for the unexpected." Granted, it’s not a powerful or life-changing statement, but it did make sense. Though I was going to one place, He took me to another.
You see, many of you are about to see the hidden things come to light again. There will be individuals who will begin presenting to you the words that they discovered. You will also come across prophetic words which you were never looking for, but they found you. It will be easy to pay little to no attention to these words, but they will be the keys to unlock your region. Prepare yourself to come into agreement with the prophetic decrees of those who went before you. God is aligning the generations for a movement of the prophetic that will unlock signs, wonders, miracles, healing, salvations and so much more.
These apostolic runners are breaking through that we may see the unity. What? When we read Ephesians 4, we discover that the equipping of the saints and the building of the body is for the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. God is using the five-fold for the unity of generations. Even the generations of those that have crossed into eternity. When the prophetic is spoken into the atmosphere, those words never cease to be until the moment of fulfillment. The runners (messengers) are breaking through, and God has given you the authority to break open the seals to see the prophetic words released into their destiny. Get ready to open, agree and see!