This page shares a vision I received when driving my car to a meeting several years ago.
One Sunday morning several years ago, I was driving to a meeting along a busy motorway heading south from Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, Australia towards Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast. The region is a holiday makers’ paradise. The Pacific Ocean produces great surf and an abundance of marine life, making this a fisherman’s and swimmer’s paradise. There are fabulous surfing beaches with squeaky clean white sand, five main river systems and beautiful mountain ranges towards the west. These mountain ranges are covered with lush tropical rain forests, waterfalls and beautiful native flora and fauna. My own home, church and international headquarters was then located on Mount Tamborine, approximately half an hour’s drive from Surfers Paradise, the hub of the Gold Coast in which Surfers Paradise is located. The mountain containing 7000 acres of national parks is approximately 1800 feet high and some 1000 miles north of Sydney, the site of the 2000 Olympic Games. We are now located in Adealide in South Australia.
Nearing the northern approaches of the region, I was suddenly startled to see an enormous angel standing astride the region, facing north. His left foot was standing on this mountain and his right foot, not fully visibly to me, was in the sea.
His garb was very interesting. He was dressed in a uniform that reminded me of a Roman soldier. A plumed helmet was on his head. He wore a breastplate with chain mail fittings and a tunic that was a pale colored under-fabric skirt, with studded leather-like outer covering.
He wore leg covering that reached from his feet to knee height. Although I did not see them, I believe he had sandaled feet. He wore what appeared to be more like lightweight gloves than heavy gauntlets, yet it seemed as if his hands were uncovered. It is difficult to describe the construction of the uniform, as it looked unlike anything I had ever seen before. It looked like leather, but was not leather. It also looked like a metal but was not metal. Somehow, the uniform seemed to be both. It shimmered and gleamed brightly and his whole appearance seemed to glow with an almost pulsating light. The best way I can describe his appearance, is saying that it was like looking at a distant object through a heat haze.
He was standing in some form of military position as if at attention, with his hands on his hips. The thumbs of each hand were facing towards the rear and the four fingers of each hand were extended straight and together, in front of his hips.
Suddenly, he reached out his right arm and extended it sideways at shoulder level and a trumpet seemed to materialize in his hand. He drew this trumpet towards his mouth and I heard him suck in a deep breath as if he was going to blow into it. When the trumpet was almost at his lips, the vision ceased.
I fully expected to hear a bugle call or a fanfare of some sort and got extremely excited and joyful, although the initial sight was surprising and awesome. I started yelling, “Lord, you’re coming, you’re coming”, almost expecting to disappear from my car and be raptured. After a moment or two, The Lord spoke firmly, but very gently to me “Robert, you’re right, but you are not right. This is not what you suppose. I am coming soon and a lot sooner than you think. This… is the call to assembly”.
I like to check things out… test the spirits if you will… for obvious reasons and I like to see Scriptural illumination. What I discovered in Scripture is summarized as follows:
The Lord spoke to Moses: “Make two trumpets of hammered silver to summon the community and have the camps set out.
In my vision, there was only one trumpet and it was silver. There was only one trumpeter and he was about to give one resounding blast… one call only.
The call to assembly is to the leaders, or the chiefs of the tribes and not the rank and file. It may not necessarily refer to those who are presently exercising various prominent leadership positions in the church. The call to assembly is to those ordained by God as prophets, some of whom are being prepared and trained in relative obscurity. Some are waiting for the summons to emerge into the spiritual public arena, and they will come in the Spirit and Power of Elijah and some will come with the double portion of Elisha. They will come with signs and wonders and with the voice of authority, declaring God’s mind and will to the church and to the world.
God is about to move in unprecedented fashion in signs and wonders, in his severity and his mercy, his judgment and his blessing. There is movement in the camp in a newly emerging dispensation and God is calling his people to readiness, to move with him, leave the old behind and enter into the new Promised Land. The chiefs of the tribes are being summoned.
This… is the call to assembly.