Mandy Woodhouse

The Lord has been speaking to me in fragmented pictures lately, much like a puzzle. This morning He gave me a BEAUTIFUL word of encouragement which placed all of these pieces together into one large vision that I believe is a special word for the growing churches/ministries across the globe in the next few months.

For days now I have been seeing pictures (in my Spirit and also in the natural) of tent pegs and large tents that are expanding. Isaiah 54:2-3 says (NASB): “Enlarge the place of your tent; Stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, spare not; Lengthen your cords and strengthen your pegs.3 For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left. And your descendants will possess nations and will resettle the desolate cities.” I believe that this is a word to encourage ministers and pastors of the growing ministries/churches. I feel the Spirit say to “get ready for enlargement.” Get the tent ready for growth!

The next picture, which beautifully compliments this one, is that of a musical crescendo. A crescendo is a gradual increase in loudness or intensity in a piece of music. I envisioned services at churches and ministries across the planet. During the worship portion of these services I saw in my spirit a crescendo – the Holy Spirit seemed to get louder and more intense until there was a thunderous vibration of sounds, emotions and colors swirling about in the atmosphere. The “sound” was so rich that it literally seemed like it was falling down and filling up a GIANT BOWL in the Spirit. The bowl filled with the Glory of God and it began to overflow!

During the crescendo I also saw mantles of praise being placed on people while the garments of despair, grief, sorrow and weariness melted away. I then saw buckets and buckets of OIL being poured out over those who were hungry and/or sad and lonely. It was a picture of Isaiah 61:3 playing out before my eyes. The oil itself smelled so sweet that even in a vision I felt rest and peace. It was NEW OIL and it was without limit for those who desired it.

Again in the crescendo I also saw unity and family bonds strengthening like unbreakable, braided golden ropes. I also saw hope renewed! Like Zechariah 9:12, I saw people taking red cords and tying HOPE to their chests, backs and wrists as if they were being held captive by hope itself. And the more that the people grabbed a hold of hope, the bigger the crescendo grew.

The final picture that I had was the scripture 1 Corinthians 2:4-5 which says, “and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God” (NASB). I felt that this was a word specifically for the pastors/leaders/ministers themselves. Words are indeed important and they carry great weight, but what I saw in my spirit was a massive, thick residue of God’s Glory resting upon Christian leaders which came from their time in the Presence. The Glory was so thick that it carried an immense power with it that drew the most unlikely people into the crescendo. In the excitement of the crescendo and the enlarging of our tents, we must not neglect INTIMACY. Glory rubs off in Presence and fuels demonstrations of power. I also felt the Lord say that 1 Corinthians 2:4-5 is the “new norm” for the Christian leader. Get ready.

There are several churches/ministries that my husband and I are connected to who are already seeing this crescendo in action, including our own Church body. I pray and release this over you in Jesus’s Name! This is going to be an amazing next few months 🙂