Harmony Like Joel’s Army
I was in a basketball game playing another team on a basketball court. The team I was on wore red uniforms and the other team wore blue. There were two more basketball teams playing a game on the court at the same time we were playing. Neither game interfered with the other game. I took the out-of-bounds and had to inbound it before the five seconds expired. The red team moved together and stood in front guarding me, which made it more difficult to throw the ball in to my team. Our team had gotten behind the other team and they had not noticed it yet. I hesitated to throw the ball in for a split second, which gave the opposing team enough time to see they needed to cover my team closer. I had only seconds to throw the ball in to my team. I faked as if I was going to throw the ball to the right, which drew the other team away just enough so I could pass the ball to my team. I had to get in harmony with my team.
When I went into quiet time that morning the Holy Spirit directed me to read Ezekiel 10.
9 I looked, and I saw beside the cherubim four wheels, one beside each of the cherubim; the wheels sparkled like topaz. 10 As for their appearance, the four of them looked alike; each was like a wheel intersecting a wheel. 11 As they moved, they would go in any one of the four directions the cherubim faced; the wheels did not turn about as the cherubim went. The cherubim went in whatever direction the head faced, without turning as they went. 12 Their entire bodies, including their backs, their hands and their wings, were completely full of eyes, as were their four wheels. 13 I heard the wheels being called “the whirling wheels.” 14 Each of the cherubim had four faces: One face was that of a cherub, the second the face of a human being, the third the face of a lion, and the fourth the face of an eagle.
15 Then the cherubim rose upward. These were the living creatures I had seen by the Kebar River. 16 When the cherubim moved, the wheels beside them moved; and when the cherubim spread their wings to rise from the ground, the wheels did not leave their side. 17 When the cherubim stood still, they also stood still; and when the cherubim rose, they rose with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in them. Ezekiel 10:9-17
I believe the dream represents unity and synchronization with the Spirit is coming to certain members of the body of Christ. There were two games going on simultaneously on the same court. Neither game interfered with the other. Each team’s players all moved together but did not get in the each other’s way or interfere with the other game. Each team’s movement was synchronized with the other team’s movement, making simultaneous basketball games possible on the same court. Imagine the chaos if the NBA tried to play two games at the same time on the same court.
The dream reminded me of the harmony of Joel’s army and how they moved in step, but did not get in each other’s way. The dream showed it will take the corporation and assistance of others for each individual to function at their fullest potential working as a team toward a common goal. This requires each individual yield to the Spirit of God humbly follow Him wherever He leads you.
The Lord is going to assemble teams of saints to go and minister to people as He directs them. They will remain in an area until their mission is completed and then He will pull them out and move them to another area or simply disassemble them for a season. Sometimes the team may only consist of two or three people and other times it will be larger.
In Ezekiel chapter ten, the four wheels movement are intertwined and synchronized with the Spirit of God. The ministry teams, which the Lord will assemble, will work together in harmony, mercy, compassion, kindness and love, lead of the Spirit of God to the forgotten and downtrodden souls just like Joel’s army. Jesus instructed the disciples to beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.
36 Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then He *said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. 38 Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.” Matthew 9:36-38
May God Find Us Worthy
Bro. Billy Nelson
11 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; 13 until we all attain to 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. 14 As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; 15 but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.
Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill.
Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming. It is close at hand— 2 a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness. Like dawn spreading across the mountains a large and mighty army comes, such as never was in ancient times nor ever will be in ages to come.
3 Before them fire devours, behind them a flame blazes. Before them the land is like the garden of Eden, behind them, a desert waste— nothing escapes them. 4 They have the appearance of horses; they gallop along like cavalry. 5 With a noise like that of chariots they leap over the mountaintops, like a crackling fire consuming stubble, like a mighty army drawn up for battle.
6 At the sight of them, nations are in anguish; every face turns pale. 7 They charge like warriors; they scale walls like soldiers. They all march in line, not swerving from their course. 8 They do not jostle each other; each marches straight ahead. They plunge through defenses without breaking ranks. 9 They rush upon the city; they run along the wall. They climb into the houses; like thieves they enter through the windows.
10 Before them the earth shakes, the heavens tremble, the sun and moon are darkened, and the stars no longer shine. 11 The Lord thunders at the head of his army; his forces are beyond number, and mighty is the army that obeys his command. The day of the Lord is great; it is dreadful. Who can endure it?