[anzac] "The WASHTUB VISION" - Hollie Moody.

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From: "ANZAC Prophetic List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Tue, 01 Mar 2005 12:46:16 -0600
From:           "hollie moody" <hlmoody61@...>

"The WASHTUB VISION"
-Hollie L. Moody. (Feb 25, 2005).

1 Kings 17:1 ~ "And E-li-jah the Tish-bite, who was of the inhabitants of 
Gil-e-ad, said unto Ahab, As the Lord God of Israel liveth, before whom I 
stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my 
word."

I Kings 18:1, 41-45 ~ "{1} And it came to pass after many days, that the 
word of the Lord came to E-li-jah in the  third year, saying, Go, show 
thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth.
**************

Several months ago, I felt impressed of the Lord to read repeatedly the 
above quoted verses of Scripture. As I wondered and pondered why these 
verses of Scripture seemed so compelling to me,  my attention was once again
drawn to 1 Kings 18:1; in particular, where it reads:  "And it came to pass
after many days, that the word of the Lord came to E-li-jah..."

As I finished reading this verse of Scripture, the Lord began to speak to my
heart.

"Did Elijah stop being a prophet when My word wasn't coming to him?" The 
Lord asked me.

This question from the Lord struck my heart and took my breath away. I 
myself had been enduring a time of great silence from the Lord. Yet even 
though the silence from the Lord was distressing in many ways, I continued to
feel the Lord's presence with me.

Over the past several months, it was as if one tragedy after another was 
striking my family and loved ones. There were numerous stressful situations
occurring at the same time. A spirit of intense weariness settled upon my 
heart. I usually felt as if I were bracing myself for the next blow to strike.

As I continued to seek the Lord for answers and direction, I had a very 
strange vision. This vision was so strange to me that I almost dismissed it as
silly and unimportant.  Yet, it haunted my thoughts. After some time, I felt
clarity from the Lord in regard to this simple, "silly" vision.

I would like to share this vision, and what the Lord spoke to me in regard to
this vision, with others; especially those prophets of the Most High God who
also may be enduring tragedies and/or a time of silence from the Lord.
****************

In the vision, I saw a long line of silent men and women. Each of the 
men and women had on a brown cape that touched the ground and 
they were staring ahead intently. I glanced in the direction the men 
and women were looking to see what they were staring at. To my 
surprise, I saw a large washtub such as was used in bygone days 
to wash clothes. Hovering over the washtub, I saw an immense hand.

I watched as each of the men and women approached the washtub. 
The large hand plucked up each man and woman one by one, and 
very deliberately placed that person (still wrapped within their brown 
cape) inside the washtub. Then began what I can only describe as 
a "wash cycle."

During this time of being "washed," each of the men and women 
were being swirled madly around within the washtub. Soap and 
water were in their eyes, ears and even in their mouths. The hand 
also "scrubbed" each of the men and women on a scrubber, then 
would place them back into the soapy, turbulent water.

As I continued to watch all of this, I became aware of the soft 
murmuring of a voice. I couldn't make out the words that were being 
spoken, but the sound of the voice was gentle and soothing.

At the end of the wash cycle, the men and women appeared 
absolutely exhausted.

Then began the "rinse cycle." The wash water was drained from 
the washtub, andclean water added. A bucket appeared grasped 
in the large hand.  I watched as the large hand repeatedly poured 
bucketful after bucketful of water over each of the soapy men and women.

The voice continued to murmur gently and soothingly to the men 
and women, but with the soap and now the water in their ears, 
they didn't seem able to hear the sound of the voice.

At the end of the "rinse cycle," I watched as the large hand set the 
bucket aside, grasped each of the men and women one by one, 
and placed them into an old fashioned wringer.  I gasped with 
dismay as I saw each of the men and women being completely 
flattened and having the water pressed from them as they were
put through this wringer. Then, the men and women were placed 
gently into a basket.

By the time this entire process was completed, the men and women were 
totally limp and exhausted.

Then another hand appeared so that there was now a set of large 
hands. The hands reached into the basket and gently removed the 
men and women one by one. The set of hands carried each man 
and woman to a clothesline and began to "hang" the men and 
women on the clothesline.

As I stared at the men and women hanging on the clothesline, I saw 
that each of them had their eyes closed; almost as if they had fallen 
asleep after the ordeal they had just endured.

I then began to faintly hear the sound of a gentle breeze. This 
breeze seemed to envelope each of the men and women, and they 
were gently swaying back and forth on the clothesline. As the 
breeze gently blew on the men and women, the soft voice continued 
to murmur to them.

Gradually, the men and women seemed to become aware of the 
sound of the voice. They opened their eyes, began to slowly look 
around them, and became more alert.

The hands then took each of the men and women down from the 
clothesline. The men and women stood silently, as if waiting for 
something to happen. I realized that during this whole process, not 
one of the men or women had resisted, or even spoken.

As I stared at the men and women, I saw them become quietly animated. I 
noticed they were each staring off into the distance at something. I turned to
see what it was they were gazing at, and saw a small cloud. The small cloud
appeared as if from over the horizon.

Then, each of the men and women set off towards the small cloud, and the 
vision ended.

************

As I continuously thought upon this vision, the Lord began to speak to me 
about it.

"Do you know who the men and women are?" The Lord asked me.

"No, Lord," I replied.

"They are My prophets," the Lord replied. "To one degree or another, 
I have been taking My prophets through a time of being purified and 
cleansed. For some of them, this process is quite open and apparent. 
For others, it is hidden and is being accomplished in secret and in 
isolation. For all of them, though, it is painful; for all within them that 
is impure or unclean is being laid open and is being dealt with and cleansed."

"Why, Lord?" I asked.

"For the coming days ahead," the Lord replied. "As I have been 
dealing with My prophets, so will I also be dealing with each of My 
children. When this cleansing process comes upon each of My 
children, My prophets will be there to aide in this process."

"What is the purpose of this process, Lord?" I asked.

"I am moving in a different manner than I have before," the Lord 
answered. "I am speaking differently. Each of My prophets, and also 
each of My children, must be attuned to the changes in the way I 
am moving and speaking. If they are not attuned to these changes, 
they will overlook and miss My purpose and My will, and what it is 
I desire to see accomplished."

"And what is it that You desire to see accomplished, Lord?" I asked.

"I desire for My prophets to not only speak My word," the Lord 
replied.  "I desire them to also have a solution to the word I give 
them to speak, and to know through My Spirit how to apply the 
interpretation of My word to them."

I felt confused by this answer.

"You do not understand, child?" The Lord asked me. I admitted that I did 
not.

"When I speak a word of warning or of coming calamity to one of 
My prophets," the Lord explained, "not only do I desire that prophet 
to speak forth the word of warning, I desire them to also have a 
solution to the coming calamity. Speaking forth My word is no longer 
totally acceptable to Me," the Lord said. "I would also have My 
prophets to become so mature in Me that they will also have clear 
direction for others in regard to the word I speak to them. Now do 
you understand?"

"Yes, Lord," I replied.

"The cleansing process for My prophets and also for My children," the Lord
continued, "is for them to come to maturity. When they are mature, then will I
arise with total strength and glory in the midst of My people.

"The danger, though, during this process is that of My prophets and My 
children becoming dejected and overwhelmed by the situations I will and have
been bringing upon them, and for them to quit.

"Another danger is that of not restoring and strengthening those 
who I will expose during the cleansing process. Before there is a 
cleansing of the flesh, there is first a decaying of the flesh. Whenever 
the flesh is decaying, there is a stench. The stench of the flesh 
decaying for many of My prophets and My children will be offensive 
to many others, yet it is not My desire for their backs to be turned 
upon those who are going through the decaying process.

"This is a very delicate time spiritually for My prophets and eventually 
for My children," the Lord continued. "Souls hang in the balance, 
and it will be through the maturity of My prophets and then of My 
children, that the fate of these souls will be decided."
***************

When the Lord ceased speaking to me, I was amazed and tremendously humbled by
this simple, at first glance almost seemingly silly, vision of a washtub that
the Lord had shared with me. I began to grasp the enormous magnitude of how the
Lord is currently moving and speaking to us.

It is my sincere desire and hope that others of the prophets and God's 
children who are enduring a cleansing and also a decaying to the flesh 
process may be encouraged and strengthened through this vision.

In Him,
~~ Hollie L. Moody
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