[anzac] The Coming 'NEW MUSIC'

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From: "ANZAC Prophetic List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2005 10:43:08 -0500
NOTE:  It is an interesting fact that a new 'Revival music' arose with 
the Great Reformation under Luther, as well as the Evangelical
Awakening under Wesley 200 years later, and again with the 
Salvation Army Revivals a century after that. There was also a new 
'Revival music' involved in the Welsh Revival of 1904, and in other 
Revivals also. What I am trying to point out is that if we are to see 
a new move of God in our day, particularly if it is to be strongly 
'street-oriented', then we should expect to see a new Revival 
STREET-MUSIC arise with it.
"The Sons of Thunder - A synopsis of Dreams"
-by James Ryle.

The following insight occurred to me in August 1990 as a result of 
three dreams. In the first dream I saw a flatbed trailer with a curtain
behind it. This trailer was parked at a fairground, as if a concert 
was about to happen. There were two guitars on the mobile stage. 
The color of these guitars was the most vivid, electric blue that one 
could imagine. What impressed me most was that the guitars were 
not painted, but stained. It had obviously taken time to make them 
blue. The curtain was the same color as the guitars. Two men 
walked from behind the curtain with sheet music in their hands. 
They were very excited, and could hardly wait to play this music. 
One said to the other, "Wait till they hear this. Its going to be just 
like when the Beatles played their music!" In the dream I also 
became excited. I turned to see the crowd that was gathering at 
the stage and the scene changed before my eyes. The audience 
became a vast body of water, like a lake, and as the musicians 
played the new song I saw fishing lines cast out into the water. 
The dream ended. My waking thoughts were that God is about to
release a new kind of song in the streets. It will bring a revelation
of the truth and it will usher people into His presence. The anointing
of the Lord will be with musicians who have spent time in God's
presence "behind the curtain" receiving a deep love for the lost. The
lyrics of their songs will be as "fishing lines" cast into the hearts
of men and women needing Christ.

In the second dream, I was on the stage in a large church. There was an
equipment room on the right side of the stage. It had microphones,
cables, amplifiers and other kinds of things that collect in closets. In
one corner of the room I saw a power amplifier covered with dust. The
cord was wrapped about it, and it had not been used for a long time.
When I looked closer I saw written on the front, "The Beatles Power
Amp." I knew in that moment that this box was the source of their sound
and their power. I knew that anyone could plug into this box and, in
effect, have what the Beatles had - an incredible ability to mobilize
masses of people to a single thing. As I stood there holding the Beatles
power amplifier, I asked aloud this question, "What is this doing here
in the Church's equipment room?" Suddenly I was out of the equipment
room and standing behind the pulpit at this church, still holding the
amp. The enormous church, throughout the main floor and all about the
balcony, was packed with people from every nation. A very beautiful
woman, radiant with a glow of glory, stood in the middle of the church
and began singing a song from the Lord. A light shone upon her and her
voice filled the auditorium. All she sang was: "In the name of Jesus
Christ the Lord we say unto you, be saved." She sang it over and over.
She would turn to her right and sing, then turn to her left and sing;
then she would turn behind her and before her and sing the same thing.
As I watched her sing, it was like a wind blowing on a wheat field. The
people began to swoon in the presence of God and then collapse in their
seats -- converted to Christ! God's power was moving through the music.
The dream ended.

My thoughts upon waking were clear. There is going to be a new sound and
distinctive anointing from the Lord upon music that will turn the heads
and capture the hearts of men and women for Jesus. The reason the
Beatles power Amp was in the Church's equipment room is because God
meant for it to be a part of the church's equipment in reaching the lost
for Christ. Music does not belong to the world, but to the Church. Music
does not belong to the Devil, but to Christ. Satan has indeed stolen the
hearts of musicians and their gift of music to use for his own evil
purposes. The Church in many cases has unwittingly surrendered this to
the devil without any fight at all. Music was given to worship the Lord
but Satan has turned it for self-worship, which is the reason people
tend to worship musicians. But true worship and true music belong to
Jesus Christ. They are given to His church to serve Him with. I truly
believe the anointing the Lord will release on music is going to sweep
the world in a manner like the Beatles did when they first performed.
But instead of drawing attention to themselves (like the Beatles did),
the anointed musicians of the Lord will draw attention to Christ alone
and give Him all the glory.

In the third dream  I was again in the large church where I had seen the
amplifier. This time the church was empty except for one man. He was up
on stage playing a keyboard and singing to the Lord. It was a beautiful
song, and he was crying because of the tender exchange taking place
between he and Jesus. He was writing the song right there, spontaneously
making it up as he went. I was greatly moved by this song and the man's
pure worship. I had a camera with me and decided to take a picture of
this to remember it. I took two Polaroid pictures that came out
immediately. When I looked at these pictures I was stunned because both
of them were glowing with a golden light. I looked up and then I could
see it on the man. The entire platform around him was also glowing like
gold. I knew that this was the anointing of God. I showed the man, but
it startled him...He looked at the pictures for a second, putting his
hands in his pockets he shrugged his shoulders and kicked the ground
shyly. "Gosh, I didn't know you were here, I'm so embarrassed" was all
he could say. "You don't have to apologize for the anointing" I replied.
The dream changed. I still had the two photographs of the anointed
worshipper in one hand, and in the other I held a parchment. I looked
at the scroll and saw it was a letter written by an unknown soldier in
the Salvation Army. It said, "The Lord will release into the streets an
army of worshipping warriors known as the Sons of Thunder. They will
bring forth a witness of worship and praise for the Lord Jesus Christ
that will bring many people to God."

The dream changed once more. I was floating over a wide and long highway
that headed in one direction. All lanes were completely grid-locked, jam
packed with motorcycle gang members, revving their engines and stirring
up dust. It was a graphic picture of lost humanity. Then I saw a group
of bikers moving in single file along the service road. They were headed
for a field in the distance where there was a monolithic stone. This
stone, I knew in the dream, represented the power of Christ and would
empower those who touched it to go back to the highway and turn masses
of lost people back to God. I looked closer at these motorcyclists as
they sped toward the Stone, and saw on their jackets the words "Sons of

As the Sons of Thunder approached the Stone to touch it, a barricade of
law officers stood arm to arm in riot gear, opposing the motorcyclists -
assuming they were intent on defacing the Stone.

At that moment, I took the parchment in my hand and folded it like a
paper airplane. I then placed the photographs inside it and tossed it to
sail over the heads of the officers. I knew that if the pictures and the
promise were to touch the Stone, then the power would be released upon
the Sons of Thunder. When the paper was one foot away from the monument,
just before actually touching the Stone, my dream ended. I believe this
portrays the role of intercessory prayer in helping the Church get past
the barricades of legalism, and open the gifts of God for reaching the
lost with the message of Christ. The Sons of Thunder, represented by
motorcyclists on the service road, illustrate the servantheart of
ministry. They also show the agility and decisiveness necessary in
reaching the lost. The fact that they were in single file shows, in my
opinion, the unity we must maintain as Christians in order for our
message about Christ to have credibility...

Now, I extend to you a prayer that God will capture your heart and bring
you into full devotion to Christ Jesus. That your passion for music will
be equalled by your love for the lost. I pray that you will receive an
anointing from God to minister with artistic creativity that is so
compelling in its quality, and in its message - that thousands of
unbelievers who are lost in darkness will see the light and turn to
Jesus to be cleansed and born again!"