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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Thu, 07 Jul 2005 11:58:13 -0500
"A WORD for AFRICAN AMERICAN Believers"
-by Mike Edds. 
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A few years ago while living near the beautiful mountain village of  
Summersville, West Virginia, I had a most extraordinary dream. 
The dream was divided into four parts. In the first part, I was leaving 
my position as the Head of School in a private school.  Secondly, 
one of my teachers was elevated to my former position.  Thirdly, 
the board chairman  who had lived in the community all of her life 
was moving away.  In  the fourth part of the dream, I was preaching 
to a large African American church  on the subject, "You Have
Settled on the Other Side of the Jordan."  In the dream, this great 
church had accomplished much and  possessed a great national 
ministry.  However, the Lord said that they had  not reached the 
fulfillment of their divine destiny.  As I preached, the powerful 
presence of the Lord descended in that mighty church. He began 
to give revelation and direction concerning the immense destiny 
that He had planned for them. The church exploded in worship and 
praise. I awakened from the dream.
    
The first three parts of the dream happened within a few months.   
I resigned from my position, the teacher I saw in the dream became 
the interim Head of School, and the board chairman and her husband 
sold their family business and left town.  However, the fourth part 
of the dream did not immediately happen. In fact, I did not 
understand this portion of the dream.  Five years passed as I 
continually pondered the dream in my  heart. One year ago, I was 
invited to conduct a grant-writing workshop and preach at a large 
African American church in Chicago. I still did not understand the 
meaning of the message, "You Have Settled On the Other Side of 
the Jordan" but the Lord directed me to preach this message. As I  
studied the Word, the incredible prophetic meaning of the message 
in the dream was revealed.  Two and a half tribes of the Israelites 
found the rich farm and grazing lands to the east of the Jordan River 
to their liking. The tribes of Gad, Reuben, and half of the large tribe 
of Manasseh decided to settle on the "other side" of the Jordan and 
thus not cross over into the promised land.  Moses and Joshua had 
given them permission to do so but with one major requirement - 
their warriors must lead the battle in taking the Promised Land.  

Joshua 3 records the miraculous  parting of the flooded Jordan.  
The priests led the procession through a dry, divine path made 
through the flood waters. True to their agreement, 40,000 warriors 
of the two and a half  tribes took the lead in the battle. Their divine 
destiny was to assume the reigns of leadership in battle and bring 
the rest of the tribes into their promised destinies and lands. What 
a great mantle of ministry was laid upon Gad, Reuben and half of 
Manasseh! The Lord began to reveal the divine destiny that He has 
for HIS African American people. I was given an article written by 
Susan Castell which stunned me. The prophetic word given to her
concerning African American believers was identical to what the 
Lord was revealing to me. She wrote: "You have come to this land 
for such a time as this. It is now time to lay aside the weight of 
racial hatred and the sin of unforgiveness which so readily clings to 
and entangles you. It is now time to forget what lies behind and to 
reach forth to what lies ahead. It is now time to arise and seek Me 
for the fulfillment of your divine destiny.

Just as the  survival of ancient Egypt and Israel rested on the 
shoulders of Joseph (a man sold into slavery by his brothers and 
carried away to a foreign land), so does  the very survival of this 
great nation of America rest upon you. It is now time to embrace 
My plan and to allow Me to birth within you the heart and the attitude 
of Joseph who was able to forgive his brothers and those who had 
enslaved and imprisoned him. It is now time to embrace the cross 
of My Son and become a great blessing in the land of your captivity.

Even as man has seemingly succeeded in humbling you to the very 
lowest of places, so will I  exalt you to the very highest place, even 
to the very throne of My Glory. As you humble yourselves under My 
mighty hand and allow the mind and heart of Christ to be formed in 
you, you will experience supernatural healing and deliverance from 
the many and deep wounds inflicted by those who have degraded, 
despised and humiliated you. As you identify with My Son and you
begin to cry out: "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they 
do", you will enter into a new  dimension of My Grace and Glory, and 
you will receive the revelation of Jesus  Christ and His Resurrection 
power which your hearts have been hungering for.

It is now time to understand that all history, including Black History, 
is HIS STORY. It is now time to lift up your eyes above man's agenda 
and catch the vision of My agenda. It is now time to declare with 
Joseph: "As for you, you thought evil against me, but G-d meant it 
for good, to bring about  that many people should be kept alive..." 
(Gen. 50:20)

Arise my people,  my Joseph company, whom I have brought from 
afar and planted in this land for such a time as this. Look unto Me 
and I will unveil the meaning of your history.  Look unto Me and I will 
reveal the mystery of your many and long sufferings. I am the Lord 
your God, and besides Me, there is no other. Look unto Me and be 
healed of the wounds of your captivity. Look unto Me and I will make 
you free to  be my instruments of healing and deliverance in this land 
of your divine destiny."

The fullness of the prophetic meaning of the message, "Settling on 
the Other Side of the Jordan," came into full focus.  The Great 
Awakening that is soon to burst upon this world as a final witness 
will be led by a "Joseph Company" that God has been preparing for 
a long time.  This Awakening will bring God's holy remnant together 
as a Bride without spot or wrinkle.  Divisions, separations, and walls 
will collapse as the Church comes together to fulfill her final destiny.
  
Each tribe that composes the Church has a promised destiny, a 
place of promise to occupy.  Leading the way to bring all tribes of 
believers into that fulfillment will be the African American believer.  
Just like Gad, Reuben and Manesseh, the mantle of leadership  
will rest upon them.  God is an excellent bookkeeper.  All of the  
weary years and generations of blood, sweat, tears, unpaid slave 
wages and rejection WILL BE PAID IN FULL!  It will not come from 
the White House, the Supreme Court or from Congress. It will come 
from the hand of the mighty God!  Just like Joseph, they will be 
suddenly ushered from obscurity to the fullness of divinely appointed 
leadership. What man  meant for evil, God will turn into good for the 
saving of many lives.  The  mantle of leadership will be laid upon 
them by a divine Hand.  They will  lead the rest of us into our 
appointed destinies.  I believe that the Holy Spirit is stirring within 
them now. Divine gifts within that have been given for this prophetic 
hour are now being activated and  released.  Understanding of the 
long night of their suffering is being revealed to them. The heart of 
Joseph is reaching perfection within them. God calls them to fulfill 
their destiny.  The Jordan has parted  before them.  They lead the 
way for the rest of the Body of Christ to  follow. Pay day has finally come!

The final part of the dream was fulfilled. I preached this message to  
the great church in Chicago.  The Lord came down in that service! 
Isn't it incredibly ironic that God would reveal and speak this 
message through a white man, a descendant of slave owners from 
the South, a region that once deprived them of their most basic 
rights.  Isaiah 60:10 states, " The sons of your oppressors will 
come bowing before you. All who despised you will bow at your 
feet."  God fulfilled the words of the prophet on the day I preached 
the message, "You Have Settled on the Other Side of the Jordan."   
May God bless this these divinely called leaders of the Coming Awakening. 

"O Africa, let my right hand forget her cunning. If I do not plead thy 
cause, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth." -Lyman Beecher.
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