We’ve spent the past couple of days honoring a man who graduated to Heaven…and that’s well pleasing in the eyes of the Lord…to honor this man, Billy Graham, who’s life is being celebrated across the globe.
I am going to keep this short…enjoy this prolific revelation by Lana Vawser, which she received two years ago from an encounter with the Lord. She held onto it until now, as she felt to release it on the day of Reverend Graham’s passing yesterday.
What a Man!
Billy Graham, what a man! What a hero of the faith! What an inspiration to so many, myself included. What a powerful legacy of a life lived yielded to Jesus, changed by the power of the Gospel, marked by the love of Jesus! He changed the world with Jesus. I can only imagine the reception he received in Heaven! To quote Rick Joyner, “He ran well and he finished well. He has finished his course.” Our prayers are with his family today.
I knew this day would come and I knew the significance in the earth that this day would hold. Two years ago, over the span of two months, the Lord took me into encounters and dreams regarding what would be heralded and released on the earth beginning with the passing of Billy Graham.
I knew this would be the day to release this prophetic word. I won’t be sharing all the details of the dreams and encounters in this word, but I feel strongly to release the decrees that were released to me in the first dream.
Double Portion of the Elisha Anointing
Two years ago, I had a dream and the Lord told me that the time was coming soon where Billy Graham would be called home. In this particular dream, I was invited into Billy Graham’s house. The atmosphere was full of purity, humility, integrity, character and strength. The atmosphere of his home testified to the incredible impact of his ministry and an example of what can take place in the world through a yielded life to Jesus.
“The Lord was clearly showing He was inviting His people into a deeper place of humility, character and holiness. Not in “striving”, but in yieldedness.“
There was also another testimony that was almost booming in the atmosphere. There was a loud testimony of a man who lived with such character, such solidarity, such devotion to Jesus with no compromise – not moving from truth and living a life of humility, integrity and purity of heart. I remember standing in his house in this dream and being overcome by the purity and integrity Billy carried.
At the end of this dream, a prophetic decree was made: “When Billy Graham dies, a DOUBLE PORTION of the Elisha anointing will be released upon the earth!”
Now it came about when they had crossed over, that Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask what I shall do for you before I am taken from you.” And Elisha said, “Please, let a double portion of your spirit be upon me.” (2 Kings 2:9)
As we see from Scripture, Elisha’s ministry was filled with signs and miracles, prophetic warnings, prophetic decrees and proclamations. Also, this decree was made TWICE in my dream – and two represents “witness” and “testimony”. As this decree was made the atmosphere was electric. That is the only way I can describe it. It was electric with the power of the Holy Spirit decreeing the end of an era and the beginning of a NEW ERA – the ERA of the GREATEST HARVEST AND MOVE OF THE SPIRIT upon the earth that we had EVER seen.
The Anointing of Billy Graham Falling on a Generation of People
This decree heralded a time coming to the earth of great increase of signs, wonders and miracles unlike anything we have ever seen that would accompany the pure proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is a great awakening and returning to the beauty, power and simplicity of the Gospel to usher in an incredible harvest of souls. It’s awakening not only the evangelists, but awakening the fire of evangelism within the hearts of all Believers. It’s the anointing of Billy Graham falling upon a generation of people. The decree established such a branding over this new era that the signs, wonders and miracles that would accompany the proclamation of the Word of God, would be UNPRECEDENTED.
This will be a significant shift. A time of a greater increase of the mantle of evangelism is being released onto the earth. We will see a great harvest, a harvest that will come from every direction – the bountiful harvest! That time is now upon us. A new era! The changing of the guards. A DOUBLE PORTION released upon the earth! MUCH is going to be released by the hand of the Lord from this moment on. We have been in a season of awakening, acceleration and seeing the Lord move, but the shift has begun to now see the glory of God cover the earth in tangible increased ways.
Increase of the Revelation of Righteousness in Christ
A significant increase has already begun on the revelation of righteousness in Christ prior to Billy Graham’s death. The fire of God’s love is going to significantly increase from this day on – releasing the FRUIT AND TRUTH of our righteousness in Christ. This will bring a revival and a returning to the revelation of the message of the Gospel. Condemnation, shame, guilt is going to fall off the Body of Christ in significant ways and many in the Body of Christ will encounter Jesus and the Gospel message in such a new and fresh way, that they will feel like they have been saved for the first time all over again. Scales that have blinded eyes to the truth of their righteousness in Christ and lies caging the heart, will suddenly be healed by the revelation of Jesus and His death at Calvary and His resurrection. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
“For God made the only One who did not know sin to become sin for us, so that we who did not know righteousness might become the righteousness of God through our union with Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21 The Passion Translation)
“So now the case is closed. There remains no accusing voice of condemnation against those who are joined in life-union with Jesus, the Anointed One.”(Romans 8:1 The Passion Translation)
Increase of the Prophetic Mantle
There was a significant shift and increase of the prophetic mantle upon the earth with Billy Graham passing onto glory. There will be a significant increase in eyes to see – vision for what the Lord is doing and releasing upon the earth. There will be a double portion increase of the SEER ANOINTING upon the earth(2 Kings 6:17). The Seer anointing increase upon the Body of Christ is to see in the spirit and into the reality of Heaven, so it can be decreed upon the earth. This will bring healing, restoration, peace, realignment, and unprecedented demonstrations of the power of God in signs, wonders and miracles. We will see a greater increase of the prophets SEEING and DECREEING the ways of God and teaching the Body of Christ in the WAYS OF GOD!
The Lord heralded that this significant increase would be released at the passing of Billy Graham. There will also be a significant increase of the favor of God upon many prophets to be voices in the world that will cause the world to turn their heads, to listen, to admire and to seek the wisdom of God. We have already seen this happening, but it is about to significantly shift and increase.
Purity, Integrity, Humility and Character to Carry the Increase
This first dream I had clearly showed the increase being released at Billy’s passing and the mantles that would be released upon the earth. Yet, there was also a strong sense in me to not just chase after a mantle for the sake of wanting the “mantle of Billy Graham”, but this was an invitation from the Lord to look at how Billy stewarded his life and ministry to SUSTAIN the anointing God released upon him. I sensed strongly that the Lord was looking for those who were walking in the purity, integrity, humility and character that was displayed by the fruit of Billy Graham’s life.
The Lord is looking for those who can carry the major harvest season we have moved into and the double portion being released now upon the earth. The Lord’s heart in the dream was burning with love to prepare His people to carry what He is going to release.
There was a STRONG emphasis on HUMILITY in the dream. The place of humility is the yielded place. It’s saying, “You are God, I am not.” It’s the place of purity that takes no glory for themselves, but all glory is given to Jesus – in a purity and devotion to Jesus to see Him glorified and His Kingdom extended. Pride will hinder and get in the way of what God wants to do in this new era. In this dream, pride and arrogance was hindering a mighty move of the Spirit of God.
“The atmosphere was full of purity, humility, integrity, character and strength. The atmosphere of his home testified to the incredible impact of his ministry and an example of what can take place in the world through a yielded life to Jesus.“
“No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8)
“But He continues to pour out more and more grace upon us. For it says, God resists you when you are proud but continually pours out grace when you are humble.” (James 4:6 The Passion Translation)
The Lord was clearly showing that He was inviting His people into a deeper place of humility, character and holiness. Not in “striving” but in yieldedness. As I have taken time to sit with the Lord, the Spirit of God has been whispering to me, “With the passing of Billy Graham, now shall be seen a great increase in the revival of HOLINESS in My people. An increase of the wave of repentance upon My people, a deep cleansing and purification to move forward with Me into this season of DOUBLE PORTION harvest and anointing with greater fruit of humility and character.”
The invitation released in this first dream two years ago is the invitation He has been releasing in this season. God is inviting His people to participate as we move into the greatest move of the Spirit of God we have seen upon the earth.
“Then if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from Heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)
As we embrace the ways of God and the fire of God, inviting the Spirit of God to continue to work in our lives to mold our character and bring us deeper into the place of humility, integrity and holiness, we will see the Kingdom of God extended and Jesus receive His full reward.
God is using the life of Billy Graham to demonstrate and communicate many things. Billy’s life was one that SUSTAINED the move of God through him. God entrusted him with much, and he could carry it. The Holy Spirit is building a people who are saying “YES” to be able to SUSTAIN the increase He is now releasing.
Don’t Try to Box This New Move of God
The Lord showed me in this dream that we must cry out for Him to come on His terms and in His ways. We, as God’s people, are not to attempt to “box” in this new move of the Spirit of God upon the earth by our preconceived ideas, agendas, fears, or even what we have seen before. We are to stand before Him in purity of heart crying out, “We want YOU on YOUR terms. We want the move of the Holy Spirit on YOUR TERMS and we won’t stand in the way. We yield, we surrender, we invite You to come and pour out, move, shake, increase and bring in the harvest in YOUR WAY!” (Photo via Flickr)
In the words of Billy Graham: “I don’t need a successor, only willing hands to accept the torch for a new generation.” A new day has dawned! A new era has begun! This is a significant moment in history. The passing of Billy Graham into glory marks a very significant shift in the spirit, in the earth, and in the Body of Christ. What God is now releasing is SO weighty, SO strategic, and SO significant. He’s looking for the FRESH YES and YIELDEDNESS to Him.
“The harvest is HUGE and RIPE! But there are not enough harvesters to bring it all in. As you go, plead with the Owner of the Harvest to thrust out many more reapers to harvest his grain.” (Matthew 9:21 The Passion Translation emphasis mine)
Billy, we love you! We honor you! We thank you for a life well lived, a race run well. You finished strong and well. We celebrate your life, we thank you for the example you were to the world for Jesus and the way you represented Him. Your reward is great! You will be greatly missed on this earth, but we know all of Heaven is applauding you and the Lord has said, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” We have willing hands to accept the torch for a new generation. Thank you for your legacy!
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Lana Vawser is an active member of the Australian Prophetic Council and releases prophetic words for the Body of Christ and nations, and is featured regularly on The Elijah List and in Charisma Magazine. She is also an itinerant preacher and revivalist who is traveling regularly with her family, seeing powerful moves of God. Lana has a strong, prophetic voice and has a heart to see the Body of Christ develop deep intimacy with Jesus and actively hear His voice each day. She also has a heart to see people set free and walk in all that Jesus has purchased for them as they carry Christ into their world each day, awakened to His nature and who they are in Him. Lana is married to Kevin, and they are living in Brisbane, Australia, with their two sons.