It was a few months between my first vision and the next vision I had. I was learning about the Lord and His ways from these beautiful people, who knew how to do community better than most and we all know that can’t be taught, it can only be caught by courageous leaders living it out as an example for us. I just carried on with daily life and did everything I could to come under any and all training to draw nearer to the Lord, God, Almighty!
The next vision I remember seeing is the one I had in 2004. Our same church had decided we were going to embark on some praying and fasting and I was there most mornings as a part of this praying and fasting to pray with my community. It was a special time and brought us all together in a unique manner. While praying one morning the Lord showed me a picture, clear as day almost as if on a transparent map hanging directly in-front of me. I quite literally remember that I was pacing the room praying, as you do when in intensive prayer moments and the Lord stopped me in my tracks while pacing the room and I looked up in response. There in-front of me was the map of the world but Africa was large and the most prevalent on the map, with South Africa right in front of my face and in the middle there was a burning fire, almost like a blob of fire and the fire started in the middle and spread, first to the bottom, then back up and around, in what looked like random ways spotting all through South Africa, then up into Africa and out into the nations of the world in the most magnificent ways, spreading like a wild fire, but I knew immediately and exactly what it meant by the revelation of the Holy Spirit, and the Lord spoke to me there and then, saying, “No longer will they call Africa, deepest darkest Africa, for out of Africa and specifically, South Africa will come a revival fire that will spread throughout the whole world. It will start, (and this is the funny part because a lady prophet I once knew said the Lord always shows us in things we know nothing about) I had to ask God, when describing the vision to those around me, where in South Africa this fire had started. I could make out that it was in the middle and that it was actually close to the middle of South Africa, but you see Geography is the only subject I have actually failed a term of, at school. As I asked, the Lord immediately said Bloemfontein. Now that made perfect sense to me at the time because Bloemfontein was the place where our church held Leadership Training Times (or L.T.T’s as they were commonly known.), I said in Bloemfontein, then move down and around the country of South Africa and then out into Africa, on into other nations of Africa and then it will even jump into other continents, other countries of the world and touch and reach the other countries of the world, changing the world as the fire of revival spreads. Now the Lord told me, “No longer will they call Africa deepest darkest Africa, no longer must we call Africa, deepest darkest Africa, because the Lord has set His fire alight in Africa and the nations will be changed through what has started in Africa. The way the world sent missionaries into Africa, so now Africa will be sending the missionaries out into the world. We will no longer be calling it deepest darkest Africa, for Africa will be ignited with the power and revival fire of the living God.”
Dear reader, if you are reading this, I want you to know that I am one of the most privileged people alive in the world today. I had this vision in 2004. I had no idea that many years, a marriage and 2 children later, I would have the privilege of living the reality of this vision in attending the only 1 million strong prayer meeting in modern history, you guessed it, in Bloemfontein. And by the miraculous power of the One true Living God, no one in the world, when watching us come together to pray, not one asked to which God will they pray, they each knew instinctively the God of South Africa is the only true God! To God be the glory!