Posted: 01/14/2017 at 7:23am
Chasing the Wild Goose!
by Charles Shamp, Nashville, TN
Dream of the Country's Affairs
In the early morning hours of December 31, 2016, I had a profound
dream from the Lord regarding President Trump and the affairs of the
nations. In this dream I was brought to a country fair. As I walked in
there was a sign that read "The Country's Fair." The sign then changed
to say, "The Country's Affairs." The scene was set with different tents
representing various nations around the world. It felt as if I was
brought to a secret gathering where the leaders of the world were
discussing different affairs of the nations.
There seemed to be great turmoil and destruction happening in every
tent, when suddenly I saw President-Elect Trump emerge from one of the
tents. As I looked at him he began to change into a dove, then a goose,
and began to fly. I saw many other leaders emerge from various tents
around the fair and change into doves then into geese as well.
Then an individual walked over to me; I knew him to be the Holy
Spirit because of his unique appearance. I've encountered Him over the
years in my dreams, so when He approached me I recognized Him
immediately. I asked, "What is happening?" He said, "Look up! This is what your President has done. He's chasing the wild goose, everything is about to change!"
When I looked up, I saw thousands of geese flying in perfect V
formations. It was a sight to behold. I immediately understood what the
Holy Spirit was telling me.
The Prayer Journey to Iona
In the month of November, on the day of the election, the Lord led
Brynn and I, along with our ten-year-old son and five-year-old daughter,
to take a prayer journey to the Isle of Iona and pray for the
elections. The Isle of Iona had been a very significant location for the
spreading of Christianity into the United Kingdom and Europe in the
early centuries and was founded by an Apostolic leader named Saint
Columba. God had given Saint Columba a governmental anointing over
nations and there are many accounts and stories of Columba meeting with
angels on the island.
In fact, there is a hill on the island that is called "The Hill of
Angels" and it is said that angels would ascend and descend to council
with Columba over the affairs of the nations as he and his disciples
went out from there across the land to spread the Gospel. Another
significant location on the island is a spot that is said to have had
the Stone of Destiny brought to it so Columba could anoint the kings
that God had chosen to rule different nations. They would sit on the
Stone of Destiny and Columba would pray and anoint them, this was
primarily done for the kings of Scotland through the years, but other
kings came as well.
Isle is so significant in history that sixty kings are buried on this
island; forty-eight Scottish kings rest there as a testament to the
power that this place once held.
We were led by the Lord to travel and pray there after discovering
that President-Elect Trump had Scottish heritage through his mother. She
had been born and raised on the famous Scottish Isle of Lewis, which is
well known because of the powerful revival that came in 1949 with
Evangelist Duncan Campbell. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)
Our whole family prayed and prophesied by the direction of the Lord
from the very spot where Columba had prayed for kings centuries before.
We prayed that Trump would be anointed to take the position as the next president of the United States. Despite
the downpour of rain, we powered through that day decreeing what the
Lord had shown us, even our children joined in and spontaneously prayed
during the day.
We left with a promise from the Lord that a new king would be crowned
– one that He had chosen. His will would be done! Into the early
morning hours, we watched as God fulfilled the prophetic word.
Chasing The Wild Goose
In the dream when the Holy Spirit spoke to me and said, "Look up, this is what your President has done. He's chasing the Wild Goose!" I understood it because the Celtic Saints referred to the Holy Spirit as the Wild Goose. It was a well known symbol to them of the Holy Spirit and His nature.
They would talk about the Holy Spirit as "chasing the wild
goose." A goose also represents great wealth, prosperity and blessing.
The Lord is speaking a clear word to America and the nations right now.I believe that we are about to see one of the greatest
transformations of nations that any generation has ever seen. I believe
the Lord is getting a hold of President-Elect Donald Trump in such a
manner that he will chase the Holy Spirit with great passion and cause
other nations to follow the United States. He will lead other leaders to
fly above the turmoil and chaos to a place of unity and victory in the
earth – a massive shift is coming. A global transformation!
You Are the Bridge Between Heaven and Earth
I began to look again into the sky and I saw what looked to be a
pillar of wings going up into the heavens. I asked the Holy Spirit, "Are
the geese flying into Heaven?" The Holy Spirit said, "Look again – these are not geese – these are angels and what you are looking at is Jacob's ladder."
I looked again and it came into perfect focus as I saw thousands of
angels ascending and descending on a crystal staircase. The Holy Spirit
said, "Follow Me, I will take you there."
Instantly I found myself in the midst of the staircase. Angels were
moving past me at the speed of light. I could hear their voices and feel
the wind of their wings upon my face; it was breathtaking. They were
moving at lightning speed taking assignments throughout the whole earth.
We climbed the staircase until it shifted into what seemed to be a
crystal looking bridge with angels and people interlocking arms across
it. I said, "What is this Holy Spirit?" He said, "This is the bridge from Heaven to earth. Come, I want you to meet someone."
He brought me to a man who was on his knees, praying. He looked
weary, like he had been in a great battle. He had his arms interlocking
with angels on both sides. The Holy Spirit said, "This is an everyday Believer, the Intercessor, and his name is Urijah. He is a warrior for the Kingdom!"
The Holy Spirit continued to speak saying, "Prophet,
you must prophesy to him. He is weary in well doing, but the joy of the
Lord is his strength. We need him in the fight. Without the intercessor
locking arms with the angels, God can't release Heaven on earth. It is
the intercessor who helps bridge the gap and create the arc from Heaven
to earth with the angelic realm. You must prophesy!" (Photo via Unsplash)
I started to prophesy and suddenly an overwhelming joy came into my
heart and I began to laugh uncontrollably as I decreed the word of the
Lord for this man. The Holy Spirit said, "That's it...the joy of the Lord is his strength!"
I saw the joy return to the face of this man and strength came back
into his body. He gripped tightly to the angels on both sides of him and
began to pray for the nations again. I then awoke at 3am.
Yahweh is My Light
The name Urijah holds great significance because it means, "Yahweh is my light." This is what all Believers are to be – a light to the world. We must let that light shine through our lives and one of the most important places for that light to shine is in prayer.
I believe that many intercessors have become weary over the past several months praying over the affairs of the nations, but
God is releasing great joy in the coming hour. Many have become weary
in well doing, but the Lord is about to bring great encouragement and
strength back by the prophets, decreeing the Word of the Lord over them.
I want to encourage all Believers that God is bringing a refreshing
joy to your intercession and where in the last several months you have
felt a great amount of burden to the point of weariness, God is bringing
your joy back. You will stand and see all that you have prayed
in this last season come to pass – and your joy will be overwhelming and
full of Glory. God Bless you all in this New Year! (To Subscribe to the Elijah List go here.)
Charles and Brynn Shamp, President and Founders
Charles and Brynn Shamp
are the founders of Destiny Encounters. They have a true passion for
revival and the glory of God. Compelled by the heart of the Father to
seek and save the lost, they are releasing God's love to the world
seeing the captives delivered, the sick healed, and lives changed.
Charles and Brynn believe that through outreach, missions, and crusade
evangelism, one life changed can impact a nation and transform a
generation. Charles and Brynn have answered the call to lead a
generation in the movement of both the Word and the Spirit. With the
power of an encounter they are truly unlocking a generation's destiny
one heart at a time.
Edited by Ron McGatlin on 01/14/2017 at 7:29am