雲霄飛車年（2014年˙大使命 2） 雷克喬納2014-01-22
雲霄飛車的異象 當我為新的一年禱告時，神讓我看見一座雲霄飛車。這代表今年我們會有很大的高低起伏，我知道這根本不需要先知來預言，但此異象令人鼓舞的是，雲霄飛車最後停在最高點。我們今年會飛得更高！所以不要因低谷而氣餒，堅持下去並要知道我們將很快再次往上升。 我 們的先知朋友鮑伯瓊斯（Bob Jones）幾個月前告訴我們，今年的冬天會很冷。我相信現在的天氣已經符合此預言。當我在南卡羅來納州寫這篇文章，外面的溫度是華氏8度（約攝氏零下 13度），我不記得這裡有那麼冷過。然而，好消息是春天將隨之而來！重點是我們必須在任何低谷或艱困中堅持下去，艱困會來到，但它們將會過去！正如邱吉爾 曾說：『當你經過地獄，要繼續往前走。』繼續往前走。
我 所看見的雲霄飛車非常搖晃，似乎無法撐過下一個轉彎或高低起伏，但車子仍平安無事。我很愛雲霄飛車，但我大概不會志願坐這種雲霄飛車。我們並沒有選擇，我 們已經在車上了。甚至連世上最堅固的系統都非常搖晃，多半只能再撐過另一天，那也是因為神讓它們平安無事。祂這樣做是為著我們的緣故，所以我們理當不停止 禱告。 一輛閃閃發光的火車 異象裡，在此雲霄飛車的盡頭有一座月台。月台並不比雲霄飛車堅固到哪裡，但當我們穿過去時，它就會變得越來越堅固。在另一邊，我們要搭上一輛非常漂亮、閃閃發光的火車，那是我見過最漂亮、設備最完善的火車。 然而，當我搭上去時，我看見當它離開月台，它會進入一條非常長、非常黑的隧道，我完全無法看見盡頭。即便如此，隧道是向上走，這是一輛充滿動力、可以爬山的火車。我們正向上走，有一段路可能很暗、有點可怕，但我們走得更高。異象在這裡停住。
在異夢和異象中，火車通常代表訓練。我們可能仍在一輛又老又搖晃的雲霄飛車上，但這輛車將帶我們去到我們必須受訓練的地方。這對我而言是以弗所書四章─裝備/成全聖徒各盡其職。儘管需要一段時間我們才能看見要去哪裡（又長又黑的隧道），但我們將往上走。這輛車將帶我們到我們必須去到的地方。 神所建造的城 在自然界裡，信心的道路並無法看見要往哪裡去，但你應該知道你在尋找什麼。亞伯拉罕開始走信心的道路，他不知道要往哪裡去，但他卻知道他在尋找什麼─他在尋找神所建造的城，而非人所建造的。 人所建造的城令人印象深刻，但你一旦看見神所建造的城，你就不會對人所建造的任何事物感到印象深刻。我們需要啟示才能看見神所建造的事物。約翰看見巴比倫，直到他被帶到一座高山，他才看見新耶路撒冷，而那也是亞伯拉罕當初所看見的城。這座城仍在被建造中，同來建造是我們所能擁有最崇高的呼召，你看見了嗎？
A Roller Coaster Year
A Vision of a Roller Coaster
When I prayed for this coming year, I was shown a roller coaster. This means we will have ups and downs this year. I realize that hardly takes a prophet to predict, but the encouraging thing about this vision was that the ride ended at the highest point. We’re going higher this year! So don’t be discouraged by the dips. Hang on and know that we will be going up again soon.
Our prophetic friend, Bob Jones, told us several months ago that it was going to be a very hard winter. I think this one has already qualified for that. As I am writing this in South Carolina, it is 8 degrees outside. I don’t remember it ever being that cold here. However, the great thing is that spring will certainly follow! The point is that we must hang on during any dips or hard times. They will come to pass, but they will pass! As Winston Churchill once said, “When you’re going through Hell, keep going.” Keep going.The roller coaster I saw was very rickety. It did not seem that it could make it through another turn or the ups and downs. It held together though. I love roller coasters, but this one was not the kind I would get on voluntarily. We don’t have a choice, we are on it. Even the strongest systems of this world are very shaky, and most can only make it through another day because God is holding them together. He is doing this for our sakes, so we should never stop praying for them.
In the vision, there was a platform at the end of this roller coaster ride. It did not look any stronger than the roller coaster, but as we walked across, it became stronger and stronger. On the other side, there was a beautiful, brilliantly glistening train which we boarded. It was the most beautiful and well-appointed train I’ve ever seen.
However, as I boarded I saw that when it left the platform, it would enter a long, dark tunnel that I could not see the end of. Even so, the tunnel was going up, and this was a powerful, mountain-climbing train. We’re going up. It may be dark and a bit scary for a while, but we are going higher. That was the end of this vision.Trains often speak of training in dreams and visions. We may still be on a rickety old roller coaster, but the vehicle that is going to take us to where we must go will be training.This speaks to me of Ephesians 4 – the equipping of the saints to do the work of the ministry. Even though it may take a while for us to see where we’re going (the long, dark tunnel) we will be going up. This is the vehicle that will get us to where we must go.
It is the nature of the faith walk to not be able to see where you’re going, but you should know what you’re looking for. The one who started the walk of faith, Abraham, did not know where he was going, but he did know what he was looking for – the city that God is building, not men.The cities that men have built are impressive, but once you see what God is building, you can no longer be impressed with anything man is building. It takes revelation to see what God is building. John saw Babylon until he was carried to a high mountain. Then he saw the New Jerusalem, which is the city that Abraham saw. It is still being built. Being a part of it is the highest calling we can have. Do you see it?
As we see in the Book of Revelation, the New Jerusalem is the Bride, the wife of the Lamb. As Don Potter recently remarked, it is an amazing thing how a bride can look like she is in shambles just minutes before the ceremony. However, in those last few minutes she comes together and emerges so beautifully and so perfect that you know you have witnessed a great miracle. This may well be just the way it happens with the Bride of the Lamb. We may look like a disaster right up to the end and then, miraculously, we come together without spot or wrinkle.
Never give up.