The Stairway of Visions

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Passion for Abba Father’s presence increased daily and throughout the watches of the night. She felt His presence taking up residence, dispelling all the darkness which brought her in harmony with His perfect will. He was faithful to His Word. This young woman felt the yokes being destroyed and burdens lifted from her shoulder like an abundance of rain. She found herself flowing in Abba Father’s River of love. There was never a dull moment, studying His Word, searching, and memorizing the scriptures. One morning she found herself walking in her living room, when suddenly, water from Heaven was raining on her. It was as if God was washing away even the residue of sin from her life, but it was a vision and significantly many more to come.  

Early one morning as this young woman went to the secret place to commune with her Abba Father, the door was ajar readily, she went inside to find only a stairway. A bit disappointed, she placed one foot on the stairs and began the climb. Being short in stature, there were moments where she could feel her little feet but continued in her pursuit of her Abba Father. What she did not realize was that she had climbed where airplanes dared to fly. She stopped and there were only two steps that led straight into the Heavens. However, this young woman did not know how to climb these two steps. One of them was like a ledge and the other upright. Whilst gazing at this unusual sight, a man appeared and handed her a book and she ran with the book.  

Awakened from her sleep this vision seemed so real. Something had changed within her, each time she opened her mouth to speak. The Word of God flowed out and her passion for her Abba Father increased rapidly. A vision unfolded whilst standing praying in her bedroom with her eyes opened. A large muscular white horse made its grand entrance. The white horse knelt beside her; it seemed as if the horse was protecting her from something. Dumbfounded, midway into her prayer this young woman blurted out, “King of Kings and LORD of LORDS!” But the white horse would not leave her side. This was an open vision which left her bewildered and filled with questions, what was the meaning of the white horse and why did he is protecting her? 

The book of Revelation chapter 19 came alive as she hurriedly opened the Bible to find clarification. John, a disciple of Jesus Christ wrote in verse 11, “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war”; verse 12, “His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but himself”; verse 13, “And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.” Visibly shaken by what she had seen, she read verse 14, “And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.” While she pondered on the Word, she could not help but ask her Abba Father, why had the white horse visited her in such a manner in an open vision.  

Her attention was drawn away from this because of a terrible storm which was about to hit the island where she lived. Preparations had to be made and as she tried to bake some bread, she discovered that she did not have enough shortening. Her eldest daughter and her brother’s two youngest children were sent to the neighbor’s house around the bend. Something was wrong, her niece, nephew and daughter’s eyes were glossy. From deep within came these words, “Tell your daughter, never mind, come back!” Albeit the young woman did not adhere and rationalized that it was only a short trip.  

Amid the noise of a large garbage truck, she watched as her daughter drove her van around the curve. She had an unsettling feeling though. Her eldest girl returned but she looked as if she had seen a ghost! A horrific scene which could have ended in tragedy unfolded. The van was left with the engine on with the two little children inside. The little boy took to the driver’s seat and put the van into reverse gear. Her daughter chased the van, which was about to crash into the neighbor’s house on the opposite side of the street. The neighbour, who was watching all this almost went into cardiac arrest. Meanwhile, her eldest daughter was chasing the van, trying desperately to get her little cousin’s attention as she screamed, “Put your foot on the brakes!” It had to have been divine intervention as the little boy managed to press his little feet on the brakes. The van stopped a few inches from crashing into the newly renovated home. The neighbor confirmed the incident and said it would have been too much for her had tragedy unfolded. 

The young woman then realized why she had seen the white horse and why it had behaved in such a protective manner. The white horse was a war horse but could it have been symbolic of how Jesus Christ divinely intervened in intense warfare. While pondering on this, a reminder of yet another vision unfolded of her praying in the front of an upscale community directly in the front of a particular home. Upon closer examination, she was kneeling on a flat but wide rock, praying intensely. What was so unusual was that she would not take herself off the rock and kept on praying. Soon, a man holding his little daughter came to where she was kneeling as she persevered in prayer. Prostitutes, drug addicts, the homeless and hurt people were drawn to the place where she prayed nonstop. A miracle occurred, they all confessed Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour. Each one was delivered and set free. People were healed from every social class. The young woman was so overwhelmed by the reminder of these three significant visions. She did not realize these three of many more visions, were foretelling of what her Abba Father had prepared for her – to impact nations. She humbly bowed her knees in prayer while thinking about the vision of the stairway. 

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