Prophetic Perspective: Welcome to the Era of Favor

by | May 21, 2020 | Blogs, God Encounters Today

The questions I am frequently receiving in this season have prompted me to provide prophetic perspective on the new era I believe we have entered.

These questions sound something like this: “What comes next?” “Where do we go from here?” “What does this 50-day divine reset require of me?” “Can we just go back to what we knew?”

Change is upon us—no matter what! We are in the midst of one greatest defining moments in recent global history.

WWII left a global impact with the realigning of nations and the birth of the nation of Israel.

The terror attacks by a few radicals on 9/11 resulted in the world reeling. Life never went back to its former ways.

That’s what happens in “defining moments.” That’s what entering a new era is all about—we enter into a historic changing room and come out on the other side looking and acting different.

But revelatory keys for the new era are being released.

An invitation on how to build an ark of His presence has been issued. Divine creativity and a call to entrepreneurship are on the rise. Insight for your life, family and sphere of influence are yours in Christ Jesus.

You simply have to rest around the ark of His covenantal presence, and you will receive the new. Ask and you will receive!

Prophetic Perspective on the New Era—Confirming Dreams

In last week’s article, I shared with you “Revelatory Gleanings: A Journey with the Holy Spirit.” If you have not read that article, then click here to acquaint yourself with it.

At the close of that blog I stated, “I have much more to share. So for now, let’s consider that this is installment No. 1 with more insights yet to come.” So in this article, I will share more of the recent God-encounters I have received in this recent season.

In the last few weeks, the Holy Spirit has been bringing to my memory prophetic words I have received and released 40 years ago, 30 or 20 or 10 years ago. I have never experienced this kind of thing before, but I have had short dreams in which I watch myself deliver prophetic words. Here are a couple of examples.

In a dream I saw myself in the studio of The Miracle Channel in Canada. I heard myself declare, “E-Church will come about in a season when it is of necessity and relevancy.” At the time, people wondered what I was talking about.

Yes, it did have an application for that period of time, but not in some dramatic global manner. Then I had this dream in March 2020 and the voice of the Lord woke me up declaring, “These are those days.”

Yes, these are the days of the electronic church. It is a season of necessity and relevancy and it is part of entering into a new era!

In another reminder dream, I watched myself composing an article about “The Gentle, the Rude and the Great Awakening.”

And it’s true, I did more than just compose a blog on the subject; I talked publicly about this theme in multiple places and on multiple occasions.

I felt a reverberation of heaven upon these words once again in my recent short dream, “We will encounter the gentle, the rude and the Great Awakening.”

I even wrote chapters in one of my books, The Coming Israel Awakening, and even used these exact words in chapter titles. And guess, what? I woke up hearing those resounding words again, These are those days.”

So… what does this mean?

It appears to me the Holy Spirit is dumping out on the table a giant jigsaw puzzle, and the pieces are finally coming together. This too is a part of the Prophetic Perspective on the New Era.

I Walked in Heaven

On Sunday morning, May 3, I had a God-encounter that was so personal and touched me so deeply that I am still processing it.

In a dream, I saw the great cloud of witnesses looking and so intrigued by what was occurring in the earth.

I then saw myself. I was walking through a hallway or corridor in heaven.

My guide was the faceless man, the Holy Spirit. He was leading me through a hallway of believers from various periods of time.

I saw William and Katherine Booth, John Wesley, Zinzendorf, Katherine Kuhlmann and other great forerunners. I saw people I knew who have departed this realm and are now enthralled with the eternity of heaven.

As I walked down the hallway, people stood to their feet. They were smiling and applauding and conveying gratitude.

I was shocked when I saw the man who had performed the wedding ceremony for Michal Ann and me, who later became antagonistic and caught cross-current with the birthing of the modern-day prophetic movement in Kansas City.

Yes, he loved God. Yes, this dear man was there, and though he had thrown hurtful stones in the past, he was so glad to see me. He stood to his feet as I passed by and conveyed gratitude that I had never given up. The gleam in his eyes conveyed life, joy and pleasure that the moves of God were still coming forth and there are those who are still willing to keep their hand to the plow and keep moving forward no matter what.

My guide would not let me stop; He continued to lead the way and escorted me into a grand auditorium.

It held thousands upon thousands of the saints in heaven. I was then standing at the back of this grand theater of Jewish and church history, and I saw some activity upon the stage.

I briefly saw a lady walking off the platform—exit right. I never saw her face, but I knew who she was. The throng of believers stood to their feet and gave honor to whom honor was due.

It was none other than Michal Ann Willard Goll, my late wife, and she had just presented her narrative as a pioneer of women in ministry and leadership.

Those who had previously mocked and jeered no longer were aligned with the accuser of the brethren but were thanking God for the champions of the faith who pioneered an area of truth that they just did not grasp on earth.

Then I knew. Yes, my knower knew. I was overwhelmed with the future possible opportunity to address the throng of heaven on a theme.

Do you want to know what it was? Moving Forward No Matter the Cost.” This theme illuminated my being, “Moving Forward.”

Then the dream ended, and I was filled with understanding of the days in which we live.

I knew that the battles in this earthly life, the church wars and relational pain we encounter, don’t really matter.

In heaven, it is all revealed and everyone who loves Christ is transformed. Old bitterness is gone. Competition ends, and we really do cheer for one another.

We Carry On!

I am still here, and so are you. You have not quit, and neither have I.

We are called to bring forth lessons we have learned from crossing over from one move of God to the next. Our responses are changing from “Why me?” to “Why not!”

Yes, I walked in heaven that day. But now, like you, I walk in this world to be a light shining in darkness, declaring, “The glory of the latter house will be greater than the former.”

In heaven, everything is going to be all right. Wow! What a place heaven is.

Oh, I all most forgot to tell you something really important.

In going from one era into the next, God always uses the backdrop of darkness before a great light appears.

As I came out of this final exhilarating dream, I heard, “Welcome to the era of favor. Welcome to the era of favor that those who have sowed in tears will reap with joy. Welcome to the beginning of the great harvest!”

That’s what I believe. How about you?

I invite you to join me and live out this prophetic perspective on the New Era! {eoa}

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Dr. James W. Goll is the founder of God Encounters Ministries. He is an international bestselling author, a certified life language coach, an adviser to leaders and ministries and a recording artist. James has traveled around the world ministering in more than fifty nations sharing the love of Jesus, imparting the power of intercession, prophetic ministry and life in the Spirit. He has recorded numerous classes with corresponding curriculum kits and is the author of more than 50 books, including The Seer, The Prophet, The Discerner, The Lost Art of Intercession and Praying with God’s Heart. James is also the founder of GOLL Ideation LLC, where creativity, consulting and leadership training come together. James was married to Michal Ann for 32 years before her graduation to heaven in the fall of 2008. He has four adult married children and a growing number of grandchildren. His goal is to “win for the Lamb the rewards of His suffering.” James continues to make his home in Franklin, Tennessee.


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