Mike Bickle: Prophetic Dream: Victorious Church in the End-Times (Rev. 12:7-12)

Mike Bickle is a man of God and a brother in Christ. We are called to love - not criticize - our brothers and to honor men of God, whether we agree with how they do things or not. If you're coming to this page in order to criticize or to exercise a religious spirit, please ask yourself: "Does my attitude honor God? Does it bring unity or disunity in the Church?" and if appropriate, please repent as necessary.

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A. I was speaking at a conference in a baseball park inside a large fair ground. About 40,000 people were present. Many leaders and their people (from many “charismatic” streams) were present. I saw a certain leader who was representative of other leaders in the Body of Christ who seek to walk in God’s power and who walk with an excellent spirit. We were enjoying warm fellowship together.

B. I preached on prayer, God’s power and end-time judgment. I spoke at two afternoon sessions. In the break between the sessions, some were debating on what I was preaching. Some IHOP-KC people debated each other and some were speaking to believers from different ministry streams. They were debating in a friendly way about God’s power and His end-time judgment. There was no hostility, but only sincere dialogue with humility and love. It was enjoyable and intellectually stimulating but none of the different points of view stirred up real faith and revelation.

C. Immediately, as I finished the second session at 5 PM, I saw a token of a few of the events that John prophesied about in Rev. 12:7-9 when war breaks out in heaven between Satan and Michael the archangel. The result is that Satan will be cast to the earth at the beginning of the Tribulation.

7 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, 8 but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. 9 So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan…he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him… (Rev. 12:7-9)

D. I did not see Satan, but only demonic principalities being cast to the earth. They looked like large snakes (over 100 yards long and 50 feet thick). Each had a large head that looked like a dragon. Many of them were coming from the sky down to the earth.

E. Every one at the conference was filled with panic. Most were terrified. No one, including me, had understanding or faith that was mature enough to respond in the power or confidence that I had just preached on. I ran as I felt the terror of the event. The leaders and their people felt terror. All wanted to quickly get out of there. Most were in confusion, including the IHOP-KC people.

F. These snake-like demonic principalities and demonic hosts with them were filled with rage against the people. They were angry and even humiliated about being confined to the earth. Satan’s rage is related to his short amount of time before going to prison (Rev. 20:1-3).

12 Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath (fury), because he knows that he has a short time…17 The dragon was enraged… he went to make war with the rest…who have the testimony of Jesus… (Rev. 12:12, 17)

G. Soot or wet, muddy, thick ash was raining down from the sky. It darkened the sky as it fell on the people who were running. I ran out of the vast fair grounds to the park offices (at the entrance). Wet ash was all over me as I ran. Many did not get out. They were bitten by the large snakes.

H. There were evil policeman at the entrance. They told me, “You have to go back into the fair grounds or we will put you in jail.” They were calloused about the danger I would face by going back into the fair grounds. I then understood they were in the Antichrist’s system. I was in a dilemma. I thought, “I just escaped from the most intense danger imaginable and now I have to go back in”. There will be no natural way out of this crisis except by the power of the Spirit.

I. When standing by the police I thought, “I wish IHOP would have taken the events in Rev. 12 more seriously and therefore, prepared more urgently in the early days when we had time. I said to myself, “the debate about power is much bigger than the power we actually walk in”. I woke up with urgency that the IHOP leadership needs greater zeal to walk in the things of the Spirit.

J. After I woke up, I was clear that fear and confusion will NOT be the condition of the entire Body of Christ when the events of Rev. 12:7 literally occur. Many will have understanding and be in a place of mature faith. The Lord was showing me what it would be like if these events happened today with the Church in its current condition (in being unprepared in understanding and faith).

K. The message of the dream was that IHOP needed to be more urgent in going deep in our walk with Jesus, in growing in faith to operate more in the Holy Spirit right now, and to eat the scroll in order to have much more understanding now and for that specific hour.

20 The anger of the LORD will not turn back until He has executed and performed the thoughts of His heart. In the latter days you will understand it perfectly. (Jer. 23:20)

L. I felt strongly that IHOP and other streams in the Body have “empty” arguments about power and insight into the end-time drama. Most arguments, in either direction, do not actually prepare people to go deeper in Jesus, His Word and Spirit. They are not helpful, thus they are empty.

M. IHOP is simply too immature to give time to theoretical debates. In this dream, the Lord was warning me to set my face toward Him and His Word and to refuse the temptation to invest time in seeking to look wise to others. What is coming is so much more intense than we imagine. Those with the most insight do not understand the intensity of the events in Rev. 12:7-12.

N. The point of the dream: I and the IHOP leadership are not mature enough in our understanding to entertain debates and casual arguments that will arise much more in the Church in the future.

O. The "now" word of God must be confirmed with power. The only way to be culturally relevant in society is to move in power to confirm the Word. Without this, many in the Church are looking for ministries with trendy language and clothes, interesting technology, or to talk about current affairs to identify together. Many are trapped in an abyss of entertainment.

P. We will only penetrate that bubble by power and the real fear of the Lord. People will not get free from the vice of our pop culture without it. People must walk away from their gatherings knowing that He is involved in their lives in power. We must experience manifestation of His majesty that makes us tremble and His kindness that moves us to repentance and servanthood.


A. Some teach that the war in heaven described in Rev. 12:7 occurred at the cross and that Satan is now confined to the earth. Satan’s host operate in the heavenly places in this age.

12 We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities…against the rulers of the darkness…against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Eph. 6:12)

B. Christ defeated Satan at the cross. However, the full scope of His victory has not yet been fully manifested on earth. At Christ's ascension, Jesus was seated at God’s right hand, far above all authority (Eph. 1:20-22). Jesus disarmed the demonic powers and made a public spectacle of them (Col. 2:15). The "already and not yet" paradox of the Kingdom is now operating.

C. The windows of the heaven will be opened and demonic principalities will be punished. Demonic spirits and evil kings are also put in prison like Satan as prophesied by Isaiah.

18 The windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth are shaken. 19 The earth is violently broken…the earth is shaken exceedingly...20 Its transgression shall be heavy upon it…21 In that day that the LORD will punish on high the host of exalted ones (demonic principalities), and on the earth the kings of the earth. 22 They (demons and kings) will be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit (bottomless pit), and will be shut up in the prison (Rev. 20:1-3); after many days (1,000 years) they will be punished (Lake of Fire)…the LORD of hosts will reign on Mount Zion (Millennium)… (Isa. 24:18-23)

D. One of the most unique dynamics in the Tribulation is that Satan and all his demons will be cast to the earth (Rev. 12:9) and he will give his throne to the Antichrist (Rev. 13:2). Hundreds of millions of demons now in the bottomless pit will be released (Rev. 9:3, 16). Billions will be engaged in Satan worship. There will be more demonized people on earth than at any time in history.

2 The Dragon (Satan) gave him (Antichrist) his power, his throne … (Rev. 13:2)

21 There will be Great Tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world…22 Unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved... (Mt. 24:21-22)

E. The saints will overcome Satan in the Tribulation by the blood of Jesus, our testimony and commitment to Jesus even unto death.

10 I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, "Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren…has been cast down. 11 They overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. (Rev. 12:10-11)

F. The Praying Church will overcome Satan and the Antichrist (Rev. 12:11; 15:2; 2:7, 11, 17, 26; 3:5, 12, 21; 21:7). The miracles of Exodus and Acts will be combined and multiplied on a global level. Fear need NOT dominate our spirit and extinguish our faith. We need not fear the Tribulation as powerless victims seeking to escape it.

12 The works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do… (Jn. 14:12)

G. End-time believers will engage in the prayer of faith to bind and loose according to God’s will. This passage is fulfilled on earth in the Tribulation with a victorious Church operating in power.

18 On this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. (Mt. 16:18-19)

H. The Antichrist will be the greatest oppressor the world has ever seen. Isa. 42 is one of the main Second Coming passages. It emphasizes justice. People do not rejoice in judgment until an oppressor is in power. Jesus brings justice to the earth in context to the Antichrist’s oppression.

I. Jesus will only confront the oppressor to the measure that prayers of the saints ascend in faith.

4 The prayers of the saints, ascended before God…5 Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it to the earth… (Rev. 8:4-5)

7 Shall God not avenge (bring justice) His own elect who cry out day and night to Him…8 I tell you that He will avenge them speedily (in the Tribulation). (Lk. 18:7-8)

J. The most dramatic events in world history will occur in context to the greatest prayer movement that contends against the greatest oppression to see the greatest justice movement fulfilled across the whole earth. What is released in fullness then is released in part now.


A. The message of Rev. 14 is that Jesus will supernaturally anoint the Church to walk in victory.

B. In Rev. 14:1-5, Jesus will stand on Mount Zion in Jerusalem with 144,000 prophetic singers. Rev. 14:6-13 reveals four prophetic promises and proclamations that the Spirit will release conviction on and will confirm with signs and wonders to strengthen His people.

1. In Rev. 14:6-7, we will receive angelic assistance and great power that we may succeed in preaching the Gospel to all nations in the presence of hostility (Mt. 24:14; Rev. 7:9).

2. In Rev. 14:8, the anointed proclamation of the defeat of the Harlot Babylon stirs our faith.

3. In Rev. 14:9-11, the anointed proclamation of the certainty of eternal judgment coming on all who worship the Antichrist will embolden the saints to resist even unto death.

4. In Rev. 14:12-13, the anointed proclamation of the certainty of receiving eternal rewards for being faithful will strengthen the Church.

5. In Rev. 14:14-20, we see the two different end-time harvests to be released by prayer. The harvest of souls is seen in Rev. 14:14-16 and the harvest of sin in Rev. 14:17-20. These show the results of prayers that release power for salvation and the removal of evil.

Mike Bickle, iHOP
February 13, 2009


I knew there were prophetic words speaking about our recent unusually snowy winter. I've been waiting for them.

Written by Machele Sheddy
Wednesday, 24 December 2008

November 1, 2008 when we took a team to Wenatchee to share about the Five-fold ministry I received a vision during the opening worship. The Lord showed me Pastor Mike McGrath walking through about 3 feet of snow. The Lord said that day a dozen times and again through the first part of December - "The Snow is Coming". On November first He shared an interpretation of the vision. He told us that while snow officially demonstrates that much of outside life is in hibernation, appearing to be dead. But this Spring, when it thaws, life will spring forth in incredible ways.

This the Lord told us was a spiritual picture of what will take place in the spiritual realm over Washington State. This Spring life will spring forth in incredible ways. Be ready for it. While the snow is beautiful, not appreciated by everyone, it is a Sign to us from the Lord.

On a personal note, when the Lord talked about the snow coming, I thought He meant Eastern Washington. Having lived here almost 20 years, I have not seen this much snow in Western Washington. This demonstrates to me that the Lord meant all of the State in His interpretation, not just part of it. We are in this together friends and our Lord has great plans for our state. I say plans because what He will do throughout our state will look different in each region. It is why it is important for all 12 regions to hold at least two Prophetic Gatherings between January 1 and April 1, 2009. Expect to hear from someone in the next couple of weeks re: the region you are in.

It is going to be a great year! Enjoy your Christmas and be thankful for the sign of snow. Those of you inundated with the snow, means your area is prime for inundating spiritual blessings.

Russell Snyder
Wholehearted Devotion Ministries
via Kingdom Council

A Lincoln Experience

This week is the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. It’s not generally taught in schools, but during his first term in office, Lincoln – who appeared to enter office as an unbelieving son of believing parents – began to know something of God and His ways. Though he never joined a church, the president experienced enough of God to be described by two biographers as “a man of more intense religiosity than any other President the United States has ever had.

They continue, saying, “Lincoln's faith was not conventional,” and go on to describe that faith as growing, but completely outside of the normal traditions of being a Christian in his day (or in ours). In fact, it was Lincoln’s new faith that led him to declare the controversial Emancipation Proclamation that abolished slavery in this nation.

In other words, Abraham Lincoln entered office with not much of a living faith, but encountered God early in his term of office.

There are a number of prophetic voices around this country who are praying for the same kind of experience with President Barack Obama: that early in his term of office, he would find the God whose hand has been on this nation since before her birth. These men and women are believing that this is God’s purpose for Mr. Obama.

I say all of this for two reasons: first to encourage prayer for President Obama, and specifically, to encourage prayer for an Abraham Lincoln experience: that he would discover his Maker more personally over the next few years.

Second, an introduction is needed for this CNN report of Mr. Obama speaking of his own “religious transformation.” This is a foundation from which to pray for that Lincoln experience for Mr. Obama. He has a start, let’s pray for a faith that drives his choices and actions to the point where Barack Obama is willing – as Abraham Lincoln was – to make politically dangerous decisions in favor of justice for the helpless, that Obama would declare with Lincoln, “It is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation should be on the Lord's side.” And let’s continue to pray for Mr. Obama even if his faith, Like Lincoln’s, does not line up doctrinally or experientially with traditional orthodox Christianity.

Obama speaks out about religious transformation

WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Barack Obama spoke out Thursday about his religious transformation. The President's comments came at the National Prayer Breakfast.

Here's what Obama said, according to the prepared remarks.

“I was not raised in a particularly religious household. I had a father who was born a Muslim but became an atheist, grandparents who were non-practicing Methodists and Baptists, and a mother who was skeptical of organized religion, even as she was the kindest, most spiritual person I’ve ever known. She was the one who taught me as a child to love, and to understand, and to do unto others as I would want done.

“I didn’t become a Christian until many years later, when I moved to the South Side of Chicago after college. It happened not because of indoctrination or a sudden revelation, but because I spent month after month working with church folks who simply wanted to help neighbors who were down on their luck – no matter what they looked like, or where they came from, or who they prayed to. It was on those streets, in those neighborhoods, that I first heard God’s spirit beckon me. It was there that I felt called to a higher purpose – His purpose.

The Prophets of Antelope Valley

The Spirit of the Lord says hear the prophet and hear the prophets that speak from this territory from desert which carries water beneath it. They say the antelope valley had a gathering of prophets that the enemy was able to come in and disburse them. God said heaven is watching for you have caught its attention. You have caught heavens attention. Why? Can I bring water from the desert? Yes! The Spirit of God says this is a day of new beginnings. Men have said numerically it could not be possible. God said forget about what men say I’m giving you a brand new start. I’m causing the earth to tremble. You say we don’t want to hear about trembling of the earth, God said it is only a sign that there is a shaking in hell and that heaven is about to celebrate the saints of the Most High God for the prosperity of the Lord that is about to come upon you.

The Spirit of the Lord is working the miraculous. There is a supernatural intervention that is coming, for God says look to the sky. There will be a sign in the sky again over California, over Oregon, over Washington it shall continue north into Canada for the Spirit of God says this sign shall cause people to tremble and be afraid. Do not worry for the wind will come says the Lord. There is an experience that is similar to what took place on the day of Pentecost that is about to take place. What took place, the heavens opened up for they were united together, the day had fully come. The Spirit of God says the day has fully come. What day? The day says the Lord that you’ve been waiting for, the day of the Lord. Men shall say, shall we be caught away and be taken into the heavens? You are going to experience a different kind of rapture, it is a rapture that will take you into a new dimension of God’s authority and God’s power says the Spirit of God.

Let there be no fear of this calamity for the Spirit of God says men I’ve told you there will be political upheaval and I will not take sides with any party in this nation, but I will rule with a rod of iron in this next election. This is will be a rod of iron and a rod of correction that shall come from My people and shall come from those that have been anointed and shall be known as the elect of the Lord. My elect are about to arise to the occasion and there is a baptism of fire that is coming to the people, get ready and rejoice says the Lord.

The Spirit of God says, hear these words before you take your seat because you know it is not time to walk, it is time to run. Acceleration has taken place, your enemy has stood up against you like never before but the rod of correction it shall be upon this nation. No, not judgment, I said the rod of correction. What is this; would a father chastise his son without loving him? I’m about to show you the greatest love that I have for this nation and how I will take from the desert and bring oil, oil, oil and water says the Spirit of the Lord. There will be a combination, out of the water shall come the oil. They shall say why, why would these things happen? Because I own the earth. Watch the watermelon, for my prophet ate the watermelon today and there shall be a strange thing that will take place on the earth and they will say scientifically it cannot be correct. I’m seeing something very strange right now. God said they’ll say it shall contain no water because of such and such a place and such and such a thing. I don’t even know what I’m talking about, but geologically. God said I will prove them wrong, why because I created the earth. I know what to do and I know how to change it and I know what it can yield from the water will come the oil says the Spirit of God. Americarejoice this is your day.

The Spirit of God says why do you wonder what has been spoken? Shall the prophets re-prophesy what has been prophesied before? No! The Lord has spoken who can but prophesy, you have to for I have sent My Word into the atmosphere, therefore prophets rise up, open your mouth and prophesy says the Lord.

So there! We will prophesy for He has spoken. Who can but prophesy? A Lion has roared who shall not be afraid. God has spoken, prophesy!

God wanted David to be acquainted with what was on the earth to use it against the enemy. If you could just catch what I’m saying to you right now. God saidAmerica you don’t need what they are providing for you. Out of your own soil you will destroy the giant of the Middle East. Your energy will come from sticks and stones, your energy will come from the water of the earth. God spoke tonight about the watermelon. Most of you are saying what in the world are you talking about? I’m talking about God sharing secrets. If you’ve got enough intestinal fortitude you’d say I believe if Moses could speak to the rock and it could bring forth water and you could strike the rock, then God can bring out energy from anywhere He likes, even a watermelon.

Prophecy is something that allows us to do in order to break the power of prognosis. The spirit of prognostication is the most powerful influencing force on the earth at this very moment. Bad news, a relentless flow of bad news is causing the hearts of men to fail them and so we require an open heaven. There is an open heaven that is coming to us, the day has fully come. The Word of the Lord is, your day has fully come, therefore suddenly is about to happen and the heavens have opened up and something is going to rest upon your head.

And there appeared to them tongues of fire and one sat upon each, one sat upon each of them, there is an expression that is sitting and resting upon each one of you right now. That day 120 people gathered in the upper room and were one accord, one place, one mind and suddenly, suddenly the house was filled with the sound as of a mighty rushing wind. There appeared to them tongues of fire and one sat upon each of them. I have read that so many times, but when I read that I realized that God has a unique expression for every individual in the house. In other words they were going to have an expression of God that no one else had. You have an individual expression that has rested upon you for the purpose of speaking and prophesying. The prophetic is you going to the future and brining it back. You bring back the presence of that event. You are a witness to an event that you are involved with and when you return you bring back the presence of that event called destiny.

Kim Clement, from his website.
August 8, 2008 - Lancaster, CA