During the night just before Hannukah, I received a dream that greatly disturbed me for many days. I witnessed a flying mace coming over England from the southern coast. It burned with a strange fire and I was terrified by its sight. It advanced across the nation with absolute authority and no one could escape its reach or run from its path. I understood the mace was like one of a monarch to represent their sovereignty in the courts and government of the nation. But this mace was not like any earthly instrument, for it had no staff by which it might be held, and I marvelled at what I saw and looked for the staff, but it could not be found, and the Word of the Lord came to the United Kingdom saying, “’Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit says the Lord.’ When the glory and government of the Lord comes it will not be held by any human hand. My Sovereignty is not a matter for any human court to determine. No political affiliation will order my steps or my decrees, for I Am the Lord who has created from one man all nations to dwell on the face of the earth, and I have determined their pre-appointed times and their boundaries (Acts 17:26). If you sanction laws of which I do not approve or build on a foundation other than my Word, will you not also reap the wages of wickedness and corruption? If you will not honour me should I then honour you? If you choose a path that I did not choose, will you then expect My blessing? You say, ‘See what our ingenuity has procured, look what our hands have produced!’ But do you not also see the scales by which you have been weighed, and the rod by which you have been measured? Tell me this: Who is righteous among you? Who is without sin that he may stand before me? If I should strike the nation would you then draw near? Will you not turn to me even now that judgement approaches?”
And I searched once more for the staff of God throughout the land but did not find it. And I was greatly sorrowful and asked the Lord, “Is there no one worthy who may stand in the gap for this nation? Is there no one worthy to hold your staff in their hand, as did Moses and Aaron that they might intercede for the people?” And I wept over our iniquity and sin as a nation. I asked the Lord, “How then shall we be saved since no one is righteous before you Sovereign Lord?” Then I heard a voice say, “There is one who is worthy, who holds the seven stars in His hand, He is the Alpha and Omega and from His mouth proceeds a sharp two-edged sword with which to strike the nations, but do not be afraid, for He has stood before His Father to intercede on your behalf.“
“Now listen and know the mystery of the flying mace that you saw: A purging has been decreed for your nation, and a refiners fire will go out from the Lord. These things must come, yet because of the prayers of the saints, in judgement there will be mercy. Blows that wound will cleanse away evil, as do stripes the inner depths of the heart. (Proverbs 20:30).” Hear the word of the Lord: “What would you prefer? Should I turn my face away from a nation I brought forth, or from a people I have loved? Should I release you from the vows you made to me at the altar or the covenant that binds us together? Would you prefer the flattery of the prophets I did not send or the warning from a friend? (Prov 27:5,6) Return to Me,” says the LORD of hosts, “and I will return to you. (Zechariah 1:3) Repent and I will restore health to you and heal your wounds.”(Jer 30:17)
Then I cried out unto the Lord, “O Sovereign Lord, You are just and true in all your ways. Let it be as you have decreed, only do not harden the hearts of those who govern over us as you did Pharaoh so that he did not relent or let your people go, but turn their hearts in humility and repentance towards you that they may seek your counsel and honour your name in this land. Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy and your unfailing love (Micah 7:18-19) Therefore Sovereign Lord we confess our unfaithfulness and idolatry before you, our waywardness and backsliding, our betrayal towards Israel and our failure to uphold your laws in our land. Merciful God, as we repent of all our sins, sins of commission and sins of omission we ask for your forgiveness. Have compassion on us once more and tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea”
After this I saw the bride hidden away in the shadows with her head in her hands bowed to the ground and she was interceding on behalf of the nation. Her humility and repentance was like the beauty of holiness and the aroma of myrrh filled the air around her. And I heard her recite these words “O LORD those who trouble me have increased! There are many who rise up against me. Many say to me there is no help in your God. But You, O LORD, are a shield about me, You are My glory and the lifter of my head. When I cried unto You, You heard me from Your holy hill.” (Psalms 3:1-4) Then the Bride lifted her face towards the Lord, and a voice proclaimed: “Three horns of oil for the Bride!” I enquired of the Lord about the oil, and He said to me “There is a supply of oil preserved for my Bride, and three anointings shall be given. Through her I will restore the prophetic office in this land and anoint her to wear the prophet’s mantle. Through her I will restore the priesthood in this land and anoint her to stand before me on behalf of the people, and with the same anointing I have received as King, I will anoint her as a royal diadem and crown of glory in my hand.”
Once the Bride was anointed to wear the prophet’s mantle she was given a flask of oil and a shofar with which to fulfil the prophetic office in the nation. And she blew the shofar as one with great authority to herald the coming day of the Lord and its sound could be heard over the land and across the sea to many other nations, and to all those that responded to the call a measure of oil was given but the flask of oil never ran out.
Once the Bride was anointed to restore the priesthood, she was entrusted with a long staff, and I understood why I had not seen the staff before with the mace. Though I had searched for it, I did not find it, because no human hand could hold it, but the Bride could hold the staff, because she had been anointed, and because she was radiant with the glory of the Lord. In her was no guile or impurity, but her garments had been sprinkled with the anointing oil, and with the blood of the Lamb. (Ex 29:21) And she arose to a new song, and danced upon the land to a new rhythm, like nothing that had ever been heard before in the nation. Not reminiscent of human design, but of God, from above, but now planted upon the earth. And the Bride placed the staff she had been given upon the land and it blossomed with fragrant myrtle blooms and its branches spread out across the nation, so that many could come under its shade. And I remembered the Word of the Lord through Isaiah which says “My Word shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. “For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress; instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle; and it shall make a name for the LORD, an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”(Isaiah 55:11-13)