The Body of Christ and the Endtime Ministries

“The following is a stunning vision given to American preacher Tommy Hicks (who was a major figure in the powerful 1954 Argentina Revival).”[1] This revival was responsible for 300,000 souls coming to Christ. 

“My message begins, July 25th, about 2:30 in the morning, at Winnipeg, Canada. I had hardly fallen asleep when the vision and the revelation[2] that God gave to me came before me[3]. The vision came three times[4], exactly in detail, the morning of July 25th, 1961. I was so stirred and so moved by the revelation, that this has changed my complete outlook upon the Body of Christ, and upon the last endtime ministry. The greatest thing that the Church of Jesus Christ - that has ever been given to the Church - lies straight ahead. It is so hard to help men and women to realize and understand the thing that God is trying to give to His people in the endtime.

People Raised from the Dead

I received a letter several weeks ago from one of our native evangelists down in Africa, down in Nairobi. This man and his wife were on their way to Tanganyika. They could neither read nor could they write, but we had been supporting them for over two years. As they entered into the territory of Tanganyika, they came across a small village. The entire village was evacuating because of a plague that had hit the village. He came across natives that were weeping, and he asked them what was wrong.

They told him of their mother and father who had suddenly died, and they had been dead for three days[5]. They had to leave. They were afraid to go in; they were leaving them in the cottage. He turned and asked them where they were. They pointed to the hut and he asked them to go with him, but they refused. They were afraid to go[6].

The native and his wife went to this little cottage and entered in where the man and woman had been dead for three days. He simply stretched forth his hand in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and spoke the man's name and the woman's name and said; "In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I command life to come back to your bodies".[7] Instantaneously, these two-heathen people who had never known Jesus Christ as their Savior, sat up and immediately began to praise God. The spirit and the power of God came into the life of those people[8].

To us that may seem strange and a phenomenon, but that is the beginning of these endtime ministries. God is going to take the do-nothings, the nobodies, the unheard-of, the no-accounts[9][10]. He is going to take every man and every woman, and he is going to give to them this outpouring of the Spirit of God.

In the book of Acts, we read that “In the last days," God said, "I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh"[11] (2:17). I wonder if we realized what he meant when God said, "I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh." I do not think I fully realized nor could I understand the fullness of it, and then I read from the book of Joel: "Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain" (Joel 2:23). It is not only going to be the rain, the former rain and the latter rain, but he is going to give to his people in these last days a double portion of the power of God[12]!

Church Struggling for Life

The Church Tainted with the World & Struggling For Life

As the vision appeared to me, after I was asleep, I suddenly found myself at a great high distance[13]. Where I was, I do not know, but as I was looking down upon the earth - suddenly the whole earth came into view - every nation, every kindred, every tongue came before my sight (Revelation 7:9)[14]. From the east and from the west; from the north and the south; and I recognized every country, and many cities that I had been in. And I was almost in fear and trembling as I beheld the sight before me. And at that moment, as the earth came into view, it began to lightning[15] and thunder.

As the lightning flashed over the face of the earth, my eyes went downwards. I was facing the north. Suddenly, I beheld what looked like a giant - and as I stared and looked at it, I was almost bewildered by the sight. It was so gigantic and so great in stature; his feet seemed to reach to the North Pole and his head to the south; its arms were stretched from sea to sea. I could not even begin to understand whether this was a mountain or whether this be a giant[16]. But as I watched it, I suddenly beheld this great giant, I could see it was struggling for life, to even live[17]. But his body was covered with debris from head to foot; and at times this great giant would move its body and act as though it would even rise up at times. And when it did, thousands of little creatures[18]seemed to run away - hideous looking creatures would run away from this giant - and when he would become calm, they would come back.

All of a sudden, this great giant lifted his hand toward the heavens, and then it lifted its other hand; and when it did, these creatures by the thousands seemed to flee away from this giant and go into the darkness, and into the night[19].

Slowly this great giant began to rise[20]- and as he did, his head and hands went into the clouds. As he arose to his feet he seemed to have cleansed himself from the debris and filth that was upon him (Revelation 19:7), and he began to raise his hands into the heavens as though praising the Lord. And as he raised his hands it was even unto the clouds[21].

Suddenly, every cloud became silver[22]. The most beautiful silver that I have ever known. As I watched this phenomena, it was so great, I could not even begin to understand what it all meant. I was so stirred as I watched it and cried unto the Lord, and I said, ‘Oh, Lord, what is the meaning of this?’ And it felt as if I was actually in the Spirit and I could feel the presence of the Lord, even as I was asleep. 

The Great Giant Melting, Becoming Millions, and Filling the Earth

And from the clouds, suddenly, there came great drops of liquid light raining down upon the mighty giant, and slowly, slowly, this giant began to melt; began to sink, as it were, into the very earth itself. And as he melted, his whole form seemed to have melted upon the face of the earth. And this great rain began to come down; liquid drops of light, as it were, began to flood the very earth itself. And as I watched this giant that seemed to melt, suddenly it became millions of people over the face of the earth[23]. As I beheld the sight before me, people stood up all over the world. They were lifting their hands and they were praising the Lord.

At that very moment there came a great thunder that seemed to roar from the heavens. I turned my eyes toward the heavens and suddenly I saw a figure in white - glistening white - the most glorious thing I have ever seen in all my life. I did not see the face, but somehow, I knew that it was the Lord Jesus Christ. And as He stretched forth His hand - as He did - He would stretch forth His hand upon the peoples and the nations of the world, men and women. As He pointed towards them, this liquid light seemed to flow from His hand into this person and a mighty anointing of God came upon them. And those people began to go forth in the Name of the Lord.

Men & Woman of God Bowing Their Heads in Defeat.

I do not know how long I watched. It seemed it went into days and weeks and months, and I beheld Christ as He continued to stretch forth His hand. But there was a tragedy. There were many people, as He stretched forth His hand, that refused the anointing of God, and the call of God. I saw men and women that I knew, people that I felt that certainly they would receive the call of God, but as He stretched forth His hand toward this one, and toward that one, they simply bowed their heads and began to back away. And to each of those who seemed to bow down and back away[24], they seemed to go into darkness. Blackness seemed to swallow them everywhere.

The Liquid Anointing & Healing of the Lord

I was bewildered as I watched it. But these people that He had anointed - hundreds of thousands of people all over the world - in Africa, Asia, Russia, China, America - all over the world - the anointing of God was upon these people as they went forth in the Name of the Lord. I saw these men and women as they went forth. They were ditch diggers; they were washerwomen; they were rich men; they were poor men. I saw people who were bound with paralysis and sickness, and blindness and deafness. As the Lord stretched forth His hand to give them the anointing, they became well; they became healed, and they went forth[25].

And this is the miracle of it. This is the glorious miracle of it; those people would stretch forth their hand exactly as the Lord did, and it seemed that there was this same liquid fire that seemed to be in their hand; as they stretched forth their hand they said, ‘According to my word, be thou made whole[26].’

As these people continued in this mighty endtime ministry, I did not fully realize what it was. And I looked to the Lord and said, ‘What is the meaning of this?’ And He said, ‘This is that, that I will do in the last days. I will restore all that the cankerworm, the palmerworm, the caterpillar[27]- I will restore all that they have destroyed[28]. ‘This, My people in the endtime, shall go forth; as a mighty army they will sweep over the face of the earth.’

As I was at a great height, I watched these people as they were going to and fro over the face of the earth. Suddenly there was a man in Africa, and in a moment, he was transported in the Spirit of God, and perhaps he was in Russia, or China, or America, or some other place, and vice versa (Acts 8:39); all over the world these people went. And they came through fire and through pestilence and through famine. Neither fire nor persecution - nothing seemed to stop them.

Passing Through the Fire Unscathed

Angry mobs came to them with swords and with guns, and like Jesus, they passed through the multitude and they could not find them[29] (Luke 4:29-30). But they went forth in the Name of the Lord[30] , and everywhere they stretched forth their hand the sick were healed, the blind eyes were opened. There was no long prayer[31].

And one of the things that seemed - after I had reviewed the vision so many times in my mind; and I thought about it so many times - I never saw a church, and I never saw or heard a denomination; but these people were going in the Name of the Lord of hosts. Hallelujah! 

Signs, Wonders, & Miracles

All Miracles, Signs, & Wonders Resulting in Millions to Christ

As they marched forward, everything they did as the ministry of Christ, in the endtime. These people were ministering to the multitudes over the face of the earth. Tens of thousands, even millions, seemed to come to the Lord Jesus Christ as these people stood forth and gave the message of the Kingdom - of a coming Kingdom - in this last hour. It was so glorious, but it seems as though there were those that rebelled, and they would become angry and they tried to attack those workers that were giving the message.

God is going to give to the world a demonstration in this last hour such as the world has never known[32] . These men and women are of all walks of life. Degrees will mean nothing. I saw these workers as they were going forth over the face of the earth. When one would seem to stumble and fall another would come and pick them up (Ecclesiastes 4:9). There was no big ‘I’ and little ‘You’, but every mountain was brought low and every valley was exalted[33], and they seemed to have one thing in common; there was divine love that seemed to flow forth from these people as they went together, as they worked together, as they lived together. It was the most glorious thing that I have ever known. Jesus Christ was the theme of their life. They continued, and it seemed the days went by as I stood and beheld this sight. I could only cry, and sometimes I laughed. It was so wonderful as these people went throughout the face of the whole earth, bringing forth in this last end time.

As I watched from the very heaven itself, there were times when great deluges of this liquid light seemed to fall upon great congregations. And that congregation would lift their hands and seemingly praise God for hours and even days as the Spirit of God came upon them. God said, ‘I will pour My Spirit upon all flesh,’ and that is exactly the thing that God was doing; and to every man and to every woman that received this power and the anointing of God; the miracles of God - there was no ending to it. And then again, as these people were going about the face of the earth, a great persecution seemed to come from every end of the earth.

We have talked about miracles. We have talked about signs and wonders, but I could not help but weep as I read again this morning, at 4 o'clock this morning the letter from our native workers. This is only the evidence of the beginning for one man, a "do-nothing, an unheard-of," who would go and stretch forth his hand and say, "In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I command life to flow into your body." I dropped to my knees and began to pray again, and I said, "Lord, I know that this time is coming soon!"

Catching Away of the Church & The Wrath of God

Suddenly, there was another loud clap of thunder that seemed to resound around the world, and I heard, again, the voice. The voice seemed to speak, ‘Now this is My people, this is My beloved bride.’ And when the voice spoke, I looked upon the earth and I could see the lakes and the mountains. The graves were opened and people from all over the world; the saints of all ages seemed to be rising. As they rose from the graves, suddenly, all these people came from every direction, and they seemed to be forming again, this gigantic Body. As the dead in Christ seemed to be rising first (1 Thessalonians 4:16), I could hardly comprehend it. It was so marvelous; it was far beyond anything I could ever dream or think of.

But, as the Body suddenly began to form and take shape again, it took shape again in the form of this mighty giant. But this time it was different. It was arrayed in the most beautiful, gorgeous white. Its garments were without spot or wrinkle (Ephesians 5:27) as the Body began to form. And the people of all ages seemed to be gathering into this Body, and slowly, slowly, as it began to form up into the heavens, suddenly from the heavens above, the Lord Jesus came - became the Head (Ephesians 1:22). And I heard another clap of thunder that said, ‘This is My Beloved Bride in who I have waited (Revelation 21:9). She will come forth, even tried by fire. This is she that I have loved from the beginning of time’[34].

The Great Tribulation

As I watched, my eyes suddenly turned to the far north and I saw - seemingly destruction - men and women in anguish and crying out, and buildings in destruction. Then I heard again the fourth voice that said, ‘Now is My wrath being poured forth upon the face of the earth’ (Revelation 16:1). From the ends of the whole world the wrath of God seemed to be poured out and it seemed that there were great vials of God’s wrath being poured out upon the face of the earth (Revelation 15:7). I can remember it as though it happened a moment ago. I shook and trembled as I beheld the awful sight of seeing cities, and whole nations, going down to destruction. I could hear the weeping and the wailing[35]. I could hear people crying. They seemed to cry as they went into caves, but the caves and the mountains opened up. They leaped into water, but the water would not drown them. There was nothing that seemingly could destroy them. They were wanting to take their life, but they could not take it (Revelation 9:6).

Then again, I turned my eyes unto the Body, arrayed in the beautiful white, shinning garments (Revelation 19:7-8). Slowly, slowly, it began to rise from the earth. As it did, I awoke. What a sight I beheld. I had seen the endtime ministries—the last hour. Again, on July 27, at 2:20 in the morning, the same revelation; the same vision, came exactly as it did before.

My life has been changed as I realized that we are living in that end time, for all over the world God is anointing men and women with this ministry. It will not be doctrine. It will not be a churchianity[36]. It is going to be Jesus Christ. They will give forth the word of the Lord, and are going to say, I heard it so many times in the vision, and "according to my word it shall be done."

[1]Derived from Billye Brim.

[2]Revelation encumbers something hidden, and is usually associated with a mystery. Revelation is simply an unveiling. It’s when God removes the veil and we’re able to see what He sees. God keeps things in the dark for a time, so the enemy cannot prepare to attack. However, once a vision/prophecy is released the enemy attacks.

[3]Notice, this was a night vision or a dream. The prophet said, “your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams” (Acts 2:17). The old man here, is not talking about age. Rather, this represents God dealing with our old carnal man. Dreams comes to shake up the old fleshly man that God may work something out. Dreams usually represent mysteries, and they trouble one (Gen 41:1-8; Dan 2:1).

[4]Three is the number of resurrection (Mat 12:40).

[5] Ibid

[6]Notice, fear kept them from going, but “God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (1 Tim 1:7).

[7]I personally don’t believe they operated in any of the gifts of the Spirit to create this miracle. They both developed their faith enough to raise the dead.

[8]This reveals the assignment and importance of these missionaries raising these two from the dead: that “the power of God came into the life of those people” (John 10:10).

[9]God can use anybody. However, in this last hour He chooses to use the nobody’s and nothings. Why? Because when God raises up one who is gifted, who has degrees, these usually take the glory for themselves. If you’re a nobody and God raises you up from the ash heap (Psalm 113:7, NIV), He gets all the glory!

[10]When we come to the place that we feel we’re a do nothing, a nobody, this is when we’re actually “prepared for power”. Moses did not flow in the power of God until he was stripped of himself.

[11]Actually, this was Peter quoting Joel 2:28.

[12]This is double than what Moses, Elijah, or even Jesus operated in. And it makes Jesus heart rejoice (Luke 10:21)!

[13]The Spirit always lifts us up.

[14]God’s vision always encompasses the entire world (John 3:16). Anything short of the entire world is too small a vision.

[15] Lightening represents how fast events will unfold in this hour.

[16]The Church blended into the world.

[17]It wasn’t struggling for physical life, but rather spiritual, zōē, life of God.

[18]These little creatures were demonic spirits. The debris he referred to earlier is sin. Sin attracts the demonic.

[19]Demonic spirits are comfortable in the dark (John 3:20).

[20]It can take a while to get free from sin.

[21]When we lift our hands, we bless the Lord (Psalm 134:2).

[22]Silver is the color of redemption. 

[23]God has always raised up one person, usually a prophet, to deliver and minister to His people (e.g. Moses, Elijah). The giant melting and turning into millions of people represents how God is not anointing only one in this hour. But He is anointing a Body of believers. This melting also represents humility. In the 90’s, Rod Parsley was packing out every church he went to preach. Now he ministers to a few hundred at a time. Benny Hinn use to hold crusades with tens of thousands of people, but now just ministers in local churches.

[24]There is a price to be paid for the anointing, and most will not pay it. The price is simply from the time the anointing comes on you, to the time you walk in it, what you lose in that gap is the price.

[25]Notice, they didn’t go forth until they first received the anointing for themselves (2 Tim 2:6).

[26]Notice, in this last hour we’re not using His name and word, but rather our own! We receive this authority from the Father. In Mat 12:27 Jesus asked the people of His generation; “And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out?” In the Old Testament God commanded the demon possessed to be stoned to death (Lev 20:27). In the intermediate of Testaments (between Malachi and Matthew), people started to cast out devils. It’s believed they cast them out in the name of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

[27]Jesus quoted Joel 2:25. This indicates before this outpouring there was a devourer lose on the earth.

[28]Interesting He doesn’t restore with exactly what was devoured (e.g. marriage, family, finances). But rather He restores with this endtime anointing.

[29]As long as Jesus walked in love, and He always did, nothing could hurt Him.

[30]Notice, they went forth IN His Name; therefore, they didn’t need to use His name for power and authority. These people were actually IN Christ—The Anointed One (Rom 6:11).

[31]Jesus called long prayers "babbling" (Mat 6:7, NIV).

[32]We think it’s something that God used Moses to part the Red Sea (Exo 14:21). But that’s nothing compared to what’s coming in this hour!

[33]This is the ministry of John the Baptist (Luke 3:4-6).

[34]Interesting, He loved Her before He knew Her!

[35]If we read the Parable of the Great Banquet (Mat 22:1-14), we can understand what’s going on here. At the beginning of Tommy Hicks vision, everyone on the earth was called into the Kingdom, but because they didn’t want it, they were not chosen. Therefore, they were thrown into “outer darkness” [with] “weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Mat 22:13). (The outer darkness is sin, destruction, and demonic spirits). 

[36]“God is going to have a Church of His dreams. All the institutionalizing we’ve done to the Church, all the things we’ve tried to do to make it our thing, instead of God’s thing…God wants a church that’s been hiding and prepared for power…” Mark Chironna


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