TOMMY HICKS' END-TIMES VISION

The following is a stunning vision given to American preacher Tommy Hicks (who was a major figure in the powerful 1954 Argentina Revival).




VISION OF THE BODY OF CHRIST AND THE END-TIME MINISTRIES



My message begins July 25, about 2:30 in the morning at Winnipeg,



Canada. I had hardly fallen asleep when the vision and the  reve-



lation  that  God  gave  me came before me. The vision came three



times, exactly in detail, the morning of July 25, 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  end-time



ministries.



The greatest thing that the church of Jesus Christ has ever  been



given lies straight ahead. It is so hard to help men and women to



realize  and  understand the thing that God is trying to give his



people in the end times.



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  na-



tives 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. 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.



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 sim-



ply 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."  Instantaneously these two heathen people



who had never known Jesus Christ as their Savior sat up and imme-



diately began to praise God. The spirit and the power of God came



into the life of those people.



To us that may seem strange and a phenomenon, but that is the be-



ginning  of  these  end-time ministries. God is going to take the



do-nothings, the nobodies, the unheard-of, the no-accounts. 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." I wonder if we real-



ized 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  under-



stand 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!



As the vision appeared to me  after  I  was  asleep,  I  suddenly



found  myself  in  a  great  high distance. Where I was, I do not



know. But I was looking down upon the earth. Suddenly  the  whole



earth  came  into  my  view.  Every  nation, every kindred, every



tongue came before my sight from the east and the west, the north



and  the south. I recognized every country and many cities that I



had been in, and I was almost in fear and trembing  as  I  beheld



the great sight before me: and at that moment when the world came



into view, it began to lightning and thunder.



As the lightning flashed over the face  of  the  earth,  my  eyes



went  downward and I was facing the north. Suddenly I beheld what



looked like a great giant, and as I stared and looked  at  it,  I



was  almost  bewildered  by  the sight. It was so gigantic and so



great. 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 be a mountain or this be  a



giant, but as I watched, I suddenly beheld a great giant. I could



see his head was struggling for life. He wanted to live, but  his



body was covered with debris from head to foot, and at times this



great giant would move his body and act as though it  would  even



raise up at times. And when it did, thousands of little creatures



seemed to run away. Hideous 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 towards heaven,



and then it lifted its other hand, and when it  did  these  crea-



tures by the thousands seemed to flee away from this giant and go



into the darkness of the night.



Slowly this great giant began to rise and as he did, his head and



hands  went  into the clouds. As he rose to his feet he seemed to



have cleansed himself from the debris and  filth  that  was  upon



him,  and  he began to raise his hands into the heavens as though



praising the Lord, and as he raised his hands, they went even un-



to the clouds.



Suddenly,  every cloud became silver, the most beautiful silver I



have ever known. As I watched this phenomenon it was so  great  I



could  not  even  begin to understand what it all meant. I was so



stirred as I watched it, and I cried unto the Lord  and  I  said,



"Oh  Lord,  what  is the meaning of this." and I felt as if I was



actually in the Spirit and I could feel the presence of the  Lord



even as I was asleep.



And  from  those clouds suddenly there came great drops of liquid



light raining down upon this mighty giant,  and  slowly,  slowly,



this  giant began to melt, began to sink itself in 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 began to flood the very earth  itself



and  as I watched this giant that seemed to melt, suddenly it be-



came millions of people over the face of the earth. 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, in glistening white - the  most



glorious thing that I have ever seen in my entire life. I did not



see the face, but somehow I knew it was the  Lord  Jesus  Christ,



and  he stretched forth his hand, and as he did, he would stretch



it forth to one, and to  another,  and  to  another.  And  as  he



stretched  forth  his hand upon the nations and the people of the



world - men and women - as he pointed toward  them,  this  liquid



light seemed to flow from his hands into them, and a  mighty  an-



ointing of God came upon them, and those people began to go forth



in the name of the Lord.



I  do not know how long I watched it. It seemed it went into days



and weeks and months. And I beheld this 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. Peo-



ple that I felt would certainly receive the call of God.  But  as



he  stretched forth his hand toward this one and toward that one,



they simply bowed their head and began to back away. And each  of



those that seemed to bow down and back away, seemed  to  go  into



darkness. Blackness seemed to swallow them everywhere.



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,  England, Russia, China, America, all over the world, the



anointing of God was upon these people as they  went  forward  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  to give them this anointing, they became  well,



they became healed, and they went forth!



And this is the miracle of it - this is the glorious  miracle  of



it  - those people would stretch forth their hands exactly as the



Lord did, and it seemed as if there was this same liquid fire  in



their  hands. As they stretched forth their hands they said, "Ac-



cording to my word, be thou made whole."



As these people continued in this  mighty  end-time  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



which  I  will  do  in the last days. I will restore all that the



cankerworm, the palmerworm, the caterpiller - I will restore  all



that  they have destroyed. This, my people, in the end times will



go forth. As a mighty army shall they sweep over the face of  the



earth."



As  I was at this great height, I could behold the whole world. 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 by the Spirit of God, and perhaps  he  was  in



Russia,  or China or America or some other place, and vice versa.



All over the world these people went, and they came through fire,



and through pestilence, and through famine. Neither fire nor per-



secution, nothing seemed to stop them.



Angry mobs came to them with swords and with guns. And  like  Je-



sus,  they  passed through the multitudes and they could not find



them, but they went forth in the name of the Lord, and everywhere



they stretched forth their hands, the sick were healed, the blind



eyes were opened. There was not a long prayer, and  after  I  had



reviewed the vision many times in my mind, and I thought about it



many times, I realised that 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!



As  they  marched forth in everything they did as the ministry of



Christ in the end times, 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 the coming



kingdom, in this last hour. It was so glorious, but it  seems  as



though there were those that rebelled, and they would become  an-



gry and they tried to  attack  those  workers  that  were  giving



the message.



God is going to give the world a demonstration in this last  hour



as the world has never known. These men  and  women  are  of  all



walks  of life, degrees will mean nothing. I saw these workers as



they were going over the face of the earth. When one would  stum-



ble  and  fall, another would come and pick him up. There were no



"big I" and "little you," but every mountain was brought low  and



every  valley  was  exalted, and they seemed to have one thing in



common - there was a divine love, a divine love  that  seemed  to



flow forth from these people as they worked together, and as they



lived together. It was the most glorious sight 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 con-



gregations,  and  that congregation would lift up 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 this thing. And to every man and every  woman



that  received this power, and the anointing of God, the miracles



of God, there was no ending to it.



We have talked about miracles. We have  talked  about  signs  and



wonders, but I could not help but weep as I read again this morn-



ing, at 4 o'clock this morning the letter from our  native  work-



ers.  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!"



And  then again, as these people were going about the face of the



earth, a great persecution seemed to come from every angle.



Suddenly there was another great clap of thunder, that seemed  to



resound around the world, and I heard again the voice, the  voice



that  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.  And  as they rose from the grave, suddenly all these



people came from every direction. From the  east  and  the  west,



from the north and the south, and they seemed to be forming again



this gigantic body. As the dead in Christ  seemed  to  be  rising



first, I could hardly comprehend it. It was so marvellous. It was



so far beyond anything I could ever dream or think of.



But as this 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  gor-



geous  white.  Its  garments  were without spot or wrinkle as its



body began to form, and the people of all ages seemed to be gath-



ered  into  this body, and slowly, slowly, as it began to form up



into the very heavens, suddenly from the heavens above, the  Lord



Jesus  came,  and  became  the  head, and I heard another clap of



thunder that said, "This is my beloved  bride  for  whom  I  have



waited. She will  come forth even tried by fire. This is she that



I have loved from the beginning of time."



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 out upon the  face



of the earth." 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. I can



remember  it  as  though  it  happened  a moment ago. I shook and



trembled as I beheld the awful sight of seeing  the  cities,  and



whole nations going down into destruction.



I  could  hear  the weeping and wailing. I could hear people cry-



ing. They seemed to cry as they went into caves, but the caves in



the mountains opened up.



They  leaped  into  water,  but  the  water would not drown them.



There was nothing that could destroy them. They were  wanting  to



take their lives, but they could not.



Then  again  I  turned  my eyes to this glorious sight, this body



arrayed in beautiful white, shining garments. Slowly, slowly,  it



began  to  lift  from  the  earth, and as it did, I awoke. What a



sight I had beheld! I had seen the end-time ministries - the last



hour.  Again on July 27, at 2:30 in the morning, the same revela-



tion, the same vision came again exactly as it did before.



My life has been changed as I realised  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.  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."



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