God of the 5th Scene

 THE GOD OF THE NOW FOR CITIES AND NATIONS 

1. THE CHICAGO HOTEL ROOM ENCOUNTER WITH GOD 

In 1981, Bob had an encounter with God, which would change him forever. For two days in a Chicago hotel room, Bob asked and challenged God with questions about His nature. Bob challenged God with many direct and confronting questions like, “Where were You God, when my mother became bedridden and my family life fell apart”? “Where were You when I had to leave home at the age of 16 years old to “survive”? “Where were You, when the young boy drowned in the swimming pool and I was the young life guard on duty and I had to pull him out of the water where he died in my arms”? 

After two days of challenging God, Bob who had not yet received a reply from God sat at the end of the bed and spoke out loud to God and said, “I am a simple child and I really need your help!” 

Suddenly God’s Presence, which manifested like an orange and red hue appeared in the corner of Bob’s hotel room. From this corner the Lord spoke back to Bob and His voice thundered in the room. He said to Bob “You have been asking Me where was I when you had these tragedies?” Every time I tried to reach out to you to protect you, you ran out from under My umbrella of Love and got yourself hurt”. During this encounter Bob felt and experienced the depths of the Heart of God Who was tender and Who saw and cared. This encounter led to a period of about six months where Bob who had previously been focused on his own feelings throughout his life, was now consumed with how God felt and what was on His heart. He continually asked God what He cared about day and night. 

2. FORT COLLINS STAIRWELL ENCOUNTER WHERE GOD 

The period of consuming questions after the Chicago hotel room encounter led to the Fort Collins encounter with the Lord. God’s Presence, which manifested in the orange and red hue in the first encounter, appeared again at the Fort Collins’ stairwell where Bob heard God shout from heaven and whose voice went right through him. God asked, “Do you want to know what is on My heart? Although Bob was afraid and intimidated, he replied, “Yes Lord”. God said to Bob “I have many caretakers but I do not have many that care for My Heart” The Lord asked Bob three times “ Who are you” and each time Bob replied “ I am Your son”. After Bob’s third reply Bob was taken up to a heavenly place and the Lord said to Bob, “Then see what I see and what I care about”. 

“After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice, which I heard, was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.” Rev 4:1 

THE 5 SCENES FROM GOD’S HEART. 

Bob was shown 5 scenes of God’s heart. The first 4 scenes were scenes filled with great pain and perplexity. Amongst other scenes, Bob saw a vagabond killed in an alley and was permitted to experience some of the painful and lonely thoughts of this vagabond. He also had a vision of an elderly woman in a nursing home facing the wall in a wheelchair crying for help in her extreme despair, whom he actually met a few weeks later. These were glimpses from the heart of God who saw and cared for people, a God who felt and understood, and Who was afflicted by the pain and suffering on the earth.  

In all their affliction He was afflicted, And the Angel of His Presence saved them; In His love and in His pity He redeemed them; And He bore them and carried them all the days of old. Isa 63:9 

Bob wanted to escape from what he was seeing and experiencing, as he did not feel he was able to bear some of these burdens of God’s heart, but then there was a pause and after that pause, the Lord showed Bob the HOPEFUL AWESOME WONDER OF THE 5TH SCENE!!! 

The 5th Scene changed everything and in this scene, Bob saw the Lord, HIS STATURE FILLED THE HEIGHT OF THE ENTIRE SKY, THE LORD HAD PEALS OF RADIANT EXPLOSIVE LIGHTS COME FORTH FROM HIS BEING AND HE WAS FILLED WITH EXUBERANT JOYFUL LAUGHTER AND CELEBRATION. 

“I see God moving across the deserts from Edom, the Holy One coming from Mount Paran. His brilliant splendor fills the heavens, and the earth is filled with his praise. His coming is as brilliant as the sunrise. Rays of light flash from his hands where His awesome power is hidden.” Hab 3:3-4 

“The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” Zeph 3:17 

Because the contrast between the first 4 scenes and the 5th scene was so great, Bob asked the Lord about the suffering, pain and perplexities of the first 4 scenes and right at that moment, a tiny little black dot appeared on the scene in front of the Lord and then quickly disappeared. The Lord said to Bob “the little black dot you saw represents all evil of all of mankind and the enemy throughout all time and eternity, which will only be for a moment, and then it will be obliterated forever. You are to choose what and who you focus on”. 

We are to always magnify the Lord. 

“I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make its boast in the LORD; The humble shall hear of it and be glad. Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together.” Ps 34:1-3 

3. VISION OF RADIANT REDEEMED CITIES AND NATIONS AND HOPE REFORMERS 

After the Lord showed Bob the 5th scene, God then repeatedly revealed to Bob the vision of radiant cities and nations and Hope reformers who were on a hill looking at these cities and nations, which had been transformed. 

These Hope reformers had the wisdom to worship Him for Who He really was and had the strength and confidence not to be changed by the atmosphere and culture of a city or nation but instead were able to effect transformative change to the atmosphere and culture of cities and nations. Bob saw radiant cities and nations on the earth that had invited Him in, where the atmosphere of these cities and nations were filled with His presence and His glory, where the cultures of these spheres and arenas of these cities had been radically transformed and the evil mist of despair, hopelessness, fear and cynicism in these cities had been obliterated and instead there was radiant hope, health, healing, joy, abundance of peace and truth, creativity, prosperity, a place where good things thrived and flourished.

“And they shall rebuild the old ruins, they shall raise up the former desolations and they shall repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations.” Isa 61:4 

4. DREAMS OF JESUS AND THE CLOSED CITIES 

For the past seventeen years, God gave Bob recurring dreams where Bob would see Jesus coming out of cities and running up to Bob and telling him that these cities would not let Him help them. Jesus was saddened by this and said to Bob “I really want to help them and give them My gifts” but they did not know how He was to be invited in. 

Bob was perplexed by these dreams and did not know how to really respond to the Lord. He then saw over Jesus’ shoulder cities, which looked like Auschwitz villages, although functioning; they were severely emaciated and depleted in hope. 

“But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.” Matt 9:36 

“These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me”. Matt 15:8 

5. VISION OF JESUS AND THE OPEN CITIES. IT IS NOW! 

About two months ago whilst Bob was visiting Australia and New Zealand, Bob had an open vision, however this time in this open vision when Jesus ran up to Bob, the Lord was like a young child with great joy exploding from Him and He said to Bob with great excitement “they are NOW receiving Me and My gifts” 

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” James 1:17 

Bob then looked over Jesus’ shoulder and this time, he saw beautiful and radiant cities, which were filled with the glory of heaven. It was absolutely stunning! These cities were no longer desolate places or wastelands but are now His habitation, His heart and joy. 

Jesus said to Bob “it is NOW that many nations and cities will invite Me in and they will get their true identity in Me and Jer 33:9-11 will be fulfilled!” 

“Then it shall be to Me a name of joy, a praise, and an honor before all nations of the earth, who shall hear all the good that I do to them; they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and all the prosperity that I provide for it. Thus says the LORD: ‘Again there shall be heard in this place—of which you say, “It is desolate, without man and without beast”—in the cities of Judah, in the streets of Jerusalem that are desolate, without man and without inhabitant and without beast, the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the voice of those who will say: “Praise the LORD of hosts, For the LORD is good, For His mercy endures forever. And of those who will bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause the captives of the land to return as at the first,’ says the LORD.             Jer 33:9-11 

6. CITIES AND NATIONS INVITING JESUS IN NOW AND RECEIVING HIS GIFTS 

JESUS IS INVITED INTO CITIES AND NATIONS 

Bob saw many Hope reformers from nations who are now responding to the Lord appropriately. They are now inviting Him into their cities and nations by asking for God Himself to come and abide with them. (John 1:38-39) 

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.” Psalm 33:12 

RECEIVING GIFTS FROM JESUS 

How is this going to happen, Bob asked Jesus, Jesus replied, “I am going to give them gifts, which are like building kits and a blueprint for the Church to be the Kingdom church. My church will bring forth true reformation, the revealing of My Heart and My Ways for cities and nations”. 

And when the queen of Sheba had seen all the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built, the food on his table, the seating of his servants, the service of his waiters and their apparel, his cupbearers, and his entryway by which he went up to the house of the LORD, there was no more spirit in her.”  1 Kings 10:4-5. 

“And I went out by night through the Valley Gate to the Serpent Well and the Refuse Gate, and viewed the walls of Jerusalem, which were broken down, and its gates, which were burned with fire.” Neh 2:12 

Jesus then said to Bob “I have an awesome variety of gifts” 

“For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, so that you may be established.” Rom 1:11. 

“The LORD has opened His armory, and has brought out the weapons of His indignation; For this is the work of the Lord GOD of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans.” Jer 50:25 

Through these gifts, the Lord will move the church from where she is presently at to a kingdom reformational place. Jesus said He will give His shepherds these divine building kits and they will understand how to release kingdom callings, messages and feedings that are appropriate for this hour. There will be unique worship and offerings to God in the gates in the city, where hope reformers will be released to bring God’s Presence, His heart and His ways into cities and nations at this time 

Micah 4:1-2 

8. VISION OF CALLINGS AND IDENTITES OF NATIONS AT THE RECENT OPEN HEAVENS CONFERENCE AT BETHEL REDDING. 

Here in this recent encounter, the Lord turned Bob’s eyes toward a number of nations. What the Lord revealed to Bob was so wonderful and glorious; it took Bob’s breath away! The Lord showed Bob a number of nations that are now inviting Jesus in, and that He was now going to reveal His specific callings and identities for these nations in accordance with the counsel of His heart. 

Bob was able to share this at the recent Open Heavens conference at Bethel, Redding where approximately representatives from 40 nations were present. The Lord graciously and powerfully confirmed to many at this conference His callings for these nations and to the people who were called to help bring forth radiant hope filled cities in nations. These are some of the nations Bob saw. 

Affectionate Australia! 

Courageous China, a nation that will see God as King! 

Endearing Egypt! 

Faithful France! 

Intimate Italy! 

Intentful Iran! 

Infectious India! 

Irresistible Indonesia! 

Loving Lebanon! 

Nations of Exciting Europe! 

Near Norway! 

Sensitive Spain! 

Soaring Scotland! 

Sweet Syria! 

Tender Turkey! 

United in God, the United States of America! 

Zealous Zimbabwe! 

Scribed by Francis Low