July 2010 – received by Kevin Johnson, USA
Over 16 years ago while Mark & Helen were members of Wycliffe Bible Translators, they begun to be stirred by ‘thin places’ that litter the landscape of the United Kingdom & Europe as they led teams of young adults on missions tours.
These ‘thin places’ where the distance between heaven & earth is so tangibly thin, begun for them what is now their pursuit, creating such spaces for the presence of God. Affectionately they call them “Tabernacle Spaces”; a reference to the Tabernacles of Moses & David that occurs in the Scriptures.
Over the years as they have lived in Germany, Australia & USA, they have witnessed the emergence of ‘Tabernacles’ in the privacy of people’s homes as well as in public places such as church buildings.
In the vision of a watering hole/presence place, they have seen a property with one building centrally upon it, surrounded by nature & space. This building is the ‘tabernacle space’. It is an open, accessible space full of light, continuous worship & the beauty of His presence.
The following prophetic word was given to Mark & Helen Goatley.
“Beloved friends, the Father says He’s giving you a homeland. When He finally brought and settled Israel into her Promised Land, so too is He wanting to bring you into His special place prepared for you, and He is going to plant you in it: yes, it is a planting of the Lord’s choosing as a home base for you, a place where He will cause you to take root in, and from this place He will continue to send you out into the nations, though now the nations will begin coming to you as also . . . like streams flowing out and in, so you and the nations will be flowing out and in, coming and going, going and coming, coming and going and going and coming.
As the water flows from the temple in Ezekiel 47:1-12, so will His River flow from this place where He is planting you: rivers that will flow out into the nations through you – rivers of His Presence for healing and life. The rivers that will flow from this homeland He is going to show you and bring you into are rivers of His Presence . . . His Life . . . His healing and reconciliation . . . and of His Love; all flowing from this homeland He is going to bestow to you here on earth for His dwelling.
Beloved He gives this to you as inheritance by way of promise according to His desire, and He will plant you here so you fully possess it: it is here He will open a highway to the nations for you to go out and them to come in; you and the nations, coming and going, going and coming, and the Glory of His Presence will spread out into all the earth from this place as rivers of living water, for He says it is a gateway through which He will pour out His Spirit and Glory upon the nations in the times ahead.
As a foreign embassy is sovereign territory of that nation though it be in a foreign land, so is this homeland inheritance fully His, given to you for His Glory, and you will possess it. You will possess it. You will possess it. For He has made you His ambassadors in the earth, and from here will He reveal Himself to many, issuing Heavenly “visas” to the nations to some while causing a change in course for others. And He gives you, beloved, a new favor and authority in a Fathering spirit for the nations and those He’s sending and bringing you to, both young and old.
“Moreover I will appoint a place for My people Israel, and will plant them, that they may dwell in a place of their own and move no more; nor shall the sons of wickedness oppress them anymore, as previously.” (1 Chron 17:9) ”