Jean Darnall’s Prophecy

Graeme Young writes: In 1987 I was leading the children’s programme at Canterbury Christian Family Conference. We experimented to see how far the gifts of the Holy Spirit could be experienced among children and found that they stepped with ease into ministering to one another. At the same conference, in the adults’ tent, one of the speakers, Jean Darnall, was sharing what God had shown her about the fulfilment of a vision she had received about 20 years previously. What she said has had a significant effect on what I and others in children’s ministry in the UK have done since then. This is Jean Darnall’s description of her vision.

“Suddenly a vision appeared within my mind. It had come twice before. I saw the British Isles glistening like a clump of jade in the grey seas surrounding them. Looking down I saw Scotland, England, Wales, and to the north-west, Ireland. The treetops upon the hills and the clustered clouds hid the people. Suddenly small flickering fires appeared. They were scattered over the isles. I came closer to the land. The light was fire light. These were fires burning from the top of Scotland to Land’s End on the tip of Cornwall. Lightning streaked downward from the sky above me. I saw it touch down with flashing swiftness, exploding each of the fires into streams of light. Like lava they burned their fiery path downward from the top of Scotland to Land’s End. The waters did not stop this, but the fires spread across the seas to Ireland and to Europe.

“”Lord, this is the third time you’ve shown me this vision during prayer. Could you give me the meaning of it?” I asked, deeply moved by the Holy Spirit. He revealed to me that the small fires were groups of earnest, hungry people who were being drawn together by the Holy Spirit to study their Bibles and to pray for a visitation of the Holy Spirit. The words “pockets of power” were impressed upon my mind. “I’m empowering them by my Holy Spirit and I’m teaching them by my Spirit about my gifts. They are being led by my Spirit to repentance, reconciliation and a deeper relationship with the body of Christ. These people are meeting in homes and churches – I’m not leading them out of their relationships in the home and in the church, but into a deeper involvement in both. They are to bring renewal, new life, in preparation for what is to come.”

“”What is to come, Lord?”, I asked, wondering why he should show this to me.

“”I will penetrate the darkness with a visitation of my power. With lightning swiftness I will release the power of my Spirit through a renewed people who have learned to be led of the Spirit. They will explode with a swiftness that will touch every part of the society of Britain. I am strategically placing them to touch the farms, villages, towns and cities. No one will be without a witness, whether they be children in the schools, farmers in the fields, workers in the factories and docks, students in the universities and colleges, the media, the press, the arts or government. All will be profoundly moved and those who are changed by my power will alter the destiny of the nation.”

“”And the streams of fire into Europe, Lord?” My mind seemed to see an army of all types of people moving into the continent with a compassionate ministry. This ministry was not mass meetings, led by powerful personalities, preaching to spectators, but participating, caring communities involved with one another at grass roots level, sharing the love of God everywhere.”

In speaking at the conference about the things that would show that the second part of the vision was beginning to be fulfilled, Jean Darnall repeated what she had been sharing at meetings in Scotland that year:

“The second thing I said to watch for is unusual manifestations of the Lord to boys and girls between the ages of 9-15. Jesus is going to appear to them. He’s going to come to them in visions and dreams. He’s going to make himself known to boys and girls who are in non-Christian homes, in homes of violence, in homes where there is no love, in homes where there is no family continuity and care and tenderness – but Jesus is going to come to these children – and they will start appearing. They’ll start coming to their teachers and to other people or other Christians that they will meet, and tell about their unusual dreams and visions of the Lord. The Lord is already doing it friends – so my word was as I went along, to Sunday school teachers and parents – don’t play down what these children tell you when the Lord appears to them – when they come to you and tell you these unusual experiences. And some of these children won’t have ‘churchy language’, you know, they don’t come from Christian families, so they are not going to say it right, the way we are used to hearing it, but they will be telling about unusual experiences. When that time comes, give them the nurture and the wisdom and the love that they need, because they are future leaders in the church of the Lord Jesus Christ, and will become mightily used of the Lord. That’s good news folks! Watch for it and wait for it.

“Start expecting unusual things to happen to the children you are teaching, because the Spirit of the Lord is preparing their hearts to receive the fullness of the Holy Ghost – to receive gifts of the Holy Spirit, to receive healing, to receive ministries of healing to others as the Lord uses these children.”

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