About mid-September 2011, the Lord spoke to me and told me that I would be going to Cleveland, TN to prophecy revival to the campus of Lee University. On Friday, October 21, I went to Cleveland not really knowing what to expect or do. The only thing I knew was God would show me where the revival would begin, and that I was to prophesy revival from that place.
As I began to walk the campus, I was led to start by praying at the Administration Building sign. I began to repent on behalf of the leadership. As I got deeper into the Spirit, I prayed God shine His light on the leadership. I prayed that the light would expose things hidden in the darkness. Not for the sake of embarrassment, but that the exposure of hidden things would bring repentance and would be removed in order that revival could come.
In other areas of the campus, I began to pray, God, shake the foundations. Shake loose all the things we have built that were not laid upon You, the Chief Cornerstone. Shake all the things we have built with pride in ourselves and were not established with a dependency upon You.
Then I was drawn to the new chapel that was at that time being built and nearly finished. I walked around the building admiring it, but felt a frustration in my spirit. The building has a stone facade, giving it an old "cathedral" feel, and its roof is of copper or brass. I walked along a sidewalk that went behind the new building. It was here the Lord began to speak very plainly to me.
I asked God, "Is this where the revival is going to start?".
The Word of the Lord to me was this, "No. This place does not represent Me. It represents them. I will not send the revival to this place, because just as it is made of stone, their hearts are made of stone. When their stony hearts melt like wax before Me, I will be merciful and send revival, but it will not start here".
Also, the Lord revealed to me that along with hearts of stone, the heavens are of brass. The same Hebrew word is used for both copper and brass, and that word has a second meaning: lust, harlotry. God said, this building is a representation of them: Stony hearts who have allowed lust and harlotry to be over them, or to have headship over them. God will send revival to the campus when the heavens of brass are pierced with intimacy and repentance.
I felt released from the new chapel, and the Lord gave me specific directions and instructions. As I moved across the campus at His word, God then said, "Pay attention to the signs." I did and continued walking. Eventually my eyes caught a dorm, up the road, to my right. The sign said, Ellis Hall. The Spirit spoke to me, Ellis... El – is. God – Present.
I walked up to the monument in the front of the building, which had been rebuilt in 1994 due to an arsonist’s fire in November of 1993. I began to pray, call out for, and prophesy revival. As I prayed, I began to pray what I heard the Spirit saying... "Let this be the birthing chamber of revival". I couldn't help but notice the number of survivors was 78 (all students survived the fire). 7 - Spiritual completion, 8 - New beginnings. I continued to declare the Word of the Lord over it.
I told the Lord, "I know what You want to do, but why? I know, because of Your love for Your people, but why this place specifically? What is special about this place?" Engraved on a cornerstone near the front door to the dorm is Psalm 90:17. It reads: "And let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; And establish thou the work of our hands upon us; Yea, the work of our hands establish thou it." God said, "Because they asked Me to." I was reminded of the Scripture, “if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out”.
The revival that will come to Lee University will be birthed in Ellis Hall. There will be prayer meetings and times of spiritual intimacy in Ellis Hall that will pierce the brassy heavens which have developed over the campus. The light will begin to expose things hidden in the darkness that has been created by the covering of lust and harlotry, but this will also be the beginning of a fresh wave of His presence upon the campus. When He comes, He will come to consume. This will not be a time of refreshing, this will be a time of consuming. This will be a proving by fire.
I hear the Word of the Lord, saying, “I am not coming to touch a part of you, I am coming for all of you. I am coming to shake that which is loose until it falls off. I am coming to burn away that which is not able to keep in the fire. I am coming to blow away that which is not fixed to My Presence. Turn your hearts to Me. Set the stony face of your heart toward Me, and let My fire melt it into a heart of wax, moldable and pliable in My hands. I desire to fashion you as a sword. As the sword of David, I will make you strong in battle. Says the Lord”.