A PROPHETIC WORD FOR CHICAGO”
by Michael Edds
In the year 2000, God spoke to me that He was going to reopen the “old wells” of revival throughout this nation and around the world. The purpose of the Coming Great Awakening is to restore total truth to the church and to give the world one last invitation of mercy before divine judgment falls upon a perverse generation.
In 2004, the Lord gave me a vivid, terrifying dream concerning Chicago. In the dream, I was with a group of dedicated Christians in a suite of rooms in the Sears Tower in downtown Chicago. The group had been entrusted with a three year old child called “the child of destiny.” We were given the responsibility to protect this young child from harm. I looked out the window and saw a huge black dragon circling the Sears Tower. The dragon had the head of a wolf and was covered with black fur. It was very long and had the shape and tail similar to a serpent. The dragon was searching for this special child to kill it. In the Tower, we were securing the windows and doors to protect the child. I found one window unlocked and exclaimed, “Someone has forgotten to lock this. We must make sure that this building is secured and that we leave no opening for the dragon to get in!” As I locked the window, I looked out and saw that the dragon had landed upon the ground below. To my amazement, a door opened up on the side of the dragon. What appeared to be soldiers started throwing out bodies of Christian men. These men had been killed by the dragon. There were 57 bodies. Suddenly, the top of the dragon’s head opened up like the hood of a car except it was hinged on the front and not the back of the head. Out came three men. The inside of the head was a vast control panel. I remarked, “This dragon is not a living creature at all. It is a machine controlled by men.” I then turned to the group guarding the small child and said, “The dragon is coming to kill this child. We must stand boldly and fight to the death to protect this child of destiny.” Each one gathered around the child with swords drawn and were energized with a determination to stop the dragon. I awakened.
For sometime I pondered this dream. Then the Lord revealed the meaning.
Chicago has been an “old well” or “seedbed” of revival. Moody, Aimee Simple MacPhearson, John G. Lake, Dowie, Amanda Berry Smith, William Durham, and so many other great revivalists have strong connections to Chicago. Prayer meetings and revivals have burst forth from Chicago and swept around the world.
Chicago has a divine destiny that is yet to be fulfilled. The dragon is the controlling spirit or the “Prince” of Chicago. The three men represent the political, religious, and financial structure which has controlled this great city for generations. The 57 bodies thrown from the side of the dragon are 57 attempts and messengers that God has sent in generations past to bring Chicago into this final destiny. However, they have been stopped or destroyed by the dragon.
The child of destiny is God’s final attempt to fulfill His divine plan for this city of 9 million. It was birthed six years ago. God has chosen an elite guard of Christian warriors in this city to intercede for, protect and defend this final move of God, even if it means to the death. God is determined to fulfill His eternal plan for Chicago.