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The American Church Must Awaken to Its Mandate!

By Jo Ellen Stevens



Vision of John and Abigail Adams, Abraham Lincoln’s Dog, and why the American Church must awaken to Its Mandate for such a time as this!


“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.” Hebrews 12:1-3.


“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.” Matthew 11:12.


An Encounter with John Adams the Second President of the United States and one of the Framers of The American Constitution.


Vision of John Adams


I have been thinking and praying for the United States of America, as many of you have the past several months.


A few weeks ago I lay down to sleep, and I am not sure if I was awake or asleep. To me it seemed as if I was awakened and turned in my bed and looked up into the face of a man who I immediately recognized by revelation was one of the framers of The American Constitution.


I felt led to look him right in the face and he was looking right at me. He had glasses on down low on his nose and one of those powdered wigs like so many wore in those days.


Upon coming to myself, I felt The LORD told me to Google “The Framers’ Portraits” and to my surprise, the man I was looking at looked like JOHN ADAMS who was the second president of the United States and was also Vice President to George Washington.


I remember the look on this man’s face in this night vision and it was a look of him saying “WAKE UP! The soul of America is at stake!” and it was as if he was trying to convey to me, “Please do not let what the Founding Fathers began to do in this country, go in vain!”


About John Adams


I suddenly started reading about John Adams and His wife. He indeed was one of the framers of the American constitution and it sounds like he and his wife both paid a great price to stand for truth.


People sometimes did not like him, because he was such a stickler for the Truth, something we do not see in many politicians today!


Adams was a Massachusetts delegate to the Continental Congress and became a leader of the revolution. He assisted in drafting the Declaration of Independence in 1776.


As a diplomat in Europe, he helped negotiate a peace treaty with Great Britain. Adams was elected to two terms as vice president under President George Washington and was elected as the United States’ second president in 1796.


He was the only President elected under the banner of the Federalist Party. During his single term, Adams encountered fierce criticism from the Jeffersonian Republicans and from some in his own Federalist Party, led by his rival Alexander Hamilton.


Adams signed the controversial Alien and Sedition Acts and built up the Army and Navy in the Quasi-War with France. During his term, he became the first President to reside in the executive mansion now known as, The White House.


In his bid for reelection, opposition from Federalists and accusations of despotism led to Adams losing to Thomas Jefferson.


Adams retired to Quincy, Massachusetts. He eventually resumed his friendship with Jefferson by initiating a correspondence that lasted 14 years.


Adams and his wife, Abigail, began a family that has made contributions to America’s political and intellectual life for more than 150 years, a family that included their son, John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States.


Adams and Jefferson died on July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.


Of the first 12 U.S. Presidents, Adams and his son are the only presidents who did not ever own slaves.


On July 4th,1826, the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, Adams died at Peacefield at approximately 6:20 PM.


His last words included an acknowledgement of his longtime friend and rival: “Thomas Jefferson survives.”


Adams was unaware that Jefferson had died several hours before. At 90, Adams became the longest-lived US president until Ronald Reagan surpassed him in 2001. (Source Wikipedia)


Another Night Vision


After this experience I had another night vision and as I turned to look I saw a woman dressed in what looked like a pioneer type of hat and I just saw her shadow.


When I looked again at pictures of John Adams and his wife I knew this must have been her in the vision.


Whether this was a vision of the cloud of witnesses who are watching over us in America to see if we will finish this good fight of faith or it was a vision or dream from heaven, I can not say, but I know that we are in a time of great change and importance in America!


Abigail Adams spent many hours alone because of her sacrifice of her husband John Adams time. Even though she was his confidante and correspondent through their letters.


I soon after these visions ordered a book called “My Dearest Friend” — Letters of Abigail and John Adams.” You can order it online.


A Third Encounter


Soon after these first two encounters, I dreamed of a Yellow colored Dog that I was trying to keep safe and it took me into this what seemed to be an old wood house or Church or something and there was like a loft with a wooden ladder up into this what looked like an attic over the top of this church and the dog flew up the ladder into the loft!


I knew I was supposed to be taking care of that Dog, so I was trying to get a hold of him and as I went into the loft there were lots of people in this attic like they were hiding.


They started talking about that, this Dog was Abraham Lincoln’s Dog and I was so terrified that he was going to get away from me and get hurt.


So when I woke up, I Googled Abraham Lincoln’s Dog and to my surprise this is what I found.


The classic story of Fido’s killing was reported by Illinois State Journal editor J. Emil Smith in 1931.


“The circumstances were as follows: Charlie Plank, a half-drunken man, was one day whittling a pine stick when Fido came bounding along and, as usual, sprang forward with his fore feet raised. In drunken rage, the man thrust his knife into the animal, and poor Fido ran away, not to be found for a month after, when his lifeless body was discovered under an old Church.”


I honestly had never heard that story in my life.


What Do These Things Mean?


So what, you might ask, does all of these dreams in sequence mean to us prophetically?


I believe The LORD has been showing me through these dreams and visions that there is a cloud of witnesses who are cheering us on in this season.


By “this season” I mean that we are not in ordinary times! I believe the people who were hiding in the Church in this dream of mine about Lincoln is the Church that is hiding in their homes at this time!


I believe that Lincoln’s Dog sniffed them out in this dream and God is saying; “You are in a time as it was after Lincoln’s death where people who were on his side were in hiding and those on the outside of the Church are out to kill, steal, and destroy the Church, and all who defend her like our 45th President and Fear overtook people in those days just as it is today.”


But God was doing a mighty thing in releasing the slaves! And God is doing a mighty thing in releasing the true church to true freedom!


Many men didn’t like the change, nevertheless it was happening just like it is happening now!


Awakening means just that time to Awaken to the new!


Don’t let the enemy steal it and call it “WOKE!” Don’t let the devil dictate what the reset is going to be!


The Church’s Calling


“See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.” Jeremiah 1:10.


You are the Body of Christ and you have the authority to be agents of The Awakening!


The LORD showed me more than three years ago that there was coming A Great Awakening, both to the Church and to the world.


We are in times right now where like our forefathers of old, are being called to sacrifice all for the sake of the nation and the world, especially here in America!


This is a time of great change! The LORD told me when I first began getting dreams and visions of this RESET, that it would be like this one moment and the next it would be said that “now it is like this!”


I believe we are in that time now and like in John and Abigail Adams time, there is a shift right now that is taking place and God is calling men and women like in the Revolutionary War to, stand for Truth!


And like in The Civil war… to stand for freedom!


He Is Calling Us to Sacrifice!


He is calling men and women to sacrifice their daily comforts to see the truth prevail in America!


God is calling Pastors out of pulpits and into the call of the Mountain of Government! John Adams thought he was called to ministry at one time but The LORD put him in Government for such a time as he lived in!


He is calling women to be women of God like Ruth, Deborah, Rahab, and Esther, to say to the world that, “If I perish I perish!”


Yes we are born right here and right now for such a time as this, as was Abraham Lincoln in his time, and John Adams in his!


What if these people had not heeded the call of God on their lives?


Where would we be today and so God is calling you out of your complacency right now!


God is calling us to speak The Truth in Love! And He is calling us to be like those who have gone on before us!


They are watching over the portals of glory right now and saying, “Please do not allow what we died to pay for go away in a moment!”


They are begging us to lay aside every weight right now and the sin that easily besets us! They are prodding us to walk in faith and boldness in the midst of this crooked and perverse Nation!


God Is Saying,


“These are not ordinary times in the earth and in America, but this is the time to like in 1 Corinthians 16:13.


Be alert, watchful; on your guard. Continue strong, stand firm in the faith. Have courage or act like men (ready for battle), and be strong.”


He is calling us to boldness Like John Adams and like Abraham Lincoln!


He is calling us to sacrifice like Abigail Adams did!


He is saying this is not the time to cower in fear!


This is the time to walk by faith and stop trying to go back to the way it was, because it is never going to be the way it was in America or the Church!


He is calling those like Sampson, David and George Washington, people who were not worthy of this world, but they came to make it better for the next generation!


Arise Shine Church! It is your time!


“(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.” Hebrews 11:38-40.


“Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.” 1 Corinthians 16:13.




By Jo Ellen Stevens

Arise Shine!








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