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"The Dam Is About to Burst!" 

By Christy Johnston



A number of days ago now, I received a significant vision of a monumental and seemingly impenetrable dam wall. It was a strong, fortified wall, and I could see that it was holding back the waters of a mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit. As I surveyed the wall in the vision, my heart felt discouraged. It looked impossible to break. Each brick that made up the wall was the size of an enormous house. 


Instinctively, I knew that each brick represented the mounting restrictions and impossibilities facing God's sons and daughters around the earth, and as such, it was holding back the move of God that was sitting with great anticipation just behind it.


A thought came to my mind: Only a miraculous move of God could break this.


At that thought, I noticed that the great and vast waters began to move and grow restless as if they had a mind of their own. The waters swayed back and forth, at first in obvious frustration. But then I noticed a quickening speed in their movement, and waves started to form in the great dam. Then suddenly, they began to pummel against the dam wall. 


Momentum of speed and strength increased as the once calm waters had now grown into a ferocious and violent sea. As ferocious as it was, it wasn't a chaotic sea. It somehow had rhythm and coordination. The waters appeared to be working in harmony with one another to beat and pound against the wall.


Baal Perazim: Breaking Through the Walls of Impossibility


I then heard the Spirit of God speak to my spirit: "[These are] the prayers of My people. They are breaking the walls of impossibility in this hour. Now, survey the damage of the enemy's plans.”


I then was taken to see a large and significant crack forming in the bottom of the dam wall. I heard the Holy Spirit's voice again: "I am moving in response to the cries and prayers of My people. This crack will continue to worsen over the coming days and weeks as My people continue to pray. Increase the pressure, increase the prayers, for the dam wall is about to break.”


Watch and wait expectantly for the deliverance of the Lord. 




I was reminded of the story of David and Baal Perazim. You are probably familiar with the word "breakthrough" in prophetic circles, and while I certainly love to prophesy breakthrough as the Holy Spirit leads, the depth of meaning behind its original story is often lost. What I mean by this is that breakthrough is often prophesied as an immediate 'suddenly' that comes with little to no effort; while that can be the case, breakthrough most often comes through a series of hard-fought battles.

We first hear God referred to as the God of breakthrough in 2 Samuel 5:20. David had just taken possession of the stronghold of the city of David. Yet, no sooner had he claimed the city than the Philistines came up against him in full force. Inquiring of the Lord, God instructed him to go against the Philistines and that He would deliver them into David's hands.



After that battle, the Philistines returned a second time, and again David inquired of the Lord what He should do. What's interesting is that the Philistines encamped both times in a valley called "Rephaim." Rephaim also means "giants." I find this profound, as it reflects what we, as a people, are currently contending against. Enemy giants are rapidly encamping in territory across the earth to come in full force against the people of God. Yet, I hear the Lord saying (just as He did to David), "Go up against them, for I will surely deliver them into your hands.”



The second time, however, God instructed David with a different, unusual strategy. He told him in 2 Samuel 5:23-24, "...'Do not go straight up, but circle around behind them and attack them in front of the poplar trees. As soon as you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the poplar trees, move quickly, because that will mean the LORD has gone out in front of you to strike the Philistine army.'"



As David followed the Lord's instruction, he pursued the Philistines once again. This time was different though. This time it was not done in David's strength, even though the Lord had been with him in previous battles. This was a victory entirely of the Lord's doing. God broke through against their enemies and won the battle for them. The sound of a marching army was heard among the armies of the Philistines. It struck them with terror and confusion, so much so that they ran and David was able to pursue them unto ultimate victory.


This is where we find the word "breakthrough" for the first time in Scripture. David declares, "...'The Lord has broken through my enemies before me like the breakthrough of waters'..." (2 Samuel 5:20). He called the place Baal Perazim, which literally means "the Lord of breakthroughs" and "possessor of the breaches.”


The Dam Is About to Break!


As we continue to go up against the Philistines of our day, I feel strongly in my spirit that we are about to see a moment (and it is close) where the Lord of angel armies will cause a sound to rush from Heaven which will break the 'dam wall' of the enemies' plans, releasing a mighty battle cry that will send our enemies running in terror. 


I hear the thundering voice of His Spirit: "Go up against them, for I will surely deliver them into your hands." Where there has been a horde of demons unleashed to occupy territory on the earth, the Lord is calling on His people to stand up against these demonic ideologies, and to not back down in fear or intimidation. We are to wage war in the heavenly realm, for the confusion that has gripped much of the earth will be broken. Where there has been confusion, a mighty move of God will sweep the earth, and confusion will, in turn, set in on our enemies. He will break through for us, allowing us to possess the breach.”


Repairers of the Breach


I am reminded of this Scripture in Isaiah 58:12: "Those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins; you will raise up the age-old foundations; and you will be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of the streets in which to dwell.”


There is no mistaking that there has been a breach, but the Lord, the God of breakthroughs (Baal Perazim), will restore the ancient ruins and the age-old foundations. He will cause His people to restore the breach and restore the streets to dwell in.


The dam wall is about to burst... and we will declare: "The Lord has broken through my enemies before me like the breakthrough of waters.”


I want to encourage you to increase your prayer life right now. Our collective prayers are creating pressure on that dam wall. We will see the wall break and we will declare that we have seen the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!




By Christy Johnston

Everyday Revivalists

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11.01 | 20:32

this is so beautiful and such a testimony to the Lord's healing power and sanctification through our suffering. Much of my walk with Christ is similar to yours.

12.12 | 00:13

Shavua Tov

17.11 | 19:56

Awesome brother. May it be as you have testified of God's word. Thank You! God bless you!!!

30.09 | 06:43

i really love this page it has helped me love god <3

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