While praying, I saw an inner vision:
I saw a set of wheels being formed. It appears to be small and unimpressive. Then my perspective changed, I saw it being put on the track under a long train. And I heard:
“Tell them. Are you willing to be put on my track?”
Instantly I know this is a word of calling from the Lord for His forerunners and remnant. It will require true wisdom to receive it. As I continue to ask the Lord, He gave me a few understandings:
- Once set in, His track will decide the motion of the wheels once for all. I saw the spirit of the wheels struggling first with confusion then unwillingness when being fitted into the track as if it was disputing with its maker.
- Also, I saw the Lord’s immense trust in the capacity of the wheels. He had done a perfect work in making them. Evidently, these are specially made, not for common purposes. Small as they are, they are very strong, made to bear up a heavy load. I saw the wheels felt challenged when being put under an empty train cart. As it was struggling with the unprecedented burden, the Lord told me to ask the wheels: “I have made you for even greater things. If an empty cart already overwhelmed you, what if I load it with other things?” The cart was separate and empty so that the wheel could be added. Indeed, for the wheels and the cart, this is their first trial in a sense. When they are made one unit, the cart will become part of a long train with many carts. In my imagination, I saw the future of this. That the train will be used to transport different cargos, wood, coal or precious metal. The weight of each is increasingly greater. But I know the wheels were made to easily bear them up. They just don’t know it yet.
- I also see the wheels were designed to assume a humble position in the transporting work of the train. It is low, it is confined, it is unnoticed, it is to be directed. But it is what makes the track and train working together, and what makes the cargo move. It is made to endure and carry the burden of others.
- After I wrote out the above, I still felt something important was missing, especially in relation to some visions of the train of God’s glory. I could not reconcile the symbolic meaning of the wheels here. If these wheels are used as a part of the transportation, then who are the passengers? Glory to God indeed who is always willing to enlighten and impart. In a split second, the Lord gave me an in-depth understanding. And I am having a hard time to put it into words. Basically, God’s work is always multi-faceted, multi-dimensional, and multi-purposed. In this light, the wheels are the passengers. By the same token yet seemingly a separate way of the work of His grace, the passengers are the wheels. Much can be shared on this point. (Philippians 2:1-18, 1 Timothy 3:15-16, 4:7-16) But I will leave it like that.
There must be more. But this is what I got for now. May we all learn to be the wheels of God’s will!