In July 2012, I had an encounter with the Holy Spirit that I have previously released called Cone Again Holy Spirit. Click here to read it. In the written and oral account, I stated that I was awakened out of a dream state by hearing the words, “A line had been drawn in the sand.” I knew not to publicly interpret that part of the encounter at that time but felt the liberty to announce the word.

One year later, the first night I had “transitioned” into my new residence in Franklin, Tennessee, the external audible voice of the Lord came to me once again. I was suddenly awakened by a thundering voice in my bedroom declaring, “A line had been drawn in the sand.” This was now a second witness given to me concerning this word. Confirmation was granted. (See Deuteronomy 19:15, Matthew 18:16, I Corinthians 14:29, 2 Corinthians 13:1)

Two mornings later, I was given some stunningly clear dreams. The morning encounter began with a phrase, “When the plumb line is dropped.” I was directed to Amos 7: 7-8 where it states, “Thus He showed me, and behold, the Lord was standing by a vertical wall with a plumb line in His hand. The Lord said to me, “What do you see Amos?” And I said, “A plumb line.” Then the Lord said, “Behold I am about to put a plumb line in the midst of My people Israel.

Everything was so vivid that I felt I was awake and living in the middle of the circumstances in the dreams: sight, sound, colors, smells, and various activities were all pronounced in this enlightened state. For more on this subject matter, I have taught this in detail in my book The Prophetic Intercessor. It has been helpful to thousands and is all the more pertinent in this hour.  Click here to see the book


The voice of the Lord proceeded to tell me that the Holy Spirit was very displeased with the recent decisions of the Supreme Court Justices of the United States. (It was an opportunity for the scales to tip towards righteousness, but instead, wrong decisions were cast that has opened a door towards rapid societal deterioration.)

The fear of the Lord tangibly rested on my body. I knew these Justices would be held accountable before the Lord for these decisions concerning the sanctity of life, financing abortions, wrong marriage definition, a flood of gender confusion, and more. Please note: I always call us to honor those in authority and pray for them and will continue to do so. (See Romans 13:1, Matthew 5:44, Luke 6:28, I Peter 2:17, I Timothy 2:1 and other scriptures.) But in this particular situation, I am compelled to be a reporter of things revealed to me while raising a call for prayer as well.


Personally, I am always looking for redemption in the midst of crisis. It is one of the major guiding standards for me in the prophetic at this time in my life. Many see problems and predict that difficult things are coming and already upon us. But where are those Modern Day Reformers who do not deny the current problems exist – but in the midst of them, they lift up a cry to the Lord for intervention and work towards redemption in the midst of chaos?

This is the very nature of the Holy Spirit and perhaps another less sought after realm in the prophetic. We are called to, “Declare Life!” (See Ezekiel 37:1 – 10, my book The Lifestyle of a Prophetand my audio message“Prophesy Life!”) Click here to here see the message. These “Hopeful Reformers” must arise!

Now back to my early morning encounter… I was now taken to the cover of a book compiled by Che Ahn called The Reformer’s Pledge. (I know the book well as I was one of the contributing authors for the compilation.) The Holy Spirit takes me to the Table of Contents in the dream state where I read the titles of 10 chapters of the strategic book.  Then the voice of the Lord came to me and said, “The solutions to the problems this nation and the nations are facing over the next ten years are contained within the writings of this book.”

He then highlighted for me four chapters in particular. I read them and yet they read me. I trembled under the simplicity and gravity of what I read. The Sanctity of Marriage by Jim Garlow, Creating a Culture for Life by Lou Engle, Unashamedly Holy by Cindy Jacobs and History Belongs to the Intercessor by James Goll.

The Holy Spirit indicated to me that we could save this nation (and I believe the nations) by restoring the truths contained in these four chapters – as well as the other ingredients found in the other important chapters. The entire foundation of our society is built upon these truths. Each of these chapters contain truths that are a PLUMB LINE being dropped in our midst today.

The Holy Spirit later highlighted to me that the chapter “History Belongs to the Intercessor” was there because it contains teaching on “Why I Pray and Take a Stand for Israel” as well as releasing a call to intervention through intercession.


We must take a stand for the Biblical mandates of marriage between one man and one woman, protecting life beginning at conception, aligning with God’s Word concerning His heart and purposes for Israel, and calling for solutions and intervention through the eternal value of prayer!

I am taking a stand. I want to take The Redeemer’s Pledge! Will you do it with me?

Remember, together in Jesus, we make a great team!
Dr. James W. Goll

Founder of God Encounters Ministries • God Encounters Training e-School

(Part Two on this important subject will come next week on the subject of “Responding to the Times”.)