I was preaching in the state of Arizona with one of my spiritual sons, Prophet Jason Armstrong, where he released a strong word about resurrecting the type of miracle mantle that A.A. Allen carried. There was something deep and penetrating about that word. It would crop up over and over again as I traveled back into the state of Arizona. The Lord has shown me the unfolding of a miraculous era in America and His plans for the state of Arizona. On my last trip there, I was preaching when I saw an eagle landing upon the region, and the Lord said to me, “The eagle has landed.” He showed me apostolic and prophetic generals coming into the borders of Arizona laboring for kingdom advancement.
“For God speaks once, yes twice, yet man does not perceive it. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, in slumber on their beds, then he opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction” (Job 33:14-16).
I had a series of dreams and night visions in which the Lord showed me the release of miracle mantles and power in the church. He told me, “It’s miracle time in America again!” This is a word that I am convinced of and for which I am contending. It is a prophetic decree for the people of God. There is to be an unlocking of spectacular miracles and radical outpourings.
Miracles were at the heart of the ministry of Jesus!
For He had healed many, with the result that all those who had afflictions pressed around Him in order to touch Him (Mark 13:10).
Healing and miracles occurred as people encountered Jesus. It was absolutely impossible to get up close without experiencing supernatural wonders. This same pattern fueled the explosive growth of the early church.
“Many signs and wonders were performed among the people by the hands of the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon’s Porch” (Acts 5:12).
I have always loved studying the lives and stories of kingdom forerunners. It strengthens my faith and inspires me to hear how they contended for their generation. Recently, the Lord highlighted the miracle ministry of A.A. Allen to me again and shared that there is prophetic insight in His story.
His journey into the miraculous began with desperation.
He locked himself in a closet, determined to find the God of miracles. We will see the emerging of those who have an uncommon desperation. This hunger has been placed there by God Himself. His prayers fueled the release of radical miracles. True hunger always releases seeking.
His Ministry Tore Down Racial Barriers
He was proud of the fact that he was a forerunner in racial integration in his meetings. He boldly preached against racism and promoted African- American singer Gene Martin. A.A. Allen enjoyed a rich relationship with the African-American community; they embraced him and supported his meetings. The Lord showed me that one of the assignments for the coming wave of miracle preachers is racial injustice and diversity. The kingdom must represent all people. It is unacceptable that we still have so much separation in 2017. We have come a long way but the journey is not over. I believe God is uniting cultures to establish His kingdom.
Release of the Decree
A.A. Allen was a preacher. He declared the Word loudly and laid hands on people with velocity. He was unapologetically loud and bold. I was saved in the word of faith movement. I absolutely love sound Bible teaching. You learn how to walk things out by being taught but there is another dimension of victory that comes when you sit under a heavenly decree. I believe that God is raising up preachers in this hour. There will be a bursting forth of fiery preachers who boldly declare the truth with an anointing to plow the ground, cast the devil out and release the kingdom.
The Rise of Ministry Centers
At the time of his death, A.A. Allen’s ministry owned a 2,400-acre complex known as Miracle Valley. This unusual center included a Bible College, ministry center, media headquarters and an airfield. This was a manifestation of an apostolic spirit on the life of this trailblazer. I believe that we will see the rise of unusual ministry centers, revival hubs, apostolic centers and global bases. This is part of the expanding wineskin of theekklesia (church).
Media Is Key
Reverend Allen preached against injustice, healed the sick and won the lost on radio and television. He understood the power of media. The Lord told me that the internet is the 21st Century prayer cloth. It is a modern means of connecting people to the anointing. We will see entire churches and movements built online. Those preaching against social media are giving voice to a religious spirit and being used by the devil to take God’s people off a mountain they are called to conquer. We are as far along as we are today because of pioneers that tackled the media mountain.
Gift of Faith Was Activated
Miracles can be accessed by the gift of faith. Allen’s ministry preached and demonstrated. He unlocked the gift of faith in the body! May we have a generation of preachers today that pull on the glory realms and open up dimensions of faith.
Wild Signs and Wonders
In addition to formidable miracles, Reverend Allen also had unusual manifestations in his meetings. There is a widely viewed video of oil flowing from his hands. We will see these types of strange signs and wonders in the days ahead and are even seeing them now.
Controversy Follows Miracles
Reverend Allen had many controversies following his ministry, most notably an arrest. There are differences of opinions and only those present really know the truth. There is a lesson here for our generation. If we are going to move in power and go for the full manifestation of the kingdom, there will be critics and controversies. We must have a determination not to give up. Quitting is not an option.
I believe there is a bold new era of the miraculous. I am not looking back but dreaming ahead. I don’t want anyone else’s mantle. I want mine, it fits right. However, I believe that the life of this legend holds some powerfully significant prophetic clues to the next move of God.
Ryan LeStrange started in ministry after training and serving under his spiritual father, Dr. Norvel Hayes. Ryan and his wife, Joy, lead Impact International Ministries, based in Bristol, Virginia. The ministry consists of several local churches and revival ministries. Through Ryan LeStrange Ministries, he travels the globe preaching, igniting revival and moving in the power of God. Ryan can be seen weekly on his television program, Power 4 Today, airing around the world on GodTV. He is the founder and apostle of Impact International Apostolic Fellowship, networking and fathering ministers around the world. Ryan has written several books releasing an apostolic and prophetic perspective to the body of Christ.