Bryan's 'Bottleneck' Vision
(A Vision of the Second Reformation)
the graphics on this page could have been enhanced for appearance sake, I
believe the integrity of the vision is best preserved by staying with the
simplicity of how Bryan first illustrated it. What this page may lack in visual demonstration;
will be countered, I believe by an anointing to see
the body of Christ in the midst of reformation. It will be easy for
some to see, and impossible for others. I pray that as you have considered
what has been shared in this web-site you are willing to face what will be a
hard truth for some, and a joyous embracing for others.
Sometime late in 2002, Bryan shared a short
word with me which I believe is appropriate to begin with:
administration of man must completely fail so that
the administration of Jesus can be
set in place"
The following comments represent what Bryan has
shared with a number of groups all across the United States traveling as the
Holy Spirit led him. My thoughts are also included as I have experienced
and am still experiencing various stages of this 'second reformation.'
No one has arrived yet. Much of this web-site has been written
in a doctrinal sense from an apostolic viewpoint. This vision of the
"bottleneck" is I believe a prophetic confirmation.
With all that is on this web-site I feel it is
critical for every reader to understand that there is still much to be
discerned and communicated. There are many parts still to be put in place.
If you feel that the Lord has given you part of this vision prayerfully
click here. My oath to you is that all responses will be prayerfully
considered even as if weeping "between the porch and the
This next section between the lines is Bryan's
prophetic interpretation of what the Spirit of the Lord showed him. The
year was 1994.
At the beginning of this year, I heard His voice
as the sound of many waters, saying:
Call them, Call them, Call them. My lines have
gone out to all the earth. Oh that My bride would listen to My call. Be not
afraid, for I have called; I have!
My soul takes no pleasure in the death of the
wicked. Be not afraid for I have called. I do not wish to speak to you in My
wrath. My wrath awaits those who refuse to hear Me in love.
His voice continued to urge in the tones of an
approaching storm. The storm has already touched the lives of many of you. It’s
too late for business-as-usual.
The old order (old wine skin) is characterized
by witchcraft; the spirit of control, manipulation, and of exploitation of the
gifts and callings of God. We have roundly heaped these gifts and callings upon
our own lusts for self-enrichment, financial gain, and ecclesiastical power.
Therefore, if anyone is out to build a kingdom
for themselves, or a name for themselves, I’ve got disheartening news for you.
God is opposed to ministries built on personality, personal agenda (ambition),
and the “my ministry” kind of thing.
What? You have a ministry? All the gifts and
callings He bestowed upon you belong to God. They belong to Him.
I see an awesome spiritual battle taking place
in the heavenlies. And I see a disquieting warfare and battle taking place on
the earth. Those who are fighting for their own name, agenda, and “place” are
swiftly becoming disheartened. Those who would prevail must become intercessors,
and fight according to the Spirit. He is calling us to live broken lives before
one another without promotion of self. No seeking of recognition. No beginning
of anything which smacks of congregations segregated by doctrinal differences,
racial differences, and that which bear denominational labels. DEATH AND
DIMINISHING SPIRITUAL RETURNS are being experienced more and more by the former
body. And yes, church politics must soon pass from the scene. These will soon be
just a memory.
Each of us has to decide which revival he is
going to be a part of, and in which he will invest his life. Am I going to invest
my life in some booming enterprise of Christian
City, or am I going to lose my
life in the pursuit of God’s will and mercy? You must ask yourself, “Am I going
to concentrate on building something that will cause the citizens of Christian
City to sit up and take notice,
or am I going to spend my life bringing the poor, the maimed, and the blind to
the Master’s table?”
This New Body is being created even now by
passing through what looks like a bottle neck. Let’s see this segment of time as
a birthing and the bottle neck as a birth canal. There have been many events
during these past months to underline what God is doing here.
The increase in number of earthquakes since
January 1 1994 has been the sign in the natural demonstrating what He is DOING
IN THE SPIRITUAL. The Lord spoke prophetically through me prior to the January
1994 earthquake in L.A., saying that it would be given as a sign that there is a
shaking taking place in the belly of existing churches.
Everywhere God is shaking the remnant, to bring
them out of the Old Order of denominational lines and through this birthing with
mighty testing, purifying and sometimes crushing. He will then replace the old
order with power and victory, compassion and apostolic simplicity.
Competitiveness and manipulation (witchcraft)
are being replaced by loving and caring for one another. He has written
“ICHABOD” across the doorway of the Old churches, where there was no response to
His call for repentance and brokenness. OLD THINGS HAVE PASSED AWAY AND ALL
THINGS WILL BE NEW.
A young pastor whose wife had just had a
miscarriage was given this message by Our Father. His wife’s experience was
symbolic of what is happening in the spiritual realm. The Church will not be
allowed to bring forth this new birth until all the old impurities, poison and
death are purged, just as they are first purged from the womb following a
The GLORIOUS NEWS is that this is already
occurring for those who are crying out in sincere desperation for DELIVERANCE!
We are going through an often painful and
confusing time right now. It may become more confusing before we come out into
this new body. There may be crushings, there is definitely a separating of the
wheat from the chaff... of the sheep from the goats.
We will see a lessening of emphasis and
distinction of “Churchianity” (denominationalism) as these practices and
restrictions give way more and more to a new body. Divisive doctrines will give
way to unity, balance and love. The entire body will function in a prophetic
role, fulfilling our destinies and callings; not exalting any calling or
office. All will blend into a perfect whole, filling the Body of Christ as
Directions: all circles are color coded to match
scripture verses that follow the picture. The first colorsand represent
what Bryan refers to as the old order or human administration.
The second set of colors in the bottle represents
first a people in the process of leaving the "old order"
and then an attempt at reformation
as this "'remnant people" are in the midst of the bottle. This attempt has
and is happening at present. Speaking from experience, it is a very
painful step. This group sees the hypocrisy of the "old order" but in
their first attempt to reform they all (this writer included) presumed much that
was not of the Lord. In this first attempt much has been measured back to
them as some in the midst have judged what they left only to find themselves
operating in much of what they separated themselves from. There is much
turbulence as this group is drawn to the sifting of the bottleneck
I believe that all who have experienced this are
deeply repentant over their own false assumptions, and I feel led to write that
we are all in the "bottleneck" nowbeing tested
and sifted, right at the edge of a land called "Beulah"
Amos 2:4-5 —
Thus says the LORD:
“For three transgressions of Judah,
and for four,
I will not turn away its
Because they have despised the law of
And have not kept His commandments.
Their lies lead them astray,
Lies which their fathers
But I will send a fire upon Judah,
And it shall devour the palaces of
Luke 6:39 —
And He spoke a parable to them:
the blind lead the blind? Will they not both
fall into the ditch?
Hosea 4:11-12 —
wine, and new wine enslave the heart.
My people ask counsel from their wooden
staff informs them.
spirit of harlotry has caused them to stray,
have played the harlot against their God.
The Dividing Line Between the Two Groups
Proverbs 11:2 —
"When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the humble
Hosea 2:14-23 —
behold, I will allure her,
Will bring her into the wilderness, And
speak comfort to her.
I will give her her vineyards from
And the Valley of Achor as a door of
She shall sing there,
As in the days of her youth,
As in the day when she came up from
the land of Egypt.
“And it shall be, in that day,” Says
“That you will call Me ‘My
Husband,’ And no longer call Me ‘My Master,’
For I will take from her mouth the
names of the Baals,
And they shall be remembered by their
name no more.
In that day I will make a covenant for
With the beasts of the field, With the
birds of the air,
And with the creeping things of
Bow and sword of battle I will shatter
from the earth,
To make them lie down safely.
“I will betroth you to Me forever;
Yes, I will betroth you to Me
In righteousness and justice,
In lovingkindness and mercy;
I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness,
And you shall know the LORD.
“It shall come to pass in that day
That I will answer,” says the
LORD; “I will answer the heavens,
And they shall answer the earth.
The earth shall answer With grain,
With new wine, And with oil;
They shall answer Jezreel. (God
Then I will sow her for Myself in the
And I will have mercy on her who
had not obtained mercy;
Then I will say to those who were
not My people,
‘You are My people!’ And they
shall say, ‘You are my God!’
See that you do not refuse Him who speaks.
For if they did not escape who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more
shall we not escape if we turn away from Him who speaks from heaven,
whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying,
“Yet once more I
not only the earth, but also heaven.”
“Yet once more,”
indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that
are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we
are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we
may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a
Leaving the "Old Order"
I will make you pass under the rod, and I
will bring you into the bond of the covenant; I will purge the rebels from among
you, and those who transgress against Me; I will bring them out of the country
where they dwell, but they shall not enter the land of Israel. Then you will
know that I am the LORD. “As for you, O house of Israel,” thus says the
Lord GOD: “Go, serve every one of you his idols—and hereafter—if you will not
obey Me; but profane My holy name no more with your gifts and your idols. For
on My holy mountain, on the mountain height of Israel,” says the Lord GOD,
“there all the house of Israel, all of them in the land, shall serve Me; there I
will accept them, and there I will require your offerings and the firstfruits of
your sacrifices, together with all your holy things. I will accept you as a
sweet aroma when I bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the
countries where you have been scattered; and I will be hallowed in you before
Return, O backsliding children,” says the
LORD; “for I am married to you. I will take you, one from a city and two from a
family, and I will bring you to Zion. And I will give you shepherds according
to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.
The "Remnant People"
Isaiah 6:13 —
But yet a tenth will be
And will return and be for
As a terebinth tree or as an
Whose stump remains when
it is cut down.
So the holy seed shall be
In the "Bottleneck"
Amos 9:9 —
surely I will command, and will sift the house of Israel among all nations,"
Isaiah 10:20-22 —
And it shall come to pass in that day
That the remnant of Israel,
And such as have escaped of the house
Will never again depend on him who
But will depend on the LORD, the Holy
One of Israel, in truth.
The remnant will return, the remnant
To the Mighty God.
For though your people, O Israel, be
as the sand of the sea,
A remnant of them will return;
The destruction decreed shall overflow
Isaiah 65:8-15 —
Thus says the LORD:“
As the new wine is found in the cluster,
And one says, ‘Do not destroy
For a blessing is in it,’
So will I do for My servants’ sake,
That I may not destroy them all.
I will bring forth descendants from
And from Judah an heir of My
My elect shall inherit it,
And My servants shall dwell there.
Sharon shall be a fold of flocks,
And the Valley of Achor a place for herds
to lie down,
For My people who have sought Me.
A Bride Made Ready
Isaiah 4:4-6 —
"When the Lord has
washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and purged the blood of
Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit of judgment and by the spirit of
burning, then the LORD will create above every dwelling place of Mount Zion, and
above her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day and the shining of a flaming fire
by night. For over all the glory there will be a covering. And there will be a
tabernacle for shade in the daytime from the heat, for a place of refuge, and
for a shelter from storm and rain."
Isaiah 49 People
“Listen, O coastlands, to Me,
And take heed, you peoples
The LORD has called Me
from the womb;
From the matrix of My
mother He has made mention of My name.
And He has made My mouth
like a sharp sword;
In the shadow of His hand
He has hidden Me,
And made Me a polished
In His quiver He has
“And He said to me,
‘You are My
servant, O Israel,
In whom I will be
Then I said, ‘I have
labored in vain,
I have spent my strength
for nothing and in vain;
Yet surely my just reward
is with the LORD,
And my work with my God.’”
“And now the LORD says,
Who formed Me from the
womb to be His Servant,
To bring Jacob back to
So that Israel is gathered
(For I shall be glorious
in the eyes of the LORD,
And My God shall be My
Indeed He says,
‘It is too small a thing
that You should be My Servant
To raise up the tribes of
And to restore the
preserved ones of Israel;
I will also give You as a
light to the Gentiles,
That You should be My
salvation to the ends of the earth.’”
Thus says the LORD,
The Redeemer of Israel,
their Holy One,
To Him whom man despises,
To Him whom the nation
To the Servant of rulers:
“Kings shall see and
Princes also shall
Because of the LORD who is
The Holy One of Israel;
And He has chosen You.”
Thus says the LORD:
“In an acceptable time I
have heard You,
And in the day of
salvation I have helped You;
I will preserve You and
As a covenant to the
To restore the earth,
To cause them to inherit
the desolate heritages;
That You may say to the
prisoners, ‘Go forth,’
To those who are in
darkness, ‘Show yourselves.’
“They shall feed along the
And their pastures
shall be on all desolate heights.
They shall neither hunger
Neither heat nor sun shall
For He who has mercy on
them will lead them,
Even by the springs of
water He will guide them.
I will make each of My
mountains a road,
And My highways shall be
Surely these shall come
Look! Those from the north
and the west,
And these from the land of
Sing, O heavens!
Be joyful, O earth!
And break out in singing,
For the LORD has comforted
And will have mercy on His
But Zion said, “The LORD
has forsaken me,
And my Lord has forgotten
“Can a woman forget her
And not have compassion on
the son of her womb?
Surely they may forget,
Yet I will not forget you.
See, I have inscribed you
on the palms of My hands;
Your walls are
continually before Me.
Your sons shall make
Your destroyers and those
who laid you waste
Shall go away from you.
Lift up your eyes, look
around and see;
All these gather together
and come to you.
As I live,” says
“You shall surely clothe
yourselves with them all as an ornament,
And bind them on you
as a bride does.
“For your waste and
And the land of your
Will even now be too small
for the inhabitants;
And those who swallowed
you up will be far away.
The children you will
After you have lost the
Will say again in your
‘The place is too
small for me;
Give me a place where I
Then you will say in your
‘Who has begotten these
Since I have lost my
children and am desolate,
A captive, and wandering
to and fro?
And who has brought these
There I was, left alone;
But these, where were
22Thus says the
“Behold, I will lift My
hand in an oath to the nations,
And set up My standard for
They shall bring your sons
in their arms,
And your daughters shall
be carried on their shoulders;
Kings shall be your foster
And their queens your
They shall bow down to you
with their faces to the earth,
And lick up the dust of
Then you will know that I
am the LORD,
For they shall not be
ashamed who wait for Me.”
Shall the prey be taken
from the mighty,
Or the captives of the
righteous be delivered?
But thus says the LORD:
“Even the captives of the
mighty shall be taken away,
And the prey of the
terrible be delivered;
For I will contend with
him who contends with you,
And I will save your
I will feed those who
oppress you with their own flesh,
And they shall be drunk
with their own blood as with sweet wine.
All flesh shall know
That I, the LORD, am
And your Redeemer, the
Mighty One of Jacob.”
felt led to include a disclaimer in order to dispel any thought that
Shilohouse as a ministry supports in any form of what some would term as
'replacement theology'. Romans 11:16-24 speaks of a people who have been
'grafted in' to Israel. Part of verse 17&18 says that we "were
grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness
of the olive tree, do not boast against the branches."
The "them" mentioned in these scriptures are our
Jewish brothers and sisters.
For more on this discussion please refer to the
Messianic portion of this vision.
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