I HAD A DREAM
I had a dream early on Monday morning, January 23, 2017 and in that dream I was in a section or a wing of a large building. I had gone into the attic of that section for some reason that I don’t remember. It was a pitched roof, but not braced very well. I came back down into the middle of a large room, probably on the third or fourth floor. The building had a glass window wall where I could look out over the city I was in. I noticed a woman outside that window (no woman that I know) who was level with the floor I was on. My thought was how is she up level with me? I walked over to the window so I could see what was holding her up and saw that she was in the very top of what looked like a fir tree. As I watched, I could see that there were a number of other people up in that tree and they begin to shake it trying to get it or maybe her to fall. Then I saw a man dressed in black leather pants, shirtless with a black leather vest. He was in the tree about half way up. He began to shake that tree and was able to break the tree almost in half. He was injured when he fell to the sidewalk but was able to get up. I don’t know what happened to the woman (end of the dream).
When I awakened, I lay in the bed thinking about the dream and asking God what it meant. The section of the dream with the tree was what He impressed upon me. Particularly with what type of tree it was – it was an evergreen tree! Then He brought to my mind the Azusa Now meeting which I was able to watch as it was streamed live. The meeting was held in the L. A. Coliseum on April 9, 2016. During that day, Dutch Sheets spoke about an “Evergreen tree.” I felt it was imperative that I get up, find the video of Dutch Sheets message that day and watch it, which I did. I would recommend for you to watch it also as it brings a great understanding to what I am saying here.
THE STORY OF A FLAG
In the video, Dutch Sheets told the story of a dream a friend of his had about him. In the dream Dutch was a boxer and each of his gloves had a name on it. One glove said EVERLAST which is actually a glove brand but the other said EVERGREEN. With these two gloves, he fought five giants, one at a time, and was able to knock out all five with one punch each, alternating hands on each succeeding giant. 
Sometime later, Dutch was given a white flag with an evergreen tree on it and the words, “AN APPEAL TO HEAVEN” He then connected the two words EVERLAST and EVERGREEN to Genesis 21:33, “And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the name of the LORD, the everlasting God.” The word grove is the translation of Strong’s H815 and literally means a tamarisk tree. This tree represented the covenant made between Abraham and Abimelech. The tamarisk tree is an evergreen tree representing the EVERGREEN glove while God is “the everlasting God” representing the EVERLAST glove.
Dutch describes receiving the flag: “The Appeal to Heaven flag holds great significance as it relates to the founding of our nation, God’s eternal covenants, and our present hope for America. The first time I saw this flag was at the 2013 Spring Commencement Ceremony of Christ for the Nations Institute, where I formerly served as Executive Director. I invited one of my spiritual sons to serve as commencement speaker. He is a Captain in the United States Army and had just returned from serving as the legal adviser to a Special Operations Task Force in Afghanistan.
He briefly shared some history regarding the flag he was about to give me. It was quite significant as it had flown over our nation at its birthing. It was not the stars and stripes, but a flag commissioned by our first president, George Washington, before the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
In fact, before the Revolutionary War actually began, General Washington formed and financed America’s first Navy and commissioned them to sail with this flag flying overhead. During the American Revolution, an evergreen tree on a white standard could be seen flying in Massachusetts and before long, throughout all thirteen colonies.
The words “An Appeal to Heaven” became the decreed statement over the nation as this flag flew amid battlefields and encampments. This standard led the American Revolution’s grossly outnumbered and under-resourced troops into battle repeatedly as they fought and won the war for America’s freedom. The flag’s history is expansive and profound.” 
AN INTERPRETATION OF MY DREAM
I sent a copy of my dream along with a link to the video to a couple of trusted friends and asked for their thoughts. My interpretation is a compilation of “our” thoughts.
The first place where I was in my dream was in the attic of the building. Being in the attic means I was exploring old things or things from the past. In the video, Dutch Sheets said, “America is returning to the ANCIENT PATHS to reap the harvest of the ages.” I think this refers to the coming revival or “Great Awakening” that is coming to America but it will only come as we APPEAL TO HEAVEN, i.e. pray, based on God’s covenant promises.
As I came down out of the attic to the third or fourth floor of the building, I saw a woman on the top of an evergreen tree. The tree represents AN APPEAL TO HEAVEN, i.e. an appeal to God’s covenant with His people and the woman at the top of the tree could represent the church standing on the covenant and promises of God. Those who were shaking the tree were those who claimed to be Christians but in reality were covenant breakers trying to stop God’s people from praying. One man in particular, dressed in black had been successful in breaking the tree in half but had himself been thrown down.
WHAT IT MEANS TO ME
I believe that this is a renewed call to continue in fervent prayer for the coming revival and “Great Awakening.” In the last year we have witnessed a miracle of God in sparing our nation because of our prayers. A year ago on the 5th of January, 2016, Franklin Graham began a 50 state “Decision America Tour.” He traveled to the capital of every state in the Union to pray for the upcoming election and to repent on behalf of the sins of America. There were other numerous prayer movements across the United States and several in Washington D.C. itself. And God answered our prayers.
Jonathan Cahn, speaking at an Inauguration breakfast on January 20, 2017 summed it up thus:
“The stakes of this election could not have been any higher. The Democratic campaign for the presidency was a battle to seal the changes enacted in the past eight years into permanency. At stake was the appointing of the Supreme Court justices who would determine America’s future as touching life and death, morality, and religious freedom.
For the first time in history, the Democratic platform called for the striking down of the Hyde Amendment, so that all Americans, could now through their taxes, directly fund the murder of unborn children.
And for the first time in American history, a major presidential candidate uttered these words: ‘Deep seated religious beliefs… must be changed…’ The war against God had now reached the stage that a mainstream candidate for the presidency could call for the overruling of God’s word, and for the eradicating of faith. And why was that faith to be altered? So that abortion could be expanded still further.
America stood at the threshold in the face of an election that threatened to establish for ages the edicts of apostasy and the ways godlessness, and an open war against the people and gospel of God.
And then there was Donald Trump. There had never been a candidate like him. Whatever it was that one was never supposed to do when running for president, he did them all. Poll after poll after poll foretold a sure Democratic victory if not a landslide. The only question was how much of a landslide and how much destruction the Republican Party would incur. The Democrats prepared for victory. The Republicans prepared for defeat. And the media, the pollsters, and the president prepared to be vindicated.
But then something happened. And nobody was sure exactly what. The election took a strange turn. And what everyone was sure could never happen… happened. The media was in shock. Democrats were in shock. Obama was in shock. The Republicans were in shock. And it appears that Donald Trump couldn’t believe it happened either.
But as it was written in ancient times, it is no less true to this day: ‘As high as the heavens are above the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways. And My thoughts than your thoughts.’
And as we can bear witness today in the city of Washington, on January 20, 2017 … ‘With God, nothing… shall be… impossible.’ 
God heard the prayers of His people and answered with a miracle victory that was not supposed to happen. That battle was won, but the war is not yet over and the people of God must be rallied again to prayer for our new President, for the coming revival and the coming “Great Awakening” of America.
THE MAN WHO BROKE THE TREE
Again, listen to the words of Jonathan Cahn and you decide:
“President Obama, with all respect that is due, as you approach the last hour of your presidency, you were shocked by the outcome of the election. And it now appears that your legacy will largely be undone.
You came to the presidency claiming that as a Christian you could not support the ending of marriage as it had always been known. And then you did everything in your power to end that very thing. And then you sought to force believers to take part in that very thing you said a believer could not support because of God. And then, those who would not take part of it, you sought to punish them.
If one believes that God is real, how can one do such things?
You came to the presidency speaking of tolerance. And yet you showed no tolerance for the lives of the unborn. But you zealously fought to defend the carrying out of their murder and, beyond that, to expand their murder around the world.
And then you went farther. You sought to force God’s people to partake in the killing of the unborn, to pay for their deaths. You even took them to court to coerce them into doing it.
If one has any fear of God, how can one do such things?
President Obama, on the day when marriage as we know it, as ordained in the Word of God, was, with your help, struck down in this land, you celebrated it by lighting up the White House in the colors of the rainbow. Did you not know that the rainbow does not belong to man – or to any movement of man? The rainbow… belongs to God. It is the sacred sign of God’s covenant, and the sacred colors of His throne?
If you believe that God is real, how could you use the sign of God to celebrate the striking down of the Word of God? And if you dishonor His throne, will He not dishonor yours?
If you overturn the edicts of God, should you be surprised that your own edicts will now be overturned? And if you strike down the precepts of God, will not your own precepts be struck down?” 
In my dream, he broke the tree, yet he fell with it! Galatians 6:7, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
A CALL TO PRAYER – APPEAL TO HEAVEN!
There is no doubt in my mind that God called for the establishment of the United States of America to further the establishment of His Kingdom, The Kingdom of God, on this earth. It is a mandate of Jesus Himself as He taught us to pray in Matthew 6: 9 & 10, “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. THY KINGDOM COME. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.”
Pray for God’s Kingdom to come in this United States of America, in our capital, Washington, DC, in all fifty states of the Union. For God’s will to be done here, even as it is in heaven. Pray for our new President, and all those in his administration, for their protection and for God to grant them a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him and His direction for America.
Pray for the Supreme Court vacancy and any coming vacancies to be filled by persons of God’s choice. Pray for all the Judges to stand for God’s truth.
Pray for the Senate and the Congress to stand for what is right in God’s sight, according to His Word and for God’s will to be done in our nation.
Pray for Revival and a “Great Awakening” to once again shake this Nation. Pray, believing that; “America is returning to the ANCIENT PATHS to reap the harvest of the ages.”
Blessings, Tom and Jeanie Graves
 You tube video on Evergreen