God is a “picture God”, and speaks to me often in visions. Recently, I had a vision of lamps: lovely, Tiffany-style lamps of all colors. The first had blue, clear and yellow crystal drops hanging around the edges. The Lord instructed me to “pick” a crystal, as one would pick fruit. I went to eat it, but He stopped me, so I held the crystal from the lamp in my hand.
He then showed me another lamp, although at first I couldn’t really make out what it was. As I pressed in to the vision, I saw it was another lamp, this time emerald green, on the side of a dirt pathway. This lamp, however, had crystals that were shaped differently: they were curved out from the main base, pointed at the ends, shaped a little like palm fronds, and very obviously cut glass of some kind. The next lamp after it was red and shaped the same way, although the “leaves” seemed to be a little rounder at the bottom, where the green one had pointed tips on the “leaves”. There were several other lamps fading into the distance down this dirt path on the other side of these two.
Suddenly he gave me a close up view of a lamp with black and white crystal “leaves”. He showed me the depth of the coloring in the crystals. They reminded me of very pure quartz. These crystals had coloring changing gradually from black to white, then clear along the edges of the palm frond “leaves”. They had a very sharp, cut glass look. The vision ended with people shopping, walking down a cobblestone pathway, like an open air market in another country.
SALVATION: The first lamp stands for salvation – the Lord encouraged me to “pick” it! He told me not to eat it, but merely to hang onto it. Jesus said, “He who endures to the end will be saved,” (Matthew 24:13 AMPC). This lamp was shaped differently from all the others, with the salvation crystals hanging from the lamp shade, like fruit. The lamp gave light; however, we are allowed to choose the free gift of salvation by picking it…or not.
GROWTH: I had to press in to see the rest of the vision. This is important! Had I not, I would not have seen what God wanted to show. As I pressed in to the vision, I saw the second lamp, or light of revelation: life and growth. It is green, which also stands for “GO”. This is when we begin to want to grow in the things of God, and press in to take an active role in our maturity in Kingdom understanding. We study to show ourselves approved (see 2 Timothy 2:15). We learn basic Kingdom principles, study and memorize scripture, grow closer to God and are hungry for more. At this stage we “eat the word” (see Jeremiah 15:16), which nourishes us and helps us to grow.
IDENTITY: The next lamp is red, symbolizing the blood of Jesus. This level of revelation is when we begin to understand that the blood covers us. We align ourselves with and take on HIS IDENTITY, beginning to shed the identity of the world. At this stage, we understand our giftings and offices, and are walking in them. We have a level of confidence in our identity in Christ. We understand our authority, our power, and how to use it.
Unfortunately for some, this is also the stage at which we can get off-track, and misled into believing “another gospel”:
“For [you seem readily to endure it] if a man comes and preaches another Jesus than the One we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the [Spirit] you [once] received or a different gospel from the one you [then] received and welcomed; you tolerate [all that] well enough!” (2 Corinthians 11:4 AMPC).
This is the reason for the next lamp: REFORMATION! Before I could see the next lamp down the path, He showed me a close-up of a BLACK and WHITE lamp. I believe this is the one with which He was most concerned; so much so, in fact, that he showed it to me CLOSE UP, which also means it is CLOSE! It was very sharply cut glass, with very pointy edges on its “leaves”. The colors in the quartz-look crystal were BLACK, WHITE and CLEAR along the edges – there were no gray areas! There is no gray area in the Kingdom, hallelujah! I believe what He is saying is He is clearing up the issues that we, as His people, His body, have had.
God is sending Reformers into our midst. On the Five-Hundredth Anniversary of the Reformation, it seems only fitting that God is speaking this! He is sending those who can sharply define what God is doing and saying, clearly, according to His Word, in black and white! He is sending those who have a firm understanding of His will and His ways, including the correct understanding and application of His grace. I believe these that He is sending will clean up the messes left behind from faulty doctrines we have come to learn along the way. This will eliminate the “other gospel”, and get His people back on track, ready for the next level of revelation. He loves us too much to leave us where we are, so He is sending correction! He chastises those He loves!
“For the Lord corrects and disciplines everyone whom He loves, and He punishes, even scourges, every son whom He accepts and welcomes to His heart and cherishes.
You must submit to and endure [correction] for discipline; God is dealing with you as with sons. For what son is there whom his father does not [thus] train and correct and discipline?
Now if you are exempt from correction and left without discipline in which all [of God’s children] share, then you are illegitimate offspring and not true sons [at all],” (Hebrews 12:6-8 AMPC).
There were other lamps in the distance on the pathway, the dirt pathway, upon which we walk this walk. These lamps still await us in the distance, more light, more revelation waiting to be revealed. I believe some of us may have to get past the REFORMATION period before we can reach these other levels of light and understanding.
It is also why our shoppers at the end of the vision were walking on a cobblestone walkway – it is a firm foundation, in order, and easy to walk upon. He is clearing the path for future harvest – for those who will be “picking” salvation in the future. For the rest of us, He will reveal all at the proper moment – in God Time.
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