This pie is delicious!
I had a dream in the early hours of the morning today. In it I am a watcher, as if I am watching a movie. There is a King and Queen dancing in a dark room, wearing clothing that is reminiscent of a long-gone era, however is not time specific. During their formal dance their two bodies are separated by some space. His right hand is on her waist. She has long brown hair, loose and flowing down her back. He is wearing His crown, and has a square jaw. As they slowly dance, she has her right hand in His left and she holds her dress in her left hand as they dance. There is a sense of intimacy between them that is established over time.
They dance behind a dark wooden set of stairs, steps that seem as if they lead to an attic, and are out of sight in my dream. Suddenly, from behind the stairway, I see His hand tossing a cut-glass vase with red roses in it up the stairway. Interestingly, there are many, many roses crammed into the vase, yet only the rose blossoms are visible. The vase rolls down the steps, and the Queen catches them on the 3rd step from the bottom of the stairs. In the dream it seems important that the roses are caught by the Queen, and she does.
Then the “camera” cuts to a close up of the King’s left hand. In the area between the thumb and first finger there is a red wound, as if he has been scratched by a finger nail. The “camera” then moves to just one section of his jaw, and there is a wound on his jaw as well. The “camera” then shows a very tight close up of the Queen’s face to focus on a scar that is hidden in her eyebrow. There are also some other scars on her face and forehead, as if she has been cut while fighting in the past and they have healed over time. Some of these scars are larger and deeper than the others. Most are healed, but there are cuts on her face that are still raw and red.
In this dream I see the beautiful imagery of the end time church. I see the King, our King Jesus, who is dancing with His beloved bride, His Queen. She is beautiful, but she bears the scars of the many hits she has taken to her face. The enemy has tried to “de-face” the church, to make her less attractive and beautiful. She bears the battle scars of multiple fights over time, some obvious, and some not so obvious … such as the one hidden in the eyebrow of the beautiful Queen.
In spite of her scars our King loves her still, and offers her flowers – ROSES – in a cut-glass vase. He is offering Himself to her, for He is the Rose of Sharon (SOS 2:1). The simple, wooden attic steps represent our climb to heaven, literally a stairway to heaven, made out of old, dark wood. Wood is symbolic of that which is dead, i.e., the old man (John 15:6). He tosses the roses up the stairs, and they roll down to the third step, where the bride catches them. This is important, because we have already had two great awakenings and there is yet one more to come! This time the Queen, His beloved, will “CATCH” the Rose of Sharon!
The cuts and scars on the King are symbolic as well. He has obviously “taken one on the jaw”, however undoubtedly turned the other cheek (Matt. 5:39). In addition, our King has a wound on his left hand. The first finger is indicative of God, the number “1”, power and authority. The thumb stands for our “will”. One is helpless without thumbs, and cannot exert his own will which is why thumbs are removed from captured Bible kings (Judges 1:6-7). In addition, blood and/or oil is applied to the thumbs to set a priest apart for service to God (Ex. 29:20, Lev. 14:7). In my dream, the King bears a wound on His left hand – the left symbolizing the supernatural and the right symbolizing the natural. This shows an attempt by the enemy to destroy the power, authority, holiness and the Will of God in this earth realm. The good news…it’s just a scratch! The enemy has failed! He has failed to take off the King’s thumb and forefinger, has failed to remove His power, authority and His will! His holiness remains (Amos 4:2, Heb. 12:10)!
Our Queen holds her garb – her clothes of righteousness — with her left hand, while the King holds her right hand in His left. Her garb is held – dictated – by “the supernatural”, as she decrees a thing and it shall surely come to pass (Job 22:28). She puts on her garment of praise (Is. 61:3) while He holds her natural circumstances in His supernatural hands (John 10:29)! He holds her body gently by the waist, steering her as they dance, both leading and guiding her by the power of His Holy Spirit (John 16:13). He is unable to lose control of her in this manner, as he holds her both “in the natural” and in “the supernatural”!
This dream is a picture of what was, what is, and what is coming. Our King is guiding us and steering us both in the natural and in the supernatural. I believe we are on the verge of the final great awakening. Our King is dancing with us, leading us and guiding us into all Truth. During this end-time harvest, this time the Bride will surely CATCH her Rose of Sharon!
I keep thinking, What did God DO, in the end? Who WON?
In Esther 8 and 9, Persia ended up helping the Jews. THEIR KING ended up helping the Jews and fighting against those that would destroy Israel. Israel ended up fighting for her rights, fully authorized in a decree signed by the King of the foreign land in which they lived,
“11 In it the king granted the Jews who were in every city to gather and defend their lives; to destroy, to slay, and to wipe out any armed force that might attack them, their little ones, and women; and to take the enemies’ goods for spoil.”
I am fully persuaded that the same God who took control in Haman’s day is doing it again. I know that God is a big God and doesn’t need to do ANYTHING the same way twice. However, in the end, the Jews still win, and those of us who are grafted in are counted among the 144,000.
I believe this is a prophetic time and God is making a very big decree on behalf of his people Israel. They are His CHOSEN people. He sent a representative of HIS country, Netanyahu, to plead before the kings of America. Did he find favor in our courts? I pray so.
Regardless, pay attention, people of God. Your Father has spoken. He has said that Iran must never get nuclear capability.
I was thinking this morning about a story I heard about a person walking on a trail who happened upon a snake who was laying in the cold, freezing. The snake asked that person to pick it up and warm it, promising it wouldn’t bite. Later when it bit the traveler, the snake said to him, “Snakes bite. You knew I was a snake when you picked me up.”
Is Iran that snake? They have made the (formerly) most powerful nation in the world bow and cowtow to their demands. Is Obama getting in league with snakes that will lie to get what they want, then do what they originally planned from the outset, once they have “warmed up”?
Here’s another thought….Obama’s original message to the masses to get hired into office was “CHANGE”. Do you think if he showed his true colors 6-years ago and told everyone the truth, that he is a socialist, Muslim terrorist sympathizer who is looking to implode our country and weaken us so dramatically that we will ourselves get overrun by the terrorists that he truly would have gotten into office? Would all of our college educated students have voted for him then, if they had known his true intents of his wicked heart?
And where is our system of Checks and Balances that I learned about in High School Government class? HOW is he able to change our entire country’s laws and constitution singlehandedly by “executive order”? How do we stop him?
Well, we shall have to see what God is up to this Purim season. It’s not every year that the Lord sends a President from Israel to stand before our joint houses of Congress, in a year when Blood Moons are popping like corn on every Jewish feast. I know that in the end, the Lord works all things together for good, and what the enemy meant for harm God turned it for good. He is the same yesterday, today and forever.
I posted a prophetic Word on Facebook a couple of months ago that what God is doing in this next season would be so completely different from what we’ve ever seen that we might not even see it!! I prayed that God’s people would see what He was doing, and not miss Him in this next move of His Spirit.
This morning God put me in John 8. By verse 15 Jesus has told the Pharisees how much they don’t know God.
THEY didn’t know they didn’t know God. They THOUGHT they knew God. They ACTED like they knew God. They were completely convinced that they knew God…but they didn’t even see him, even when He was standing right in front of them.
They didn’t know what they didn’t know.
The new season we are in – the season of BREAKTHROUGH – requires spending time in His presence. Because you don’t know what you don’t know until God tells you.
Jesus spoke in John 8 about how HE behaved as a Son of God. Jesus ONLY said what He heard the Father say. Jesus ONLY did what He saw the Father doing. This is a truth we are convinced we know, and Jesus is our model, right?
But the question remains…how about US?
Do we REALLY know what God is saying in this hour? Do we REALLY know what God is doing in this hour? Do we know what we don’t know?
Jesus said to the Pharisees , “15 You [set yourselves up to] judge according to the flesh (by what you see). [You condemn by external, human standards.] I do not [set Myself up to] judge or condemn or sentence anyone.” John 8:15 (AMP)
Listen, if we don’t SEE what God sees, we are Pharisees. If we don’t SAY what God is saying, we’re Pharisees. We may be conditioned by what we have been taught as TRUE doctrine – even in this last season — and yet totally miss God, even if He is standing right in front of us.
You don’t know what you don’t know.
The Bible says that we have the Mind of Christ. The Pharisees of John 8 hadn’t heard this truth yet. They were convinced they were right. THEY knew God. This guy was just an outsider, another upstart, just another rebel in their eyes, one of many of that time.
Now hear this — it was “in their eyes” – they were gauging the actions of God by their own standards. Jesus even said so! Here it is again… “You [set yourselves up to] judge according to the flesh (by what you see). [You condemn by external, human standards.]” John 8:15 (AMP)
Listen to what Jesus says next,
“26 I have much to say about you and to judge and condemn. But He Who sent Me is true (reliable), and I tell the world [only] the things that I have heard from Him.” John 8:26 (AMP)
And again, in verse 28, “…that I do nothing of Myself (of My own accord or on My own authority), but I say [exactly] what My Father has taught Me.”
How did Jesus learn what God wanted Him to do? IN HIS PRESENCE!
“42 Jesus said to them, If God were your Father, you would love Me and respect Me and welcome Me gladly, for I proceeded (came forth) from God [out of His very presence]. I did not even come on My own authority or of My own accord (as self-appointed); but He sent Me.” John 8:42 (AMP)
How would He know He had been sent if He hadn’t spent time in God’s presence?
How will YOU know? How will you know WHAT God is doing in this BREAKTHROUGH SEASON?
How will you know what God is going to do in your life, in the lives of your family, in your ministry, in your business, in your country, in the world….if you don’t spend time in His presence?
You don’t know what you don’t know.
The people of God MUST spend time in God’s presence! In this season, the season of BREAKTHROUGH, we don’t want to miss God. This is the season of fulfillment! If you don’t spend time in God’s presence you may miss what He is doing IN THIS SEASON!
Don’t be a Pharisee! Don’t look at your life and the world like you did in the last season, or the one before. The cloud has moved on! Break camp, pack it up, and move on! Get out of the old and into the new!
Look at it the way God is looking at it. Watch out for anything that is different. LOOK for the NEW. LISTEN for the NEW. SPEAK the NEW.
Spend time in the presence of the One Who will talk to you and teach you what He wants to do in you this season, and you will KNOW that you KNOW.
Because until you do – you don’t know what you don’t know….and believe me, you want to know!
Your Vision is Restored!
You have your objective in sight. You have been given your assignment. You have laser-sharp focus and aim. You are an arrow on the way to your target and with God there is nothing you cannot do. You have clarity of thought, vision and focus.
Do not get distracted.
I left out an hour early yesterday to head to an appointment. There was an automobile collision on the highway in front of the college, right in the path of where I was going. The traffic was backed up for a little way, as the wreckers were moving the cars out of the road. The fire trucks were on the scene, firefighters were hosing down the intersection and sweeping up car parts, and frankly, it was a mess.
As I was watching all of this transpire, the Lord spoke to me and said, “This is what happens when you get distracted. It slows YOU down and everybody else around you as well!”
Surprisingly, I was only waiting in this back-up for a few minutes before the police officers waved the line of traffic through. In fact, they waved us through a RED LIGHT, to keep traffic moving on this road.
I realized this was a “BUT GOD” moment! He knew that wreck was there, so He had me leave the house early so that I would not be impeded by the obstacles that were put in my path. He even allowed the governing authorities in this realm to WAVE ME THROUGH something that otherwise would have stopped me!
This is a Word for you today! You will NOT be slowed down! You will not be stopped and You will NOT be moved by anything other than by the will of God!
God not only knows where you are going but He knows HOW to get you there, and do it in time and on time – His time! In this season you don’t have to worry about being stopped or even slowed down! God will make you leave early if He has to or He will delay you in order that you would avoid any collision on your course! Either way, it’s all Him!
You are an arrow shooting straight through the air to your destiny! The Lord has released you from His quiver! He had pulled you back so tightly in the bow of the last season that you didn’t think that you would be able to stand the tension and the stress and the pressure…but NOW He has let you LOOSE and you are FLYING through the air on the way to where the Master Marksman has intended for you to go from the very beginning of time – directly to your destiny!
Don’t get distracted! Pay attention! Listen to the Word of the Lord, his still, small voice. Listen to him! He is putting highway markers out in front of you for you to easily follow!
Your Assignment in your new Position
For some people the assignment is to just “show up”… and for some, the assignment is to make things happen. Either way, God is putting the TWO of you together! One of you is going to make it happen and the other one is going to show up and it’s BOTH going to be by the will of God so don’t be deterred or disturbed if things are not happening as quickly as you had envisioned them!
God is sending that person to you – the one that will make everything happen, the mover-and -shaker, the one who picks up the phone, the one who has the money, the one who has the idea, the one who needs your skill, your trade, your talent. He is sending them!
Thus sayeth the Lord God – you are in position and you are ready!
Do not listen to the mouth of the enemy lying to you and telling that you are not able to, that you are not ready, that you don’t have the money, that healing is not for you – Don’t listen to all that! Those are the lies of the enemy! He has spent all of eternity coming up with ways to hold you back. DON’T LISTEN!
Listen this day to the voice of the Lord! You are in position and you are ready!
I saw a photograph of a friend’s new born grandbaby, only a few hours old. I was enamored with the little nose and mouth, the shape of the face and from the resemblance to my friend it was obvious this was their offspring.
I was just enjoying this photo and thinking grandma thoughts when I saw the baby’s bellybutton. The baby is so new in this picture that the umbilical cord is still fresh and plump, even though it was clamped by the hospital.
It struck me that we as Christians are fed through our bellies! As I looked at that baby’s umbilical cord I suddenly had a quick vision and saw a RIVER of God’s Power and Provision, Grace and Kingdom Revelation Knowledge flowing through His heavenly umbilical cord into us!
Did that baby do anything at all to receive the Life-Giving nutrients from its mother?
The baby just was and Life flowed into her! She was simply a RECEIVER!!
In fact, she doesn’t even know she was a receiver of Life, she just took it!
EVERYTHING with God is a picture of Kingdom Life!
This is a WORD for you! God is sending His Grace, Knowledge and Power — along with EVERYTHING ELSE YOU NEED FOR THIS NEW SEASON — directly to you through His mighty umbilical cord straight into your heart!
There is nothing that you need to DO!!! Just be a Receiver! He is feeding you everything that you need to live and THRIVE in this next season! You need do nothing more!
Just TAKE IT! Open up your hands, your eyes, your ears and most of all your HEART and take it all in! Everything that you need is being FED to you by our Lord, with no effort on your part!
Say AMEN and RECEIVE IT!!!
It was unusually cold this morning – in the twenties –so I put clear, plastic baggies on over my socks to keep my feet warm and DRY inside my boots. I didn’t want cold, wet feet walking around outside in twenty degree weather!
As I was walking toward the barn to feed my animals, the Lord dropped a single Word into my spirit — “Unfettered”. Nothing more, just one Word.
I finished feeding the animals, took off my boots outside the back door and walked inside. I still had on my sweater, my coat, my scarf – and the clear, plastic bags over my socks.
However, as I walked through the kitchen the plastic bags CAME OFF! At first I didn’t notice, until I realized that the flooring felt different. I looked down, and I suddenly realized I had walked right out of those clear, plastic bags.
Now get this – I WALKED RIGHT OUT OF THEM! Suddenly. Just all of a sudden, with no notice! Nothing else had changed! I still had on my coat, my scarf, my sweater, all my outward attire – but I had WALKED RIGHT OUT of those clear, plastic bags on my feet. I didn’t even try!
With just ONE WORD from the Lord – UNFETTERED — my circumstances had changed!
This is a Word for YOU today! I believe that there are some issues in your life that the Lord is walking you right out of – SUDDENLY! RIGHT NOW! Even before you notice that He has doing anything at all! From all outward appearances, initially, it may all LOOK the same. You may even still be wearing your same old clothes.
ALL IT TAKES IS ONE WORD FROM THE LORD! Your WALK is going to CHANGE! And THEN you will see the manifestation of your breakthrough!
See, the plastic bags on my feet were CLEAR. They were light, and I really couldn’t even feel them! I couldn’t SEE them, although I knew that I had them on. In fact, I had put them on my feet myself!
Perhaps, logically, the circumstances of your life are clear. In reality, there may be unseen spirits, principalities and powers that have been holding you back. Unseen, and you have gotten used to them….so much so that you don’t even “feel” them anymore. Some of us, by the flesh, may have even gotten ourselves into our predicaments and situations.
But God! He breathed UNFETTERED into your life and mine this morning!
Whatever the circumstances, spirits or people that are holding you back, it does not matter! GET READY! God is going to just walk you right out of them!!
The causes of Lack in your life — GONE! Root causes of sickness and disease – GONE! That glass floor over your head? SHATTERED, in Jesus’ Name!
Breakthrough has come! You are walking into it, NOW! TODAY!
YOU ARE UNFETTERED!!