Prepared for Such a Time as This

Vision 11/07/2017: I saw a white and tan-speckled owl sitting on a stool in a movie studio. A makeup artist was sitting in front of the owl with a brush in her hand as though she were painting the owl. I was amazed at how this live bird was in the studio, sitting still and allowing the artist to paint it! It reminded me of clips I have watched in Jim Henson’s Creature Shop as they create different types of muppets. But it also reminded me of how a makeup artist prepares an actor for their role. 

As I pondered this vision several things came to me. In recent months, the Lord has been speaking to me about the times ahead. His glory is set to return to the earth in magnificent ways. The Lord has been preparing His people to steward His glory through rigorous “dress rehearsals”. Long have we practiced what we’ve learned from Him, individually and corporately. In fact, many individuals have rehearsed God’s Word and ways in their hearts in seasons of hiddenness.

Yet the time is approaching for the revealing of the sons of God (Romans 8:19). These manifested sons and daughters will soon be called to step into the spotlight of the “world stage”. When we do, we will be called to walk in Yeshua’s role in a sense. We will each walk as Yeshua walked but in a double portion of His Spirit.

Much of the preparation for this important role is done for us. Christ is the one who dresses us and beautifies us. He has also promised to fill our mouths with His Word when we need it (Luke 12:12); Christ has given us the “script” so to speak. As we rest in Him, it is the anointing of His Spirit that truly does the work and equips us for our roles.

In Hebrew, one of the definitions of the word “anoint or smear”—מָשַׁח mâshach (Strong’s H4886)—can also mean “to paint”. Therefore, “painting” in my prophetic language often represents the anointing of the Holy Spirit. I believe this vision of the owl represents the anointing of the Spirit of Wisdom (Isaiah 11:12).

In secret, God has been preparing His children to be wisdom. Just as the owl is a popular symbol of wisdom, get ready to see sons and daughters of God who will embody this aspect of His divine nature. They will have the role of being a source of light during times of darkness, a source of wise counsel when people will not know what to do.

In 2 Chronicles 1, King Solomon humbly asked God for the wisdom and knowledge needed to be the ruler of Israel. Solomon was wise enough to know that he could not to rely on his own human wisdom to do such a big job. As a result, Solomon walked in such a level of wisdom that his renown has reached into the secular world as being the wisest man who has ever lived.

Well, get ready to see a generation of Solomons arising in the Body of Christ! They too have seen the road ahead and have cried out, “Father, we can’t do this in our own wisdom! We need yours!” Therefore, God has prepared these humble ones to arise as wise counselors in the earth.

Let us follow King Solomon’s example. Let us seek the Lord for wisdom. Let us also be sure to sit patiently and peacefully before the Master Artist, Yeshua our Messiah. He will prepare us to fill much-needed roles in the Body of Christ and in the earth. He will anoint us liberally to have what we need for the times ahead.

1 Chronicles 12:32 (NKJV) of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their command;

Esther 2:12 (NKJV) Each young woman’s turn came to go in to King Ahasuerus after she had completed twelve months’ preparation, according to the regulations for the women, for thus were the days of their preparation apportioned: six months with oil of myrrh, and six months with perfumes and preparations for beautifying women.

Proverbs 2:6-8 (NKJV) For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; He guards the paths of justice, And preserves the way of His saints.

2 Chronicles 1:10 (NKJV) “Now give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for who can judge this great people of Yours?”

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God’s Government in California: Man Your Stations!

Vision 11/04/2017: I saw a huge wall of water coming to hit an entire city. This did not feel at all like a bad thing; in fact, I knew this wave represented a great move of God. It was massive and not so much a tidal wave as a wall of water that I knew would come and completely sweep through the city. I did not sense any destruction in this.

I prayed and asked the Lord what this symbolized. He said, “Region. California. On the brink of collapse. Man your stations.

In my spiritual language “collapse” means to humble. It is the concept of the Hebrew letter dalet, which symbolizes a poor and humble man, a man in need. It is not so much about literal financial bankruptcy as it is God bankrupting the enemy of his power. Anyone who trusts in the things of the world instead of in God will discover their deep need of God once they see who the true source of all life and complete satisfaction comes from.

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A Sharper Image of Us

Vision 10/07/2017: I felt like I was standing in front of a wall looking right at a mirror. The Lord was standing right beside me and He adjusted the mirror as one would adjust the side mirror of a car. Instead of a reflection of myself and the Lord, I saw Mount Everest. Yet I truly felt this was an accurate reflection. “A sharper image of us,” the Lord said.

Over the summer, I’ve had multiple visions concerning walls, the writing or Word of God on the wall, and the eye of God drawn on the wall. All of them have had to do with God looking at me or speaking to me, and trying to make sense of what He is saying through His rhema words to me. It all has had to do with perception. How do we see ourselves and how do we see Him?

Because we cannot look directly at ourselves, we cannot truly see ourselves; we either need a mirror or another person who can look at us has to “reflect” our image back. This also applies to our inner man, our character. On both counts, we must use words to describe a person’s characteristics and what we see in them. However, those who walk according to the flesh will only ever be able to speak of the physical. It is only by the Spirit of God that we are able to see into the Spirit and see one another as God sees us.

2 Corinthians 3:18 (NKJV) But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

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The Many Dimensions of His Word

One night I awoke and had the following vision. I felt like I was in space and confined within an invisible box. I moved around inside of the box bracing my feet along all the borders; I wore Wonder Woman’s boots (representing standing on God’s Word). Suddenly, I grew angel’s wings, and I took off out of the box as if it were not there at all. It was as if, by growing wings, I had found a way out of the box. “This is meant to encourage you to grow in seeing details,” the Lord said.

This vision reminded me of videos I watched a few months ago about dimensions. They say that each new dimension in our universe or multiverse is at right angles of the last one. I saw that there was a pun in my vision between the word angel and angle. As I was rotating in the box, it felt like I was rotating and looking for that “right angle” (or righteous angle) until I found a new dimension I could go through concerning God’s Word. I also sensed this represented me growing wings of faith as a messenger of His Word.

Recently, the Lord has been teaching me things about the greater works as I meditate on His Word. He has been allowing me to turn things over and over in my head so that I can ask Him questions. I have looked at the mighty acts of His people in both the Old and New Testaments. I have thought about His saints in recent centuries. I thought about how each new “act” could at times be met with resistance to old religious mindsets. The coming of Christ Himself is just one of many things broke religious boxes.

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Running the Course of His Commandments

Psalm 119:32 (NKJV) I will run the course of Your commandments, For You shall enlarge my heart.

In a vision about a week or so ago, I felt I had come to a new place, something the Lord has called a “short stop”. There was a track and it was in a beautiful wooded area. I felt like this track belonged to a military training school. I knew I was an alumnus of this school, and an officer already. I had come back to this place to rest and prepare for my next assignment.

As time passed, the Lord revisited this vision with me. He reminded me of the above Scripture from Psalm 119. I also had a vision of Him running beside me on the track. “Keep tracking with Me….I shape you. Calm down. Leave these fears alone. Listen to Me and obey. I’m your friend. Where you go, I go. Where else could I be but with My friend? We do everything together.

During this time, I truly feel like I have been running around a track with the Lord. That track has been a place to rehearse His commandments in my mind and to gain a new level of obedience. There have been many words, dreams, and visions I have received over the last few years. I have not had the opportunity to sort through all of them; this has been important since He’s been telling me that some of the promises embedded within them are about to manifest. Also, the events and testing over the last few years have left me feeling a bit shaken. Truly, the Lord knew that I needed this season to heal, regroup, and regain confidence. I needed to weed out the fears that were left rattling around in my head and causing me to hesitate. I needed to be able to hear His voice much more clearly.

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Describing the Impossible

Isaiah 53:1 (NKJV) Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?

Recently, I had a powerful experience with the Lord. I was having breakfast and speaking with Him. I must have said something quite stirring, I don’t remember what, but I suddenly perceived legions of angels about me. They were drawing in closer to me and I knew it was because of something I said; I was blessing the Lord in my thoughts. The words “Sons of Thunder” came to me by the Spirit. And wow, did I suddenly feel like a lightning rod!

Either way, I continued speaking with the Lord. At one point He responded to me with just two or three words. It was a word pun but so full of meaning. For the last several years, the Lord has been intensely building a lexicon within me and an interesting understanding of the nature of language. It hasn’t just been my fascination with Hebrew but patterns within languages and speech, in general, that has made His word puns even more complex; it’s just like having a large amount of data compressed into a small file. So, to explain what the Lord meant at that moment and the revelation He brought with those few words would take me pages to write!

I cannot even tell you what it was that He said and the revelation He brought because what happened next completely shattered my train of thought. In that moment I was so in awe of how the Word of God Himself has, well, a way with words. It is that beyond razor-sharp precision of the Sword of the Spirit, and it is astounding! Just these few words caused me to begin adoring Him. In my mind, I was just trying to describe His beauty and how in love I am with this one called to be our Bridegroom, the Word of God.

Suddenly, I had the most intense sensation. I can only describe what seemed to be electricity upon my tongue. It wasn’t a small spark at all! I also felt as though power was building up in the middle of my forehead. The more I tried to describe the Lord, the more that this pressure grew. At the same time, a vision came to my mind. I was in a dark place, save for flashes of lightning and the Lord Himself who was outlined by lightning upon His form. He was seated on a throne at the what seemed to be the top of a mountain summit. He got up and began walking down the steps toward me. With every step, that pressure built up in my head and I felt that, if I finally found the words to describe Him, that power would burst through my head! Was I going to die?

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Love Will Lift Us

I wanted to share some encouragement and insight from God’s heart that I received last night. We are certainly in a season of transition where many in the Body of Christ are crossing over into their personal Promised Land. Something I have been seeing echoed by different prophetic voices is the fact that, as we cross over we need to position ourselves to receive revelation concerning that which lies ahead. A recent word by prophet Lana Vawser is a prime example of what others in the Body have been seeing and sensing.

In recent years, I have personally been experiencing much persecution in preparation to cross over into my personal Promised Land. Recently, through a close friend and sister in Christ, the Lord reminded me of Rick Joyner’s The Torch and Sword. In his book, an important key demonstrated for coming through the enemy’s ranks and to Christ’s stream of living, refreshing water is looking for the weakest point to come through. One of those points is the division of the army called “ridicule.” That has certainly been the division I’ve been walking through!

Last night, I laid down and was thoroughly exhausted from another day in this part of the journey. Still feeling the sting of the arrows of ridicule and with no place to go where I could openly seek the Lord to worship and cry, I was too grieved to fall asleep. Yet Christ blessed me greatly in this moment. He reached between the veil of heaven and earth, and I felt Him grab me and hold me! Miracle of miracles, I cried softly in this world yet, in the Spirit, perfect love held me in His arms!

I relaxed a little and rested a bit more with His comfort. After a few minutes, I heard in the Spirit, “What’s the rush? Exhilarating.” Then over and over, I kept feeling this rush of wind and energy over my entire being going from head to toe. I felt like I was on Star Trek, and I was being “beamed up” or “energized”—literally energized! With wave after wave, I felt lighter and lighter. Then in the Spirit, I saw angels dancing around me in a circle. I have been seeing this for several days now. Angels will just appear around me in a circle, hemming me in. I knew this represented God’s whirlwind as well as His hedge of protection surrounding me.

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