June 15, 2017
I’m excited about this dream and word that the Lord gave me! Every once in a while I get an encouraging word not just for me but for the body of Christ. My prophetic mantle is like a watchman on the wall, warning and preparing, but my whole life is to encourage and uplift.
Intercessors are just that. They are go-betweens, mediators, and negotiators for the body of Christ. As a result, they see and hear things that are troublesome that need someone to stand in the gap and pray for mercies, miracles, and multiplied salvations with redemption. That is what I do. I’m far from a doom and gloom person. With all my heart (and I speak for both my husband and me), I believe that God has great things planned even though we will have many difficult circumstances to deal with. But remember, even those God turns it into good for those who are according to His purpose (staying in His will) and love Him dearly.
One of the things I like about the book of Amos is that he mediates for the people and asks God to lift His judgment. God does so and relents. That happens a few times in that book. I too have seen God change a course as a result of my praying, or groups of believers praying for things He has revealed to me or others. It is always encouraging, and that is one of the reasons I share with the public the disasters He shows me. We know God hears our prayers.
The dream was about establishing new territory. In the dream I went in to lead worship and praise at a church that was new to me. The pastor had asked me without giving me a lot of details, but told me pretty much what to do to start. I did just that.
The worship went well, but I could feel a resistance from some. For some reason, there were a few that didn’t like that I was a woman, started off at a specific moment during the service, and didn’t like the particular song I started off with. They were trouble makers to say the least.
I left that service afterward, and the pastor asked me to come back to continue leading worship for other services. I was renewed and met with some of the congregation at a breakfast before the next service on a different date started. I thought I would take heart to listen to the consensus of the people I was with and with wisdom, asked them to give me some feedback over an idea I had for the worship service. I was excited.
Aha! The two trouble makers, I found out, were sitting at my table! No one else seemed to share their negative feelings toward me. But, they wanted everyone to think negatively and let me know that was their plan. After attacking me verbally, they got up and left the table.
I led worship afterward and it went well. I did it because I was called to do it. I didn’t carry my emotions into the calling. I carried my faith and love for obedience to the Lord.
After the service, I went over to the corner of the room to have some coffee at a machine they had there. A few others were there as well and they were saying nice things to me. Then a gentleman came up to me with a very bushy, full red beard. His hair on his head was neatly combed over and also was very red. Even though the people were saying nice things to me, he came and wrapped his head around my shoulder and his beard was felt upon my neck. He looked me right in the eye and asked, “Are you okay?” I told him I was, and then he asked me again.
I was very comforted by this person. He was genuine and acted like a real Christian brother. I received his ministry to me for the moment.
I was hearing in my spirit in my dream and as well as I was awaking what I was supposed to hear from this. I love it when God makes it easy! Sometimes I agonize weeks over a vision or dream.
In real life, I’ve led worship for decades. Most of the time, the ground for taking that place of leadership had already been established. It wasn’t difficult to step into the shoes that were already prepared.
But this was taking new territory in the dream. And the “riffraff” didn’t like it. I was doing something new, rather than coming into the established. It wasn’t unfamiliar in general, but it was still breaking ground. I just had to press on and breakthrough. I had my orders and I did it gladly. The word “maturity” kept coming to me.
God showed me that I now needed to “bind the strongmen” powerless to allow what needed to take place and become established, not just for the body of Christ for the moment, but establish new ground for those who would follow after me.
The principle that Jesus taught in Matthew 12:29 and Mark 3:27 about binding the strongman is worked out here. I prayed this morning and bound the strong men that were trying to prevent our breakthroughs. I loosened the stumbling blocks from our path and took authority over our lives and our realm in Jesus’ name. You too can pray that! Sometimes you know the names of the strongman (spiritually speaking) like, rebellion, fear, unforgiveness, etc. If you do not, you simply pray, “I bind the strong man powerless from our promise (or whatever you are claiming) in Jesus’ name, amen!!” Don’t forget to loosen what needs to come forth after that.
I’ve seen the hand of God move mightily every time I pray this. The keys of the Kingdom are in the binding and loosing. God prayer strategy!
Finally, colors play a significant place in dreams. Red stands for the blood of Jesus (covenant & power), wisdom, and anointing. Interestingly enough, beards stand for maturity and wisdom. One still needs to ask Holy Spirit what a color or symbol means in their dream, for it can vary.
I know the man stood for the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit comforts and that is just what the bearded one did. He comforted me! There was also a reassurance given from him. The color of his hair and his beard was wisdom, maturity, and the anointing that went along to encourage me.
God simply told me that establishing a new stronghold for the Kingdom takes maturity, anointing, and favor of God. Without Holy Spirit and His anointing and calling, I would not have the grace (ability), strength, or desire to fulfill what God has called me to do. A disciple of Christ (a Christian) does what they are told and leaves feelings at the altar.
So many of us have walked years believing, gaining ground, growing, and obtaining many victories. We are standing at the crest of the wave, the precipice of the dream we’ve been believing for, forever. If you’re a mature believer expecting a breakthrough, you may need to recognize that pressing through and doing your spiritual warfare is the key to attaining your promise. The maturity God has given you needs to press and press some more. God is bringing us all into a greater level, for He is very serious on building His Kingdom greatly and He wants you! It’s okay it’s different than all of the other victories. Praise and Press!!!
We need to carry the authority Christ has given us. We need (yes, again) to press through. Remember, the purest form of water comes through pressed rock. That means, it is going to be a rough go at whatever it is you are breaking ground for. But such a reward!!! You and His Kingdom will come through it stronger, shining more brightly in the darkness about us! It will bring great glory to God. Being like Him and sharing Him along with bringing about His glory is what it is all about.
The breakthrough WILL HAPPEN!!! It happens while we are pressing in faith. Stay in His Word, fellowship, and be in prayer with faith. And always, faith works with love.
From glory to glory . . . : )))