Waiting in the Wings

For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.

Month: August 2017

Power Couples: It’s Time to Shine

Strong’s H215 shine אוֹר ʼôwr, ore; a primitive root; to be (causative, make) luminous (literally and metaphorically):—break of day, glorious, kindle, (be, en-, give, show) light (-en, -ened), set on fire, shine.

I originally received the following word for a beautiful couple at my church. The word went along with an art piece I made as a wedding present called “Shine”. I sensed that this word for them, along with the song I wrote and sang at their wedding, spoke of them as a couple that God had strategically brought together for His purposes. I also sensed that it applied to other “power couples” God was raising up in the earth (married or to be married).

Isaiah 60:1-3 (VOICE) Arise, shine, for your light has broken through! The Eternal One’s brilliance has dawned upon you. See truly; look carefully—darkness blankets the earth; people all over are cloaked in darkness. But God will rise and shine on you; the Eternal’s bright glory will shine on you, a light for all to see. Nations north and south, peoples east and west, will be drawn to your light, will find purpose and direction by your light. In the radiance of your rising, you will enlighten the leaders of nations.

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As Steady as the Rock

Recently, I received this word that I sense refers to those who are elders in the Body of Christ. These individuals are either “gray-haired” or they are like the prophet Samuel, who have been consecrated to the Lord since they were youths. These individuals have walked with the Lord for many years and spiritual miles. Therefore, they have accumulated a “weight” or “glory” (kabad) from their time with God.

Strong’s H3513 כָּבַד kâbad, kaw-bad’; or כָּבֵד kâbêd “be weighty, be honorable, be glorious, be burdensome, be honored, enjoy honor, be made abundant, glorify.”


You are My treasure, My secret delight hidden in plain sight. You have borne long with Me and followed Me wherever I called you to go. And oh, we’ve had some adventures, haven’t we, My friend? Up, down, all around, you have gone the distance with Me and weathered many a storm. Like a turtle who has carried its home with him, so you have faithfully carried My Word. And when the harshness and heat of wilderness seasons became too severe, you learned to seek the shelter of My Word as your hiding place.

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Lighthouse Movement

My Beloved Bride, I call you forth now to restore My people. Help My people to safe harbor. Emit My Light and mark the danger zones for them. Help those who have gone astray, and guide them safely to shore.

There’s no need for you to be afraid anymore. Walk in the way that I have shown you. I will be there in your midst. There are many dangers on the path home, so I need you to help them to cross over. Share with them the gospel. Be My light in dark waters. Permit Me to share with you hidden meanings of the lesser known truths of gospel. Submit My writings to you with others who are lost and hurting. Remember, I will be with you.

I AM the LORD. I brought you out of Egypt and out of the house of bondage. You will have no other gods before Me. Purify yourself daily in the water of My Word that you may have clean hands and a pure heart. Do not lift your soul up to an idol. Acknowledge Me in all your ways and I will make your path straight. Fear Me, submit to Me. I will be your shelter in the coming storm. I have prepared a place for you. Walk firmly in the things I have taught you and I Myself will be your shelter. Believe Me and trust Me, dear one. I have a plan for you.

 

Graced with the Dew of Mount Zion

For the last few days, I have been seeking the Lord over some areas of wounding. Some days seem all right, until the enemy aims for my most vulnerable spot and tries to remind me of the past. He tries to rob us of joy in our moments of victory no matter how small, and tempts us to wallow in our failings. I admit I struggle to recover from such stinging blows. When a few came this week, I sought the Lord for how to overcome these blows more quickly.

The other day as I cried out to Him, He responded, “I’ve given you great grace. Grace, grace, and more grace.” And then I saw His grace falling on me like a huge cloud of dew. The dew felt refreshing. I was immediately reminded of Psalm 133:

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron, Running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing—Life forevermore.

I didn’t really understand the connection with this Scripture and grace but it came up again the next day. As I was working on my writing, I saw a woman standing over me. She poured a bucket of water over my head and said, “Pouring out the oil of gladness. Springtime. Immersing you. My darling children.” I sensed the woman was Zion. “Liquid gold upon your head. It’s springtime.” I knew this was connected to Isaiah 61, the anointing of the Spirit of the Lord, which gives the oil of joy or gladness to those mourn (verse 3). It is also linked to Song of Solomon 2.

Song 2:10-12 (NKJV) My beloved spoke, and said to me: “Rise up, my love, my fair one, And come away. For lo, the winter is past, The rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth; The time of singing has come, And the voice of the turtledove Is heard in our land.

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Humble Authority – The Door to More

Toward the end of 2016, I was drawn to a new piece of prophetic art that my friend Meghan Williams made. I was scrolling through my Facebook feed one day and the post just before hers was a video teaching called “Clothed with Power from on High”. When I saw her art it spoke strongly to me. At that time, I didn’t know that she welcomed input when she made a piece. Still, I couldn’t help but tell her how the video before her Dyed4you Art post was quickened to me as being a great description for her picture.

A few weeks later she sent me a message thanking me for sharing what I saw— “Clothed with Power from on High” became the name of the piece. Of course, I decided to order that piece right away. It was a tough wait… even though it was only about a week. There are times when you know that something is a special message from our Abba Father. Once I got the piece I was very blessed by the artwork and the word, as usual.

A few weeks after receiving it, I had an encounter with the LORD where He gave me a new name. My given name is Lisa but one night He called me “Elisa”. As I puzzled over this I got a confirmation later that day that I had heard right. As I continued to seek Him about it, I was simultaneously wrestling with why I struggled with closeness with Him as my Heavenly Father.

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The Roaring 20s: A Movement of Unity

Last week, after I finished some freelance work for a brother and sister-in-Christ, I thought about how wonderful it can be to work—and dwell—with my brethren in unity. Not only do I truly enjoy their fellowship and friendship, but I wholeheartedly support the mission God has given them. For me, there’s nothing more fulfilling than seeing when my gifts or talents can be put to use to help others succeed. It speaks of the concept of mutual uplifting in the Body of Christ as we sacrifice our time, energy, resources, and talentsto one another.

Psalm 133:1 (NKJV) …Behold, how good and how pleasant [it is] For brethren to dwell together in unity!

As I was thinking about this, I suddenly had a vision. I saw people bowing down on the ground to help one another. Suddenly, this became line after line of people bowing low. When one line was on the ground, the next line “hopped” over them. Then that line of people bowed low, and those behind hopped over. On and on this went as they formed an ocean wave. I knew this was a sign of the Body of Christ flowing like water, helping one another in unity.

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