Earlier this year I had a few dreams, all with the same theme. The Lord was showing me that this is the qualifying year. We are running to qualify for the next phase of the race.
In one dream me and other members of my family had to run a 12meter race. At the 7meter mark, there was a big 7m sign. My father was sitting at this 7m mark and he was timing us.
We were not running against one another but were individually timed. In the dream I was wondering why my father sat on the half-way marker, and not at the 12m finish line. The person with the fastest time received R350 prize money.
In the next scene, the track was overcrowded with athletes all over the place. Looking with natural eyes it looked chaotic. We were running a medley relay. In a medley relay, the first athlete runs 100m, the second one runs 200m, the third 300m, and the last athlete runs 400m (a full cycle).
I struggled to see my teammates and realized I was standing at the wrong place. I then had to run an extra 100m to get to the right place to receive the baton.
The 12m race is symbolic of this year. Each meter symbolizes a month of the year. According to the Biblical Hebrew calendar, we are currently in the month of Elul (Neh 6:15), which is the 6th month of the year (around August–September).
Many prophecies have gone out that there is going to be a great shift in the month of September. September also falls in the month of Ethanim (1Ki 8:2) the 7th month of the year (September–October). Note: To avoid Confusion. This is according to the Hebrew names of the months in the Bible and not according to the modern Jewish names that came in later through the corruption the Babylonian captivity.
The 7meter mark symbolizes God’s ‘halfway’ mark that we need to cross over before a certain time in order qualify to finish the rest of the race. Much like the famous Comrades Marathon where the athletes need to pass the half-way mark before a certain time to qualify to continue running the remainder of the race.
As the Lord revealed to me and my husband: the 7m marker is the 7th month on God’s calendar. It starts on 19 September this year.
My father in the dream symbolizes Father God. He is timing the runners – the family of God. He sits at the 7m mark to evaluate our progress.
Since the 7m marker is symbolic of a fixed date in time (the 7th month), we being timed by the Father actually has to do with how well we are redeeming the time. In other words, are we making the best use of our time? Are we making good progress spiritually with the time we have?
The ones with the fastest time will win the prize money. Meaning, the ones who made the most of their time will be rewarded accordingly.
We are not running against one another. We are running against ourselves to redeem our own personal time (make the best use of our own personal opportunities – Eph 5:15-20; Gal 6:9-11).
This shows that we are not measured against one another, but that each of us has our own unique pace. “But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift (Eph 4:7).”
The question is: Are you doing the best with what you have been given before we reach God’s 7m mark?
The R350 prize money is given to those who cross the 7m marker in their best possible personal time. The ones that did their own personal best with what they have been given.
The money in Scripture refers to talents. Talents have to do with responsibility and the grace to carry out that responsibility (as we see in all the parables that have to do with talents).
We are the generation that runs the final part and full cycle of this medley relay race. It will be a time of great chaos upon the earth (symbolised by the overcrowded race track with athletes all over the place).
We need to be in the Spirit’s rhythm and trust Him, because we will not always be able to see our teammates. It is important to position ourselves correctly, according to His patterns and ways otherwise we will run further than we need to, unnecessarily exhausting ourselves in the process.
The Golden Gate Opens at the 7m Mark
The Lord He showed me a Golden Gate. This gate was situated on top of a mountain. I received this scripture:
“Now it shall come to pass in the latter days, that the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established on top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills, and peoples shall flow to it. Many nations shall come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob, He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths.” For out of Zion the law shall go forth and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.”
I saw the golden gate is like a window in the spirit, the ones who pass through the gate enter GOD’S WINDOW. A couple of years ago I had a dream where I was told to go on holiday with Wisdom to a place called God’s Window (the name of a literal place in South Africa.)
The dream meant that the Spirit of Wisdom wants to take me to God’s window: HIS PERSPECTIVE. The way God sees things.
We can only see what God is seeing when we go higher, for God’s ways are higher than our ways (Isa 55:9).
The next phase of the race is this prophetic window that is opening. The ones that have crossed over the 7m mark making the best of their time will qualify to pass through the golden gate.
On this mountain (Mount Zion) God will teach us His ways and we shall learn to walk in His paths. I saw that the mountain is a place of instruction, where maps (blueprints) were handed out by the angels, and strategies were being released.
Specific orders were given to those who passed through the gate. These orders are crucial instructions for the change in TIMES that we are moving into.
I feel the Spirit is urging us to exert ourselves vigorously so that we can cross the 7m marker on the 19th of September (Ethanim).
Remember that this marker will look different for everyone. We are not compared to one another by our Father, He knows our abilities and challenges, and evaluates us according to the measure that was given to us.
Each of us must seek the Lord and ask Him to reveal to us what this marker represents for us personally, since each of our journeys looks different.
The Road of Humility
The ones who walk in radical obedience will be able to enter through this golden gate. The road that leads to the top of Mount Zion is one of complete surrender and obedience.
Not many will find it because it is an uncomfortable road to walk on. This road is marked by humility and serving, walking in the footsteps of Jesus. “He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.” ~ 1 John 2:6. The humble that does not seek their own glory or fame will be found on this road.
God will only reveal His strategies and instructions to the obedient ones, the empty vessels. The bond slaves that have given themselves WILLINGLY to Him and to His purpose.
While I saw this vision, I had a strong sense that our talents are being weighed, those who have been faithful with little will be entrusted with more (Luk 16:10). They have proven themselves as good stewards and God will increase their capacity and appoint them over more.
I once had a dream where I picked up an envelope with a significant amount of money in. I was told the woman “lost” the envelope on her way to the bank, and that it was now given to me and my husband.
When I prayed about the dream the Lord showed me that this was someone’s “talent” but because she didn’t steward it, it was given away. I came to realise the importance of stewarding what has been given to us, lest we forfeit it.
May God grant us the wisdom and the grace to steward what He has given us, that we may walk worthy of the calling with which we have been called (Eph 4:1).
I also believe that God, in His faithfulness and mercy will restore to us what we have not been stewarding well if we repent and start to walk on this road of obedience.
His Strength is Made Perfect in Our Weakness
It is important not to interpret this word in a legalistic way. Obedience is not about performance. Obedience is about presenting ourselves to the Lord as WILLING VESSELS in spite of our weaknesses. Knowing that His strength is made perfect in our weaknesses (2 Cor 12:9).
In essence, obedience is about presenting ourselves with endurance. If we keep presenting ourselves, He can work with us. He will finish what He has started, provided that we keep presenting ourselves, and giving Him something to work with.
This is why God could do such a mighty work through the apostle Paul because he knew how weak he was, claiming himself to be the least of all the apostles, and the worst of all sinners.
“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us”
~ 2 Corinthians 4:7
I keep hearing the Spirit say: “Present yourself to Me willingly”. The Lord is not after a perfect people, He is after a willing people. Imperfect and weak people that give themselves unto Him so that His purposes can be fulfilled.
“Your people will offer themselves willingly [to participate in Your battle] in the day of Your power; In the splendor of holiness, from the womb of the dawn, Your young men are to You as the dew.”
~ Psalm 110:3 AMP
BRIDE OF CHRIST, TAKE HEART!!!
You are in training.
Let’s press forward to cross the 7m mark so that God’s purposes can be fulfilled in us.
GIVE YOURSELF TO HIM WILLINGLY!