We are in a new season and it is time to break the silence! In my 13 years of walking with the Lord, I have never experienced such a significant shift in the spirit like I am sensing right now. This really excites me – but I am fully aware that this MAJOR shift brings a great deal of responsibility too.
The Lord has blessed our family with a beautiful baby girl (which is also the reason why there hasn’t been a blog post in a while). When I was about 35 weeks pregnant the Lord instructed me to do a series of blog posts with the title – Breaking the Silence – once the baby is born.
Her birth has a significant story that ties into the shift in the spiritual realm and the breaking of the silence. If the Lord wills, I will share this amazing testimony sometime later. A few days after her birth I received a significant dream, which brings me to this first post of the Breaking the Silence Series.
Obtaining Good Victory!
In the dream, there was a bunch of students at a school. A teacher, with the name Eunice, gave us an assignment: we all had to write down what we think hell is like. We had a small piece of paper, so we could only write a short description of how we think hell should be defined. I wrote the following sentence down: “It is in this place where you will find out what you have wasted your life on.”
The dream pierced me like a sword and gave me chills all over! The answer I wrote is not really the type of thing that I would ever come up with by myself. I believe this was an answer from the Lord. The essence of the dream is about redefining eternal damnation. We are to be schooled on this topic. It is not just a place of eternal torment but even more so a place of REGRET.
Eunice means good victory. We are meant to obtain good victory over hell, or in other words, here on earth – we need to be victorious over sin, death, and the lusts of the flesh. Eunice, symbolizing good victory, is instructing us to REDEFINE eternal damnation, which implies that we also need a redefinition of what a victorious life really looks like.
While praying over the interpretation of the dream the Lord dropped the following scripture into my Spirit:
“When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.”
~ Colossians 3:4 -7
This scripture really hit it home for me. Who will appear with him in glory? You will only appear with Him and share in His glory IF CHRIST WAS YOUR LIFE!
We must ask ourselves: what does it really mean for Christ to be our life? This scripture brings a separation between the lukewarm Christian and those completely sold out for Christ and His purposes.
The lukewarm Christians are busy wasting their lives on other things, rather than “wasting” (or spending rather) it on Christ. Their time, resources and desires are being poured into the world and the systems of this world.
The ‘standards’ of Christianity has been dropped, way below the bar of what Jesus Himself set. We have become so lukewarm and blinded because we lay in bed with the world and as a result, have fallen into a deep slumber.
The trumpet is blowing to awaken us! Do not harden your heart if you hear His voice (Heb 3:15)!
I just want to clarify. I’m not implying that if you are still struggling in some area of your walk with the Lord that you are going to hell. No! But you will have invested some of your life, time, and resources into the pit of hell and WILL have suffered great loss.
“For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.”
~ Matthew 16:25 (NKJV)
“If anyone’s work is burned, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.”
~ 1 Corinthians 3:15 (NKJV)
Do not dwell by the Dark Stream
Within the past two years, I had a series of dreams that I would call ‘False Betrothals’. The essence of all these dreams is pretty much the same. It brings a stern warning – guard against false betrothals!
The enemy is alluring us into a snare. This snare looks very attractive and appealing. The Word of God warns us that Satan reveals himself as an angel of light. In all these dreams, two men were trying to win my hand. The one representing the Lord Jesus, our true and eternal Bridegroom, the other one representing the world.
Although there is much to these dreams, I am going to share only one of the dreams. In this particular dream, I was told to marry a certain man. My heart felt troubled because I knew he is not to be my husband. I had to choose between him and the other man whom I knew was the chosen one (of course symbolising the Lord Jesus).
When I woke up, I looked up the meaning of the man’s name and the meaning was dark stream. It can also be translated as dark river or dwelling by the dark river or stream.
God is telling us: DO NOT DWELL BY THE DARK STREAM! DO NOT DRINK FROM THE DARK RIVER. SEPARATE YOURSELVES FROM THE DARK WATERS OF THIS WORLD.
The first thing the Spirit made clear to me is the fact that this dark stream is NOT obvious sin! This handsome man is presenting himself to us not in the form of some sort of horrible sinful lifestyle because if he was, most Christians would run away as fast as they could.
No, he is presenting himself to us in the form of good things, innocent things, ‘things’ that most people do. So why then are these ‘things’ so wrong? You see because if you give your hand to these things, you will end up wasting your life on them. Scripture is quite clear about this, and this is exactly where we have dropped the bar:
“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life – is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.”
~ 1 John 2:15 – 17
“We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one. And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life. Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.”
~ 1 John 5: 19 – 21
We need to ask ourselves some tough questions: are we guilty of loving the world and the things of the world too much? Are we mixing the true gospel of Scripture with the worldly version called the prosperity gospel?
What are we wasting our lives on? If it is not on Jesus, we will regret it in the end. Maybe not losing our salvation, but surely losing our inheritance (1 Co 3:15)!
Honestly, the Lord did not allow me to type this word and sent it out, before first showing me where I am still dwelling by the dark stream and leading me to repent.
The TRUTH IS: any form of worldly system that I am still partaking in, and dwelling by, is according to the Word of God under the sway of the wicked one. As long as I am wrapped up, absorbed and preoccupied in that system I am dwelling by the dark stream. The more we dwell by this stream and drink of its water, the more we fall into a deep slumber.
It is essential to distinguish what it means that “we are in this world but not of this world”. This means that while we still have to function in and make use of the things and systems of this world, we do not rely on and get entrapped by it. As Paul said:
“and those who use the world as though they did not make full use of it. For this world in its current form is passing away.”
~ 1 Corinthians 7:31 (CSB)
“those who use the things of the world, as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away.”
~ 1 Corinthians 7:31 (NIV)
We are so easily deceived in this aspect. May the Lord reveal this to you.
Remnant, beloved bride of Christ – I implore you – stop wasting your lives on the things of this world, stop dwelling by the dark stream! Separate yourselves unto your Bridegroom, for he is enthralled by Your beauty.
IT IS TIME FOR THE GREATER SEPARATION… IT IS TIME TO BREAK THE SILENCE!