This morning I woke up with the song in my spirit, ‘Forever’ by Kari Jobe. A large part of the song is about death that has been defeated, and the glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ.
As my husband and I played the song later this morning, I sensed how God is taking the body of Christ through a deep cleansing in this season. I saw us going through a waterfall as we are being washed by the water of His word.
This has been an extremely tough season for many believers. We have been tested and tried, to a point where it almost feels like there is nothing left. We wonder, “will this season ever come to an end? When will we see daybreak again?” It feels like everything has come to death. We find ourselves in the valley of despair, saying: “Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!” (Ezekiel 37:11)”
While in worship, I felt the Spirit saying, ‘You are about to enter the season of resurrection! Everything that you felt has died, that seems completely hopeless, I will resurrect.’ Then I saw a dark valley, with many precious pioneers stuck in the darkness. I could sense their deep struggle, feeling overwhelmed and desperate to move out of this place.
I repeatedly declared the word ‘resurrection’ over them. Then the Spirit breathed over them. The dry bones were raised up to be an exceedingly great army.
“’Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel … I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken it and performed it,’ says the Lord (Ezekiel 37: 12 -14)”.
Do Not Abandon the Vision!
Last night I dreamt of our daughter Bethany. Her name is symbolic of the prophetic vision of the community life amongst believers that God wants.
In the dream her shoes were very dirty, it was covered in excrement. I put it in a bag and took it outside. I decided it was too big of a mess to clean up and threw it in the bin. I immediately regretted it, thinking I cannot just throw it away. I decided to rather wash it, even though I knew it would be an unpleasant experience.
Her shoes symbolize walking out the prophetic vision of ‘community’ the Lord has given us. But I sense a broader application to everyone that needs to walk out the vision the Lord has given to them.
Through this difficult season, these shoes have become very dirty. We think, “it feels like such a mess that there is no way to clean it. It’s better just to cast it away. “
God is warning us not to cast away the vision just because things look messy. The shoes are not broken, they are just dirty. God will give us the grace to clean it up.
God is currently taking us through the waterfall of His cleansing. To purify and clarify everything that got muddied in this season.
He Will Resurrect the Vision.