Surender Completely, Or Miss Out! – The Lehakwe Bridge

Surender Completely, Or Miss Out! – The Lehakwe Bridge

I had this strange and profound dream in 2018. It’s about this bridge called ‘The Lehakwe Bridge’. I strongly feel that this dream is very important for the body of Christ for the season we are in right now.

May our Lord Jesus Christ impart courage to you as you read this, so you can take the step of faith needed to enter into His fulness in this season.

In the dream, me and friends of mine were sitting at a restaurant enjoying a meal together. There were people around us eating, partying and dancing. We could feel the worldly atmosphere.

Then a man asked me to dance. I had an engagement ring on which was given to me by this man. I looked at the ring. It had a huge flashy diamond on it, but it was clearly fake.

While dancing with him I felt uneasy and decided to leave. Me and my friends took a long footpath through the woods. It was dark outside.

We were joined by a group of men. They were friendly but I sensed that they were trying to hook up with us.

We then entered a city. It was still dark and the air was thick with smoke. Some buildings caught fire and started burning down. I sensed a heaviness in the spirit realm and knew the end was drawing near.

The scene transitioned and I was now alone.  I felt an urgency to leave and walked in the direction of the Lesotho mountains. The Country of Lesotho is also known as the mountain kingdom.

As I approached the mountains there was a bridge. This bridge had to be “crossed” to enter the mountain kingdom. As I looked, I saw that this bridge wasn’t a bridge at all. It was a free fall! I stared at it in shock. It was extremely high and it was humanly impossible to “cross”.

A small group of people were standing at my right and I asked them if it is possible to cross this bridge. I could not comprehend how anyone could cross this. With confidence, they answered that it is possible and that there are people who have done it.

Just then a man on a motorcycle came and without hesitation went down the vertical free fall with his bike. I stared in amazement as he fell down and then at the bottom supernaturally got back on his bike where a transition formed at the bottom like a half-pipe so he could ride out onto the road.

As I looked at this, I felt that the risk was too great and I decided to go back to the city. When I got back it looked even worse than before. I came to this information desk where one of the men that accompanied us on the footpath sat.

I asked him if there was another way to go to the mountains. This time he was unfriendly and irritated because I wanted to leave. He told me there is another road but that the drive by car is an hour longer.

As I wanted to leave the city again it was closed off by booms. I had to beg the man at the information desk to open the boom for me and allow me to exit.

When I got back to the bridge, I knew I had only one option: I have to jump!

As I woke up, I repeatedly said aloud, “The Lehakwe bridge, the Lehakwe bridge, the Lehakwe bridge.”

Interpretation
The meal at the worldly restaurant serves as a warning for believers not to eat at the table of the world and to not seek satisfaction from worldly things.

A common theme in many of my dreams is false betrothals. In these dreams I symbolise the bride of Christ and the men in some of these dreams symbolise the spirit of this world sent to mesmerise us and to draw us into worldly, temporarily satisfactions.

As long as we indulge in worldly things we cannot walk in our destinies and be prepared as the spotless bride of Christ.

Just like the engagement ring was fake, the world cannot offer us anything valuable. We should not dance according to the beat of this world; we are called to dance with our bridegroom and our hearts must be in rhythm according to His desires.

“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 2:16-17

The long walk at night in the woods speaks of the worldly mindsets that we need to exit. Trees in dreams often symbolise thought branches, strongholds and mindsets that need to be overcome. Worldly mindsets are always shrouded in darkness. The worldly people that share these mindsets don’t have pure motives. They seem like they are our friends, but when we want out, we find out that they are not really friends. They are just in it for selfish gain, like the group of men in the dream.

The city that started burning down symbolises the end of the age that is drawing near. As the day approaches, the Lord is calling His remnant people to His mountain Kingdom. This symbolises Mount Zion. This is His sacred place where His bride will rule with Him. To rule with Jesus requires for us to be fully surrendered and have a set-apart life.

Many are now being called by God to exit the worldly systems completely. He is calling the pioneers to discover His new godly systems according to His blueprints and patterns. These patterns and blueprints will be crucial for the times ahead. Our Father is busy revealing it on His mountain Kingdom. But only to those fully yielded ones that He can trust with His Kingdom assignments.

The only way to cross over to the mountain Kingdom is by complete surrender. This leap of faith will feel like a free fall, impossible for the human mind to comprehend! But with God it’s possible!

The word Lehakwe means precious gem or pearl in Sesotho. The crossing of the bridge will form pearl or precious stone in us as we completely surrender to His ways and will for our lives.

A pearl is formed when an oyster gets wounded or irritated by a foreign object like sand or a parasite. It then secretes a substance to protect itself. This is what forms the pearl. Precious stones on the other hand get formed by immense pressure under the earth.

Likewise, we will have to go through discomfort, pressure and suffering to enter His mountain Kingdom (2Co 4:17). The leap of faith and trust it will take for us to go through with what God expects of us in this season will look and feel like a complete freefall. It will require total surrender. What comes out on the other side however will be precious, unlike the fake diamond the world has to offer.

We need to take heed when standing before this bridge (this choice), to not lose heart and turn back to the city (the ways and systems of the world). Once we turn back it might be more difficult to return to the bridge, as our previous “friends” will turn into our enemies – making it difficult for us to leave.

There is another way, but it will take longer, meaning you stand the risk of missing God’s timing. When I shared this dream at a SPIRIT-GYM session a sister in the Lord said that as I shared, she saw lots of traffic jams on this road. Lots of people are taking the “more comfortable” option and in the end, it will cause spiritual delays for them. These people risk missing their destinies completely.

The importance of Timing and Alignment
Timing in God’s Kingdom is of utmost importance. As Paul said in Ephesians 5:15-16:

“See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”

God taught me precious principles of timing in 2018 when He asked me to resign from my job. God gave me a specific time when to resign.

I was tempted to stay two months longer to receive my birthday bonus. That night I had two dreams: One indicating that our provision from the Lord will be cut off. Another where I climbed off at the wrong stop and there was a huge storm. That morning as I woke up, I repented as I realised the urgency of the matter.

God is a God of grace, but He is also a God of order and we need to obey His timing for things.  Looking back at that incident we (me and my husband) can now clearly see God’s wisdom. We are forever grateful that He lovingly warned us not to be disobedient to His Kingdom timing. We would have potentially landed in a lot of trouble. His timing was truly perfect.

What is Your Lehakwe Bridge?
The crossing of the Lehakwe bridge will mean different things for different people. For many, it will mean leaving behind some form of worldly security in order to follow the Lord.

I pray that He will reveal what this means to you personally and in which areas of your lives this applies.

I want to urge you to take this bold leap of faith, instead of turning back to the ways of the world or choosing the more comfortable option.

May we all jump into our destinies!

Get Ready for Race Day!

Get Ready for Race Day!

It’s been a while since I have posted. I am still finding my feet with our new baby and adjusting as a family of five. It has been a tremendous blessing, but as you can imagine, quite a busy time.

One thing that I have learned is that I cannot write without the Lord doing it through me! I am completely dependent on His leading since the purpose of this blog is to release Rhema words.

I’m also excited to announce the launch of my husband’s training and equipping course SPIRIT-GYM. The focus of this course is to get the body ‘harvest-ready’ and to get individuals trained to walk in their callings. You can get more info on the website at www.spirit-gym.com. Registration is open for one week only from the 1st to the 7th of February 2021. Don’t miss this opportunity!

While contemplating what the Lord wants me to write, the Spirit revealed the word limbo to my husband. The definition of the word limbo is: an uncertain situation that you cannot control and in which there is no progress (dictionary.cambridge.org).

As soon as I read the definition, I understood exactly where we as the Body of Christ are right now! We are in a state of limbo. An uncertain time where we need to WAIT on the Lord for instruction, but also where we need to start executing on what the Lord already revealed but we are unsure off.

As we are in this state of limbo, being very unsure what the world will look like in 2021, we need to be in this place of waiting and beginning to move. It is a place of STRATEGIC SILENCE and MOVING by FAITH.

It will require us to both wait on the Lord in silence and slowly starting to do what He already told us. If you feel like you don’t hear anything from the Lord, wait. If you feel you heard something but you are unsure, move by faith.

When the time is ready the Lord will whisper greater strategy into our inner ears. But only those who have waited on the Lord and who have been obedient with what He already said, they will be able to hear the strategy for 2021.

One thing my husband keeps hearing is: “start moving into the streets”. I believe this is the warm-up part. Whatever the greater strategy, I believe it has to do with bringing in the harvest.

We need to clearly differentiate between waiting upon the Lord and being paralysed. I am sensing a lot of Christians are currently feeling paralysed because of these unsure times we are facing. We are called to press into the presence of the Lord and wait upon Him, and as His Word promises us, He will renew our strength.

“But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.”

~ Isaiah 40:31

Get Ready!

I received a word from a fellow believer a few weeks ago that blessed me tremendously. It was such a timely and spot-on word. I realised that this word was not only for me as an individual but is a revelation for the entire body of Christ.

In competitive sports, there is a time of resting before a big match or race, where no training takes place. During this time the athletes must rest and allow their bodies to be prepared for race day. There is not much they can do. Further exercise beyond a certain point will not be beneficial but will only harm their bodies. They need to rest. All the training and exercise has been done. They need to rest and prepare themselves mentally for the big day.

This word the fellow believer gave me is that we are in that time right now. That is what spiritual limbo is all about. 2020 was known as the year of preparation. 2020 has equipped and trained us. We had to endure difficulties and withstand testing, trials, and tribulations. Our faith has been strengthened.

I was an athlete myself. I remember always wondering if I have trained well enough and if I was ready to give my best on race day. The truth is that you never feel completely ready. You always think you could have trained harder. But it is essential to take a few days off before the race otherwise you will overburden yourself and will not be able to give your best. You have to TRUST that you are ready, whether you feel like it or not.

The same is true for our spiritual training and especially now in this state of limbo, where no one is sure what will happen next.

I want to emphasize again, that this time of waiting on the Lord is NOT to be a time where we are passive and complacent. We need to stay in tune with the Spirit and be in a state of warming up. Just like the athletes don’t do intense training just before the big race, they are, however, warming up. Their minds are focused and they physically warm their bodies up to be ready.  The same is true for us. We cannot lose focus in these crucial times.

But unlike physical sports, we have the best coach – Holy Spirit as our personal trainer! We have to TRUST that God is preparing us, that He is making us ready for what lies ahead. Especially in difficult seasons where we do not hear His voice as clearly as we are used to. Surrender and waiting are key ingredients for the times we are currently facing.

Strengthened by Joy
If you were to participate in one of the biggest sports events, maybe the Olympic games. What would you do if you knew the outcome beforehand, that you are already the winner? All you have to do is pitch up and give your best?

My husband shared this with me and his answer hit it home for me. He said, “I will enjoy it!” Amen on that! God wants us to ENJOY what is coming in 2021 and beyond. It sure won’t be easy, but Isaiah 60 states that when darkness covers the earth, and deep darkness the people, the Lord will arise over us, and His glory will be seen upon us. (Isaiah 60:2)

The Church is called to SHINE in this hour. To be the light that the unbelievers will be drawn to. To be a beacon of HOPE in a hopeless world.

The biggest strategy of the enemy in this hour is to remove hope from the earth, worse even, he plans to remove hope from the heart of the believers. We need to counter this attack and fix our eyes even more on the Lord Jesus, and follow His example as it is written in Hebrews 12: 1-2:

“Therefore, we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Our JOY is that we receive Christ as our inheritance! And the best part is that we already KNOW the outcome of this race! We need to keep our focus on the imperishable crown. The moment we take our eyes off from our source of JOY and HOPE, the Lord Jesus, we will face much more difficulties. It will become unbearable. Do not look at what is going on in the world, the perishable realm, but lock eyes with your bridegroom!

“And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.”

~ 1 Corinthians 9:25

In the next blog, I will continue with the Breaking the Silence Series…

Breaking the Silence! Part 1 – The Greater Separation

Breaking the Silence! Part 1 – The Greater Separation

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!

Marked for Harvest

Marked for Harvest

I am excited to release this word since harvest is one of the topics that the Lord has laid strongly on my heart. A lot of prophetic words have been released recently about harvest – which shows that harvest time is truly drawing near!

A while ago, I was watching an episode of the series called Chosen. (If you haven’t watched this, make an effort to do so – it is truly amazing!) Our six-year-old boy absolutely loves it and I was ‘obligated’ to watch it with him again, probably for the 4th time! While watching I suddenly saw a brief vision of angels going out and marking people on their foreheads. The words “Book of Remembrance” then dropped into my spirit. I instantly knew that these angelic hosts have been sent out to mark the ones that need to be gathered for harvest.

The Book of Remembrance
Earlier this year I had an interesting experience. I was sitting on my bed busy praying but I become quite tired and almost fell asleep. My mind was drifting off but My spirit kept praying over and over again, “remember us.” It became quite earnest as the Spirit kept praying these words through me that we should be remembered. All of a sudden, I was wide awake and I had no idea what it meant. All I knew what to do was to pray an earnest prayer that the Lord will not forget me, my husband, and our two boys. I felt to specifically call our names before the Lord so that we will be remembered.

I still didn’t understand what this meant so I stood up and went about my day. A while later I felt prompted to check my emails, something I must admit I don’t do so often. I received a newsletter from another ministry and when I opened it, great was my surprise when I saw the following scripture:

“Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another,
And the Lord listened and heard them;
So a book of remembrance was written before Him
For those who fear the Lord
And who meditate on His name.

 “They shall be Mine,” says the Lord of hosts,
“On the day that I make them My jewels
And I will spare them
As a man spares his own son who serves him.”

 ~ Malachi 3:16-17

God was so faithful to show me exactly what the Spirit was praying through me! I was in awe and realised the importance of praying that prayer. That we will be counted amongst those who fear the Lord and meditate on His name. There is a beautiful promise in this scripture, that God will spare those whose names are written in the book of remembrance.

Call the Harvest in!
There have been many seasons in my life that I have fervently prayed for loved ones and unbelievers to come into the Kingdom of God. At times we get weary to keep praying for them (as I also believe the Lord lead us into seasons praying for the lost) but after I saw the vision, I feel the Lord is stirring my spirit to call them in as part of the harvest! Now is the time to endure in steadfast prayer for the harvest to come in.

The names of the faithful remnant are written down in the book of remembrance. Because of this, God will also remember our prayers. He will not forget how we laboured in prayer for loved ones and other precious souls. Let us continue to call their names before the Lord.

Let us inquire of Him to also remember them, that they too, may be spared and become part of the Fathers’ jewels. I believe now is the time to endure as we fill the bowls of incense with our prayers (Rev 5:8). Although the battle is fierce over every lost soul, and we get tired and weary at times, let us persevere in prayer. The prayers that we sow into the Kingdom of God will surely bring forth a harvest!

“Those who sow in tears
Shall reap in joy.
He who continually goes forth weeping,
Bearing seed for sowing,
Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing,
Bringing his sheaves with him.”

~ Psalm 126:5-6

A Great Door is Opening for the Gospel of the Kingdom to be Preached
There has been a season of harvesting the harvesters. I believe God has been preparing, and still is, harvesters, to gather the coming harvest. There has been a definite shift in the spirit in the month of September. One of the verses the Lord is highlighting in this hour is:

“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force”

~ Matthew 11:12

“Kingdom Push!”
The words “kingdom push!” are being spoken by the Spirit presently. Now is the time to push forward even more and to advance the ground of victory that has already been attained! It is also like a woman in labour that has to: PUSH!!! The promise is about to be birthed!

Paul states in 1 Corinthians 16:9 that there was a great and effective door that opened to him, but there were also many adversaries. The enemy will not hold back in this hour for he knows he has little time. Let us stand against his wiles and plans, and take the Kingdom of God by force!

The Lord reminded me of a dream I had more than 10 years ago and I now strongly feel that we are entering into this season. In the dream, we were on a beach in Cape Town and suddenly a massive wave was coming towards us and we started running away. In the next scene of the dream, I was back in Bloemfontein (a city in South Africa far from the coast) and the streets were flooded with water, about ankle deep. I knew that the water came all the way from the wave that hit Cape Town.

I quickly went home to fetch my running shoes as I knew we have to go and preach the gospel in the streets.

The wave symbolizes the wave of revival that is coming to this nation, it will start in Cape Town and will spread across South Africa, Africa, and eventually the whole world. We need to put on the shoes of preparation of the gospel of peace (Eph 6:15). As this wave hits a door will open to preach the gospel of the kingdom and we need to be prepared for it.

Pay the Price.
The Lord showed me in another recent dream that running shoes are being tailor-made for those who order it. The shoes were quite expensive in the dream and I could not think that one would pay so much for a pair of shoes! The Lord revealed to me that these shoes come with a price tag – it is definitely not for those not willing to pay the price. It will surely cost us our comfort and the laying down of our lives.

“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.”

~ 2 Chronicles 16:9

 Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!

~ John 4:35

Are you willing to be part of the harvesters?

This is the Qualifying Year! (Radical Obedience Part 2)

This is the Qualifying Year! (Radical Obedience Part 2)

 

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.

Interpretation
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.”

~Micah 4:1-2

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!

An Urgent Word: PUSHBACK!!!

I feel an urgency to release this short word. Last night I clearly heard the word PUSHBACK in the spirit. It came as an URGENT INSTRUCTION – we need to pushback against the wiles of the enemy in this hour. This pushback requires immediate obedience!

This week has been extremely difficult on many levels. I thought I was fighting my own battles but I started hearing other Christians complaining about the same things. Last night I felt the heaviness again and all of a sudden, I heard Holy Spirit whisper that there has been a release of extreme dark forces upon the earth – we need to pushback!

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”

~ 1 Peter 5:8

Focus on JESUS!
It is of utmost importance to stay focused on Jesus. Do not take your eyes off the Lord. Our strength comes from Him! Although the enemy is taking out stronger weapons and he is using different tactics to ensnare us, scripture tells us what to do:

“Submit to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you.”

~ James 4:7

People tend to misinterpret this verse. Satan is expert at drawing us away from the Lord’s presence to get us to fight him. You can’t resist satan on his terms. You will live in constant defeat.

Resist in this verse doesn’t mean fight. Old tactics of spiritual warfare are just not going to cut it anymore (not that it ever really has). Only those who learn to abide will be able to persevere.

If satan attacks you with pride, for instance, you submit to the humility of Christ. You behold the Humble One Himself. You bask in His presence and you resist satan’s pride by pressing deeper into Christ’ humility.

Satan will try harder to get you out, with more pride. RESIST! Resist the urge to give in and accept satan’s thoughts as your own. RESIST! Take every thought captive (2 Co 10:5): Quote scripture out load that says the direct opposite (Mat 4:1-11). Praise the Lord and thank Him with those truths in direct opposition.

The Release of Higher Truths
While me and my husband were praying about how the Lord is instructing us to pushback, I heard the Lord say that while the enemy is taking out stronger weapons, HE will teach the remnant new tactics!

These are HIGHER TRUTHS and NEW WEAPONS that will be released. Although these truths have been available to us all along, only a few people in the past have accessed them. Only those in centuries passed who pressed in and went higher could taste these mysteries.

These higher truths and mysteries have been preserved for the last hour and it will be unveiled for those who faithfully abide in His presence.

Do not fight, but FEAST!
An example of a higher truth is to stop fighting and start feasting. Psalm 23 says “He sets a table before us in the presence of our enemies” Our weapon is feasting in and on the presence of the Lord.

Another one of these higher truths that the Lord has taught my husband is to cast the Lord’s presence on your problems or attacks until it is resolved in His presence. My husband will share this in a blog post sometime this week (so be sure to subscribe so you won’t miss out on that).

Immediate Obedience
Do not allow the enemy to keep you out of the Father’s presence. Be sure to pushback by coming in the opposite spirit through worship, proclaiming scriptures, praying in the spirit or in whatever way the Lord leads you.

The longer we allow the enemy to linger on our doorstep, the more ground he will gain and the harder it will be to get the effects of his defilement out of us.

The Spirit reminded me of my dream Winds of Resistance Against Faithful Witnesses and of the Lion of Judah watching over us! We are surely building muscle capacity by pushing forward against this strong wind!

For our weapons of warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ

~ 2 Corinthians 10:4-5

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