I’ve been meaning to write this post for a week, because that’s when most of this happened, but this is the first real break I’ve had. It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but in may ways it’s the busiest as well! Anyway last Thursday was an interesting day. It started out kind of weird. I’ve been dreaming a lot lately but not remembering my dreams. I had one that morning but all I really remembered was that I was with some beautiful women who were sitting at dressing tables putting makeup on. I have nothing against makeup, mind you, but don’t wear it very often. Anyway I remember thinking how beautiful they all were and then for some reason looked down at my legs and, well, they were hairy, but not like a shaggy way, there were these individual hairs sticking out. The crazy thing was that the lower on the legs I looked the longer and straighter the hair got until I looked at my lower leg and saw branches growing out. They were flowering (pink flowers I think) and I had the thought that they were branches from an almond tree. I broke one off where it connected to my leg and showed it to someone, almost like here, smell this, lol. Looking back now I’m not sure if I was trying to “shave my legs” by doing that or what, but I know it was a God thing even if I don’t understand it. So that was how my day started.
Then I got a text that the Bible study gals I was to meet with that morning wanted to go to Global for the day as there was a conference going on, so I went too, arriving halfway through worship. I went and stood near Tom, the Assistant Director of Global School, and when worship was done Steve Swanson said to turn to someone nearby and bless them. He looks at me and says, “I was just thinking of you!” I thought that was interesting, and it made me kind of expectant somehow. A few minutes later I hopped onto the platform to run the camera and got a text from a friend, “Not sure why I’m 2 send this 2 u. Let me know if I miss the voice. 2 Cor. 3:12-18.???” I looked it up:
12 Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. 13 We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to prevent the Israelites from seeing the end of what was passing away. 14 But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. 15 Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. 16 But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate[a] the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.
Interesting. Tom Jones spoke first, and then Blaine Cooke. Blaine’s message was the one I think God really wanted me to hear. As usual I’m awful at remembering specifics, especially a week later, except that it rocked my world. I bought the DVD and want to watch it again. He spoke about true fasting (Isaiah 58:5-8). I was intrigued by verse 8 especially, “Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear….” He did impartation afterward and though he didn’t lay hands on me Randy did.
At the afternoon break, Tom Jones’ intern came over and gave me a word. He said he saw the shifting of plates like the way Africa used to fit into the Americas, how they went apart, but now they’re coming back together like puzzle pieces coming together and things being put into place. He also saw me as a bride going down an aisle with the gown spread perfectly behind her, walking in peace. I shared about my vision that included Africa and he went on to pray for me, blessing my eyes with a seer’s anointing and increased dreams and visions, and that I would tell the stories the way only I can and that there were many stories to be told.
When evening rolled around and we were getting ready for worship, I was reminded of the word I got from another 2nd year student last year. He is very prophetic, and in fact this year is an intern for Bob Hazlett. I’d often see him praying/prophesying over people at school last year, and I confess that I always hoped to get a word from him. He must have sensed that, but all he got for me was that he saw me sitting against the wall underneath the jib. In fact I think he used those exact words, “All I got for you is I see you sitting against that wall under the jib.” He said he didn’t know what it meant, but I tucked that word away in the back of my mind though I confess after that I would often choose that very spot to worship :)
Steve Swanson led worship again, and I love when He does. God has given him a great anointing to lead worship and he’s also highly creative and extremely prophetic. It just so happens (not!) that when I got to “my spot” another prophetic friend was worshiping there too, and I had to smile to myself and wonder what God was up to. Sure enough, soon after worship started she sits down beside me and begins to prophesy over me that I don’t need anything else (I got this exact word a month or so ago, too) She said I already have full access and told me to do a prophetic act. She said she saw a lock and before she could tell me what to do I had my hand up and was turning the key. Then she went on to say that there was no veil, and I would see Him face to face. I loved the “Holy Spirit amens” that were going on throughout her prophecy. Very soon after that Steve started to prophesy that there was an alignment happening in people’s lives, things were lining up and we were to agree with that (which of course I did!!!).
In the evening Randy taught on words of knowledge, and many people were healed. Afterward as I’m saying goodbye to Lori we talked more about that word. She sensed that what I carry is peace, and I agree, and that it’s a powerful thing. We talked some more and then I prayed for her (for peace of course!) and she felt the anointing coming through my hand. It encouraged me because I didn’t feel a thing. And I am starting to take hold of what has apprehended me. I love that God “bookended” my day with the Scripture about the veil and long to see Him. I’ve been asking Him to reveal Himself to me however He chooses.
A few days later I had another dream. I was standing in my bedroom looking at my bed, although it wasn’t in the house I have now. I knew it was my bedroom though, and it was on the 2nd floor (we live in a ranch). The bed was somewhat higher than the one I now have, and it was covered with a beautiful gold bedspread. But then I noticed the ceiling was bulging above the bed, so I called to Kevin, who was downstairs, to come up because I thought we had a leak in the roof. He didn’t come, and I looked up at the ceiling to my left at a vent, and there was water dripping out of it, so I called to my sister. I wondered where the water was getting in and got a flash of a hole in the roof and the impression that a meteor had done it.
My first reaction was that it was a negative thing, I mean a leaky roof could mean problems with spiritual authority or covering or something, and I asked Kevin (first, like in the dream) but he didn’t know, so then I called a “sister” who is quite good at dream interpretation, and she was excited for me! Here’s what she shared: “You mentioned the bed was a little higher than your bed, and that it was gold. This speaks of intimacy. Heavenly intimacy. There is a hole in the roof, your covering, that came from a small meteor. God uses signs in the heavens to get our attention. He is crashing in on you, the rain of the Spirit is coming over the bed. He is your covering. He is the covering to us all. It’s God’s move, and He is telling you what He is about to do. My advice is to simply rest and let Him do it!” So yes, it was a GREAT dream, and I am trying to hurry up and rest, lol.