Giving God Freedom
Hey guys and Happy 4th! 🙂
For about the past week now, my mind has just been reeling over new revelation to a dream I had back in February… So tonight I’m finally getting time to share!
I’m sitting on the front porch of a white plantation styled home. Opposite from me, a man, wife, and child are posed on a swing for a family picture. They are frozen, but suddenly the man comes to life and slightly turns his head to look at me with piercing blue eyes and whispers, “Look… Look around you.” I turn my head from looking towards the house to look out beyond the porch, finding a lush jungle—saturated with the most peaceful, serene fog I’ve ever encountered. He says, “You will find God there.” Giving him my attention once more, he points to his heart, “Now look… Look inside you. God is there too.”
As the dream expands, he stands on the steps of the porch while he oversees his son; he is training him to walk on a rough stony pathway, which leads out into the thick forest. The wife begins screaming at her husband for this and demands that he stop. The man hears her, but never takes his eyes off of the child and doesn’t respond. He isn’t missing any detail of the child’s steps along the path… And from his expression I can tell that he is sure about the investment he is making in the child’s life… He is eagerly awaiting for the child to walk into his future.
(Oh… And the child’s face was painted like a lion.)
This is only the first half of the dream, but it’s the part that’s been exploding in my spirit. Last Wednesday night, I heard the Holy Spirit whisper, “The problem with the church of America is that for too long now My bride has been trying to make her home with Me within the parameters of a ‘white-picket-fence-American- dream’… She has taken away MY freedom. I have put my foot down and am now Fathering a new generation to follow My whisper beyond this confinement and into the unknown… I am tempering a people to withstand tough ground so that they may walk freely on new, untraveled paths with Me.”
My heart cries, “God, make me in such a way that I will be “built to last” and temper me to bear much load for You. Tear off any spirits of religion and tradition in the name of Jesus so that You may have complete freedom in my life… Remove boundaries and tear down walls. Prune me where I need to be pruned during this time of waiting… for the sake of my family, for the sake of my ministry, for the sake of my husband, for the sake of my children … Lion of Judah, give me the strength and bravery to follow You down untraveled paths and unexplored territory… May revival arise with a roar in this nation through Your Spirit in us! Let the heavens open and let Your Kingdom move!!!”
Tomorrow is Independence Day for America.
I am praying that she would rediscover her dependence on God.
“What I tell you in the dark, speak in the light. What you hear in a whisper, proclaim on the housetops… Aren’t two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s consent. But even the hairs of your head have all been counted. So don’t be afraid therefore; you are worth more than many sparrows.”