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In Living Color

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God speaks in living color through visions, dreams, and natural parallels, found in everyday life. He that has an ear let him hear! Can we allow the Lord to teach us, His word, in living color?” “In the last days” God said, ” I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh, your sons and your daughters will prophecy … old men will dream dreams and young men will have visions … and there will be signs in the heavens and the earth …” (from the book of Joel and the 2nd Chapter of Acts in the New Testament). There has never been a time so complex in history, then now, where we need all the help we can get to navigate through today’s world.

The word of God is far more sufficient to do that than any other source. In fact, any source that does not stay in line with scriptures is rubbish to avoid. A dream, or vision, that comes from the Holy Spirit, will always line up with God’s Word. The bible is a handbook for believers to refer to, that we may either substantiate, or dismiss, whimsical flutterings, or impressions, that come to us.

To often we shut ourselves off from the still small voice of God for fear that these fluid (less tangible) experiences may be exploited by the enemy and deceive us. When all we need to do is take them to the Lord and lay them out before the light of His Word … all Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness 2 Timothy 3:16 ( New International Version).

Preparation for the prophetic is to study, in intimate detail, the genuine, unadulterated, Word of Truth. And WHO is that? In the beginning was the Word, the Word was with God, the Word was God! By Him and through Him were all things made that were made, and there was nothing made that was not made through HIM. John 1:1. To know the Word is to know Christ for HIS sheep know HIS voice and a stranger they will not follow. Once you have that as a foundation for your HEARING EARS you have nothing to fear. Any thing contrary to God’s word spoken to you will be immediately checked by the Spirit of truth that was give to us, to lead us and guide us in to all truth.

This is so that we will be able to expose counterfeits, not fear them. Along with that we are to study to show ourselves approved, to be ready workmen that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth. … If you are still growing, and learning to hear, you should already be in a family of believers who can help you. A dream from the Lord should never be discarded, take it to HIM, or an elder but never just ignore it.

Job 33:15-18 (The Message)

“In a dream, for instance, a vision at night, when men and women are deep in sleep,fast asleep in their beds—God opens their ears and impresses them with warnings.To turn them back from something bad they’re planning, from some reckless choice, And keep them from an early grave, from the river of no return.

It is over due that the body of Christ should be tooled up in training and preparation for the generation we are living in now. A generation that is far more awakened to the supernatural world, than God’s supernatural priest hood! We see, how in scripture God gave dreams, visions, and signs to heathen kings, and noblemen. And he raised up Daniel, and Joseph, and the prophets to understand those dreams, visions and signs. Even in the New Testament God spoke to men and women who were lost, preparing them to receive His word- Herodias warned in a dream about John. Peter, given a vision about Cornelius, while Cornelius was being prepared by an angelic visitation, to receive word from Peter. If you are a minister and you are not equipped to handle these kind of encounters, that the unsaved in this world are already experiencing, then you are not equipped to handle what is coming.

This pouring spoken of in Joel 2:30-31 is a deluge of spiritual activity unprecedented in the history of the Church as we go deeper into  last days”! As lying signs and wonders will send for the world’s attention, and false prophets seek to up stage the true;  men and women of God will demonstrate  HIS power, HIS authority ans will eat and devour the rod of the false prophets! Will we rise to the occasion and join this rank of peculiar people who will set forth the praises of our God? Unfortunately, many Christians are so amazed that they are having dreams and visions, they are missing the point as to why. What is in the message? What are the instructions? Bring forth the revelation and walk it out.

You see, when we believe we have heard, then we will take it up to the next level and walk out the purpose FOR WHAT it was that we heard. Not go around broadcasting.” I had a dream, I had dream, I had a dream, I knew that was going to happen and it did!” The word of God says that ” I will confirm my word with signs and wonders following.” So you saw that there was going to be an earthquake, what was the message what was the word?” Let’s mature from this place and move on from these ” God encounters” and into the purposes for them.

Below I will give an example of a dream and it’s prophetic purpose. A dream from the Lord will fall into one or more of these categories:

1. Wake you up.

2. Stick with you all day, in vivid memory.

3. Often recur. Same theme different settings.

4. Will have symbolism in it that you recognize.

5. Have Jesus speaking to you in it, or an Angel.

6. Give you a sense that you were given a message.

7. Will make you feel as if you were awake the whole time.

Any one of the above dream types should always be written down, before you forget them. Night mares are normally an attack, and should be counter acted with the Word of God declaring the promises of God, and blessing over you and your family.

Remember, an anxious mind will create lots of restless dreams. This is not of God for He has said, that He gives His beloved rest.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

In the comment box below I have posted an actual dream and interpretation as an example, of interpretation and purpose. Remember, that dreams can have layered applications.

If you would like to submit a dream for evaluation, message me for my dream journal.

Written by The Pouring

December 30, 2010 at 7:50 pm

Song and Vision of the Joshua Campaign

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The Joshua Campaign in Song

I’m calling you, I’m calling you! Joshua, right now!
it is time to stand up, it is time  to run!
See what I have for you, this place in the SON.

YAH!

Now your name is Joshua, that is who you are!
Joshua, run now! Deep into the  Land, and far ..
Go where I called you to be, what I have set in front of you!
Where you belong in me!

In my father’s place, there is room for you to go …
In my fathers kingdom there is room for you to grow!

Look into my eyes right now. See who you really are!
Look into my eyes right now. See who you really are!

Abide in me, my Joshua tribe!

Do not fear this place, I have given you this space, to …

OCCUPY!
OCCUPY!
OCCUPY!

The garments I see is for the runner, a cover around his loins.*
That’s all!

A spear in his hand
That’s all!

Running into the land
That’s all!   YAH!

What is that barrier from wilderness  to promise?
what is that to you?

Fear will only keep you, from doing what
you know you can do. YAH!

Faith will leap you, across the hidden gates.
… past the darkness that whispers (hesitate).

Yes- u- RUN- Yes-u-Run- Yesurun- Yeshurun Jeshurun JESHURUN!*

Now Go, now GO, NOW GO!

AN Army of Joshuas’ I see them stand, spear in hand, girded only about the loins,
with speed, and light-footed stealth, they run across the invisible trench, to the other side.

They arrive … in  a flood of fearless resolve, they OCCUPY! OCCUPY! OCCUPY!

A people GOD strong! A peculiar nation, a holy priesthood, GOD strong!

What will we take lord? What will you show us? What strong holds are coming down, never again to be found? Only rubble in its place, a broken base.

Making strides. Taking your place.

A fashioned city come from within, built upon a corner-stone where no man’s hand has been. From with in its wall, come …  trade.

Life for death, revelation for the blind, healing for the sick, and peace for the mind. Can you see it now? Jeshurun? Can you go there now? Jeshurun?

Will not a river from you flow? Oh holy city, Now? Will not virtue like a stream go out …  and flood the barren soul?  NOW?

From the ankle, to the hip, up the neck, a cross the lips, over head, now immersed … to the nations now dispersed …

The knowledge of God his Glory too, will fill the earth through and through.

1 Peter 2:9

New International Version (©1984)
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

*Jeshurun, in the Hebrew Bible, is a poetic name for Israel. Derived from root word meaning upright, just, straight. Describes Israel when it does not stray away from the high standards set by and upheld by God.

Joshua 1: 11-12 (The Message)

… Make sure you carry out The Revelation that Moses commanded you, every bit of it. Don’t get off track, either left or right, so as to make sure you get to where you’re going. And don’t for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of mind. Ponder and meditate on it day and night, making sure you practice everything written in it. Then you’ll get where you’re going; then you’ll succeed. Haven’t I commanded you? Strength! Courage! Don’t be timid; don’t get discouraged. God, your God, is with you every step you take.”

Joshua Campaign The Vision

In prayer the Lord began to show me in a vision what he called His Joshuas’. I saw what looked like a company of  long distance runners  leap up from out of their place of hiding, and go into a full run with spear in hand; with  nothing more but a cover girded about their loins. They crossed over a divide in the earth from what I knew was the wilderness into the land of promise.

Why Joshua was portrayed as a  runner in this vision is a word from the Lord. It speaks to God’s people regarding the kind of campaign he is calling us into. As it was time in Joshua’s day to take the land, so it is now time for these, his anointed, to come out from the hidden place and cross this great divide, out of the wilderness and into the promise, into a new place where  this generation has never been before  in the strength and stamina of the Lord,  not to be weighed down with the cares of this world. There is a factor of “stealth” in this vision, as well.

For every campaign of the Lord there is a “wisdom” on how to approach it. We see this in the accounts of how God instructed each “taking” of the cities in Canaan. In what God has for us now in the days ahead, we are to “run quietly caring a long spear.”  The word of the Lord that goes before us, and gets there, long before WE do! In that way we will easily slide into our place, and reside in our promise.

The loin cover was of animal skin. When ever I see that I remember the sacrifice of the life of the animal that provides our cover. Christ is the sacrificial lamb who took away the sin of the world. All that  this sacrifice has provided for us should be that which girds us. Bears us up, and strengthens us.

We have a place of promise that God is calling us into as a people, for this generation’s strongholds to be taken down, and places for us to occupy, in the Spirit and in the natural on this world’s stage. In this season, I see where these Joshuas’ move into their promise as determined and focused as an Ethiopian messenger glides across the African landscape with out a sound, with out spectacle. I see it like this: They will come into their places and it will be as if they have always been there. Just be, just do, just  OCCUPY!

The Lord bless you as you follow him, may his Life encompass you always.

-deana

cam·paign

–noun

1. Military .

military operations for a specific objective. Obsolete . the military operations of an army in the field for one season.
2. a systematic course of aggressive activities for some specific purpose.
to race (a horse, boat, car, etc.) in a number or series of competitions.

 


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Written by The Pouring

August 20, 2010 at 5:39 pm

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