When satan tempted Christ, he showed Him the kingdoms of this world and said, “This is what you will get if you just worship me.” By contrast, when the rich young ruler came to Christ, Jesus said nothing of what he would get, but rather said, “This is what you must give in order to follow Me.” Jesus knew that dying to self, materialism, greed and false security was necessary in order to prepare this young man to steward true riches.
It always goes back to the Trading Floor, and we must always lose our life to find it. By trying to preserve our self life, we end up losing it. It is a spiritual law. It is the way of the kingdom. It is why the way to destruction is broad, while the way to life is narrow. Jesus said that many are called but few are chosen. Why? Because they stumble and become offended during the process, and ultimately end up saying NO to paying the price. Do we earn what has been freely given to us in Christ? No! But the process of maturity is costly… costly, but necessary if we are to steward anything of true value.
Our society is defined by comfort and false security. We have not understand the necessity of hardship, so we often try to rescue people from the process, not realizing that we are handicapping them. Babies are selfish by design, but adults must learn selflessness, if they are to nurture others. Many in the Body of Christ right now are in an awkward teenage phase of sorts, where we are eager for adult privileges but are reluctant to accept the responsibilities that come with them. Growing up is hard… but necessary for where we are going and what we have said yes to. The way is narrow, and the Fear of the Lord is our tutor on this part of the journey. As we yield to His mentorship, we will apprehend the Promises!
I was standing at a threshold and above the threshold was written, ‘From the Beginning of Time.’ I had been dancing with Him on my mountain on this side of the threshold like a little girl with her feet on His feet, totally enamored and fully surrendered to His dance. Today I became a young woman. Yeshua was on the other side of the threshold and He extended His arm and His hand waiting for me to take it. As I did I was immediately over the threshold unto the other side. There we were with all of the universe before us. I was aware that I was in the many that made up His bride. The angels released a sound from silver trumpets that was awakening many to join us. The bride was yet young but from the throne came the voice of the Father, because this young bride had made herself ready. Father’s words came forth like a whirlwind of light and engulfed this young bride and she became a woman full of radiance and beauty crowned with wisdom from the beginning, the delight of Yeshua, our Beloved King. The song of heaven and creation joined together as one sound and the King and His bride began to dance twirling around the universe all the way back from the ‘beginning of time’, reordering it according to the desire of Father. As I beheld this beautiful celebration of joy around the universe with all its galaxies, I saw that we were dancing around the heart of the Father.
I was praying in the Spirit when a door appeared to me. It was a wider-than-usual door and looked dark. Not knowing its nature, I prayed, submitting to all that was of God and resisting all that was not. I began moving swiftly in the Spirit toward and through that open door. I entered into the cosmos – blackness dotted with stars – and was moving at a rapid pace.
As I moved around in that place, I kept hearing “thrones, dominions, principalities, and powers” over and over. Then I heard “displacement.” That phrase is Colossians 1:9-18 – a timely word.
Then Father then said to me, “The victim mentality/slave mentality was man’s inheritance at the fall, because Adam forfeited his place of dominion, which was the original mandate: “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth” (Genesis 1:28).
The “restoration of all things” is about restoration of that place of dominion, so anything contrary to true dominion residing in your soul (victim, slavery, addiction, false submission and rebellion) must be ruthlessly dealt with.
The Father then explained to me that Esau selling his birthright was a serious thing, because it was a picture of what Adam had done. Adam traded his birthright (dominion and fruitfulness) for the scraps of self-sufficiency.
So today, join me on the Trading Floor to behold the Beautiful One and to trade every lesser thing for the dominion He died to give us. Then, let’s step through that open door, ruling and reigning from heaven into earth… bringing all of creation back into it’s rightful place of submission to the King of Kings!
I was standing on my mountain under His wings, with my wings outstretched. From this high place, I could see “all the kingdoms of the world and their glory” (Matthew 4:8). I saw power and authority, riches, influence, insight and knowledge – beautiful treasures created by God as gifts for His children and as tools to help us nurture and govern creation. But these treasures were demonically usurped thanks to Adam and were being held captive in prisons of paper (yes, paper). They were paper because they are easily broken through and because they represent legal documents. I could see through the paper enough to distinguish the object and, though the paper shrouded the original glory, there was still a warm glow of the Father’s light. All The earth truly is His (Psalm 24:1) and still resonates with His light and life.
I then began to notice many angels, other types of heavenly beings and ones from the Cloud of Witnesses looking on, very excited. I sensed the Father looking on, smiling. And Yeshua showed up, in the glory of His kingly robes. There is a shift taking place. All the kingdoms of this world HAVE BECOME the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and we, the sons of God, are stepping into that reality as we mature and as our measure of rule expands to cover the earth. I saw the clashing of swords as waring angels responded to the decrees, prayers and court cases of believers. Demonic kings began bowing, acknowledging the lordship of Christ and stepping away from their stolen goods. Many of the human beings who had traded portions of their souls for these treasures were uneasy and scrambling. Some were angry, shaking their now empty fists at God. There was a transference of wealth – not just money, but every other kind of resource.
I then saw two side-by-side gauges that resembled thermometers. One of them represented the level of the sons of God’s maturity, authority and ability to govern (starting with our own souls, bodies, homes, finances, etc. and then working its way out). The other gauge represented demonic influence over created creation. The two gauges were obviously connected because they moved proportionately in opposition to each other. When the authority of the sons of God increased, the demonic influence decreased and vice versa.
I was immediately under his chuppah and then realized that His wings are the chuppah. I had to look up the spelling of the word “chuppah” and discovered that the word literally means “covering.” Other days have been primarily about coming under the Father’s wings, but this is clearly about coming under the covering of my Husband, Yeshua.
Last night at All Things Restored, Sean Killingsworth talked about the Shulamite in Song of Solomon being veiled in the beginning of the book and then everyone beholding her loveliness by the end. The veil that separated us from the Father and from the heavenly places was torn when Jesus’ flesh was torn and there is no separation. The veil that remains is the veil of the flesh, the appropriation of the work of the cross, the “reckoning ourselves dead,” so that His life can flow freely into and through us.
In Song of Solomon 2:8, the Shulamite says: “Listen! I hear my lover’s voice. I know it’s him coming to me—leaping with joy over mountains, skipping in love over the hills that separate us, to come to me.
Then in Song of Solomon 8:14, He says to her: Arise, my darling! Come quickly, my beloved. Come and be the graceful gazelle with me. Come be like a dancing deer with me. We will dance in the high place of the sky, yes, on the mountains of fragrant spice. Forever we shall be united as one!
I heard that same call as He grabbed me by the hand, and we leaped and skipped and jumped and danced throughout the heavenly realms and upon the mountains of the earth. Such love! Such delight! Such ecstasy! There are no words to describe it. I am DANCING WITH THE DESIRE OF ALL NATIONS upon all the mountains (kingdoms) of the earth. He truly has put everything under His feet (I Corinthians 15:27; Ephesians 1:22), but I had no idea He did it like this!!
We danced for an infinite amount of time that was encapsulated in a moment. Then we stood together on His mountain – the tallest of all – surveying all of creation. He stood behind me, and I was in His arms with my head resting on His chest. His heartbeat was the sounds, songs and rhythms of the all the nations. The Father had given the nations to Him as a dowry (“Ask of Me, and I will give you the nations!”), so He can present them to His bride. It is our opportunity to give Him the precious fruit of the souls He gave His life to redeem.
Overwhelmed by the magnitude of His love, I fell on my face with my hands touching His feet. I heard, “Beautiful are the feet of Him who brings GOOD NEWS!”
Isaiah 52:7: “How beautiful upon the mountainsAre the feet of him who brings good news,Who proclaims peace,Who brings glad tidings of good things,Who proclaims salvation,Who says to Zion,“Your God reigns!”
All the world and galaxies began to swirl as white smoke, funneling down in a whirlwind that rested beneath His feet. Everything truly has been placed under His dominion.
I saw a little girl playing hopscotch. (According to A to Z Dream Symbology Dictionary, hopscotch is: A need to get balanced; jumping from one thing to another without finishing the task at hand; playful immaturity; trying to get ahead in life while childishly throwing rocks at others)
I heard Holy Spirit speak: “Balance. I am going to teach you balance. Balance is affected by alignment. The two go hand in hand. If your back isn’t aligned properly your balance is off.”
I see a gymnast walking on a balance beam. She’s a little wobbly but she’s made it ¾ of the way across. I become aware that it has taken a lot of practice for her to get this far but with more discipline she will become more balanced and graceful in her movements.(Increase of balance = Increase of grace= Increase of Love)
“I am bringing you to a place of balance. Balance is acquired with maturity. One who is balanced walks in discipline. Perfect balance is learned. It comes with practice. Allow Me to teach you balance. It requires self-control, yet you cannot force or manipulate balance. True balance can only be achieved by leaning into Me.”
A character trait of a Mature Son is balance.
Psalm 90:12 “ Teach us to number our days aright that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
I am traveling within a strand of DNA made of purple, pink, orange, and yellow lights. I ask, “What does this mean?” In response, I hear the Lord saying, “I am taking you back into the very beginning. The beginning of who you are. I am removing the cloak that disguises your true identity and I am unveiling who you are, one layer at a time. You are in my image. You are love. You were formed in love and are My masterpiece of my Love. I am doing a reset, an alignment to who you are- who you are in Me.”
Suddenly, I am walking in the Father’s heart. There are dazzling and sparkling stones in an array of colors all around. Absolutely breathtaking. I am in awe knowing that I am a piece of His heart. I am part of His plan.
Yod Hey Shiv Vav Hey-You are the Door. I walk through the Door of Your Heart.
Next, I am standing in “our” place beside a stream of Living Water. This makes me happy because I realize this is one of my favorite places just to hang out with Him and He just acknowledged it. I hear Jesus laugh beside me, “Jump in! You know you want to.” So, I immediately dove in and sit at the bottom. I see a blue sapphire stone. I pick it up and put it in my belly. Then I push up off the bottom and rise to the top. The Lord begins speaking: “The Supernatural lifestyle will become easier for you. I am increasing your abilities to hear, see, and even perform miracles. As I am, so shall you be. I am removing limitations, eliminating excuses. Dive into the depths of Me. Dive into the Timeless Treasure of who I am. All I require is a simple ‘yes.’ You don’t have to be perfect. You just need to be. I am removing the old cloaks and shells, and you shall emerge as who I created you to be from the beginning. I am taking you back- back to the moment- back to Me. Your strength and entire being is in Me. You are nothing without Me. Your very DNA is Me. Emerge! Emerge! You are merging into Me- closer and closer! Decree, legislate, govern! Love shall reign supreme!”