I saw a golden chain stretching around the earth. It resonated with the sound of heaven and emanated with the light of God. It originated from the heart of the Father and firmly wrapped around the earth, pulling it back into His heart and original design. I could feel the longing of His heart, not only for mankind to come back home, but for all of creation to be brought back into alignment. The sound coming from this chain was an integral part of the drawing power that was realigning things and was the frequency of dominion released from our voices raised in worship and in echoing the Father’s will through decreeing and co-creating with Him. The effectiveness of the chain was obviously dependent upon it staying linked together. This linking was not only unity but was also each person being firmly in their place and also being proactive in governing their own lives and what has been entrusted to them.
Knowing that I needed to grow in learning to govern, I asked the Father to teach me. He said, “This is part of growing from young man to father and is built upon the foundation of knowing My love (child) and overcoming (young man). A child learns who I am and who he is. He learns how to receive and how to trust. A young man learns to properly steward his own being, overcoming all that does not flow from true identity and is not the fruit of My Spirit. A father expands his authority, spreading his covering over all that has been entrusted to him, selflessly loving, protecting, nurturing and disciplining. A young man learns to effectively govern himself. A father learns to do that for others, with his measure of rule ever expanding according to his ability to steward. So child, how much are you able to steward? Evidence will be in your thoughts, your prayers, your practical care. YOU WILL BE GIVEN AUTHORITY OVER THAT WHICH YOU LOVE.
This does not mean you are not still overcoming. As with all changes of seasons, there is an overlap. It is a father who procreates (proactively creates!). This is why you have been primarily spending time with Me in this last season. Learning to be a father comes from spending time with Me, the perfect Father. So come, little one, and plumb the depths of My heart. Being a father requires great sacrifice but comes with great reward. Remember… it is the father who knows ‘Him who is from the beginning.’ It is the Father who steps into the eternal realm and interfaces with the Eternal One.”
I said yes to growth, maturity, overcoming and learning to be a father. I said yes to the largeness of His thoughts toward me. As I was saying this to Him, everything around me began swirling, and I ended up in the Father’s heart. It was like a womb to me, filled with so much love. Then I ended up in a counsel chamber I had never been in before. It was a Council of the Fathers. There were some heavenly beings in there, but it was mostly humans… spiritual fathers who were getting strategy for their assignments and wisdom for various situations. We are learning to love as He loves….
I am seated in a classroom. I am in my seat facing the door. I’m very comfortable in my surroundings so I must have spent a lot of time in this room. Wisdom walks in and says, “Today you will receive your new schedules. It’s time to increase your training to the the next levels. Fresh revelation must be poured out so it is imperative to accelerate your hands-on training. It is one thing to have knowledge but it is an entirely different subset turning knowledge into action. It’s time to apply your knowledge.”
As Wisdom was speaking I was reminded of Bloom’s Taxonomy, which is a classification system used to define and distinguish different levels of human cognition. Each level builds upon itself from the lowest level of learning to highest. Beginning with the lowest level/foundation of learning it is as follows: remember, understand, apply, analyze, evaluate, and create.
I see where the Lord has us in the process and was amazed at how far we had come but knew we were still in the beginning phases of learning. We are well adept to remembering and understanding. Now, we were moving up in the process to applying and analyzing. I see that decreeing is more than just saying words. I see that we will be going down to the components and elements of matter. We will innately see and understand how things work and will be able to change things on an atomic/molecular level. Basically, we will be able to decompose (break down) information.
The Lord began to give me the following examples to better understand what He was relaying to me:
Example 1: A child understands that a car runs. Through his teen years he has a general knowledge on how the car works. But as he matures,the child learns the mechanics of how a car works: how to crank it up, the transmission, the fueling system, etc. Then, when the car tears up, he knows exactly how to fix it because he knows how each part functions.
Example 2: A normal person has a general idea how the human body functions. A doctor or specialist, on the other hand, has an in-depth knowledge of the body and is trained on how to heal whatever is not functioning properly.
I see the Body of Christ beginning to work through more innate knowing and application to evaluation in order to co-create. It’s part of unlocking our minds back to our original state. For example, when we begin to pray for healing, we will know exactly what the problem is in a molecular state and be able to speak/decree specifically to the body (at the molecular/cellular levels) for it to function properly. Just very SPECIFIC and INTENTIONAL decreeing.
I’m drawn back to looking at my new schedule. I recognize it’s an advanced course and slacking off is not an option. I realize I will be given one-on-one instruction and that time spent with peers will be done on an as needed basis. This particular course is about cultivating my particular skill sets.
IN the Upper Waters
Re מ bering who I AM
The Winds of Your Presence
Blow across my Waters
I AM changed IN Your Presence
Transformed IN Your Goodness
IN the Mysteries
Where deep cries out to deep
IN the Face of the Deep
IN the Dark Cloud where You dwell
my I AM
I AM IN My Father’s House. IN the middle of His Name
Yod He Vav Hey יהוה
IN the middle of the Fiery Shin
Yod Hey Shin Vav Hey יהשוה
Surrounded by my Friends Lion Ox Eagle Man
Equations, Spheres, Shapes and Sounds
Bringing Life to All around
Upper Waters abound
Out of Choshek
Mysteries await for us, to be found
Moving IN and Out of the Candlesticks
Purposed Pleasures await as I meet with my Father Face to Faces
As it WAS
A poem from one of our own….
We’re all grown up now
Ruling and reigning on the earth
We still love You and will never stop
You chose us to be Yours
And we know we don’t deserve it
Holy, holy God, You are still the magnificent
You are everything
Holy, holy God, You are still all-knowing
And You did not forsake me
We now have the world as it should be
Just continue to grow and change
Inside Your heart there is the heart of the galaxy
Jesus, we are with You
Holy, holy God, You are still all-knowing
And You did not forsake me
Holy, holy God, we are ready to go now
To rule and reign the earth
The work of the enemy is to cause us to look at what we don’t have rather than to be grateful for what we do. He does the same thing today that he did with Eve, keeping us in a place of dissatisfaction instead of a place of joy. A sense of lack is like a black hole that sucks all the joy and gratefulness that we can try to muster up. But when we focus on what God has given us – His presence, His angels and heavenly beings to help us, the cloud of witnesses to cheer us on – we step into thankfulness for His extravagant love. Remember, a star gives off light, but a black hole sucks it in and snuffs it out. We are His lights in the world!
While worshipping, I saw the top of a chimney with a spark flying upward in a spiral, higher and higher, heavenward. I knew by the Spirit that His refining fire had consumed me, and that the ashes were all that remained of my dreams and agendas. What was left was a tiny spark that couldn’t help but to fly upward in an invisible current to heavenly places. I was surrounded by billowy smoke that protected me and kept the plans and purposes of God obscured from the enemy. I soared higher and higher, effortlessly propelled through no effort of my own, in a whirlwind of sparks and smoke until I could no longer distinguish between the sparks and the stars.
If you are walking through the fire today, be encouraged, my friend. Yield to the fire in His eyes… the fire that refines, that sets cold and weary hearts ablaze. Yield to the upward drawing you feel, for He has set eternity in your heart and you will never be satisfied with less. Heaven is your homeland, and Jesus – not death – is the door! Nestle safely in the cloud of smoke that surrounds Him as you draw closer and closer. Let Him breathe resurrection life into every hope and dream, for in the kingdom, death is always unto resurrection and ascension. Keep that “yes” in your heart until you find yourself in the stars, looking with perfect clarity into the small, small things of earth. Remember, you are seated with Christ in heavenly places…..