Waiting in the Wings

For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.

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Fiery Anointed One

Fiery Extravagant Love” by Meghan Williams, Dyed4you Art

A common theme in my walk with God is how He uses clothing to symbolize our state of mind, character, and conduct. Ultimately, God wants to clothe us with Himself so that we will reflect His character and nature. One night, I had a dream where He used the clothing I was wearing in it to symbolize a challenging truth.

In my dream, I awoke in a bedroom. I got up and walked over to a dresser that had a mirror on it. As I looked at my reflection, I noticed I was wearing very bright colors. I wore a knit sweater with thin orange and yellow stripes, which gave it a fiery appearance. I also wore a Dyed4you silk around my shoulders in the same colors; the silk felt like a mantle. Even though this was a dream, I asked the Lord which silk this was. He told me that the silk had yet to be created.

When I awoke, God began to download the meaning of the dream. He reminded me that I don’t like wearing knit sweaters, even on the coldest winter day. I easily overheat, and that makes me uncomfortable. Even more, I don’t like wearing bright colors like orange and yellow because they are incredibly bold and cause me to stand out. (I’m an introvert, a petite woman, and have always preferred remaining in the background.) 

God then brought to mind a story Lisa Bevere told. She named one of her sons Arden Christopher. His name means “fiery, determined, anointed one.”

Bringing all these things to mind, the Lord said, “I’ve called you to be My fiery, determined, anointed one. I’ve called you to be on fire for Me and walk in a holy boldness that pushes back the kingdom of darkness. I know that stepping out in My anointing and having attention drawn to you can be uncomfortable. But remember that the light of My presence is upon you so that humanity will see Me through you. Don’t be afraid to shine for Me.”

Through this dream and God’s interpretation, I began recognizing areas in my life where I was holding back and afraid to step out in His anointing. My fiery love for God has been born out of hiddenness and intimacy with Him. I have often felt like King David, who delighted in God while only a shepherd boy, pouring out songs of praise while in the pasture with the sheep. And also like David, the anointing and calling upon my life exceeds my wildest dreams!

However, God anoints us for a purpose. The anointing is like a light in the darkness that shows humanity that He exists. And His anointing is the key to establishing His kingdom on earth. Therefore, God’s anointing is guaranteed to take us far outside of our comfort zones. We must be willing to die to ourselves and, at times, what makes us comfortable to allow God to shine through us.

Bearing the Fruit of Divine Love

“Grow In Love” by Meghan Williams, Dyed4you Art

I once had a dream where the whole world was united in divine love. That love began in our hearts as a golden light radiating throughout our bodies. As that love moved outside our bodies, it became like a fabric that interconnected us. I felt complete oneness with all people, all of creation, and God.

As the dream progressed, my youngest sister, Emme, lost something precious to her. As I asked her what she was looking for, my father, who was standing at a distance, criticized Emme for her constant irresponsibility. Instead of responding to him, I had an inner knowing that his words were not beneficial and that it rather would be more helpful to help Emme focus on a solution. 

People surrounded us, and Emme was afraid someone would steal her precious item. I reminded her that now that we were all one, we wouldn’t have to fear anyone taking what wasn’t theirs. Even more, we could trust others and ask for help finding her item; ultimately, I knew they would pitch in and help out of mutual love for their neighbor. And that’s precisely what happened. Within a few moments, Emme’s item was found.

This dream left a deep impression on me. Oneness with God is a subject I meditate on often, and I’ve had spiritual experiences that have given me a glimpse of what pure oneness with humanity could be like. Divine love is always at the center of it. 

As I sought God for revelation and the practical application of this dream in my daily life, the fruit of the Spirit was highlighted to me. A moment that stood out strongly was my choice not to react to or reinforce my father’s harsh words to my sister (a fleshly response); instead, I chose loving action (a spiritual response). Like a doctor prescribing specific medicines to heal an ailment, the voice of divine love in my heart prescribed gentleness, patience, and peace as a remedy to Emme’s predicament. 

As the Passion Translation describes beautifully, “the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit within you is divine love in all its varied expressions.” As I’ve experienced in my walk with God, divine love comes in many forms. And through the Holy Spirit and according to the new covenant, God’s law of divine love is written upon the tablets of our hearts (Jeremiah 31:33). As we abide in Christ and bear the fruit of the Spirit, we have an abundant harvest to draw from to remedy every situation in our lives. 

Galatians 5:22-24 (TPT) But the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit within you is divine love in all its varied expressions: joy that overflows, peace that subdues, patience that endures, kindness in action, a life full of virtue, faith that prevails, gentleness of heart, and strength of spirit. Never set the law above these qualities, for they are meant to be limitless.

Jeremiah 31:33-34 (ESV) For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”

Beautiful Harvest

Beautiful Harvest (Grow Fruit)” by Meghan Williams, Dyed4you Art

Galatians 5:22-24 (TPT) But the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit within you is divine love in all its varied expressions: joy that overflows, peace that subdues, patience that endures, kindness in action, a life full of virtue, faith that prevails, gentleness of heart, and strength of spirit. Never set the law above these qualities, for they are meant to be limitless.

{hearing and seeing} I heard the words “beautiful harvest.” In the Spirit, I sensed abundant, ripe fruit available to us.

I sense the Father calling us to greater awareness of the fruit of the Spirit within us. When busy surviving life’s latest trial, it’s natural to focus on our weariness and pain. We may not see what we have gained from our spiritual gauntlet of endurance.

Scripture teaches us that trials and suffering produce perseverance, character, and hope within us (Romans 5:3-5). Just as an athlete pushes themselves to develop greater muscle strength, difficulties strengthen Christ’s nature within us. We gain access to a new level within the divine image.

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Sent One

“Warrior Watchman” by Meghan Williams, Dyed4you Art

{vision} I saw myself wearing a unique necklace. The pendant was designed like a gyroscope, yet instead of a “wheel within a “wheel,” there was a “coin within a coin.” One coin face had a lion’s head and another that of a man. I had the sense that the other coin faces mirrored the rest of the four living creatures connected to the throne of God, the eagle and the ox (Ezekiel 1, Revelation 4).

Though this vision came to me in a quick flash, many things were downloaded to my spirit all at once. God has been speaking to me a lot about living from the place of our authority in Him. According to Ephesians 2:6, we are seated with Christ in heavenly places. I can be honest and say that, although I know this truth with my mind, it is a much different thing to know it in my bones and feel secure in that knowledge. Doubt, fear, and insecurities can creep in and cause a child of God to feel weak and worthless. Therefore, I knew this vision of the necklace was meant to give me further revelation about our kingly authority in Christ.

The necklace in my vision references the throne of God on several levels. Of course, “the wheel within wheel” motif points directly to the throne of God (Ezekiel 1:15-21). The “faces” of the coin allude to the presence of God because the word for “presence” in Hebrew is paniym (H6440), which can be translated as “faces.” For me, the lion is symbolic of kingly authority, while the head of a man echoes the same theme since, in Hebraic thought, the head is associated with leadership (think of the term “head of state”).

I could sense that the fact that the pendant looked like a gyroscope also had further significance. When I looked up the purpose of a gyroscope, the words were strongly highlighted to me, “a device used for measuring or maintaining orientation and angular velocity.” I sensed that God wanted to speak to me about being secure in my position (seat of authority) in Christ as I moved forward in what He had called me to do. If ever I found myself out of alignment with Him, the revelation He was bringing was meant to help me get back on track.

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Enjoy the Dance

“Dance with Me” by Meghan Williams, Dyed4you Art

{dream} I was dancing in the arms of my Beloved. There was such joy and peace as we swayed back and forth to the music and focused on our love for one another. At some point, the thought came to me that, in real life, I didn’t know how to slow dance.

Suddenly, that concern about not being able to dance caused my feet to stumble as we danced. My feet felt like they were getting all tangled. And yet, the Beloved kept leading us in the dance as if nothing were wrong! I didn’t stumble or fall over, and our dance seemed as beautiful as before. So I just focused on the music and our love for one another.

Now and then, my thoughts would slip, and I would worry about my steps and stumble. But as soon as I remembered where my focus should be, my feet righted themselves. Eventually, I realized my steps didn’t matter, and that worrying about them only detracted from enjoying the dance with my Beloved.

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Consecrated to God

Refreshing Worship” by Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Art

Romans 12:1 (AMP) Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship.

{vision} I saw a woman waving her arms up and down in worship. Her eyes were closed, and I could sense she was fully enraptured and focused on God. I got the sense that as the motion of her arms was meant to symbolize the rising of incense, I could sense her soul ascending in some way and recognizing its oneness with God.

This vision came to me as I was meditating on the subject of aliyah, the immigration of the Jewish people in the diaspora to the Land of Israel. In Hebrew, “aliyah” means “ascent.” As I shared in my post, “Our Songs of Ascent,” my studies of Scripture through a Hebraic lens have given me a deep appreciation for God’s promise to Abraham and his descendants. And while I, along with many others in Christ, eagerly await the fulfillment of God’s promises to manifest in the earth, I always find there’s much to learn about our spiritual pilgrimage through events in the natural.

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The Blessing of Fellowship

“Ekklēsia (Assembly)” by Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Art

One day as I was pondering the subject of fellowship, the Holy Spirit dropped a download into my spirit. A picture came to mind of a group of people gathered together for a potluck meal. However, I knew the dinner was symbolic of spiritual communion. 

The Spirit highlighted the fact although this was one community meal, it had contributions from every individual. I was immediately reminded of how God has taught me that I can learn something from every person that I encounter, regardless of their age, social, cultural, or even religious differences.

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Tune Into His Voice

Listen to the Sound” by Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Art

{vision} Holy Spirit is bringing to mind a graphic I worked on for social media. It was a picture of a man with his eyes closed and a peaceful expression on his face. He was listening. I overlaid the photo of sound waves to represent someone who was listening with their spiritual ears, listening for the frequency of the Father’s heart.

God speaks in so many ways. When we really stop to think about it, His voice is resonating in all of creation. In the beginning, He spoke creation into existence, and every particle conformed to His will. To this day, those particles still resonate with God’s initial commands. 

While the reality is that God’s voice—His Word—is ever-present, sometimes we can feel as though He is silent. I know that as a prophetic person, sometimes I can feel stuck when it seems like God is quiet during a season. When we think God isn’t speaking, it can leave room for doubt and fear. One who is well acquainted with the voice of God learns utter dependence on it. One understands what Moses said in Deuteronomy 8:3 when he said, “man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD,” (NKJV).

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Mighty One of God

Destroying Strongholds” by Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Art

{vision} I saw a giant reaching into a storm, taking a bolt of lightning, and throwing it to the ground. Next, I saw a child of God in the same place, climbing up on a ladder and doing the same thing as the giant—taking a bolt of lighting and throwing it to the ground.

Lighting can represent power and authority. All power and authority ultimately belong to God, but He anoints His vessels to enforce His will. This particular anointing is known as the Spirit of Might (Isaiah 11:2).

Miracle-working power and authority fall under this anointing. It was demonstrated most often by those who were called “mighty ones” or, in Hebrew, gibborim. In Hebrew, “gibbor” speaks of a strong, mighty, and valiant person. The judges of Israel were gibborim and were supernaturally empowered to enforce God’s will in the earth.

Today, the children of God have the same call, tasked with overriding the authority of the enemy and anything contrary to the will of God. As a child of God, you are an emissary of El Gibhor—Mighty God—an agent sent to act on His behalf. Just like a police officer is a delegated authority of the law (and who carries a “shield” or badge representing that authority), in the same way you are called to uphold God’s Word or law. You are both a guardian of God’s people and a servant of the Most High. Keep your ears dedicated to hearing and obeying the voice of El Gibhor and be unapologetic when it comes to guarding His ways.

In the Form of Christ

“One Body (Unity in Christ)” by Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Art

{vision} I saw different American Olympic athletes posing as if for a photo shoot meant to display their new team uniforms. What stood out to me was that, although the athletes had different types of uniforms based on their sport, all of the uniforms used the same set of colors. (Royal blue was the predominant color.) The consistency of the color is what would make it clear to others that they were all on the same team.

As I pressed in for the download for this vision, I was led to look up the definition of the word uniform. As a noun, the Concise Oxford English Dictionary defines uniform as “the distinctive clothing worn by members of the same organization or body or by children attending certain schools.” Looking at the etymology of the word, uniform is derived from the latin uniformis, uni- meaningone; having or consisting of oneand form meaning “body, shape, or configuration.” Immediately, I thought of the fact that humans are made in the image or “form” of God. 

Deuteronomy 6:4 highlights an important aspect of God’s nature; it tells us that “The LORD is our God, the LORD is one.” In this verse, the word for one in Hebrew is echad. Echad has a variety of nuances, including uniqueness, singularity, and compound unity. Certainly, the Body of Christ is meant to express echad with many members acting together as one. Though each of us has a unique purpose and function in the Body, we all work towards a common goal—that upward call of God in Christ (Philippians 3:14). 

Our unity is akin to the unity among Olympic athletes; though they each may compete in different sports, an individual’s actions will ultimately reflect upon their entire team as well as their nation. Olympic athletes represent a nation’s best as far as prowess in their sport. They train hard and are proud to compete on behalf of their country. I also imagine they must also be proud to wear their uniforms, the very symbol of their role as an Olympic athlete.

It is much the same for those of us who follow the call of Christ. For by the Spirit, we train hard to crucify our flesh and become mighty athletes of the Spirit. We are proud to walk the earth and represent the Kingdom of Heaven. Most of all, we display our unity by putting on Christ. When clothed with love, anyone who encounters us knows which team we are proudly playing for. 

Galatians 3:27 (NLT) And all who have been united with Christ in baptism have put on Christ, like putting on new clothes.

Galatians 5:22-23 (TPT) But the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit within you is divine love in all its varied expressions: joy that overflows, peace that subdues, patience that endures, kindness in action, a life full of virtue, faith that prevails, gentleness of heart, and strength of spirit. Never set the law above these qualities, for they are meant to be limitless.

John 13:35 (NKJV) By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.

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