by Jean Packer
At ‘The House of Prayer’ meeting this Thursday morning we were overwhelmed by the awesome presence of God. Caught up into heavenly realms as worship and intercession flowed to and from God’s heart and ours. During this time Wes heard doors banging shut to areas of our lives that the enemy has used to hold us back from moving into the fullness of all God has for us. Ian continued this through vision and prophesies. We were exhorted to come before God with the things that had been holding us back. This was in order to shut the doors behind us for good!
As they spoke I saw a massive pile of rubble, stones and filthy rags in the middle of the green area behind Golden Valley Firehouse. This was our rubbish and rubble that the enemy had thrown in our path to hold us back from giving our whole heart to God. These were false beliefs and attitudes, difficult circumstances, health issues, our own efforts of good works and the resulting disappointments. They were all piled up and made into a huge bonfire. It was set on fire and the vast flames burned them all up. I then saw a great Eagle and a little dove rise up out of the fire. I heard God say ‘Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit’.
I then saw people coming towards every corner of the green from the north, south, east and west. They were bringing their filthy rags. These rags were thrown on and were consumed by the fire. The people were clothed in new brightly coloured garments and there were tears, rejoicing and everyone embracing each other. Captives set free!
A Dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. He brings us truth, faith and gifts regenerated. He is gentle and full of love. Powerful in acts. He leads us in the way we should go and equips us to reach out to others through His compassion and power.
Isaiah 40:31 – ‘They that wait upon the Lord shall be renewed in strength, they shall mount up with strong wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint’. Eagles fly high and are sharp sighted. We will be renewed in strength, run and not grow weary as we seek Him with all our heart.
Let us close the doors behind us and not look back! Let us run the race that is set before us!
‘Not but by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit’ says The Lord… Zechariah 4:6