HUMMINGBIRDS AND SUNFLOWERS - THE DAY OF FREEDOM
Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools. They go from strength to strength,
Dreams are a major way that God speaks into my life. Like many of you I need God to reassure me all the time. I need to hear His voice to be strengthened. Many times, I will pray before I go to sleep. My faith is such that I know my God will speak to me in a dream.
Recently there was a time like this. I said, “Jesus the Covid does not seem to be going away.” At the time of that prayer, it had been 14 months since I had traveled as a minister. Even though God has blessed me, and I have seen many fruitful moments this year ministering through social media, a part of me is longing for my feet to touch the nations again.
In more normal times, my family and I travel quite a bit and even the children lately are remembering the wonderful times that we have had together in America, across Canada and even in Australia. There is a longing in this family to build more memories of traveling together for Jesus again. I guess you can say we love the missionary lifestyle. We love the sacrifice because there is so much more that you get in return.
If I was to take you aside and have a private moment with you, I would tell you that I have wrestled with anxiety and fear these past months. So many Christians seem to be doing far worse than even me. Many believe that the end times are upon us and that Covid is a precursor to world domination. These are thoughts that are far beyond me. I don’t entertain such thoughts. I live within my moments finding ways to graft myself into the Presence of God. I don’t want my mind to be filled with the rush of fear that comes from meditating upon wrong things.
Even now as I write this, I am aware of the warfare that is taking place in the spirit around many Christian hearts. Many are in despair because of the fear that this sickness has brought into the earth. I want to assure you today that no matter what the future holds Jesus is there. He still has a plan for your life; a plan to prosper you, to give you a hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11).
So, I needed to hear the voice of God because I just got tired of all the negative reports through media and even on Facebook. I began to tune out this earthly voice that I was hearing. Colossians 3:2 says, “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” As I realised where my mind was I began to seek God in a new way.
We used to sing a song 30 years ago, “Open the eyes of my heart, I want to see you.” Longing after the voice of God is really the fuel that brings encounter. Personally, I will continue to pray day and night if I don’t get an encounter that strengthens me. I know that God will speak but sometimes it takes a little time for me to hear. Recently I heard loud and clear. I will share about that below.
When there is fresh trauma, we need to persevere into the voice of God. Trauma and storms will come but God is greater than these things. He is there with us. He lifts the burden and allows His peace to come like a wave in the midst of the trial.
Psalm 84 is an amazing Psalm. There are so many things in it. But the part that I want to share here is the part that says, “As they pass through the Valley of Baka,they make it a place of springs.” Valley of Baka can be translated the Valley of Weeping. It is the place of tears. Can you picture the image now? As they cry and mourn in the Psalm suddenly a pool appears near them and suddenly the refreshing latter rains begin to pour out. We are in that time now. There is a rush of refreshing coming for the body of Christ in this hour.
In my dream I saw the demonic that was opposing the body of Christ in this hour. I was so surprised in my dream to see this demon. It was so small and looked like a child. It was grey in complexion and looked very evil. I picked up the demon and threw it out of the building where I was staying. Then suddenly I was lying down, and a hummingbird flew into my room. In my heart I knew good things were coming because I knew hummingbirds in dreams were a blessing. Then I flew out of the window and began to fly and I preach the gospel all over a nation the nation I was in, which was not my own. I know better days are coming now. This dream strengthened me.
I then saw people from other nations come to me and talk to me about days that were coming when we would minister again. They handed me an envelope of provision that would help me to get through the season that we are in. And then I saw my beautiful wife in the dream. She was wearing a wonderful bathing suit that covered her modestly. It was black and had wonderful sunflowers all over it. She was smiling because she was so happy.
This dream brought me great hope. I knew that times of refreshing were coming. The hummingbird and the sunflower are both pictures of joy, peace and hope. God is doing a new thing and you and I will experience it. We are not at the end but really being prepared to advance as army at a new beginning. Get ready to see much revival from many different ministries all around the world. This is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Remember Psalm 30:5 says, “For his anger endures but a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”
I declare this over you now. You may have faced many things in the last season but God is bringing you into a new season so get ready for change to come. I declare your sadness and trauma is going and days of refreshing are coming. Your tears and intercession are forming a pool that you will bath in. It is a pool of the Holy Spirit and great joy shall come upon you.