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Warrior’s Return

VictoryOverDarkness2I saw you today at the bottom of a very long slowly rising hill. You had pieces of armour, some of it was still on, and some of it you were carrying. Your sword was dragging on the ground behind you attached to a piece of chain tunic the arm of which you were holding in your hand. There were smatterings of blood sprayed around everything… not a lot but enough that you were feeling dirty from the battle and your face was incredibly tired.

I saw a demon floating angrily behind you yelling accusations at you but when I looked closer I realized you were actually dragging him as well because there was a chain attached to his neck in your other hand. On the demon’s head was a broken crown with the word “Repercussion” on it. Way off in the distance behind you was a cloud and plumes of smoke – signs that you had been travelling for a long time but also that you had come from an incredibly devastating battle.

When I looked again, I saw sweat on your brow, and a tear in your eye. You were emotionally spent. Looking up the hill in front of you, a way off at the top was a castle with white towers topped with silver roofs and flying white flags with blue and purple fringes.

Braveheart2Each step you took was looking more and more laboured and as I saw you trying to walk, the demon would insult you, hurl more insults at you and then he would stop floating for a few moments and sit on your back, holding your shoulders. You would keep trying to walk for a few steps before simply shrugging him off and throwing an elbow back at him and he would start floating behind you again.

Then all of a sudden standing in front of you was a very tall blonde man dressed in shiny white clothes that flowed in the wind; he either looked like someone in a choir gown or a wise scribe. He smiled gently at you and said “Welcome home. Give me his chain.”

When you handed the man the demon’s chain, the man gave it one single flick and the chain seemed to come to life and grew much longer and then swirled several times around the demon and bound him up into a tiny little ball that shrunk once it was tightened. The man was now glowing, revealing his angelic identity and he picked up the chained ball and put it in a bag on his side. He took out a sword and cut off all your armour, leaving it in the road and threw you up on his shoulder and in an instant you were at the castle gate where you entered into a celebration feast being held in your honour. Someone brought you a turban to wrap on your head and when they put it on you your clothing was transformed into the same beautiful clothing that was on your angelic companion – glowing and pure shiny white.

The King’s Request

chair4Your view begins from a very high place and descends slowly over a town just after daybreak. There is a building with round windows in the attic and tall narrow ones further down, one of which becomes the gateway through which you peer and see an abandoned moving scene, covered in dust. Inside you know the place and have been here several times during your childhood… it was a place you loved but something happened in the building which shut the door suddenly to your potential and you frantically packed all those things away in boxes but they were never moved from the old mansion.

Today as you peer in you see that the entire place is now empty except for those boxes which were forgotten… and they occupy most of the second floor bedroom into which you are looking. As you watch, a demolition ball swings through and crushes one side of the house, destroying that side’s entire wall. You wave your arms to stop the operation but look around in wonder as you don’t see who is operating the wrecking ball.

Then freezing rain begins and covers everything in ice and the wrecking ball stops swinging. You move around the side and enter the building on the second floor to retrieve the boxes. When you try to lift one you discover they are immovable. It is like they are steel boxes welded to the floor. So you begin to open one and as you do you are startled by a loud noise coming from the inside of the box. When you stop, the sound stops. You continue and this time the noise returns with light coming from inside. When you finally open the box fully, something powerful and radiant rushes from the box and enters your chest, filling you up with confidence and removing fear. Looking around you pick out the next box you intend to open.

Then a King appears… but he is dressed in everyday clothes. He approaches you and requests that you locate a box marked “S13” and when you find it, remove it from the building and keep it for him to pick up later. He asks you not to open the box though. Then he disappears.

You rush around looking for the special package but cannot find it so you return to opening the ones there. Curiosity burns inside you though and you cannot stop thinking about “S13”. Each box you open opens with terrifying noises but also with brilliant light and each one releases something more powerful than the box before. Every one of them release their power into your core and with each experience, your ability to overcome the curiosity is increased. As you open the final box, there is no sound or light. Inside you find a smaller box, wrapped in brown paper, with a rubber stamped label that reads “S13, upon royal decree.”

You remove the box, look around the room and without so much as a thought of the contents of S13, you leave. You have rescued your inner strength and retrieved a treasure for the King and have quietly accepted the duty of guarding its contents without the need to know what is inside.

When the King finds you later, he is dressed regally and you present him with his box. He opens it, removes a crown and places it on his head. With his first decree, he places you in charge of his entire kingdom and then reaching back into the box, removes a signet ring and places it on your finger.

This is a new day

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Chair by the Lake with Prophetic Art

This is a new day.

Turn over a leaf a new one. Don’t worry about which leaf it is, leave that worry to God. You have been hurting for a couple of years now and though some may say it was your own fault, that isn’t how God looks at you. in your life seems to look higher than where you feel you are right now anyway. Sometimes you look back, (well a lot lately it seems actually,) but you’re looking back with a heart full of sadness, broken dreams, disappointment in yourself, and anger at someone you love. It seems you have had every opportunity to change things and yet they are still not healing. You still have to face every day with difficulty and go to bed every night with tears on your pillow.

Change is on its way. God wants you to hear that message. Change is happening right now… there is a shift that started in the Heavens, and has already echoed in the earth. But that change is now affecting situations all around your world… YOUR world. You are in the center of a stage that has an audience of God alone. You are dressed in dancing clothes and you look amazing. As you stand up and wipe sadness away from your face, the softness of the rooms lighting dims and you are highlighted in a cone of a floodlight. There is warmth in the room and expectation in the air.

God waves a conductor’s stick and there is suddenly a sense of unity in the silence… like the calm expectation of a whole orchestra waiting for the signal to begin. Then before any sound is heard, you move an arm. Then your head tilts to one side slightly and music starts to flow into the room out of your heart. It is a flood of single tone harmonic fluid that flows freely out into the air and then picks up a rhythm so that the beat is caught by your feet and your legs finally move. Behind you there are 3 figures that echo the simplest of movements highlighted by your dancing which is now moving more gracefully and smoothly like you are finally relaxing into a new space. The room lighting increases as you see a warm loving smile spread across God’s face.

The dancers behind you now start to move into their own unique expressions and suddenly the 4 of you are participating in conversation – you dance first with a smooth leap, and then the 3 others respond in a different but complimentary move continuing all in unique movements that blend in perfect choreography until at the crescendo of the music the 4 of you join hands and the entire hall is instantly ablaze with intense white light. Jesus suddenly appears dancing in the middle of the group but He is not held by the confines of gravity so He swirls and sings over and around all of you spinning in a way that brings an intense fullness to the sound which amazes everyone and you all fall backward and lay in contentment on the stage gazing up into the Father’s eyes.

Then the light fades again until it is simply a cone shining down onto your face and your lips part and form the simple words:

This was a good day.”