It's spring time! It's an exciting time of newness in the spirit. God is bringing forth the new in a season at least in this state where everything is getting ready to lie dormant and the beauty of the spring, summer and early fall with the beautiful colors will soon be behind us. There has been a spiritual wilderness, a desert place that has lasted way too long in this region, that is breaking off. As in the song of Solomon, we are coming up out of the wilderness, leaning on our Beloved. The dry desert places should cause us to lean totally on Him, to look only to Him, to love Him more!
During this time in the wilderness, the hard times, the dire circumstances, the physical prison should cause a new wine skin to be formed. In old times, an old wine skin was prepared to receive new wine, by rubbing olive oil into it, then beating it to make it pliable and this was done over and over again until it was again soft and pliable. New wine cannot be put into an old wineskin or it will burst. This past season, there is a remnant (there's always a remnant) whom God has prepared to receive new wine. Those whom He has prepared He is repositioning (if necessary) to places who are ready for the new wine. He is placing those whom He has prepared together, creating new connections for His glory.
I am glad I've never put in writing where I attended before. If any one knows me and where I've been, please don't judge that place as there will be opportunity at a later time for them to step into the new. There are many places like that and God still loves them in His great grace. It's just that He's ready for the new, and now.
In the word, specifically in Amos 9:11-12 (Complete Jewish Bible) "When that day comes, I will raise up the fallen sukkah (booth/tent/tabernacle) of David. I will close up its gaps, raise up its ruins and rebuild it as it used to be, so that Israel can possess what is left of Edom and of all the nations bearing my name," says ADONAI who is doing this.
In the Tabernacle of David, skilled musicians and singers worshiped and prayed 24/7 for 40 years.
This is what God has placed in my heart to have a part in what Yeshua proclaimed, in Matthew 21:13 - He said to them, "It has been written, 'My house will be called a House of Prayer.' But you are making it into a den of robbers!" He was referencing Isaiah 56:7 in the Tanakh (Old Testament).
When I presented what was in my heart to the place where I was, it was not received at all. Actually I had not been received at all. I had served there as an intercessor for 1 year and 9 months. I had attended there faithfully for 2 years and 9 months. I had suffered emotionally as I had been ostracized and an outcast. I represented something new, a forerunner of the new. Suddenly, the Lord made a way for me to get to the new place He had for me. I'd been there 9 months ago for 4 or 5 weeks and loved it. Then my car broke down and I wasn't able to get there any more. Dance and expressions of worship are allowed and welcomed there although most don't step into it, yet. Flags and scarves and worship in spirit in truth. Very powerful and He is SO worthy. God has already opened the door for my giftings to be used there. I've heard it said that your giftings make a way for you and in this place it is truth. I am being asked to find out about having flags made for worship and to possibly teach on dance, flags, artistic expression and movement as an expression of worship.
One thing that I know, is that the heaviness of being in the desert place caused me to in the natural put on weight. Our spirit, soul and body are all one. What affects our emotions and our mind affects our body. I praise God for lifting off of me the bondage of this extra weight that would affect my movements in the dance. Now that most of it is gone, I have the freedom of my dance back. God is SO good. I didn't feel at liberty until today to write this out, but as I know a few of you have read some of my blogs as I was expressing going through a birthing and knowing I'd birthed something and that I was now standing in a wide open place although I didn't know yet what that was. Well, this is it! I am free and full of joy at the deliverance out of a hard place by the Lord! He is good!
So.... stand strong if you're now in the wilderness, if you're leaning into Him to get you through, He WILL lead you up out of the wilderness, if you will lean upon Him, your Beloved.