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A Personal Testimony
There are a lot of people that don't know this, but I suffer from dyslexia.
I really never saw myself as someone who could teach or write or do anything like that. But the Lord began to deal with me through “ministry of praise and worship”.
I don't have a singing voice. I’ve never played an instrument, and yet as a born-again Christian, I felt the Lord pulling me, calling me to open my mouth and speak.
I argued with Him saying "Everything that is coming out of my mouth is nothing but terrible." and “No, this is not gonna work". Ah, there was just no way that God could ever use me to do that.
I've been with the Lord for over 30 years now, but at the beginning of my walk with Him, there were lots of questions and doubts.
Long story short, The Lord used the ministry of praise and worship to open my eyes to HIS ancient language of Holy Spirit!! The beginning of that ministry was for me to form the ability to understand what it meant to have a tongue that spoke and to have eyes that were single.
To have the ability to have open, translucent, and brilliant eyes. It gave a whole new understanding to His statement “You are the apple of my eye”, and He started to show me His gate, His road!
In Ephesians, it says that our eyes should be enlightened, and in Luke that our eyes should be like a lamp or a light, you know. And it even says that we are to have open eyes. In 2 Kings and Acts, it talks about opened eyes, So, when you look at Jesus’ garment, it's like a single piece of fabric with no seam.
He wouldn’t let me go from this path and study with Him, but I was like “No, I don’t wanna do it. I don’t want to be seen or heard. I don’t want anybody to hear me fumble and even….” In my defense, I had a bit of a stutter and felt ill-equipped to do what He was asking of me. But He kept fixing his eyes on me. Proverb 4: 25 Let your eyes look directly ahead and let your gaze be fixed straight ahead in front of you. Eventually, I was like “Okay, you know, if you have your eyes fixed on me then I’m supposed to have eyes fixed on you”.
The funny thing about dyslexia is, it causes you to be distracted by many things, especially noises like tik-tik-tik-tik. In order to concentrate, I have to find a really quiet area to study, like my personal secret place. During my early walk with the Lord, where he led me to the praise and worship in a small church, we started to do Children’s plays, so the natural flow was that we needed fabrics, ribbons, and flags….This is when God started to speak to me with the banner, but it really wasn’t about the banners. He was showing me how great Banners were in revealing to me that it was His rod lifted up like Jehova Nissi/ He was telling me that the banner represented my tongue. It represented the tongue of a ready writer. It represented the rudder that was in my mouth, that directs me, that directs my path. It talks about that in James 3 and 4. You know it talks about how our tongue actually preserves us - salty tongues!
And they are also to be lifted up. Our tongues are to be lifted up, because in order for us to praise the Lord we have to open our mouths and then lift our tongues - And even to the point of our tongues being straight like a path, our eyes are supposed to be straight like a path too!
Our eyes are supposed to be straight because it says “Straight is the gate and wide is the road that leads to God’s kingdom! You enter by the straight gate and the narrow road. He says “Make your eyes straight. Let your eyes look directly ahead and let your gaze be fixed straight ahead in front of you”. I was like “Okay, Jesus, my eyes and my tongue are supposed to be straight. My eyes and tongue are supposed to be singled. It is supposed to be like a dove's eyes. You know Dove's eyes have binocular vision, they don’t have peripheral vision. In other words, they don’t see to the right or the left, but only straight ahead. And God talks about the dove as innocent. You know, doves only look straight ahead. So God was showing me it is not about a banner, but it’s God teaching us that the banner is like a road!
Stuttering Moses stood and fought his first battle with a rod in his hand.
What God was saying to us was:
Keep looking straight ahead!!
If we get distracted, we’re going to Curse and not bless!
I planted a vineyard on a fertile hill.
If our mouth is full of bitterness and cursing we’re not lifting him up!
The Lord was showing me that it’s not about a banner, but God uses the banner to reveal something. Jehova Nissi, our banner is the Rod or his road revealed- lifted up to see to step into his path/ straight way/ straight gate - Our mouth/ tongues building up the glory road!
When we’re always distracted by things around us or judging them, we should be pulling the plank out of our eye before the speck out of our brother's eye.
He used this dyslexia of mine to say “Charlotte, you know, these things are distracting you. But what I am trying to teach you is about your tongue. Are you willing for your tongue to be straight? Are you willing for your tongue to be single? Are you willing for your eyes to be translucent? Iridescent? Pure? Innocent like a Dove? Having binocular vision? To have binocular vision is to have two eyes focused on me!
Psalm 66: 17
I cried unto him with my mouth, and he was extolled with my tongue.
Psalm 119:171-172 reads “May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me your decrees.
May my tongue sing of your word for all your commands are righteous. Our tongues are supposed to be lifted in praise as a banner is lifted.
So, in conclusion - if we see through HIS eyes we have already been in HIS heart and we KNOW His heart. All we have to do is cancel out all the distractions around us and focus on Him, we see that HE IS OUR BANNER!
IF HE HAS YOUR TONGUE HE HAS YOUR WHOLE BODY!
WHAT IS A BANNER BUT A HOLY ALTAR RAISED UP LEADING THE WHOLE BODY AS AN ARMY!
We leave our lives behind, and we enter empty! we empty ourselves out, and we enter into this gate through the eye of the needle! We throw off the baggage, we throw off the heavyweights, we untangle - untether ourselves from the world, and we tether ourselves to you Lord- your word.
Isaiah 5, You planted a vineyard on a fertile hill, and we are that hill.
Lord, wE ARE that fertile hill!!
Let our tongues be that fertile hill.
May our tongues be moistened by your praise. Let our tongues not cleave to the roof of our mouth because we have not praised you! But let this tongue continue to extoll and magnify the lord that it would be a road to you. You were looking for a road.
We are your road.
You said in your word you were making roads in the wilderness and rivers in the Desert.
You looked for the fruit, but the fruit wasn’t there. You went down and checked for the fruit and the fruit was bitter. You checked the vines, and they were scraggly sticks. Instead of finding tongues full of moistness, full of flexibility, and full of praise, you found bitterness. You were looking for tongues that were stretched out as a road, as a rod, as a stretched-out arm. But You only found parched tongues.
Moses stretched out his voice, he stretched out his cry, he stretched out his arm, he stretched out his rod. He lifted up his head, and he lifted up his voice, and it became a road to the Father's heart because it was full of faith, grace, and flexibility!
You are the only one that can make us sweet! We choose to learn the language of Holy Spirit, for it is a language of the tongue that we have not known, but as we learn to rest and walk this road It translates to us Holy Spirit language -an open door to the Father’s heart.
It’s innocence !!
Thank you Father that when we stand IN the gate and look through your eye we’ve already experienced your heart.
It's impossible to worship the Lord unless you're in an elevated state of worship. The young, the hungry newborns, are found there. Be found in the highlands of God. We are kept hydrated under His wing. Our spices bear sweet perfumes. In this upstream (headwaters) source of the living springs- we drink! Men's hearts are drawn there. If I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me!
When we praise Him on the high hills, and highlands we actually give Jesus a drink of living water!
Our praise is living water.
We are living springs flowing out of the heart of God. Jesus came weary to the well in Samaria but was left full of living water. Her praise drew water from the living WELL- JESUS! He drank!
If I am lifted up I will draw all men unto me.
We can't lift him up any higher than he already is.
I believe when Jesus said, " If I am lifted up from the earth or PRAISED, I will draw men's hearts to me."
"They will drink and I will drink with them."
We are seated in the highlands, the mountain of God, dining, eating, and drinking. When he drinks we drink! When we praise HE is raised!
In a dream, during the night I was traveling with a group of ladies on a long journey. We decided to stop at a restaurant to grab a quick bite to eat. While I was in the restroom the ladies decided to order their meals. By the time I got back to the table, the waiter had gone. I asked the girls why they did not order my food for me. I told them, "it would have been fine to just order for me what they were eating". I said, "Now I will not be able to eat, because, If I order my food now it will make us all late."
In waking up, I received this interpretation.
Charlotte, I have separated you from "GROUPS" that feed on junk food, and snacks. I've pulled you away, and into the restroom "rest" to show you that you are different from the rest of the "PACK".
Junk food is prepared very quickly, and eaten very quickly.
If you had ordered the same food that they were eating, you would have perish on your way.
You are on a long journey. You will not be sustained on food that perishes, but ONLY living manna.
The waitress represented HOLY SPIRIT.
The women around you, are not like you. Therefore they did not order your food.
You have often felt left out. You want to fit in, but I'm calling you to the hidden manna.
Aerate our soil, soul!
Grow us up!
No more junk food in our souls. Only healthy meals! You're eating the bread of GIANTS because you're a Giant Slayer.
Lord, We want to learn how to feed ourselves. We want to learn the flow of the river of intimacy. Teach us your knowledge and understanding of your RIVER!
I believe God is preparing mature "sons" of Heaven in this eleventh hour.
This is a Joseph remnant.
This eleventh-hour remnant will release revelation in times of famine.
If you're a Joseph company then you are saving up in times of famine.
A living sacrifice has a fragrance -to life!!
There’s no praise unless it’s fragrant.
FIRST To God!!
I LOVE the story of Rachel and Leah!
Leah reminds me of Mississippi!
Did you know that Leah’s “antagonist” Rachael extracted Leah’s perfume resulting in ( praise) by her persistent crushing -
And made her a perfumed bow or
Fruitful bow or
Bent Bow giving birth to Judah
So really Rachael was a nursemaid, helping Leah unknowingly, she helped her push her sons out !!
For I have bent Judah, My bow, Fitted the bow with Ephraim, And raised up your sons, O Zion, Against your sons, O Greece, And made you like the sword of a mighty man.”
Leah was the sacrifice to produce Joseph in the end!
Let’s continue to pray for America and within her belly-the States- particularly Mississippi- the least of all the states- and the least of cities - Jackson, Ms!
She’s not forgotten! She’s just pregnant!
Through the persistent crushing, bending, twisting, and turning ( Eden’s intimate River ), I pray that Mississippi comes into her birthright- becoming a flexible, fragrant, perfumed bow giving birth to many intimate praisers resulting in many Josephs.
Unfurl our hearts!
I hear him knock, and my desire draws me. He has been standing in eternity knocking, waiting for the sons of God to mature. If anyone desires to hear, they will open. I will arise to my beloved. I will take hold of the lock of the door and open it. He is my life, my seed, my voice, my key, my door my light my way, my truth, my bread, my garden, my den my chamber, my scroll, my breath. He is close to me! My tightly wound-up heart is unfurled!
His Honor, Praise, and Glory are like a
Three-fold golden cord
Circle of eternal covenant wedding band of communion. Testimonial keys that open the door to Glory- are the testimony of our Love, our praise of the Glory God has given. The ring the circle that holds the keys - our Chuppah carries the testimony of our Love, our praise of the Glory God has given to us. We come in with Honor thanking him that we are in, the Inn of Rest. He is my Thanksgiving holiday, it created my tabernacle with The One. Praise is the key, our testimony released, fresh meat given to those hungry for end time revelation End Time Joseph's" to unlock and distribute true meat in days of famine. Glory manifested radiance of God moving, shimmering, bouncing with Joyful gladness, our dance of naked worship - it's the art of worship -
Quote from Spurgeon's Library of Books
OUR BANNER JESUS
Praise the Lord abundantly because it will benefit you to do so. How bright the past looks when we begin to praise God for it. We say, “I am the man that hath seen affliction,” and we are to fill the cup of memory with gall and wormwood, but when we see the goodness of God in it all, we turn the kerchief with which we wiped our tears into a flag of victory, and with holy praise, in the name of our God, we wave the banneret.
Lift up your heads
Violence shall no longer be heard in your land, neither wasting nor destruction within your borders; but you shall call your walls Salvation, and gates praise. Praising God Lifts your head onto the highway of holiness/keeping you clean, and ready for battle.
When we open our mouths and cry out, and extoll Him with our tongue ( praise him) - it forms a hedge of protection around us. This is our battle armor.
We take the very song he sings over us and we sing it over him. This is the song ( praise) that lifts the head. These are the true worshippers he’s looking for of Holy Spirit.
We have not gone up into the gaps, neither made up the hedge for the house of Israel to stand in the battle in the day of the LORD.
When we are continually filled with Holy Spirit we have a consecrated tongue.
When you possess the tongue of the Holy Spirit you’re a responsible, mature son. If your tongue is a warrior's sword YOU’RE ready for battle!
The exaltation of God is in their throat, and a two-edged sword is in their hand.
..... that's why babies don't wear armor.
It's because only faithful sons, mature sons wear armor!
God said the words “raised praise” to me in 2005. God spoke my future.
He was declaring to me: Consecrate your tongue that I may enter in -that a hedge would be built up( intercession ) pulling down evil strongholds in your life. Psalm 24-7
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.8 Who is this King of Glory? The Lord is strong and mighty, the Lord is mighty in battle.9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.10 Who is this King of Glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of Glory.
November 28, 2017
Dance on a book
Little treasures spoke from an unseen world.
I've been a mover, celebrating with ecstatic emotion for over 20 years.
I was one of those that paid a price for stepping out.
When no one else could see and feel the wing of God, brushing over..... I did!
For those that have suffered in years past for what they saw, but didn't understand, behold your time is full.
You are a grapevine full and lush.
You've kept your first love tender to you.
Your heart is responsive to his.
Sometimes the zeal of the Lord will take you places that people don't think you deserve to be, but the zeal of the Lord takes you there.
Let zeal wrap you as a cloak. Let this adornment be your suffering in perseverance.
Let Lo-debar have its fullness in you!
confetti celebration banner of praise
Selling banners, as I do, I have been asked this one question more often than any other, and that is, what does it mean to use a banner in a church assembly? I have asked myself that question, and we all need to ask ourselves that question. My first beginnings with banners started back in ‘95. This pair came With No assembly required!! No adjustments- very compact. Travel was easy! I didn’t even have to ask anyone if I could use them. They were always a blessing to those standing by me. They even had ten little tassels at the ends. Have you figured it out yet? I pull them out, at night, when I pray. Yep, they are my hands! Raised Arms in Praise!! My first experience with praising Jesus my Lord was when I learned and understood my arms were a living symbol of praise. As He began to live in THEM I began to feel Him in them. They are My Rods of authority, My Victory beams, and My celebration banners. They are spread out giving him honor! My Joy branches! His crown lifted up! My intimate tabernacle! Actually, they’re a living witness for you or against you. You see, if you’re not responsible to know, what that pair, freely given to you, is, how can you use a pair of fabric banners that you perhaps had to buy? You’ll only go as deep as the responsibility you carry, and you’ll only carry that which God has stabilized and held firmly in place.
Joseph's Fruitful Vine
I was in Georgia in 2012, at a church service when suddenly I saw, in a vision, a beautiful woman standing. She had strands or something like vines springing up over her shoulders, and her head. The vines seemed to be rising up out of her chest. In her chest resting was a bow, it was resting inside of her with the bowstring at the top. There was no arrow in the bowstring only the bow. What I did see, though, was fruit! I saw living fruit! At The time I was having this vision my arms were lifted in praise to GOD. Isaiah 49:22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, a fruitful bough near a spring whose branches climb over the wall. The archers will attack him, they will shoot at him and oppose him. But his bow will remain steady, and his hands will be skillful; because of the hands of the mighty one of Jacob, because of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel, because of the God of your father, who will help you, because of the sovereign God, who will bless you with blessings from the sky above, blessings from the deep that lies below, and blessings of the breast and womb. These vines were the aroma of her praise rising up from the fruit of her love for her beloved. It is the fruit of her works in LOVe. This past week the understanding of the vision opened up to me. While reading in Songs of Solomon chapter one verses 13 and 14, it took me straight to the vision of the "fruitful bow." In the vision I had, I saw a bow as in a "Bow in Arrow," it was full of fruit and inset in my breast; It was like it was inset in the cavity of my chest. It made me think of the setting of a wedding ring. Chapter 1:13,14 reads: A bundle of myrrh is my well-beloved unto me; he shall lie all night betwist my breast. My beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of Engedi. The Portion that stood out to me was the verse that says: a bundle of myrrh is my beloved that lies all night between my breast. God took me into a beautiful study in Ephesians. In Eph 5:1 it says: Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma. God gave! Christ Gave! Now we give Works in Love NOT LOVE IN WORKS God reveals his love to us through his son. If we are imitators of God, as Paul is asking that we are, then we reveal God's love through the love we have for one another. That raises us ALL up together, and we become mature sons. We are a dwelling place in which we live by the Spirit. We are being joined together, one to another, and raised up into a holy temple in Christ. He adopted us and raised us up from the dead through Christ when He raised Christ from the dead. He gave us GRACE, Redemption, forgiveness, wisdom and understanding, and mysteries of his will. As we put on LOVE, (that's the fruit "bundle of myrrh") we BECOME imitators of God. We are raised together when we put on love. His purpose was to make one new humanity out of the two In him "Yehovah" the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple. In Him, we are being built together. We are forming a house, a dwelling place in which God lives by his Spirit. So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, works in love, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. At the time I was having the vision, I saw something like strands or vines moving, springing up over her head and shoulders. It was as though a fragrance was rising up from her chest! I understood it was the aroma of her praise, the fruit of righteousness springing up. Our praise is the aroma of Love. It's the Aroma of Christ that's springing up and over the bride's head and shoulders. Psalm 45:7 You love justice and hate evil. For this reason, God, your God has anointed you with the oil of joy, elevating you above your companions. All your garments are perfumed with myrrh, aloes, and cassia. From the luxurious palaces comes the music of stringed instruments that makes you happy. John 4:13 Jesus replied, “Everyone who drinks some of this water will be thirsty 34 again. But whoever drinks some of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again, but the water that I will give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up to eternal life.” It's the fruit of works in Love. Isaiah 49:22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, a fruitful bough near a spring whose branches climb over the wall. The archers will attack him, they will shoot at him and oppose him. But his bow will remain steady, and his hands will be skillful; because of the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob, because of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel, because of the God of your father, who will help you, because of the sovereign God, who will bless you with blessings from the sky above, blessings from the deep that lies below, and blessings of the breasts and womb. It's the fullness of Christ. I stumbled on this quote by author David Garrick 'Boughs that bear most, hang lowest.' 2 Corinthians 2:14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life. And who is adequate for these things?… If that's not enough I have more! It says in Isaiah 61:10 24 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; I will be overjoyed because of my God. For he clothes me in garments of deliverance; he puts on me a robe symbolizing vindication. I look like a bridegroom when he wears a turban as a priest would; I look like a bride when she puts on her jewelry. For just as the ground produces its crops and a garden yields its produce, so the sovereign Lord will cause deliverance to grow, and give his people a reason to praise him in the sight of all the nations. Hallelujah Praise God I began to see the fruit as an aroma of Christ, an aroma of our love for one another. This love raises us all up in Christ together forming a house, a dwelling place in which God lives by his Spirit I've only just begun to unfold the understanding of the vision. There's so much more of it that I haven't unfurled yet.
MY DOVE STORY Doves that have eyes to see only " one mission": to do only what they see their Father in Heaven Doing!! First, the Dove represents to me open heaven, access to the Father's heart. In your first beginnings, He says: Come Inside the cleft. In the cleft is where you will find your habitation. Rest and receive. Receive from His breast by way of His downy soft white-breasted feathers. There you will Abide, and be transformed by the power of His Spirit. Received the fullness of His breast. In the cleft, you will find your innocence. You'll find it never left you. Return to your innocence and drink. You’ve been found in Him. Your lover Jesus Messiah is waiting at the lock of the Door, the Keyhole of the Door is turning into you. You must first become a narrow door of entry-a listening door. A door that listens only to the WORD- it's there, that the invitation is made, to our lover JESUS. He enters only into those that have made themselves - A door. An opened heaven has formed over your life. Look, behold the Door! Look, behold the Hey!! Cleft Dwellers are those that have allowed Yeshua to heal them and set their wings free. Gliding on the patterns of the wind. Cleft Dwellers are those that have found their rest, their nest in Him. Where there is rest there is open heaven waiting to be revealed. You were there all along. The Lord gave a word to me back in September of 2015. I quickly understood and knew, it was part of a long experience with the Dove of the Holy Spirit - The Person of the Holy Spirit. Cleft Dwellers - Presence Dwellers. The Story of the Dove and Keyhole Let Your Innocence Return to You I love the quote in an article I read by Joe Temple. He starts his lesson out, with an intro to the first bird mentioned in scripture. And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made. And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro until the waters were dried up from off the earth. Also, he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground; but the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth; then he put forth his hand and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark and he stayed yet other seven days and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark and the dove came into him in the evening and lo In her mouth was an olive leaf plucked off; so Noah knew that the waters were abated from the earth.
Genesis 8:6-11 I love this story. It speaks to me about "letting your innocence return to you." There was a promise in her mouth of restoration and a new beginning. The dove was sent out, and when it came back, it had a word in its mouth - all things NEW, New Creation, New Day, New Wine. It also speaks of purity. Joe says in his article, "if you’ve seen the dove with the olive leaf, any number of times as a symbol of peace, and generally that is the accepted symbol, but more important than the accepted symbol of peace is the symbol of purity, because that is what the Bible emphasizes - a purity that is emphasized by the dove." There descended upon the lamb a star but upon the Lord rested a Dove, a pure Dove an undefiled Dove. There is no guile or sin in him. We are to be Doves that can not be defiled. Do you remember the baptismal scene, where Jesus came up from the waters of Jordan, in John 1:3? I think John is saying that whomever you see abiding in no sin or guile, there will you see open heaven. It is said, that there is a Jewish tradition that as the world did not know where Noah’s Dove came from, and Noah himself did not, at last, know where it went to - it returned not again unto him anymore- so the door would at last -open and the blowing where it listed 'the Spirit of Messiah' would come forth, and abide upon the head of Messiah. Certain it is that just as the dove that went forth from Noah’s ark found no rest for the sole of her foot, in all the corpse-filled waters, so the Dove of God, hovering over all humankind, found only one resting - place - the head and the heart of the Lamb. It was not a crown which descended upon the brows of our Lord, but a Dove: all that the Dove is of Love, and gentleness, and purity, the Lamb is. (article "Internet moments with God's word.) My Dove Banner I found my Dove of God, my cleft, my resting place, my tabernacle. The Dove emblem is a sign of purity for a reason. This is a clean bird. The turtle dove or young pigeon is a bird that has no guile, or toxin with it. The Dove has no talons it is defenseless and shy, sensitive. It looks straight ahead. Behold or Hey,r I am sending you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents and harmless guileless, defenseless and gentle as doves. Notice: "harmless as doves" A better word for harmless is innocent. I want to add something here that must be said, remember the word innocent as doves: the context describes how his followers will be mistreated and put to death, sacrificing themselves for his sake. The idea would be then that his followers are to keep themselves in the right relationship with God all the while they are on a mission, despite the evil and malicious activity directed against them. They must remain without contamination and thus pure, suitable- sacrifices. In leading up to this word, the Lord had me remember years ago that I had asked him for a dove image for my banners. I asked for this at the beginning of 2004. It was then that I began playing around with silk fabrics. I didn't know what I was doing, but for the most part, I learned a lot during those years. I kept my hand on the silk every day. You will develop a skill level if you don't give up. In 2007 I began to raise praise. The first image I received was an image I found from a book I checked out from the library. I knew it didn’t look like most doves you see on the Internet, but I liked its purity and simplicity. It would be another few years before I caught a glimpse of the Dove of the Holy Spirit.
Let me explain the open vision I had. I was working on a few orders that day. I had been asking the Lord, with great enthusiasm, to show me MY DOVE, My Fair One. Then suddenly I saw a vision of a man draped in a white robe, (he looked like a monk) His arms were lifted slightly. The top of his head and arms were covered in this white robe. I believe I heard the Lord say: "Draw the outline of a banana, then after that draw wings on each side." Traveling as Doves of Fire I was asked to hold a workshop in Cocoa, beach Florida in the month of August 2015. As I settled in my seat, I began to have an open vision. I saw a gigantic volcano erupt over the city of Jackson, MS. I then remembered my daughter telling me that Jackson, MS sets on top of an in-active ancient volcano just under the dome in Jackson. At first, I was amazed and didn’t understand the vision. After I arrived at my destination, got to my hotel, and began to put things away, I decided to rest in a warm bath and listen to my pod music. It was funny because as I was there resting in this warm tub of water, reading an article on volcanoes and hurricanes, I began to hear the song: "Firework" play on my pod music. Here are the lyrics: You don't have to feel like wasted space. You're original, cannot be replaced. If you only knew what the future holds. After a hurricane comes a rainbow. Maybe a reason why all the doors are closed. So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road. Like a lightning bolt, your heart will glow. And when it's time you'll know. You just gotta ignite the light and let it shine. Just own the night like the 4th of July. 'Cause, baby, you're a firework. Come on, show 'em what you're worth. Make 'em go, "Oh, oh, oh". As you shoot across the sky. Baby, you're a firework. Come on, let your colors burst. Make 'em go, "oh, oh, oh". You're gonna leave 'em all in awe, awe, awe. Boom, boom, boom. Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon. It's always been inside of you, you, you. And now it's time to let it through!!! I heard the Lord speak right there that he is going to send those that are in his perfect alignment (convergence), bring them out from their hidden places to other hidden places in the Spirit. In other words: God is going to make you a CARRIER DOVE for His Glory! He is asking you to put it on a stand. Are you willing to be placed on a stage or stand where he can use you, and shoot you out like a firework? God is going to begin to send out fireworks from one state to another state to ignite flaming hearts. Hungry people want to be a flame for Yeshua. Be willing to be hurled out of God’s Holy Fiery Mountain, burning with smoke and shooting flames. He wants to send you out of state into other states like a firework, like a shooting flame. Be a volcanic flame of burning hot passion flowing and running over for Yeshiva. You’re a Fire Work!! I spoke at Living Bread Church in Cocoa Beach that Sunday. My friend Yadira told me that the word I had given that day really ministered to her. I felt the word was about "let your innocent return." As I had traveled around Florida that week, my running theme had become "Let your innocence return to you." Much like what happened to Noah when the Dove returned with the Olive Branch, I began to see my innocence returning to me- I began to see I was a Carrier Dove. I had this theme, run, throughout the 10 days I was in Florida. At first, I didn’t think much about it. The Lord had told me years ago he had protected my innocence supernaturally. He told me He had given me a shield around my eyes to keep me from seeing things, words, attitudes, and people speaking against me or towards me because of the dance in church or banners. He gave me Dove's eyes. If you’ve been jaded by the ministry and can’t minister with innocence, ask God to return your Dove to you and fill you. He wants to return your innocence back to you. He is ready to use you and will stop at nothing to get you ready. Your innocence is very vital for you to be used in this End Time Revival. Protect your innocence. I felt the Lord say that many have been jaded by the ministry and are ministering out of hurt, not innocence. One of the members of that church, that Sunday, came up to me at the altar after the service was over. He told me that he saw something like a glowing light following me throughout the service. He said, "As you were speaking, I began to see a light glowing all around you. Then Jesus stood over you and poured oil on you and laid his hand on your head". Wow! I later told him that the Lord gave me a word just the night before that I was a firework! I guess I was glowing!
On that next Wednesday, after I arrived home, I was taking a walk in my neighborhood. As I was just about home I saw a morning dove land right in front of me. It was just a few steps away from me. I was surprised because doves usually land, and then fly away fast, but this one didn’t. It did end up flying away but when she lifted up, she flicked something, back behind her. I walked over to where she’d been and to my surprise, I saw that it was a feather. I took it home and knowing it was a sign of some sort, I looked up the meaning of feather. I didn’t connect it right away but when I did I knew God was speaking innocence once again. One meaning of the Dove is...Innocence!! He is sending us out in His innocence- purity, without bitterness, no contamination! God wants to send you out like a firebrand, a fiery hot- firework- but as a living firework (like it would be said of a volcano) they say that volcanoes are nature's fireworks. Doves have no gallbladder... Carries no toxic buildup..." Flee fornication...know ye not that your body is a temple of the Holy Ghost? 1 Cor 6:18-19 Who committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in his mouth. 1 Peter 2:22 I found this article: The first to speak of the dove was, as is only natural, the Egyptians, as early as the most ancient Hieroglyphic of Horapollon, and above its many other qualities, this animal was considered extremely pure, so much so that if there was a pestilence poisoning humans and things, the only ones immune were those who ate nothing but doves. Which out to have been obvious, seeing that the animal is the only one lacking a gall. Namely, the poison that all other animals carry, attached to the liver. Cave dwellers, Cleft dwellers The Lord was showing me these things for a reason. The Dove image speaks a message and communicates a story to us as believers. I knew the Lord was speaking to me about being IN him, understanding that he wanted me to tabernacle with him, in Him. Praying In, under liken to a shawl or tallit, or His Wing, getting in underneath his rest, His breast, abiding in Him, receiving my rest In Him. He was speaking to me to get IN his presence and dwell. Ephesians 6:18 "Praying all times IN the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints." Jude 20 says: "But you, dear friends, build yourselves up IN your most holy faith and pray IN the Holy Spirit." So what exactly does it mean to pray IN the Spirit? Remember the word I spoke about Noah? Noah sent forth FROM him the Dove, and then the Dove came into the ARK. Noah is like an image of the Father. Noah sent forth the dove. God sent forth his precious, pure SON. The dove went from Noah. THE Dove, Jesus went forth from God. The dove was searching for his rest. Jesus is searching for his rest. He is seeking us, to rest in us. Revelations 3:20 (paraphrased- hey or Behold or Here I am, Jesus is standing at the door and he is knocking. If anyone hears my voice or in other words -listens to me (my word) recognizing my voice, the voice of the Shepherd, He then can and will come in you and abide. Our Pure Dove He is Jesus! Luke 4:1 When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying and lo a voice from heaven said, this is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Luke 3:21 But unto you, that fear my name shall the SUN of Righteousness arise with healing in his wings, and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. Malachi 4:2 And Jesus when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water and lo the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him. Matthew 3:16 It's interesting that when Jesus came out of the Water he saw the heavens open to him. When Jesus went under the water to be baptized (a symbol of humility) the heavens opened. When Jesus went IN under then the heavens opened. When we get in under the water, the lamb, the tent, prayer, rest, when we abide in under, are covered by him, we receive, an opened heaven. We receive an opened heaven just as Jesus was given an opened heaven but only if we get IN under him. God wants to abide with us. He wants us to rest with him. He wants to show us something in the secret place of intimacy. When we are in Him abiding in Him there is no guile in us, it has been removed. He makes us clean when we get in underneath him. We are in open heaven when we are IN him, resting IN him and the heavens are accessible to us. Little Tent The tallit (prayer shawl) is now a prayer shawl or little tent because it can be worn over you like a little tent. Only men were obligated to wear them. Women could wear them if they wanted to. Psalms 61:4 "Let me dwell in your tent forever! Let me take refuge. Under the shelter of your wings!" It’s closet of prayer! The Greek word for the closet is (Cameron) which means "an inner chamber, or the secret room or bed chamber". The closeting of oneself in the covering of the Tallit prayer shawl was a symbolic separation from the world around them, a Jewish man. Consider number one "Behold, O Israel, the Lord our God is ONE". Behold also means I am or hey or I am the hand or behold the hand. In Revelations 3:20 it says: Behold or I am standing at the door or Hey, I am standing at the door... I have come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunken y wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved. I sleep, but my heart waketh; it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew and my locks with the drops of the night. I have put off my coat: how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them? My beloved put in his hand by the Hole (keyhole) of the door, and my bowels were moved for him. I rose up to open to my beloved, and my hands dropped with myrrh, and my fingers with sweet smelling myrrh, upon the handles of the (Keyhole) lock. Song of Solomon 5:1-5
Here's a great story about the Keyhole
- Keyhole, Door, Cave, Vault, Bow - speaks of anything curved or bent Arc, keystone or cornerstone, access point, rainbow, maybe "wings" I was looking up an article relating to keyholes. I found this one that blessed me. I read it late last night about 11:30 before going to bed. Just before falling asleep, I prayed. The secrets of the Lord are with those who fear HIM. And He will show them His covenant. Psalm 25:14 I feel like God showed me something very powerful about my destiny and yours. I was praying in bed in regard to this scripture and fell asleep praying. As soon as I fell asleep I had a dream. In the dream, I was in a very large beautiful home. I was there cleaning. There was a man there, a very powerful man. When I looked at him I knew who he was. This man was Russian President Vladimir Putin dressed in pajamas and a robe. We were both standing at the entrance of his bedroom. Then he said to me I have something to show you. I said to him, oh okay! Then he walked into his bedroom near his bed. Then he took off his robe and put it on the side of the bed. Then he said, sit down. Then he got in the bed and covered himself up with the heavy blanket to his chin. Then I stood over his feet because I didn't want to sit down on his bed. Then he said oh no! Then he rose up in the bed and reached his arm out to grab my hand and I jumped out of his way. He got out of bed and tried to pull the door closed because he hadn't closed it. I ran over to the door and slung it open! I ran out of his room. I said to him "I have something to give you." He followed me to the hallway not touching me, but following behind me. Without warning, I threw him on the floor on his back. I sat on top of him like one would do when you give CPR to someone. Then I said, "If you let me, I have something to give you". Then he looked at me with shock and with wide-opened eyes just staring at me very strongly. I said to him "If you would, I would like to pray for your heart because I know God has something he wants to give you and it will change you and transform you and you will never be the same man again. Can I lay my hands on you and pray for your heart? Then I saw my hand, my right hand touch his heart. He was absolutely still while I was talking to him and speaking to him about God. He receives what I was saying as I laid my hand over his heart. I could feel the power of God's Spirit go into him. It was like a key went into his heart, the chamber of his heart, and unlocked it. The most interesting thing about this encounter was that I had read an article, "The Gospel through the Keyhole by Echoes of Grace " just before going to bed. In all, I had been asleep less than 30 minutes before I had this dream and woke up and wrote it down. The Gospel through the Keyhole From Echoes of Grace, From Born Again Lock Heng, a young native of Malaya, was a member of the Penang Flying Club. When war came to the Malay Peninsula, he and other members of the Club were mobilized in an Auxiliary Flying Corps which operated against the Japanese. When Singapore fell to the Japs, these native airmen were sent back to their homes. But the Japanese intelligence department eventually led to their arrest and solitary imprisonment. Once in prison, it was not long before Lock Heng found that the man in the next cell was one of his old comrades. This neighbor soon devised a simple but highly efficient system of communication between the two. It consisted of tapping messages at the keyhole of the door separating the two cells—using Morse code. Arrangements were made to hold daily chats when no sentry was near. One day Lock Heng's friend signaled to the effect that he was feeling depressed and did not want to talk. Now, it should be told, that although Lock Heng was a man of up-to-date interests, he was also a true Christian, so his coded reply to his "depressed" friend was: "If depressed pray to God." Answer: "I don't know what you mean. How can I pray in this place to whom shall I pray?" Lock Heng's Answer: "Pray to the God of heaven in the name of Jesus Christ. Just tell Him what you feel. He will understand." Reply: "I do not know how. Please teach me to pray." So the young Christian taught his friend a simple prayer. Then little by little, he tapped out with his fingers the key whole God's way of salvation. God did not shake the prison as He did in the days of Paul and Silas Acts, 16:26 "And suddenly there was a great earthquake so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.", but by the same mighty power, he caused the light of the gospel to enter that poor prisoner's conscience and heart. And the day came when within those terrible prison walls he accepted Christ as his Savior. He had found Him through the keyhole! In answer to many prayers, after some months, the release came. The day before their liberation a native preacher addressing his congregation used as his text the following verse: Joshua 3:5 "And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you." The keyhole speaks of (a narrow place of entry.) We can pray through the keyhole, the small opening God makes for us, we all can work the works of Christ through that small opening. The translation in Latin of the keyhole is A small passage or opening in a cave, which is round above and narrow below. To sum it all up: Be willing to go through a narrow place of entry to get the message of Christ to those in need. We all must go through the narrow place of fire (being rescued from sin to a place of deliverance (our deliverer our savior, our salvation- Jesus. ( We must make sure we go through the small opening (the narrow passage) ourselves so that we are not seen but he is. Hidden here revealed there.
In his habitation, there is an open heaven, a door set before us. His Billows roll over me, they escape me no more. I turn and He's there. I press my face against my pillow and He's there. His billows have found me. His waves of love crash over me. I ascend. My feet grip the ripples of his billows. They are like steps ascending upwards. I have no more strength in me to move, His love carries me now. His love takes my breath away. A place of rest and security if we will dwell there. In the secret place, God calls us up to be revealed there among the stars. We are invited to the courtrooms of heaven. We have gained access to the realms of his presence. When we are completely aligned and convergence has taken place we are aligned in his Spirit to go up and experience the secrets of the Lord, the seven Spirits of God are revealed in all their glory. We know who we are and know what it is that we are destined to do on Earth. We understand that the Spirit rests on us just like the Spirit
rested on Jesus at the beginning of his early ministry. We see Jesus Immediately coming up out of the water; he saw the heavens opening and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him. The Dove represents to me open heaven and access to the Father. Come to the cleft of the rock. It is where you will find your habitation. Rest and receive therefrom his breast. Abide in the transforming power of his spirit. Receive the fullness from his breast. It is there that you’ll find your innocence. You will discover it never left you! Return to your innocence and drink. You've been found in him. Your lover Jesus Messiah is waiting at the lock of the door. The keyhole of the door is turning into you. An opened door and opened heaven has formed over your life. Look and behold the Hey. Cleft dwellers and cave dwellers are those that have allowed Yeshua to heal them and set their wings free, gliding on the patterns of the wind. Cleft dwellers are those that have found their rest, their nest in him. Where there is rest there is open heaven waiting to be revealed. You were there all along. Come to the cleft of the rock, it’s where you’ll find your habitation. Rest and receive therefrom this breast. Abide in the transforming power of his spirit. Receive the fullness from his breast. It’s there that you’ll find your innocence. You’ll discover it never left you. Return to your innocence and drink. You’ve been founding him. Your lover Jesus messiah is waiting at the lock of the Door. You are the key that opens the door. An opened door and opened heaven has formed over your life. Look and behold the Hey. Cleft dwellers and cave dwellers are those that have allowed Yeshua to heal them and set their wings free, gliding on the patterns of the wind. Cleft dwellers are those that have found their rest, their nest in him. Where there is rest there is open heaven waiting to be revealed. You were there all along. As a Carrier Dove, you are trained as a mission carrier or a missionary. You know you have one mission and one mission alone. Whether in hardships, trials, destruction all of the sorts, persecutions, accusations- in all that we rejoice. Enjoy this story of the Dove that saved a troop of men receiving friendly and opposing fire-this Carrier Dove knew her mission and knew it well There's a great story of a carrier Dove named Cher Ami: The Pigeon That Saved the Lost Battalion Look it up on youtube
There’s a story behind this sketch. It’s too personal to tell it all, but I felt led to post this sketch of JESUS and speak about a portion of it because of Good Friday today. It was 1994. I’d been born again a couple of years. I was very tender, and broken. I had asked Jesus one evening if I could see HIS face. Then in the middle of the night, I saw HiM, but only from HIS SIDE! —watch the prophetic language I use— —- you will see HIS prophetic face—— The encounter I had was so impactful it was like my heart took a photograph of HIM- HE was imprinted on me. The face of JESUS I saw, was SIMPLE! His skin, although, was translucent/transparent like crystal clear WATER. I could see his eyes- they were very dark brown. I would say, maybe, even dark as the NIGHT, or a well! His nose was thin, and straight as a HIGHWAY set as flint! His forehead was hard like a SMOOTH STONE, and his lips were thin as a SCARLET THREAD. I remember his hair it was very curly- similar to lamb’s wool curls- but pretty long resting at his shoulders. His hair was dark as EBONY. My eyes were fixed on him! I couldn’t move. This was no ordinary-looking man. In fact, I would say in comparison to the way humans look now, he LOOKED NOTHING like us! So I wrote the first portion of this post yesterday. Today is Saturday. The Lord told me to go back and revisit the post again. As I read it again I saw something connecting. Maybe, in my brokenness what I saw was a reflection-picture of my redeemer ( what I received when I was forgiven) it’s like a roadmap to him! My view of HIM was from ( HIS SIDE) I saw Him from a side view. He did the work. All I had to do was just SIMPLY believe! He’s not complicated. The gospels are not complicated! I saw the WELL - His Face! - And from that impression, I drew from HiS EYE-THE WELL of living water. His eyes found me in my darkness and drew me into HIS DEEP. Deep calls to deep at the sound of thy waterfalls!! Ps 42 And from that encounter, I was able to sketch or draw him. His straight nose ( narrow- thin- long) put me on his highway - the highway of Holiness where no ignorant or foolish wander. Wahoo! I’m undone! I’m just seeing this ( roadmap) for the first time myself! Okay! Let’s keep going!! Oh wow! This one got me!! The smooth stone and the scarlet thread prophetically speak he’s given me his word - his head- his authority lips - the mouth -speaking His word taking down mountains! Like King David’s SMOOTH STONE-David’s stone ( the WORD) took DOWN mountains ((Goliaths)) before Him! 1 Samuel 40 And David took his staff in his hand, selected five smooth stones from the brook, and put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag. And with his sling in hand, he approached the Philistine. 48 As the Philistine started forward to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him. 49 Then David reached into his bag, took out a stone, and slung it, striking the Philistine on the forehead. The stone sank into his forehead, and he fell facedown on the ground. I’m not finished! His hair!! His HAIR was so black and youthful. I believe it related to me being young in the Lord. There was something about his curls that stood out. They were perfect. Every lock of hair had a place. No frizz! It resembled a long staircase. Each row was perfect in symmetry. We are made perfect! His work is done. He’s taken the stumbling stones out of the way! I feel his hair represented to me: as we ascend up his staircase ( head- mountain) we are clothed with His Glory. Song of Solomon 6:5 Your hair is like [the shimmering black fleece of] a flock of [Arabian] goats That have descended from Mount Gilead. My response to him giving all this to me is: I will praise the Lord in His sanctuary. What I’ve just described to you in this testimony is an Alter. By the Lord giving me his face he gave me an understanding of how to approach HIS THRONE! By HIM I Ascend to the mountain of PRAISE! When I AM in HIM HE possesses ME!! HE possesses ALL my PRAISE! He possesses my TONGUE! My TONGUE NOW is set up as an ALTER! Hebrews 13:15-16. Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. Romans 12:1. “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God ... If he has my TONGUE he has all of ME!! If He has my tongue, then He has my heart!! Proverbs 21 1 The king’s heart is a waterway in the hand of the LORD; He directs it where He pleases. Isaiah 53:2 (NASB) For He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, And like a root out of the parched ground; He has no stately form or majesty That we should look upon Him, Nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him. …… because these things are found in the SECRET place of the STAIRS! “O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely. Songs of Solomon 2:14