I had a dream two nights ago where I woke up weeping deeply after attending a wake for my mother. The wake was just ending, and I was picking up crumbs from the tables. I saw my youngest son, Joshua, to the side with his wife and they were simply watching and waiting. I was feeling the intense pain that I would never see her again and I realized I could never “go back.” I woke up still weeping.
In the natural, my mother passed away several years ago after battling Alzheimer’s for almost fifteen years. My own grieving process happened years earlier when she lost her memory of us as her family. By the time she physically passed, it was a joyous homegoing and our family was at peace. Personally, I couldn’t relate to this kind of grief in the dream and knew the Lord was showing me a pain that was going to touch many in the body of Christ in this coming time of transition of Holy Spirit upgrades.
We are about to enter a time from which we can never come back. The fact is, we won’t really want to as it will be a manifestation of Kingdom realities that we have long been praying and hoping for. Even so, that which has been familiar and even brought us levels of security is going to drastically change, and we must allow a grieving process as we cross over into the new. As wonderful as the new will be, what we have always known and felt was “home” – will never be the same.
The dream also showed that many of the systems our generation has grown up with have been man-made systems designed to put us in bondage (video with the additional details is below). Our systems of government, finance, health, education, and others, have been infiltrated with demonic agendas and communist overtones. We have been born and bred within a culture that has put our lives in chains – and we haven’t even realized it. We are now at our own “wake” and trying to salvage the crumbs of what we once celebrated.
The reality is that the generation behind us (my son in the dream, Joshua, means “Jesus saves”) is watching and waiting for us to leave these things behind so we can move forward together. Even as we allow the Lord to steer this transition and turn our hearts, we must also allow for the impact these changes will have on our soul and spirit. We are not just waiting for a government to be fixed, a President to be put back in office, or laws to change. Every system in our culture is about to experience a massive shift. The old wineskins are passing away and new wineskins are being formed. We are in a time of pressing and shaking, but we must persevere and not allow our frustrations or grief to sidetrack us from the journey ahead.
Those who are sensitive to the spirit are feeling the pressing from unseen realms and the stress of the unknown. Some are feeling caught in a vice with no sign of relief and made to believe we are losing the fight. And yet – the Lord wants to remind us – it is not our spiritual adversaries putting the pressure on us or the enemies of God that are squeezing us out – NO! It is actually the opposite. It is the Kingdom of our Lord and Savior that is pressing down on the enemies of the King! It’s the weight of the King’s presence and divine authority that is bearing down on the earth and we are feeling the devil’s consternation and contention. His minions have fallen into the trap and there is no way out as deliverance is soon at hand. The prayers and praises of the saints have been at work and heaven’s army is responding.
Know that this pressing is only for a time and the sorrows that come from these major transitions are only temporal. The wine of the Spirit about to be poured out upon the earth has been saved for this time and this hour. It has come at a high cost, but it will carry the fragrance of healing and the aroma of salvation. It will have the power to heal and deliver, to save and to set free. All that has been sacrificed in this season will soon be seen in the light of a greater glory for all to drink from. Prophetic promises will be fulfilled, and long-held dreams will come true as oppression is lifted, and supernatural healing of all kinds breaks out. The greater will outshine the lesser and the joy of heaven’s wine will flow without measure.
“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” (2 Corinthians 4:7-9)
In the (30 min) video below I share my prophetic dream alerting us to the transition from the old to the new; the familiar to the unknown.
For more information on Familiar Spirits, click on these links to previous articles:
DON’T LET A FAMILIAR SPIRIT LIMIT YOUR FUTURE
BREAKING FREE FROM FAMILIAR SPIRITS
LEAVING AND CLEAVING: BREAKING UNHEALTHY SOUL TIES WITH PARENTS