“That was the most amazing sight I have ever seen!” I thought to myself in wonder. The sun was just peaking over the horizon, I was just waking up, and God had just given me a dream.
In the dream I awoke at a time that I thought would be perfect for a quiet time, 4:44 am. I got up and started getting ready before I realized that the clock read 12:44, just a bit past midnight. I wasn’t tired so decided to stay up. Soon all my children were awake as well, and we enjoyed the unusual night, reading books together. After a short time the sun was up, even though it was the middle of the night. I went outside, heading into a forest to attend a prayer meeting, but before I reached the gathering, I realized that there was something I needed to do back at my house. I walked back into a clearing and I saw the most amazing rainbow in the azure sky. Its colors where much deeper and more solid than a normal rainbow, and instead of making an arch across the sky, it twisted and turned like a ribbon. I realized that the rainbow was somewhat solid, made from clouds. I rushed back to the prayer group, excited to tell them to look to the sky. They had already seen the unique ribbon of colors, because it had threaded itself through the branches of a nearby tree and spilled out towards the ground. As the magnificent cloud reached me, I noticed that it had lost its color and had dissipated, rather like fog when you walk through it. I walked back to the clearing and the sky had turned black with an approaching storm. Yet the rainbow ribbon was brighter than ever, with the deepest reds and blues and purples I had ever seen.
It was then that I awoke and thought, “That was the most amazing sight I have ever seen!”
As I got ready in the bathroom, I looked up at my mirror and saw the pages that I had taped there. These were important quotes and scriptures that I wanted to memorize. The first one I read was a quote from David Lebo from a prophecy he gave in 2019 titled “I am Setting My Eagles Free.”
“My eagles are soaring in this time. You will be caught up in a perpetual, never-ending state of soaring on wings like an eagle in the reality of Isaiah 40…You will not fear the storms in your life. An excitement will arise within you when you see the storms clouds begin to form.”
I did feel excitement when I had seen the black sky in my dream. I read another quote, this one from Rick Joyner from a recent Word of the Week.
“It has been said that the EAGLE may be the only creature in nature that actually likes STORMS. They have learned that if they approach a contrary wind at the proper angle, it will carry them HIGHER.”
I was reminded of another dream I had back in October.
I was working in the kitchen in a large facility that seemed to be hosting a conference. Rick Joyner rushed through the kitchen on his way to somewhere important when he stopped and looked at me.
“You are a good dishwasher. You deserve a raise!”
At the time I was disappointed when I awoke from that dream. Rick Joyner has been a kind of spiritual father to me, discipling me through his books and his videos. Yet a father would see my true identity. I was NOT a dishwasher!
As I remembered this dream again I realized the important part of the dream.
“YOU DESERVE A RAISE!”
Perhaps that was just God’s way of saying, “If approach the storms in your life in the right way, I will take you higher. I AM going to RAISE you up in this time. I will take you to the next level.”
This is a word for the entire church, not just me.
The black storm clouds have filled the sky. Yet the rainbow (promises of God) made of clouds (His presence) are more visible and more stunning than we have ever know before. If we believe Him, we are living in His promises all the time.
As a child I would love to run out into my yard when it was a foggy morning. The thought of being inside a cloud was fascinating to me. However, when I ran toward a solid looking patch of fog, it would seem to disappear when I got there. Sometimes the promises of God can be like that. They are surrounding us, but we can’t see them. In my dream I was able to take in a panoramic view of this mysterious rainbow when I stepped into the clearing. I think this season of quarantine is like taking a step back to get a better view.
Let’s open our eyes while we have the chance, while all “non-essential” activities are canceled and our routines are interrupted. Let’s turn off the TV and put our phones away and turn towards the Lord! Worship Him! Sing to Him! Wait on Him!