Snow and Breakthrough
The Lord has prompted me to share a dream and a word he gave me yesterday for your encouragement……
I was standing at the front door of a house made of stone, the door was wide open and there were many children happily playing inside and outside this house. The strange thing about it was that everything was covered in thick snow – inside and out, and it looked glorious and pure, and the sight of the very unseasonal and unexpected snow made us all so childlike and joyful.
He also told me to read Micah 2:12 & 13…….
12 I will surely gather all of you, O Jacob; I will surely collect the remnant of Israel. I will bring them together like sheep in a fold, like a flock in the midst of their pasture. They shall swarm with men and hum with much noise.
13 The Breaker [the Messiah] will go up before them. They will break through, pass in through the gate and go out through it, and their King will pass on before them, the Lord at their head.
He showed me that so many of His people have long been in a season of trials and testings and deep hard places causing much discouragement and angst, but that none of these trials brought on by the enemy would go to waste (Father God is THE Master Creator…and will carefully weave everything thrown at His beloved, by turning it around into an eventual masterpiece).
You see the ‘stone’ house I saw in the dream represented His ‘living stones’ (church -as in 1Peter 2:5) and the children happily playing inside and out were so joyful because they had been through a long season of purification as represented by the unexpected and unseasonal snow covering everything, making the whole house inside and out look and feel stunningly clean and fresh, and delightfully pure. The snowfall season was by then complete, and the long-awaited time for breakthrough had commenced!!
Okay – what does purity look like…….and what’s the connection with breakthrough ……
He showed me that a broken open heart seeks a Saviour, and only there with Jesus, shall a divine exchange take place, our brokenness for His Life, His joy, His Holy Spirit. In this is purity – this is not a ‘one off’ event, but a lifestyle of intentionally opening and yielding our hearts and our brokenness to Him.
I saw a broken jar that allowed the costly precious contents to spill out and be generously poured upon Jesus, filling the whole house with it’s glorious fragrance.
Purity is that choice to freely give Him what is dear to us, and allow Him to choose the outcome.
Purity is trust, even when it’s dark and there is no understanding, and you may even give up for a time, but His Spirit woos you back to surrender the broken pieces to the One who alone knows you completely.
It’s obedience to His promptings and the desire to please Him above all else.
All this is a work of the Holy Spirit, for true breakthrough begins in the heart . (blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God – Matt 5:8).
As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater
Rest assured, breakthroughs are coming – along with this dream and word I recently experienced an almost overwhelming excitement in my spirit, which seemed to be actually leaping with a joy that woke me up and kept me awake for hours. At the same time the words kept emanating from my spirit – breakthrough is coming, over and over!! It was wonderful, but I was so weary and eventually just wanted to get back to sleep, and was only able to do so after I finally declared out loud – “In Jesus name I declare and proclaim that BREAKTHROUGH is coming, breakthrough is coming for Your people”!!
Jesus is the BREAKER and He will break open the way before us – we cannot break open the way, only He can, and we will be ready and prepared to follow Him through into all He has prepared for us. So continue to trust and rest in Him knowing that He has your current season well in His hands.