I saw a bride, beautiful and spotless, standing in a white room. The brightness of the white struck me, as if she could not have been any more spotless. She was radiant with life and joy. The idea the Spirit raised in me was that she was lacking nothing.
We are called to be such a bride—unified, spotless, and radiant.
We are coming into a season in which unity will produce purity in the church. We will help each other, in our community—our common unity—and through that connection, our purity as a church will be restored.
On February 17, I was resting in the afternoon and suddenly I noticed the smell of mint. I looked around and saw no source for the smell, but when I laid my head back down, the smell of mint returned. I knew it was a prophetic word.
Mint represents freshness, like a fresh breath, and also refreshing. The Lord was showing me that He is about to breathe His fresh breath sending His refreshing life. Times of refreshing are being released into the world. The refreshing mint came twice, which means it is certain and will not be denied. I asked the Lord to reveal more about this refreshing, and I perceived He was showing me that He was about to blow wind in our sails and breathe life back into our dreams and cause those promises that have appeared dead to come to life.
After the Lord showed me this, I saw the eye of an eagle. I was impressed with the thought that the church is going to be given Eagle vision. I looked up information about eagles and found out that eagles have 20/4 vision, which means that they can see the details of an ant crawling on the ground when they are as high up as a ten-story building. This eagle vision symbolizes a greater ability to see in the spirit and perceive all matters at a much greater level of detail and accuracy. An anointing for stronger discernment and accuracy in prophetic ministry is being released.
In the hours of sleepless dark, my mind turns to the days ahead and my spirit awakens. Why is it God so often visits us in the night? When all is calm, we can more easily hear God.
For some it is the silence of the morning, but for me, God is merciful and understands the best way I dwell with Him in the morning, or anybody else for that matter, is through a slow stillness. Stillness is different than silence. To me, stillness is active acute observation of the environment and my place in it while stepping back from any given moment in time. Whatever time of day it comes, stillness gives us opportunity to notice what unseen things are passing by and what unseen things we are part of. By this mechanism, we are able to connect any given moment to the eternal. From this place of calm, peace and deep joy flow.
So perhaps there is a bit of truth in the “Keep Calm and ….” t-shirt and bumpersticker craze that is reflected in Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.” We must first get still or calm to enter into the big messages of life.