“REMEMBER! DO NOT FORGET THAT THE HOUR OF DARKNESS AND DEATH IN YOUR LIFE IS THE MOST CRUCIAL HOUR BEFORE THE VICTORY AND MAJESTY OF GOD TO BE DISPLAYED IN AND THROUGH YOUR LIFE!”
Recently, While cleaning out one of my rooms, I came across two pieces of scrap paper where I had painted a prophetic word from the Lord, not even realising what I was painting until it was finished.
THE CLEFT OF A ROCK
In the first painting, I painted a cleft of a rock face with many layers to the rock. I painted multiple flowers that were deep inside the cleft of the rock, and gradually went outside of the rock face where the sun light was. The flowers that were outside looking at the sun were dying, but as the flowers went deeper into the cleft (the cave where the sun did not shine) they became more colourful, stronger and more alive!
When I looked at this painting afterwards, I heard the spirit of God say, “THE UPSIDE DOWN KINGDOM OF GOD”
UPSIDE DOWN PLANT POT
The other painting on scrap paper was of a plant pot upside down on the ground, and there was a beautiful flower growing out of the water holes at the bottom. After painting this, I stood back and looked; the Lord said again, “THE UPSIDE DOWN KINGDOM OF HEAVEN”
These two pictures go against the natural laws and science of creation. Usually, a flower dies when it has no oxygen or sun light.
A few days ago I saw these paintings again, and the Lord started to speak to me about the upside down kingdom.
Last week during worship at Jubilee church, My daughter handed me a painting she did at school. The painting was of a plant pot with a flower. The flower was made from her hand dipped in green paint, then imprinted onto to plant pot.
Then I saw a lady with a black hoody, and on the front of her hoodie was a white flower. Like darkness surround this white flower. Again, and again the Lord continued to speak to me about Flowers, THE POWER OF DARKNESS, and the power of death before the greatest victories in life.
VISION OF FLOWERS BLOOMING IN DARKNESS
During worship, I closed my eyes and I saw complete darkness all around me. As I sang I felt my spirit go out and around the room. Suddenly, luminescent flowers started to bloom every where, in complete darkness!
I was reminded of all the moments of creation where God creates new life in darkness— A baby in the womb, a seed in the ground, And in the beginning, God said “let there be light” and light was birthed OUT OF DARKNESS. The most beautiful things are formed in a place of darkness, and in hiddenness.
Then I heard Him say, “REMEMBER!! DO NOT FORGET THAT THE HOUR OF DARKNESS AND DEATH IS THE MOST CRUCIAL HOUR BEFORE THE VICTORY AND MAJESTY OF GOD TO BE DISPLAYED IN AND THROUGH ONES LIFE!
During the darkest hours of Jesus’ life were moments of betrayal, abandonment, torment, abuse, and mockery by His enemies, and even His closest friends. Then He died, left to hang dead on a cross. Many thought He was gone, and beyond return. They believed the story of Jesus’ life and legacy was over. The promises of God spoken of and through Jesus, were dead and buried. But little did they know, this moment of darkness and death was CRUCIAL for God’s power to be displayed through the life of Jesus. There was no short cuts, DEALTH WAS NECESSARY for God’s miracle working power to be displayed. A moment of pain, death, and darkness was all to prepare Jesus for THE GREATEST AWAKENING ever seen before!
We see through the history of the bible where a prophet or a mighty man of God needed to die in some way, be hidden for a time, to then be fully awakened and lifted up in God’s glory.
I believe the church is experiencing “AN HOUR OF DARKNESS” An hour of death to all that hinders. This moment should not be wasted or missed! The Lord wants His church to fully embrace the dying of the old life, so once it has finished its work, He can lift us up in glory at the appointed hour!
When the things in your life seem dead and buried, Just REMEMBER WHO HE IS. God is good at removing the things in our lives that hinder us, so we can be fully alive in Christ.
DEATH BEFORE ABUNDANCE
King david endured a long season of death and hiddenness. Then the Lord lifted him up at the right time to live the abundant life he was created for. But the season of death, hiddenness and suffering was necessary to prepare his character for God’s abundance.
Joseph experienced betrayal, and abandonment by His brothers. He was accused of doing wrong by the kings wife. He was sent to prison (a place of hiddenness and death) so the Lord could shine through him in a greater way. I wonder, would he have been the second most powerful man in Egypt next to Pharaoh, where his presence and office caused Israel to leave Canaan and settle in Egypt, without first enduring the time of death and hiddenness?
2 BABY HATCHLINGS
Recently, one morning while dropping my daughter to see her friends; we stepped out of the car and there was a tiny baby hatchling toy. My daughter picked it up to show her friends.
After dropping my daughter off, my son and I went to pickup a cabinet. We opened the doors to look inside and there was another baby hatchling soft toy! My boy picked it up and said WOW! there it is again! Then I sensed the Lord say, “IT’S TIME FOR TRANSFORMATION”
During worship at Jubilee church, I was taken into a vision, and saw many mustard seeds under the ground. It was dark, and there was a sense of WAITING, WONDERING, and a DYING to an old way. Suddenly, the Lord’s power and light fell upon the seeds which gave the sprout SUPERNATURAL STRENGTH to crack open the mustard seed. It was a suddenly moment of victory, a new thing was being awakened in this tiny seed that had never been experienced before. The joy, and excitement I sensed in this moment was like a long awaited dream had been suddenly fulfilled. The feeling of CONFINEMENT, AND HOPELESSNESS was replaced with JOYFUL EXPECTATION OF EXPERIENCING GOD IN A NEW WAY!
“And he told them this parable: “How can I describe God’s kingdom realm? Let me illustrate it with this parable. It is like the mustard seed, the tiniest of all the seeds, yet when it springs up and grows, it becomes the largest plant in the garden. And with so many enormous spreading branches, even birds can nest in its shade.” Mark 4:30-32 TPT
If you feel like the smallest in the world right now, and your circumstances seem impossible to break free from, JUST REMEMBER who the Lord is, and do not forget His promises. For He is about to breathe on you in a NEW WAY to cause you to grow into the strongest tree in your garden.
I believe the Lord is wanting to prepare our hearts RIGHT NOW for our long awaited awakening. There is a RESURRECTION, AND AN REAWAKENING that is about to take place in the lives of those who have been in the place of deep darkness, and in a place of uncertainty of WHO they are, and WHERE they are going.
I hear the Lord say, “Allow expectation to enter your hearts once again! Although you have been waiting, longing, and sensing the darkest night of the soul; Remember WHO I am, and WHO you are.. I am coming to awaken you in a new way, and once I do, you will
understand why the darkness, and hiddenness was crucial for the next season I have been preparing you for. Now position yourselves with joyful expectation for I AM GOOD, and my love for you endures FOREVER!”
IT’S TIME FOR TRANSFORMATION
“And he has taught you to LET GO of the lifestyle of the ancient man, the old SELF-LIFE which was corrupted by sinful and deceitful desires that spring from delusions. NOW IT’S TIME TO BE MADE NEW by every revelation that’s been given to you. And to be TRANSFORMED as you embrace the glorious Christ-within as your NEW LIFE and live in union with him! For GOD HAS RE-CREATED YOU all over again in his perfect righteousness, and you now belong to him in the realm of true holiness.” Ephesians 4:22-24 TPT
“I’ll SAY IT AGAIN, REMEMBER! DO NOT FORGET THAT THE HOUR OF DARKNESS AND DEATH IN YOUR LIFE IS THE MOST CRUCIAL HOUR BEFORE THE VICTORY AND MAJESTY OF GOD TO BE DISPLAYED IN AND THROUGH YOUR LIFE!”