This generation is being trained for battle; this is a battle like no other; in this battle God’s ultimate love Will Be Displayed. This generation stands with sword (Word of God) in hand, and the generation before is testing the blade; testing that they are equipped and ready to wield the very weapon that they carry; the sword. This generation will wield their weapon with skill and ease, they will exercise authority and influence effectively.
Wield= To Handle, with skill and ease; to exercise (authority and influence) effectively
To exert or maintain (power and authority)
To Govern; to rule; to KEEP
To change or possess
To use with FULL COMMAND; or power
Sword= (The Bible; word of God) Piercing the soul of man, to release freedom
Ephesians 6:17 and take the helmet of salvation and the sword that the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God. Awesome the sword; the weapon that is discerned of thoughts and intents of the heart, and sees deep= transparency.
Hebrews 4:12 For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart.
The Bride and the generation are wearing combat boots, ready to march, and the bride has positioned her boot fixed with authority on the world as a lamppost.
Matthew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven”
There is then a stone path coming from the lamp post leading to the gazebo.
Stone path= resiliency, conviction and power, all concepts of hard truth; truth that can no longer be denied. Leading into a place of reflection and rest, yet in this place one can see in every direction, and can comfortably rest while keeping watch, beneath the Almond Tree.
Almond Tree= wakeful hastening; divine approval Jeremiah 1:11-12
Springing up along the path is dandelion’s (I myself have recently found a new appreciation for dandelion’s, with their simplicity, and their many healing, healthy qualities) Dandelions= are representative of the Passion of Christ, and to stop and give thought of these; many consider them an annoyance when they spring up in a lush green lawn. Just as Christ is considered to many as an annoyance in their lives of lush and lavish worldly ideas, HUM?
Another note of the Dandelion; when the precious little flower goes to seed, it is carried with the wind (Holy Spirit) and takes root where it will; Thank You Jesus.
The white clouds= represent glory, revival.
Last but not least and truly the lord did not have me to draw them till the end is: Lavender= lavender is not found in the bible, because then it was known as spikenard, of which was an ingredient used to wash and anoint the feet of Jesus in Luke 7:36-50 that in and of itself is powerful in word and deed.
Thus Lavender in the history and symbolism is= representative of anointing, devotion, with an aroma unmistakable; so as they stand in, anointing and devotion with an aroma unmistakable.
I finish in tears of how Awesome and magnificent is OUR GOD!
Written in August 2012