I had a dream with you in it! I knew, even while dreaming the dream, that the dream was from the Lord. In the dream there was a very large house. It was similar to a castle or a fortress; therefore, I would interpret it as "kingdom."
It was very clear in this dream that we must have the heart of the King in order to fulfill destiny.
In my dream, the fortress had many different rooms. As believers, we were searching for divine direction to accomplish and fulfill destiny. As we, as the redeemed (full of light), would enter into each room, the room would immediately light up! Yet, though we were in the room we were unable to locate the door to the next room (our next step toward fulfilling destiny). Suddenly, Jesus would appear by the door (after all, He is the door) and looked at us, the body, and said, "This is the way." We went through this type of situation in every room.
My dream ended with my realizing that each intersection had a new door of entrance. At each entrance, the leaders in the body of Christ would go first, and others who served in the kingdom followed. I remember telling those who followed behind to be sure and go through this entrance together and not "lag behind."
Timing Was Extremely Important
The leaders would spearhead the way—but they were only empowered to do so as they followed Jesus, the captain of the Host! It was increasingly clear that we must all completely rely on and lean on Jesus for His directives. Leaning on Jesus has been a Christian cliche for years. It is not to be considered a passive term any longer. In Song of Solomon 8:5, it speaks of one who comes up from out of the wilderness—"leaning on her beloved." The word lean is the Hebrew word which actually means "to recline." However we, as believers, also know that we must labor to enter into rest.
I'm sure that many of you can relate to me when I say that I feel I have been through a wilderness experience and that it is time to come out of that wilderness. However, just as Solomon wrote ... we come out "leaning" and "reclining" on Him. This means being completely dependent upon Him and His direction. Having faith in this season for great breakthrough involves spiritual warfare which seems like anything but resting and reclining, however, we must remember that Jesus has already won the victory!
There are two important areas of great significance that I believe are keys for the season ahead:
1. That we must break through religious mindsets for the new season.
2. This is a season where the leaders will be led with new instruction, but also—and this is very important—the Aarons and Hurs will hold up the arms of their leaders.
Now, I am fully aware that many of God's chosen have been serving their leaders faithfully. However, in this season, there is a fresh breath of life being released from God's throne to empower everyone called as an Aaron and a Hur! I believe that God is even calling forth Aarons and Hurs to hold up other Aarons and Hurs! This is because many have been weary and under demonic assignment, causing fatigue and even passivity due to physical and spiritual exhaustion.
In my book, Destiny Thieves: Defeat Seducing Spirits and Achieve Your Purpose in God, I discuss both of these keys in great length. We are living in very perilous times. There are various forms of seducing spirits that will rise up and attempt to steal destiny. I specifically discuss the "Amalekite spirit" that attacks those in the camp who are weak and feeble.
In my travels and communications with other leaders in the body of Christ, I notice the weariness many are feeling. The Amalekites were known to specifically wait behind a moving camp and prey upon those who lagged behind for one reason or another. Their goal was to take the stragglers captive as slaves or murder them and plunder their goods. Dear ones, whether ill or moving slowly from loss of vision, we need to be aware there is an evil spirit desiring to take us captive!
The Aarons and Hurs
If you remember, it was Aaron and Hur who held up the arms of Moses as the Israelites fought against the Amalekites. You can read the entire story in Exodus 17. As you may recall, Israel was at war with the Amalekites, and as long as Moses held out the rod so all could see, the warriors became encouraged and would rise up with great faith for victory. Moses' arms grew weary and his arms began to fall to the point that Israel could no longer see the rod extended. Therefore, the battle would turn in the favor of the enemy if they could not see Moses extending the rod!
Again—and it is important to visualize this—as long as Aaron and Hur held up Moses' arms, the Israelites would gain an upper hand in battle. When Moses' arms were weary from holding up the rod, the Amalekites would rise up with greater courage. Saints, what does this tell us?
First, that there are many leaders who need the Aarons and Hurs to rise up and hold up their arms. And secondly, this tells us today that many in the body who are called to hold up the arms of their leaders are under an evil assignment by the enemy. The enemy would like nothing better than to destroy those who are called to serve.
Please keep in mind that a leader in the body of Christ is not limited to a five-fold minister. A leader might be a Sunday school teacher, a praise team leader or a leader of any type of team. I also want to include marketplace ministers as part of God's leadership team. One mindset that we must overcome is to believe that someone needs a pulpit in order to "lead" someone to Christ! (Now, leading someone to Christ, that's what I call a leader!)
Doors of Opportunity
There are many doors of opportunity that are opening to us. This was part of my dream. The leaders need to lean more to Jesus for direction, but they must also have the Aarons and Hurs following them and encouraging them. These doors of opportunity could and very well may oppose religious doctrines and religious mindsets! We must be willing to allow the Lord to breathe afresh upon His Word and be expecting fresh revelation.
Saints, yesterday's revelation will be breathed upon again to empower us for the season ahead! To believe that we "know it all" and "understand it all" right now is to remove ourselves from under the cloud of His glory!
It has always been amazing to me how much people desire to protect their doctrine, especially if it opposes a move of God. It is this author's belief that my being "right" about something is not as nearly important as my doing the "right" thing for now. This means I must let go of what I "think" I know and be willing for the Holy Spirit to teach me something a little differently (maybe a lot different!). Either way, my connection to my destiny lies in complete surrender to Him.
Don't allow a door of opportunity to pass you by! Be determined to go through the door that is planned for your future. Be willing to learn something new, go a different route, and enjoy new scenery along the way. He has His very best planned for you!
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart" Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)
Allow me to pray for you: Father God, I want to specifically pray for every leader in the body of Christ and the Aarons and Hurs who are called to serve the body. I pray divine protection over each of them and that every plan You have for their lives would be fulfilled. I take authority over the Amalekite spirit and all religious spirits that would attempt to rob divine destiny. Lord, I pray that every door of opportunity will be accessed by each believer. Lord, continually remind us that we need to seek Your face and to hold You reverently in our hearts. I ask that the Holy Spirit would begin to speak clear directives to all who serve You in kingdom purpose. In the name of Jesus, Amen!