A PLACE OF NOT KNOWING – THE HIGH WAY OF 120
We are in a new season and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit is significant. Over the course of a few months I have experienced some things (including three dreams) that I believe are relevant and timely to many in the Body of Christ.
THE FIRST TWO DREAMS:
The night of 11/2/22, I had two dreams, and in both of them I heard very clearly, “The next 100 days are critical.” I sought the Lord about what that meant but that’s all He said. So I pressed into it as a personal word for myself.
During the 100 day period there was much introspection and a new consecration – a purging of old mindsets, examining more closely how I spent my time, etc. God put His finger on a very (seemingly) small thing that was not sin but He was saying to give it up. The Lord has indicated I am not to share what that is because He wants others to seek Him about their own specific areas. I believe that the 100 days He spoke of represent a period of consecration.
After I was obedient in the “small” thing, there was a paradigm shift as prophetic markers in my life began to line up and doors of destiny opened. I had many prophetic dreams and visions showing things to come. The Holy Spirit began to move in a much greater way. I saw the manifestation of words He had given me for 5783 and 2023: 1) Converging for Coalescing, and 2) An Abundant Supply of the Holy Spirit.
One of these occurrences happened at a conference February 4 where I was speaking. At the end I felt led to call for those willing to enter a new consecration and baptism of fire. Nearly every person came for prayer and the Holy Spirit moved mightily, with many manifestations of His presence. This is happening in both of our house churches also but it is not limited; fires of revival are springing up throughout the nation(s). There is a hunger for the presence of the Lord and the Holy Spirit is moving powerfully!
Why am I sharing all this? I see a thread…being obedient in the seemingly “small” thing opens the door to greater things. Is there something He is putting His finger on that you have been ignoring? Are you willing to stay in the place of not “knowing” and trust Him with the outcome? We have shifted into a season where the Holy Spirit is moving mightily and is available to those who obedient to His leading. Whatever He is putting His finger on, do it! “His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do [it].”” (Jn. 2:5 NKJV)
The 100th day was February 10 and I had multiple dreams that night. One was short but very profound, and clearly revealed to me that the 100 days of consecration led to the Highway 120 – the Heavenly High Way.
THE THIRD DREAM:
I was with another woman (who I don’t know in real life) and we were traveling in a car. We didn’t know our specific destination but were led by the Holy Spirit to drive east. We had no map or navigational system. The road we traveled on was a two-lane road lined with beautiful trees creating a canopy of shade. At one point we saw a little country store and stopped to ask the owner where we were, as there were no signs along the road. He said it was Highway 120, and there would be no signs, but that if we stayed on it and kept moving forward we would reach our destination.
We arrived in one day’s travel and were led to another woman’s house to minister. She showed us the room where we would stay while there. I noticed that I had opinions about the woman and the home, but I immediately let them go and let the Holy Spirit lead.
At dusk I walked out to the ocean and gazed in wonder at the expanse of the heavens and the waters at my feet. I was profoundly moved as I thought about all that had happened: travelling the whole distance from California to the east coast in one day, on backroads with no traffic, no worry about provision, completely led by the Holy Spirit. I was very aware of the presence of God and the holiness of the moment and I stepped into the water. I woke up.
INTERPRETATION: There are many symbols in this dream that have to do with the new day we are in, and the way the Lord wants us to walk in it.
The Unknown: Much of the dream depicted operating from a place of “not knowing.” I didn’t know the woman, our destination was unknown, and we didn’t know where the provision would come from.
Woman in the Bible represents the church (Eph. 5:23-32; 2 Cor. 11:2; Rev. 19:7-8; Rev. 21:2).
Two is the number of witness and testimony (1 Tim. 5:19; Matt. 18:19-20), and Jesus sent the disciples out two by two, without provision (Mk. 6:7-10).
Trees represent life and growth (Ps. 1). In the dream I perceived the trees were God’s covering. He provided a canopy of shade and protection (Ps. 91). There was the sense of being hidden away from the world, and also not being able to see far ahead so that we stayed in the moment, in His presence and leading.
Provision – We had no need to worry for our provision in the dream. Our needs were taken care of as we moved forward (1 Kings 17:4-6; Mk. 6:7-10).
“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” (Mat 6:33 KJV)
One day – Travelling in one day the length of the United States indicates when we are operating from the heavenly realm (fully led by the Holy Spirit of God), we are outside of, and not constrained by, time. (Is. 66:8; Joshua 10:13; 2 Pet. 3:8)
Dusk/Evening – In God’s time clock, evening represents the new day (Gen. 1:5).
Water represents life (Rev. 7:17, 22:17), birth of the Spirit (John 7:38), baptism (Lk. 3:16) and spiritual depth (Ez. 47).
120 – In Kevin J. Conner’s book, “Interpreting the Symbols and Types,” he states that the number 120 represents moving out of the age of the flesh and into the age of the spirit. There are many Biblical passages revealing the significance of the number 120; I will only touch on those most relevant to the dream.
120 priests were appointed to blow the trumpets when the Ark of the Covenant (symbolizing God’s presence) was brought to Jerusalem. As the priests and the singers worshiped with one sound, a cloud of the Presence of the Glory of God descended upon them so heavily they could no longer minister (2 Chron 5:11-14).
120 disciples were gathered in the Upper Room waiting for the promise of the Father (as Jesus had directed in Lk. 24:49). As they were praising and praying in one accord, the Holy Spirit fell as tongues of fire on each of them and they received the baptism of the Holy Spirit and His empowering (Acts 1:8, 2:1-4).
The word power in the original text is dunamis. It is found 120 times in the original text of the New Testament, according to biblestudy.org!
Last, but not least, I was amazed to learn that one globule of blood lives 120 days (Stanford Blood Center and other sources). There is life in the blood (Lev. 17:11, Jn. 6:53-54), and a better covenant in the blood of Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 11:25; Heb. 7:22, 8:6, 12:24). Through the perfect, sinless, spotless, shed blood of Christ, we receive forgiveness of sin, reconciliation to the Father, and the indwelling Holy Spirit that enables us to hear God and be led by His Holy Spirit into all that He has destined for our lives!
God is calling us to step out in faith onto the 120 High Way. Lay hold of the Holy Spirit’s supply and walk in full obedience to His leading! The “small” thing may be the one thing that opens the door to great things. He is calling us out into the unknown just as he did with Abraham. We don’t know where we’re going but we know Who is calling us.
It’s not about how hard we try, using our own reasoning and how we think it should look. Are you willing to let go of control and stay in a place of not “knowing?” Are you willing to lay an axe to the self-oriented way of thinking – our plans, our desires, our thoughts, even how we view other people and situations? Paul says we are to know no one after the flesh, but by the Spirit.
“From now on, then, we do not know anyone from a worldly perspective. Even if we have known Christ from a worldly perspective, yet now we no longer know him in this way. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, and see, the new has come!” (2 Cor. 5:16-17 CSB)
There is a fresh baptism of the Holy Spirit upon us, consecration unto consummation, to make Christ LORD of all in our lives. We need the fire of the Holy Spirit to purge us of unholy desires – any way of life or thinking that is contrary to the truth that we are set apart for Him. If you truly desire to live for Christ, you can receive this baptism of fire right now, where you are –- ask Jesus and watch Holy Spirit move!
“John answered, saying unto [them] all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:” (Lk. 3:16, KJV)
I hear the Lord say, “I am drawing, can you hear Me calling? I am calling you into the new, will you, by My Spirit, hear and do? Let go of all you think you know and I will reveal the way you should go. Leave the old behind and seek My face, all your fears will be erased. Abide until there is no longer a trace of desire for the lesser that you have embraced. Yes, it will be unfamiliar and strange, but every step I will arrange when by My Spirit you engage. I will supply your every need when it is My voice that you heed and by My Spirit you let Me lead. Be aligned to My timing and My design, and divine appointments I will assign. It is only when fully to Me you yield, that My authority and power you will wield, and you will have the treasure hidden in the field.”
“”Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” (Mat 13:44 NKJV)
February 22, 2023 @ 6:56 am
Great word…thank you! We are experiencing greater moves of God in our church, in our weekly women’s worship and war. We are just trying to move by the Holy Spirit. To create an atmosphere and host his presence.
Deborah from Oklahoma
February 22, 2023 @ 2:25 pm
I too have been feeling the call to consecration – to walk on the Highway of Holiness (Isaiah 35:8). Some days, His Presence is so strong, I feel at a loss as to what to do and I’m undone! And I’ve realized, I don’t always need to DO anything other than receive Him and spend time with Him! What a privilege to live in this hour!
Thank you for sharing this word! Whether we realize it or not, I’m seeing more and more that His remnant are all on the same journey right now, just the details look different! He is preparing His remnant for the approaching manifestation of His Glory! And as you rightly pointed out, are we willing to follow and obey, not knowing what’s going on or what’s going to happen, but knowing that it’s like nothing we have ever seen!
God bless you!
P.S. There is a natural highway 120 that runs through a small part of Yosemite.
February 23, 2023 @ 9:11 am
Thank you Alane for sharing this beautiful word, it is very inspiring and encouraging!