I had a dream recently and knew upon awakening that it was from God. Holy Spirit immediately began speaking to me, revealing some things that are necessary for the Body of Christ at this time to move forward in proper alignment and wisdom.
In the dream, Billie Alexander (Apostolic Leader of Limitless Realms International Ministries and one of my spiritual mother/mentors) was seated at a table on which was a candle. The room was completely dark; the only source of light was the candle. The candle was positioned in a square holder. Billie was holding a glass case that was to be placed on top of the base. The case was four-sided and welded together with gold.
Billie was struggling trying to fit the case onto the base. There were ridges to hold it, but the case would not fit. I heard, “Wisdom speaks.” Billie immediately knew that the case was upside down and had to be turned, as “the head was not at the top.” She turned it, and it fit in place perfectly.
The scene shifted and Billie was no longer present. There were now eight candles in the dark room, all identical to the first. I woke up.
Repositioning and Realigning
Immediately I began hearing the Lord say, “What will seem to be right is actually upside down. You are not looking at things correctly; your viewpoint must be the Head (Christ) at the top. For what is positioned at the top, given first place in your mind and heart, will create your viewpoint. You must hold fast the Head.”
“and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase [that is] from God.” (Col.2:19 NKJV)
I heard, “I am repositioning and realigning, in accordance with My designing. There will be a new fitting for proper alignment. Many are out of alignment and I am bringing a shift to My people, for My Headship is necessary in the days to come for wisdom and revelation to flow properly. Wisdom is the principal thing. I am forming a people rightly aligned to My Headship, positioning together by My Spirit to bring forth the new move of My glory.
“Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, [even] the hidden [wisdom], which God ordained before the world unto our glory:” (1Co 2:6-7 KJV)
The Spirit of Wisdom is pouring out upon His people to reveal those things that are turned upside down in our personal lives, as well as corporately. What we are seeing in the natural is only a smidgeon of what is happening in the spiritual realm. There are many things that we have seen upside down, but God is showing His people what is upside down in our lives, in our hearts and minds, so that we can properly align to His Headship, His Wisdom and Knowledge, and His Ways that are higher than our ways.
In confirmation, the same night I had this dream, my husband Kerry had an encounter in the middle of the night. While sleeping, he heard by the Spirit of the Lord, “The wisdom that descends not from above is earthly, sensual, devilish.”
“But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but [is] earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife [is], there [is] confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, [and] easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.” (Jas 3:14-17 KJV)
I heard, “There are many that have come into agreement with evil, their wisdom is not of Me I will reveal what has been concealed for the light of My glory to be revealed.”
Transparent and Pure
The clear glass case represents transparency, a vessel pure and emptied of self, so that the world will see Him as He is. We are called to showcase Him to the world. The case was bound and bordered with gold. We are told in 1 Peter 1:7 that our faith is tried as gold so that it will be found unto praise, honor and glory at the appearing of the Lord Jesus. Forged out of Holy Fire, with a Holy Fear of the Lord formed from these trials, brings strength to the framework that can bear up under the weight of His glory as we carry His presence rightly positioned with Him as the Head. We are being formed into the true Church that will display to the principalities and powers the manifold wisdom of God!
I heard the Lord say, “My people – repent and align with Me, stay under My headship and you will be free from all that hinders; My glory carriers you will be. For My wisdom to be seen and known, your heart’s desire must be for Me alone.”
“and to make all see what [is] the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ; to the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly [places],” (Eph 3:9-10 NKJV)
Eight – Coming forth in Resurrection Power for Kingdom Harvest
I felt pressed to seek the Lord about the significance of eight candles. I knew that eight represents new beginnings, but it also represents much more.
Eight represents circumcision (Genesis 17:12), sanctification of the house of the Lord (2 Chron. 9:17), purification (Lev. Chapters 14 and 15), a Holy Convocation (Lev. 23:36). Eight is also the number of days God miraculously provided pure oil for the Maccabees to rededicate the temple after the revolt against their oppressors.
We are the candles of the Lord in these days, carrying His light to the world as we remain filled with His oil. The Spirit of the Lord is drawing His Body into a time of continual rededication of our temples (our bodies being temples of the Holy Spirit) – so that we can be fitted together as a Holy dwelling place in the Spirit.
“Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner[stone], in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.” (Eph 2:19-22 NKJV)
Eight also speaks of the Transfiguration and Resurrection of Jesus. In Luke chapter 9, we read that eight days after teaching the disciples of His death, resurrection and the cost of discipleship, Jesus took Peter, John and James to the mount to pray, and He was transfigured before them. This is a time to live from the resurrection life that is in us!
Also, in Matthew chapter 28, we are told that on the day after the Sabbath (the eighth day) the angel of the Lord reveals to Mary Magdalene and the other Mary that Jesus was risen from the dead. Scripture also records that Jesus revealed Himself alive eight times after the resurrection.
This is a time to recognize that Jesus is risen, seated at the right hand of the Father, given all authority and power, and that He sends us forth filled with His Spirit to continue His work…placing Him as Head in our hearts and minds, in the forefront of our vision, seeing ourselves seated with Him in heavenly places while going about our business in the earth!
Eight also represents deliverance and new beginnings. 1 Peter 3:20 and 2 Peter 3:5 tells us that eight souls were saved from the great flood that came as judgment on sin, and brought forth the new world. In Luke 17:26, we are told that Jesus said as it was in the days of Noah, so it shall be in the days of the Son of Man.
There are many that are lost and dying in the world and, as in the days of Noah, many mockers and doubters. BUT GOD who is rich in mercy, is preparing His vessels unto glory, that we will showcase Jesus in His Resurrection life to the doubters and mockers. The disciples were shut in for eight days when Jesus appeared in His resurrected body to bring doubting Thomas into a place of faith.
“Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” So he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.” And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace to you!” Then He said to Thomas, “Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand [here], and put [it] into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.” And Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!”” (Jhn 20:24-28 NKJV)
Lights Shining in the Darkness
“Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;” (Phl 2:14-15 KJV)
I heard the Lord say, “Right alignment to My Headship is necessary for protection from the winds of adversity. For a storm is upon you and greater is coming, and the covering of right alignment is necessary to keep the flame from going out. Many are falling down, fainting because of the storms of adversity raging. The enemy desires the flames to go out, but I am raising up a standard against the onslaught of the enemy. My standard is My Holiness, My Headship; your victory will come only from that position.”
“The darkness will increase, and many will not know where they are going for they cannot yet see, hold forth the light of My presence to show them the way. For there are many yet to come forth into My Body… many that you would not believe were I to declare it to you. They are awakening as evil is exposed, they are seeing that what they have supposed has moved them to being to Me opposed. I am revealing that the enemy has been stealing, their minds are reeling and they will soon be kneeling.”
“In the midst of darkness, chaos and confusion, do not fall prey to disillusion, hopelessness is not to be your conclusion; stay under My headship – be in divine union. You will have My Wisdom and you will be able, in the midst of your enemies, to eat from My table. You will be blessed with My goodness, favor and grace, as you hold forth My light in every dark place.”
“Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.” (Psa 23:5 KJV)