I encourage you not to get frustrated if a dream has to wait and open over time. There may be elements in it that are in process and not yet reachable, but the dream can still be a landmark or confirmation later. One dream I had over 25 years ago just opened to me the first week of September this year. In the dream, Marty and I turned off a major four-lane road onto a dirt road. It led to an old country house. There was an elderly lady sitting in a rocker on the porch. No words were spoken but we knew the old home place was ours and that she had been overseeing it and waiting for us to get there. She was a watchman (angel) guarding our destiny and heritage.
When I got out of the car, there was a wooden fence a few feet from me and a huge bull was standing on the other side of it. He came as close to me as he could get with only two boards separating him and me. He lowered his head and glared at me. My legs felt weak as water. I sensed the bull and I were facing off and I could not cower to his silent bullying. I took a deep breath, crossed my arms to stop the trembling, and I stared into his eyes and said, “I’m not afraid of you.” I turned my back on him, let my breath out slowly and walked away.
There was a bag that was full of seed when we got up to the house. The bag seemed to be moving as though the seeds were active and alive within it. Marty was suddenly urgent to get the seed planted, and I felt compelled to help him. There was a tangible sense of sowing for a specific harvest that would be fruitful and have powerful impact in the future. As the sun set, we ended up in the house, sleeping in a small room, like a parlor off the living room (where the lady now sat). Melissa was also there with us then. I remember thinking she must be part of the ministry call we were realizing in this destined time and place.
The whole dream was an allegory about our family and how our calling and purpose and heritage is pre-destined by God and already in place. However, the dream was a loud message for me personally to keep in mind the potential danger of my strong will (the bull). While I am not to yield in fear of its strength, neither can I ignore it. The bull didn’t just lie down or go away because of that face-off, but neither did it break out of bounds. I’m sure the Lord intended my will to be an asset and would not want it weak or useless, but neither should it be allowed to do damage or dominate my life if I am to walk out the destiny God has planned.
I had never forgotten the dream and often wondered why it did not open in my understanding for so many years. Now I see that timing was the key. Had I squared off with my will at the time of the dream, I would have been determined to conquer it in my own strength. Ironically, that would have built more muscle in the “bull” and beefed-up the problem in the process. Instead, the Holy Spirit has been saving and sanctifying my soul and that strong will for 25 years, and that was the wise way to keep it within necessary boundaries. I am grateful for this understanding now and so very grateful for His faithful tending of my soul.
I pray 2020 becomes the year of clarity and courage to walk into God intersections and see His Kingdom come on earth as in heaven. —Kathy
This is the time to loose your grasp on plan B and take hold, with both hands, of plan A — Father’s original intent for your life. If your answer is hidden, ask God what the right question is in this moment. Ask Him what, in you, might be hindering the answer. Ask Him what you need to know today. He’s got plans for you, He is not into punishing you. His M.O. is all about forgiveness, redemption, relationship, and promotion, all for His glory. Hey, if He tells you it’s simply about timing then it’s really that simple. His timing is perfect. Look at the birth and life of Samuel. Perseverance is key! It’s going to be an amazing time on into next year. Get ready for your answers. –Melissa Gabler
(Melissa is leading worship and speaking at DREAMS VISIONS PROPHECY 2019 which is September 13-15, 2019.)
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Considering scriptural examples, I know I must be willing for God to move me if He sees such a necessity. Sometimes God moves us geographically or with reference to a career or status among our peers. Positioning and timing are high up on God’s list of imperatives (cf.Eph.1:9-10;Gal.4:4-5). There will, no doubt, be need for modifications in our point of reference and our understanding of God’s timing in order to bring the fulfillment of promise. God does not give gifts to be squandered but to bring the fruit forth from our lives that He desires to minister to others.
The faithful God who set the seasons in undeniable order remains on His throne so that His order and purposes will be accomplished in the earth. As certainly as there is a summer that turns into fall and a fall that turns into winter there is One who sits above the machinations of unregenerate, self-serving men. People of faith will, therefore, align themselves with His order and contradict the disorder of faithlessness—step by step and day by day. “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” (Gen.8:22, Amp)
May the Lord cover us, rescue us and keep us from involving ourselves with those who are not intending to operate within the timing of Him who sets the times and works His plans accordingly. May our Lord save us from those who do not desire HIS calendar and those who simply neglect concern over His times. My times are in His Hand and I will not put them in the hands of any other. We need HIM every hour. “My times are in your hand…” (Ps.31:15, NKJV) “Desperate, I throw myself on you: you are my God! Hour by hour I place my days in your hand, safe from the hands out to get me.” (Ps.31:14-15, Msg)
(Melissa) This is the year to loose your grasp on plan B and take hold, with both hands, of plan A – His original intent for your life in 2016. If your answer is hidden, ask God what the right question is in this moment. Ask Him what, in you, might be hindering the answer. Ask Him what you need to know today. He’s got plans for you, He is not into punishing you. His M.O. is all about forgiveness, redemption, relationship, and promotion all for His glory. Hey, if He tells you it’s simply about timing then it’s really that simple. His timing is perfect. Look at the birth and life of Samuel. Perseverance is key! It’s going to be an amazing year. Get ready for your answers.
(This is the last excerpt from Melissa Gabler’s article “God-Cloaked Answers“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page.)
I was telling a pastor friend about this “Let It Rain” prophetic song and her eyes lit up. That same Sunday morning, in the worship at her church, the worship leader also prophesied in song that she could see a cloud the size of a man’s hand. She told her pastor later that she saw a small cloud with a wind around it, as if it were energizing it. Even greater than what she saw was the sense of getting ready for a manifestation of the glory and blessing of God because a breakthrough was coming. Let’s note this is established in the mouth of two witnesses on the same day and neither released it as a weak-someday-somehow, but rather a now-notice. We have heard, like Elijah heard something in verse 41, and he told them to celebrate, “There is the sound of abundance of rain, there is the sound of the roar of a heavy shower, rain is on the way; I hear it coming,” but then he saw something. The tiny cloud was a timing notice because when it showed up he said, “Saddle up and get down from the mountain before the rain stops you.” The cloud meant all systems go—it was the beginning. It was time for change to begin! We too have heard it, now go look again! Melissa continued singing, “He makes all things new, let it settle over you. We are gonna go ahead and break through . . . because it’s the year of the cloud.”
(This is the final excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Year Of The Cloud” taken from SEEC Magazine * Volume 18 Issue 1)
This is the link to the prophetic song Melissa sang “Let It Rain”