A couple of weeks ago I had a dream which begs to be shared for the benefit of someone whose identity is concealed and one who, I sense strongly, is reading here.
In this dream I see a man at the bottom of a stairway. He is attempting to make his way up but he is having great difficulty. There are others standing at the top of this stairway who seem to be waiting. That is when I noticed he had what appeared to be ash on the top – the crown – of his head. As the dream ends, I heard the words “He gives He takes” (pause) “He gives He takes.” After the dream, a Word of Knowledge was spoken which conveys this man is “struggling” to go up this stairway which symbolizes a higher place in the Lord and ultimately heaven at the time of glorification.
In brief, you might feel as though you have lost or that you are about to lose everything. The ash on the crown of your head is telling because it represents mourning for whatever might be happening in your life. And though the struggle to get to the top of the stairway is very difficult at this time, I am hearing Words of Knowledge that a distraught and suffering Job had lamentably declared eons past. Symbolically speaking, Job’s story also symbolizes missed opportunities, great loss, illness (and perhaps, in this case, even non-repented sinful entanglements or behaviors that keep a soul from effectively walking up the stairway).
“And (Job) said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” (Job 1:21)
Whatever your struggle/s, bring to remembrance that it is in persevering through the difficulties while worshiping and blessing the name of the Lord that Job was restored and recompensed many times over what he previously lost. In Job you will recognize the sanctification of a saint amidst the assaults of powers and principalities to test your mettle.
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound. To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God. To comfort all who mourn. To console those who mourn in Zion. To give them beauty for ashes (some versions in Holy Writ describe this sentence as a ‘crown’ of beauty for ashes) the oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.” (Is. 61:1-3)
Be strong and of good courage until the ashes of this purifying fire are replaced with the oil of gladness! Follow scriptural directives, repent if there needs to be repentance, *follow the way the Lord has paved through His finished works* and be greatly recompensed as Job had been. To say the very least, this is not an easy journey but an extremely rewarding one! Most importantly, rejoice in knowing that you will be found ready and worthy like those at the top of the stairs who were also prepared in like manner for the time of glorification! The precious Holy Spirit is stepping out of space and time to get this comforting and “valuable” message to you, I pray that you – whoever you are – will receive and be blessed by it.
Praise GOD and thank you Jesus – Blessed be the Name of the Lord. GOD’S mercy is far reaching!
Keep the Faith, Trust the Lord.