I had a dream on the 25th of August 2020. In my dream, I saw a tall, brunette woman dressed in a navy skirt suit trying to instruct my husband and me in raising our daughter–Isobelle. I was struggling to listen to her as I was becoming distracted by others asking for my help. We were in a church which had orange walls and no windows. I was trying to sit on the couch to listen to the woman but just couldn’t quite make it.
As I was mulling over this dream with the Holy Spirit, the lyric from a song kept resounding in my head. It’s from a secular rock band in Australia, Karnivool. The song is “We Are” and the lyric I kept hearing was, “These words of wisdom come with lack of vision”. I sense this is a prophetic warning to the Body of Christ and I would like to share with you the interpretation of this dream in the hope we can identify where we might be hindering the Spirit in this season.
Are we listening?
I do believe the woman represented the Holy Spirit, particularly the Spirit of Wisdom (Is. 11:2). He is trying to teach us what to say in these dark times. Are we listening? Or are we getting distracted? I ask this of myself too.
Simply be confident and allow the Spirit of Wisdom access to your heart, and he will reveal in that very moment what you are to say to them.
Luke 12:12 TPT
Holy Spirit has a strategy for us in this season if we press in to listen. I think there is special significance in this passage from Luke being referenced as 12:12. I sense there is an apostolic fullness the Lord is wanting to release in the earth–a greater level of authority and governance. However, our minds and our hearts need to be free from fleshly distractions.
A renewed authority
The navy skirt suit the woman was wearing in my dream has a special significance. I believe the skirt represents an anointing on apostolic leaders and churches with a renewed authority (the suit).
It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments.
Psalms 133:2 KJV
I sense the Father is releasing great glory with increased favour, dominion, and rule into the earth. On the 18th of August 2020, I saw two large golden sceptres extending from heaven in the realm of the spirit. It reminded me of the golden sceptre extended to Esther to represent the favour she had with the king. I believe the vision and the dream are linked.
The Lord is clothing His people with renewed authority in this season which will carry with it dominion, rule, favour and most especially GLORY.
But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet.’
Luke 15:22 ESV
This authority LOOKS like something. It is favour (the robe), dominion and rule (the ring), and advancing the kingdom (the shoes). The Lord is multiplying this authority on the earth right now because we have found favour with the King.
When the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, she obtained favor in his sight; and the king extended to Esther the golden scepter which was in his hand. So Esther came near and touched the top of the scepter.
Esther 5:2 NASB
This favour is two-fold (hence the two sceptres). The first is a greater revelation for the Bride of Christ to have eyes to see and ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches at present (Rev. 3:22). The second is an outpouring of miracles, signs and wonders. It is a place where miracles happen just like this:
And begged Him to let them merely touch the fringe of His garment; and as many as touched it were perfectly restored.
Matthew 14:36 AMPC
The Church must remain the pillar and bedrock of Truth in these dark days (1 Tim. 3:15). She can do this when She quiets herself and listens to the leading of the Holy Spirit in this hour.
Be at rest amidst the chaos
The Holy Spirit really wants to manifest Himself to us right now as the Spirit of Counsel. There are prodigals needing to come home and we need a fresh mantle of evangelism in this season. It is new wine, therefore, it needs a new wineskin (Matt. 9:17). We need to receive afresh from the Holy Spirit.
There is hope for your future, declares the Lord, and your children shall come back to their own country.
Jeremiah 31:17 ESV
I believe the couch in my dream represents a place of supernatural rest we are being invited to enter into like never before. We really MUST sit right now and allow God to fight our battles.
And it came to pass, when the king sat in his house, and the Lord had given him rest round about from all his enemies.
1 Samuel 7:1 KJV (emphasis added)
As we do, I believe the Lord is releasing an Issachar anointing into the earth to fully discern the times and seasons.
Issachar is a strong-boned donkey crouching down between the sheepfolds.
Genesis 49:14 AMPC
The Issachar anointing will allow leaders to carry the burden of the sheep with ease knowing Christ is the stronger ox, ultimately carrying ALL burdens (Matt. 11:28-30). There is a pleasure, ease and delight in resting in Him right now. I believe it is the reason my husband Terry and I were in the dream. Our names mean smooth and pleasant respectively.
Do not hinder the Spirit
I believe the significance of my daughter, Isobelle, being in my dream has to do with the meaning of her name. Amongst other things, Isobelle means “My God is bountiful”. I have a strong sense that failing to rest in God and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit in this season will literally rob us of the blessings of God which are ours in Christ.
The orange walls without windows in my dream also serve as a warning. Let us not yield to “worldly wisdom” in this season and lose our vision. Seasons are subject to change. God’s Word does not. If the Spirit of Counsel, Revelation and Wisdom is beckoning us to rest and receive fresh wisdom, revelation and strategy in this season, we must not resist. We must not hinder the Spirit. By faith and following the Spirit’s leading we can smash those walls of opposition which are hindering our receiving from Him afresh.
By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they were encircled for seven days.
Hebrews 11:30 NKJV
There is a breaker anointing being released into the earth right now to demolish strongholds for those of us who will get still, receive from Him afresh and not hinder the Spirit of God.
Father, in the Name of Jesus, we humble ourselves to receive from You afresh. We set aside distraction and heed the voice of the Spirit of Wisdom. We receive renewed authority with favour, dominion, revelation and above all GLORY! Spirit of Revelation, pour it out upon us. We cry out for the miracles, signs and wonders You long to see manifest in the earth. Let Your kingdom come with power. Give us eyes to see and ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches right now in the Name of Jesus. We accept Your invitation to be at rest in this season and discern the times and seasons with heavenly vision. We will not yield to worldly wisdom which brings a lack of vision. Rather, we yield to the Spirit of Counsel. Lavish it on us Lord! Above all, we will not hinder the Spirit of God. We receive the breaker anointing and ask for all of Your blessings to be manifested in our lives today. Spirit of Might, demolish those walls before us as we press on with faith. We YIELD! Hallelujah and Amen!