The Lord is completing the “new thing” He has begun in you!
I took this photo yesterday while I was venturing into nature to pray about some things. Butterflies often represent new beginnings and this painting caught my eye as it reminded me of a very large oversized butterfly I had dreamt about last year. Today in a quick dream I saw 8:4. I knew immediately what it meant. Eight represents the new beginning and four represents the fullness of the this work; four corners of the earth, four elements of earth, four directions – it is a completion for rule.
I felt seeing the 8:4 in my dream was also a scripture and was led with the ‘knowing’ I had of the New Beginning to the book of Genesis “In the beginning”; Genesis 8:4 “And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.” Symboliclly, we see a new beginning for the rule of the earth as this was post flood. Noah and his family landed atop the mountain which signifies rule and authority, though they would have to wait and rest until the waters subsided to leave the ark. It was the 7th month when the ark landed and seven represents completion, the ‘ark rested’ and God also rested on the 7th day of Creation. Stay in His presence, rest and wait for the Holy Spirit!
We are in the same season as the apostles when Jesus, after He resurrected, told them to wait for the Holy Spirit to come before they proceeded with “The Great Commission”. Yet before He commissioned, He declared He had been given all authority and rule. This is also symbolic as the apostles would go forward in this same power and authority. As Jesus said, wait here in Jerusalem, but it won’t be long from now, I too believe He is saying to us, “not long from now”. However, these new wings are not ordinary, they are much larger with greater span and we are also in new territory. Therefore, we need the wind of the Holy Spirit to lead and carry us! He knows The Way – wait for Him!
Timing is different for many of us, especially if you are a prophet or a forerunner. You may already be flying and scoping out the land but the message is the same for all – we must wait upon the Lord for renewed strength. All should be yielding to the process of transformation that changes us from glory to glory.
“While being together and eating with them, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, “Of which,” He said, “you have heard Me speak. For John baptized with water, but you will be baptized and empowered and united with the Holy Spirit, not long from now.”” Acts 1:4-5 AMP