Before I share a recent testimony, I want to share a vision I had last night in the secret place
A vision from 05.09.2019
My son and I were had just reached a certain place on the mountain which was not so far from the peak. Next to us was a tall man who was large in stature. I wondered who he was, and then the word angel flashed into my mind. Ahead of us was a waterfall, except I could not actually see the water, only the mist of water droplets which rose up from the falls. In the midst of the water droplets was a rainbow. It looked beautiful and the whole scene seemed so familiar. I knew we had to keep going up the mountain till we reached the very top.
So my son and I set off. Very quickly we reached the summit. We stood next to the waterfall and looked down. From even that high up, the water running down the mountain was hidden by the mist of water droplets. The rainbow curved downwards and disappeared into the vapour. I knew that we were supposed to climb onto the rainbow and ride on it, a little bit like getting on a water slide. I couldn’t see where we would end up, but I had inner peace and excitement was building up. So I climbed onto the rainbow, my son sat in-between my thighs, and we started sliding down into the water vapour. Wheeeeee!
What does this vision tell me? It tells me that God’s promises are good. He is a good, good Father who only gives His children good things. I can trust that, I can trust His promises and I can trust His plans for my life. This allows me to rest in Him. The vision also tells me that in life, we do not always know where we are going to end up, God doesn’t always show us the whole picture. Sometimes He gives us a small piece and then He expects us to trust Him with the outcome. He hides things from us on purpose in order to fulfill His plans without us interrupting and messing things up. Listen carefully, you do not always have to know the whole journey. Just trust God, step into His promises and let them take you on the ride of your life. Trust Him, trust Him, trust Him. I cannot repeat it enough.
And now I would like to share a testimony/word of encouragement:
It is amazing how God works. Last year I went through a fiery trial which God used to teach me that no man on this earth is my financial provider, only He is my provider and only He is the source of all my financial income. I am so glad I went through that trial because now I can just rest, knowing that Abba Father will always take care of me. I do not have to worry about money ever again. I don’t have millions in my bank account BUT, my whole attitude has changed. I might not see the cash or the numbers with my natural eye, but I know that God will come through for me for all my needs. It is actually very loving of God to take us through these trials, because through them, He brings us into greater freedom of the mind, but He also leads us into a place of rest where we just trust Him.
Well this year, around the same time as last year’s trial, I am back again learning the same lesson, TRUST, but this time on a completely different topic, my future. God has pulled back the veil ever so slightly to show me my son and I’s future and what He is planning to do with our lives. Honestly, I could not believe what my eyes were seeing.
So the trial has been believing God; believing that what He was showing me was real and having the courage to stand in faith and to patiently wait for the vision to come to pass. The past few months I have been walking on water and have sunk often whilst doing so. Thank goodness for the Lord’s loving-kindness, His mercy, His grace and His patience with me. Like a small child learning to walk for the first time, I stumbled and fell, but Abba Father lifted me up and set me back on my feet. I had always walked on firm ground. By firm ground I mean using my logic, planning, being more-or-less sure of my situation. This is how I had lived for the greatest part of my adult life. This kind of thinking is called operating in the natural mind, thinking as the world thinks. And then the Lord called me out of the boat to walk on water. I wanted so badly to be near Him that I got off the boat to walk towards Him, despite the waves.
This journey has required a whole lot more faith than I had in me, and many times I sank underwater. Every time I did, He pulled me back up and encouraged me to keep walking, He was walking on the water besides me the whole time. Fears that I didn’t even consciously know I had rose up. Thank you Jesus for Your Spirit in me. Forgive me for every time that I lacked faith and did not believe You. Forgive me for little faith, for unbelief and doubt and especially for submitting to fear.
One of the biggest hurdles that hinders us living out a life fully surrendered in faith is the natural mind. We are so used to analysing, weighing up options, understanding and seeking knowledge from the world, and not from Him. But the mind has to come under the control of the Spirit, otherwise it will offend God. By offend God I mean that through ignorance, we can reject God’s voice, we can reject the out-of-the-box ways in which He manifests, or we could also reject direction from Him just because we don’t understand the instruction. This is really sad as it is not only leads to disobedience, but we can also totally miss the amazing thing God wants to do. His ways are higher than ours…so much higher.
Someone living on an entirely human level rejects the revelations of God’s Spirit, for they make no sense to him. He can’t understand the revelations of the Spirit because they are only discovered by the illumination of the Spirit.
1 Corinthians 2:14 (TPT)
But the natural [unbelieving] man does not accept the things [the teachings and revelations] of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness [absurd and illogical] to him; and he is incapable of understanding them, because they are spiritually discerned and appreciated, [and he is unqualified to judge spiritual matters].
1 Corinthians 2:14 (AMP)
Our minds have to be renewed, daily, until they are being renewed automatically, like a wheel that spins continually. We move from glory to glory, ever forward, ever onwards and upwards. This is a process which we voluntarily undergo.
An interesting thing that has started happening to me is that my visions are running ahead of me. In most of the visionary experiences I have, I am an active participant, i.e. my mind is engaged fully in what I am seeing and experiencing. If asked a question in a vision I will think of the answer in my natural mind and then speak it out in the vision (not with my natural mouth). It was like my spirit man was still yoked to my natural mind. Lately though, I will be seeing in a vision, and as I am thinking about what to say or how to respond, in the vision I have already responded and the person I am talking to has even also already responded to what I said. It’s like the vision gets fast forwarded a few seconds and my mind has to catch up to what just occurred. It’s really wild but I love it. I want to get to that point where I am only operating in the spirit, where things move at a much higher speed. More gets achieved in one minute in the spirit, than could ever be achieved in the same time in the natural.
We need to set ourselves free from the natural mind, we need to command the mind to submit to the rulership and reign of our spirit – which is led by the Spirit of God. Only then will we operate in the spirit and do the greater works that God has called us to.
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways
And My thoughts higher than your thoughts.
Isaiah 55: 8,9
I love this quote from Joshua Mills:
When God releases revelation, grab hold of it, even if your mind can’t understand it, even if you can’t seem to grasp it naturally. The natural mind cannot receive or understand the things of the Spirit, but instead, sees them as foolishness. (See 1 Corinthians 2:14.) But you have the mind of Christ and can receive them by the Spirit of God within you. (See 1 Corinthians 2:16.) Spirit receives Spirit.
Joshua Mills, Moving in Glory Realms, Exploring Dimensions of Divine Presence.
I bless you, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.