Today I hear, “Beauty for ashes; from the fires of affliction, NEW LIFE is arising!”
“Beloved. In an instant, in the twinkling of My Eye, I will bring forth Beauty from ashes.
I bring Life from death, Strength to replace weakness, the poor become rich, the Oil of Joy shall flow once again for those in mourning.
I cover you with a Garment of Praise for a spirit of heaviness. The season of mourning is over for you are ALIVE in Christ.
Do not believe the lies of the devil, My Child. He is the one who is condemned forever to eat dust. Not you, Dear One. Oh no.
I AM He who raises the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the ash heap, that I may seat you with nobles; with the princes of My People.
You are in the world but not of it. Many are the afflictions of the Righteous, but I deliver you from them all.
Though the enemy wanted you to spend eternity in dust and ashes, it will not be so. The serpent shall be dust under your feet, Beloved.
For I have raised you up with Christ Jesus and seated you with Me in the Heavenly Places. You were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the Glory of the Father, you too may walk in NEWNESS of Life.
For you who revere My Name, the Sun of Righteousness arises with healing in His Wings, and you will go out and leap like calves from the stall.
Then you will trample the wicked ones, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day I AM preparing,” says the LORD of Hosts.
“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet! These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
You are arising from the fires of affliction in the Beauty of My Holiness. You shall not even smell of smoke for you are all Glorious within and without.
Until the Day breaks and the shadows flee away, come with Me to My Mountain of Myrrh and to the Hill of Frankincense. I AM turning your mourning into dancing.
You are all fair, My Love, and there is no spot in you. The Winds of New Life are blowing. The wind blows where it wishes.
You hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
“Beauty for ashes” or “a garland (of flowers) or headdress.” There is an interesting wordplay in the Hebrew text. The word for “beauty” is phe’er, and the word for “ashes” is epher — simply the moving of one letter. God has the power to change and move things around in our lives to make them into something beautiful. ”
Beauty for Ashes by the Upperroom:
“To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.” Isaiah 61:3.
“But for you who fear My name, the Sun of righteousness will rise with healing in His Wings, and you will go out and leap like calves from the stall. Then you will trample the wicked, for they will be ASHES under the soles of your feet on the day I am preparing,” says the LORD of Hosts.” Malachi 4:2-3.
“So the LORD God said to the serpent, ‘Because you have done this, ‘Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will EAT DUST all the days of your life.” Genesis 3:14.
“Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away, I will go my way to the mountain of myrrh and to the hill of frankincense. You are all fair, my love, and there is no spot in you.” Song of Solomon 4:6-7.
“The wind blows where it wishes. You hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” John 3:8.
“We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may walk in newness of life.” Romans 6:4.
“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33.
“For if we have been united with Him like this in His death, we will certainly also be united with Him in His resurrection.” Romans 6:5.
“And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,” Ephesians 2:6.
“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.” Romans 16:20.
“But Christ being come an High Priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building; Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption [for us]. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ASHES of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause He is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions [that were] under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.” Hebrews 9:11-15.
~ Deborah Waldron Fry