The LORD took me back to Hobby Lobby to get a birthday present for a friend a couple of weeks ago.
While there, He took me to the aisle with paintings, and it was as if I had a hook from a fishing line attached to me, as I was pulled into a gorgeous painting of a Palomino Paint running in all his glory!
I couldn’t take my eyes off of it, and then The LORD whispered, “Get it.”
My mouth just dropped open, at the surprise He was granting me. So without hesitation I picked it up and took it to the counter, so excited to get to take it home!
Two weeks later and I’m having this Dream of a herd of horses running and milling around the base of a mountain.
“Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian; and he led the flock to the back or west side of the wilderness and came to base of Horeb or Sinai, the mountain of God.
The Angel of The LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush burned with fire, yet was not consumed.
Moses said, I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush is not burned.
When The LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the midst of the bush and said, Moses, Moses! He said, Here am I.
God said, Do not come near; put your shoes off your feet, for the place on which you stand is holy ground.” Exodus 3:1-5
The colors of the horses were unique in that they were either Golden Palomino or Palomino Paints (golden and white).
They were beautiful to behold and so free! Some of the yearlings (1 year olds) were playing, appearing to chase each other, and at times rearing, jumping, and kicking in the air, like they were dancing this beautiful ballet, before The LORD.
It seemed like they were saying, “Look at me! Watch me! See what I can do!” like young children do when they perform with each other.
The mares (mothers) had settled in off to the side and were grazing with a few of the younger foals nursing, getting something to eat, while they could, before the herd moved again.
There was another group of 3-5 foals, a month to 7 weeks old, who had separated themselves from their moms. They were curiously watching the yearlings.
At times one or two would dart in and out of the yearlings. There was one who kept nudging or pushing on the neck of the one beside them, as if to say, “Go on, go try it with them. You can do it!”
The Stallion or herd, Father and Leader, was proudly watching them from a knoll, not far away. It’s like Papa watches us, never far away. He always sees everything we do.
This herd, because of the unique color patterns within and none of the usual browns, blacks, bays, whites, appaloosas, and other varieties of paints were like they had been specially selected by The LORD, like HIS REMNANT.
“God sent me before you to preserve for you a posterity and to continue a remnant on the earth, to save your lives by a great escape and save for you many survivors.” Genesis 45:7
When the herd ran it was like seeing Fire and Holiness / Purity darting here and there across the surface of the ground.
The deeper gold in some of the color patterns would seem to turn to a golden red, as it glinted in the sun, appearing both as Fire and at times like Lightning flashing before me!
Then in the distance I could see a small cloud of dust forming and it seemed to be coming towards the herd.
The Stallion was alert and he saw it too. He became very still, like a statue, not moving. He was just watching the cloud of dust, as it kept coming towards the herd.
Then I heard him give a shrill whistle to signal the herd to get ready to leave. Just like The LORD warns us of danger, if we are paying attention.
“But when you see the abomination of desolation mentioned by Daniel the prophet standing where it ought not to be — [and] let the one who reads take not notice and consider and understand and heed [this] — then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. Let him who is on the house top not go down into the house nor go inside to take anything out of his house; let him who is in the field not turn back again to get his mantle (cloak).” Mark 13:14-16
All the shows the yearlings were putting on stopped, and they gathered quickly into the herd. The foals watching found their mothers and the youngest ones were immediately pulled into their mothers sides, like they were yo-yos attached to an invisible string, that was immediately coiled back to their mother’s.
The Stallion came down from the knoll and made one sweep around the herd, like he was making sure everyone was there.
Then they moved towards the mountains, where he was directing and pushing them. They gathered speed and moved in and out of crevices and valleys, across rivers and over hills.
Finally they stopped in a grassy valley between mountains. It let the younger ones especially, nurse again, and to rest a bit and gather strength for what was still ahead, while the mares and yearlings relaxed a bit, ate, and rested.
The Stallion watched over them and scanned in the distance, waiting to see if the cloud of dust he’d seen earlier, was still approaching.
Then he saw it again in the distance. He whistled again shrilly to signal the herd, they were going to be on the move.
Again, he circled the herd and then the lead mare, his favorite, and co-leader, when he needed her to help with the herd, started running towards a river with a waterfall beside it, in the distance.
While the Stallion brought up the back of the herd, encouraging them with various sounds, waving his head, neck, and body, rearing, stomping his feet, and other motions and sounds to push them to follow the lead mare to safety.
As the lead mare came close to the waterfall, she turned towards its side, where there was a small gap between the rock wall and the water that poured over it.
She quickly darted into the gap and the others started to follow closely behind her in single file. Each one being washed by the water as they went through the gap.
“So that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the Word.” Ephesians 5:26
The Stallion again continued to encourage the herd through the gap from the back. Once he was sure everyone was through, he followed in last.
From the “outside” of the waterfall, by the valley of grass, there appeared to be no horses, nor any trace of them.
After all they had traveled in the river, but there was no hoof prints to show where they’d left it and they hadn’t been in the grass long enough to leave enduring marks on it.
So when the horses and riders arrived that had been following the herd, there was nothing to be seen or heard.
The horses and riders stopped in the grassy valley and waited and listened. Nothing. No sound, movement, or sight of the herd they’d been after.
They’d disappeared again, probably into one of the crevices between the walls of the mountain. They waited and let their horses graze in the valley, while they rested and tried to figure out their next move.
They’d been traveling for days trying to find and catch up with the “Golden Fire Herd” that the native people of the area talked about in their legends, regarding them as a Holy Gift from GOD, for the land and it’s people.
The horses in the meantime after passing through the waterfall, traveled through a cave in the mountain behind the waterfall to a valley on the other side. Here they were safe and protected by the hand of The LORD.
“For all this I took to heart, exploring and examining it all, how the right eous (the upright, in right standing with God) and the wise and their works are in the hands of God. Whether it is to be love or hatred no man knows; all that is before them.” Ecclesiastes 9:1
I asked The LORD for any other meanings to the beautiful story He had revealed to me?
He said, “The horses were like The Holy Spirit, free — and illusive to those who didn’t have a relationship with Him.”
“Now The LORD is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of The LORD is, there is liberty (emancipation from bondage, freedom.)” 2 Corinthians 3:17
“So if the Son liberates you [makes you free men], then you are really and unquestionably free.” John 8:36
“They would chase The Holy Spirit, like the riders on horses, to catch Him, always in a hurry to get what they wanted, not always willing to take time to get to know Him and have a relationship with Him, so some never seemed to catch Him, or even “catch-up” with Him.”
“That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God’s devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth [of it] [That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself!]” Ephesians 3:18-19
The horses could move like lightning, quick and fast disappearing before people realized it.
“He sent out His arrows and scattered them and He flashed forth lightning and put them to rout.” (Psalm 18:14
But they were also like Fire as they moved and danced, sometimes slowly burning, at other times quickly moving to get away from those trying to capture it or tame it.
The herd had a growing number as evidenced through the yearlings and new foals who were part of the group.
This is parallel to The Holy Spirit Fire growing in each of us and through us as our relationship with The LORD grows.
This also represents multiplication through birthing, families, discipleship, and mentoring.
The herd as they moved in and out of the mountains, visible at times, or leaving traces, enough to give those chasing them Hope, yet disappearing quickly to hide once again, as The Holy Spirit seems to do, just as the Golden Herd did..
Look what The LORD did!
Re: GOLDEN FIRE
“What does a palomino horse symbolize?
The Palomino in history was a sign of royalty and wealth. Artists used the Palomino horse to include richness in their work.
This golden coloured horse was the choice of ancient emperors, kings and queens, the beloved steed in Greek mythology, the pride of Queen Isabella’s Spanish court among others.”
Above sent by a friend to me. ❤️
God Bless You!
~ Beverly Juelsgaard-Fischer