I heard, “I AM releasing My Doves.”
Beloved. In the cleft of the Rock, I have kept you safe; In the Secret Place, I have nurtured you.
Your redemption is like the wings of a dove covered in silver, and your royal pinions are covered in Kingly gold. You have been made ready for such a time as this, My Bride.
You have the mind of Christ, therefore you are as shrewd as the serpent. By My Spirit, you possess the gentleness and innocence of a dove. I have awakened your heart.
I AM releasing you and you shall fly with Me in the Spirit. Whom the Son sets free is free indeed. The enemy will not know where you have come from or where you are going. He shall be blindsided and terrified by My Flock of Gentle Warriors.
My Glory on you is dazzling. My gentleness shall make you great. Be open always to the leading of My Spirit within you. You are My perfected one, washed in the Blood of the Lamb.
Let Me hear your voice, Beloved. Come away, and be at rest. You are My wise ones who will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and lead many to righteousness. You are My Doves of righteousness who shall shine like the stars for ever and ever.
The Dove is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. White doves symbolize the purity and innocence of a marriage relationship. It is also a symbol of peace. White doves can also represent something that is new, which makes the dove release very fitting for a wedding.
There is a species of dove found in the Middle East “whose feathers, all except the wings, are literally as yellow as gold.” In their wild state, doves generally build their nests in the clefts of rocks.
“When you lie down among the sheepfolds, You are like the wings of a DOVE covered with silver, And its pinions with glistening gold,” Psalm 68:13.“O My DOVE, in the clefts of the rock, In the secret place of the steep pathway, Let Me see your form, Let Me hear your voice,” Song of Solomon 2:14.
“I was asleep but my heart was awake. A voice! My beloved was knocking: ‘Open to me, My sister, My darling, My DOVE, My perfect one!” Song of Songs 5:2.
“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as DOVES.” Matthew 10:16.
“I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a DOVE! I would fly away and be at rest,” Psalm 55:6.
“You have also given me the shield of Your salvation, And Your right hand upholds me; Your gentleness makes me great,” Psalm 18:35.
“Remember this, O LORD, that the enemy has reviled, And a foolish people has spurned Your name. Do not deliver the soul of Your TURTLEDOVE to the wild beast; Do not forget the life of Your afflicted forever. Consider the covenant; For the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence,” Psalm 74:18-20.
“and the Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus in bodily form like a dove, and a voice came out of heaven, “You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased,” Luke 3:22.
“Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever,” Daniel 12:3.
~Deborah Waldron Fry