I saw a Child of God. They were hidden in a cave. Beside them was a stream that flowed into a pool of deep clear water.
There was a torch burning beside them to give them light. Then the picture changed. Suddenly, this Believer was running through brightly lit fields, beside a flowing river with beautiful mountains in the background.
The Spirit says to His Beloved. “My Child. I have kept you hidden for a season. Though you have felt alone at times, I have kept you to Myself so that you would not be tainted by the world.
It was necessary, Beloved, to hold you close to Me. You did not understand this at times, but you kept the faith. Some have left this place of solitude and are no longer listening to My Spirit. They went out on their own and have not waited upon Me.
But you, Dear One, have waited upon your God. You have abided in Me and I in you. I have kept you nourished by the Word and the living water of My Spirit.
In this Secret Place of My Heart, I have given you treasures of darkness and the hidden wealth of secret places, so that you may know that it is I, who calls you by your name.
I AM releasing you now, Dear one. You shall kick up your heels in joy, like a calf released from his stall in the springtime. You shall not want or lack for anything. Your faith makes you whole.
You shall jump over any obstacle. There are others meeting you here beside My River. You will know them by their love. You will know them by their fruit. This is the army of the Lord being released for such a time as this. Have no fear, Beloved. You are MIGHTY in Me.
You carry the Sword of the Spirit and wear My armor of Light. You are being commissioned this day, to proclaim and make known the glorious riches of My mysteries, that I AM He who lives in you, the Glorious Hope of mankind. Arise and shine, My Child.
I AM your Shield and Helper, and your Glorious Sword. Whom shall you fear? The demons shall cower before you. You will tread upon their heights. Come forth, Beloved.
I AM with you always. Raise high your Torch, Mighty Warrior, and spread My Light throughout the land.
“Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD? He is your Shield and Helper and your glorious Sword. Your enemies will cower before you, and you will tread on their heights,” Deuteronomy 33:29.
“I became its servant by the commission God gave me to fully proclaim to you the word of God, the mystery that was hidden for ages and generations but is now revealed to His saints, to whom God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory,” Colossians 1:25-27.
“I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden wealth of secret places, So that you may know that it is I, The LORD, the God of Israel, who calls you by your name,” Isaiah 45:3.
“And Jesus said unto him, Arise, go your way: your faith has made you whole,” Luke 17:19.
“Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon you, and His glory shall be seen upon you,” Isaiah 60:11-12.
“But for you who fear My name, the Sun of righteousness will rise with healing in His wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall. “You will tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day which I am preparing,” says the LORD of hosts,” Malachi 4:2-3.
“For You are my lamp, O LORD; And the LORD illumines my darkness. “For by You I can run upon a troop; By my God I can leap over a wall. “As for God, His way is blameless; The word of the LORD is tested; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him,” 2 Samuel 22:29-31.
“If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you,” John 15:77.
“The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack.
He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters.
He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him — not for my earning it, but] for His name’s sake. Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my [brimming] cup runs over.
Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place,” Psalm 23:1-6.
~Deborah Waldron Fry