I found myself in a dark room this morning. God was there in the room with me, as I felt His presence fill every space.
Then I heard him say the Word, “Disconnected.”
I opened my eyes as he brought my attention to some weary souls in the corner of this room, sitting in such a cloud of oppression.
I could hear them cry out in such distress for God to fix the brokenness in their life.
“LORD, help me!” “God, I need you!” and “Jesus, take this away!” were the cries that I heard as I stood and watched them.
They had made themselves truly believe with the help of the enemy of course, as if all lines of communication between them and the Father were cut off.
I looked down, as my eyes began to tear and saw a alabaster box in the middle of the room. At that moment, I could just see Mary clutching her alabaster box with a year’s wages worth of a small bottle of Spikenard; people staring her down in judgment and disgust, wondering why she would even dare touch the feet of Jesus, and even a follower of Jesus asking, “Lord, if only you were a true prophet you wouldn’t let this woman touch you”.
As Mary fell to her knees, she wiped Jesus feet with her hair and the fragrance overwhelmingly filled the room. If only she could get to the feet of Jesus, she thought everything would change.
As I reflected upon this, Mary’s alabaster box of perfume became my own. I began to remember all the things that had happened to me or that I had done that filled my alabaster box like a fragrant perfume.
Thousands of tears and sleepless nights, a wounded and frail spirit at times.
However like Mary, once you get to the feet of Jesus, everything will change. She didn’t care about what anyone was thinking. She was displaying her scarlet letter and putting her past on display for all to see and judge. Jesus was all that mattered.
God is calling you to fall before Him in surrender at his feet. Let go of the guilt, the past, and the opinions of people.
Take hold of His Love and Forgiveness. Pour out your spikenard and let the world smell the lingering scent.
Your testimony is beautiful and powerful. You are important and loved, but most importantly you have been set free, so forgive yourself and give to him your precious secrets and disappointments and follow him to the ends of the earth.
Stand out and break your alabaster box for The LORD pouring out your precious perfume on His feet.
Those years worth of pent up tears and emotions, let them just pour out as the Lord will catch them each and every one.
For those that are in this broken and disconnected place right now in the darkest corner of the room, I want to tell you that many years ago, I felt lost and broken.
The ones you thought would be there, only passed judgment.
I lived it out day by day putting my hopes, dreams, and heart wrenching prayers in my alabaster box. A box that I kept hidden!
Jesus beckoned me to break it and go deeper with him, but yet it remained hidden. Until finally with my arms stretched high and heart abandon, I whispered these words from a moment of tears and worship:
“I wanna sit at your feet,
Drink from the cup in your hand,
Lay back against you and breathe,
Feel your heartbeat,
This love is so deep, its more than I can bear,
I melt in your peace its overwhelming.”
The One who speaks life into those dry bones, the One who lets hope well up within your soul, The One that will turn those ashes into beauty beckons you to come and lay it all down.
Will you mess up sometimes? YES!
At times do you feel like giving up? YES!
But you don’t! This isn’t about you being perfect,but being perfected by the One whose Love is perfect.
And so, I break my alabaster box for The LORD — will you?
Whenever you meet someone that has really suffered, who has been so limited, who has walked through The Fires for The LORD, you will immediately smell the fragrance of his anointing.
There is a savor of The LORD! Something has been crushed, something has been broken, and I can smell the sweet perfume of a fresh anointing pouring forth for His Children this day.
~ Dana Jarvis
Dana Jarvis has a calling upon her life and Hezekiah’s Wall Ministry came from a Word the LORD spoke to her. His words resonated in her Spirit and is what Hezekiah’s Wall Ministry is all about ~ to Equip, Empower, Encourage, and Raise Up his Sons and Daughters for such a time as this!
A Prophetic Seer/ Intercessor, Minister, Author & Christian Coach/ Prophetic Mentor, Dana is blessed by Abba to be one of His Leading Ladies for such a time as this. Feel free to contact Dana as she would love to hear from you!