The Gazelle


How do you find the wisdom of God?

Scripture tells us that the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.  Scripture also tells us that if anyone lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, Who gives it liberally.

Furthermore, the Word of God tells us that the wisdom that comes from God is first of all pure, then peaceable, full of mercy and good fruit, easy to be entreated.

It is without partiality, and without hypocrisy.  How does He show you what wisdom is intended for you?

A number of months ago I had a dream, or vision, of a gazelle bounding along some elevated railroad tracks in the brown, dried up fields, coursing across the plains of the Serengeti in Africa.

As the gazelle bounded along, at the same time, a lion was running stride for stride, along the base of the elevated tracks.  As the lion tried to jump up on the tracks, it would tumble back down, get up again and continue its chase of the gazelle.

Every time the lion tried to jump up, it would fall again and again, and each time, the gazelle was able to distance itself more and more from the lion.

In Isaiah 35 it says

“And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness.  The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in that Way; wicked fools will not go about on it.  No lion will be there, nor will any ferocious beast get up on it; they will not be found there.  But only the redeemed will walk there, and the ransomed of the LORD will return.  They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will be upon their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.”

The gazelle is a very vulnerable animal; it represents you and me, vulnerable to the wiles of the devil if you are not staying in tune with the Holy Spirit.

The lion represents Satan, who goes about seeking whom he may devour.

Scripture says resist him by being steadfast in the faith, for you know that your brothers in the LORD are going through the same kinds of things.

The LORD has been calling you.

“Return to Me, you who have been trying to run your own course, the course of what you think is your own design.

I did not lead you that way, the way in which you have no access to the peace I have for you.

For I AM your peace, and I have broken down every wall that has kept you from truly finding My Presence.

Present yourself therefore, as a living sacrifice, holy, and acceptable unto God; it is the right thing to do.

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transform by the renewing of your mind, so that you can prove what is the good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.

For I have called you by name, and you are mine.  I AM jealous over you with a Godly jealousy.

Now come unto Me, for you have heavily laden yourself with those things that don’t belong in your life.

For the Blood of Jesus will make you whole again.

Come now, call upon and search for Me with your whole heart, and I will be found by you”, says the LORD.


Thomas Downes

Link to Thomas Downes on FacebookThomas Downes.  Walking with the LORD for over 40 years, Thomas runs “The Voice of the Writer” a Prophetic Ministry.  His purpose is to present the Word of God and the Love of God with the prophetic heart; the heart that desires to hear the Voice of the LORD, and present His Word for the encouragement of others.

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The Gazelle — 5 Comments

  1. Dear brother Thomas
    A few days ago I was travelling railroads the one way, and street roads the other way, a longer distance of 500 miles and more. Please, anyone who reads this comment: i do NOT say, I am a gazelle. I just answer to your article, for I had a terrible dream after the journey: 2 lions, from left and right side, where after me. Though our LORD JESUS is the lion and the lamb, the devil wants also godly skills, he copies everything godly. Ususally I never share dreams. But this one fits very much. I want to confirm your thoughts. Yes, we must be very careful which way we go. Decisions must be done, all people more than once in their lives stand before important decisions. We all need the LORD`s wisdom. Every day, every night, every hour, every time. Finally, when we decide, the opposer comes and wants to speak it wrong. “Good advices” can be the worst, and destroy destinies. Always people speak the opposite, no matter what we do. This is the wordly “zeitgeist”, but not the Holy Spirit. Please understand me well – I do not say this about you.

  2. Marion Karola I can relate so much with what you say. People (carnal or false brethren)step in and interfere with what we have heard from the good Shepherd. I would like to add as I read the word from Thomas, we are the gazelle mentioned in and . I think because you relate so nearly with this word from your dream additionally Father would like you to know yes you can escape to heights unscalable by the wicked one. Dear Marion shalom!

  3. Do we have a choice? If God already knows who is His, then that negates our choice. If we choose to go left or choose to go right and still end up at the same place, then does our choice matter?

    • I believe it does Sir.

      Our choice determines the quality of our journey. It may end up at the same place but how you get there is your choice.

      Choosing to follow Him takes us through the most rewarding route.

      My opinion.

  4. Special thanks and greetings to Lucy ! Yes, the LORD has a wonderful masterplan and He compares us with flowers, doves, gazelles. Songs of Solomon are filled with this, too.
    Concerning the choices we make: On every road are dangers now. No concert or even a cinema is safe anymore. May our Saviour return quickly.

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