This prophetic word is titled Ask For Wisdom.
We’ve just concluded our fast for January and this is a dream that was submitted by one of the participants on the fast. It holds a really powerful message where I believe we can all glean something.
Who is this word for? Everyone
I was walking in the middle of a cemetery, there was a family that was camping out near a gravesite, and they were talking to people about the person that pass away, then I was walking by them I remember feeling puzzled. I believe I had someone else with me. One of the mourners a lady was staring at me, I continue walking then I started seeing FOR RENT SIGNS people were renting gravesites, I continue looking puzzled. Then I said to someone how is that even possible? The person said it’s not the person was also looking puzzled. Then the dream ended
In 2020 and 2021, there was so much loss and pain. This dream is not about the loss of life “it’s not the person“. This dream is about the other things you may have lost. Loss of employment. Loss of church. Loss of relationships due to differing viewpoint. Loss of family time. Loss of marriages. Loss of friends. Loss of your home. Loss of peace. There has been a lot of loss. Loss of health.
This is the gravesite. And a cemetery houses dead thing; however, there are entire families camped out there waiting for the return of what was lost. Do you know what? Somethings won’t come back. It’s really sad when we lose something that we worked so hard to build. Pastors lost their churches, entire congregation. I can’t even imagine how that must feel and all the emotions that would go into losing that.
It is OK to mourn the loss. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Do you know when the problem occurs? When you can’t move on from it.
(Deuteronomy 34:8) “The Israelites grieved for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days, until the time of weeping and mourning was over.”
The first time I read that scripture I thought to myself “Wow! 30 days, that’s all he got?” It seemed kind of cold to me to move on so quickly from him after all he did for them. But then I realized here that the message was that there really is a time and season for everything and sometimes if you don’t put an actual END DATE on some things in life….you can stay there forever. And, this is not God’s intention for us. He was a cloud by day and a fire by night. He is a God of MOVEMENT. We were not created to remain stagnant.
Or when God said to Samuel…
(1 Samuel 16:1) “How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; I am sending you to Jesse of Bethlehem. I have chosen one of his sons to be king.”
God doesn’t want us to stay stuck mourning the past. It’s like having a closet full of size 6 clothes that you haven’t worn in 20 years! And you keep telling yourself “This year I’m going to lose the weight and finally wear them again!” Really? It‘s time to acknowledge you are not that size anymore and size 14 is just fine. Time to clean out the closet and embrace who you are today. It’s 2022, we have to move on from 2020 and 2021.
I don’t want to see you wearing clothes from the 80s anymore. It’s out of date.
You see one key piece to the dream is that you don’t own these grave plots. This is rented space. That means you can leave anytime you want. Give up the lease! Move out!
It’s like the enemy is advertising for you to just set up camp in grief, regret, pain and sorrow. “Come over here, rent this nice plot and camp out your whole family. Fight against each other. Vaxxed. Unvaxxed. Are you boosted? You voted for who in 2020?” Division that sparked movements. Yes, movements that really created no real… movement! Look at the fruit. They are literally holding up for rent signs at a gravesite. Stuck in hatred, bitterness, anger and unforgiveness. Conspiracy theories, another rabbit hole of stuckness. We have to move on from that place now. Come from out of that. Time to start fresh. Leave the gravesite. It’s 2022.
Step past those demonic rented signs and go after the other that is calling for your attention. Yes, there is another that is calling for your attention…
Proverbs 1 – The Message
20-21 Lady Wisdom goes out in the street and shouts.
At the town center she makes her speech.
In the middle of the traffic she takes her stand.
At the busiest corner she calls out:
22-24 “Simpletons! How long will you wallow in ignorance?
Cynics! How long will you feed your cynicism?
Idiots! How long will you refuse to learn?
About face! I can revise your life.
Look, I’m ready to pour out my spirit on you;
I’m ready to tell you all I know.
As it is, I’ve called, but you’ve turned a deaf ear;
I’ve reached out to you, but you’ve ignored me.
25-28 “Since you laugh at my counsel
and make a joke of my advice,
How can I take you seriously?
I’ll turn the tables and joke about your troubles!
What if the roof falls in,
and your whole life goes to pieces?
What if catastrophe strikes and there’s nothing
to show for your life but rubble and ashes?
You’ll need me then. You’ll call for me, but don’t expect an answer.
No matter how hard you look, you won’t find me.
29-33 “Because you hated Knowledge
and had nothing to do with the Fear-of-God,
Because you wouldn’t take my advice
and brushed aside all my offers to train you,
Well, you’ve made your bed—now lie in it;
you wanted your own way—now, how do you like it?
Don’t you see what happens, you simpletons, you idiots?
Carelessness kills; complacency is murder.
First pay attention to me, and then relax.
Now you can take it easy—you’re in good hands.”
Wisdom is also renting a room in her house. You can choose to live there. Actually, this is one of the things in the bible that God says He will freely give it to anyone who asks.
James 1:5-6 NLT
5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. 6 But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver…”
Once you’ve asked God for wisdom, know for sure that you received it. Then look and listen for the direction He will give you.
So, today, whatever it is that you are grieving, you now have a chance to give up the lease on that gravesite. Ask God for wisdom on how to move forward from where you are today. And, be confident in knowing that He will tell you.
Remember, it is OK for you to mourn the loss but you gotta move on from there.
Holy Spirit, bring revelation to me on where I am stuck. Show me the places where I need to leave. Relationships that I need to leave. Groups or movements that I need to leave. Mindset that I need to leave behind. I ask You now for a fresh start. Give me wisdom to know the next step to take. Where do I go from here? How do I move forward? Lord I quiet my heart and listen for Your still small voice as You guide me and lead me into a year of wholeness and peace, in Jesus name, Amen.