The morning of 4/25/17, I was a little surprised by the Lord’s instructions. But, He helped me understand what a battle there was continuing to be for the release of the blessings He had planned. My human hopes had geared me to think all was done. He reminded me that often when He says He is going to do something, He wants us to participate in bringing it into the earthly realm.
So He asked me to pray with Him that the gifts He longs to bring will come and not delay! I will show you the verses He poured onto me. I was not looking for any of them. (All verses are from the New American Standard Bible.) “And whatever you ask in My name, that will I do that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.” John 14:13-14 “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you.” John 15:7 “…but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.” John 15:15b “Truly, truly, I say to you, if you shall ask the Father for anything, He will give it to you in My name. Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be made full.“ John 16: 29-30
Then I saw a faint, but huge swan in the sky nestling its head on its back fathers, as I have seen them do before. Then I saw a fish in front of it. I believe the swan represents the mature body of Christ in her glory.
I believe the fish represents the verse that says, “Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock and the door shall be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it shall be opened. Or what man is there among you, when his son shall ask him for a loaf, will give him a stone? Or if he shall ask for a fish, he will not give him a snake, will he? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give what is good to those who ask Him!” Matthew 7:7-11
Then I “accidently” flipped to 1 Samuel 1:17, “Then Eli answered and said, ‘Go in peace; and may the God of Israel grant your petition that you have asked of Him.’” (Here Samuel was answering Hannah who had asked God for a son.) Today, 4/28/17, the Lord showed me this, “And now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you whatever you ask, for all my people in the city know that you are a woman of excellence.” Ruth 4:11 (Boaz’s response to Ruth’s request to be her Kinsman-Redeemer.)
So our Great Provider is hearing our cries for “bread,” for “fish,” for offspring, for a mate…. He wants to answer! Join Him in ushering in the unfolding of His dramatic transfer of wealth and blessing to His “Beautiful Swan” who has so long been mocked as the “Ugly Duckling!”
Waiting in joyful anticipation,