Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Aligned for the New Season

Recently, the Lord spoke to me through a prophetic dream which I believe is also a timely word for many in the Body of Christ. I pray that the Spirit of the Lord will speak to you and minister to you through this posting even as you read and ponder over its meaning to your life personally. You are welcome to share this word as the Holy Spirit leads you. (We welcome you to subscribe to our blog by entering your email address under "Subscribe via Email" at the right hand column of the blog or you may want to Follow the blog by Google Friend Connect)

In this short dream I find myself inside my car in a car servicing centre. I knew that the car was there for its wheel alignment to be checked. The unusual detail of this dream is the timing of this car maintenance exercise. It was dark and I was shown a clock which tells me it was 5.00 in the morning. Instinctively, I understand that together with my family members who were with me in the car (in the dream), we were going for a travelling journey (somewhat like a trip to some destination). And then, I woke up from my sleep.

Firstly, let's take a look at some of the symbols in the dream and what do they represent: -

From the journal where I record all the dreams given by God, I have come to understand that God always uses "car" as a symbol to speak about:
(i) our lives;
(ii) our ministries; or
(iii) the means to accomplish a purpose.

Wheel alignment
As extracted from wikipedia,
wheel alignment sometimes referred to as tracking, is part of standard automobile maintenance that consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the car maker's specification. The purpose of these adjustments is to reduce tire wear, and to ensure that vehicle travel is straight and true (without "pulling" to one side). Alignment angles can also be altered beyond the maker's specifications to obtain a specific handling characteristic.

The verb "align" is defined in dictionary.com as: -
1. to arrange in a straight line; adjust according to a line.
2. to bring into a line or alignment.
3. to bring into cooperation or agreement with a particular group, party, cause, etc.

5 o'clock in the morning
The number "5" speaks of grace. And 5am is a time just before the break of dawn.

A journey
This speaks about entering into a new season or a new period where God is going to bring us to fulfill His purpose and destiny for us in that season.

What is the Lord saying through this dream?

Many today are waiting for the fulfillment of His promises and prophetic words, whether on a personal or corporate basis. There is an increased sense of anticipation in the hearts of many and in the spirit realm, to witness God performing His words in a new and mighty way. Through this dream, God is saying that we are now "parked" at His workshop whereby a divine alignment is taking place before the break of dawn. Every part of our lives and ministries are being examined and being brought into alignment with His nature, plans and purposes. This is to ensure that we are on the straight and narrow path and do not deviate from His calling and purposes for our lives and ministries. Oftentimes, we may lose our focus or perspective in life as we go through trials, delays and disappointments. But, God in His divine mercies, is bringing divine adjustment that our lives may be in agreement with His heart's desire. The Lord is setting a plumbline through His written words and the cross of Jesus Christ.

This is not an hour of condemnation but an hour of grace. He is extending His windows of grace. Therefore, harden not our hearts against His Spirit's workings in our hearts. In this alignment and realignment exercise, there may be pain and time seems to be wasted as things seem to be not moving. It is a time to open our hearts for His correction. It may involve tightening and loosening of some bolts here and there. But He promises us that His grace is sufficient for us. It is a time of complete dependence on His grace and not our flesh and frail efforts.

We will soon enter into a season where the realities of Isaiah 60:1-3 shall soon be manifested: -
Arise, shine, for your light has come,
and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.
For behold, darkness shall cover the earth,
and thick darkness the peoples;
but the LORD will arise upon you,
and his glory will be seen upon you.
And nations shall come to your light,
and kings to the brightness of your rising

The Lord also quickened the verse in 2 Peter 1:19: -
And we have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts...

I have also been hearing the Lord whispering this in my heart lately: -
"A change of heart is required for a change of season."

Are you in a place where you do not know what you should do? Look to the Lord. Look upon the cross where our Savior bled and died. At the same time, open your heart and yield to the Spirit of God, allowing Him to do a work in us. When He has brought us into alignment with the desires of the Father, we are then ready to step into His purposes which He has ordained for us. Hallelujah! Keep looking to Him!

3 responses:

  1. A new season is a new problem for your car specially winter. That's why your car should be prepared for that race.

  2. First off, set things up so you can measure toe. The concept here is to use the jack stands to hold the string nice and taunt between them. You line up the string parallel to the car, and can measure the front/rear of the rim as an indication of toe.

  3. The cost of a wheel alignment should only include labor and nothing more. Be cautious of auto repair professionals who will try to sell you a warranty with the service, which will increase the average costs listed above. Also, never pay for a four-wheel alignment when you only need a two-wheel one. Your vehicle should be examined initially by a repair shop to determine what alignment you neeed.