We have entered the Hebrew year of the “door” - “dalet”, 5784.
Grateful to know that Precious Moments in the Wilderness has been a blessing to this reader.
"Hi Lay Leng,
Your book has been highly helpful as I was experiencing a season of closed doors in my tutoring career. I am starting to see more open doors recently in ways I dont expect. Thanks for sharing God's love through your writing.”
Precious Moments in the Wilderness eBook buyer Joanne David
Also, I can testify to this prophetic word on the Elijah List that our wilderness is a time of blessing, hence I thought I'll share it here. This verse from Song of Songs 8:5 was the exact verse I used to conclude my book.
"I was reminded of Song of Songs 8:5; the first part it says the following: "Who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning on her beloved?""
"YOUR WILDERNESS IS A TIME OF BLESSING"
STEPHANIE CLAIBORNE, ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
While I was in prayer the other morning, the Lord began to show me how our wilderness times are times that bring transfiguration. I was reminded of Song of Songs 8:5; the first part it says the following: "Who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning on her beloved?"
It was highlighted to me that her friends didn't recognize her when she came out of her wilderness season, asking, "Who is this?" Our times of being in the wilderness should transfigure and transform us to the point that we are not like we used to be.
It was also highlighted to me that she was LEANING on her beloved! The Lord reminded me that we can place our weight on Him as we learn to lean on Him—placing our burdens, our cares, our hopes, and dreams on Him. I then heard Him say that as we lean upon Him, He will begin to give us His thoughts and heart on the matters that concern us.
GAINING AUTHORITY IN YOUR WILDERNESS
I was also reminded of Mark 1:12-13, which says the following: "At once the Spirit sent Him out into the wilderness, and He was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended Him."
Our heavenly Father led Jesus into the wilderness. Jesus walked and use His authority in His wilderness time. This is where we gain authority. Our times of testing will yield a greater measure of authority in our lives. I heard the Spirit of the Lord say that our time of testing is a time to exercise and learn to use our authority in its fullness. As we lean upon Him, He will nourish us, and the places that have caused us much pain will be used for His greater glory.
HE WANTS TO 'TABERNACLE' WITH YOU IN YOUR TIME OF TESTING
I heard the Spirit of the Lord say, "This is the time that I want to 'tabernacle' with you and bring you into a place that is brimming with MY Faith."
The Lord is equipping us to embrace and embody who He is, and to see ourselves seated WITH HIM in heavenly places. The Lord is saying that the times of short-lived revelation and presence are coming to an end. He is saying that there will be an increase of His presence in our lives as we embrace this as our new normal. It will require from us what it says in Proverbs 3:5-8: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones."
It takes WISDOM to trust Him with all of your heart, and to not lean on our own understanding. I saw in the spirit how the Spirit of wisdom begins to teach us in our wilderness times, if we don't resist, and if we LEAN ON HIM.
I pray in agreement with all of Heaven that in your wilderness times, you will learn to lean on your BELOVED, and that you will be transformed to look more like Him.