The name of your silk is Transformed. The colors in it are:
- Black representing shadow of His wings
- Turquoise representing healing
- Electric blue representing release
- Cayman island green representing flourishing or thriving
- Royal blue representing tehowm (the deep – Psalm 42:7)
- Silver shimmer representing redemption
The scriptures that go with it are:
- Romans 12:2 (TPT) Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around you, but be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit through a total reformation of how you think. This will empower you to discern God’s will as you live a beautiful life, satisfying and perfect in his eyes.
- 2 Corinthians 5:17 (TPT) Now, if anyone is enfolded into Christ, he has become an entirely new creation. All that is related to the old order has vanished. Behold, everything is fresh and new.
- 2 Corinthians 3:18 (AMPC) And all of us, as with unveiled face, [because we] continued to behold [in the Word of God] as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are constantly being transfigured into His very own image in ever increasing splendor and from one degree of glory to another; [for this comes] from the Lord [Who is] the Spirit.
- Galatians 2:20 (TPT)“My old identity has been co-crucified with Messiah and no longer lives; for the nails of his cross crucified me with him. And now the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for the Anointed One lives his life through me—we live in union as one! My new life is empowered by the faith of the Son of God who loves me so much that he gave himself for me, and dispenses his life into mine!
This is inspired by the coloring of the wings on a Blue Morpho Butterfly. One of the things that was highlighted about this butterfly is that as a caterpillar it sheds its skin several times and the final time reveals a hard exterior called a chrysalis. We often think of cocoons for butterflies (the silken woven casing), but cocoons are actually for moths. Butterflies have these chrysalides, which is typically a golden-colored hard casing where the transformation takes place. The name chrysalis comes from the golden color.
So the parallels and connections Papa is downloading are as follows. First, we have to choose to let go of that which we no longer need to carry (shed our skin). Ultimately, the walls and protections we have created must be done away with so our true beauty may be seen (butterfly coming forth from the chrysalis). We can trust the Lord to be our protector and do not need to try to keep our self-made armor, our spiritual armor provided by Him and the Lord as our rear guard are protection enough. And finally, the golden color of the chrysalis brings to mind gold in the refiner’s fire, which is where transformation takes place as dross is brought to the surface and removed leaving behind pure beauty.
A post by Elisa Eaton from ButterflyMindDesigns.com is connected to this. It’s called “‘Butterfly Mind’ Defined.”
Several years ago, when I sensed the Father was leading me to start a prophetic art business, I sought Him for a name for the business. “Butterfly Mind Designs,” He said. This would not be the last time that the Father gave me a business name, but this particular one had personal significance to me; I had already been using “butterfly mind” as an email and username for years up until that point.
So what is a “butterfly mind?” The Father is the one who put these two words together for me, combining two different concepts that would point me toward the light at the end of a dark tunnel in my life. Many years ago, I was weighed down by emotional pain and wandering through the darkness of depression. When I was at one of my lowest points and the Father had brought me back from the brink of suicide for perhaps the second time, He promised to free me from depression.
This promise came in the form of a silver, butterfly ring with amethyst specks. When I saw this ring at my local mall, a fragment of Scripture popped into my mind. It was a Scripture my mother had always linked to butterflies and transformation: “…and be renewed in the spirit of your mind…” (Ephesians 4:23). In that moment, I sensed that God was personally promising me that He would renew my mind and free me from depression. So, I bought the ring without hesitation; it would remain as my constant reminder of God’s personal promise to me.
My journey to renewal and freedom from depression has been long and arduous. Healing from the emotional wounds that caused me to fall into depression is, in reality, is an ongoing process. However, the journey God has taken me on is not just about breaking me free from something that had tortured me for over a decade—it is part of my lifelong journey back to the Creator. As I stand on the other side of that proverbial Jordan River having come out of the wilderness and into the Promised Land, God has shown me why Ephesians 4 and the butterfly is so important—to me personally and to those who will be affected by the work restoration of the cross:
This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. —Ephesians 4:17-24 (NKJV)
Our entire journey back to our Creator requires a change in the way we think and act, this renewing “in the spirit of your mind” as the Apostle Paul tells us. Much of the pain we experience in life comes from living against the way God created us to be. When we give our lives to Christ, we begin to experience a different type of pain; His Spirit guides us through a transformation process and teaches us how to live in accordance with the Word of God.
This transformation can bring renewal and vitality to our entire way of life, yet we experience pain as we die to ourselves and even when we fight this process. Reconciliation with our God and healing and renewal of our inner man is a gift that came at the price of His Son’s life when Christ died and took on the penalty of our sins.
However, the pain involved in renewing our minds and transforming into this “new man” doesn’t seem like much of a gift when you are led to undergo the process! Yet the beauty and hope in this process can be seen in the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly. In order to become a beautiful being capable of flying through the skies, a caterpillar must go through a process of death to life. The caterpillar cannot become a butterfly without sacrifice. It must shed its skin or “old form” to create a chrysalis, the place where it transforms into a butterfly.
All of the butterfly’s old form breaks down into a “soup” that will make way for new body parts, tissue, limbs, and organs that the caterpillar has functioned with since birth must be broken down to make way for its new, beautiful form. This is a painful cost to become a “new creation!” However, that’s not all. When the transformation is complete, this new butterfly must fight—and fight hard—to emerge from the chrysalis. This struggle is a matter of life and death, yet it is a struggle that actually builds strength and endurance for the new creature to survive in the world beyond. From death to life, this creature goes from crawling to flying. It goes from eating all day, desperately consuming every leaf in sight to having purpose. Butterflies live a productive life of pollinating the very source of the food they once consumed.
In Christ, we must make a similar transformation process if we wish to reconnect with our Creator. And through this process, we find our true identity and purpose, one that has lain dormant within us. Humanity often fights against this process because it is neither pretty nor pleasurable. On some instinctual level, we know it will hurt! Quite like the butterfly and quite like our Christ our Savior, our walk is a process of metamorphosis—death that brings new life.
The “old man,” as stated in Ephesians 4, “grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts.” This old man–our old nature–cannot remain in us if we seek life in every sense of the word. To gain life, we are required to sacrifice much of what we have held onto for dear life—thoughts and behaviors, dreams and goals, ideas and traditions we have considered to be sacred. Yet such sacred things do not bring life in and of themselves. Like Adam, before God breathed His Spirit into him, our lives are dust without the life that our Creator brings.
When we dare to die to ourselves (or to our idea of who we are), we eventually emerge from our chrysalis more beautiful than we could ever imagine! God transforms our thoughts and behavior in a way that no self-help guru can. We look in the mirror and with each passing day, we see the person God created us to be before the foundation of the world. We see a person who was made in God’s image and likeness. We see the gifts stored up for us that we did not know He was offering us. The Father reveals our true purpose, the true vision He has had for each of our lives that has been hidden like a goldmine under our own thoughts and plans. Those very dreams and desires take on a vibrant new shape when our minds are renewed.
In order to emerge from a life of weariness and burden, we must be like a caterpillar: we must set ourselves to the task of shedding the “old man”–which includes our hurts, thought patterns, behaviors, dreams, and beliefs–and we must let God reshape and restore us, making us into a new creation, holy and righteous before Him. This is a butterfly mind—a mindset where we are willing to die daily in order to gain true life in Christ.
I will not lie. The fight out of our proverbial chrysalis is a difficult one. For me, it happens at various times and in various ways as the Father reshapes a different area of my heart at a time. It can be a physical, mental, and spiritual life-and-death struggle at times, but it personally gives me strength and endurance to survive in this world. Yet unlike the butterfly, none of us fights alone to get out of our chrysalis. As God promised Joshua at the Jordan River, so He promises all who will come to Him:
Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. —Joshua 1:9 (NKJV)
A Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Flourish in Freedom.”
John 19:30 (NIV) When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
Beloved, it is done. Walk in agreement with the finished work of the cross. Let your life be a testament to My transformative power. Your debt is paid. Refuse to hold on to it as though you are still bound.
Beloved, you are free. Soar in the freedom you have been given. Resist the urge to crawl back in your grave as though still dead, for you have been brought forth from death unto life. And that life is abundant, so flourish in the freedom you’ve received.
Another Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “A Slave to Bondage No More.”
2 Corinthians 3:17 (AMPC) Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (emancipation from bondage, freedom).
Beloved, My Spirit brings freedom. Receiving Me is receiving My Spirit. You are a slave to bondage no more. My Spirit lives within you. The traps of the enemy cannot hold you as you surrender yourself to Me. Let My Spirit lead and guide you. Be sensitive to My flow. I will direct you, I will teach you, and I will convict you. Trust Me to lead you rightly (and trust Me to lead others rightly as they surrender to Me too).
I can open the door to your cage, but I cannot force you to fly. You must choose to fly free. I have made a way, but you must walk it out. Beloved, soar with Me. You’ve been released – the chains broken – don’t believe the enemy’s lies that you are still his hostage. The blood has paid the price, you need not try to pay it again – it is already covered – simply move in the freedom that came at so high a cost.
A final Prophetic Nugget from Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Ministries is connected to this. It’s called “Fly With Me.”
2 Corinthians 5:17 (TPT) – Now, if anyone is enfolded into Christ, he has become an entirely new creation. All that is related to the old order has vanished. Behold, everything is fresh and new.
Beloved, resist the urge to cling to old identities simply because they are familiar. Or to allow those around you to convince you that you are the same, for you are not. You are a new creation in Me. Step forth into the new you and refuse to be drawn back by others’ expectations.
A butterfly coming forth in all its glorious splendor has no trace of its caterpillar form, nor could it emulate it if it tried. Similarly, you have been radically transformed, beloved. You are made new. So fly with Me in the fullness of your newly transformed self.
The lyrics to for King & Country’s song “Amen” is connected to this. The song is inspired by the act of baptism. When we cross the threshold of salvation, we cross over from darkness to light, death to life. Our conversion or our commitment to Christ is meant to be equal to His commitment as demonstrated on the cross—a love that is willing to give it all and hold nothing back. Just as Christ laid down His life and was resurrected to life, that is also our path as well. Water baptism symbolizes our spiritual baptism and rebirth as children of God. We are awash in Christ’s resurrection power and are being brought to life through His Spirit.
It has been prayed over and anointed with the Scent of Heaven’s Transformed oil, which is used to come into alignment with the transforming power of the Living God and His ability to make us a new creation. The scriptures that go with this anointing oil are:
- Romans 12:2 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
- 2 Corinthians 3:18 “And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.”
As we align with Him and with His word a transformation takes place. We literally are no longer the same. Much like a caterpillar is vastly different from a butterfly, our transformation through Him can be equally stunning if we will just submit to His ways, plans, and heart.
We pray it blesses you!