Anointing Comes Through Repentance

Consuming Fire” by Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Art

{vision} Fire that looks like a rose dripping oil into another flickering fire below. 

The rose of Sharon is bringing the oil of thanksgiving to those who have been restored, healed, forgiven. This oil will stir up the passion for all that God has called them to as children of His kingdom. He has restored the lost and the broken, and the bitter hearts have been made whole. He is calling out to His children to repent and come to Him. He desires our hearts to be filled with Him and His love. He wants to pour out His anointing oil upon us, but we must be prepared to receive it. 

Preparation happens through repentance and obedience. He needs us to be open to His word and what He has called us to no matter how crazy it seems. He will make a way where there seems to be no way. Don’t rely on human methods. He will bring it about. He will show you the way, the method, the path He wants you to take to bring about the results only He can make happen. It is all for His glory not ours so we need to become less so He can become our all in all. 

“Call upon Me and I will answer you. Seek Me and know Me. Seek Me with all your heart, and I will be found by you,” says the Lord Almighty.

Let us rejoice in His name! Let us rejoice! Let us lift up His name. Let us bless His name. May we repent for thinking He is not enough, for believing He was not the provider of all our needs. Let us repent.

Prayer: Lord, I desire to repent of every attitude, belief system, and sin that separates me from You and Your embrace. Reveal to me what is in the depths of my heart that I may repent, be made whole, and go shout Your name from the rooftops! Thank you Lord! Thank you Lord! Thank you Lord!

I Keep You In My Heart

“I Keep You in My Heart” by Margie Puckett

Dear beloved,

I want to remind you that sometimes words are not necessary. I know all of your needs and all of your desires. I know that all you desire the most is to always experience My loving presence upon you!  Oh, how you love my presence and my voice!

In the midst of all the great works you are doing for My kingdom, I know that sometimes all you desire is to spend time with Me. Just like a young child desires to be held in the comfort of her Father’s arms, know that I hold you closer than you can ever imagine. 

I have you in My heart, cherished and protected. In My heart I hold you close. I sway and rock you to the humming of the sweet lullaby of My heart. 

Bask in My love and enjoy My stillness that brings forth joy and peace. Rest in Me as I cover you with My hands and I shelter you under My mantle. I keep you lifted from the dreary darkness of this world, and I give much-needed rest. In My heart, you will always be engulfed in the overflow of My love.

Beloved, hush your thoughts and listen to the melody of My heartbeat. Allow Me to comfort you and give you rest. My love will strengthen you. My love will restore you. My love is more than enough. Let it permeate every cell of your being as I prepare you for greater works for My glory.

Remember, you are always loved, embraced, covered, and protected in My heart. There is no need to rush. Be still in Me. Rest in my love. 

Selah

by Margie Puckett

Covenantal Love

“Lamb of God” by Meghan Williams, Dyed4you Art

God the Father entered into an eternal covenant with His son before the creation of the world. God chose blood covenants (the ultimate and final one being Christ’s sacrifice on the cross) as a way to both relate to us and reveal more of Himself to us. God designed the terms of blood covenant to demonstrate His airtight, immovable faithfulness and love toward us. God shares His heart and plan for us to be restored to relationship with Him. He is a God who loves to reveal more of Himself into our hearts and understanding. He desires for us to know Him more closely. He wants us to know Him intimately. God desired that we would know Him and understand more about His deep and abiding love for us, gaining insight into just how serious He is about being faithful to us. 

Covenants may vary in format, but their essence is the same: a covenant is an intensely loyal bond entered into by two parties, individuals, or groups. An interesting point to note is that a blood covenant is an UNBREAKABLE bond entered into for life. It covers everyone represented by the two parties as well as all their descendants, including those yet unborn. 

The terms of the covenant are constructed and then sealed through a series of steps, including: 

      • a ceremony with the exchange of gifts
      • the exchange of belts and weapons
      • the pledging of solemn promises
      • oaths
      • the shedding and mixing of blood
      • an exchange of names
      • a covenant meal
      • a covenant memorial
      • a covenant scar

While each step in the cutting of covenant is important and brimming with meaning, I only want to highlight two: the exchange of gifts and the exchange of belts and weapons. 

In the exchange of gifts, covenant representatives exchanged tunics as a symbol of their now combined goods and assets. This tunic exchange said, in effect, “All I am and all I have is yours. I am at your disposal. All you need to do is ask.”

In the exchange of belts and weapons, the covenant representatives exchange their belts and weapons with one another. This signified a pledge of unending loyalty and that one would fight and protect the other’s interests. In essence, the exchange of belts and weapons said, “I will stand with you, even if you are in the wrong. I am here for you. I will hold nothing back to pledge my loyalty to you—even if it means my death!” 

All the steps of the covenant, lead to an understanding—a pledge and unshakable commitment between the two parties. The parties involved become one entity. Their formerly separate interests and lives are now merged into one. Their destinies, purpose, and common interests are now one. Former enemies are now one.  

The covenant entered into is airtight and permanent. The covenant love is for the other party rather than for one’s self. True covenant mentality, in its richest and purest form, is God-given and opens the door for us to understand even more how much God loves us.

Dyed4you Art Flag: Fiery Glory

This is our Fiery Glory flag based on our Dyed4you Art piece called Throne Room Glory, which reminds us we are welcomed into His throne room, and we can find true peace and a deep abiding understanding of who we’ve been created to be there in His presence.

  • Revelation 4:10-11 (AMP) the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and they worship Him who lives forever and ever; and they throw down their crowns before the throne, saying, “Worthy are You, our Lord and God, to receive the glory and the honor and the power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they exist, and were created and brought into being.”
  • 1 Peter 2:5 (TPT) Come and be his “living stones” who are continually being assembled into a sanctuary for God. For now you serve as holy priests, offering up spiritual sacrifices that he readily accepts through Jesus Christ.
  • Matthew 18:20 (TPT) For wherever two or three come together in honor of my name, I am right there with them!”

A Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Dwelling Place.”

1 Peter 2:5 (TPT) Come and be his “living stones” who are continually being assembled into a sanctuary for God. For now you serve as holy priests, offering up spiritual sacrifices that he readily accepts through Jesus Christ.

Beloved, present yourself as a living offering. Be part of My holy temple – a dwelling place for My Spirit. Welcome Me, even as I welcome you into My presence – that we might be one. United in thought and purpose.

And from this place of unity, work in unison with Me and act on My behalf. Be prompted by My Spirit – a holy priest, ordained by Me. To effectively and rightly represent Me, you must first know Me and be known by Me. So dwell in My presence, and be indwelt by Me.

Another Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” is connected to this. It’s called “Come and Know Me More.”

Psalm 18:11-12 (TPT) Wrapped and hidden in the thick-cloud darkness, his thunder-tabernacle surrounded him. He hid himself in mystery-darkness; the dense rain clouds were his garments. Suddenly the brilliance of his presence broke through with lightning bolts and with a mighty storm from heaven— like a tempest dropping coals of fire.

Beloved, I cloak Myself in glory and mystery surrounds Me, and yet I beckon you closer and welcome you into My presence. I AM power and authority. My holiness radiates from My presence. Come and know Me – come and know Me more.

Be reverent, but also be bold. Know who I AM, but also understand who you are. Move past any seeming contradictions, and simply choose to know Me. Choose to pursue Me. Be undone in My presence and overcome by the radiance of My glory.

A Meditation of the Word called “A Throne-Room Perspective” from Elisa Eaton of Waiting in the Wings is connected to this.

There was once a point in my walk when I was afraid to have a throne room encounter with God. I was still healing from a broken sense of identity at that time. So I was certain that an encounter with Him would “put me in my place.” Certainly, the presence of the flawless Eternal One would only confirm the sense of unworthiness I felt on the inside. Yet nothing could have been further from the truth.

My encounters with the Divine have always had a way of radically transforming the way I perceive both God and myself. I begin to grasp the face of perfect love. (And no matter how many encounters I have with the Eternal, it will only really be just the beginning.) He is limitless, all-powerful, all-knowing, and truly, none can compare to Him. Yes, He is so flawless in His beauty that words often fail me. However, I am moved to spend the rest of my existence (here and in eternity) looking for ways to describe the impossible.

Yet to grasp a glimpse of the glory puts our identity into a breathtaking perspective. The One who is seated on the throne above all thrones has chosen to make His home within us. When unified, the followers of Christ are indeed a body through which the Divine moves and expresses Himself. Our relationship to Him is like a crown upon our heads.

Encounters with the presence of God restore our dignity and rightful identity as sons of God and living stones of His temple. We remember who we are, whose we are, and why we are alive. In this light, I can say it is easy for me to cast my crown before the throne. However, I no longer fear I have to cast my crown out of a sense of unworthiness. Instead, I am moved to honor my King out of gratitude and love for this precious gift of life.

Revelation 4:10-11 (AMP) the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and they worship Him who lives forever and ever; and they throw down their crowns before the throne, saying, “Worthy are You, our Lord and God, to receive the glory and the honor and the power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they exist, and were created and brought into being.”

1 Peter 2:5 (TPT) Come and be his “living stones” who are continually being assembled into a sanctuary for God. For now you serve as holy priests, offering up spiritual sacrifices that he readily accepts through Jesus Christ.

Another Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” is connected to this. It’s called “Emissaries of Heaven.”

Mark 16:20 (VOICE) The disciples went out proclaiming the good news; and the risen Lord continued working through them, confirming every word they spoke with the signs He performed through them.]

Beloved, expect manifestations of My power. For what is the point of praying for the miraculous if you aren’t fully persuaded that the One you beseech is more than able to do “abundantly above all you could ask or think”? Choose to know Me, and choose to believe.

Walk in the full authority and power of the One who has sent you: Me. You are the emissaries of heaven. Yielded and willing vessels – created to usher the supernatural into the natural realm because you know who I AM and you believe. So stand and speak in faith, and watch Me move.

Another Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” is connected to this. It’s called “Lord God Omnipotent.

Revelation 4:8 (AMP) And the four living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes all over and within [underneath their wings]; and day and night they never stop saying, “Holy, holy, holy [is the] Lord God, the Almighty [the Omnipotent, the Ruler of all], who was and who is and who is to come [the unchanging, eternal God].”

Beloved, I AM the Lord God omnipotent, and I AM clothed in power. Nothing is too hard for Me, and nothing is beyond My reach. I AM mighty and awesome – ruler of all. And yet – though I AM worthy of all glory and honor – I have made you the focus of My attention, the apple of My eye.

I AM a good Father. And though I have the power to shatter the mountains and turn them to dust, I gently comfort and protect My children. I AM fierce, yet I AM loving. I AM terrifying, yet I have made Myself approachable. I AM the Lord God omnipotent, and I reign.

Revelation 19:6 (KJV) And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

Another Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” is connected to this. It’s called “Zealously Pursuant.”

Psalm 24: 3-4 (NIV) Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart…

Beloved, who may stand in My holy place? I pray that you would choose to relentlessly pursue Me just as I pursue you. That in doing so, your single-minded devotion to Me encourages you to righteousness – clean hands and a pure heart.

I do not require perfection, but rather a zealous holy adoration complete with reverence and obedience. For that is truly a love for Me that brings forth life. So be holy as I AM holy. Love Me as I love you. And be as zealously pursuant of Me as I AM of you.

Another Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” is connected to this. It’s called “Attentive for Eternity.

Psalm 121:4 (TPT) He will never slumber nor sleep; he is the Guardian-God for his people, Israel.

Beloved, I AM awake day and night. Alert. Not one thing escapes My notice. I hear each prayer and petition, each offering on the altar of praise – day and night, night and day. I do not grow weary of My children, nor do I grow callus to your pleas. You are My heart’s desire, and I’m attentive for eternity.

Refuse to let your flame grow dim, or to let your passion cool. My love for you is steadfast and ardent, unshakable and true. So as you lift your hands in worship and sing your words of praise, know I receive your sweet offerings – and will do so all My days.

Leviticus 6:13 (VOICE) The fire on the altar must burn continually; it must not be allowed to go out.

A final Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Worthy to Receive.

Revelation 4:10-11 (AMP) the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and they worship Him who lives forever and ever; and they throw down their crowns before the throne, saying, “Worthy are You, our Lord and God, to receive the glory and the honor and the power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they exist, and were created and brought into being.”

Beloved, I AM worthy to receive. So just as the elders cast their crowns before Me, surrender that which you hold dear – that which brings you glory, and give it as an offering to Me. Your accomplishments achieved with talents and wisdom I gave you, in those acknowledge Me. Your creations executed with inspiration from My Spirit, in those give glory to Me. Your positions granted with favor and success that comes from Me, in those honor and exalt Me.

All that you are and all that you have is from Me. Give honor where honor is due, for I will receive those sacrifices and offerings. They are a sweet fragrance before My throne. For it is exquisitely precious to be acknowledged by a good and grateful steward making the most with what he has been given.

The name of the painted silk hidden in this image is Glory of the Throne Room. The dye colors in it are white representing holiness, cream representing sweet aroma of praise/worship, sand representing holy ground, soft gold representing radiant glory, amber representing glory of His presence, gray representing cloud of His presence, vibrant green (candy apple) representing standing in awe of the Creator, and dark gray representing fear of the Lord and humility. The dyed silk was then painted by Dyed4you team member Becky Eddy with a piece of prophetic art depicting elements of the throne room including the lampstands and creatures, which are overlayed in this piece.

Father, may You be glorified in our lives. May we zealously seek you and worship You with unabashed abandon. You are worthy and You are awesome. May we see You as You truly are and be forever changed.

NOTE: If you’re wondering why I’ve shared this art flag letter, I explain on my personal blog in a post called God Speaking Through Silk why I began sharing these on my personal blog. Later, I felt led to share some on the Dyed4you Ministries blog as well. So I share some here and some there (you can find the ones there in the silk words and Dyed4you Art Flag category). To find out more about the words we birth – including how they are created and what is typically included – visit our About Our Silk Letters and Art Words page.

Life-Changing Love

Heir of Righteousness” by Meghan Williams, Dyed4you Art

This is a series of Prophetic Nuggets from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams that are connected by scripture / theme. It is a series of ten Prophetic Nuggets based on Matthew 5:43-48 and being a vessel of God’s love.

Matthew 5:43-48 (TPT) “Your ancestors have also been taught ‘Love your neighbors  and hate the one who hates you.’ However, I say to you, love your enemy, bless the one who curses you, do something wonderful for the one who hates you,  and respond to the very ones who persecute you by praying for them. For that will reveal your identity as children of your heavenly Father. He is kind to all by bringing the sunrise to warm and rainfall to refresh whether a person does what is good or evil. What reward do you deserve if you only love the loveable? Don’t even the tax collectors do that? How are you any different from others if you limit your kindness only to your friends? Don’t even the ungodly do that? Since you are children of a perfect Father in heaven, you are to be perfect  like him.” Continue reading “Life-Changing Love”

Seek God’s Hidden Hand

Held in the Everlasting Arms” by Meghan Williams, Dyed4you Art

Just before Purim this spring, God reminded me of the importance of looking for His “hidden hand” in our lives. In the whole book of Esther, God isn’t mentioned. There’s also no record of God speaking directly to His people or prophets. However, this doesn’t mean that He wasn’t present, moving, and speaking throughout the events that transpired. In fact, we can see how God strategically moved through different individuals to protect His people from genocide. Continue reading “Seek God’s Hidden Hand”

Squeezed, Pressed, and Crushed

Not Defeated” by Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Art

If you find yourself feeling squeezed and trampled on, it probably means that God is making grape juice, and He is about to give you a new wineskin that can hold that new wine. However, this is not the time to whine.

If you are feeling pressed and crushed, God is probably pressing out new oil for your lamp. Submit to the process. It’s OK to say “Ouch!” a lot in between the shouts of “Praise the Lord! Thank you, Jesus!” Continue reading “Squeezed, Pressed, and Crushed”

Strong in the Lord (Psalm 125)

Refuse to Be Moved” by Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Art

This is a series of Prophetic Nuggets from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams that are connected by scripture / theme. It is a series of five Prophetic Nuggets based on Psalm 125. 

Psalm 125:1-5 (AMP) Those who trust in and rely on the Lord [with confident expectation] Are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but remains forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the Lord surrounds His people From this time forth and forever. For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land of the righteous, So that the righteous will not reach out their hands to do wrong. Do good, O Lord, to those who are good And to those who are upright in their hearts. But as for those who turn aside to their crooked ways [in unresponsiveness to God], The Lord will lead them away with those who do evil. Peace be upon Israel. Continue reading “Strong in the Lord (Psalm 125)”

Called for Greatness

Thundering Vanquisher” by Meghan Williams of Dyed4you Art

I heard the Lord saying:

“Haven’t I called you for greatness? What are you holding on to that is keeping you from being who I called you to be? Let go of the words and actions of others that are not in agreement with the words I have spoken over you! Do not focus on them.

“I Am the author and finisher of your faith. Focus on Me! Keep your eyes on Me! Rest in Me! Know who you are in Me. Focus on what I have spoken over you. I have called you for greater works! Rejoice in Me during this season!”

Selah… Rejoice. 

by Margie Puckett