The Weapon of Rest

“Faithful Victory” – by Meghan Williams, Dyed4you Art

Beloved, the weapons of war I have given you are mighty and unlike anything of this world. I call you this day to take another look in your arsenal for a weapon that is often overlooked and undervalued—the weapon of rest. Yes, there are times when you need to exercise your faith in an active, forceful manner. However, there are some wars that can only be won through quietness and confidence, the times when I call you to simply rest and trust in My Word. Continue reading “The Weapon of Rest”

He Makes the Darkness Tremble

by Jessica Smith Art

Below is a journal entry I wrote a few years ago after a great victory against demonic attack… 

Darkness parts like the Red Sea before the name of Jesus. His name sung in praise is like a sword of piercing light that severs the darkness before us. The power of that name lays flat every principality that stands in our way.

I keep having this same vision of me singing the name of Jesus against the enemy of my soul. I’m standing in the midst of thick demonic darkness. It’s surrounding me, blocking my way, suffocating me, pressing me on every side… trying to destroy me. This darkness is the poison of fear, anxiety, demonic manifestation, spirits of witchcraft, and death. And in this vision, I stand against it with one weapon… the weapon of the name of Jesus.

As I stand there with that darkness surrounding me I sing the name of Jesus. I take my eyes off the enemy, off what he’s doing against my life, off the threats of death, off the scary faces of doom and gloom, and I put my eyes on Jesus, and I sing that name. Then the song “Tremble” comes out, and I sing that song in my own way. “Jesus, Jesus, you make the darkness tremble. Jesus, Jesus, you part the darkened sea. Jesus, Jesus, you make the darkness tremble. Jesus, Jesus, you come and rescue me.” 

And as I sing, I see what happens as I sing… I see Jesus fight my battle. I see Jesus standing before me with lightning flashing from His wounded hands. Resurrection power destroying every demon and all the darkness that had been pressing in on me, tormenting me, it begins to tremble and shake until it completely disperses in terror of my God.

by Jessica Smith

Silk: Not on My Watch

The name of your silk is Not On My Watch. The colors in it are:

  • White representing purity of heart
  • Golden yellow representing courageous joy
  • Orange representing fiery passion 
  • Amethyst representing divine provision, promises of God
  • Midnight sea representing darkness making way for light
  • Cayman island green representing praise

The scriptures that go with it are:

  • Psalm 144:1-2 (TPT) There is only one strong, safe, and secure place for me; it’s in God alone and I love him! He’s the one who gives me strength and skill for the battle. He’s my shelter of love and my fortress of faith, who wraps himself around me as a secure shield. I hide myself in this one who subdues enemies before me.
  • Isaiah 62:6-7 (VOICE) I have stationed watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem. Day and night, they never stop calling out. You, too, must not rest or grow silent; keep reminding the Eternal to watch over Jerusalem. Tirelessly pester God —give Him no rest—until He reestablishes Jerusalem and makes it worthy of praise throughout the whole world.

A Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “I AM the Way Maker.”

Ephesians 6:13 (AMP) …and having done everything [that the crisis demands], to stand firm [in your place, fully prepared, immovable, victorious].

Beloved, there are moments to fight, but there are moments where all that is left to do is stand fast. You’ve prepared, you’re equipped, you’re positioned – it’s time to simply be immovable and leave the rest to Me. Knowing you have all of heaven behind you – the hosts ready and willing to fight on your behalf – be steadfast.

This is the test of faith. To stand at the Red Sea with an enemy bearing down on you, and to trust the One who is trustworthy to make a way where there seems to be no way. I AM the way maker. I part the seas. Stand in faith allowing your stance to declare your confidence in your God – in Me. I will not let you down. I will meet you in that place for I AM faithful and I bring victory in My mighty hand.

Another Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Look to Me for Breakthrough.”

Psalm 18:14 (TPT) He released his lightning-arrows, and routed my foes. See how they ran and scattered in fear!

Beloved, at the snap of My fingers everything changes. Breakthrough doesn’t have to be long and arduous, it can happen in a moment. Why do you think the enemy trembles at My name? 

Remember that breakthrough often manifests in the heavenlies before you see it with your natural senses. So trust and rejoice, knowing I AM God of the breakthrough. The breaker anointing is of My Spirit, so look to Me for breakthrough.

A prophetic download from Amanda Estep is connected to this. It’s called “Cry of Freedom.”

What I see, feel, and hear is likened to a prisoner held captive who, within themselves, is crying out for freedom from oppression and oppressors. The time in captivity has tried to convince you and manipulate you into believing you are someone you are not and that you are alone. The subtle control and manipulation may have caused you to even question your own identity and perhaps believe you are who the oppressors say you are. But, beloved, your cries have been heard. Abba Father has heard you crying out His name for help. Your Warrior Father and the angels in heaven have warred and battled on your behalf and are scattering your enemies with the swinging of His strong arm and with His mighty hand that holds the keys of freedom and victory. Abba has shouted with a mighty voice of triumph and the walls of your prison have crumbled down. The chains have been broken off you and He is washing you clean by the water of His Word and the blood of the Lamb. You have overcome by this and through the word of your testimony!

Continue to listen to Abba Father speak your name and who you are in Him! Believe and receive that you are a child of the Most High and heir to His promises. Lift up your head! Lift up your hands and shout out with praises continually in your mouth who you are in Him and what He has done for you! Dance like David danced before the Lord and let the anointing on your life pioneer and bring breakthrough and freedom to the multitudes! Your voice in Him can never go silent in this freedom so walk in it! Dance in it! Sing and shout in it! I see you dancing and worshiping Abba and crying out from the top of your lungs:

Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!
The Mighty One has set us free!
Freedom! Freedom! Freedom!
Let all our enemies see!
For we will never return to the place we have come from!
We are alive! Alive! Alive!
As Jesus lives and breathes so shall we!
Our Great God lives and so shall we!
Forever and ever it shall be!
We are free!
Freedom!

Another Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “YHVH Tsur (the Lord my Strength).”

Psalm 144:1 (JUB) Blessed be the LORD my strength, who trains my hands for the battle and my fingers for the war:

Beloved, I will never send you into battle unarmed, unequipped, or unprepared. Behold I know the plans I have for you, and they are good. I prepare each step – both the easy and the difficult, the joyous and the trying – I prepare them all and each has purpose. 

Each step builds upon the last and each step prepares you for what lies ahead. Resist the urge to rush. Resist the urge to tarry. Stay in My flow and trust My timing. Trust My leading. Trust Me to prepare you. And know I AM your strength. 

Psalm 144:1-2 (NOG) Thank Yahweh, my Tsur, who trained my hands to fight and my fingers to do battle, my merciful one, my Metsuda, my stronghold, and my savior, my Magen, the one in whom I take refuge, and the one who brings people under my authority.

Another Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Powerful Weapons.”

2 Corinthians 10:4 (AMP) The weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood]. Our weapons are divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses.

Beloved, the things of My Kingdom rarely make sense to the natural mind. From a human perspective, brute force seems like strength, while tenderness and compassion can seem weak and powerless. But from a spiritual perspective, love and compassion are two of the most powerful weapons you can wield. 

So resist the urge to assume you are weaponless and ineffective, for that is simply a lie from the pit of hell. You have more than enough assets on hand with which to wage effective warfare. So use them well. Love well. Walk in truth. Be righteous. Stand in faith. And in all, know that I AM with you and working in and through you. 

Another Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Be Vigilant.”

Matthew 26:41 (ASV) Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

Beloved, stay alert. Keep your spiritual eyes open and attentive. Then allow My Spirit to move you based on what you’ve seen, that you might know how to pray. Resist the urge to rely on your natural senses, for they are limited and create bias. 

Instead be vigilant in the spirit – be open to what you’re “seeing” and sensing. Then pray. For, beloved, I have called you to a lifestyle of prayer. So be intentional to continually stay in communion with Me as you bring petitions before My throne.

A final Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “The Power of One.”

Ezekiel 22:30 (VOICE) I searched for one man among them, a man who could build the wall and stand in the gap before Me and advocate for the land, a man who could convince Me not to destroy it; but I found no one.

Beloved, don’t underestimate the impact of one person, one voice. I am looking for one person to agree with My heart, let that be you. Stay tuned to My frequency. Let what moves Me, move you. Then respond accordingly. Trust My Spirit to lead. 

The enemy will always seek for ways to silence and distract you, so keep your heart in tune with Mine and refuse to be silenced, refuse to be scattered, refuse to be moved. Never underestimate the power of one, the power you hold as you align with Me. 

Isaiah 62:6 (CSB) Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen on your walls; they will never be silent, day or night. There is no rest for you, who remind the LORD.

A word called “The Battlefield” from Dorinda Agosto is connected to this.

The battle is fierce.  I look around and see all who have fallen, my heart melts with fear.  I hear Your voice on the battlefield telling us to be encouraged, to keep our eyes fixed on You.  You raise your gold shield to defend that which is Yours.  I run closer to You when something catches my attention.  I look away from You for just a second and I am pierced by an arrow of the enemy and I fall to the ground.  I try to get on my feet only to I fall back to the earth.  You look over Your shoulder and tell me, “Child, get back up!”  Again, I try to rise but the pain and the fear are unbearable.  I sink into back to the ground and sob, “I’m sorry Lord. I can’t.” 

You run and kneel down beside me protecting me with Your shield.  Your eyes are aflame and Your full glory is revealed.  You look into my eyes and tell me, “I will not leave you or forsake you.  I will renew your spirit and strengthen your body.  You WILL have your victory this day”.  Your eyes lock with mine and all I can see and feel is the warmth of Your love.  I am overwhelmed by Your healing touch.  All fear and pain is gone.  You extend Your hand to lift me to my feet. You smile at me and say, “Child, you are now a force to be reckoned with for My Holy Spirit has renewed you.”  

I start to praise you on the battlefield!!  “You have renewed my spirit with divine strength.  I will have no fear for You are with me.  Though my enemies surround me, I will not fear for You have prepared me for battle.  You have armed me with mighty weapons not of this world.  My praise is a weapon!  My voice is the banner I lift on high.  Victory is assured because You go before me and You are my rear guard.  Though the ground quake beneath my feet I will not be moved.  Though the winds howl, I will stand my ground.  Though the waters rage and the mountains fall, I will remain steadfast, keeping my eyes fixed on You.  HOLY IS THE LORD!!  HOLY IS THE LORD!!  HOLY IS THE LORD!!  VICTORY!! is assured!!  My eyes are on You Lord.  My eyes are on You.”

It’s been prayed over and anointed with the Scent of Heaven’s Watchmen oil. We are all called to be Watchmen, constantly on the alert spiritually. In this season there is an increasing need for people to walk in the fullness of this portion of their call. The scripture that goes with this oil is Isaiah 62:6 “I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence…”

We pray it blesses you!

NOTE: If you’re wondering why I’ve shared this silk 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 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.

Season of Expectation

There is a godly expectancy that is joyous – filled with incredible expectation of the Father’s fulfillment of redemption, the weight of the world literally lifts as we encounter His Son. And in that moment, the heavy yoke we tend to carry is lifted and there is such a light, airy – almost weightless – sensation that makes us want to dance and worship with so much joy and thankfulness. His burdens are light as a feather. What great expectations! Continue reading “Season of Expectation”

The Moment of Breakthrough

I have always been fascinated by God’s words to the Israelites concerning the process by which He would empower them to dispossess the promised land of the nations that were there:

Deuteronomy 7:21-22 (VOICE) So don’t be so terrified of these other nations—the Eternal your God is with you. He’s a great and awesome God! But He will drive out these nations ahead of you only little by little. You won’t be able to finish them off all at once because if you did, the wild animals would reproduce rapidly in the empty land and that would be dangerous.

Continue reading “The Moment of Breakthrough”