Have you ever had a prophetic dream you knew God wanted you to share—but it was for a later time?
This happened to me when I had a dream on Christmas Day last year, and now eight months later, I hear the Holy Spirit say, “This word is for right now!”
Water Hung from the Ceiling
In this dream, I was in a room, observing a ceiling that stretched above me.
And everywhere across that ceiling, hung water in great droplets, low and heavy. In the dream, I knew that there was a “water table” above that ceiling. A saturated place.
Then suddenly, I saw a hand in front of me, stretched out. The palm was open, and I saw that this hand bore a red nail scar.
It was the hand of Jesus!
As I woke, I realized that it was still 25th December 2020—Christmas night.
Ready to Fall
A ceiling can have a positive meaning:
- It can represent shelter, protection, or being undercover
- A ceiling can speak of your home
I believe that for many, a ceiling represents waiting or confinement. But a ceiling can also be symbolic of a barrier to progress. For example, we sometimes talk of “bumping our heads against a ceiling”.
You may relate to this, or to feeling there’s a hindrance between you and a new level.
By the grace of God, a ceiling can be the beginning of something new in your life!
They Touched Heaven
On the Day of Pentecost, God’s people were waiting in an upper room (Acts 2).
And that place of confinement became a birthplace of outpouring.
This was an event that touched nations and made history!
There was a time when Paul and Silas were imprisoned in a dungeon (Acts 16).
As they began to sing and praise God, Heaven visited that jail. Chains fell off and the doors opened!
They may have been in stocks on the ground, but the sound of their voices touched Heaven.
No ceiling can stand between you and God’s promise for your life.
Today, whatever your own “stuck place”, or waiting place is, hear your Father singing over you.
That place of confinement is going to become the birthplace for the next move of God in your life.
The Holy Spirit says, “Now!”
A prophetic dream has its own time frame.
And when you first receive it, you may not know what it pertains to.
So, you jot it down. But there comes a day when the Holy Spirit says, “now!”
Here in Melbourne, Australia, we live in one of the most locked-down cities in the world.
Now, we are in our 6th lockdown and have been confined for more than 200 days since the start of the pandemic.
A few days ago, it felt as though the ceiling was closing in on me. How I longed for wide-open spaces! But at that moment, it suddenly struck me.
I was in the place of the dream, and I was also in the SPACE of the dream!
The Promise is Within Reach
The water, hanging heavily from the ceiling.
It is for all of us right now.
Oh the glorious promises of God!
They are not out of our grasp—they are within reach.
The promises of God are accessible!
If you relate to feeling confined, be assured that God is turning your frustration into fruitfulness.
His favor is working on your behalf!
Hear Jesus say, “I am coming to your ceiling!”
“Pull Up a Chair”
Have you received a prophetic dream or vision, and it’s coming to mind right now?
I encourage you to revisit such dreams and visions. Meditate on them with the help of the Holy Spirit, for His gifts are not rigid but like a river!
And perhaps God has more to show you about that dream or vision, as you wait on Him.
Maybe, He has chapter two, or three!
As I prayed again about the dream, I heard Jesus say, “Pull up a chair!” (Rev 3:20)
That’s when I realized that if I pulled up a chair—even stood on a footstool—I could touch that ceiling. The water was hanging heavy ready to fall—and even though it seemed out of reach at first, I still could step into it!
And so, with the eye of faith, I became immersed in the water and it fell around me, reaching the floor below.
Destined to be a Vessel
Sometimes we are waiting for God to move. Yet He has taken the first step and is waiting for us to respond!
Today know that through you, the water of the Spirit will become a mighty river that touches the earth.
You are destined by God to be a vessel through whom that living water will flow.
“… He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” (Rom 8:32 NKJV)
Now, that ceiling that has frustrated you, represents a new beginning.
And you will discover His gifts in the very place you least expected.
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