I’m running through a forest. As I look to the side, I notice I’m running with a pride of lions. We are going so fast, the branches are breaking out of the way and a big path is left in the wake.
The lions stop at a big clearing. This clearing is on the top of a mountain that looks over a city. As the lions look over the city, they let out a thunderous roar.
The lions begin to descend the mountain until they reach the city.
As they walk around in the streets, they notice that everything is a facade. The houses are made out of cardboard, the food is fake, and the people are actors. They are so used to this simulated city, they are unfazed by the arrival of the lions.
The lions begin to gather large granite rocks from around the city and pile them on top of a small hill.
They climb up these rocks lay down on them. Trees and all sorts of plants start to sprout from the cracks of these rocks.
The pride spends a lot of time resting and warming up in the Son. ☀️ Up on this hill, they have an ideal vantage point of the city.
These granite rocks also provide a safe haven from the elements. The rocks resist erosion of any kind and protect the lions from harsh wind. On top of that, the granite also encompasses caves for dwelling, water and all types of vegetation.
One day, a curious squirrel ventures up to the rocks to eat from the plants and trees. This is such a contrast to the fake city, where everything is a prop or cheap version of the real vegetation.
As the squirrel is eating, it notices the pride of lions. The lions do not move, but rather act amused at the little guy. With the flick of a tail, a lion strikes the tree and dozens of nuts fall to the ground. The squirrel gathers the nuts and takes them back to the city. Some of the nuts are dropped on his journey back to the city and small trees begin to pop up in the desolate city.
It isn’t long before inhabitants of the city catch wind of this rock formation. They flock to gather at the rocks to eat and drink. The lions welcome all who come for nourishment and protection.
Suddenly, the city goes completely dark. However, the rocks and all who dwell there remain lit up.
At this point, the pride of lions gather together. I notice they have wings as they stretch and begin to flap them in unison. They begin to fly over the darkened city and the light of their presence looks like the sun rising from the horizon.
Three of these flying lions have a sign hanging around their necks. One reads TRUTH, one reads LOVE and the last has the INFINITY symbol.
As they land on the ground, their feet crush the buildings of the fake city.
What an encouragement from the Lord. It is time to come out of the wilderness and restore the city of darkness. In the midst of the deception, we are to build a safe-haven where the lost can come for refuge.
We shine His light as we carry with us TRUTH, LOVE, and a double portion (infinity symbol) of His blessings.
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. “Lift up your eyes and look about you: All assemble and come to you; your sons come from afar, and your daughters are carried on the hip. Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy; the wealth on the seas will be brought to you, to you the riches of the nations will come.” Isaiah 60:1-5 NIV
“For then you will be seen as innocent, faultless, and pure children of God, even though you live in the midst of a brutal and perverse culture. For you will appear among them as shining lights in the universe,”Philippians 2:15 TPT
“Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.”Isaiah 58:8 NIV
“Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.”Isaiah 61:7 NIV