Calling His Wonder Women
In recent times, we have seen many women on the big screen being portrayed as warriors, especially archers. I've had a couple dreams lately with bow and arrows. The first time, I saw a bow and arrow being handed to me.
The second time, there were many women archers practicing their shooting where their skills were measured on a large scoreboard. I had the bow and arrow in my hand and it was my time to shoot. The target was in front of me, but I was hesitating to shoot because I knew that it was something that I've never done before.
In my hesitation, my arrow turned into a bra! I asked the Lord to reveal to me what this meant. What I received was that when we fear to do something new, fear can hold us back, and our weapons will no longer work. Our weapon becomes our fear, instead of it working for us, it begins to work against us. Our weapon is only useful as long as it is used. We have to confidently go where the Lord has shown us, and venture into the things that He has placed for us. The bra was also symbolic of our vulnerabilities. When God brings us from the background to the forefront, we cannot be afraid of what we look like, sound like, or be afraid of exposure. When you are exposed, you feel vulnerable and that can bring fear. But God is letting us know, that there is a target that He wants us to hit and He wants us to hit the bullseye.
There is a company of women archers that He has been preparing who are no longer afraid of what it looks like. They don't depend on their skill, but depend on the calling of God. When you are chosen, you move forward in spite of fear and display courage in the face of adversity.
I can hear the sound of the shofar calling for His Wonder Women, His Warrior Bride, who will not back down in the face of adversity or allow fear to diminish them. Step into your calling, grip your bow, pull back the string, and shoot your arrow. Bullseye!
“He made my mouth like a sharpened sword, in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me into a polished arrow and concealed me in his quiver.” (Isaiah 49:2)
Prayers of a Pillar
His daughters are sculptured corner pillars hewn like those of a palace. (Psalm 144:12)
The psalmist mentions that God's daughters are to be like the hewn pillars of a palace. The first thing I notice when I come across a beautiful house or building are its pillars. A couple of years ago when I was in Paris, I was overtaken by the beauty of the pillars in the Palace of Versailles. The Regalness and massiveness with which they were constructed are mesmerizing; ones fashioned for royalty.
Today, the Lord led me to Psalm 144:12 and said to me, "Many have tried to put you in a corner in order to hide you, but I have placed you in corners of heavenly places in order to use you as My instrument". I believe this is also a word for many that have been underestimated by the standards of the world and pushed aside many times felt unworthy, rejected, and isolated.
I believe this is a season that the Lord is calling out His Warrior Bride, those who have been battling in the secret chambers. The reason God has allowed you to be placed in a corner is because He was strategically positioning you. Even though you appeared to be isolated, God has been on your side. Those prayers that you prayed during that season is what sustained the building or situation you were in. You have been holding up a massive structure of purpose that have required the tears of your intercession in order to withstand the storm.
A pillar is defined as an isolated, upright, structural member, with a load bearing, stabilizing function to support massive structures. Many structures have not collapsed because of your prayers, and once the season was over for you to have to leave that place or situation, you may have seen the destruction that may have come against it. Maybe not in all instances, because it is all according to God's plans, but, many times the building collapses, because without your presence, your anointing, your calling, and your support, it is not strong enough to stand on its own. Your prayers are keeping this thing together! Sometimes there are people that speak a word against you or you may have experienced and unjust situation at work or with a loved one, and God uses you as a mercy seat to give people an opportunity of humbleness and repentance, but this can also work against them if they don't heed to God's word.
There will be many days that you will feel the weight of your calling, but as a pillar, you cannot crumble. Because your foundations are built on the solid Rock (Psalm 61:2), you have everything within you to stand strong. You cannot afford to "lose it" because there are many counting on your strength and prayers. Pillars do not stand for themselves, they stand for the good of the palace, and in our case, the good of God's Kingdom (Galatians 2:20). Our emotions cannot be like the waves that are tossed to and fro (Ephesians 4:14), our mind cannot be unstable (Isaiah 26:3), and our hearts cannot be lukewarm (Revelation 3:16). We have the fruit of the Spirit called self-control (Titus 1:8), we have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16), and our hearts must be aligned to God's, filled with the passion and fire for the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 22:37). This is what makes us beautiful and mesmerizing in the eyes of God and of those who surround us.
He is a God of love and also a God of Justice. We will see the vindication of the Lord come to pass (Psalm 135:14). So today, I encourage you, if you are a pillar in the Lord's palace, remain strong in the power of His might. You are being used for His Glory and His salvation is at hand. Bless your enemies and continue to pray for those who curse you (Luke 6:28).