Praying for the body of Christ a vision appeared to me.  In the middle of the living room floor stood a huge gift box wrapped in shiny silver paper, tied with a large gold ribbon and topped with a bow.  I watched as a girl, glowing with pure delight, ran over to examine the gift box she knew was for her. She reached up and untied the bow, then, with great anticipation, tore the wrapping from the box and eagerly removed the lid. Nestled inside, she discovered, was another gift box.  She removed the second gift box and repeated the process of unwrapping only to find yet another gift box inside.  Working diligently, with intensifying excitement, she continued the process, unwrapping a gift box in a gift box until…finally…she held the last gift box, box number 8, in the palm of her hand. I had this strong sense that Jesus was “laughing out loud” with joy while He watched his daughter work diligently to get to the prize He had so deliberately shrouded from her.  (He is so full of surprises, WITH A SENSE OF HUMOR!!! (I, myself, smiled and chuckled at Jesus LOL(ing)).  Gently, she lifted the lid, gasped and held her breath. Inside the tiny velvet box rested the most exquisite gold diamond ring. She covered her mouth with the tips of her fingers, awestruck by its beauty, then released her breath with a long, drawn-out “ooohhhh.”  Vision ended.
I love biblical symbolism and immediately began to seek understanding…Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. (ESV) To receive the desires of our heart we must delight in spending time cultivating a relationship with the Lord, spend time finding out what His desires are for us. He knows exactly what we want.  The more we know Him, Who He is in us, who we are in Him and Who He is for us, our desire BECOMES HIM!! This is what the Lord is saying today:  “Oh, that you would seek to find WISDOM!!”  …and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord… Prov. 2:3-4.  As we move within this new place in time, with great anticipation of what comes next, we need not grow weary in seeking greater measures of Wisdom.  To detect, in advance, what demonic violations might be devised against us, (and there will be violations devised against us) and against what territory has been entrusted to us, we should pray for the SPIRIT of Wisdom and Might to rest on us.  These, too, are weapons of warfare!!  Tear away, in haste, that which has kept you from holding fast to, and functioning in, the spiritual gifts freely imparted to you!! As we allow the Lord to strip our lives of  ALL things that restrict personal and spiritual advancement…things opposing to God…and seek Him with a “whole heart,” the gifts of the Spirit will operate in accuracy and power…ON DEMAND!!! “ON DEMAND,” is what I am hearing the Lord say today!  “I am taking you to a new level of spiritual maturity, a level of maturity that knows no rank,” says the Lord of Hosts, “for even the street “wise”, drug lords and prostitutes, I will impart Godly Wisdom and they will prophesy the lost straight into the Kingdom of God with unprecedented confidence in who I have called them to be!!!” Watch the domino effect and be ready to take part in this era of harvest! O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable [are] his judgments, and his ways past finding out! Rom. 11:3.  Our world is making drastic shifts, and as darkness continues to cover the earth, and thick darkness over the people, we have no choice but to move with a momentum, kicked into high-gear, that will keep us ahead of the adversary.  “There is no looking back,” I hear the Lord saying, “for what anointing worked in times past is what it is, an anointing of the past.  I, Myself, am the same yesterday, today, and forever, but you must know that even I no longer operate like that. Follow Me, and those who I have set over you! Attempt not to take your own agenda where I am taking you, for it will have little effect, if any effect at all.  Rather, draw from the Wisdom well that I have made available to you…without measure!!  Pray to Me from where I am,” says the Lord, “not from what  you see and hear in the natural, for what is natural is the first deception from a Kindgom perspective.  As you follow My lead, even YOU will be astonished at what you will do in My Name, by My Spirit.” Thank you, Yeshua! How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver! Proverbs 16:16.  Fill us, Lord, with expectation and excitement for the resurrection and regeneration of yet another new beginning.  “Consider,” says the Lord, “there is no time to settle in comfort, so, get excited for yet another new beginning, followed by another, and another…The gifts I have bestowed upon you is the outward and visible sign of the miraculous, and an inward and spiritual bond (ring), which has united your heart and Mine in endless love. Oh, we Love you, Lord!!  Thank you, Yeshua.  The Spirit of the LORD IS HERE!!!  Blessings to each of you.  Love you!!  Sherri