- Olive Branch
On the third day I sought Him regarding the sixth miracle in the gospel of John, the healing of the man born blind, Jesus gave me the following:
I asked: Lord, about light, and blind eyes seeing and seeing eyes blind–what was so important about this sign that a man was born blind so that you could open his eyes?
Your eyes–physical eyes–are so limited. You can see only that which is before you in your immediate surroundings. The eyes of your imagination see many things both here and there, past and present–even things your physical eyes have not seen you can imagine, though without much clarity. Spiritual eyes are different.
Lord, I want to see with spiritual eyes. I really, truly want to see actual visions from You and dream dreams from You.
You are My daughter. You will see visions and dream dreams, but you MUST declare them. Are you prepared to do that?
To whom, Lord?
To this generation, thoughtless and perverse, you will declare that which you see and hear in the Spirit.
Why me, Lord?
Ha! You are a funny child. Because in asking you have declared your willingness to hear, but I do not give these things for the sake of satisfying curiosity. They are strategic data, given strategically, to be used and disseminated as I direct.
Fill me with Your fire, Lord, and with Your visions that You will direct me in declaring. I do not want to have lived an ordinary life, but a life in You.
My light is My life and My life is light. When I withdraw My light from them, they die and return to their dust. Those who do not have My life have not the light.
Bring me an olive branch.
I haven’t got one, Lord. They don’t grow here.
But you would if you could.
Bring it in the Spirit, then.
Bring a small one.
In my imagination, my spirit, I did this.
Remember Aaron’s rod that budded?
Can I give this olive branch, severed from its tree, life?
No, Lord. Not without grafting it into a new tree.
But Aaron’s rod?
It budded, but it didn’t make a tree. It bore blossoms and almonds, but I suppose it’s dead now.
Why would you suppose that?
It’s not part of a tree, Lord.
Yet it budded and bore blossoms.
That was a special sign, Lord. It didn’t become a tree.
You are right. I gave it life for a time, but only to show My people their need of Me. Aaron’s rod had some life in it. Enough to bud, blossom, and even produce a little fruit, but without a source of flowing life, it finally withered and died. On the day I would have grafted it into My Tree of Life, Aaron withdrew it and refused, and now it is dead.
Will You graft it back in, Lord?
No. The Aaronic priesthood is dead. For a time I ordained it, but not for an eternity. But I have said to My Son, ‘You are a priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.’ The time of the Aaronic priesthood is dead. The time of Melchizedek will never end.
I will have My kingdom of priests, but you must first lay down the mortal, natural caste system of priesthood and take up, each of you, the spiritual raiment of your order, offering true and spiritual worship, which is acceptable to Me.
How do we do that, Lord?
Come, each of you, and seek Me with your whole heart, and I will consecrate you daily. I will give you the oil and the wine and the bread of life. The oil is to make your light a burning and a shining light to fill the room, the holy place, with light, but when you enter the most holy place, you are in Me and do not need to bring a light. There you will know true light.
The wine–the blood of redemption, is for you–to make your face to shine and to cause you to rejoice before Me–to take you out of your imprisonment within yourselves and into My Son.
The bread is true bread, to give you strength and life. My bread is sufficient for you, and more than sufficient–it is the tree into which you have been grafted–it is root and trunk to bring life continually.
After this, I had to go. I’ll tell you more later.
Previous posts on this subject:
Light Breaks Through
The Light of Men