Beloved, if you've been hidden and feel like nobody sees you, the Lord has a word for you today: “Your time of hiddenness is almost over.”
On August 17, 2021–just two days ago, on a date that represents the Lord's victory (17) and new beginnings (8), I had an extremely short and simple dream from the Lord. When I woke up, the Lord showed me this powerful word that is for you today.
Here's the dream:
- In a dream, I saw a very obese attorney sitting in an armchair across from me. I was seated as well.
- The attorney was telling me that my time of hiddenness was almost over.
- I knew it was the Lord telling me this in the dream.
- I also knew that the Lord had sent this attorney to be my friend, since I couldn't afford legal counsel.
The end. 🙂
Here's what Holy Spirit showed me this dream means:
1. The attorney represents God the Holy Spirit, who is our Counselor, Comforter, Advocate, Paraclete, and Advisor.
If you need someone to advocate for you like an attorney would, call on the Lord to do that. The meaning of Holy Spirit's name, Paraclete, tells us that He is to us just like attorney is here on earth–except even better. He fights on our behalf, advocates for us, and takes up our cause before the courts of Heaven and earth.
2. The attorney in the dream was obese because God was referencing something I had said the day before.
Just the day before, I had de-cluttered massive amounts of stuff from my home. After a full day of decluttering, I mentioned to my husband that I felt like our home had been bulging at the seams with stuff (i.e. obese), and that as I decluttered the home, it felt like our very house was losing weight. 🙂
In this dream, Father depicted Holy Spirit as being very obese in the dream because He was saying that Holy Spirit is full of stuff–full of good things and gifts for His people. (This dream is NOT saying that God the Holy Spirit is physically obese; please don't miss the spiritual focus of this point.)
3. In the dream, the attorney was sitting in an armchair.
An armchair is a place of rest. Holy Spirit shows up in the place of rest. The specific reference to an “armchair” is a reference to God's mighty hand and outstretched arm, working on our behalf.
4. In the dream, I was also sitting down.
Right now, we across the Body of Christ have been in a place of learning to rest. Sometimes it feels difficult to stay seated and keep resting, but the Lord has been relentless about teaching us to rest.
In this dream, the message came–and the Lord's help came–while we are seated in a place of rest.
5. Our period of hiddenness is almost over.
According to 2 Corinthians 1, this encouraging word is for the entire group of believers in Christ, that we may all be comforted.
Many people in the Body of Christ have been hidden. They have gifts and talents, skills and callings, businesses, ministries, and messages to speak–but they have not had opportunity to fully express themselves.
Many have even built a foundation that will support the vision they have received from the Lord–only to find themselves frustrated because their season of growth has not come. The foundation has been built, but the results and growth have not come.
In many cases, you have found yourself discouraged over this.However, you have stuck with it and persevered, telling the Lord that you will continue to be faithful because you're being faithful to HIM–even if the growth you long for never comes.
If that describes you, Holy Spirit is telling you today that your season of hiddenness is almost over. Father God has kept you hidden from the world on purpose. Nobody has seen you in quite the way Father sees you, and they have not even seen what you see in yourself. People have not seen you to be the way God has made you.
BUT GOD sees you and knows you.
God knows what He has put inside of you. He has not forgotten you in the melee. As it says in Isaiah 49:2, He has hidden you in the shadow of His hand all this time. And He is about to get you out and shoot you forward like the arrow you are.
6. Holy Spirit is your friend who sticks closer than a brother.
God has sent His Holy Spirit to live inside you as the down payment and firstfruits of your salvation and eternal life, and you need to know in this season that He is your Friend.
When you don't have any other shoulder to cry on, cry on the Lord. When you have no one else to talk to, talk with the Lord.
Right now, God our Father sees your loneliness, and He has sent you a Friend who sticks closer than a brother to you–because He is answering the cry of your heart for friends, friendship, and comfort. He is your first and best Friend. Call upon Him, lean upon Him, and depend on Him today.
7. We are inadequate to obtain our own counsel and make our own plans, but Holy Spirit is working on our behalf right now.
Holy Spirit is with us in our place of rest. He is counseling us right now and we ARE in the right place and doing the right thing by resting, even though many have wondered if they have messed things up.
But Holy Spirit is chock-full of good things for us, and He is about to “burst,” figuratively speaking, and His blessings to be revealed. He is about to bring us out of hiddenness and reveal US. He is about to reveal YOU.
Yes: right in your place of rest, God's mighty hand and outstretched arm are working on your behalf.
You have not been able to make things happen on your own behalf, but your Counselor, your Advocate, is at work on your behalf. He is your Friend and your Sufficiency, for you have recognized your own loneliness and insufficiency. And your period of hiddenness is almost over.
Then I heard the Father say this to you today:
“You have struggled and been so frustrated, but you have stuck with Me and done what I asked you to do. Very soon, I will reveal you to the world. Soon, the whisperings I have made in the ears of My people will produce fruit on your behalf.
You have hung in there so faithfully, and I am proud of you. I repeat that I am proud of you! I am delighted in you, and I deem you worthy to be promoted. It is according to the cleanness of your hands that I can recompense you, for you are in Christ and I have not found you wanting, for you are hidden in My Son Jesus.
Look out for what I am doing. Soon I am moving; soon I am coming; soon I am sending you forward into more. Very quickly it will happen; it will be a sudden thing after all this time you have waited.
Hold fast what you have. Stand firm in My faith and be rooted and grounded in My love. You will recognize it when I move, for My hand will move on your behalf and no one will be able to naysay anything any more, for I have done it for you!”
If you receive this message that your time of hiddenness is almost over, pray with me:
“Father God, I receive this word. Thank You for speaking it to me. Thank You so much for sending Your Son Jesus to die on the cross so that I could be hidden in Him and have new life in Him. Please work out Your eternal plans in my life–those plans which You have kept hidden from before the foundation of the world.
Thank You, Abba Father. In Jesus' holy name I pray, amen.”
Beloved, if this word is for you, leave a comment below. You also may need to sow a seed into this word; the Lord led me to sow a personal seed into this word for sure. Respond however He tells you to, and let's PRAISE THE LORD!