October 2017 Newsletter - "Process of Transformation" by Dawn Wilson
One Wednesday morning while heading to Mitzvah class, I was driving through the mountains with a brother, heading north on the Cajon Pass. I was observing all the lush and healthy new growth of the forests and flowers all around after the aggressive fire that took place back in 2015. Sharing that conversation with my brother and by the leading of the Holy Spirit, I was inspired to do a little research on the internet regarding the positive effects of a forest fire. I was amazed with what I found and how Yahweh can reveal things that pertain to us and everything around us, with veils being removed and a different set of eyes and mindset, so that we can be able to see and understanding everything prophetically and the message from Him that is being revealed before us. I remember how that fire swept through the mountains and burned everything in its path. There was much devastation of the land. Despite all of the fire updates and warnings that were broadcasted on the news where the fire had spread and the magnitude of the impact that it was making all around, I remember that the peace of Yah kept coming over me in waves. Yahweh was showing me, as well as many other brothers and sisters, the spiritual aspect of what was taking place in the natural realm. Since the true saints of Yah were already praying for Yahweh to reveal Himself, cleanse this land and our personal temples, and to bring restoration of all things back before the fall of Adam, then there is a process that has to take place to come to that point. The fire was symbolizing a purging and cleansing process from the wickedness, sin, and rebellion of the people that had separated themselves from Yah by their ignorance of Truth and not loving Him and being obedient to following His Living Torah that brings life, freedom, salvation, joy and peace.
Remember it was the fire that took place first and then the Lord released hard showers of rain that last for a couple months? The amount of rain that we received filled up all the reservoirs so that California was not longer in a drought. In fact, it benefited the healing and regrowth process of the land. All of that is symbolic of the process that He wants to take us through spiritually, through the fire and washing of His Word.
I wanted to share this article, Benefits of Fire and its source, so that Yahweh can enlighten you, as He had enlightened me.
Source: The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection website: www.fire.ca.gov/ communications/downloads/fact_ sheets/TheBenefitsofFire.pdf The Forest Floor
Cleaning the Forest Floor Fire removes low-growing underbrush, cleans the forest floor of debris, opens itup to sunlight, and nourishes the soil. Reducing this competition for nutrients allows established trees to grow stronger and healthier. History teaches us that hundreds of years ago forests had fewer, yet larger, healthier trees. Forests today have more trees than in the past, but they are not as large or healthy. Established trees have to compete with undergrowth for nutrients and space. Fire clears the weaker trees and debris and returns health to the forest. Clearing brush from the forest floor with low intensity flames can help prevent large damaging wildfires that spread out of control and completely destroy forests. Under optimum conditions, when wildfires do start, the result is a low intensity fire that remains on the ground burning grasses and vegetation, but causing less damage to trees.
Providing Habitat Wildlands provide habitat and shelter to forest animals and birds. Fire clears wildlands of heavy brush, leaving room for new grasses, herbs and regenerated shrubs that provide food and habitat for many wildlife species. When fire removes a thick stand of shrubs, the water supply is increased. With fewer plants absorbing water, streams are fuller, benefiting other types of plants and animals.
Killing Disease Fire kills diseases and insects that prey on trees and provides valuable nutrients that enrich the soil. More trees die each year from insect infestation and disease than from fire. Many forests struggle against diseases such as pitch canker and bark beetle infestations – pests that destroy the part of the tree that delivers nutrients to the roots, leaves and needles. Fire kills pests and keeps the forest healthy. Vegetation that is burned by fire provides a rich source of nutrients that nourish remaining trees.
New Generations Change is important to a healthy forest. Some species of trees and plants are actually fire dependent. They must have fire every 3-25 years in order for life to continue. Some trees have fire resistant bark and cones that require heat to open and release seeds for regeneration. Chaparral plants, including manzanita, chamise and scrub oak, also require intense heat for seed germination. These plants actually encourage fire by having leaves that are covered with flammable resins. Without fire, these trees and plants would eventually succumb to old age with no new generations to carry on their legacy.
What are the debris, vegetation and grasses that could be sucking the life and nutrients out of your earth? What are the diseases or insects that are preying on your soul? What are those trees, bushes, or weeds in your earth or garden that are hindering and separating you from a true walk with the Lord?
The Word of God mentions that the weeds, tares, and the little foxes are the false seeds/teachings of the Living Word of God that are being twisted and taught by false prophets or teachers. It also represents man's interpretation or opinion of the Word of God, rather than the interpretation coming from the Holy Spirit, that is to be our Teacher and Counselor, and from a true Apostle who can understand and interpret the scriptures correctly. False mindsets and beliefs, attitudes, rebellion, pride, unrighteous emotional responses, and generational issues are all manifestations of a spiritual seed that was received into your earth and/or passed down to you from past generations.
Luke 8:11 says that the seed is the Word.
Genesis 3:14-15 "And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel?"
Songs of Solomon 2:15 "Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes."
Matthew 13:38 "The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one"
Matthew 13:40 "As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world."
Matthew 13:23 "But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
Since the seed is the Word, which seed are you receiving? Is it the true seed of Yahweh, from the revelation of Him? Or is it the seed of Satan, which are the carnal understanding of the Word of God? Whatever seed that we receive into our gardens will produce the fruit of it, which has the power to birth spiritual life or death. We have to ask Yahweh for His wisdom and revelation of what is in our gardens so that He can take us through a process of exposing those false things in us, burn it away, and replace it with the Truth so we can be with Him and be one with Him.
Fire kills, purifies, and has the ability, as we read in the article, to have positive effects naturally and spiritually to help create and birth new and healthy life and for the process of spiritual maturity to be reached.
The fire of Yah are the secrets and mysteries of His Kingdom, which are the deep and prophetic teachings of His Word. The spiritual fire of the Word has the power to break open the seed, so that the you can get to the rhema Word, which is the life of the seed and that contain the nutrients. Yeshua taught the secrets throughout His ministry while He was raising up His disciples, the remnant, that was able to understand and interpret the Word correctly. The process of revelation, which is the unveiling of Yeshua, is what brings true deliverance, healing, purification, transformation, life, joy, restoration, wholeness, and much more.
Our bodies are His temple, His lamp, the earth that needs to be tilled by the Apostolic teachings so that we can become that good ground and fertile soil to receive His divine seed to go through that process of transformation. We are to be Yahweh's well-watered garden, producing His spiritual fruit and reflecting His character and function.
1Co 6:19-20 "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.”
Son_4:16 "Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits."
Isa_58:11 "And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not."
Isa_61:11 "For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations."
Do you want to be that pure vessel to contain His glory? Surrender all, humble yourself before Him, and let Him take you through the process of transformation. Embrace the journey and the beauty of Him revealing Himself to you.