The Sign of the Dove

Tuesday morning, in Pennsylvania, a white dove confirmed a Dutch Sheets’ “Give Him 15” prayer session just about the time they petitioned Father God for exposure of the election fraud.

In the comments section below the video, someone else posted the following:

“Yesterday I had a dove show up while praying with Dutch. Today there were two turtle doves show up in a tree outside my window. What a delight. It’s a double portion.”

I find this interesting because a couple of weeks ago during Sunday morning church service, my spiritual eyes suddenly saw an image. This image was a pallet loaded with golden boxes. In my vision, hands began opening the boxes and as they did, from each opened box flew a white dove.

I began to inquire about what I had just seen. Father God responded by reminded me that recently America has witnessed pallets of bricks being pre-placed for the use of rioters, and ballot drop-boxes being pre-placed for the use of election fraudsters. Now, however, He told me that he had pre-placed within reach of His people heavenly pallets stacked with golden boxes full of doves. These were supplies from Heaven’s storehouse to be used by us to overcome the attacks of violence, corruption, and deception.

In our cultural symbolism, white doves traditionally communicate peace. For thousands of years, the release of doves during ceremonies and celebrations has been a powerful and meaningful tradition. Releasing doves uplifts one’s eyes to the heavens and shifts our perspective away from earthly circumstances.

Symbols, like birds, that are in the sky or come from the sky quite often represent spiritual or heavenly realities. These realities may be benevolent or otherwise, depending on whether they originate in the second or the third heaven. In the case of the dove, it nearly always represents a benevolent theme. In scripture, the Holy Spirit is symbolized by a dove like the one that descended upon Jesus during his baptism. Of course, the dove released from Noah’s ark represented joyful new beginnings after cataclysmic chaos.

Gold, the second iconic symbol in my vision, represents the divine nature. Gold is refined in fire and fire represents the presence of God and his refining process in our lives. While yellow represents the joy, the presence of God, and God’s anointing, gold represents God’s holiness, divine nature, and his majesty.

In Malachi 2:17-3:6 we read,

You have wearied the LORD with your words. "How have we wearied him?" you ask. By saying, "All who do evil are good in the eyes of the LORD, and he is pleased with them" or "Where is the God of justice?" "See, I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come," says the LORD Almighty. But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner's fire or a launderer's soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; he will purify the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then the LORD will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness, and the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem will be acceptable to the LORD, as in days gone by, as in former years. "So I will come near to you for judgment. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive aliens of justice, but do not fear me," says the LORD Almighty. "I the LORD do not change. So you, O descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed." (NIV)

John Piper comments on this passage here, by explaining,

“It does not say in verse 2 that he is like a forest fire, or like an incinerator’s fire. It says that he is like a refiner’s fire. A forest fire destroys indiscriminately. An incinerator consumes completely. But verse 6 says, ‘I the LORD do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed—you are not destroyed.’

“He is a refiner’s fire, and that makes all the difference. A refiner’s fire does not destroy indiscriminately like a forest fire. A refiner’s fire does not consume completely like the fire of an incinerator. A refiner’s fire refines. It purifies. It melts down the bar of silver or gold, separates out the impurities that ruin its value, burns them up, and leaves the silver and gold intact. He is like a refiner’s fire.

“It does say FIRE. And therefore purity and holiness will always be a dreadful thing. There will always be a proper ‘fear and trembling’ in the process of becoming pure. We learn it from the time we are little children: never play with fire! And it’s a good lesson! Therefore, Christianity is never a play thing. And the passion for purity is never flippant. He is like fire and fire is serious. You don’t fool around with it.

“But it does say, he is like a REFINER’S fire. And therefore this is not merely a word of warning, but a tremendous word of hope. The furnace of affliction in the family of God is always for refinement, never for destruction.”

How can a holy God offer refining fire rather than destroying fire? It is because of the legal provision established by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Leviticus 7:8 reads as follows,

"Also the priest who represents any man's burnt offering, that priest shall have for himself the skin of the burnt offering which he has presented."

Our burnt offering is Jesus Christ. When Adam lost his glorified body through sin, God gave him a substitute, a fleshly skin to replace it (Gen. 3:21). It represented a mortal body.

Thus, the “skin” can represent either the mortal body or the immortal, glorified body that Jesus had after He was made a burnt offering for sin. When it speaks of the mortal body, it is linked with the flesh; when it speaks of the immortal body, it is linked with Christ’s body.

The fact that ORE means “gold” in other languages illustrates the fact that gold represents the divine nature, which we will be clothed with someday. The Ark of the Covenant was wood overlaid with gold. Jesus is that Ark. His humanity is the wood. The gold is the divine nature.

So out of a golden box (our humanity refined and clothed with Jesus’ righteousness?), God is calling us to release His dove of peace, purity, truth and new beginnings.

Take comfort, friends. The best is yet to come!

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