By Evangelist Linda J
This year, a lady at work blessed me with two long velvet capes and a designer handbag. One purple,one green. She doesn’t know who I am (in the spirit that is) and she’s not a Christian, but she says she was led to give me them. They are beautiful and I was so grateful – my favourite two colours and all…! That was April 2017.
The bible says precepts upon precepts. Here a little there a little.
It is now November 2017. Last week, I had taken a few days of from work to recharge my spiritual batteries and to find God and to pray. Mine is prayer . I need to pray but I have been struggling with prayer and the discipline of prayer which I had before. This is because other distractions have got in the way and I have been doing this and that but moved out of my lane .
I was sorting out my cobwebbed prayer room…. When I had a sense in my spirit to cover the bed I was to kneel on to pray with velvet.
The bible says those that seek after righteousness, the same shall be filled. So I was seeking and listening and it doesn’t take me long to step when I hear.
I had just ordered the book prophetic intercessors by James Goll and began to review reflect and read. Almost immediately in the first chapter the author talks about ‘velvet warriors ’, asking the question , are we willing to do the things necessary to capture Gods presence and be a person of revelation – will we get off the fast production line of frantic living, long enough to receive something that can be heard?
To hear then to speak or to do, that is.
His words not only stirred me but I nearly jumped out my skin. What an unusual term velvet warriors and why had I only just thought about velvet for my prayer room.
The author goes onto say that the velvet warriors are rising and moving forward on their knees. They are travailing in prayer.
I so much want it to be me. Travailing in prayer for the things of the kingdom. How I miss the years I spent in Reading praying with others regularly and through the night and learning the things of God.
I am seeking greater depth and intimacy with the Father through prayer. I want to stir up a thirst amongst others for prayer. I am wanting us to challenge the Lord , to take Father at his word ie He said ‘Those who seek me will find me’. I found him once and will find him again.
It took another week of standing still and listening to make the link with the velvet warrior term and the gift of the two velvet gowns given to me in April. I know he is speaking for sure as he speaks in twos or threes and with signs following.
The Lord is bringing inspiration about how one is dressed or seen in the spirit and what one carries (the handbag..). Each one of us carries an anointing and and has a covering and a dress in the spirit depending on the call of God on our lives – our supplication and obedience. The enemy of soul also knows how we are dressed and who we are. The enemies purpose is to de robe us and make us naked before God.
You know God will use people to bless you in remembrance of who you are to him. He used the Egyptians to bless the Israelites when they were moving out from years of bondage. He used Balaam to bless and not curse the children of Israel as Balak had wanted him to do. So many of instances in the bible. He used my work mate to bless me and remind me who I am and have been called to be an intercessor and prayer warrior – lo and behold : a velvet one to boot!
Those of you who have read my first book (a blessing happening in our time) will have read about my experience of being taken to the throne room and seemingly being microwaved .. changed and hearing these words :
‘Your dress is ready, the door is open , your time of waiting is over’ and then seeing myself in a beautiful glistening white dress/garment made up of what look like multiple fire flies. That was 10 years ago . Today I am led to ask – Could it be we have different outfits in the spirit for different things or different ministries.
In this season, Father is speaking about prayer positioning and being conscious of ones spiritual dress (not whether you were a mini or a maxi , jeans or smart trousers) , but your spiritual dress – your image in the spirit . He is speaking about us being intentional with that knowledge, that armour, insight and understanding and stepping into what he desires to do for this season.
My question today is . Are you ready to wage war for the kingdom. What exactly are you wearing ?Are you a velvet warrior?
Linda J Clifford-Hayes
Writing as scribe & prophetic evangelist in the year of our Lord 2017