LION OF ZION PART13
“WORSHIP IS A MYSTERY”
September 17, 2004
By Rosie Lovejoy
Every other Friday evening I meet with a group of women at a local church. We spend the evening in joyous worship. We began the evening by praying for Israel and the peace of Jerusalem. As we were praying the vision began. It wove in and out of the worship all evening.
I saw a beautiful deep blue Star of David. It floated into my field of vision. As we prayed, it became encircled with a sparkling gold, braided hoop. The hoop sparkled and flashed in the light. Then the Star of David began to spin clockwise within the glistening gold hoop.
Then I saw multicolored worship hoops moving through the air by some unseen hands. They were red and green, purple and gold, blue and silver, and many other colors. The hoops were dancing through the air, reflecting light. What a wonderful site to see!
As the hoops disappeared, I saw two swords fencing with each other. They were silver and sharp—thrusting and defending, thrusting and defending. Soon I saw the hands that were holding the handles of the swords. Both were gloved. They were sparing. The fencing appeared competitive and vigorous. I watched the swords sparring for a couple of minutes.
Then the picture became larger and I saw that one fencer was dressed in white, the other in black. Both fencers wore face guards so that I was unable to see their faces or tell their sex. The black fencer began to thrust and spar in earnest and it was no longer a fun game, but a deadly one. The black fencer began to jab and thrust viciously. The white fencer just laughed, like the old TV programs of Zorro. Zorro usually laughed in joy as he fought off his opponents. The white dressed fencer did the same.
Then I saw more and more black dressed fighters sneak in from other rooms and join in the attack of the white fencer. He continued to laugh with derision at his opponents.
Then I saw worshipers with flags and hoops, dancing as the two sides fought. Their dance was unconstrained and abandoned. (The verses from II Samuel concerning David’s undignified worship before YAHWEH came to my mind as I watched the worshipers.)
The fencers dressed in black kept trying to get around behind the single fencer dressed in white but were prevented by some unseen force from doing so.
Then I saw why they were unable to make any headway. Heavenly hosts were lined up behind the fencer, protecting his rear from attack. He/she was having so much fun sparring with the enemy! The black dressed fencer became frantic, calling in more and more fencers to join him.
Then I saw the Lion. He was watching the fencers, then watching the dancers. His head was turning back and forth, back and forth, watching one then the other.
As I looked carefully, I realized I was one of the dancers, with a green and gold hoop in one hand. The Lion approached me and I playfully placed the hoop with the green and gold streamers on his head. He chuckled, and I was relieved, as I suddenly felt very foolish
The room I was in became very still, as the presence of YAHWEH was so strong.
Then I saw dancers again, worshiping with all their hearts, dancing and twirling with hoops and flags and tambourines. We were dancing for joy in the spirit! It felt so good to worship in this way!
Then I saw a brand new, blue metallic mountain bike pulling a small, three wheeled, yellow trailer. The rider’s back was to me, so I was unable to see his/ her face. (The trailer it was pulling is similar to the trailers that many parents use to pull their small children when they are out bicycling.)
This trailer was not filled with children, but with worship hoops, flags, tambourines, etc. I only saw the back of the rider as she peddled with all her might swiftly up a mountain path. The rider was wearing a helmet, so I really could not see any recognizable features. The flags were whipping in the wind, the hoop tassels were flying, the tambourines were jingling. It was a very colorful site! The rider was peddling very fast, and was in excellent physical condition. The trail was steep and rocky, and I was exhausted just looking at the steepness of the terrain the bicyclist was effortlessly climbing.
The bike was followed by worshipers, dancing and twirling, leaping for joy as they, too, climbed the rocky mountain path.
Then the Lion followed the worshipers with me on his back.
As we neared the top of the path, I saw a dazzling golden light. I dismounted, and the Lion bowed before the light. I, too, fell on my face. I had a gold and red hoop in each hand. The gold streamers on the worship hoop fell foreword towards the light, as if an unseen power gently pulled them forward, away from me. As I prostrated before the golden light, I was covered gently with a white Israeli prayer shawl.
Then I saw the worshipers dancing before the light, and these words thundered:
IT IS A MYSTERY.
WORSHIP IS A MYSTERY.
WORSHIP IS A KEY THAT UNLOCKS MYSTERIES.
IT UNLOCKS DOORS INTO MY PRESENCE.
IT UNLEASHES ANGELIC HOSTS.
IT IS A MYSTERY.
And I saw an old, hammered iron cross slowly become an old-fashioned iron key. The ancient key began to turn clockwise, and I saw dazzling, golden light too bright to look into.
LION OF ZION 14
“WORSHIP IS A MYSTERY” PART 2
October 1, 2004
By Rosie Lovejoy
This vision occurred during an evening of intense worship.
I saw a stairway going up into the Heavens. It was very narrow and very steep. There were no handrails on the stairs--nothing that one could hold onto for safety or balance.
The stairs were covered with multi-colored worship hoops. The pretty streamers were draped down from one stair to the other, covering the stair with slick streamers. The appearance was very beautiful. As I gazed at the stairway, I instinctively knew that I wanted to climb it, I needed to climb it. Yet it appeared very dangerous as the streamers were slippery, and there were no handrails.
A courage rose up within me and I began the climb, crunching the streamers below my feet. To my surprise, it was not slippery, but it still was very, very steep. I kept my eyes looking upward, and never once looked down. Up I went with the sounds of crunching beneath my feet. I climbed hundreds and hundreds of feet in this manner.
Suddenly the hoops ended and the stairs became white. They were still very steep. Gorgeous deep purple flags with gold ribbons and tassels appeared standing on either side of the narrow stairs. They were not moving, as the air was very, very still. I kept climbing higher and higher, yearning to reach the final destination.
And finally I found myself in a place of dazzling light. The floor was a shimmering, polished saffire blue, with light bouncing off of it, like it was a mirror. There were red and green jewels reflecting light, and other jewels as well. Everywhere there was light!
And there was music! Beautiful worship music filled the air, and seemed to become the light as it moved about the dancers. For there were dancers, many, many dancers, worshiping and twirling, joyously with uninhibited abandon on the saffire colored dance floor.
I joined the dancers, and began to worship with them. I danced and danced, estatic to be in this wonderful place, worshiping my Creator and my God.
As I danced I heard the familiar voice I so love to hear,
“THE ONLY SAFE PLACE IN THE DAYS TO COME IS HIGH, WITH ME.”
I turned my head and there was my favorite LION. I ran over to HIM and threw my arms around HIS neck, and snuggled my face into HIS mane.
The music continued, the worshiping continued all about me. I stood peacefully with my LION. One arm was draped over HIS shaggy mane, as we watched the colorful dancers and the light as it bounced off their costumes and the jewels that were everywhere. It was sooooo beautiful!!!!!
The LION of ZION turned to me and looked me in the eye. HE stated,
“I HAVE COME TO ESTABLISH MY KINGDOM.”
I watched the dancers and thought about how beautiful and lovely HIS kingdom is.
And then I saw something I NEVER expected to see among the worshipers and the light. I saw the goat’s head of Baphomet trying to materialize. It kept hazily appearing and disappearing, as if it could not be in such a place as this, yet arrogantly and boldly wanted to bring its stench into our presence. I was horrified!
Then the LION gently spoke into my Spirit things about witchcraft in our land, witchcraft in very high places of power, blatant and bold, there for any and all to see who have eyes and a willingness to see ….
Then He stated emphatically for all who would listen,
“THE BATTLE HAS BEGUN!
COME HIGHER INTO MY PRESENCE!
THERE IS SAFETY IN MY PRESENCE!
THERE IS PEACE IN MY PRESENSE!
Then He walked to the edge of the dance floor, where there was only endless space and light. I followed HIM and gazed into an endless, whirling, lighted fog.
“I WILL SHOW YOU THINGS TO COME.” HE stated.
I saw scenes of great flooding, with people struggling with rising water as debris sped past them. The water was muddy and thick with tree limbs and other objects. They were struggling for their lives.
I saw bloody scenes of war, with wounded, writhing soldiers and civilians. Their screams of pain filled the air. It nearly broke my heart to see such needless suffering.
And then I saw volcanoes, spewing fire and lava, smoke and ash.
And then the most frightening site of all…..
I saw an army of women, marching in step. They were wearing camouflage uniforms with heavy, brown dusty leather boots. They had large military weapons. Their faces were fierce and stern. They terrified me! They meant business! The appearance of their uniforms clearly showed that they had been in battle. There was nothing about them that suggested anything but determination.
“Who are these women?” I thought.
As I watched the women move out, orderly and in step, obeying orders I was unable to hear myself, large purple flags appeared in one of their hands. The other was grasping a large military rifle I am unfamiliar with.
Again I asked myself, “Who are these women?”
The LION spoke, “THIS IS MY BRIDE, FOR SHE IS PREPARED AND ARMED WITH PRAISE AND SHOUTS OF JOY.
SHE IS FEARLESS AS SHE ADVANCES MY KINGDOM AND MY LIGHT.
SHE BATTLES WITH
KINDNESS, HUMILITY, SERVANTHOOD, AND LOVE. AND SHE SHALL TRIUMPH.
HAVE NO FEAR MY CHILD, FOR I AM COMING.
EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU WAS BORN FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.”
The LION OF ZION turned HIS head and gently asked me,
“WHERE ARE YOU MY CHILD?”
“High and lifted up with you LORD.” I replied.
“SO SHALL IT BE FOR MY WORSHIPERS,” HE stated.
“DID I NOT SAY THAT WORSHIP IS A MYSTERY?”
And then we came back and my LION became my Beloved, and I became a Bride and we danced on a sea of glass.
“I WILL PROTECT YOU.
I WILL KEEP MY BELOVED SAFE.
SHE WHO DWELLS IN THE SECRET PLACE OF THE MOST HIGH SHALL ABIDE UNDER THE SHADOW OF THE ALMIGHTY….”
Then I saw a long, green mountain range, with high mountains of rock and glaciers. I believe they were the Coastal Ranges from California through Alaska, but I cannot be sure. Many of the mountaintops became fiery red, one by one, as if they had been lit by some unseen hand. (I was reminded of someone lighting Birthday candles on a Birthday cake, one at a time.) I knew that these mountains had become active volcanoes.
I heard the words,
“I WILL LIGHT MY STRING OF FIRE AS I CALL MY PEOPLE HOME.
I WILL HAVE THEM KNOW WHAT IS TO COME.”
The feeling that I received from HIS last statement was that this statement “as I call my people home” was not the Rapture. He is calling us to be in HIS presence while here on earth, as we go about the work of HIS kingdom. HE continues to remind me that HE outlined what is important in HIS kingdom in Scripture: the widows, the orphans, and the foreigners among us.