The Hanukkah season and the celebration of the birth of our Savior were perfectly aligned this year with Hanukkah ending on Christmas Eve ushering in Christmas Day. In November the Lord gave me a powerful vision and then a dream regarding this Hanukkah season being a gateway to miracles. Then, on the eighth day of Hanukkah (December 24th) I saw a vision of God’s people moving out of a long season of walking through a thick, dark forest that made it hard for them to see what was ahead or navigate their steps. The terrain made it difficult for them to walk side by side with one another due to the dense tree, creating a sense of alienation and disunity. This wilderness time was full of many shifting shadows that created fear and anxiety. It also caused many to enter into a sense of losing vision causing them to become depressed.
There is good news! Open your eyes because there is an open road ahead!
As the vision continued I saw that as His people walked through the Hanukkah gateway; Christmas Day became a gift of the new terrain. We have emerged out of this wilderness and into an clear space with an open road ahead. There is now unfiltered light, clear sight and nothing to keep us from walking shoulder to shoulder together. As your spiritual eyes adjust to the new light begin to move forward with great joy and expectation.
Now is the time to receive your vision and to connect with those who will walk with you. The shouts of “Grace, grace, grace” at the mountains that stood before you have caused the mountain to become a flat plain for you to easily walk on. Take off your hiking boots and jackets and put on your running shoes. This is a time to run with the sun upon your face and the wind at your back. You will not run alone but shoulder to shoulder with many who have been giving the same vision and direction.
Have you ever seen the movie Forrest Gump? If so, then you will remember the scenes of him running through America and as he did many joined him along the way. Many others will join you as you run forward on this open road and I hear the Spirit saying, “Run Forrest Run!” As I heard these words I saw leg braces of restraint come off of our legs so that we could now run unencumbered. We have been trained in the wilderness for this open road run. Our spiritual muscles have been strengthened, we have learned to press through obstacles and we learned how to walk by faith and not by sight; completely relying upon the Lord’s strength in the midst of our weakness. Now you can run with vision and others without moving into self reliance because you know that dependency on God’s strength is the key to running the race and obtaining victory in both the wilderness and on the open road.
His pleasure is not in the strength of the horse, nor his delight in the legs of the warrior; the Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.