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Darren Canning: "The Rise of the Butterflies and the Elephants"

Darren Canning
Jun 22, 2018

June 22, 2018

"The Rise of the Butterflies and the Elephants"
Darren Canning, Ontario, Canada

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Steve ShultzThis is an extra-ordinary word that I was intrigued reading...right to the end!

God revealed to Darren Canning some awesome revelation from the life of the Butterflies and the Elephants. These are powerful words God revealed!

Remember this as you read through Darren's word:

The Lord speaks through many things. There are times when He speaks to me specifically through animals. In Christianity, we often depict the dove as a symbol of the Holy Spirit. We also depict it as a symbol of peace... I believe that both the butterfly and the elephant are symbols of maturing Christians...

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"The Rise of the Butterflies and the Elephants"
Darren Canning, Ontario, Canada

God Speaks Through His Creation

The Lord speaks through many things. There are times when He speaks to me specifically through animals. In Christianity, we often depict the dove as a symbol of the Holy Spirit. We also depict it as a symbol of peace. It was a dove that came down onto Jesus when He was baptized in the river Jordan and the Father spoke and said, "...This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased" (Matthew 3:17). Whenever I see a dove I believe that God wants to fill people fresh with His Spirit again.

It was a dove that flew from the ark and brought a small branch back to the Noah. Because of this they knew that the waters were receding from the earth. They spent one year on the ark and at many times must have wondered when they would walk on land again. When that dove showed up with that branch, such hope must have flooded their hearts. The dove has been a symbol of peace and hope ever since.

Identity is Not Formed in the Mind

If someone were to ask, "Do you believe there was an actual flood?" I would respond, "Yes, I believe the Bible. If the Bible says it, then I believe it. Simple as that." I also believe that marriage is to be between a man and a woman and that God didn't make a mistake when He created people by a certain gender. He created male and female and He called it good.

The confusion isn't with God. The confusion is with man. It is time for revival to take place so that the confusion leaves people's hearts. Identity is not formed in the mind but it is formed by the voice of God, and there is no confusion in Him.

Bright, Blue Butterflies

Whenever I see a butterfly I feel encouraged. This is an image that started to come to me right at salvation. I knew that the Lord was using it to talk to me about a transformed life. For me it was the picture of brilliance of salvation, of overcoming this world and its gravity and the beginning of a new freedom that is only found in Christ. It was an image to me of transcendence, where this world no longer could hold me down, but I would overcome the world, and not by my own strength, but by the power of Jesus Christ living inside of me. Whenever the Lord showed me a butterfly, I felt a freedom rise inside of me.

I used to see bright, blue butterflies. Blue is the color of the sky. It is the place of ascension and it is the color of revelation. When we rise into the blue, we escape the confines of this world. The only way to escape the confines of this world is through the revelation that Jesus has for your life. When His identity is formed within you, the confusion of the old life passes away.

His Identity Lifts Us from Limitations

Our God's voice is comforting. Whenever I hear Him speak about my life I find strength to face the storms in front of me. It isn't that my identity is perfectly formed within the moment when I come to Christ—He accepts me just as I am. But the transformation is a daily thing. We are not being transformed into religious forms, we are being transformed into the image of Christ. It is as if He comes and lives inside of us. His form assumes our form and He begins to live His life through us. As we lay down our rights to our own identity, His identity lifts us from the limitations placed upon us in this world.

Elephants: The Mighty Ones

I have also been seeing images of elephants everywhere I go lately. The elephant is one of the largest creatures on earth. Surely if a group of elephants started to stampede toward a village of people, the destruction that could take place would be tremendous; and yet elephants have lived and worked with people since time has begun. Elephants are strong and can carry great loads. Elephants also have a very thick skin, it is rugged and hard.

The ears of the elephant also stand out to me. They are huge. To me this is always symbolic and prophetic of hearing in the spirit. Their memories are strong and they don't forget. People that they knew early in their life they don't forget.

They are big and strong, yet gentle. When I was a boy I remember seeing an elephant at a fair. For better or worse they were letting children ride that elephant. I didn't have the desire to ride him, but I remember seeing many children on that elephant's back. A person wouldn't let such a thing occur unless they believed it was safe. Parents don't usually throw their kids to wild beasts.

For me this is an image of the mighty ones that God is raising up in this hour. They will be big in the spirit, able to carry great burdens. They will be strong enough to destroy and yet they will be known for their gentleness and love. They might be attacked over and over by those who would try to oppress them, accuse them or who may be jealous of them, but they will have thick skin. They might hear the words of those who try to oppress them, but it will not penetrate their hearts.

Those Who are Rising into Their Destiny

I believe that both the butterfly and the elephant are symbols of maturing Christians. Again, I am not talking about religious folks or church-goers. I am talking about the saints who are rising into their destiny. These are the laid-down lovers of the Lord. The ones who are rising with healing in their wings. These are the ones that will be like Christ in the earth – in His gentleness and in His power. They will be seers and people of prayer and they will do great things for the Lord.

I pray for you today. I ask the Lord to strengthen you. Perhaps you don't feel very mature right now, but I believe because you are reading this and digesting it that you are about to go to a new stage. You are going higher into His presence. I ask the Lord to let His revelation enter into you and to give you a brand-new day in His glory. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)

Darren Canning
Ministry of Darren Canning


Darren Canning is a revivalist preacher who travels throughout Canada, the United States, and the world. His heart is for revival and believes that God will touch lives deeply wherever he travels. He teaches on hearing the voice of God and experiencing the supernatural. Darren's life was touched powerfully through an encounter with God and he was transformed from an atheistic lifestyle to a Believer in a moment. He has spent 14 years working for the government of Canada as an analyst specializing in transportation issues related to Aircraft Safety and Security. He is married to Lydia and is the father of seven children. He believes that if others experience the God of the supernatural then they too will be changed forever.

Darren Canning's Itinerary:

July 15, 2018
Darren Canning with Pastor Ned Pasquette
Rome Christian Center
7985 Turin Road Rome, NY 13440

July 15-16, 2018
Darren Canning with Patti Copperwheat
Oriskany Ministry--Tri-Une Healing Ministries
click here for information

July 22, 2018
Heart of the Home with Barb Shaw
Timberville, Virginia
click here for information


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