"Destiny Is Imprinted with Oil"
A few months ago, I had a short but impactful dream, and a few days thereafter, my husband had a dream that confirmed it. I have sought the Lord over these dreams and believe they reveal an open door in this new year of 5784/2024.
In my dream, I saw written out and then heard as it was spoken, "Destiny is imprinted with oil." There was an immediate shift and greater revelation in my understanding and certainty that what God has determined beforehand for our lives cannot be revoked. I pray your spiritual ears would be opened so that, in faith, you can receive the revelation also. The door to discerning destiny is open!
One of the symbols of the Holy Spirit is oil. The Spirit of the Lord brought to mind scriptures about being sealed with the Holy Spirit:
"Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts." (2 Cor. 1:22 KJV)
"In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the Gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory." (Eph. 1:13-14 NKJV)
"And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption." (Eph. 4:30 KJV)
This puzzled me, as I had seen and heard the word "imprinted," not "sealed." I was shocked when I did some research. Imprint means "to mark by or as if by pressure: STAMP," or "to fix firmly" (Merriam Websters Dictionary). In Strong's Concordance, sealed means "to seal with a signet ring or other instrument to stamp." It is the same as imprinted! You are marked by God, sealed; your destiny is sure. Thayer's Greek Lexicon also notes that being sealed or marked by God is done "to prove, confirm, or attest a thing; hence, topically, to confirm, authenticate," and "to prove by one's testimony."
"...the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: so that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ." (1 Cor. 1:6-8 KJV) (Photo via Unsplash)
The word "confirm" in Strong's Concordance means "establish," and in Thayer's Greek Lexicon it means "to make firm" and "make sure." Trust God all the way through to the end!
When the King puts His seal on something, it cannot be revoked or changed (Est. 8:8; Dan. 6:17). Did you hear that? Your God-ordained destiny cannot be revoked or changed! It shall come forth! You are sealed; it is imprinted in you with oil (the Holy Spirit). When you received Him, you were marked forever!
I thought about the years where I wasn't walking in step with the Lord and questioned Him about it. What I heard was that just as your destiny is birthed and sealed in the Holy Spirit, it is found and walked out in Him. Though you may wander off the path from time to time, you are sealed, and the Holy Spirit of God is continually working in your life to bring you to the fullness of redemption (Phil. 2:13). You were chosen in Christ before the world was formed (Eph. 1:4), and the works you were ordained to walk in were determined beforehand (Eph. 2:10). God knows the end from the beginning (Isa. 46:9-10), and works all things after the counsel of His own will (Eph. 1:11).
"...being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ." (Phil. 1:6 NKJV)
The Year of Zechariah 4:14
The Holy Spirit led me to Zechariah 4:14 and told me that this is a Zechariah 4:14 year!
"Then said he, These are the two sons of oil [Joshua the high priest and Zerubbabel the prince of Judah, the two anointed ones] who stand before the Lord of the whole earth [as His anointed instruments]." (Zech. 4:14 AMPC)
These two represent the priestly and kingly work of Christ. Kings and priests are anointed with oil to signify being set apart for God in order to walk in His authority in the earth. According to Revelation 1:6 and 5:10, this is you! When you are sealed with the Holy Spirit (oil), you are declared His – wholly His – and set apart for His holy purpose. The more we hear and believe, the more we can see and embrace our destiny. I saw by the Spirit that when we believe, fresh oil of the Holy Spirit is released, and more of the true image of Christ and His likeness emerge in our eyes... What already exists in the Spirit becomes clearer.
Year of Quick Completion
A few days after my dream, my husband had a similar dream where he saw something written out: "EX....7." After the "EX," there were faded letters that were blocked out. The EX was in the same colors and logo shape as the Postal Service Express Mail. He sensed in the dream that the hidden letters were "PRESS," so the full phrase was "EXPRESS 7."
The number seven represents perfection and completion. God is doing a quick work in the earth (Rom. 9:28) to perfect His Bride, to bring her to completion.
A couple of the definitions for express in Merriam Webster's Dictionary are "to force out by pressure" and "to subject to pressure so as to extract something." Olives are pressed to produce oil. You are being pressed for the extraction of all that God has destined for your life. The Holy Spirit is moving mightily upon the sons and daughters of God to bring forth a pressing for the expressing – the express image of Christ in you!
Hebrews 1:3 describes Christ as the express image of God. According to Strong's Concordance, the phrase "express image" is charaktér in the Greek, and means "a graver (the tool or the person), i.e. (by implication) engraving ('character'), the figure stamped, i.e. an exact copy or (figuratively) representation) – express image." (Photo via Wallpaper Flare)
Another definition of express in the dictionary is one that God revealed to me in a very detailed dream I had six years ago. (I encourage you to read about it in the word I released, "It is the Time of Redress for Express," which I originally posted on July 20, 2017.) The definition of express that I'm referring to is this: "to cause (a gene) to manifest its effects in the phenotype; to manifest or produce (a character, molecule, or effect) by a genetic process."
Know this: You are a new creature. A new birth took place when you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of God, that imprinting of oil. That oil is working to bring forth what He has determined beforehand through the process of God imprinting you with oil! It shall be as He has determined beforehand!
The phrase "EXPRESS 7" confirms the word I received – "Destiny is imprinted with oil." We are at the threshold of the fullness of times, and the Spirit and the Word are working together in His people to do a quick work. What you are feeling and experiencing in your trials are all a part of bringing about His determined end, and it is GOOD! You are being pressed for fresh oil to be better enabled to walk out your destiny!
Year of Revelation of the Door of Destiny
In Zechariah 3:9, the word "engrave" means "to open"! Believe and your eyes will be opened to see and enter the door. The reality of the engraving, sealing, and imprinting of oil being an open door is revelation into your destiny! I heard, "Look and see; I have set before you an open door through which your destiny is secure. Now come forward into what has been ordained before!"
There is a fresh wind of revelation of the Father's hand upon you. I see His hand laid upon your head, and the Holy Spirit is pouring oil over you, even right now! This oil is lighting your lamp and illuminating your innermost being with revelation from the throne of the Most High. Receive!
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Eternal Truth Now Ministry
Alane Haynes¬†was radically saved in 1981, when the Lord Jesus Christ appeared to her. She immediately received salvation, deliverance and a supernatural healing of her body and mind. An apostolic and prophetic teacher and speaker, Alane has authored four books. The first, "Moses – Shocked in the Desert," was birthed from a prophetic dream and many nights of Holy Spirit waking her to "Write what I tell you." She podcasts through Charisma Podcast Network; "Stirring of the Waters" is her show. Alane and her husband Kerry are co-founders of "Eternal Truth Now Ministry," and are broadcasters on Holy Spirit Broadcasting Network (hsbn.tv). They are passionate about the power of God's word, and desire to see people fulfill their God-given destinies and bring His Kingdom to the earth. When they are not ministering, Alane and Kerry enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren, and outdoors enjoying the beauty of God's creation.
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