“God desires to have intimate experiences with you and for you to have intimate experiences with Him. Since He cannot be here in the flesh for you to experience, He will at times show you a picture of your relationship with Him in your “mind’s eye.” Linda Boone; Intimate Life Lessons: developing the intimacy with God you already have.
Not everyone that awakens to the message of Jesus and the Father’s love does so experiencing dreams, seeing pictures, or hearing a voice telling them what to do or say, whether to go or stay. Most begin this new journey totally unaware that there is an entire language of the Kingdom of God that is made up completely of mental images, pictures, videos, dreams, impressions and open visions.
“Let me show you My pictures—for I want you to see how I see you, how I see our relationship.*
And if you are one of those who have not yet experienced this kind of phenomena but have heard stories from those who do, you may find yourself experiencing feelings of inadequacy or insignificance. As if those who hear this other language of the Kingdom do so because they are special or more favored by the Father than you are.
But the truth is, learning the pictorial language of heaven is very much like learning to speak another language, it simply takes time and practice. For some it comes quickly and easily, for others it may take a little longer. But be assured, just as the Father has given you everything you need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3-5), so He has given you, through the ministry of Holy Spirit, everything you need to learn and operate in this new language of His kingdom.
“Your ears will hear sweet words behind you: “Go this way. There is your path; this is how you should go” whenever you must decide whether to turn to the right or the left. Isaiah 30:21 (VOICE)
*Page 88; Excerpt taken from “Intimate Life Lessons: How to Develop the Intimacy with God You Already Have”; Linda Boone, Kindle; Morris Publishing; Edition 1 (March 2011) available @eBay
Sometimes the first part of learning this language of the Kingdom of God is understanding that it is neither earned nor withheld. It is simply the heritage of every child of God. Whatever has been given to the Son has been given to you; and the Father has given Jesus everything, including the language of dreams, visions and images.
The second thing to understand is that this other language of the Kingdom can be different for every person. Some people get images, while others get complete video downloads. There are those who are frequent dreamers and others who may only dream occasionally. And then there are people who don’t get pictures, videos, or dreams but words; either scripture or phrases or complete paragraphs. None has more authority, power, or measure of favor than the other. It is simply the way Holy Spirit chooses to speak to that person in that moment.
The third thing to realize is that just like a well often has to be primed in order for it to begin bringing up water from within the earth, so your imagination may need priming to begin bringing up the language of the Kingdom as well.
Here are a few ways you can begin. Go to your God Place and put on your favorite soaking music. Once you feel yourself resting in Abba’s love ask Holy Spirit to activate your imagination, to either give you pictures, images, or videos, or help you to recognize the ones He already has.
Another way to prime the pump is to put together a group of random pictures. You can cut them out of magazines or find them on the internet. Try and look for things that are interesting, images that may not make sense or may even invoke certain longings in your heart. Now put them in a shoe box or paper sack, somewhere that you can’t see into. Now just as with the first exercise, after resting in Abba’s love, reach into the shoe box or paper sack and take out one picture. Once you have your picture spend a few minutes looking at it, then put it down and ask Holy Spirit to talk to you about it.
Be sure and journal what Holy Spirit tells or shows you.