In the Waiting “The Hope of the Lord is Our Strength”

Be encouraged that Spring in the Spirit is near and Resurrection Life is about to awaken the earth and all within it.

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On January 20, 2021, I awoke from a dream where I had seen a bold blue background with bold white numbers that said ‘222′ and there was confetti around them. The scene shifted to people dancing around and chanting saying, “The hope of the LORD is our strength”. It was a celebratory environment as they dance and chanted. Then the scene went back to the bold blue background with a date that resembled 1-21-21 and 2-22-21. It faded in and out between these two dates then it went back to 222 and the dream faded out. I awoke with the echo of “The hope of the LORD is our strength” and then Isaiah 40:31 came to mind.


But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 NKJV


As I took it to prayer it was made clear by the Lord that we are in a waiting and His timing is strategic and purposed. I believe something was activated on 1/20/2021 and is going to continue to be worked out and revealed through Passover.

Throughout 2020 the Lord continued to say that He was searching hearts and testing minds, that we were in line dividing times. Who would truly be for Him and who would be found against Him? This has proven to be true as we wait, and exposure of hearts and souls continue.

I was wrestling with the waiting and what was yet to manifest. I had been feeling somewhat of a spiritual grieving. Then on February 1st, there had been a downpour overnight in South Carolina and dozens of robins filled my yard along with other birds. It was only in my yard. It seemed odd to me as we are still in the middle of winter. I stepped outside and a bird landed right in front of me and then just sat on a light string looking at me for several seconds. As the birds were singing and gathering food, I immediately heard the Spirit say, “Spring in the Spirit is near!” I could feel it. You could just sense that something NEW was about to burst forth. As I conversed with the Holy Spirit about this, I was led to read the account of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. The Holy Spirit then added to the previous statement and said, “The winter is over and spring in the Spirit is near. There is a new birth season upon us, and a resurrection is about to come forth.” The robins returned throughout the day and continue to visit daily. I feel they are a prophetic sign of a pregnant spring about to come forth.

The spirit realm, God’s children, and the earth are pregnant with HOPE! Hope that only comes from the Lord and that will renew and strengthen us in this season of waiting! Wait on the LORD, again I say wait!

For resurrection is upon us. We will see multiple births happening at different times throughout March and into April as we approach Passover. Be encouraged that Spring in the Spirit is near and Resurrection Life is about to awaken the earth and all within it. The bride of Christ that has been buried under dead things and debris of seasons past is about to burst forth in LIFE and have NEW BREATH! It is her time to arise and shine!!222

We must remain and persevere in faith! We must continue to see and hear with spirit eyes and ears just like Jacob. Jacob saw and heard by the Spirit there was grain in Egypt. (Genesis 42) Spiritual vision and hearing was the answer to their need to preserve their life. The vision will lead to our provision. In this season of waiting draw near to God in your place of Goshen. There you will be protected, nourished, and provided for. But we must draw near and remain until the appointed time.

We must catch the vision like Habakkuk and keep it before us so that we are not deceived, disheartened, or led astray. We must keep watch and wait on the LORD.

As we wait, and like Habakkuk even wrestle with the Lord and the current circumstances, do not be discouraged for the Joy and Hope of the Lord is our strength. Wrestle as you may and converse with our God but know that our future in Him is sure and true! We will have the victory. This too shall pass, and the glory of the LORD will fill the earth! Rejoice, again I say rejoice for the glory of the Lord is rising upon us!

We are in a time of waiting and wrestling like Habakkuk. Our faith is being tested. He is searching hearts and testing minds. This is a time of exposing hearts and a separation is happening to see who stands with God – who are truly the just that walk by faith –The Remnant.






Then the LORD answered me and said: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.Habakkuk 2:2-3 NKJV


Some 222 verses that I feel apply to our current time.


He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, And light dwells with Him. Daniel 2:22 NKJV


Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know- Acts 2:22 NKJV



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Dionne White Art and Mentoring exists to care for the soul of the culture in her community. She does this by creating and designing art divinely inspired to release beauty and display God's glory. Her work carries a message of hope, healing, peace, and restoration. Dionne weaves together the message of the cross and God's heart (Isaiah 61) along with the Japanese art of kintsugi method, "the mending of brokenness", using fine gold paint. This message and method are at the heart of her art, writing, speaking, instructing and mentoring. She is passionate about awakening souls to truth and identity of abundant life. Her mission is to blaze a path to peace through all her creative avenues and mentoring. As a prophetic artist, writer, mentor and speaker her heart is to fully connect and equip people with all God has for them in order to prosper and glorify Him. Redemption, Restoration, and Transformation describes her mission and purpose for God's glory.