Recently, the Lord kept bringing me back to Isaiah 61 and as I kept asking Him for more revelation, He gave me a vision.
In the vision a saw a mighty woman warrior, coming out of a fire;
she was bloody, scratched, weary, had ashes all over her, but no burns. As she emerged from the fire and helped herself up with her big sword, I noticed what looked like a tattoo on her right upper arm. As I looked closely I realized that the mark wasn’t a tattoo, but a brand.
I couldn’t make out the symbol other than the round outline, but I could see that it was incandescent. It looked alive, like a river of lava flowing. I asked The Lord what that mark represented and He said:
She has been branded for a specific assignment. She has overcome many fiery trials and through those trials, she has gained authority over that which she overcame. She is not a slave to what kept her bound anymore, she is free! She took her oppressor as captive and now she is anointed to break it off of people, to rebuild the ancient ruins, and restore the places long devastated!
Each one of you has been branded through trials, but in My Kingdom, being branded is not a sign of slavery and captivity, but of freedom and authority. Each one of you carries a unique brand and breaker anointing, that will open doors and break walls, and close doors, and rebuild walls that only what you carry can accomplish.
I have anointed My Son to bring good news to you, to comfort you, when you were brokenhearted and to proclaim freedom to you while you were in captivity; to comfort you while you mourned. To give you a crown of beauty for ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. So that you may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that I may be glorified.
Now it is your turn to bring freedom to the ones who are going through what you have gone through! You are my priests, my ministers! Through your trials your Kingdom identity has surfaced; through the fire, your Kingdom destiny has been revealed! Your obedience, endurance, and faith in My promises have forged you and pushed you through the most intense fire! This is the season in which you will feed on the wealth of the nations, you will receive a double portion for your shame! For I The Lord love justice and hate robbery and wrongdoing. So delight in Me for I have clothed you with garments of salvation!
Friends The Lord wants us to pick up our mantles and use our authority to break people free from what keeps them bound! We have gained authority over what we have overcome and He wants us to use it to set the captives free! He Has branded and equipped us with a unique anointing, we cannot waste this precious oil!
Freedom from addiction, depression, lust, religion, pride, anger, unforgiveness, guilt, shame, generational sins, sickness, poverty, and everything else! Our testimony and empathy will touch them and the anointing we carry, through the power of the Holy Spirit will set them free!
61 “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me,
Because the Lord has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,
3 To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”
4 And they shall rebuild the old ruins,
They shall raise up the former desolations,
And they shall repair the ruined cities,
The desolations of many generations.
5 Strangers shall stand and feed your flocks,
And the sons of the foreigner
Shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.
6 But you shall be named the priests of the Lord,
They shall call you the servants of our God.
You shall eat the riches of the Gentiles,
And in their glory you shall boast.
7 Instead of your shame you shall have double honor,
And instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion.
Therefore in their land they shall possess double;
Everlasting joy shall be theirs.
8 “For I, the Lord, love justice;
I hate robbery for burnt offering;
I will direct their work in truth,
And will make with them an everlasting covenant.
9 Their descendants shall be known among the Gentiles,
And their offspring among the people.
All who see them shall acknowledge them,
That they are the posterity whom the Lord has blessed.”
10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord,
My soul shall be joyful in my God;
For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation,
He has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments,
And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
11 For as the earth brings forth its bud,
As the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth,
So the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
This is an updated edition of a post originally published on The Rising of the Esthers