Thursday, March 26, 2015

"Put On The Yellow Dress and Shine In the Darkness" - Jo Ellen Stevens, Connersville, IN

The Yellow Dress Dream

I had a prophetic dream on a recent night. In the dream, on a very dark backstage scene, there was a woman that was standing behind a black curtain in a type of coliseum, where people were coming for a formal event. This woman standing backstage was helping people to go out on the stage, when a very humble man came up behind her, who was a husband-like figure, and he began handing out these beautiful yellow dresses that had flowing chiffon on them. As he moved them around, the chiffon was flowing in the breeze. He was very humbly trying to get the woman who was helping everyone to put it on and was telling her that it was now her time to step out on the stage.

She was a bit reluctant to put this on, and she was saying, "Oh no, I couldn't possibly!" She was afraid, because of her past, that she wasn't worthy to wear the beautiful dress and that she would stand out too much because of the beautiful, bright, vibrant yellow color, and she knew that once she put it on and stepped out, that she would be on display. Still, the humble man in the background kept urging her. I knew in the dream that if she did that every eye would be on her.

The Meaning of the Color Yellow

When I woke up from the dream, I couldn't shake it off. The Lord impressed me to find out what meaning the color yellow had. I first came across a statement here that yellow is the most visible color in the color spectrum. It's high reflectance of light allows it to act as a secondary light source. It is the first wavelength of light processed by the human eye (which belies its use in certain signage and on emergency rescue vehicles). Our peripheral vision (the ability to see side or fringe areas when we look straight ahead) for yellow is two and a half times higher than it is for red. When putting yellow against a black background, it is very productive in the marketing world because it catches the eye.

A few Biblical meanings of the color yellow are: Joy, light, and revealed glory! Also, the seventh foundation (the number of perfection and rest) in the New Jerusalem is Chrysolite within it. The Greek work translated "chrysolite" means the color gold, or yellow.

What the Lord is Saying

I believe the Lord is saying to us through this dream is that there are many who have been "backstage," so to speak, and you have been in the background helping others to come forth and shine for the Lord! You thought this was the only place that you would ever be, and you had become content there. For some, your backgrounds were a bit shaded, and you have even said, "Lord, if I step out into that place, they will remember my past."

But the Lord is saying, "I have sent My Holy Spirit today to gently prod you to put on your yellow dress. Yes, your beautiful garment of light and glory; for I want it to be the first thing that they see when they look at you! Yes, the one that reflects My light so well...put it on and step out onto the dark stage, for I will draw them to the yellow dress (the glory) that you are wearing in this dark time and hour, for it is not about you in this time but it is in what you are wearing! It is about My light and glory!

"It is your time to step out of just 'being satisfied' with what you have always done in the past and step out into visibility! When they look at the dress (My glory), they will see an emergency vehicle coming to help them! They will know where to run to in their time of distress! When you are in the dress, you will also be able to see the enemy coming up beside you this time and will not be deceived by him in this hour, for you will be able to see him from every direction!

"When they see the yellow dress (My glory) in contrast to this darkness that is surrounding them, they will know that God is truly in their midst and that I live and dwell in the midst of My people! You will demonstrate to them what it means to be a people who have entered My rest and who have become a sanctuary of My peace! Yes, put on your yellow dress and walk out of your secure place onto the stage where you will be a display of My splendor! The world is awaiting you!"

Isaiah 52:1 (KJV) Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments...

Isaiah 60:1-3 (NIV) Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you, and His glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

Arise, shine,

Jo Ellen Stevens
TCIC Ministries

Email: dstevens7@frontier.com
Website: dstevens7.wix.com/tcic

Jo Ellen Stevens is a prophetic speaker, author, worship leader, and intercessor from Connersville, Indiana. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years, pastoring, teaching, and leading prophetic worship. She operates in a prophetic anointing with words of knowledge and words of wisdom. She believes that every Believer should be hearing the Lord's voice and resounding His heart out of their intimate relationship with Him. She also believes God called her many years ago to encourage the Body of Christ to arise and shine with the glory of the Lord for such a time as this, no matter what their age, background, or social status! She believes that God has given us each a platform to use the gifts and talents that He has given us to bring those who do not know the Lord out of the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of God, and that social media will play a great part in covering the earth with His glory!

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