I had a dream.
In a dream I was standing in a lush green field, nothing around me, no houses, animals or trees, a very large lush field. While standing there and looking around I heard a voice saying this is Wakefield. I had no idea what Wakefield was/is or who he was/is. Then I woke up. A short dream but what does it mean.
Wakefield was also called Watch field or Wake field. Watch field resonated in my spirit that is what I did. I looked around; I was watching as in a watchful manner. If something would go amiss, nothing would go un-noticed. Wakefield was also a battlefield in the war of the roses 11th century England.
The following days I was reading the story of Elijah and Elisha. And the song “These are the days of Elijah” came to mind at the same time a voice “the days of Elijah are over”. Elijah was a prophet but Elisha was his apprentice who received received the double portion.
Focusing on Elisha; who had been a helper or in other words an apprentice to Elijah. Elisha, after Elijah had gone up to heaven in a chariot of fire, performed many miracles. The purification of the spring of water in which death reigned; salt was thrown in by Elisha, no more death or unfruitfulness came from this spring. The ever supply of oil for a widow, so she could pay her debt before she was to be enslaved with her children. The Shunammite woman who prepared accommodation for Elisha and was rewarded with conceiving a son, later the son died and was brought back to life by Elisha. Multitudes were filled with bread and many more miracles. Elisha walked in the authority of King and Prophet. But what stood out was the story of Elisha’s servant Gehazi (2 Kings 6) The king of Aram was making war against Israel, the plans from the king of Aram were constantly brought to light by Elisha to the king of Israel. King of Aram sent horses and chariots and a substantial army to take Elisha by night. And his servant Gehazi said to him, “This is hopeless, my master! What are we to do?” And he said, “Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are greater than those who are with them.” Then Elisha prayed and said, “LORD, please, open his eyes so that he may see.” And the LORD opened the servant’s eyes, and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. That must have been an awesome sight. Elisha prayed for the soldiers to be struck with blindness. Elisha led the soldiers out to Samaria and fed them, their eyes were opened and the soldiers did not return to fight against Israel.
We are now living in the days of Elisha with eyes opened to the angelic host who surround us. Standing in our position and see the salvation of God. Watching in our Wake-field.
Not bowing down in worship towards the oppressors. But to stand and see what the Lord has done and is going to do.
Stand; the Lord will deliver you.