The Father’s Love Child
By Bonnie Jones
In this article I’m going to share a series of four dreams regarding the birthing, nurturing and care of the babies born unto the body of Christ. The dreams reveal God’s plan for the most current baby as well as the devil’s plan for her death, and destruction. I felt from the beginning the Lord was speaking about women coming forth in ministry. Bob was a real advocate for women to move into their rightful place beside the men. That’s why it was important to him that I was at his side in ministry. We were a team and the Lord called us His “Custodial Parents of this Movement.” What movement we asked, - The “Love Movement!” Bob was known for his love for the body of Christ and although he is no longer with us, I must continue where he left off and where God leads me. I’ve known for many years that I was a catalyst God was using to assure women He had not forgotten them and they are vital to the end time harvest.
A Baby is Born
Dream #1- September 1, 2014
Earlier this year God showed me in a dream a baby that would be born at the time of Rosh Hashanah also known as the Jewish New Year. She was coming quicker than the church anticipated and in the dream Bob said, “This will be the first baby of the New Year born in the church and leadership doesn’t want to miss it!” Yet some in leadership had grown weary waiting for her birth and had fallen asleep. This baby would be powerfully anointed from the womb and upon its’ birth would preach, pray and prophesy. You can read the complete article, “Holy Spirit Overshadows the Church” in the September 2014, Word of the Month.
The Abandoned Baby
Dream #2 – December 8, 2014
I had a rather disturbing dream December 8th regarding the baby born unto the body of Christ at Rosh Hashanah (September 25th). In this dream the baby was ill and her condition continued to worsen. The baby asked, “Why isn’t anyone praying?” I wanted to take her to the hospital but the mother insisted that we wait. Others offered assistance by bringing the child water and clothes. Then the baby began to prophesy because no one would pray. I decided to care for the child and take her to the hospital but her mother wouldn’t allow medical attention. Then she brought the baby to my house and just left her. It was as if the mother completely abandoned her baby so she could return to the ways of man without being mindful of the baby’s needs or welfare. Dressed only in a cloth diaper, this beautiful baby girl was cold and shivering and if she was not nurtured, most certainly she would die.
It appears to me this baby, sent by the Father as a gift to the body of Christ, is being abandoned. Apparently the child did not come wrapped in the package the body was expecting nor one they desire. The body of Christ has gone through a time of transition but I believe it did not transform from the Father’s perspective and therefor cannot embrace this Christ child. Will the baby be overlooked again? Will it be thrown out with the bath water? Why?
Like the Lord, this baby has no form of comeliness (Isaiah 53:2) but she has spent her time in the presence of the Lord and understands His heart of Love for all peoples, tribes and nations. The church is still looking for a well-dressed, well-versed and polished man that has the ability to gather crowds. Therefore, nothing much has changed and leadership is still on a scavenger hunt for the anointing. What they fail to remember is that God looks at the heart not the outward appearance and resumes’.
For [the Servant of God] grew up before Him like a tender plant, and like a root out of dry ground; He has no form or comeliness [royal, kingly pomp], that we should look at Him, and no beauty that we should desire Him. (Isaiah 53:2 Amplified)
Well God’s baby has arrived and in a package not designed by man and therefore man will once again reject her. But she is crying out for HELP! Will man turn a deaf ear once again? Or will he receive the gift of the Father in the package He chose to deliver it in?
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7)
Fear not, for they rejected our Savior also. Man could not receive Christ as their King because He did not come in the package they expected or desired. This was a beautiful baby girl born of the Father’s seed, kissed by the Son of Love and anointed by the Holy Spirit of Truth. She is the Love Child born unto man and a gift from the Father. If she is not embraced and loved to life, she will quickly become undernourished and die and her death will be laid at the door of the church.
I believe the mother in this dream is the church and the baby is the Love child of the Father. This child has been conceived in His Love and whether the church wants to accept it or not, she’s the revelation of the Father’s Love the church is rejecting. She represents the new wineskin and a new movement in the body of Christ. She cannot conform to the old wineskin and they can’t receive her. She has made a total commitment to the Lord and can preach, pray and prophesy according to His will not her own.
Old leadership mindsets can’t accept the newness of this child and its movement. And because they are not willing to change, they are willing to ignore her presence and allow it to die rather than embrace her and the love she possesses. Old leadership grew weary and many fell asleep at the helm. Unless they do an about turn and embrace this child quickly, the church will abandon the Father’s Love. The last revelation of the Godhead is the Father and He is Love.
He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. (1 John 4:8)
This child has touched the heart of God and prays according to His will. She is crying out for help and asking, “Why isn’t anyone praying?”
Babies Born on Christmas Day
Dream # 3 - December 25, 2014
On the day we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, I had a powerful dream about the birthing and care of the Father’s Love child (children). I believe these babies represent the movement in the body of Christ that won’t go away and can’t be ignored any longer. This is the womb of the anointing, the catalyst for the birthing of the season we are in called, “The Father’s Love.”
In the dream, each baby was wrapped tightly in a pink swaddling blanket and a pink cap placed on their tiny head. One by one an angel would bring the newborn outside the hospital and place her in an incubator. Let me explain this incubator because it was quite unusual. Instead of being an individual unit, these incubators seemed to be like clear plastic drawers stacked one row on top of the other. Each row consisted of one large drawer where at least a dozen babies would be placed. It was the latest technology so their every movement and every breath were monitored. The monitoring equipment was done from inside a special building that the angels tended to.
As soon as the baby was born, lovingly an angel placed the baby into her proper position in an incubator. The babies were all side-by-side, shoulder-to-shoulder touching one another. The angel reassured me that all the babies were just fine, they were all being well monitored and nothing they needed would be overlooked.
The church has long rejected women but God hasn’t. He’s kept a watchful eye on them and those who have rendered themselves unto Him are now being placed in that heavenly incubator. There are angels on assignment for each one of them and monitoring their every move. They will not jockey for position because they know their rightful position in Christ. They have learned how to work together in unity, side-by-side, shoulder-to-shoulder and mankind will no longer intimidate them. When they hear the voice of the Father they obey Him. There is nothing that can come against them to separate them from the love of the Father. They have long endured rejection but now the Father is sending them forth to gather the lost sheep, heal the sick and raise the dead. They will do His will and the church will not be able to ignore the anointing released through them.
It seems to me that since the church rejected women in ministry God has removed them from its auspices and placed them under His wing. He’s anointing them to do His Word and His Will. They will work together for the good of the body of Christ without fear and intimidation of mankind. They no longer fear man; they only know the reverential fear and awe of God.
Let me clarify myself. I do not mean that women should not be in the church or that God is removing them from the church. Most definitely women have a place in the church as well as in leadership. God anoints all His followers and calls them to follow Him. In the same way the disciples followed Christ, He also released them into their own ministries. They were each called to the “great commission.” If they had only followed, they would have never become leaders in the first century church.
The church in general is male dominated but I can’t believe God intended it to be that way. The Apostle Paul traveled with and was mentored by Priscilla and Aquila, a married couple in the first century church. In fact Priscilla’s name is mentioned first in scripture before Aquila’s. I believe this is the model God is looking for but misunderstanding of scripture caused it to get swept under the carpet years ago. No one has been willing to dust it off and allow women to become fruitful and multiply in their calling. There’s been a lot of talk about women coming forth in ministry yet they remain stagnant. This is about to change and the body of Christ will be far richer and have greater balanced.
The good news is the Father has redeemed that which the church rejected. Fear not, they rejected the prophets too. I believe there has been a birthing in the church and you are going to see women rise up to take their rightful place in the body of Christ and some of them in leadership positions. The Holy Spirit has been brooding over these babies for a long time and nourished them with the Father’s Love. The Father wiped away their tears of rejection and filled their hearts with His Love and compassion. He taught them in the secret place of the Most High where agendas, pride and jealousy were not permitted. In this place of intimacy with Him they learned how to love one another and placed their faith and hope in Him not man. God showered them with His Love and sprinkled them with affection. In this place they learned patient endurance. They learned how to live 1 Corinthians 13 because God worked His Love into their heart.
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)
Women feared man instead of God and I believe this displeased Him. Yet in His mercy and grace, I believe He hardened man’s heart to a degree, against women to turn the heart of women toward Him. In the natural it appeared that man was at the helm when, in fact it was God so He could do a complete work in the women. The Holy Spirit continued to brood and the Father taught them how to work together in Love for the betterment of the body.
Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us. (1 John 4:17-19)
I believe that when women come into their rightful position in the body of Christ, God will deal with the heart of man to embrace them. And once again man will love his helper like Adam loved Eve. However, this time he will protect her from the enemy. Man alone cannot produce children. It requires a woman. When men and women come together in ministry anointed by the Holy Spirit they form a threefold cord that is not quickly broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:12) Then the body of Christ will be strengthened and the enemy’s back will be weakened.
Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. (Genesis 2:24)
Beware the Religious Spirit
Dream #4 - December 30, 2014
Unless we keep a watchful eye upon our babies the religious spirit will devour them. Today I saw our beautiful baby again. After a time of rest she began to play in the garden where the cornucopia fruits and vegetables were ripe for harvest. She tumbled over and into the rich wet soil. I picked her up and sprayed her off with the green garden hose. Bob and I walked down the sidewalk carrying the baby. A woman with a large, fat, well-trained alligator walking beside her headed toward us. The woman gave a command to the alligator to attack and kill the baby. It was our job to protect her at all cost.
I believe the alligator represents a religious spirit that has grown fat over years of devouring babies alive. Bob taught that a religious spirit is five things; legalism, opinion, debate, judgment and criticism. The church as a whole has never broken free of this spirit and unless it does we will once again lose our baby to it and abort God’s movement. Can we afford to do this? Can we look the other way and ignore it? As a body of believers we must embrace this baby and help nurture it until it's fully developed.
I believe this time the church will recognize “God’s Love Child” and leadership will stand beside her and be encouraging. It’s going to take both mothers and fathers in leadership to embrace this baby and allow her to develop and bring forth the fruitfulness God commissioned her with. We can love this baby to life and maturity or abort it as in the past.
The last revelation of the Trinity is that of the Father and He is Love. Jesus was revealed over two thousand years ago and the Holy Spirit over one hundred years ago. They rejected Jesus and quenched the Holy Spirit time and time again. Will the church reject what God is doing through the weaker vessel? I believe the Father created woman to stand beside man and together represent Him as “Ministers of His Love.” Now is the time to demonstrate the full measure of Christ’ divine nature and walk in Love because God is LOVE! Let us, as the body of Christ embrace the Father’s Love Child and allow the Holy Spirit to flow freely, without quenching its power and purpose. Let us be lovers of “LOVE” and embrace what God is doing. Let’s not despise the package He chooses to use, instead let’s receive His gift of Love.