HERE’S YOUR PEN!
by Joni Ames
I just awoke from a most amazing dream and ensuing conversation with the Lord which I pray inspires and catapults His creativity within each of you!
I saw a huge desk in an office in heaven where boxes of thousands upon thousands of pens were open and being released and sent out to many. They were pens of many colors, and each color represented the emotion or purpose of that pen. I’m talking about the trunk or casing of the pen, not the color of the ink. So don’t get stuck on that. Perhaps the ink was the same color. I do not know. Anyhow….
The red pen meant that what was to be written with it was of utmost importance in timing and content. Even that color had a variety of meanings as well. Some were red for redemption, like the blood of Jesus, for they would be used to set someone free. Some were red because of the important nature of it’s use. Some were red because God was angry and would use it to pour forth His Godly Fury about a situation.
Some pens were blue because a person was sad, and it would bring comfort. Others were blue because it would bring forth revelation. Others were blue because it would announce that a storm was over, and a clear blue sky was ahead.
Some pens were green because they would pour forth teaching, knowledge, and growth. Some were green because God was giving a “Green light; Go!” word to someone.
Some pens were gold, for they would pour forth words of wisdom.
Some pens were silver, because someone had been tried like silver, and redemption was given.
Some pens were purple, for they would bring forth royal decrees.
Some pens were black, for what was written would bring forth something clear, plain and simple, yet needed.
I continued to walk around the room and look into all of the boxes of pens – there were so many! And every pen and each color had meaning.
Please note: Don’t get overly “stuck” on the color. It’s only symbolic. I believe He gives us what we need, when we need it, per the occasion He calls us to write about.
First of all, let me say that there are writers of all kinds who God inspires. There are writers of books and writers of songs. There are writers who draft constitutions for nations – like ours! There are writers who write columns in newspapers, or a writer that sends one simple “Letter to the Editor” that will bring a thing to the attention of a city and change it’s way of thinking or it’s destiny. There are writers who simply pick up a pen and send an occasional note to a friend that arrives “at the right time” to bring hope and encouragement in letting someone know they are loved and thought about.
This word is for writers of all kinds, in every nation, to let you know that the drought is over, and the pens of the ready writer are being released to each who ask for it! We each need to be diligent and obedient with ours!
“Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not.” (Jer. 33:3)
Let me also say that this is not about some “magic” thing of divination, like demonic “automatic writing.” The enemy has a counterfeit for all the Lord has. Let’s not go there.
The idea of pens is symbolic, to represent the leading and inspiration in the anointing of the Holy Spirit to accomplish the task Father God wants to release in and through us via writing. So, lets not get “stuck” on the use of the word “pens.” He clearly showed me that it was okay to use our computer keyboard!
Don’t get trapped in the “paralysis of analysis” by any of this. That would stifle the Holy Spirit’s creativity. Instead, allow Him to speak to your heart, and give to you the understanding through His Word via the scriptures as well.
Before I go any further, it is important to say here that God is perfect, but we are not. Even when writing under the unction, we are still human and make mistakes in grammar or spelling. Therefore we still need to proofread and edit things, for the purpose of clarity and function.
Anyhow – I wish you could feel what I feel in my heart and spirit about this! A myriad of emotions and tears came forth as a result of my experience. For it was very clear in this experience that, through our obedience, He can and will change the lives and destinies of many!
How This Came About…
As I was praying about the current events in the news, I asked the Lord what I should say to bring peace and comfort and hope to people. In my heart, I “put myself down,” and said, “Lord, I don’t know what to say in order to do that! Please help me!”
The Lord made it clear that it wasn’t just me that He wanted to use, but many. Including those that He would have me send this to.
Anyhow, He responded in the following way….
Overnight, the Lord met with me in a dream, and began to show me that there are many that He has called in this time to speak forth His Heart. But we must trust in Him, not ourselves, to do that. And it is important to not ignore the “urge” to write out what He speaks to us when He begins to release the anointing to do so. Also to be rid of all other distractions as that happens. He gave me this scripture:
“My heart is indicting a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.” (Psalm 45:1 KJV)
He then said this to me….
“You need to pay attention to the voice that speaks as the words wrap around the corner at the end of each sentence. Always be ready to explore the adventure, as if you were climbing upon a beautiful rainbow!”
“My words have life and meaning, and through them, I will paint pictures of hope and destiny that will be more powerful than any situation, and outlast many generations.”
“Release them (My Words) from the captivity you’ve placed them in, and you will see the captives set free, and the promises of a lifetime unfold before your very eyes – for yourself AND for others! “
“I have kind words to speak to those who need them, and harsh words to say to those deserving of such. Be ready and listen for both, for each will accomplish my intended purpose to rescue, heal, and set that particular one free.”
“Even in this time, I shall give words to heal a nation and cause them to come to Me.”
“So hold fast. Hold tightly to My Hand. Don’t ignore the small still voice I send to you when the oceans of anointing are stirred and ready to roar and be released. For pictures will be painted through the words I give to you that will remind my beloved ones to hold on, remain strong, and survive and thrive in the days ahead.”
“Be ready, for the season of drought is now done, and my steady, constant rains shall refresh many through the written word – through you.”
As He said this, I saw beautiful paintings of futures of people and lands birthed simultaneously as words proceeded from His mouth, to and through typing hands, and onto each page.
The Lord wants to use you to speak to others. He does that, you know. Words are important. He used Words to form the whole earth and all of creation!
He has released the armies of pens to the “ready” writers. “Ready” means, “Immediately available,” “Willingly disposed,” “Likely to do something indicated,” “Spontaneous,” “Prepared for immediate use.”
These “Ready Writers” shall spark nations to change and come to their knees before Him. Do not hold back nor ignore using your “pen” when it begins to tap and to dance in your heart, by the leading of the Holy Spirit.
It’s time! Go forth! And win many battles!
Constitutions will be written, new nations spring forth, and new histories released at the stroke of these pens.
Grab one, as if a sword or a rifle, and use it with all your might! For the pen truly is mightier than the sword, and the results are full of hope and life!
He wants to use His Creativity to touch and breathe on your sanctified imagination. Don’t let the enemy speak condemnation to you about it. Remember, His Word says,
“Casting down imaginations [reasonings], and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” (2 Cor. 10:5)
He also reminded me of Psalm 68:11, which speaks directly to women. I’m going to give you several versions, for it enhances the meaning. It says:
King James version:
“The Lord gave the word: great was the company of those that published it.”
Through this, I believe He showed me that He will literally use His anointed women to literally publish what He releases to them.
The Lord announces the word, and the women who proclaim it are a mighty throng (army).
NASB – New American Standard Bible
(11) The Lord gives the command; The women who proclaim the good tidings are a great host (army):
And let‘s not forget verse 12:
“Kings of armies flee, they flee, And she who remains at home will divide the spoil!”
I added that last part because I want to make it clear that there are those of you women out there that are AT HOME that He will use as well. In your “quiet” time, however short or long, as you place your hands on the keyboard or pen, He will speak words through you that will go forth and be like the rudder of a ship, and change the course of history in the lives – and even nations – of many. – Even via a free blog on the Internet that will reach into many nations. Let God be your publisher! Instantly! As soon as He gives you a new word!
So grab your “pen,” whether a literal pen or computer keyboard, and your “ready” self, and Go forth!
Writers of songs, God will give you prophetic songs of the Lord that will melt the hearts of un-believers and bring deliverance and hope – even to nations!
Writers of notes and letters: God will speak to your heart about someone who needs a word of encouragement, and your email or note in the mail will arrive at just the right moment, and bring great peace and joy to the heart that needs it!
Writers of scholastic materials: God will give to you the ability to impart amazing knowledge and wisdom to His children!
Writers of business plans and contracts: The Lord shall give you the exact wording to avert danger and bring forth clarity of purpose and destiny.
Writers of political speeches and documents: God will enhance your ability and anointing to convey His Heart and meaning and release and set your nation free!
Writers of blogs, books, and articles: The dam of dryness has been broken! Write books that will mark the times and change lives!
Writers of all kinds – arise and speak life and hope and healing to people and nations and generations that need your obedience! It’s time!!!!
Father, by the power and authority of the name and blood of Jesus, please release to all who read this your heart and hope and anointing, and give to them their “pen of the ready writer.” We thank You and, in advance, give to You all the glory and honor due to You for any good that is accomplished! Amen.
– Joni Ames