Soft Doves Landing -is a compilation of articles, and teaching segments, that have come from dreams, visions, or prophetic impressions.
Have you ever seen your child’s hand print appear on a window that is misting up in your home or car on a cold morning? Quietly, the form of a tiny hand begins to appear and then fades away as the mist evaporates. To me, this is the best way that I can describe prophetic impressions. You see the residual evidence of the fact that your child’s hand at some point was pressed against the glass and you could probably tell which child it was, whether it was their left hand or right. Howbeit, you are not able to tell much more than that. For example- why they pressed their hand there, what they were wearing, what mood they were in … You just know your little boy or girl did it. Sometimes God speaks to us in the abstract. I don’t know why he does this, but I do know that He often starts a conversation with one of these light impressions. It is His way to open up dialogue, conversations, teaching, revelation, and prophetic insight. I call them soft doves landing. If we have an ear to hear, we will recognize there flutterings ripple across the mind of our spirit. Learning to be prompt in responding to these impressions, is the same as answering God’s call when He whispers. When we allow His promptings to take us on that walk in the cool of the day with him, we learn of His kingdom.
Many times I have had a word, or song start rolling through my mind. I have often found that when I stop and think about what the word means, looking it up in a dictionary, it fits with something I’m dealing with, or praying about. Or, if I take a moment to read the lyrics of the song I am humming (that has randomly invaded my thoughts) I often have found that the words minister encouragement and comfort to me, in detail, at that particular time.
These are just small examples of what I have described as soft doves landing. Little things that if you don’t take the time to observe, may fade away unnoticed. Just as the boy Samuel heard a voice call his name, and he kept running to Eli asking him what he wanted. After the third time, Eli recognized that the young boy was not imagining things, he was hearing the voice of God, calling him. Eli the priest knew how the Lord sometimes communicated, and he taught Samuel how to respond. Samuel then heard from God. In the same way we need to recognize when God is calling us aside to communicate to us, and we need to respond by saying, “Yes, Lord speak for I hear you.” Taking these impression, these thoughts, these observances, dreams, visions, song lyrics, and words, before the Lord is doing just that. A child heard the still small voice of God in the wee hours of the morning, and it had an international impact for the Jews, in the days of Samuel. You never know how far-reaching a word from the Lord can be, and to think it could have been easily overlooked by ignoring the faint sound of those fluttering wings, when soft doves land.
The story of Eli and Samuel is found in 1 Samuel 3:8-10.
Job 4:12 “A word was secretly brought to me, my ears caught a whisper of it …
Proverbs 2:3-6 …. indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
Matthew 7:7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
Matthew 7:9 “Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone?
Luke 11:10 For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.