Healing Overflow – Dyed4you Art

Healing Overflow reminds us we are vessels of healing, for we have the power of Life within us; and as we have received, so we can give. We are trees firmly planted by streams of living water, and our leaves shall never wither and abundant shall be our fruit. 

  • Revelation 22:2 (KJV) “In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, [was there] the tree of life, which bare twelve [manner of] fruits, [and] yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree [were] for the healing of the nations.”
  • Isaiah 66:9 (TLB) Shall I bring to the point of birth and then not deliver? asks the Lord your God. No! Never!
  • Psalm 1:3 (VOICE) You are like a tree, planted by flowing, cool streams of water that never run dry. Your fruit ripens in its time; your leaves never fade or curl in the summer sun. No matter what you do, you prosper.

A Meditation of the Word called “Vessel of Blessing” from Elisa Eaton of Waiting in the Wings is connected to this.

Genesis 12:2 (VOICE) I have plans to make a great people from your descendants. And I am going to put a special blessing on you and cause your reputation to grow so that you will become a blessing and example to others.

I remember some years ago when someone gave me a word of the LORD saying, “You are a daughter of blessing.” I was surprised by how deeply these words affected me. All at once, I recognized how they bore witness as truth in my spirit, however, my mind had trouble accepting what God was saying. Me? A blessing?

I realized that, on some level, I saw myself more like God’s problem child than a vessel of His blessing. Do you ever struggle with that feeling that you are unclean and that anything you put your hand to might crumble or become cursed? Do you feel more like a bad son or daughter instead of one that is beloved and highly favored? This has been my particular “identity crisis” for many years.

As God has walked me through different seasons, I’ve come to see how negative words and mistreatment from others sent me a message that did not agree with how God saw me. As I began to look back over my life with the eyes of the Spirit, I could recognize the overwhelming love, grace, and favor of God over me even through all of the trials. Many devices of the darkness had come along in an attempt to destroy me and keep me from the truth that I am a beloved daughter of the King. Yet no power can stop the fierce love of God! No matter what word curses have been spoken or what difficult circumstances I have faced, I cannot deny the incredible favor God has given me along the way.

This pattern in my life very much mirrors the life of Joseph. Though Joseph was hated by his brothers, enslaved, and eventually imprisoned, God shone his favor upon Joseph at every step. His favor manifested in the honor Joseph received from his father and through the position of authority he was given in both Potiphar’s household and in Egypt’s prison. Finally, at just the right time, God’s favor shone so brightly upon Joseph before Pharaoh that it opened the door for Joseph’s promotion as second in command of all of Egypt. Nothing could separate Joseph from the love of God!

Even so, I wouldn’t be surprised if, through all of Joseph’s trials, he struggled to believe that he was as highly favored as his prophetic dreams suggested (Genesis 37:4-11). It would have been easy for him to believe he was God’s problem child. Like many of us, Joseph may have even seen himself as the source of all the troubles he faced.

Yet God’s hand of blessing upon Joseph is undeniable. Even more, Joseph was a vessel of God’s blessings. The favor God poured out upon Joseph overflowed onto others. Joseph was a blessing to his family, Potiphar’s household, Egypt’s prison, and eventually Egypt and all the world. God’s hand of power was seen greatly when He gave Joseph the interpretation for Pharaoh’s dreams and the accompanying wisdom that would see the world through the coming famine.

Just like Joseph and just like Christ, the ultimate suffering servant of God, we too have been created to be vessels of blessing. We have been created to be temples of the living God. When He pours His Spirit upon us, the blessings of the Spirit overflow into the lives of others. We touch the world with anointed hands, releasing the Kingdom of God in everything and everyone that we touch.

Therefore, children of God, lift up your heads. You are not broken. You are not a problem and no longer a vehicle of darkness and sin. In fact, now that you are in Christ, you are God’s solution, a child of the light in a fallen world! Remember who you are and whose you are. You are a much-loved son or daughter of the Most High God. He has placed the Kingdom of Heaven within you and has ordained that you are the vessel through which His blessings will flow.

Luke 2:52 (NIV) And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.

Deuteronomy 33:13-16 (VOICE)About Joseph he said, Moses: May his land be blessed by the Eternal with the best the sky has to offer—abundant rains—and with the dew and the waters that lie below the ground. May it be blessed with the best the sun can produce and the best crops of each month, With the best that grows on the ancient mountains and the everlasting hills, With the best the land has to offer when it’s filled with good things, And most of all may it be blessed with the favor of the One who appeared in the burning bush. Let all these blessings rest on Joseph’s head, on the head of this prince among his brothers.

A Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Healing Oil.”

Jeremiah 8:22 (NET) There is still medicinal ointment available in Gilead! There is still a physician there! Why then have my dear people not been restored to health?

Beloved, press into Me – the Great Physician, and I will make you whole. Press into Me, YHVH Rapha – the Lord your healer, and I will give you rest. Look to Me as I pour out My healing oil – anointing you and bringing new life. 

Stand fast and refuse to receive anything less than My best. Press in and remain expectant. And as you wait, remember My grace is sufficient for you. I AM with you, and I AM the One who heals. 

A post by Meghan Williams from MeghanW.com is connected to this. It’s called “Sufficiency of God.

The names of God are beautiful tools for gaining deeper understanding into the character of our God. El Shaddai is a commonly used name of God and it is often translated as “God Almighty,” which is obviously beautiful encouragement to remember how big and strong the One we worship is. However there’s another translation possibility: “All-Sufficient One.”

The idea of the All-Sufficient One actually comes from the root connection to the Hebrew word for breasts (shadaim), and as we think of a mother nurturing and feeding her child, we think of sufficiency and nourishment. Some even believe El Shaddai literally means “the many breasted one,” which again reinforces that idea of abundant sustenance and provision. 

This isn’t about assigning gender to God, for God transcends gender (I use He/Him as I write simply because historically those have been used similarly to how the word “man” can both refer to a male or a human). We are created in God’s likeness so all our attributes come from Him. He embodies both the masculine and the feminine – the full spectrum. Complete sufficiency. All that we need. 

As such, God embodies the nurturing, fierce love that we think of as being a mother’s heart. A mother nurtures in the womb, then at her breast, and on as her children grow. God’s heart is the same nurturing, sustaining flow. He desires to see His children revitalized, renewed and pursuing the passion and purpose. He wants to protect and heal hearts, and He wants to birth and bring forth the things He has planted in each one of His children. 

And to make this even more personal, let me say: His desire is for YOU. He wants to nurture you. You are His delight and He wants all there is for you. He wants to lavish new things on you. He wants to comfort you at His breast and transform you into your highest self. He sees you as He made you: fulfilling all your potential and expanding and blooming under His watchful care. Embrace and receive the all-sufficient flow of El Shaddai. 

A Word called “Healing Oil” from Elisa Eaton of Waiting in the Wings is connected to this.

Luke 8:43-48 (TPT) In the crowd that day was a woman who had suffered greatly for twelve years from slow bleeding. Even though she had spent all that she had on healers, she was still suffering. Pressing in through the crowd, she came up behind Jesus and touched the tassel of his prayer shawl. Instantly her bleeding stopped and she was healed.

You have grasped at the hem of My garment, and now flows forth the healing oil of YHVH Rapha. What was once broken in you is now healed. Arise and go forth, Beloved. Fly with might, armed for battle with the new wings I have given you. Indeed, your rebirth has come through many trials and tribulations. You are now a new creation, made in My image and likeness. Therefore, walk boldly in the power of My Spirit and in My authority. I send you into the world to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy. 

In this fresh flow and impartation of My Spirit, a new song will flow from your lips. This song will glorifying Me and prepare the way for Me in the earth. My heart—the heart of your Bridegroom—is at the center of everything that you do. You will speak with wisdom, tender love, authority, and encouragement to those who ache for the hope of new life. The healing oil of My Spirit will drip from your lips, and it will fall upon and mend the wounds of every heart that you encounter.

My Bride, you are loved. You are treasured. You are healed. Most of all, you are empowered through Me. As I continue to renew you day by day, give unto others as it has been given unto you. Just as I impart My Spirit and My healing to you, you are commissioned to do the same for others. Now, go forth, clothed in My might and My love, and filled to overflowing with My Spirit!

Mark 16:17-18 (VOICE) And these signs will follow those who believe: they will be able to cast out demons in My name, speak with new tongues, take up serpents, drink poison without being harmed, and lay their hands on the sick to heal them.

1 Corinthians 12:7-9 (VOICE) Each believer has received a gift that manifests the Spirit’s power and presence. That gift is given for the good of the whole community. The Spirit gives one person a word of wisdom, but to the next person the same Spirit gives a word of knowledge. Another will receive the gift of faith by the same Spirit, and still another gifts of healing—all from the one Spirit.

A portion of the word from the Dyed4you Art images named “Healing Rain” are connected to this.

The Lord says, “It is with great JOY that I see my word breaking forth in your life.  The seeds you have planted, I have watered by My Spirit and now they break through.  And though it may seem small to some, know that I am pleased with you.  My joy abounds in you and in what has come forth. So rejoice and again I say rejoice!  Know that my covenant of blessing is over your life. My healing rain will continue to flow in your time of rejoicing.  You will be brought to a place of wholeness, complete in Me and My love for you.”

Father, we choose to cling to that which is GOOD. We refuse to let anything be taken away or discounted. We thank You for Your great love and pleasure over us, and we thank You for healing (mental, emotional, physical, relational, financial), for mental clarity and the ability to focus! We thank You that You provide life in abundance – healing, wholeness, provision, and peace. We thank You for hope. You are an ever-present help in times of trouble (Psalm 46:1). We rest in You.

Another Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “Cling to Hope.”

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Beloved, cling to hope tenaciously knowing I AM a good God who lavishes His love on His children. Even when things look bleak, remember every story has its ups and downs, pains and pleasures, moments of sorrow and rejoicing; and a happily ever after is dependent on where you stop the tale. Would Lazarus story be as powerful if it ended in the tomb? 

So wait for Me to move. Trust that I AM a good author weaving a beautiful tale of glorious redemption where My grace, mercy, love, and power are on full display. My plans for you are good, beloved. So cling fast to hope and wait for Me to move. Though it may not be in the way you expect, it’s always in the way that’s best.

Another Prophetic Nugget from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams is connected to this. It’s called “The River of God.”

Ezekiel 47:8-9 (VOICE) The Man:  This river flows eastward and runs down into the Jordan Valley to the place where it flows into the Dead Sea. The moment it meets the sea, the salty water becomes fresh. Swarms of creatures will flourish wherever this river flows. Schools of fish will swim through currents of fresh water, for wherever this water flows everything will come alive!

Beloved, the river of God brings healing to whatever it touches. So stay in the river. Remain in My healing flow. For I AM YHVH Rapha – the Lord your healer, so look to Me to heal and to restore that you in turn may share My refreshing flow with others.

Come alive! Just as Lazarus was called forth from the grave, so I have called you from the death and bondage of sin into My glorious, life-giving light. Be embraced by My love, saturated by My Spirit, and be made whole.

A post by Meghan Williams from MeghanW.com is connected to this. It’s called “Resting in the Still Waters.”

As I was meditating on the idea of resting in the arms of Almighty, I was given the image of the difference between treading water and simply floating on the surface of water. And what a great difference there is between these two concepts. With the one, you are simply resting and trusting – releasing control, and simply laying back and letting yourself be held. Whereas with the other, you are striving and working hard to try to keep your head above water.

This isn’t to say that there isn’t a moment for each of these things to be the right activity, but to waste your effort and energy striving when you’re being beckoned to simply rest is fruitless and denotes a lack of trust to the One who is beckoning you. 

So may we be intentional to rest in the still waters and trust that He is holding us lovingly and firmly in His hands. What safer place could we find that?

Psalm 23:2-3a (VOICE) He provides me rest in rich, green fields beside streams of refreshing water. He soothes my fears; He makes me whole again…

The “HOPEFUL DAWN” card from D4Yart Deck 2 is connected to this. The card is based on the “Hopeful Dawn” Dyed4you Art piece, and it reads, “The deepest night is always followed by the dawn, and with this assurance comes the promise that all things eventually pass and new beauty is always on the horizon. So be intentional to set your expectations to be hopeful. Simply expect good, for the promise of it will bolster you and its arrival will build your faith.”

This is a series of Prophetic Nuggets from “Daily Downloads from Heaven” by Meghan Williams that are connected by scripture / theme. It is a series of four Prophetic Nuggets based on Isaiah 61:1-3 (TPT):

The mighty Spirit of Lord Yahweh is wrapped around me because Yahweh has anointed me, as a messenger to preach good news to the poor. He sent me to heal the wounds of the brokenhearted, to tell captives, “You are free,” and to tell prisoners, “Be free from your darkness.” I am sent to announce a new season of Yahweh’s grace and a time of God’s recompense on his enemies, to comfort all who are in sorrow, to strengthen those crushed by despair who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful bouquet in the place of ashes, the oil of bliss instead of tears, and the mantle of joyous praise instead of the spirit of heaviness. Because of this, they will be known as Mighty Oaks of Righteousness, planted by Yahweh as a living display of his glory.

The first Prophetic Nugget is called “Set Free.

Isaiah 61:1 (TPT) …He sent me to heal the wounds of the brokenhearted, to tell captives, “You are free,” and to tell prisoners, “Be free from your darkness.” 

Beloved, you’ve been set free. Set free from shame and heartache. Set free from pain and fear. No more regrets, My precious one, for I AM making all things new. So embrace the light. Watch the darkness melt away. Be made whole. 

I have plans for you, beloved, and they are good plans. Wait and see. So trust your heart in My hands, and step forward into the new with Me. Resist the urge to keep looking back, for more glory is ahead. Embrace what comes, and trust in Me as I manifest My plans.

The second Prophetic Nugget is called “It is the Day of Restoration.

Isaiah 61:2-3 (TPT) I am sent to announce a new season of Yahweh’s grace and a time of God’s recompense on his enemies, to comfort all who are in sorrow, to strengthen those crushed by despair who mourn…

Beloved, walk in My grace. Dry your tears, for a new season is upon you. The joy of the Lord is your strength (Nehemiah 8:10), and joy is found in My presence (Psalm 16:11). So abide with Me, My fair one, and be refreshed and filled.

For no longer will you be bruised and crushed, beloved. There is healing in My wings. So press in close, and hide in My shadow as you renew your strength. It is the day of restoration. Find your hope in Me.

The third Prophetic Nugget is called “Watch as I Manifest Renewal.

Isaiah 61:3 (TPT) …to give them a beautiful bouquet in the place of ashes, the oil of bliss instead of tears, and the mantle of joyous praise instead of the spirit of heaviness…

Beloved, I don’t patch things with a bandaid, or simply smooth things out so you don’t see the trials that were there before, no – I AM a God of radical transformation. I bring beauty from ashes, and joy from mourning. Nothing is too hard for Me. 

Resist the heaviness that would try to cling to you, and embrace the mantle of joy that is yours. Burst forth in praise – in hopeful expectation, and watch as I manifest renewal in your life.

The fourth Prophetic Nugget is called “A Living Display of My Faithfulness.”

Isaiah 61:3 (TPT) …Because of this, they will be known as Mighty Oaks of Righteousness, planted by Yahweh as a living display of his glory.

Beloved, stand proud as a testament to My faithfulness – a living display of My grace and My glory. You will be as steadfast as a mighty oak with roots that go down deep, for I AM your foundation, and you’ve found your hope in Me. 

So raise your hands and wave them high, an offering to Me. Be lifted up on eagles wings, and find new life in Me. I AM your strength, and I’m your song – your cry, your victory. And in My grace your hope is found, as you remain steadfast in Me.

A Meditation of the Word called “Walking in Humble Authority” from Elisa Eaton of Waiting in the Wings is connected to this.

Acts 3:6 (VOICE) Peter: I want to give you something, but I don’t have any silver or gold. Here’s what I can offer you: stand up and walk in the name of Jesus of Nazareth, the Anointed One.

In the ancient pictograph language, the Hebrew letter dalet represents a door or an impoverish and humble man. It is preceded by the letter gimel which is representative of a camel or rich man. Within this area of the Hebrew alphabet, there is the picture of a rich man who stoops down (like a camel with a burden) to give to a poor and humble man. It is the picture of our relationship with God, and our relationship with our fellow man. It is also a powerful key to flowing in the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

In Acts 3:6, Peter addresses a crippled and poor man. Peter’s pockets are empty of silver and gold. One could say that he is impoverished too. And yet, he gives the crippled man what he does have—and it’s certainly not chump change. Peter stoops down like a camel to lift the poor man up. Power from on high flows through Peter, and the man is miraculously healed! Peter’s physical pockets were empty, and yet he became the vessel that supernaturally met this man’s need!

Who was really the poor man in this account? I would have to say that both men were impoverished, and both were touched through the gift of the Holy Spirit. Peter was not the healer, but he became the vessel of our Heavenly Healer, YHVH Rapha. Peter had no earthly wealth but was rich in the Holy Spirit. In that moment, Peter followed in the example of the Messiah and emptied himself. All at once he was poor and rich—his humility opened the door to the limitless power of God.

When we live in a lowly state, we make room for God to work in and through us. Yet lowliness means that we never take our eyes off the True Source. As Rebbetzin Chaya Nebel puts it, “Humility is not saying I’m nothing. Humility is knowing who you are and knowing where [you come] from.” To be a child of God means that we continually remain in need of our Father’s life-sustaining power and provision—just as our neighbor does.

We serve God best when we remember that the redemption of the earth doesn’t rest solely upon our shoulders. We are merely vessels, children who walk in humble authority and play our part. Like Peter, we can say to our neighbor, “I’ll give what I have. This power isn’t mine, but I know where it comes from.” Our wealth is drawn from an unlimited, eternal Source. Our Father, the Life-Giver of all is the True Source that sustains and restores.

2 Corinthians 4:7 (TPT) We are like common clay jars that carry this glorious treasure within, so that the extraordinary overflow of power will be seen as God’s, not ours.

The name of the silk hidden in this image is Healing for the Nations. The colors in it are kelly green representing healing, chartreuse green representing flourishing, dark teal representing fertile, indigo representing songs of deliverance, and cobalt blue representing truth. 

{Artist note} Leaves typically represent fertility/life and growth, and green leaves in particular include a sense of hope and vibrancy. The leaf in this image is a maple, which felt specifically highlighted. It was fun to discover that they represent strength and endurance. 

Father, may our “leaves” never wither and may share them liberally as we embrace hope with an expectation of new life and growth, and may we do so with tenacity and permanence.