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Under His Protection

I had the privilege of attending a worship-only service with a friend. While we were singing, I had two visions:

  1. During the song where we sang, “I am free!” I saw a beautiful field with a Maypole in the center. There were multi-colored streamers extended from it. We were grabbing them with our hands. We were dancing, skipping, and leaping joyfully.Interpretation: Jesus is the Maypole and it is symbolic of His cross. His cross has set us free.
  2. Towards the end of the worship service, I saw an umbrella in the sky. We were standing under the umbrella and it was raining on us. The rain came down on us from UNDER the umbrella… not outside the umbrella.Interpretation: I saw the umbrella handle again as the Cross of Jesus.

The scripture that came to me was Matthew 23:37 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling.”

Another that spoke to me was Isaiah’s vision of The Lord of Hosts (Isaiah 6:1-3)

In the year of King Uzziah’s death I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple. Seraphim stood above Him, each having six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called out to another and said, “Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of hosts, The whole earth is full of His glory.”

skirtRuth, from Moab, a Righteous Gentile
(Editor’s Note: Source)
The Rabbis tell us that Ruth placed herself under the shadow of God’s Wings (The Divine Presence) by uncovering the skirt at Boaz’s feet and slipping herself under that garment. Rav Shlomo ben Yitzchok, better known as Rashi said, “corner of a garment, i.e. place the corner of your garment over me as a token of marriage.” And according to Rabbi Shmuel de Uzeda who wrote a large commentary on Ruth, entitled Iggeres Shmuel, “take me as your wife with a proper wedding ceremony.” Can you guess what that skirt or garment was? Here’s a clue: it had “wings” on all 4 of its corners?

That’s right, it’s the skirt or garment with the Tzitziot (plural of Tzitzit) on it that was spread over her, a prayer shawl! She was under the shadow of EL Shaddai’s Wings and it brought her into His Presence, and Boaz had to try and redeemed her. That is just what Yeshua Messiah does for all who come into His Presence, under His Wings.