Home / Prophetic Words  / THE GARDEN SEASON, THE NEW ADVENTURES IN THE GOLDEN FOREST, A NARNIA-LIKE PLACE!

By Lana Vawser
 
For a while now the Lord has been speaking to me about this season being the “season of the garden”. There is a glorious invitation being released right now from the heart of the Father, in this season of acceleration to come deeper “into the garden of intimacy”. He has been highlighting one of my favourite movies as a child, “The secret garden”.
 
There is so much that I love about the “secret garden” and there is so much in this story that I believe the Lord is highlighting right now.
 
Mary, (the little girl who is the main character) is an orphan, her parents died in an earthquake in India and she is sent to England to live with her uncle Archibald Craven who she never met. She is angry and quite selfish and has a strong sense of entitlement. She moves to England and little does she know, she is about to embark on an adventure that will change her life and the lives of others forever.
 
One of the first things that was highlighted to me from this story, was “Martha Sowerby tells Mary about the late Mrs Craven, who would spend hours in a private walled garden growing roses. Mrs Craven died after an accident in the garden, and the devastated Mr Craven locked the garden and buried the key. Mary becomes interested in finding the secret garden herself, and her ill manners begin to soften as a result. Soon she comes to enjoy the company of Martha, the gardener Ben Weatherstaff, and a friendly robin redbreast. Her health and attitude improve, and she grows stronger as she explores the moor and plays with a skipping rope that Mrs Sowerby buys for her. Mary wonders about both the secret garden.As Mary explores the gardens, her robin draws her attention to an area of disturbed soil. Here Mary finds the key to the locked garden and eventually the door to the garden itself.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_Garden)
 
I felt the Lord highlight the robin to me and after some research I found this:
 
“The robin symbolizes joy and a sense of renewal. Robins got this symbolic meaning because seeing them is one of the first visual signs that spring is on the way. They are a sign that it’s time for people to come out of their homes and enjoy nature again.” (Google.com)
 
We are in a season where God is RESTORING JOY and He is RENEWING and RESTORING!!!!! The first VISUAL SIGNS of breakthrough are upon us! It is time for God’s people to come out of hiding and experience JOY again! The firstfruits of breakthrough are upon us!
 
HE IS LEADING YOU TO A DEEPER PLACE OF INTIMACY IN THE GARDEN WITH HIM
 
In this season of acceleration, that is a depth of the ‘secret place’ that He is calling us into. The ‘secret garden’ place, where He is bringing us to life in a whole new way. Mary in the secret garden, asked her cousin Martha for garden tools, so she could begin to bring this dead, dry garden back to life. He is healing the past hurts, pain, disappointments and loss.
 
We are in the season of the greatest acceleration we have ever seen in the body of Christ, but at the same time, the Lord is calling His people to “come away” in greater ways than ever before. He is calling His people to spend “more time in the secret garden” than ever. For some, it means taking a step back in some areas, and there has been confusion, but I want to encourage you, the stepping “back and deeper into” the secret garden place, is not a demotion, it is not a step back, it’s the place of preparation for greater acceleration and increase.
 
In the “secret garden” place, the people of God are going to encounter His love and the LIFE that comes from knowing Jesus in ways that will bring sudden transformation.
 
The overarching theme of the “secret garden” is REJUVENATION! God is REJUVENATING His people in the “secret garden.” He is bringing His people to the deeper place of knowing what it is to “walk with Him in the cool of the day”. (Genesis 3:8) In the “secret garden” place of intimacy, He is uprooting, He is replanting, He is healing, He is breathing life into, He is reviving, He is strengthening. EVERYTHING is changing and will change in the “secret garden” of intimacy.
 
YOU ARE GOING TO SEE HIS FACE IN A WHOLE NEW WAY
 
I felt the Lord saying “As My people make room in their lives to come deeper into the “secret garden” place in this season, they are going to SEE MY FACE in a whole new way. They are going to see Me in a COMPLETELY NEW DIMENSION! I am coming to them in the secret garden place in a whole new way. It is time for them to see Me in a whole new way!!!”
 
It is time for God’s people to see Him in a whole new way, and that “whole new way” correlates to how He wants to reveal Himself in this season, an aspect of His nature and the area of their lives that He wants to heal and bring breakthrough to. It reminded me of Song of Songs chapter 2 where the Shulamite Woman hears her lover’s voice, but He comes to her in a completely new way. He comes to her skipping over the mountains as a gazelle.
 
As Brian and Candice Simmons so eloquently state in the Sacred Journey, “He is the searching one, looking for His beloved. First, she hears his voice and recognises it. Jesus comes to her with an entirely new look. It’s time for her to see Him in a new dimension. This Warrior-King is totally victorious and cannot be intimidated by her difficulties. What hinders her is nothing to Him. Jesus wants to show her His omnipotent resurrection power, for only God could leap over mountains. Jesus comes as the gazelle – speaking of His resurrection. He is the Jesus that leapt out of the dark tomb on resurrection morning. He skips in resurrection power and the maiden begins to recognise that and He is inviting her to arise and go with Him in that same power.”
 
In the encounters with Jesus that await His people in the “secret garden” place are going to awaken them to a whole new revelation of His nature. In the new dimensions of seeing Him, in the deeper revelations of His nature, the weeds and dead, dry places of hearts and souls are SUDDENLY coming to life with RESURRECTION POWER! Life is going to EXPLODE and ABOUND ALL AROUND! Not partial transformation, COMPLETE, TOTAL, “looks nothing like before” TRANSFORMATION, and it is ALL being birthed from the “secret garden” place.
 
FIREWORKS OF SUDDENLIES AND DOORS OPENING
 
As I watched God’s people taking time and “making room” in their lives to commit to this deeper season of the “secret garden” place with Him, as they communed, delighted and danced with Jesus, a DEEP, DEEP, DEEP rest came to their hearts and souls. The deep calls unto deep places (Psalm 42:7) were being experienced. His love, truth and life was touching the deepest of places within them and they were experiencing the DEEP places of Him and His heart that they had NEVER seen. I watched the people of God crying, sobbing with thankfulness and awe and the words flowing out of their mouths “This is the greatest season of My life, seeing You, being with You like this.. this is the greatest season of My life” and the atmosphere thundered with the sense of a “marker, life changing moment, nothing stays the same from this point on.” All chains, hindrances, disappointments, disillusionments, fears, pain – ALL being melted away in the “secret garden” place of rejuvenation with Him.
 
Suddenly, I heard FIREWORKS going off all around. I saw God’s people looking up and all around was fireworks. Each one declared breakthrough, each one declared joy, each one declared freedom.
 
It was like nothing else mattered but being with Jesus, the secret garden place. The deep communion with Him and the place of “better is one day in your courts than a thousand days elsewhere.” (Psalm 84:10) The rest of Psalm 23 bursting forth within them. A deep feasting upon Him was being had and they were overflowing. Souls were being restored, refreshed, strengthened and healed. I feel His heart so strongly yearning and longing for more time 1-1 with His people in the “secret garden” place. A whole new world of intimacy with Jesus is being opened up for God’s people. Splashing and diving deeper into the rivers of His Spirit, exploring and encountering Him with such JOY! The pressure of the battle being washed away by the JOY and PEACE of being with Him.
 
The sense surrounded me the level of intimacy He is wooing His people into is like NOTHING they have ever experienced with Him before. Knowing and encountering His love in ways they have NEVER known, leaving them UNDONE.
 
From that place, doors, acceleration and favour exploded all around them outside the secret place. In the place of “making room” for more of the “secret garden place” God was opening up and doing more than they had ever seen, and they were learning to live from the “secret garden” place in a whole new way, a deeper place of rest, to move into the SPRING that God was flourishing all around them, because of the SPRING that was flourishing WITHIN THEM!
 
THE GOLDEN FOREST PLACE – NARNIA!!!
 
I had a vision recently where I saw myself walking into a beautiful forest, but the forest was GOLDEN. Everything in this forest was GOLDEN. The atmosphere was FULL OF LIFE!!!! As I began to walk into this “golden forest”, the sense surrounded me so strongly that it was a place like Narnia. I asked the Lord “Why Narnia, Lord?”
 
The Lord spoke to me that He is leading His people into that golden forest of life, a place of ADVENTURE with Him. A place of ENCOUNTER with Aslan. A place of ENCOUNTER with the Lion of Judah! He is bringing us back to the place of childlike wonder! Those who have “eyes to see” like Lucy did, to SEE Aslan, to always be looking for Him with a childlike purity.
 
He is leading us in the “secret garden” place in this season into the “golden forest” Narnia-like place, where we will experience childlike WONDER and AWE of who He is, and who HE is and who WE are. We are being FOUND in the garden and the forest in the season.
 
LIFE, FRUITFULNESS and BREAKTHROUGH will abound ALL around. It will BURST and FLOURISH within the garden of your heart and also explode in the natural all around you in your life and circumstances like fireworks.
 
This IS a season of celebration, refreshment, rejuvenation and wonder!
 
We are walking into places with Him we have never been, like Lucy from Narnia, with wide-eyed wonder and awe and crossing a threshold in our intimacy with Him where nothing will remain the same. Everything will change!
 

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20 Comments
  • Andrew

    March 26, 2017 at 12:12 am Reply
  • Kiwi mum

    A word in season Lana. This is the fourth time I have heard “make room” this year – God is definitely calling us deeper.
    Bless you in both your pursuit of Him and your ministry.
    To God be all the glory!

    March 22, 2017 at 5:08 pm Reply
  • Rae

    It was really neat to read about the garden season because yesterday, after months of letting my garden just sit and grow weeds, I was suddenly hit by a determination to get it planted and producing. I started tilling the soil and it looks really rich and healthy. For months I haven’t touched it and have just allowed my chickens to have fun scratching and digging around for bugs. Today I started planting and I’m looking forward to seeing how it grows. The garden was dug last year so this is only its second season. It was incredibly labor intensive and took hours and hours of sweat to clear. It reminds me of our hearts. Sometimes there’s tons of rocks and weeds God needs to remove before His word can come to life in us.

    March 22, 2017 at 6:42 am Reply
  • QUAIFE NICHOLS

    The Lord has been highlighting robins to me today also!

    March 22, 2017 at 1:32 am Reply
  • Charlene from Tennessee

    I must write because of these words: Rejuvenation, a New Dimension, and Narnia. For several weeks before this Word, my husband has been asking for rejuvenation, before I really understood it. A few days earlier, I began to ask the Lord for entry into the new Dimension with Him. All this in confirmation. Finally, Narnia “appeared” to me again after many years ago, and I began to see that entering into the New Dimension was a “Narnia” type experience, an experience rooted totally in the discovery of the Lord! Thank you, Lana, sharing what you hear from your sensitive ears!!

    March 21, 2017 at 5:42 pm Reply
  • Ava McMillan

    Thank you for this word. It made my heart glad and encouraged me to keep seeking. Bless you and I pray special Blessings as you travel to my home state of Texas.

    March 21, 2017 at 4:23 pm Reply
  • Deborah Lobo

    Amen n Amen. Thank You Daddy. ??
    Thank you Princess??

    March 21, 2017 at 3:48 pm Reply
  • Cheri

    By faith Lord, and with gratitude, I claim this very beautiful and encouraging Word. In Jesus Name, Amen. God is so Good!! He has been highlighting gardens to me a lot lately in movies. Beautiful and majestic gardens. I’m in a bit of a night season…..again:( Hostile, would be the word that best describes the atmosphere, along with satanic, demonic, and sad. But praise Jesus, Whos is EXACTLY who He claims to be. Faithful, loving, so gracious and kind. He is breathing NEW life, and bringing actual JOY in the middle of this storm. He has TRULY blessed me with almost every Word He’s given through you Lana. I am eternally grateful!! Please, soon Jesus.

    March 21, 2017 at 1:12 pm Reply
  • Elizabeth Ratcliffe

    Excellent! Holy Spirit is speaking this big time!

    March 21, 2017 at 12:40 pm Reply
  • Patricia

    WOW! BEAUTIFUL WORD! SUCH A CONFIRMATION FOR ME WHERE I AM AT WITH THE LORD! I WAS JUST WATCHING THE END OF THE MOVIE NARNIA LAST WEEK AND GOT THAT REVELATION OF ASLAN! GOD IS SO COOL THE WAY HE REVEALS HIMSELF! I ALSO HAVE BEEN SAYING THE ROBIN IS COMING THE ROBIN IS COMING!

    March 21, 2017 at 10:20 am Reply
  • Faith

    I LOVE THE SECRET GARDEN TOO!!! Thank you Lana and Yeshua for a most fantastic message!! Love you.

    March 21, 2017 at 10:02 am Reply
  • Rhoda

    Love you sis, thank you and God bless you! xo

    March 21, 2017 at 9:18 am Reply
  • Rhoda

    Isaiah 63:7-8
    I will recount the loving-kindness of the LORD and the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, according to all that the LORD has bestowed on me, and the GREAT goodness to the house of Rhoda, which He has granted me according to His mercy and according to multitude of His loving-kindnesses.
    *****
    Greater still according to the promise of our LORD Jesus Christ is my blessing, recompense, and reward. ONCE AGAIN DOUBLED for my trouble.
    Literally, blessed beyond what can be measured says the LORD.
    *****
    Rhoda’s Promise
    Only the scales of heaven weigh
    Only the love of God convey
    Only the faith like child, receive
    Glories bounties laid up for me
    *****
    “RAIN, RAIN, RAIN”
    Matthew 13:23 He said 100 fold
    And Ecclesiastes…

    March 21, 2017 at 9:14 am Reply
  • Levi Dunvae

    Thank you Lana,
    This song has been an all time favorite.
    https://youtu.be/ZD7hj-1Z-LA
    This too
    https://youtu.be/Y3OZUyPsM8M

    Warmest Regards,
    Levi

    March 21, 2017 at 9:00 am Reply
  • ChristineJoy

    Had a dream last night where the numbers 6 and 11 featured. After reading this from Lana, I was going to look up psalms but my bible app was on Song of Solomon, so I looked up 6:11….
    I went down into the garden of nuts to see the fruits of the valley, and to see whether the vine flourished, and the pomegranates budded.

    Then I looked up Rev 6:11…
    And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season…

    March 21, 2017 at 8:34 am Reply
  • Brad

    Wonderful word!

    March 21, 2017 at 8:21 am Reply
  • Judy Lynn

    Thank you for the word today. Being a N.C. Master Gardener Volunteer brings me great joy. My precious Mother died when I was 12 y/o but I have such sweet memories of our gardening together as I grew. She so enjoyed gardening, talking to GOD’S creatures and worshipping at her piano. This Ole nurse gets her medicine from gardening & nature.

    March 21, 2017 at 7:42 am Reply
  • Jacquie Moore

    I have 2 versions of The Secret Garden, love them both. What a beautiful example to use to explain this. And then Narnia! Wow. How Blessed I feel right now. Not just encouraged but uplifted as well. Thanks for sharing.

    March 21, 2017 at 5:19 am Reply
  • Robear

    Oh Father, my God, how I invision this happening for me. I long
    to have this intmacy with you one, on one manifested in my lif´.
    I believe I will experience it, the encounter with you personally.
    I love, love, love you so very much. I honor you highly. I praise
    your name above all others, for you are such a delight to my soul.

    March 21, 2017 at 3:20 am Reply
  • Susan M

    Oh glory!!! God was just speaking to me the last three days about the childlike faith that enables us to pray with true faith and see into the heavenly realms…and lifts us above every trial and assault of darkness. And…He’s had me revisiting the beautiful allegorical writings of CS Lewis, the ‘battleground’ of prayer and the beauty of ‘Narnia’…the place of ‘promise’…where the Lord brings the breakthroughs…thank you, precious Lana… this is SO powerful beyond words. xo & shalom, Susan

    March 21, 2017 at 3:14 am Reply

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