I was seeking The Lord's counsel regarding a personal matter, and all of a sudden I saw what looked like a basket from which hundreds of beings of light came bursting out! They looked like doves in shape, but they were made of light. I asked The Lord what this meant, and He said:
Your 21 day period is over! Your answers are on the way!
Right away I thought of Daniel chapter 10.
Daniel was very distressed about something and he was seeking an answer.
Some think that Daniel was in mourning because so few Jews had returned with Ezra from exile. Others believe it was because Ezra faced severe opposition in rebuilding the temple. (David Guzik, enduringword.com)
Either way, he was in mourning, waiting for an answer. For 21 days he prayed and fasted, never doubting that God would answer him.
The Bible tells us that as soon as Daniel prayed, his words were heard and the angel was dispatched on Daniel's behalf to bring him the answer.
It took 21 days for the angel to reach Daniel because an evil principality, resisted the angel and only after the archangel Michael came to help him, he was able to get to Daniel to deliver the answer.(Daniel 10:12-14)
According to Dr. Stephen E. Jones,
To write twenty-one in Hebrew, they wrote two Hebrew letters: kaph-aleph. These signify giving strength as well as
the strength of God’s grace to cover sin during our time of spiritual growth.
When twenty-one is used in terms of time (as in a 21-year period) it is the number of trouble or distress (tsarah),
during which time we are in need of God’s strength, offered by an open hand. When it is used as a number in itself, it
speaks of the end of the distress. Thus, it speaks of the blessing at the end.
The basket and the beings of light resembling doves, reminded me of a white dove release, performed during a wedding celebration.
So I searched the origins of this ritual, which is an ancient ritual performed by many cultures.
The oldest known dove release occured in Egypt 5000 years ago.
In ancient Greece and Rome, white doves represented honesty, loyalty and devotion, which is why they were given as gifts. During weddings, the groom would give the bride a dove to symbolize his promise to take care of her and her family.
For us the dove represents The Holy Spirit, peace and hope of new beginnings.
This is what The Lord Is saying:
Just as Daniel set himself apart, mourned, fasted and prayed for 21 days, waiting for an answer, so have you, set yourself apart and have grown spiritually during this time of waiting and distress. And just as I did for Daniel, I have sent you my messengers.Your answers are on the way! Although they may seem delayed, they are happening at the perfect time! Kingdom time!
Just as a groom gifts his beloved bride with a white dove to symbolize his covenant of love, devotion and provision so have I made and eternal covenant with you which nothing and no one can break, so long as you are in Me.
Your Beloved Abba
Daniel 10 NKJV
10 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a message was revealed to Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar. The message was true, but the appointed time was long; and he understood the message, and had understanding of the vision. 2 In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks. 3 I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.
4 Now on the twenty-fourth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, that is, the Tigris, 5 I lifted my eyes and looked, and behold, a certain man clothed in linen, whose waist was girded with gold of Uphaz! 6 His body was like beryl, his face like the appearance of lightning, his eyes like torches of fire, his arms and feet like burnished bronze in color, and the sound of his words like the voice of a multitude.
7 And I, Daniel, alone saw the vision, for the men who were with me did not see the vision; but a great terror fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves. 8 Therefore I was left alone when I saw this great vision, and no strength remained in me; for my vigor was turned to frailty in me, and I retained no strength. 9 Yet I heard the sound of his words; and while I heard the sound of his words I was in a deep sleep on my face, with my face to the ground.
10 Suddenly, a hand touched me, which made me tremble on my knees and on the palms of my hands. 11 And he said to me, “O Daniel, man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you.” While he was speaking this word to me, I stood trembling.
12 Then he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia.