“Jesus, who do you want to talk to today and what would you like to say?” I asked Him.
This was my prayer at an event I was participating in. In just a few minutes I would be delivering words of encouragement along-side a few other amazing ministers from the stage.
In my spirit I heard Him saying several things to specific women in the audience. I spoke those words from the platform. A few of those women came to me afterward and shared what the words meant to them. I had the opportunity to pray for them, and it is always an honor and a pleasure.
When I asked Him who He wanted to talk to and what He wanted to say, there were two things I kept hearing and seeing that I did not share from the stage. I kept hearing the name ESTĒE LAUDER. I continued to see a RED SQUARE. I thought I might know who it was for, but I wasn’t so sure, and I wasn’t sure it was meant to be spoken from the stage. I also wasn’t sure there was a prophetic word with what I was seeing, so I held onto the image.
The name and the imagery were so strong though that I remembered a television biography I had seen many years ago about what a groundbreaking entrepreneur she was, so I Google’d her name. I scrolled past several of the articles (as you can imagine there are several and mostly ads for her cosmetics) and opened one. Here is what it said;
“Estée Lauder (/ˈɛsteɪ ˈlɔːdər/; née Josephine Esther Mentzer; July 1, 1906 – April 24, 2004) was an American businesswoman. She co-founded her eponymous cosmetics company with her husband, Joseph Lauter (later Lauder). Lauder was the only woman on Time magazine's 1998 list of the 20 most influential business geniuses of the 20th century.”
As I said previously, I held on to this and it didn’t leave me. When I get messages like this, I just put them in my pocket because I know somehow, I will be having some time of scenario play out with this, but I definitely don’t make it happen.
As I was leaving the event for the day, I stopped by a book table of a friend. Another friend was running the book table for her and I wanted to check in and say goodbye. As we began to chat, a woman came over to me and asked me if I would like a free lipstick, it was her last one she brought and wanted to give it away before she left. Of course, being the cosmetic freak that I am said, “Yes, I’ve never met a cosmetic I didn’t like!”
“Great! Here you go!” as she flipped her wrist, there was the (you guessed it) a RED SQUARE appeared in front of me! At the top of the lipstick package is the red square representing the lipstick color! As she spun it around, I saw that it was an ESTĒE LAUDER lipstick!
“OH, MY GOODNESS! You are not going to believe this! When I was inside praying for words of encouragement for the ladies, I heard the name ESTĒE LAUDER whispered in my ear and saw a red square in my mind’s eye. I even Google’d her. Look, here is my last Google search!” I said as I showed her my phone.
“What does that mean? Why would God show you that? Do you have a word for me?”
“That’s the funny thing. I don’t know, I had no other word or instruction with it.” I said.
Just then, my book table friend said, “I can help you out with that. I just looked up ESTĒE LAUDER and found this…” then she read out loud the exact same article I pulled up. “Are you in business?” she asked the woman.
“Yes, I am. I have been going after the business realm. I believe He wants to restore fortunes to us. I have a desire for success in business to bless people. Have you heard of the 7-Mountain Prophecy?
My friend began to laugh as she told the woman, “Yes, my friend here has been teaching and living the prophecy for a long time now. She is a business woman and entrepreneur. Perhaps she is supposed to pray for you.” She said laughing.
That is exactly what I did. She was the person Jesus wanted me to encounter. She is the one who needed exactly what I had to offer. I had not seen her while inside the conference. He used the name and the red square to alert me as to who I was to meet. I told her that I had almost shared the word from the microphone but decided it was not the place or the time but to hang onto it until the person presented themselves. The woman stated that she probably would not have responded or made the connection to the red square or the cosmetic entrepreneur’s name.
I always enjoy how the Lord works. In recent days, as I’ve been working on this story for my blog, I noticed two additional little messages concerning the lipstick. Check these out and get a little chuckle out of it like I did.
If you notice the number of the lipstick is 303. Jeremiah 30:3 popped into my head when I noticed this. Maybe the woman already knew this, and I am just slow to figure it out, but here is what it says:
Jeremiah 30:3 For behold, days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will restore the [a]fortunes of My people Israel and Judah.’ The Lord says, ‘I will also bring them back to the land that I gave to their forefathers and they shall possess it.’” NASB
One more little funny thing that caught my attention. The name of the lipstick is Desire.
The woman said she believed the Lord wanted to RESTORE FORTUNES and it was her DESIRE to be successful in business to bless people. Both her comments were expressed in the name and the number of the lipstick that brought us together in the first place. Do you still believe in coincidences?
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