This morning the Lord showed me something He’s about to do. I saw the Lord looking over things, and it appeared as things had ‘not been shown’ (like as if there was a point where things had gotten, but couldn’t go beyond that), and THEN I heard Him release a phrase ‘skeletons in the closet.’ I knew everything changed and I woke up immediately.
The term ‘skeletons in the closet’ comes from an idiom describing an undisclosed fact about someone which, if revealed, would damage perceptions of that person. It’s almost as if, as they say, the idea that someone having a human corpse concealed in their home so long that its flesh has decayed to the bone. I know this sounds gruesome, but that’s where the skeleton context comes from in the phrase. However, God is also making a very prominent message in this to really make a point in how this comes across IN THIS CONTEXT.
When something is decayed TO THE BONE, really it’s saying that it’s caused a very deep affect by what it’s done; or it’s affected as much as possible. So, basically He’s saying that things that have been hidden for a time, that WOULD DAMAGE perceptions of a person—that have affected deeply as much as possible (more likely caused death or destruction through great decay) IS about to be revealed in great ways by the Lord. This will cause a major overall affect on other’s perceptions on how they see people (perhaps people they even look up to) as something else (not so good).
I see many things happening here as a result of this great revealing: Many will walk away from others that they’ll see the true heart of those they’re around (as God sees it) and will be shocked almost. Others will see as they need to see in order to ‘get out of the way’ quickly before God deals with their ways and how they’ve affected others so deeply. Some will be shown for who they truly are and will lose everything as a result of their affects on others, causing death and destruction in their lives through things they’ve done. There are many other things I see but this is just a few of them.
It’s important to understand that THE FLESH DECAYED ALL THE WAY TO THE BONE WHICH CAUSED THE ‘SKELETON’ to come out. The flesh is associated with the deeds of the flesh, the sowing of the flesh as opposed to the Spirit (Gal. 6:8), on a large scale (in all that they do). This sowing to the flesh has entered into their bones. This may even come to the point of a literal manifestation of bone pain as a result of this work of the flesh. I see many suffering physically of bone conditions as a result of what’s coming. This will show the sovereignty of God (Job 30:17-27; Ps. 42:10). The decay now, will affect THEM as much as possible.
The decay will instead cause a falling from a good and sound state. They will be impaired/weakened and possibly diminished…perish. The decline of the workers of iniquity ‘to the bone’ WILL begin in the coming season. This is because of the things they’ve done behind closed doors, which the Lord has seen—things that affected others deeply. No longer will they be able to hide what’s been hidden for so long, causing others to look upon them as ‘good.’
Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?” declares the LORD. “Do not I fill heaven and earth?” declares the LORD.
For His eyes are on the ways of a man, and He sees his every step.
Woe to those who dig deep to hide their plans from the LORD. In darkness they do their works and say, “Who sees us, and who will know?”
But I will strip Esau bare; I will uncover his hiding places, and he will be unable to conceal himself. His descendants will be destroyed along with his relatives and neighbors, and he will be no more.
He reveals the deep and hidden things; He knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with Him.
The skeletons are being revealed. Who can endure His uncovering? Will your deeds show forth the pain that’s coming upon the bones? For His ways are righteous…