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Texas, Shift Is Happening Pt 3

Updated: Aug 24, 2023

What do an abandoned castle, a key, a squatter, a back brace, and holding your head up have to do with Texas? Find out in this five part series, as Darla connects the pieces!


Started: July 23, 2023 Finished: July 28, 2023


Part Three of Five. For best clarity, please start with Part 1.


Connie Swain then had a dream on June 27th. That’s three dreams, on three consecutive nights, by three different people, sharing intertwining themes. Darla - 25th, Neal - 26th, Connie - 27th


Apostles & Prophets

Tuesday, June 27, 2023


About a week before this dream, I (Connie) had a dream about a really filthy house and trying to navigate through it. Then this dream.


It started with a cluttered house, not dirty, but I made a plan to start cleaning it and removing some of the debris.


Then I was outside in the street of a downtown area, with lots of buildings, cars, and people. I heard a woman talking about my church (I go to Gateway), and she used the word ‘absolution.’ Even though I know what absolution means, I understood it to mean that my church was going to be abolished and I was really concerned.


Then I walked into a room and Pastor Tom Lane (of Gateway) was sitting at a desk. It was a very nice office. He was writing and looked up at me and acknowledged me. I knew I needed to tell him what I heard. After our cordial exchange, he looked at me more intently, like he knew I needed to tell him something.


He nodded and told me to wait a moment then he walked to the doorway and asked Pastor Robert (Morris) to join us. Pastor Robert came in and sat down on a sofa. The chairs were awkwardly placed, and Pastor Tom pointed to them and asked me to take a seat. I had to move a stool and sat down where I could see them both.


Some other people came into the room, and they knew I couldn’t tell them what I had heard in front of others. The other people were in the back of the room talking to each other and Pastor Robert got up and came over to me. I stood up, but they both looked at me. I knew that they were aware of what I had to tell them, and that they also knew what it meant.


Pastor Robert reached to give me a hug, like a side hug and he was huge. My head barely reached his waist. I reached to hug him and remembered he had hurt his back (he literally had pretty serious disk surgery this week) and I could feel the brace on his back, but he was fine. I gave him a side hug, he smiled at me, and the dream ended.


When I (Connie) woke up to write this down, here is what I received:

  • I looked it up and Absolution means formal release from guilt, obligation, or punishment and an ecclesiastical declaration of forgiveness of sins.

  • Gateway represents the church.

  • Robert and Tom represent the Apostolic and Prophetic.

  • I knew then that this dream was connected to a word God gave me in 2020. (See Glory Shift below)

  • The colors in the office were orange and gold, not super fancy or ornate, but very nice. Like purifying fire.

  • The back brace represents that the Apostolic has been broken but God is bracing it up.

  • Moving the stool speaks to removing obstacles to share God’s truth.


Here is my (Connie) interpretation, but I know there is more. The first part was about getting the house in order. The rest is that God has forgiven the church and absolved her (See Glory Shift below). There may be some consequences of her actions, but there is no more guilt. We have shifted fully into the Kingdom, into a new epoch season. The colors were of purifying fire. We have been cleaning the house and may still have work to do, but we are there.


Glory Shift!

Kingdom is Here!

July 31, 2020


“The church age is ending. God originally tasked the church to establish His Kingdom in the earth and it has failed. The modern-day church has become an anemic, powerless gathering place, like a country club. The focus has become more about building the individual agenda, not establishing kingdom on earth. God is burning up what we know, so He can guide us into His plan.


The warfare is great because the enemy sees God moving. Satan has so much power today because the church has not established the Power Centers necessary to hold back the darkness. The angel armies are moving, but we must DECREE, DECLARE, AND DISCLOSE, the truth of God and His Word. This gives the angels their marching orders.


Without the voice of God’s people, the angels are unable to fight effectively. Just as an army without the necessary reconnaissance that gives them direction and strategy. Those currently ‘outside’ of the local church, who are Kingdom people, often kick against the confines of the modern church. There is still a place for the church structure, however the focus must not be on ‘come join us,’ but it must be on ‘GO!’ It’s time to GO!” (Connie Swain)


I (Darla) had not seen this prophetic word before I typed it just now. WOAH! Holy Spirit is speaking very clearly, you don’t have to be revelatory to see the patterns now, but you do have to be revelatory to put them together!


Let’s recap…

  • The foundational shift has happened, the old dirty debris is about to be thrown away by the King’s order.

  • The grassroots movement of Texas has taken down the giant of freemasonry.

  • The abandoned Kingdom is now in the beginning stages of transformation and reformation by the skilled master builders.

  • The war has just begun to take out the giants holding the birthing back.

  • Jezebel’s tactic will be to cause division within if we try to hold on to our positions because of fear of displacement or replacement. Embrace it, new leadership is coming…shifts are happening!

  • We are to build with only those resources and material which become brighter when under fire.

  • Thieves, squatters, and hirelings are going to be removed by the generations moving together.

  • We have been forgiven and there is grace to move forward, yet there may be consequences.

  • The glory shift is here but it might not look like we thought it would.


The morning of July 19th I (Darla) had another dream and an encounter with the angelic realm.

Hold Your Head Up

Wednesday, July 19, 2023


In the dream, I knew I had stayed at the mansion of this wealthy woman before. I mean extravagant wealth, as this was one of her island estates. Kallie, a millennial leader, and three or four teenagers and I, were returning to the estate which was being remodeled and under construction. We were walking down a sloped driveway, the teenagers were out in front, then Kallie was four or five steps ahead of me and I was bringing up the rear. I glanced to my right and noticed massive construction underway. The two-story building had white painted stucco with beautiful bougainvillea plants hanging over the balconies and it was oceanfront. I was aware they were turning some of the rooms in the mansion into individual studio apartments, which seemed odd. I looked back and saw the wealthy woman was further up the drive embracing each of the teenagers who had just made their way to her, she was excited to see them. The wealthy woman had a personal assistant that was standing closer to Kallie and me. As Kallie reached her, they fully embraced... all smiles. I could see that the wealthy woman had already turned to walk towards the mansion with the teenagers. I was about to reach the assistant to embrace her as well and she acknowledged my presence with a nod of her head but then snubbed me and turned to walk alongside Kallie, following the others up the driveway. I woke up!


Immediately upon waking up I hear this sound in my head, like the sound of white noise or static, faintly at first, but then it began to get louder and louder. Trying to rationalize what was happening I kept trying to figure out where it was coming from. Had I left my phone on Instagram and a video was playing over and over? Had I dusted the top of my digital clock and accidentally turned on the radio and the dial was in between stations creating the static noise? I turned toward the nightstand and checked them both…nothing! So I listened more attentively, and I heard what sounded like a multitude of militant voices in unison yelling, “HOLD YOUR HEAD UP! HOLD YOUR HEAD UP! HOLD YOUR HEAD UP,” over and over again! I got up and went downstairs. It lasted for about 15 minutes. Asking Holy Spirit what that was all about, all I could think about was the old 70’s song by the same name of that phrase of the chorus, “HOLD YOUR HEAD UP” and then the lead singer going into his falsetto to release this high note “AH”.



That morning I had to dress and leave early as we were doing the Freeport branding. On the way to pick up Debbie Bowman, I called my friend Kathie Chan to process the dream and the encounter. I pulled over to look up the song lyrics and was utterly astounded and amazed as the lyrics were actually, HOLD YOUR HEAD UP, WOMAN! Here are the lyrics:


Hold Your Head Up

By Argent on “All Together Now”


And if it’s bad

Don’t let it get you down, you can take it.

And if it hurts

Don’t let them see you cry; you can make it.


Hold your head up, woman.

Hold your head up, woman.

Hold your head up, woman.

Hold your head high.

Hold your head up, woman.

Hold your head up, woman.

Hold your head up, woman.

Hold your head high.


And if they stare

Just let them burn their eyes on you moving.

And if they shout

Don’t let it change a thing that you’re doing.


Hold your head up, woman.

Hold your head up, woman.

Hold your head up, woman.

Hold your head high.

Hold your head up, woman.

Hold your head up, woman.

Hold your head up, woman.

Hold your head high.


Hold your head up. (x12)

Hold your head up.

Hold your head up.

Hold your head up.

Hold your head up.

Hold your head up.

Hold your head up.

Hold your head up.

Hold your head up.

Hold your head up.

Hold your head up.

Hold your head up.


I had no idea it said WOMAN and from the dream and the encounter we realized the angelic was assuring me that they are with me (us) and working on my (our) behalf in the spirit realm, I just need to HOLD MY HEAD UP! The angels were instructing me (us) on how to handle what was about to be uncovered and how to walk it out in each situation that I (we) would be confronted with because of the exposure coming to Houston and Texas! In the dream, the assistant, snubbed her head, which is to hold your head up but from a position of superiority and arrogance. Which says, “I’m better then you!”


There are a few noteworthy sightings from the song:

  • “Hold your head up” is spoken 12 times (governmental mantle)

  • The bass carries this militant army marching to battle sound.

  • There is an organ solo, and you hear the ascending and descending (organs are mainly found in churches).

  • The name of the group, Argent, means silver or silver like (purity or purification)

  • The vinyl’s (album’s) name is “All Together Now.” (men and women as equals)


On the drive to Freeport, I shared the dream and encounter with Debbie. There were four of us on the assignment and while eating at the Jetty Shack, after the branding, Debbie, began reading out loud Psalm 24 (TPT):


The King of Glory


Creation’s King

Yahweh claims the world as his. Everything and everyone belong to him!

He’s the one who pushed back oceans to let the dry ground appear,

Planting firm foundations for the earth.

Who Comes before the King?

Who, then, is allowed to ascend the mountain of Yahweh?

And who has the privilege of entering into God’s Holy Place?

Those who are clean – whose works and ways are pure,

whose hearts are true and sealed by the truth,

those who never deceive, whose words are sure.

They will receive Yahweh’s blessing and righteousness given by the Savior-God.

They will stand before God, for they seek the pleasure of God’s face, the God of Jacob.

(Pause in His presence)

The King is Coming?

So wake up, you living gateways!

LIFT UP YOUR HEADS, you doorways of eternity!

Welcome the King of Glory, for he is about to come through you.

You ask, “Who is this King of Glory?”

Yahweh, armed and ready for battle,

Yahweh, invincible in every way!

So wake up, you living gateways, and rejoice!

Fling wide, you eternal doors!

Here he comes; the King of Glory is ready to come in.

You ask, “Who is this King of Glory?”

He is Yahweh, armed and ready for battle,

the Mighty One, the invincible commander of heaven’s host!

Yes, he is the King of Glory!

(Pause in His presence)


Psalm 24 is our theme for the coming year 2024. Why? Twenty-four (24) is the number for Priesthood.

It is the Hebrew letters (kaph-daleth) and signifies the open palm in the act of opening a door. The coming Hebraic year of 5784 means a “Door of Promise.” Even as the number 12 is the number of governmental perfections, its multiple (24) is the number of the priesthood, and we are being called to a spiritual government by the King. Establishing the Kingdom of God. There are so many mysteries to unpack with Holy Spirit regarding this coming Glory Shift.



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Darla Ryden 2.HEIC

First and foremost, Darla is an impassioned lover of Jesus! She is a JOY-GIVER, and functions as an apostolic teacher to world-changers, a psalmist, and a watchmen prophet with over thirty years of experience in spiritual mapping.  She engages in spiritual warfare for the purpose of restoring, reforming, and transforming land back to God's original purpose and design. Darla is also a wife, mother, and "Birdy" to two adorable grands, as well as a real estate agent and avid reader. 

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