I couldn’t get that twisted and distorted face out of my mind! I felt greatly disturbed as I wandered out of my bedroom. Fear tempted me like it did in the night, only daylight poured from my windows. My soul craved His word! I needed the words of God to guide me. God led me immediately to Psalm 27.
I started praying out loud Psalm 27:07-14.
(NASB) Psalm 27:07-14, “Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice, And be gracious to me and answer me. When You said, “Seek My face,” my heart said to You, “Your face, O LORD, I shall seek.” Do not hide Your face from me, Do not turn Your servant away in anger; You have been my help; Do not abandon me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation! For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the LORD will take me up. Teach me Your way, O LORD, And lead me in a level path because of my foes. Do not deliver me over to the desire of my adversaries, for false witnesses have risen against me, And such as breathe out violence. I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; yes, wait for the LORD.”
All of this chapter is fitting against our enemy. I encourage you to keep in mind this Psalm when you are struggling and need scripture to pray out loud.
Recently, I’ve been noticing how Satan truly is a liar, but very cunning. He knows his stuff and he knows scripture. We can’t act like we’re invincible simply because we have “knowledge of scripture.”
I don’t usually share my dreams on my blog as much for a number of reasons, the main one being people tend to misunderstand and desire to immediately interpret. I have covered a dream series relating to how God uses dreams still and when/how we should interpret. You can view those here if you like:
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Nonetheless, this dream I feel I need to share. I’m going to share what I took out of it and the message/lesson I believe it holds, however, before I share the dream.
Lesson: Hold true to Him and His word. There is nothing within us, as a human, a sinner, a mortal that can fight against this darkness. We must NOT act as if we are alone in battle because Jesus is with us! He is our encouragement. He is our strength. He is our knowledge. We must hold true to Him. Those who are seeking Him will find Him. It’s not about seeking out darkness to understand darkness. It’s seeking out truth to understand truth. When we understand the truth, then and only then do we understand the deception of darkness.
I was with a group of people and we were on a boat ride, like an amusement park, but it was not an amusement park. Instead, it was a series of trials. The first test was the easiest. In fact, I sang a song of encouragement and praise and I guess that was what was needed. Can’t remember the song aside from the encouragement in the line “I am not alone.” It was a beautiful song of praise to God. *The boat ride we were on a raft and going through a series of like metal, tube tunnels
Second trial, we were still on the raft only this time it was faster. There was a text in front of us, like a hologram and we had to read it out loud before the text went away (scrolling upward). In the dream, I was aware it was scripture related, however, I didn’t really understand the text. It was all new and though the words were English there were a lot of names of people, which now, kinda resemble Hebrew names in the Bible. I had a hard time reading the text before it went away. However, like the previous trial, I wanted to sing. So I kept singing the text out loud and that allowed me just enough time to read and sing the words.
Third trial, the group of people, which was a woman, me, and two other men at least. We were gathered in a bathroom. I thought by the second trial we would have been done. The hologram this time appeared on the bathroom mirror. Like text appeared with questions. Again, it represented scripture but nothing I was familiar with. We were on a timer. The man called out an answer first, right as the woman did. I believe her answer had to do with Christ and the man’s answer related to Satan. They took the man’s answer as he spoke first and it was wrong because the answer was Christ.
The second question, no one was answering and then this automated voice, of a male, started, kinda like my dream in June where a voice spoke in the clouds. It sounded like it was on a record player. And he says *It was Satan.
Third question. Again no one knows. This time I was looking at the questions and realized something. These questions were so nit-picky and selective. One tiny piece of scripture, out of context, could mean many things. It was then I had the knowledge that this is how Satan works. He knows scripture thoroughly. And he knows how to manipulate. It was a defeating realization.
And that was when I cried out LORD, JESUS. At this time, one of the men turned to me and his face morphed almost like a caricature. His eyes bugged out, and he began screaming and stomping his feet hard, repeatedly, on the floor. He was facing me in his rage and his face was all puffy and red from anger. This happened all within seconds as I continued crying out to God. “I CAN’T DO THIS ON MY OWN.”
And then I felt the warmth of the Holy Spirit and I woke up feeling His warmth. End Dream.
Upon waking, I realized that man who morphed represented Satan. He was raged that I called out to Jesus knowing I did not have the knowledge, but Jesus did.
I see some symbols. Three trials. Three questions in the last trial.
Praising God and being encouraged in Him is crucial. If we are not with Jesus and calling on Him. We cannot conquer. I didn’t know the enemy was in my midst. Not at all. I just knew I couldn’t do it without Jesus, and then the enemy revealed himself because I turned to Christ.
We live in a world that wants us to focus on ourselves every moment. Christians are encouraged to indulge in theology and knowledge of scripture. But unless our knowledge and discretion are from the Holy Spirit we will NOT stand against the enemy.
Everything we consider strength that is from ourselves is nothing. We need Christ!
(NIV) Jeremiah 29:13, “You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.”
Are you aware of the enemy in your midst?
Monthly Scripture – (NIV) 2 Corinthians 2:11, “in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes.”
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