I dreamed for some time....I remember an issue with the door to the garage. Something about it not being secure. Checking it constantly ...as if there were a reason to be vigilant. Then....I look down the hallway. I hear and see at the same time....the potential danger was here NOW!
The Holy Spirit had put up a blockade...by placing a black bench in front of the door.( at least I was surprised to see it in place...I didn't remember doing it). But I saw the hand reaching through the opening...between the wall and the door. I saw red material.
I knew I was in trouble.
There was no time to think. He busted in with a vengeance.... Huge bald man. White muscle shirt. ( and yet....the Holy Spirit let me see red just before the STRONGMAN entered). He came at me with a growling and grabbed me ....picked me up like a sack of potatoes. I resisted. I screamed. I kicked. He held me firmly in the grip of FEAR!
The Holy Spirit woke me up
in the grip of satan.
I am an avid and consistent dreamer. I have faithfully recorded my spiritual dreams for the past 11 years. So immediately ....in reality...I saw the intruder as the STRONGMAN and thus the devil. This was a huge note to self kind of thing. BEWARE!!! I prayed against his mighty intentions towards me. Then the Holy Spirit reminded me that my sister was fearful of the prognosis over her condition. The news of a possible 3rd back surgery. Understandable! 2 botched surgeries and a third one for the same thing???
It was clear that the STRONG MAN ...
was trying to get to me....so as to break my focus and my strength of faith and prayer vigil over her life. The enemy has reason to come after me...I've placed her on 5 prayer chains! Less than a week ago ... I asked my Bible Study girls to pray for a creative miracle....that the Lord would create 3 good disks where there is none - and to take the pain away.
I knew from the beginning that the STRONG MAN would fight against this bold request. Somehow, I knew this was an attempt against my life for taking authority over the curse of infirmity that seems to follow my sister.
So early this morning...I took authority over him! I asked the Holy Spirit to keep me STRONG! To keep my sister STRONG. To fight for us. To intercede for us. To cover us...to fortify us and hide us in the cleft of the rock.
HIS PEACE came over me...
I was reminded of the scripture in Mark 3:27 where Jesus is accused by His family and Teachers of the Law...of having an impure spirit. Verse 22 reads.. " “He is possessed by Beelzebul! By the prince of demons he is driving out demons.”
So Jesus called his disciples together....to teach them about that which He had called them to...in this instance...casting out demons by a HIGHER AUTHORITY. This HIGHER authority ... which was given Him by the Father...was given to His 12 appointed disciples. (and ultimately all who have accepted and do the will of Christ Jesus)
23 So Jesus called them over to him and began to speak to them in parables: “How can Satan drive out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26 And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come. 27 In fact, no one can enter a strong man’s house without first tying him up. Then he can plunder the strong man’s house. 28 Truly I tell you, people can be forgiven all their sins and every slander they utter, 29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.”
And then verse 30 explains ...
30 He said this because they were saying, “He has an impure spirit.”
3 created disks in my sisters back.
If the Lord let me see it...
shod me with the shoes of boldness -
to share it with my prayer buddies...
I'm BELIEVING It is done!
I'm TRUSTING & BELIEVING!
in Jesus name!
DO IT AGAIN LORD!
DO IT AGAIN!
I choose to go deeper. I choose both... to KNOW HIM...and BELIEVE HIM. To KNOW that in Christ....all things are possible. I choose to BELIEVE ...that He IS who He says that He Is. God wants us to not only KNOW Him...but to BELIEVE Him. It gives Him great satisfaction to see our boldness....our stretched out faith. Our bold believing ....in the face of the STRONG MAN...enlarges our territory....and keeps the STRONG MAN off our land!
I'm interceding for my sister.
We have homestead rights together....
WE ARE FAMILY!
Last week...before the reading of her MRI...when I asked the Bible Study girls to pray with me...BELIEVING God for 3 created disks...some admittedly said yes...with reservation. "I can pray for that...but...I ...don't think I ...can pray...believing...expecting Him... to do that."
This is indeed an exercise...a lesson in FAITH....for all of us! But 3 disks is what they removed 2 years ago and replaced with a cage. within the same year...she had to have another surgery to fix the slipped and bent cage. When I made the request of God, I had no idea that the '3' would need to be multiplied to 6 in less than a week.
Can I BELIEVE
for 6 created disks??
He can create 3...
3 more is just a double portion!
A Mirror Image of the first miracle
She mentioned to me just 3 weeks ago...that she hadn't had a 'pain free' day...in 3 years.
Now...we hear the prognosis. The 3 bulging disks right below the cage. The #3 is significant. We are praying for 3 new disks...and now she needs 3 more. 3 were removed...3 years ago. The # 3 means to conform: obey; copy; imitate; likeness; witness; Divine fullness; Godhead; Triumph; Resurrection.
I'm praying .....
for total restoration...
for my sister.
7 X what the devil has stolen!!
I'm bold enough
to ask the Lord Jesus for....
Do YOU BELIEVE?
Will you join me?
As I pray over this final moment before clicking the PUBLISH button. I glance over to the wall and for the first time ever in my life...I see a halo of light reflecting above two items on my wall - 3 horse heads grouped together....and a single Butterfly placed just inches from the horses. I blink to clear my eyes. The halo's remain. I blink 2 more times...still the same... and then they fade away.
Weeping overcomes me as I realize...the 3 horses represent the Holy Trinity...that is what I call them. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Butterfly represents transformation...RESTORATION as God created. The two go hand in hand!
I am instantly reminded of Bishop Joseph's Gallinger's quote that came to me while in the seasonal desert...of that far away land ... Arkansas.
" Weeping is a place
of redemptive work
can never take you."
Weeping brings healing...
Those who sow with tears
will reap with songs of joy.
For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime!
Weeping may last through the night,
but joy comes with the morning.
Because happiness just isn't enough!
What are YOU BELIEVING for?
Make YOUR request unto God...
for scripture says ...
It is by your own faith
that you stand firm.
May I BELIEVE with YOU?
If 1 can slew a 1000
then 2 can slew 10,000.
May I come together with YOU
and so share
in YOUR fullness of JOY?
Touch Your People Once Again...We need wisdom we need power
And true love for each other
We have had so many big but empty words
So we come before Your face
Asking for Your grace
Bring Your people to a state of kingdom life
Restore Your church again
Touch Your people once again
With Your precious holy hand, we pray
Let Your kingdom shine upon this earth
Through a living glorious church
Not for temporary deeds
But to restore authority and power
Let a mighty rushing wind blow in
Touch your people once again
Lord You see Your tired servants
And the broken wounded soldiers
Oh how much we need Your precious healing hand
We need the power of the cross
As the only source for us
When we stand up facing final battle cry
Restore your church again
Words and Music by Pelle Karlsson
Copyright 1983 Whitefield Music.
His Warrior Bride in Boots
HUGE PRAISE REPORT:
JUST spoke with my sister. She knew people were praying for her, but she had no idea about my dream and this post...asking for you to join me in my boldness. This is the first words out of her mouth when we connected..." I feel so good today. I haven't had a day like this in over a year and a half.!" Then she proceeded to tell me everything that she had done around the house already. Things she couldn't do or did not feel good enough to do.
When I told about the many prayer warriors that are praying for her....she was overwhelmed. She says..'THANK YOU!' from the bottom of her encouraged heart. I say the same. I am encouraged that she is encouraged....please stand firm in your watch. God has a plan. I am so excited to see what He is about to release into her life! YES YES AMEN! I love you guys. You are such an awesome community!
Keep Your Quiver full...
Hide these arrows
in your arsenal of Faith.
Because the poor are plundered and the needy groan, I will now arise," says the LORD. "I will protect them from those who malign them.
With every bone in my body I will praise him: "LORD, who can compare with you? Who else rescues the helpless from the strong? Who else protects the helpless and poor from those who rob them?
Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
I know that the LORD secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.
Who among the gods is like you, LORD? Who is like you-- majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?
He saves the needy from the sword in their mouth; he saves them from the clutches of the powerful.
for the LORD will take up their case and will exact life for life.
A destroyer will come against Babylon; her warriors will be captured, and their bows will be broken. For the LORD is a God of retribution; he will repay in full.
They will not need to gather wood from the fields or cut it from the forests, because they will use the weapons for fuel. And they will plunder those who plundered them and loot those who looted them, declares the Sovereign LORD.
The violence you have done to Lebanon will overwhelm you, and your destruction of animals will terrify you. For you have shed human blood; you have destroyed lands and cities and everyone in them.
For this is what the LORD Almighty says: "After the Glorious One has sent me against the nations that have plundered you--for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye--
a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,
The moon will shine like the sun, and the sunlight will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven full days, when the LORD binds up the bruises of his people and heals the wounds he inflicted.