“It was a night of watching by the LORD.” Exodus 12:42
Last night the LORD gave me a dream and I’d like to share the last part of it with you. I was in a town park late at night in the middle of winter and there was snow all over in deep piles. Amongst the piles of snow there were fires scattered here and there as if it were a campground. A young boy came to me and said something to me to get me to follow him to his home. As I attempted to follow him I quickly lost him in his “home” under piles of snow. It was as if they had built a blanket fort and then piled snow on top of the blankets in order to hide the glow from a devilish fire that was raging inside the “tent”.
As I walked around the “home” searching for an entrance to the place I began to feel very uneasy and realized that this had been a trap set for me. The young child had drawn me near to this place of hidden evil beneath a cloak of pure white snow. A place that from a distance looked harmless and pure, yet from up close I could instantly tell that it was nothing of the sort. The eery orange glow that emanated between the cracks in the piles of snow just screamed get away. Just as I decided to leave I slipped at the top of a pile of snow and slid down to the bottom landing precariously next to another pile with that horrible light. As I slid to a stop, part of the base of the other pile slid away and there was an eye in the hole that was created. It had been closed, but with the movement of the snow the eye opened. Frightened I held my breath and closed my eyes willing myself to sink deeper into the snow I had fallen into. And that’s when I noticed my clothes; they were the same color as the snow AND covered in the same little piles of snow! Placing myself in stark contrast to the inside of the “home” which I could now see into quite plainly through the hole my fall had created.
The eye looked straight at me, but didn’t see me! But then the very evil man connected to that eye sat up and opened both eyes to see more clearly. It was at this point that he spotted me, grabbed me by the arm and pulled me into the “home”.
Once inside, it was a full sized building with room after room after room. Although it looked like a small blanket fort from the outside, it was cavernous from the inside! In the face of this man, so obviously connected with evil I had no fear and simply walked away from him into another room. His wife on the other hand was another story. She shrilled a scream of terror at my presence in their “home”. I terrified HER! She screamed for her husband to call “Sven” – whoever he was. I noticed that she had my son and my dog so I went over to them and grabbed them to shake them awake out of whatever trance they had been in to keep them there. And I told them to RUN! Which they did. Then I picked up one of the woman’s DVD’s from off the floor. It was in a white case that looked good, but when I opened it up the DVD was a Zombie movie. I popped the DVD out of the case and held it out in front of me taunting her, “what are you gonna do about it?” She was terrified that I was going to break it. So I, of course, broke it and took the halves of the broken DVD and got close enough to her to scrape one of her wrists with the jagged edges, but she didn’t bleed (which I found interesting).
Then Sven entered the room. He was by far THE most evil thing I had seen in this dream! He looked like a modern day vampire in every sense of the word. His eyes were completely black, his skin was pasty white, yet had the same evil orange glow as the light that was coming from all these rooms. And he HATED me; as terrified as the wife had been of me, that’s how much he hated me. And …I was a little concerned with him. It was as if I had perhaps met my match in this Sven. He was pulling something out of his pocket; something that I knew had the power to destroy me. I stepped backwards into a little space between bookshelves, or furniture of some sort, and I could feel a change in the room. It was as if I had just stepped over a line they had created to trap me and they were happy about it. But they didn’t know that it wasn’t going to work on me. I jumped up onto a desk in the room so that I was standing taller than he was (which was for some reason important, perhaps because I am so short in real life I don’t know). And at the same moment that he opened up another white DVD case to show me the DVD inside, I did the only thing I could think of to do, I began to speak in tongues against him. I may have only gotten one word out, but it was enough. I stood there in complete awe as a bright pure white bubble formed around me, totally encapsulating me and protecting me from all the curses Sven was attempting to throw my way. Nothing he did worked. I just stood there looking at him through my pure white bubble of light. And through the bubble I could read something written in blood backwards, the “line” I had crossed was a curse they had written in blood in order to trap me. But it didn’t work, because I have the blood of our spotless lamb of God, JESUS CHRIST smeared on the doorposts of my heart for all eternity. I have been sealed in His Holy Spirit as a signpost above the home of my heart that I belong to HIM and therefore “the destroyer is not allowed to enter my house to strike me”. (Exodus 12:23)
My friends, if you have not witnessed the baptism of the Holy Spirit I strongly encourage you to seek it out! It is a PROTECTION from the Enemy that you can not match with anything else. Just like the Israelites had to be circumcised in order to take part in the Passover dinner to remain completely safe from the destroyer, we too need to have our hearts circumcised by the Holy Spirit! Only His circumcision doesn’t hurt, it HEALS! I’ve been reading The Cross and the Switchblade by David Wilkerson (fabulous book, highly recommend it to EVERYONE), and in this book David recounts the story of several boys who were heavily addicted to Heroine who were completely freed from this addiction when they accepted Christ as their savior and asked Jesus to baptize them in His Holy Spirit; to be sealed for His purposes in their life. Time after time these boys told David that that was the moment they truly felt free from their addiction. When the Holy Spirit came in and flooded their heart with His presence.
There were a few that had, after receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit, had returned to the drug, only to find that it didn’t work for them anymore. Although they succumbed to the tremendous pull and temptation of the drug, it no longer held the euphoria that it had in the past. Now instead of the drug having them in its grip, GOD had them in HIS.
The power of God is available to us through His Spirit. We need only ask Him for it and be willing to receive it. He is faithful and He gives His Spirit to us willingly!
“And I tell you, ‘ask and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent, or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?” Luke 11:9-13
“If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays gives you light”. Luke 11:36
“Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Whatever you have learned and received and heard and seen in me – practice these things and the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:8-9
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