Thursday, April 30, 2015

Meaning of 2nd Dream 2/18/15

It is interesting how sometimes I am  way off the mark when I try to interpret a dream from God. This actually helps me, though. It helps me because when I get the meaning of a dream from God, I know it is from Him. I have a very busy, analytical mind.

When I had the dream about finding the massive fruit trees a few months ago (it is posted on my blog titled 2 Dreams), I thought it was a warning. It sounded so similar to Adam and Eve and the tree of good and evil. But this dream is actually more the opposite. It is about grace.

Interpretation: The fruit in this dream represents spiritual fruit. I'm surprised to find so much of it on the land of my grandparents. Then I notice not a single piece of fruit I'm picking is perfect. This disappoints me. Randy tells me that is the best part of the fruit. He takes a bite right on the bad spot of a peeled orange he is holding (as do I) and it was very sweet though it was blood.

The blood is highly significant. It speaks of two things. Down the line of my ancestors (family land), it signifies their sacrifices as Christians. There are a lot of Christians in my mother's family line and I've even been told by family that our faith in Christ goes back as far as the Huguenots. They suffered terrible persecution and thousands were killed in France. My Huguenot relatives survived and immigrated from France to England.

So, the blood in the fruit represents the sacrifice my forefathers made through the centuries as Christians.

Oddly enough, the blood has a second meaning. The blood also signifies the failures in my family. Like any family, it has its share of problems. Addiction, abuse and great sins. Yet, God's grace has always been there. HIS BLOOD covers a multitude of sin. This is a remarkable meaning for me. It's an avenue of grace I have not seen before. We so often are looking at the smaller picture in our lives and the near century we may live in, that we don't see the broad picture of time in the many centuries.

My ancestors prayers and blessings are still at work and available to me by grace. In light of this, I pray for my grand children and great grandchildren. I know my prayers will not save their souls. They must accept the Jesus, His work and make Him lord in their lives just as I have. But prayers are heard by the Father as the word of God promises.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Comfort for the Coming Dark Time

Many people, including myself, have had visions, dreams and received words from the Lord about the same thing. Over many years, I've discovered this. People from all over the world, different denominations and different ages. So, there is no doubt that a very dark time is coming for the United States and therefore the world. If we aren't careful this can fill us with fear and dread; hopelessness and sorrow. We might start seeking ways to prepare by stocking up groceries and purchasing more guns, etc. But the weapons of our warfare (especially this one) can not be fought by ANYTHING other than our faith in God. The weapons of our warfare are spiritual (Ephesians 6). So, stop thinking you can have any sense of control over it by hoarding or learning survival skills. The Lord has made it clear to me that the Word of God would be the ONLY thing that gives us victory. And this is not just spiritual and emotional, the Word of God will LITERALLY save our lives. I don't know what that exactly entails but it is a very emphasized message the Lord has given me time and again. The things of the world will fail us but God will not if we seek Him and obey Him.

Is the end of our age near? Yes. How near? Only God knows. It could be months, years, decades or centuries. It seems it has always felt like the rapture and all of John's revelation will happen very, very soon. It has felt that way since Christ ascended. It will continue to feel this way until He returns. We must keep this in mind. We must always be ready as Jesus clearly and strongly instructed (Matthew 24 and 25). We don't know how soon. One day in Heaven is a thousand years on Earth.

In 2003 the Lord gave me a specific word to share from time to time when calamities happen or things get dark. It is a word of encouragement and comfort. I feel the Lord wants me to share it now:

"Do you remember the joy I showed you in church that morning? As my people praised me, you saw my Spirit within them and my power and energy and joy and victory?  It amazed you and you wept in such great joy for you were surprised at such great power and victory like you had not seen before in my people where my Spirit dwells.  There was no doubt in that moment when my Son spoke to you and said, "This is how it ends. This is the victorious army of the Lord." You were filled with hope and joy and energy and strength like you had not seen before.  Do you remember when I sent my angels to tend to you after you had had many visions of the things that are to come?  You were afraid and overwhelmed by much of it.  My angels came and ministered peace and strength.  You immediately relaxed and I spoke to you and told you that I am capable of caring for my people despite the dark time that is to come.  I reminded you of times when my angels had given important messages, led people to safety and ministered strength and much more when they needed it.  I told you, "I will take care of my people and give all that is needed."  Just as I fed Elijah by ravens to sustain him and gave bread and water to my people when they were led out of Egypt, I will also be with you and for those who do not forsake me, I will not forsake them and they will have great victory like has never been seen in this age.  I am the Lord your God and my power is great to sustain.  Do you remember the visions I gave to you of the women who were wisely storing supplies and food and they gave my people sustenance in a time of lack?  I showed you that I am speaking to my people everywhere concerning the things to come.  I am making preparation.  I also have shown you and your mother how I am able to heal physically.  Regardless of the things that fail in the world and may no longer be available to my people because they make choices to serve me, I will care for them, I will heal and strengthen mightily by my Spirit for I am able to do so and will not hold back from my children. I tell you to remember these things.  Hold on to them tightly.  For they are truth.  The darkness to come is for the lost and the wayward to enable them to come to repentance.  My promise to you who are faithful is victory and supply.  This is joy.  This is the joy in my heart and the joy in yours.  Blessed is he who will hear the words, "Well done, good and faithful servant." Endure.  Endure to the end.  I give you these visions and words as sweet remembrances that are truth and food in times of weariness as darkness comes.  I will bring them to mind to you again, when you need them.  You bring them to mind to my people.  This is your work.  Encourage my people who will not understand and who will be hurting and struggling for the sorrows of the world will be so numerous.  But I give you truth of joy and you must feed it to my people.  This is joy."

Angels at the Ready

This morning I learned that there was a small earthquake not too far from my city in the state of Missouri. I immediately remembered visions and dreams of earthquakes God has given me in the past.

As I got over my highly emotional state I began to pray in English and in the spirit. I saw a row of angels. I turned to God and asked Him what He was showing me. He said nothing but turned my eyes to them to get an answer. I looked at the angels and prayed for true discernment from the Holy Spirit, sent to us by the redemptive work of Jesus Christ. I saw them in white clothing standing very tall with determined expressions on their faces. I watched as one by one they began to dive down to the earth. There were more than seven but I didn't know the exact number. They landed in different places in the United States but where they landed were in the Missouri area but not only in that state but surrounding states. As they landed, it looked as though they were ready for battle.

These angels were so very tall. I am certain they are angels for warfare. I've seen this type of angel before in dreams and visions.

As I prayed I heard no more specifics about Missouri and nothing of earthquakes. The Lord did show me the vision I had again of the great fortified wall that a mass of water will eventually break through. For me, this is a reminder of things God has shown me about leaders of nations and the future. I know we are coming up on an election and one person that has announced they are running for president was in this vision. Perhaps this was just a reminder to pray for these things He's shown me and the coming election.

God also brought to mind three other dreams I've had within the last year that involve warfare, disaster and trial. I prayed for any connection but got few and only prayed about the dreams, for the safety of all involved in the dreams and continued interpretation. I trust God's timing. Sometimes He doesn't show me meanings for years. When I need to know, He will show me. I pray that I am ready to know so I don't miss hearing Him. I know I must stay close to Him and be obedient. I must keep my ears open to the Lord.

I had two dreams last night and they were of warfare. I dreamed I was running from someone to escape. The person I was running from was not evil, but good. In the dream, I would run, change my clothes and do all kinds of things to disguise myself but this person would always find me. I would then run away again. This person became more and more proficient at finding me.

The second dream involved two teams. I was on one team and most of us were women. The opposing team was comprised primarily of men. I had a weapon but it was intended to keep it secret from the opposing team until the 'right' moment. In the first battle, there came the 'right' moment and I used it and it was effective. We went into a second battle, but this time the opposing team was more proficient and had become wiser regarding our strategies and ways of fighting. Though my weapon was still kept from their full knowledge, I used it at the wrong time. It looked as though we were losing this battle. I awoke from the dream.

I have chosen to pray and fast for the day rather than do the things I planned. If there is one thing I am learning, it is that NO THING is more important than seeking Him. He must be first. We must always seek Him.

For those reading, PLEASE PRAY with me for our nation. Please pray about these dreams and messages I am getting from God. Pray that God's will is done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Pray for God's people, which are Christians only. Pray for the lost also. Prayer is the primary reason God shows me things. And prayer is a great, great weapon in times of war. It is a paramount part of our Christian lives.

Praise the Good Shepherd who cares for His flock. If one gets lost, He will find it. He will not forsake one of His many sheep. He spares them from wolves and leads them to nutrition and hydration. The Good Shepherd uses His rod to chastise and bring correction to His sheep so they will not stray into danger. He knows the voice of His sheep and they know the voice of their Shepherd.

Jesus is the Good Shepherd. Praise the Good Shepherd. Praise Jesus forevermore. Praise God! Praise The Lord! Praise the King of kings and Lord of lords!! Praise God and rejoice in the work that was done for the salvation of man. Rejoice and praise God always!!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Face the Truth

It's so true that being an obedient Christian is a risk. Moving and operating as God commands in our lives will always require faith therefore it is a risk. The Word says clearly that God is pleased by faith. So easy to read those words and so easy to type them. Not easy to live it.

For the last few months, God is going so much deeper in my heart to get rid of what doesn't need to be there. I've been amazed and astonished at some things God has shown me. Anger, unforgiveness, pride, shame, laziness just to name a few.

It's been a lot to swallow for me. But I've never felt condemned. That is one way I know it is God showing me these things. The enemy seeks to destroy, depress and condemn. God seeks to empower, bring more joy and to make us healthy. Satan condemns. God convicts. So, as God is showing all this to me, I'm feeling a little shocked but determined to change it. In the back of my mind I am feeling loved and grateful that God has shown me this. I trust Him. If you don't trust God, then you can't possibly be grateful to Him for showing you the ugly and dark places in your own heart.

I also get excited. God is showing me this which means He knows I'm ready to see it which means He has faith in me. He wants me to excel in life and live life to the fullest! He also wants to use me as I've fully submitted my life to Him, I've given Him  permission to repair the broken places in my heart and mind. And He has certainly been busy!

I just want to encourage all who read this. Trials are hard. Change is hard. Seeing ugly things in ourselves we didn't know were there is so hard. But don't back down. Face it. Move forward and pull up the weeds. Study the Word of God regarding what God has shown you. Listen to sermons from ministers who are true people of God. Above all, never stop praying and praising God. So much happens in the spiritual realm when we do. Have courage. Have faith. Take the risks God is challenging you to take. It requires faith. And He is trustworthy. He won't let you down. He won't fail you.

I think the hardest battles to face and fight are the ones in our own minds and hearts. It's easier to speak to people as a teacher or preacher. Praying for others and their battles can even be easier. It's hard to face the truth of what is in our hearts. It's even harder to fight and allow God to change what is there. But it is worth it. Always worth it.