Recently, I had a dream that was unlike any I have ever had before. I am sharing it because I want you to be encouraged and not fearful in this day! In the dream, I was walking across a large open field. There were many small groups of people in leisure activities as you would see in a park, except there were no trees. Suddenly, I noticed a large formation of planes flying overhead like a flock of birds. Just as suddenly bullets were raining down on all of us. We all ran for cover. We soon found a gutted old building where we could hide. As we hid in the darkness, I watched out a glassless window. Soon, in the distance, I saw soldiers coming over a hill, like fire ants on an anthill. They found us and took us captive in the building.
As I pondered this dream and prayed about it's meaning, this is what I saw:
- None of us were ever harmed! I could see the bullets. I could hear the bullets. I could feel the bullets as they whizzed past my head, but not even one person was hit.
- When we were taken captive, the soldiers were very casual and comfortable with us. Again, no one was hurt. The soldiers sat with their legs crossed and their weapons setting on their laps. Like Daniel in the lions' den and Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the furnace--untouched!
- I felt absolutely no fear. The emotion of the dream was one of shock at how suddenly our lives were completely changed. In a heartbeat the life we knew was gone. We went from freedom to captivity in a moment.
- Lastly, and most importantly, we were supernaturally protected. And we had favor with our captors. The soldiers didn't hate us or try to destroy us, but they were doing what they had to do.
So, in the months to come, remember Genesis 19, when Lot and his family were delivered from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot's wife looked back and it cost her freedom and even her life. When God protects you and delivers you from certain destruction, don't look back on that old life! The sun was rising as Lot reached the village. Then the Lord rained down fire and flaming tar from heaven upon Sodom and Gomorrah, and utterly destroyed them, along with the other cities and villages of the plain, eliminating all life—people, plants, and animals alike. But Lot’s wife looked back as she was following along behind him and became a pillar of salt.
Stay connected to the Father, obedient to His every direction, sensitive to the Holy Spirit guiding you and don't look back! No fear! Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”
Proverbs 3:5-6 Matthew 24:36 Genesis 19:23-26 Deuteronomy 31:6