Tue, July 7
While laying awake in bed before getting up this morning, I saw a sudden, vivid vision of a fire catch on my husband’s nightstand. It moved from left to right in a thin, straight line, as if moving along a line of lighter fluid. It looked to be about 16 inches across and 8 inches high. And, it was diagonally inbetween my husband’s clock and (weapon of choice).
It took me a little while, but I finally clued in the numbers 16 and 8 are not random! Trump was elected in 2016, and based on prophetic dreams, it is my firm belief he will be reelected and serve the full 8 years! Further, this is I believe the 3rd dream or vision I’ve had this election year of movement from “left to right”.
Is the flame a sign of the Refiner’s fire? Certainly. I believe this whole year is a refining for the people of God. But there is more.
The inferred line of lighter fluid with the flames supports the idea that rioting will likely worsen leading up to and perhaps especially after the reelection of Trump.
More, is this an indicator violence will spread from the political left to the political right? That the right will either give into hate and anger and counter with their own rage, or will more strongly rise up against violent attacks?
Finally, Jesus is my Bridegroom and my husband always represents Him in dreams and visions. But, Jesus doesn’t sleep or need a nightstand. So why was the fire placed there? What is the symbol? A nightstand is a personal thing, and this was attached to my ‘bridegroom’. So this is personal from Jesus to us, a message from the Bridegroom to His bride! As mentioned above, the flame on the nightstand was diagonally in-between a digital clock and a weapon.
I believe this vision was a subtle warning from Jesus to us, His followers, His bride, to take very seriously the fighting and division in America. There is more to come, especially after Trump wins reelection. And above all, His beloved, it is TIME to take up the weapons of divine power and put on the full armor of God.
[Before we continue, I would be remiss if I didn’t ask you once again to please join us at Faith and Fasting to pray and FAST 24 hours a week, one meal a week, whatever you can do, for America! We have committed to do this for the rest of 2020, with the firm belief 2021 will be a much better year as a result.]
Ok, what are the ‘weapons’ of our warfare?
Spiritual Weapons to Demolish Strongholds
For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
Friends, we have the POWER to demolish demonic strongholds in our nation! To tear down every pretentious argument that counters the truth of God! So how do we access this power? Let’s read Ephesians 6:10-18.
The Whole Armor of God
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles (schemes, tactics) of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness (purity), 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith (trust in the Lord) with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 with all prayer and supplication praying always in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication (praying) for all the saints— Ephesians 6:10-18
Paul starts the list of spiritual armor with “Truth”. Truth of who God is, who Jesus is, the Son of God who sacrificed Himself for us, that if we will trust Him, He fills in the gap between us and Holy God. Without Jesus, we will never be up to the mark, righteous enough to have an intimate friendship with God.
Next is the necessity of Purity. To exercise full spiritual power, our lives must be pure. How do we do this? Cleanse our homes of entertainments, escapes, dialogue that gives Satan opportunity to set up camp.
Third, know the Gospel, be prepared to share it. It goes hand in hand with Truth.
I love the fourth one, and the power it wields: Faith! If we really trust the Lord, our faith in Him is an impenetrable shield which can literally stop every evil attack from Hell!
Salvation is next, and it is no coincidence it follows faith. It is the gift, or reward of trusting the Savior, Jesus. Salvation means we will never see eternal condemnation.
Sixth is the Word of God. We read it, study it, and compare our every thought to Scripture. Throw out every thought that disagrees with His Word! That is what taking every thought captive means.
Finally, the last two surround Prayer. We are commanded to pray in the Spirit, meaning filled with the Spirit. Surrender paves the way for being filled with the Spirit. And in that sweet surrender and filling, we pray always for the Saints, for each other!
When we add these principles to Jesus’ revelation in Mark 9:29 that fasting is a secret weapon, this kind only comes out by prayer and fasting, we are unstoppable!
For anyone wanting more information about how to increase strength in your spiritual life, how to truly bring down the power of Heaven into life on earth, please check out a former post, Secrets of Strength. My life was changed forever some years ago by experiencing real demonic attack, and the journey which led to Biblical secrets of true divine strength is shared in that article. They are life-changing.
I pray you are blessed today, encouraged. We as God’s people are a peculiarly powerful people. But as Paul said, we don’t do it the world’s way. I pray American Christians, and all global believers, pursue everything the Lord offers us through His word today. Let’s end in prayer.
Lord Jesus, we praise and adore You! We surrender to You and ask You fill us with Your Spirit. Give us wisdom, courage and grace for the months ahead. Please rally Your people to suit up in Your armor, your secrets of strength, that You can use us to demolish Hell’s strongholds in our nation!
We ask You bind every spirit attacking our country, and cast them back to the pit of Hell. That you reveal every lie and every deceitful scheme and reduce them to ash. That You loose Heaven’s power, Your heavenly warriors, to stand in protection over Your people and our land. That you return our land to truth and purity, to all the wise, proven principles that make America truly great, that benefit all of her people!
We the sheep trust You, Lord, our wonderful Shepherd. May all be accomplished for Your glory! In your matchless name, Jesus, Amen.