Dream early morning hours of 12-6-18
I was in an arena type building with other people. It was a place like a big crowd would gather to hear a speaker. Some people there were followers of Christ. Some were deceived and could not see but thought they were followers of Christ.
There was a large picture on the wall that was being passed off as Christ, but I knew it wasn’t Christ. It was a cool picture for the younger generation.
There was a long table against the wall under that picture. On that table was a smaller picture of a man, and I knew satan was in control of that man. I’ve seen so many followers of Christ lately be so tormented by this adversary. They are beaten down. And this adversary continues to deceive others and hold them captive by addictions.
I picked up the picture and took it to the toilet. I placed it face down. I said, ‘This is what I think of you and what you do!” I was so angry. I asked, “Why can’t you just worship the one true God? Why do you feel the need to control everything?”
I took the picture out of the toilet and hurled it with all my might toward an open area that stepped down in the building. It landed in an oblong metal tub like a water trough. I walked up to the edge overlooking this open area as others gathered around watching. I saw the man come out of the picture into human form. He was now sitting in the tub with his back to me, but I saw his right hand form a fist. His fist began to shake violently and turn red in color. As he jerked his head around to find me, I stepped back behind the crowd. He was angry but he didn’t come for me.
I stayed back for quite awhile. The crowd wasn’t moving so I thought he must still be sitting in the tub and I must have caused some damage. I was so upset with myself that I had tried to take him on directly and do it my way. I knew better. I found a black object like a rock or piece of coal and hurled it over the area where the tub was. As the object went over the tub, it blasted into tiny pieces. I knew he was still there. I went over to a bench and sat down. I knew I needed to get ready for a battle head on.
A woman walked up to me with two pieces of armor in her hands. She gave me one and let me know I was going to need it. I understood it was to go over my heart. She began putting on hers. I was staring at how this armor was made. My eyes zoomed in on the makeup of it which was some type of a black metal. It reminded me of a chain link fence with its tiny loops connecting so that there was no space between. The woman then gave me a container and said, “Cover the entire armor with this so you won’t be shocked as the armor moves against your body. I only saw the breastplate I awoke.
Every single day we are in warfare and this enemy’s goal is to wear us down in defeat. We can’t just pray Psalms 91. We have to cover with prayer and the Word of God. All are weary but must choose to stand on God’s side, and stand strong we must. We must have the belt of truth tightly buckled around our waist, the breastplate of righteousness secure, and feet fitted with the gospel of peace. Take up the shield of faith to extinguish every flaming arrow. Hold tight to the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit which is God’s Living Word. Pray in the Spirit; pray for our brothers and sisters; pray for strength and protection.
We must keep our lamps full of oil so that the Light of the Lord shines for others to see. Let no anxious thought or fear take hold, but cast it out immediately.
We are children of God who have been forgiven as we have repented of our sins. We have been saved by the grace of Jesus Christ. God gives us all we need to stand. We cannot fight our way and with our strength. We have instructions on getting through this life in God’s Holy Word.
After I awoke I keyed in several things to find a picture of this armor that I saw. It is called chain mail – small metal rings linked together in a pattern to form a mesh. Earliest example was found in Romania. Its invention is commonly credited to the Celts, but Etruscan pattern dates from 4th century BCE. It spread to N Africa, Middle East, Central Asia, India, Tibet, SE Asia, and Japan. Herodotus wrote that the ancient Persians wore scale armor, but mail is also distinctly mentioned in the Avesta, the ancient holy scripture of the Persian religion of Zoroastrianism that was founded by the prophet Zoroaster in the 5th century BC. It is still used as a component of stab-resistant body armor, cut-resistant gloves, and wet suits. A description of its wear that I found was – It covered the vital organs, namely, the heart, and was fitted with hooks or buckles that attached it to a thick belt. If the belt was loosened, the breastplate slipped right off.
I was not given specific verses but led to read the Corinthians.
II Corinthians 4:4 – Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.
II Corinthians 11:14-15 – And no wonder, for satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.
Other related verses:
Deuteronomy 3:22 – Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God Himself will fight for you.
Psalm 44:5 – Through You we push back our enemies; through your name we trample our foes.
James 4:7 – Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Ephesians 6:13-17 – Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.