Dreams

Dream about Christ the Rock Church

One day I was walking down the street near the homeless shelter and I saw all of my wine paraphernalia on the side of the road. Yes, I used to make wine. I even made a label with a lion that read, “Danielion Wine – Wisconsin Country Wines”. Making wine wasn’t exactly the brightest idea I’ve ever had. As if alcohol can heal a broken heart. Over the years I have poured out far more gallons then I ever drank.

There was a 5 gallon bucket of dandelion wine brewing and a few single gallons of cider sitting in the grass between the sidewalk and the street. This is where you put things you want others to take off your hands.  I continued walking down the street.

Later that evening I was walking past it again and I took two of the ciders which were ready to drink around to the back door and let some people know that they were there and that someone would take them if they left them there. “I know” one tall skinny man with extra melanin in his skin and black short curly hair and a mustache said. “You can have them. The guy who they belonged to doesn’t want them anymore.” As he walked with me back out to the street he lit a cigarette he told me, “He went to the hospital and now that he is back, this is all he does all day.” He demonstrated by lying down on the ground all sprawled out and restlessly tossed about… and then stood back up and casually took another drag on his cigarette.

“Well, I live far away. I’d have to come back with my car” I said as I set the gallon jugs back on the grass into the same circle indents they had made by being there for so long.

Immediately this man morphed into a lady I knew who had given some prophecies about a big church in the area named Christ the Rock. I told her that I had a dream I’d like to share with her about Christ the Rock. “Are you interested in hearing it?” I asked. One bystander told her, “You better want to hear it and listen up.”

I began:

“I was at a service at Christ the Rock. (Incidentally, we were facing South which is opposite of how it is now). I was sitting near the back and I observed two lines of people walking up to receive prayer from the elders.” I started crying. I was wishing my dream was true. That there was a church that honored the Holy Spirit here in Appleton that was willing to get messy and do real Jesus ministry. (Don’t judge me for my dream thoughts and no offense to any church that does this, I just haven’t found you or trust you yet). Between sobs I could barely get out the next sentences, “Everyone was being delivered from demons.” More crying. “I watched as one lady flailed about as the demons left her…” I started crying so hard I could not continue… and then, I woke up

I was telling her about a dream that I had about 6 months prior. This is how that dream ended:

The elders had a real tough time restraining people and they writhed about as the demons left them. They were getting a real workout. Finally I saw a very pregnant woman go up for prayer. She collapsed dead on the floor and some men carried her out the side door to the waiting ambulance.

One man stood up and asked, “Is there anyone here who has the faith to come with me to raise that woman and her baby from the dead?” I raised my hand along with a few others. We all piled into a car and drove off. Unfortunately, we did not know where the ambulance had taken her.

The man spoke up, “Alright, who believes that we can raise that baby from the dead right here, right now?” as we drove along.

We started praying. I began to hear a baby cry. Suddenly a blue baby blanket materialized out of thin air. Then the baby arrived alive and well right there into the moving cars back seat, right onto our laps.

God is good. Is there anything impossible for him?

More and more believers in Jesus are entering into and operating in the kingdom of God – the kingdom of love, as the Scriptures say – where dreams and visions, prophetic abilities, and supernatural powers from God are released into those who are childlike and fully abandoned to their loving heavenly Papa and committed to doing what Jesus commands… Loving others!

Are you in?

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The Religious Spirit is an Abusive Bully?

I often pray for dreams from God. I kinda think this was one of them:

There was a man who was part of a biker gang who was standing over a woman shouting abusive words and beating her. I perceived that this woman was the “Bride of Christ”, the Church, and the abusive man represented “the religious spirit”.  I tried to enlist help to rescue her. I even went over to some pastors I knew and asked them to help me stop this abuse. They were afraid and refused! So I went up to the bully and splashed him in the face with a bucket of water.

He turned on me and started throwing rocks at me. I dodged them all but the rocks were hitting people behind me. I decided that for the sake of everyone behind me I should probably stop agitating this bully.

The message in this dream is clear to me. It is my impression that there is within the Christian church a bully demonic spirit of religion that is abusing Christ’s Bride, the church, and is allowed to do so.

Why?

What is a “spirit of religion”?

WikibullyThe spirit of religion is a demon and his minions in charge of infiltrating and perverting the church with pride and judgmental self-righteousness. With this spirit in charge, your ego is encouraged to run your spirituality. You are always “in the right” and most everyone else in the world (except those in your infinitesimally small “in” club) are deceived and worthy of your patient pity… perhaps they will come to their senses and escape the coming judgement… for not believing all the right things like you do… for not having all their theological ducks in a row as neatly as you do… for not knowing what you know as an “enlightened one”. (Ironically this is the height of Gnostisicm – something the apostles of the faith were most adamantly against.)

When Christ said that he didn’t entrust himself to man because he knew what was in man, he was speaking of our diabolical pride, our ego, that refuses to yield to God… our self-righteous religion.

In fact, the way I see it, the truth of the situation gets much much worse.

Those infected with the demonic spirit of religion the worst seem to be among the most honored teachers and “mentors” in the church which then fuels a whole culture of demonic gnostic religion. These teachers have study Bibles named after them, yet they resist the Holy Spirit (even to the point of actively campaigning against the work and move of the Holy Spirit) and throw their brothers or sisters (anyone who disagrees with them) under the bus. They will appear “right” in everything they say to those whose hearts are trained in the ways of fear. They will warn you of the great apostasy while leading the charge headlong into apostasy (which is the departure from childlike wide-eyed wonder and trust and complete all out surrender to our loving heavenly Papa).

I’m reminded of another dream I had in which people were entering a large church and demons would sweep down on these people as they entered. Yes, the devil likes to hang out at church – if he is allowed entrance. The gatherings of the body of Christ is after all the front-lines of this war we are in. The demons purpose is to keep you judgmental of others always comparing yourself against others in a how well am I doing spiritually competition (which the true faith is nothing of the sort).

Lets face it. Our “Christian” culture is infected and in a bad way.

We need to learn how to abandon the ways of self-righteous religion and nurture a heart of simple pure childlike devotion to Christ.

Then Jesus called for the children and said to the disciples, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.” (Luke 16:16-17 NLT)

How will you and I protect and nurture our hearts into the kind of faith that God commends? Let’s get childlike! Jesus showed us how. Jesus put aside his divinity to model for us how to be human. He is an example for us to follow and has said, everything I did you will do too and even greater things!

He modeled a completely surrendered life in complete dependance. He trusted his Father completely and only spoke what he heard his Father speak. He only did what he saw his Father do.

“I don’t speak on my own authority. The Father who sent me has commanded me what to say and how to say it.” (John 12:49 NLT)

So Jesus explained, “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself. He does only what he sees the Father doing. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does. (John 5:19 NLT)

16473570_10158405896335657_935766537580937521_nI prayed today that we (Holy Spirit and I) would bind the strongman and plunder his house as I went into a nursing home today to share the Gospel. I prayed that the devil would be like, “What the hell just happened? Oh NO! There is a man of God here who knows who he is in Christ!”

I shared about how I was thinking about what a Good “Lord” Jesus is. He is completely trustworthy. He doesn’t set you up to fail but he sets you up to succeed. I then shared about how Jesus said, “many will come to me on that day saying, ‘Lord, Lord, didn’t we do all sorts of great things in your name?’ and he will tell them ‘depart from me I never knew you’. Jesus is after relationship, not just your service. He actually wants friends NOT slaves. Jesus is the very best friend you could hope for and he promises never to leave you or forsake you.”

I didn’t even mean to share that Scripture! It seemed pretty heavy to me. But if that was what God wanted sharing…

On the way home I believe he was dropping the idea for this blog into my mind.

The Chip on My Shoulder

I will admit it. I have it out for the demonic spirit of religion (as it has been dubbed). I had been beaten and abused and infected by that one for far too long and now I want to expose him at every turn. Most of my blog posts are meant to fight this. I see the struggle in so many of my Christian friends. I have been judged and rejected by many others. The battle is real. But Jesus has already won the victory!

Every one of us is already free and protected… did you know that the Father’s reputation is on the line regarding your protection?

“Holy Father, you have given me your name; now protect them by the power of your name so that they will be united just as we are.” John 17:11 NLT

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Merging into God

Have you ever had God step into one of your dreams and you really and actually have a powerful encounter and interaction with Him? I wanted to share something with you that might just change your life. I share some of the earlier details of the dream because it might very well be prophetic… I don’t know. The dream was indeed very epic. I felt that if I could have captured it somehow it would no doubt be Hollywood film material. In fact it seemed to weave together so many movies I’ve seen and enjoyed.

russell-crowe-man-of-steelIt started out with Russell Crowe (perhaps as Calels father in “Man of Steel”) fought with this man who was the epitomy of evil and crushed him beneath his feet. Instead of being destroyed, however, this evil went into the earth itself and poisoned it. A council was called (much like the councils of Thor or Green Lantern) to decide what to do. Seventeen earth years passed while the meeting was held in a highrise city building. They emerged to find the earth cloaked in darkness and covered with thick layers of ash. It was dangerous at this point to shine any light as it would immediately attract dark forces to attack.

sandra-bullock-in-gravity-movie-4Then, Sandra Bullock was chosen for a mission and she was prepared and eager to go on. It was decided that she was to travel back in time to prevent a senseless evil which I knew to mean the Vietnam war. Her love interest was not willing to risk losing her to this mission and was grasping at her tethers as she was floating into space away on her mission (Gravity). She seemed to be an angel. We all were… it was a council of “angels”. (Angels are never what you imagined them to be and the reality of their existence will shock many who even claim to believe in them!)

Then there was a wedding, but something was awry. The way the bride spoke was so formal yet on the verge of tears with deep concern. I kept repeating the phrase in my mind, “formal, yet intimate… formal, yet intimate”, when all of a sudden I was watching a film in a theatre, yet the screen was small in the far upper right corner of the vast room. I then realized this was all in my own mind. (Beautiful Mind & Mr. Nobody)

Was I constructing all of this to try to work out my issues and solve problems?

Then I said, “I think the One I am to marry is God.”

The moment I said this God suddenly appeared and was coming near. This was for real! God just stepped into my dream! I scrambled to come up with something to say in His Presence as I was struck by the reality of His Holiness! Before I could say or do anything He telepathically said, “Don’t tell me what you think I want to hear. And don’t put words in my mouth either.”

God simply wanted to hear my genuine heart – not any false words – and he certainly didn’t want for me to put words onto “him”, pretending to know what he might say. The message was clear:

Just be yourself and let God be “himself”. He will always surprise you. He is a very real person we can have a very real relationship with!

Then in one breathtaking moment I “fell” forward toward him. I floated/flew into him and we merged… I felt the vibrations of my spirit and His Spirit tuning into each other as I awoke. It was absolutely brilliant! We are One!

This isn’t just true of me but of every believer in Jesus! We are one in spirit with him just as the Scriptures say:

““The two are united into one.” But the person who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him.” (1 Cor 6)

Jesus has received what he prayed for in John 17! Jesus says:

“And I give myself as a holy sacrifice for them so they can be made holy by your truth.

20“I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. 21I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me.

22“I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. 23I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me. 24Father, I want these whom you have given me to be with me where I am. Then they can see all the glory you gave me because you loved me even before the world began!

25“O righteous Father, the world doesn’t know you, but I do; and these disciples know you sent me. 26I have revealed you to them, and I will continue to do so. Then your love for me will be in them, and I will be in them.” (John 17)

When I told my little girl my dream the next morning I talked about how our relationship with God really is like a marriage. God is totally committed to us, and when we commit to “him”, this covenant relationship works. Just as a man and wife become one, Jesus and the believer (His Bride) become One. Marriage is a picture and illustration of this!

“Seek the lord while you can find him. Call on him now while he is near. Let the wicked change their ways and banish the very thought of doing wrong. Let them turn to the lord that he may have mercy on them. Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously.” – Isaiah 55:6 NLT

Have you ever had a dream where you met God? Where God stepped into your dream? Tell me about it! Leave a comment!

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God speaks to us through dreams

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Click ME! Do it. Jesus would.

I was reading Robby Dawkins book, “Do What Jesus Did” at the coffee shop today. Reading through his stories makes me laugh and cry. The most recent story was how God sometimes gives us pictures to share with those we are praying with. He told of a woman who was skeptical of God and church and didn’t know if it was a safe place to let her guard down. (I suppose some churches are and some aren’t.)

Robby and another lady were praying for this woman and the lady praying got a picture of a jack-in-the-box on a mantel and something about playing it over and over. So she took the courage to share that with her. The woman hung her head and started to cry. She told of how when her parents used to fight really bad, she would go to a neighbors house and take their jack-in-the-box off the mantel and play with it over and over and it made her feel safe. She said, “I think God is telling me that it is safe here.” She came to Jesus and opened her heart to the love of God!

This story made me cry because God knows every detail of our lives and he cares… deeply. Jesus is a safe place. You can let your guard down around him and around those who truly know him.

Sometimes I haven’t felt so safe or loved or valued in “church”. You know what I mean? A dream helped me define how I sometimes feel:

I was part of a play but I had no lines, so I wrote some lines that I thought would fit perfectly and complimented the scene. My lines were relating a dream about the events in the play. During rehearsal as they read over my included part they said, “who wrote this? This is crap! This doesn’t belong in this play.”

Then I was shown a house. It was fully completed. I was an extra part of the house (like an appendix) and didn’t seem to fit anywhere. I was represented by a cubed rectangle object with a cone coming off of it. “What is this? Where can we fit this?” Someone said, “Perhaps up here on the roof? Wow that looks weird.”

Here is the lie:

I don’t fit. The stuff I’m into and believe and think is cool from the Bible just doesn’t belong in the established way of things. My part doesn’t fit in the ongoing play. The church doesn’t need a fifth wheel.

Of course I know I am exactly who God has made me to be and I fit perfectly in his kingdom right where he puts me. I am fully secure in the fact that he accepts me and has made me a masterpiece to show a unique side of him… as we all do!

Then I had another dream:

I was with Jesus the carpenter and I was a peice of wood. I told him, “I suppose you can use me to light a fire or something.” He told me, “This is more of what I had in mind”. He showed me a picture of a flamed maple table top. Wow!

I once told a pastor, “If this thing (church) is fake and not for real people (who are sometimes weird like me) I don’t want it. I want the real thing.”

Of course I know the church – the true body of Christ – welcomes all the different and unique parts and functions that make up Christ’s body. I want that! I have experienced this and if you have experienced it for yourself, you would desperately want more of this too!

There is a place for you. You fit with Jesus. You belong in his family! In fact, your role is vital. There is an emptiness in our hearts until you are with us, healthy and holy, functioning and contributing as you should in the real way you do.

You are His masterpiece!

The real body of Christ is everywhere. It is organic and living and breathing. It’s in the relationships and friendships you form with other believers. It’s also in the gifted and anointed preachers, teachers, and worship leaders, or in the healers and miracle workers and prophetic intercessors that God uses. You have gifts (“superpowers”) too! You can speak into people’s lives like the woman did who had that prophetic word that I began this blog with! God will use you to grow His kingdom of Love.

Are you in?

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Jurassic World, Dinosaurs, and the Bible

jurassicworld-summer-preview-ewThe movie Jurassic World is out and a few of my friends went to see it. I have seen the trailer and some interviews with Chris Pratt who stars in the movie. I was glad to see he is a believer and I’ll leave it at that. He is a funny and an interesting guy but his humor is a bit vulgar at times. I like him though.

It was interesting to me that some of my friends started asking about and were legitimately interested in dinosaurs. This has been a topic of interest for me since I was a child. Years ago I was happy to have come across a very scientific and plausible explanation for dinosaurs that in no way conflicts with the truth and trustworthiness of the Bible… and the age of the earth. Which according to Jewish scholars is 5775 years old since creation.

I had such a vivid dinosaur dream just the other night:

I’m looking out the window of a mountain house and a T-rex comes lumbering through the yard. I lose sight of him as he passes the house and I go outside to get a better look. Brilliant, right?

I go outside to see a Triceratops slumbering under a tree and consider pouncing on him. He wakes up and see me. I run back into the house scared. Like a curious puppy dog he follows me and presses against the glass door. It bulges and I think it is going to shatter any moment. I then realize he is attracted to the lights.

I try to switch off the many many light switches and for every light I turn off another is turned on. He sees me run into an adjacent room and goes around that side of the house. I tell Catherine, we gotta get out of here. He smashes through the door and into the room and I grab Emma and Catherine and we run.

Triceratops

This terrifying triceratops is a whole 3 inches tall!!!

There is another part which I will spare you as there are very few people in the world who actually enjoy listening to other people’s dreams… except for my five year old Ellie who was so thrilled by the gripping tale that she wanted to hear it again and again.

So it’s fun to imagine seeing and interacting with dinosaurs for yourself, isn’t it? Would it surprise you to learn that many people have experienced dinosaurs in the past and that humans were created on the very same day as dinosaurs? (And really, most would not have been considered dinosaurs – which literally means “terrible lizard” – until they had grown up.)

Interesting Fact About Lizards:

Lizards grow throughout their whole lifetime.

jurassic-worldThis is interesting because if they grow really old, they get really big.

One thing you read about in Scripture is people living just shy of a thousand years. The oldest man on record is Methuselah who was 969 years old. He died the year the flood came… and the bible suggests it wasn’t because of the flood that he died, but that his death was a sign to the world that the flood was imminent. His name means “His death shall bring” and is part of the genealogy mentioned in Genesis 5 which, if you link all the name meanings together it spells out a Gospel orientated sentence. I’d encourage you to research this for yourself.

Before the flood, the conditions of the world were vastly different. It doesn’t matter what scientist you talk to, it is agreed that the early earths atmosphere contained about a fifty percent greater oxygen level than todays. What does this mean for living creatures? Well, it means everything grew bigger and faster and also that aging just slowed way down. Cells were able to reproduce themselves with much less defect or error. “The air’s oxygen content was 35% during this period, compared to the 21% we breathe now” (Source: A MUST READ ARTICLE on this topic) This is how a Apatosaurus (Brontosaurus) with its massive size could still supply the oxygen it needs to live with what some have speculated the lungs the size of a horse and how a pterosaur with a wing span of 11 meters could still fly (It couldn’t in todays atmosphere).

So What Causes Aging?

The way I understand it, God originally created the cells within our body to reproduce themselves perfectly (ie. you could live forever). Our skin is constantly replacing itself and some parts take a great deal longer but every so often there is a point when you completely replace yourself to where you don’t contain any of the same cells you did when you were born. This in itself is noteworthy. As obvious as this point is: You are not your body. You are a spiritual being having a temporary physical experience inhabiting a body.

But, because of harmful rays from the sun, toxins, and the above mentioned lack of oxygen, our cells don’t reproduce perfectly. All biological life grows more slowly and ages far more quickly compared to those living before the flood.

baby triceratopsSo back to dinosaurs. On top of having a lush and plentiful food supply in the jungle of pre-flood earth, they also had the oxygen to thrive as well. Since they keep growing as well, it is easy to see how dinosaurs roamed the earth some 4500 years ago… and have you considered the fact that many dinosaur species are not extinct at all. They are simply just small. You can even buy a “triceratops” at a pet store today… well, at least it could be. =)

Noah did not obviously take the very old and very large lizards on the ark but healthy, young, and small specimens.

All the fossils were formed being rapidly buried under tons of sediment carried along by the violent waters of the flood. Coal and oil were also formed at this time as well – which consist of all the plant and animal matter buried under sediment. Think about that next time you are filling up on gas. As you drive you are burning dinosaurs and mammals and some of the perhaps more than a billion wicked people than roamed the planet prior to the flood.

How different are we as a human race then they were? How far off of God’s ideal for humanity are we right now? Are we prime candidates for another judgement? I think about this question. I pray for mercy. I pray to find my place in “the ark” that is Jesus Christ and to bring others into Christ to be spared the coming judgement. Because it is only in him that we are considered blameless like Noah was.

All the information in this blog is widely available. It’s on the internet! Of course you can trust it! Ha! But seriously, it is on the internet. And, in this case, you can trust it. (However above all else, and, because I am your friend, I would strongly advise and encourage you to place your trust first and foremost in Jesus Christ and in the book he trusted and said we could trust: the Bible.)

If you want to learn more about this topic, please visit this very interesting website: www.genesispark.com and this one: www.answersingenesis.org

Here you can read some of my other blogs on the subject:

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