It’s Not Just about Survival
November 14, 2023 8:56 PM
November 12, 2023
In a dream vision, I was participating in a Christian revival and healing meeting. Many of the people attending were very concerned about surviving a coming war and invasion of America.
When I went to the hallway just outside the revival conference room, I saw a woman in late middle age who already suffered with a widow’s or dowager’s hump (kyphosis) on her back. I started to pray healing over her and casting out the spirits that had bent her backbone. My hands softly thumped against her back on her dark green sweater.
I suddenly noticed the wife of one of the leaders of the conference standing next to me. She didn’t focus on what I was doing but on the concerns of the revival’s participants. “It’s not just about survival,” she said with some sadness in her voice. “It’s about the kind of people we become before, during, and after the war.” As she spoke to me, my hands continued their thumping, declaring healing on the other woman’s back.
Together, the leader’s wife and I noticed yet another woman near us. This other woman stood by herself and appeared to be burdened with worry. The leader’s wife received a word of knowledge from the Holy Spirit for this woman, so she called out to her, saying, “When you go to that special hiding place you have prepared, the Chinese soldiers will not find you. You will survive.” My hands continued to gently thump on the widow’s hump as I commanded healing and spine alignment in Jesus’s name.
Then the leader’s wife turned to me and repeated her message, “It’s not just about survival. It’s about doing the Father’s business!” She sighed. “It’s about becoming who God created us to be. We’re fashioned in His image. We have a purpose and a plan to winnow and thresh and refine us, so we can be emissaries of God’s love. If we survive, and that’s a big “if”, it’s to refine us that much more and to bring in the Harvest.”
As I agreed, my hands continued to softly pound against the widow’s hump.
This vision is self-explanatory. People of God, yes, prepare as you can for the troubling times of war ahead, but first and foremost, be about the Father’s business. In the vision, only women appeared, and no man came into view. Men of all ages—young and middle aged—will be taken to war. Throughout the entire vision, my hands were drumming on the widow’s hump. Prepare to minister to the many widows God will place before you.
Psalm 18:1-3 NIV
1 I love you, Lord, my strength.
2 The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
3 I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
and I have been saved from my enemies.
Psalm 32:7 NIV
7 You are my hiding place;
you will protect me from trouble
and surround me with songs of deliverance.
Psalm 56:3-4 NIV
3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
4 In God, whose word I praise—
in God I trust and am not afraid.
What can mere mortals do to me?
Psalm 68:4-6 NIV
4 Sing to God, sing in praise of his name,
extol him who rides on the clouds;
rejoice before him—his name is the Lord.
5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,
is God in his holy dwelling.
6 God sets the lonely in families,
he leads out the prisoners with singing;
but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.
Zechariah 7:8-10 NIV
8 And the word of the Lord came again to Zechariah: 9 “This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. 10 Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.’
Romans 14:7-9 ESV
7 For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. 8 For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. 9 For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.
1 Timothy 5:3-5 NIV
3 Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need. 4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, these should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and grandparents, for this is pleasing to God. 5 The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help.
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