In the battle our side had been taking some heavy losses as the enemy would swoop in and attack, taking out many of our soldiers. I served as a lookout and tried to warn our troops but they wouldn’t listen. I felt so frustrated because so many people were perishing. The enemy wore green army uniforms in the battle as they rode on motorcycles; each had a sidecar with two other men riding in it. The enemy’s attack happened real fast, did their damage and left. Our losses in the battle were mounting. I must do something.
I climbed up into a tall building up in the hills above the battlefield and watched. Now, I could see how many, where and when the enemy was going to attack. I waved my arms as I quietly stood up; warning our troops that an attack was about to happen. Our troops then readied themselves for the next attack.
The enemy attacked again, but we were ready. Not only were they defeated they suffered many casualties by the evidence left on the battlefield. The battle had turned in our favor now. Later, I looked down over the battlefield and all that remained were little green army men lying dead by the hundreds.
I passionately kissed my wife in celebration for we had won the victory. Those who fought in the battle were to attend a banquet that evening. Everyone was getting ready. Some of the men wore fancy suits with leather trim and matching short pants. That wasn’t for me so I wore a traditional light tan suit. We all celebrated the victory together.
The battle was over.
In the dream our enemy is Satan and his minions. He has one desire and that is to steal, kill and destroy lives. He is constantly waging war against all people, especially the saints. He trophy room, filled with the stolen destinies and ruined lives of many a soul. For thousands of years Satan has launched attack after attack upon people, leaving casualties all over the battlefield. The daily news headlines show the carnage of his work and the sad thing about it is in most cases the victims didn’t see it coming.
The enemy’s attacks, in the dream, were successful time after time because the troops were not listening to the lookout (watchman). Once the lookout established a high vantage point in the tall building on the hill where he could observe what the enemy was up to the battle began to change in our favor. The troops warned, prepared for the enemy’s next attack. When the attack came it was effectively repulsed. Instead of our troops dying it was the enemy who suffered all the casualties and had to retreat. Thus the battle ended.
In some situations there is no watchman to warn the people and in this dream there was a watchman but his voice was ignored. The results are the same in either case. Read also: http://seerofgod.com/the-restoration-of-the-true-prophet/
“Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, but happy is he who keeps the law.” Proverb 29:18
When Samuel was a small boy he was ministering to the Lord in front of Eli and the scripture (1 Sam. 3:1) tells us that a word from the Lord was rare in those days, visions were infrequent. It wasn’t because God didn’t want to give the people a word or a vision, but it was because there was no acceptable vessel to receive it. In Eli’s case, his sons were in fornication with prostitutes in the temple. Eli had taken no action to stop it or punish his sons. It was because of the sin of the people that they weren’t able to hear a word from God. When our lives become sinful we become dull of hearing the voice, dreams and visions from the Lord all but seize.
“Behold, the Lord’s hand is not so short That it cannot save; Nor is His ear so dull That it cannot hear. 2 But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear.” Isaiah 59:1-2
First Jesus arrived at the temple, went in and turned over the tables of the money changers as he popped the whip he had fashioned from chords. In only perhaps a few churches today are the true seer/prophets welcomed to speak. If allowed to speak, God might choose to expose the corruption and sin of those in the pulpit, the committee boards, among leadership, and within the congregation. The common theme in the churches today is not to upset the people when you don’t have too. It’s not good for business. It’s called “guarding the pulpit”. They would rather let them sleep, be comfortable and keep them entertained, attending, and make disciples unto themselves.
13 The Passover of the Jews was near, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 And He found in the temple those who were selling oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers seated at their tables. 15 And He made a scourge of cords, and drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen; and He poured out the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables; 16 and to those who were selling the doves He said, “Take these things away; stop making My Father’s house a place of business.” John 2:13-16
We are witnessing many signs and wonders of the end times and we’ve really seen nothing so far compared to what is coming in the days and years ahead. 2014 is a prophetically dynamic year where we see the tipping point in world events, extreme climatic and geophysical change, economic and political upheavals. Religious persecution of Christians is on the rise and will get far worse in the years to come. However, as Jesus said, that it will be as in the days of Noah where people were going on about their lives as if nothing was ever going to happen.
Hear the watchmen, seek the Lord, while He may be found and stay humble and repent of your sins before the Lord, for surely He will come as a thief in the night to those who are not on “WATCH.”
“And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2 “Son of man, speak to the sons of your people and say to them, ‘If I bring a sword upon a land, and the people of the land take one man from among them and make him their watchman, 3 and he sees the sword coming upon the land and blows on the trumpet and warns the people, 4 then he who hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, and a sword comes and takes him away, his blood will be on his own head. 5 He heard the sound of the trumpet but did not take warning; his blood will be on himself. But had he taken warning, he would have delivered his life. 6 But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned, and a sword comes and takes a person from them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require from the watchman’s hand.’“ Ezk. 33:1-6
May God grant you much wisdom, peace, hope and joy in the days ahead. Amen
He said, “Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord, shall make Myself known to him in a vision. I shall speak with him in a dream. Numbers 12:6
The Watchman I will stand on my guard post And station myself on the rampart; And I will keep watch to see what He will speak to me, And how I may reply when I am reproved. 2 Then the Lord answered me and said, “Record the vision And inscribe it on tablets, That the one who reads it may run. 3 “For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens to battled the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay. Hab 2:1-3
Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, But happy is he who keeps the law. Pro. 29:18
Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord before Eli. And word from the Lord was rare in those days, visions were infrequent. 1 Samuel 3:1
Behold, the Lord’s hand is not so short That it cannot save; Nor is His ear so dull That it cannot hear. 2 But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, And your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear. Isaiah 59:1-2
“And the word of the Lord cameto me, saying, 2 “Son of man, speak to the sons of your people and say to them, ‘If I bring a sword upon a land, and the people of the land take one man from among them and make him their watchman, 3 and he sees the sword coming upon the land and blows on the trumpet and warns the people, 4 then he who hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, and a sword comes and takes him away, his blood will be on his own head. 5 He heard the sound of the trumpet but did not take warning; his blood will be on himself. But had he taken warning, he would have delivered his life. 6 But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet and the people are not warned, and a sword comes and takes a person from them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require from the watchman’s hand.’“ Ezk. 33:1-6
15 and he said, “Listen, all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and King Jehoshaphat: thus says the Lord to you, ‘Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours but God’s. 17 You need not fight in this battle; station yourselves, stand and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out to face them, for the Lord is with you.” 2 Chron 20:15 & 17