In the early morning of May 23, 2015 I had a dream from the Lord that I feel is very important to share because it is a direct call to be spiritually ready for what is about to come to the churches in the U.S.
I dreamed that a number of young men dressed in black sheets with white masks were casing a large house that was holding church meetings. I did not recognize any of the people at the church or in the masks.
I was in the front room when I noticed the first masked guy sneak by. Then another. I knew something imanant was up so I went towards the kitchen where Elias, my son, was supposed to be. Elias had entered the house through the backdoor carrying items for the church, food or something they were going to use, and I said to him, “Elias get your friend and get out of here: now.” He had a young man helping make the delivery to the church.
I thought that maybe I could get Elias out but knew that I was too late to save anyone else.
I walked back towards the meeting room as Elias dashed out the backdoor. Somehow I could tell that Elias was worried about me but he left anyway because I had said to. There were two masked men in the hallway and they seemed to not be able to see me. Another sheeted and masked man approached them. This guy had a black turban wrapped over his head and the mask was below it. The turban somehow indicated to me that he was from ISIS and was the instigator and leader of this raid. The others seemed to be guys from the area who were upset about different issues but had come together to attack the church, gathered by this ISIS guy. The thought flashed through my mind once again that somehow the race issue emerging and Islam were about to converge into one violent group.
The man with the black turban said to the others something like, “We are going to extract some evil out of these bastards today!” As he said this I knew he meant that there was a large number in his group; that they had been watching the people who came and went in the church for some time; and that finally they were about to seize the people and torture them before they killed them.
As they talked and headed slowly into the main room I heard and saw as many as 15 of them creeping towards the meeting place. They were saying things that I heard but knew not to say or write down.
The Dream Changes
As I backed away I could see that these were young men but that there were also demons on and in them. Again, I could see an organization encapsulating these men. It was Islamist, ISIS. I also knew that these guys were not foreign but were from this neighborhood and the surrounding area. As I became aware of the ISIS connection I also could see the demonic connection. This sort of web of connection is based on agenda, on a demonic strategy, and it spreads around the world. (It is the same web/connection that I saw when I was in Rwanda where Alwyn, the Consulate of Somalia to Rwanda, Carl Medearis, and CTR were caught in. In that revelation the Lord was showing me that the demonic strategy of promoting Islam was in the church as well as in corrupt government officials.)
I was backing out of the house realizing these things and trying to come up with a way to help the people in the church when something very serious dawned on me. These people have no clue where to go or what to do. They didn’t know to call on Jesus in those moments and to seek Him and listen to His instruction. They didn’t know how to discern what was direction from the Lord and what was simply people yelling out in fear or from their own logical deduction.
Like Elias in the kitchen responded immediately in his split second of escape because he knew I was serious and trusted me to be hearing from the Lord, these people had no clue who to trust and who to listen to. As I was absorbing that information I began to back out of the dream. It’s like waking up but I stay in a place where the Lord can tell me more.
He began to show me how the church today has not become mature in hearing from Him individually nor corporately because they have believed that they didn’t need to. It is part of the enemy’s agenda to eliminate any prayer meetings in the Church where people can share and learn how to discern what they are hearing from the Lord. Also, his plan is to eliminate every prayer meeting if possible so that people do not access the power of God. When people do not pray together they also do not hear testimonies. Testimonies are the very thing that helps us to overcome evil. The enemy has been working for decades trying to eliminate the weapons of our warfare. The Church has gotten to the point where I would venture to say that the majority of the Body of Christ in the U.S. has no clue what those weapons even are much less how and when to use them. I believe the Church at large is very immature regarding spiritual warfare in prayer or in worship and have no clue who to go to for help when evil presents itself.
Put on the Armor of God
As that realization sunk in the Lord told me that very soon groups of young men will attack churches in the U.S. as they have been in many places around the world. The attacks will come here to America. He told me to take note how many people stop attending church because of the perceived danger once the attacks begin. This will be an action based on their flesh and their own headship. I am to call them back to church. He also told me to prophecy that this is coming so that those who hear will get ready. Ephesians 6 is the way. Putting on the armor of God for this present darkness.
Ephesians 6:10 A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.
13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. 14 Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. 15 For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. 16 In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. 17 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.
19 And pray for me, too. Ask God to give me the right words so I can boldly explain God’s mysterious plan that the Good News is for Jews and Gentiles alike. 20 I am in chains now, still preaching this message as God’s ambassador. So pray that I will keep on speaking boldly for him, as I should.
“Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.”
This is the call to those who have been maturing in the things of God, the things of the Spirit. We need to take seriously the call of God on our lives and seek Him to know His voice. We need to be a praying Church and one filled with obedience and submission to Him so that we have testimonies of how God is working in and through us. We need to take very seriously the maturing of our prayers and our worship. We need to understand what God is asking when He tells us to put on the full armor of Christ to be able to stand firm in this present darkness and then do so. We need to resist fear, choose love and pray.
Wellspring at the Cross