“Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth DEATH.” (James 1:12- 16)
Dream from September 20, 2018, and it’s related to the ‘Catastrophic Flooding’ post.
Let’s go straight to it.
In a dream the Lord took me to a man’s house. I don’t know him but he must be a real person somewhere, because I was in his house. He had a nice life because his house was pretty fancy. I was in his room while he got ready for bed; he lay down and relaxed but kept staring at the ceiling, so as I stood there I wondered- “What’s he looking at?”
Soon as I thought that, I was put in the bed next to him and saw this:
A large, skinny screen was on the ceiling. It was his mind projected- the events of his day were depicted on it like pictures and icons; there was even a ‘mouse’ moving onscreen as he edited events and categorized them. Some he kept, some he deleted. We all do this I guess, but I was amazed to see how it actually looks.
He controlled these images– it’s important to know this and fully understand it, because each one of us will answer for it as we go through Life – you’re in control of your mind and the thoughts you allow in your head, and the final decision of all your thoughts is your responsibility. As he drifted to sleep the images got fewer until the screen of his mind became peaceful and blank.
Then out of nowhere came this sentence projected boldly on the screen in pink capital letters: “YOU SHOULD BECOME A WOMAN.” I thought “WHAT?!! Where’d that come from?” I physically reacted: “This is from the devil! It must be!” But he didn’t react, he looked like someone wanting to hear more. I saw he was open to this statement and it amazed me.
The screen flashed again: “YOU SHOULD BECOME A WOMAN”. I was astonished to see this phrase and looked sideways at this guy in shock, as if to say: “Can you believe this?!” But instead of seeing him frowning and upset at the thought like I was, instead of him resisting it he was considering it.
Yes, he was actually considering the madness the screen suggested. I thought “He can’t serious. This is from the devil! You should rebuke that suggestion right now! Tell it to get out of here right now in the name of Jesus!” I would’ve said it, but he couldn’t see or hear me.
In a dream you can see things literally or as symbols. I found it so strange that this man wouldn’t resist such a corrupt suggestion but was so calmly allowing that big pink sentence to stay on the screen of his mind, but then I saw into his ankle and saw the reason why.
There was a tiny, shrimp-like creature with the word L-U-S-T printed on its side. It had a stinger in its tail and was stinging this man as fast as it could. Sting! sting! sting!, that little animal was blasting that man for all it was worth and that’s what was making him open to that wicked suggestion. That sting was lowering his resistance to SIN- the hidden lust in his life was working to open his soul up to all sorts of influences! That’s why he was looking at ‘YOU SHOULD BECOME A WOMAN’ like it’s the kind of thing men hear and smile at every day.
THEN HE BEGAN TO FANTASIZE: The screen changed to women’s underwear- panties, camisoles, bras, slips and garters, you name it- all of that showed up on that skinny screen, arranging itself in a moving carousel for him to browse through. His eye caught a lacy camisole; his heart reached out to that image as something that would be nice to wear in secret and no one would know. It was like watching someone do online shopping with their brain. Once he accepted the first thought it moved to other things.
Then I was out of the bed and standing next to it while he continued to imagine himself dressing as a woman in secret, next thing I knew an earthquake started shaking the room because of this man’s sin. Remember, the earth is shaking and falling apart under the weight of collective sins of humanity and the final outcome will have a negative impact on all of us. I’ll speak more on that in part of this dream.
For this part of the dream, know that the thoughts and ideas we entertain in our minds and hearts are our responsibility. Scripture says: “As surely as I live, says the Lord, every knee will bow before Me; every tongue will confess to God.” So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God. This isn’t just for words and deeds, [active things we do], it’s even for hidden sin in the heart and mind where nobody sees. GOD SEES THOSE THINGS, and we will have to answer for them.
Temptation isn’t sin– it is the invitation that leads to sin. It is the signal that there is weakness somewhere in us that needs attention, a loophole we should expose ourselves in prayer to God and ask for help with, before it becomes a liability. Satan tempts everyone to do what God doesn’t approve of- he wants to trap our souls and claim them for himself. But we have power through the Word of God to resist Satan, and by doing so we daily overcome him.
“Humble yourself under God’s mighty hand, resist the devil and he will flee from you”(1 Peter 5:6)., Temptation only becomes sin when you do not resist, when you entertain it to the point where it gets you to become an active participant! Once your mental ‘mouse’ appears onscreen to engage with sinful thoughts and suggestions of the devil you’ve started sinning, so the objective is to guard your heart EARLY (Proverbs 4:23) Make it a habit to drive away thoughts you know do not come from God, or your soul can be trapped by the enemy easily. May God uphold all of us as we seek Him. Part 2 of this dream can be found here. Thank you for reading.