Dreams from the LORD 2003-2006
17 July 2005
John 11: 9-10: "Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him."
A couple of nights ago, I walked over to where Wes was staying--his sister Mary's house--and we had good fellowship. We later met Sarah (Mary's housemate) and Lee (Sarah's boyfriend). We all talked for a quite some time on the things of God. I guess Sarah had been reading some of my Journal and she was genuinely interested in what the Lord was doing in my hitchhiking journeys.
Isn't that the way it's supposed to be? It was all unplanned; it was spontaneous. The Lord had it all set up and we walked right into it and had great fellowship. It was all very edifying and refreshing.
II Samuel 21: 1: "Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David inquired of the Lord. And the Lord answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites."
Everything happens for a reason. If there is famine, drought, earthquakes, floods, plagues, wars, etc., it all happens for a reason. The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake happened for a reason; the same thing applies to the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake/Tsunami--it was because of sin. The Black Death that ravaged Europe in the Middle Ages killed 30% of the population--it was the hand of God. When the Vikings ravaged the coasts of Europe, it was considered the wrath of God. I believe that it was God's will that Pearl Harbor was attacked on 7 December 1941 so that the United States would wake up, build up its military and be a beacon of light of freedom for the rest of the world.
There is a reason why certain demons were cast out of me when I was 28 years old and why some demons were cast out of me when I was 39 years old. The Lord has the times and the seasons in his hand. The Lord is still delivering me from demons. As the Word of God and the Power of the Holy Ghost becomes more engrafted into my spirit, the freer and stronger I become. Jackson, Wyoming was not built in one day. Sanctification and freedom are gradual. I am freer and stronger in Christ than I was five years ago. There is always room for spiritual growth. After one demonic stronghold is taken out, then we go to a deeper level and take out another stronghold. It all takes time.
Why did famine happen in David's time and not in Saul's time? Maybe because David was a man after God's heart and the Lord knew that David would make things right with the Gibeonites. When David gave the seven sons of Saul to the Gibeonites, the Gibeonites hanged them and the wrath of God was appeased. Unrepented sin can be hidden for a while, but not forever. Famine, plague and sword are just a few ways that the Lord pleads with mankind to repent of sin. The Lord always has the final word. Things always happen in His time.