Last week I had a dream about America and it really surprised me, as I am not that interested in America and the Obama thing, as Michael is or others are, I only had a little interest in what is happening in America. So I wrote what God was saying through this dream and the actual dream below as I want to share it with Christians in America.
This is the dream:
I was in a building and future president Obama walks in before he is about to be sworn in as president – this happened on 17th of January 2009, at around 4 am .
In the dream, I thought, what an opportunity as I was alone there with him, so I went to shake his hand. First he hesitated, then he shook my hand. As I was holding his hand, I actively released the presence of God from me to him, without him knowing and I told him: God bless you and God loves you.
Then in my spirit I was trying to discern from his response back to me if he really is a Christian as he claims to be. He replied with some things about God, but I felt it was only empty words, it was not in his heart, he was just saying whatever made him look good to me. I was still holding his hand and then he began to boast how he is very approachable and even on the way to the ceremony he had coffee with a young American stranger in a coffee shop, etc.
But when he started to speak to me, I immediately felt under my feet like a boiling power that seemed to try to take over me and make me just feel he is wonderful and agree with anything he said, it did not feel like a real evil presence of the devil, full of fear, there was a bit of fear, but really it was more like a power that made you excited and stirred up to believe in him and agree with him and almost to adore him as a person, some sort of spell like power or some evil power of attraction to make you become his fan.
I knew the only reason I was not taken over by this power was because of the Holy Spirit within me keeping it under control, and I had to use my will to resist it, but otherwise people would be taken over by this and made to like him and become his fan.
Then he went in to be sworn as president and I went out and walked on the street. As I was walking in the neighborhood of the building where he was sworn in, I felt this real uneasiness in my spirit, I did not know why, but I felt compelled to return and run as quickly as I could in the building where he was getting sworn, as I knew if I stood outside, I would be in some kind of danger.
But I did not have enough time to run into the building and as I was coming closer to the building, suddenly from the building, a militia group came out with a smelling dog, with big riffle weapons and one with a megaphone.
They started to point the guns at everyone and say: From now on, if anyone is worshiping anything, they should worship the police. I thought: the police???? I could not believe what I was hearing, I was thinking inside, this sounds the same like King Nebucadnetzar in the Bible!!! And in my heart I knew that to kneel down now would be to deny Jesus, but there was such an oppresive atmosphere around me, full of fear because of the guns that were pointed from all directions at you and I found myself almost without being able to resist kneeling down. And I was thinking: Jesus, what am I doing, but the fear and the atmosphere of control was so strong that I could not resist it, yet inside I felt like dying because I felt I was denying Jesus.
Then in my soul's desperation I thought, Jesus, forgive me for this, I will repair this and confess you as soon as I am out of this trouble, not these exact words, but something with this effect.
Then I saw others around me, whom I knew they were Christians doing the same thing, and very soon everyone in the place were kneeling down the streets, basically staying on their fours with their head down because of the pressure of these police people who came closer and closer and basically point the gun at us very close to our bodies to make us get on our knees. Then the police said that the reason for this is because they have to search for someone who has stolen something – that was the excuse.
I woke up sort of troubled around 4 am and could not sleep anymore after this. I was wondering what to do with this dream and why I got it, I don't even have a burden much for America, except that I have lived there for 6 months and I have sort of followed what is going on there in general, as it is an important nation from many points of view.
I concluded that God gave me this dream to share with my American Christian brothers to warn them about what is coming during the president Obama times. And that they should pray so that they are not weak to deny Jesus under pressure, but strong to even not love their lives even unto death, to rather choose to die than deny Jesus.
It is easier to say you won't deny Jesus when the gun is not pointing in your face, but under pressure it is another story unless your spirit man is strong and your commitment unconditional and total.
I once had another dream about persecution coming to Australia, and the Lord told me to get ready for it, so I can stand in those times, so I have asked Him how to get ready. He told me that I have to set my mind to be willing to suffer for Jesus and to read the lives of martyrs for Jesus, so I bought an Encyclopedia of Christian Martyrs and have been reading from there. Certainly their level of Christianity was rather different in the way they lived their lives and much higher than ours and their reactions close to death very admirable. So, I encourage you to prepare yourself the same.
Basically God says to us to prepare just as this Bible verse says:
"Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, ARM YOURSELVES ALSO WITH THE SAME MIND, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God. For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles—when we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries." (1 Peter 4:1-3)
Also, this verse tells us also to be prepared to suffer with Jesus, to bear His reproach – I know it is not a very common doctrine these days, but you would be surprised how much the theme of suffering for Jesus is actually mentioned in the New Testament. We have been protected till now for a long time from persecution in the West, but times will change and we need to be ready for the change:
"Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate. THEREFORE LET US GO FORTH TO HIM, OUTSIDE THE CAMP, BEARING HIS REPROACH. For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come.' (Hebrews 13:12-14)
This Bible verse teaches us why we should be willing to go to Jesus, outside the camp, to bear His reproach and suffer with Him, as He suffered outside the camp. The reason is because we are here only temporarily, we really are seeking another world, we are in transit here, so therefore what happens to us here is not as relevant as getting to our destination – heaven. Therefore this means that our minds have to be fixed on eternity, on the things from above and not on the things of the earth (Colossians 3:2).
If you read Hebrews 11, the whole chapter is about the fact that we have to live in faith, as seeking another city and with the eyes on the reward. Look at Moses:
"By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, ESTEEMING THE REPROACH OF CHRIST GREATER RICHES than the treasures in Egypt; FOR HE LOOKED TO THE REWARD. " Why was he willing to give up so much for God, because he looked to the reward. Also, it says about other saints that they were seeking another city, another country, a better, heavenly country.
Now, how does this relate to us? Hebrews 12:1-2 tells us:
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who FOR THE JOY THAT WAS SET BEFORE HIM endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
We start by laying aside anything that weighs us down in our spirit, we lay aside sin, and we use endurance to run the Christian race, but not anyhow, with our eyes on Jesus, who is able to help us finish the race. But we are told to focus on a particular aspect of Jesus, Jesus who suffered, who endured the cross. And what are we to learn from this? That he only was able to endure the cross, because he had his eyes on the joy set before Him, He also looked at the reward! We are the reward and also the honor He received as a result of His obedience was another reward.
Do you even know what the reward that is awaiting you if you follow Jesus till the end is? Have you meditated on it? Is it alive in your heart? If not, I encourage you to start making it a focus in your life to meditate on eternity, heaven and the reward of those who are faithful to Jesus till the end. Read the promises God made to the 7 churches in the book of Revelation if they follow Him till the end and overcome.
Where are you looking? To your government? To your bank account? To your possessions? To the comforts of an easy life? Or have you fixed your eyes on Jesus, on the better, heavenly country? On the reward you will receive as a faithful follower of Jesus? On eternity and heaven?
On the 'Well done, good and faithful servant, enter into the JOY of your Lord." ? See, Jesus had a joy set before Him and so do we! And God's response does not end with 'good and faithful servant'. It continues with: 'you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things.' (Matthew 25:21). There is a reward of honor and greater responsibility which God will bestow on you, if you are faithful. And faithful means obedient to God's commands, not necessarily miracles, healing and deliverance success, but holiness of the heart which results in obedience as a lifestyle and intimate fellowship with Jesus. Just as Jesus said: 'Not everyone who says to Me: Lord, Lord will enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father in heaven (Matthew 7: 21)
A prophetess from Romania told me that there will come times when the Bible will be taken away from us, and therefore the only thing we will be left then will be the Word that we have hidden in our heart, so she urged me to spend time in the Word, to memorize it and get it in my heart. I also encourage you to do the same.
So, in summary how can we prepare for what will come:
1. Arm yourselves with a mind willing to suffer for Jesus.
2. Read the lives of martyrs for Jesus. I recommend reading 'The New Encyclopedia of Christian Martyrs'
3. Put any weights and sin aside
4. Run the race with endurance by looking at the reward
5. Make obedience and intimacy with Jesus your goal, not just the manifestation of the power of God through you.
6. Gather plenty of the Word of God in your heart, that you may not sin against God and be strong in your spirit man.
May God bless you as you take this message to heart and unite your heart to fear His Name, so you become a doer of the Word and not a hearer only, deceiving yourself. God is kind, and He is giving us warnings and time to prepare, we cannot procrastinate any longer as we have done till now, since the time limits will not permit us too long to get ready. We will either be ready or not, when the time comes to face the test of our heart commitment to Jesus. I encourage you to be a wise virgin, not a foolish one. Let us not ignore God's voice anymore, but realize that obedience with Him will set us up for great rewards in eternity.
The next day I went on the internet to see if there is anything said about Obama and police. Well, I was shocked to hear from Obama's own mouth on a video the following:
'We cannot continue to reply only on our military, in order to achieve our national security objectives that we have set. We got to have a CIVILIAN NATIONAL SECURITY FORCE that's just as powerful, just as strong and just as well funded. ' You can watch the clip for yourselves at:
http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=QOSqwhe53xA&feature=PlayList&p=DBBCE9541DA2D964&playnext=1&index=14 . I wonder if you realize that Hitler also had the same kind of civilian national security force??
Also, Obama's grandmother publicly admitted that even from the primaries she has been sacrificing chickens and libations DAILY in order to help Obama win the election (read about it on www.charismanews.com archive). Now, what power has been behind him to make the people of America elect him, after all these daily blood sacrifices, probably the power I felt in the dream that was making you come under a sort of a spell where you thought he was wonderful, become his fan and really trust him. Something to think and pray about!
As I was reading the Bible the next morning after reading this, a Bible verse stood out which gives hope for the American people:
'Many seek the ruler's favor, but justice for man comes from the Lord.' (Proverbs 29:26) Many Americans are looking now to Obama, for favour, for hope for a better future, but justice for the American people comes from the Lord, look to the Lord from where justice will come for you, not to your ruler.