I experienced unusual and troubling dreams last night. I cannot remember all the details but I sense a mixture of warning and incredible hope for us today.
Here are some details:
I saw black cats running around a house. I also witnessed Arnold Schwarzenegger being murdered with a blow to the head. I know this seems odd and unrelated, but this is what I feel the Lord is saying to us.
A fresh infusion of strength
I sense the Father wanting to infuse fresh strength to His people today. Many of us are very weary with battle. The name Arnold means the strength of an eagle (Isa. 40:31). Schwarzenegger literally means “black ploughman”. Both of these indicate strength.
In that day the Lord of hosts will be for a crown of glory and a diadem of beauty to the remnant of His people, for a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, and for strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.
Isaiah 28:5-6 NKJV
The Spirit of the Lord is releasing a crown of glory on our head and strength for the battle. Gates in this passage represent our fortification and strength.
Guard against offense
I believe the ‘murder’ of Arnold Schwarzenegger in this dream represents a spirit of offense, which ultimately strips us of our strength. I sense there has been an assault on our minds of unforgiveness coming from very real or perhaps perceived wrongs during this season. Many of us have been treated harshly and deeply wronged. The Spirit of Grace is urging us to forgive and release so His glory can rest upon us. Do not harbour offense in this season. It will invite a spirit of independence and rebellion along with witchcraft. This is the meaning of the black cats in the house.
Vindication is coming swiftly
Swift justice and vindication is coming for those who have been treated harshly. Remember, it is JESUS who unites us. He is the Chief Cornerstone.
Therefore thus says the Lord God : “Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; whoever believes will not act hastily. Also I will make justice the measuring line, and righteousness the plummet; the hail will sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters will overflow the hiding place. Your covenant with death will be annulled, and your agreement with Sheol will not stand…”
Isaiah 28:16-18a NKJV
When we allow Christ to unite us and not squabble over differences, we have the strength to endure. This is also an effective guard against offense and unforgiveness.
As we stand firm in our righteous identities in Christ, the Lord Himself is CRUSHING a spirit of death in this season. There is so much loss and pain at this difficult time in world history. My heart is deeply grieved over it. I can’t imagine the depth of grief in the Father’s heart.
Yet, I hear a voice of hope above the noise and chaos. The Father is beckoning us into deeper levels of intimacy… into the secret place. It is here He will encounter us powerfully and catch us up in a ‘bubble of love’. It’s only His love that can cast out fear. Only love will cause offense to literally fall off you. Only love will unite.
In the Name of Jesus, I break the assignment of offense and rebuke all witchcraft. I pray you sense the love of God upon you so powerfully that all fear and doubt melts away. You spirit of death, the Lord rebuke you! May you be infused afresh with strength from on high and might in your inner man according to Ephesians 3:16. May you be “rooted and grounded in love” (Eph. 3:17). I speak vindication and divine justice over your circumstances in Jesus’ mighty Name. May you have clarity in the coming days and wisdom for appropriate boundaries in relationships. Spirit of Grace unite us again and bind us together in Your love. Amen.