Don’t Air Your Dirty Laundry

Don’t Air Your Dirty Laundry!

One of my favorite pastors used to say, “Don’t sweat the small stuff, and it’s all small stuff.” He was a man of honor and integrity and great wisdom.  His life was cut short from leukemia.  In his last message to his beloved congregation, he said, “Don’t air your dirty laundry.”

Recently, my memories traveled back to this time.  The Lord gave me a visual analogy of what Pastor Gary was saying.

Growing up, we would hang our laundry outside on clothes lines, for two reasons:  To save on the electricity expense of using a clothes dryer.  But moreover, there’s just something special the sun and fresh breeze does to make your clothes smell fresh and feel nice.

Naturally, when you hang clothes out on a clothes line, they are clean and freshly washed. The breeze and the sunshine can flow through them and the dampness will dry leaving the clothes feeling fresh and soft against your skin.

You wouldn’t likely hang your dirty laundry out on the line because the heat from the sun would only serve to set the dirt deeper into the fabric.

The same is true when we “air out” or spread out in the open or public our “dirty laundry,” all the faults, the blame games, the mistakes and mishaps and he said, she said, the air of discontentment, dishonor and gross injustices, without first making this a matter of prayer.  In doing so, the heat of people’s emotions and ill-spoken words will only serve to make things worse—more murky and muddy, confused and dirty.

The Word of God tells us in Matthew 18:15 if we have a disagreement with our brother, we are to go to them and talk it through and work it out.  If you are unable to accomplish this, you are to take a witness—someone who can help you see a different perspective to work through the issue.  If you are unable to work it out, you are to just walk away from it and leave it to the Lord to work it out.

When we leave it to the Lord to work it out, he will clean up that “dirty laundry” in such a way all those involved will see how each one has made mistakes, and in the process God will show us how merciful and gracious He is in that he even bothers with us in our arguments, discord and strife.

Wow!  How much easier living in this world would be if we would take off those filthy rags, let God cleanse us and transform us through the washing of his word, then hang them on the clothes line of truth so the light of God’s love and grace can shine through us, rather than continuing to wear the same old dirty clothes over and over.  Whew!

Don’t air your dirty laundry.

 

Remove The Doubt!

On October 11, 2018, the Holy Spirit woke me up at 3:00 a.m.  There was such a stirring of life of God’s power and presence coming to this earth.  He led me to the book of Revelation.  The Lord brought back to me a time 15 years ago when a childhood friend of my daughter’s committed suicide.  We went to the funeral home and I saw what appeared to be his right eye twitch.  I looked away thinking that was my eye twitching.  I looked back and saw his eye twitch again.  I was so perplexed.  I didn’t really understand what I was seeing.  That night, I had a dream.  This young man was walking down the street I lived on.  There was no one stirring about, no cars driving down the otherwise busy street or walking about.  He came to my house and knocked on my door.  I’ve often thought of that time and wondered had I had an inkling of what was going on, could I have done something to have helped that young man choose to live?  The devastation of the family and his classmates were overwhelming and indescribable.  I spent many hours listening, loving and encouraging my daughter and her friends through this devastating time.  So many unanswered questions with no real understanding why this young man felt so hopeless in disparity.  I remember the stories his friends told of how he would take the phone to his room so he could reach out to his friends at night.  Why didn’t he reach out to his friends that night??  What happened??  Such a difficult time.

That morning on October 11, 2018, the Lord spoke to me and said, “You ask me to give you signs, wonders and miracles that will raise the dead to life, but you have doubt in your heart.”

Then the Lord moved me forward to another time about 11 years ago when I was at a church and the Lord kept bringing back the time of this boy’s death.  So much so, I told a few ladies at the church about my experience and I said, “It looked real to me.”  I noted I had learned about the experience of a man named Smith Wigglesworth who is noted for God using him to bring life back into a person after they died and had been dead for a while.  The women said they knew who he was.  But regarding my experience noting the twitching of his eye, one woman said, “No.  It couldn’t have been.”  I left it at that, still not fully understanding what God was telling me.

The Lord showed me how a seed of doubt was planted in me at that time, without me even realizing what was happening.  The Lord spoke to me again and said, “Get rid of that seed of doubt.”  I did so immediately and confessed that I know nothing is impossible with God.

Later that morning, at Victory Christian Center, I attend early morning prayer.  There is a time of worship and devotion before we start intercessory prayer. During that time of meditation and worship, the Holy Spirit brought back to me that a couple weeks earlier I saw in the spirit angles around about us in the room and they touched people with their wings.  The Word of God tells us in Malachi chapter 4 that “For you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings.”  He heals us and he gives us the anointing to lay hands on others so they too will be healed.  He does all of this and keeps angles around us to guard us and watch over us–even when we are unaware.

This same morning, as the Lord was speaking and revealing so much to me, he reminded me of a few days earlier while I was sitting at my desk at work, the devil was doing his normal and taunting and bringing back garbage in my past, from which I know I have long since been forgiven, delivered, healed, redeemed and long since transformed into newness in my life.  I took authority, looked up from my computer and said, “Devil, you’re such a liar.”  I heard in the spirit “Humph.  We’ll see.”  I said, “Back atcha!” Instantly, I saw the heavens open up.  I saw trumpets blowing, angles singing “Hosanna, Glory to God in the Highest.”  The heavens rejoice when we stand in our authority and take dominion over the enemy who attacks us and when we triumph over the ill-effects of this world.

At the end of prayer that morning on October 11, Pastor Sharon allowed me to share what God had been telling me, the dreams, the trumpets and the angles and that I saw Jesus standing in front of me with his arms held out from front of him, saying “Come to me, I will give you rest.  When you ask, I will give it to you.  Do not doubt.”

God is pouring out his spirit on all men and signs, wonders and miracles will follow.  God is drawing us out, separating us with preparation for such a time as this and the time to come.  God is drawing people out of the darkness into the light of his salvation.  We are God’s chosen vessels to share the love and light of Christ that we know is the truth that sets us free.  God is calling us to a higher level of trust and faith to believe him for the power that will raise the dead to life and bring healing in the lives of people around the world.  God says, “You say nothing is impossible for me, yet you decide you want to pick and choose what you think I will and will not do.  Will you not believe?  I Am That I Am.”

My encounter with God was so profound.  It was so remarkable.  His presence was so strong and every word that was spoken and every prayer that was prayed that Thursday morning in prayer was led by the Holy Spirit, centered around those words.  God’s power is coming forth.  It is coming in fire and the fire of his love.  A great revival is breaking forth.  A great harvest of souls is coming into the Kingdom of Heaven.  We are God’s chosen few.  He has called us out and within us he is building up an army that will go forth and take back the lands God has given us and take dominion over this earth.  He will cause us to triumph and prosper.   All for the purpose of salvation.  All for the purpose of setting captives free.  All to show the world that God is God and he is all powerful.  The last days are upon us.  Remove the doubt!

A Call To Arms


A Call To Arms

Early in the morning, on September 23, 2018, I had a dream.  I saw a community with a housing area to the right, a large, open green grassy field about the size of a football field, and to the left, there was a community center.  It was a town of thousands of people, but there were only three or four people outside in the field.  It was at night.  Across the sky flew a flying object that looked like something you would see in a science fiction movie.  I likened similar in appearance to the under water vessel in the movie 10,000 Leagues Under The Sea.  It flew across the field and crashed into the top of a building.  Immediately, all throughout this community an invasion of fear, doubt and mind control was unleashed with all sorts of calamities and catastrophes.

Then I found myself inside the community center where everyone in this community gathered.  Everyone was in shock and kept saying, “What are we going to do?”  Scenes flashed back and forth revealing a plethora of various attacks on different people.  I then saw a pile of school books that had collected dust and realized because of this attack, young people had gotten distracted, off track and laid aside their studies, goals, hopes and dreams for temporal, fleeting gains offered by the world.  I was then approached by a woman who was beautiful and was adorned with fine jewelry and makeup.  She was outgoing and carried herself as if she owned the world.  There was then a box full of lipstick. A frenzy ensued when other women tried to find the exact color and kind of lipstick this woman was wearing, believing if they wore it they would “be like her” and “have what she has.”

At this point, I was led outside and went across the field to the housing area to find people sleeping.  I sent out a call to arms, for which a young man, an older youth, jumped up and armed himself with weapons of warfare that one would use in a battle as if being sent off to war—only this was a war that would be fought in our homeland, not across the seas.

As I was walking back to the community center, I was stopped by a group of people who were frantic and trying to decide what their next move would be, but felt powerless to do anything.  I was trying to direct and help people come out from under fear and doubt and take action to escape the chaos inflicting this community.

I looked to my right and saw a silver car, like a limousine.  It looked like an executive’s car.  You couldn’t see anyone, but you knew they were responsible for the mind control and chaos and they were in control.  With whatever method they were using, they were controlling the minds and emotions of many in this community.

We knew the only way we would find safety is to go into the hills and mountains.  I went back into the community center and many people had already left.  I was helping a family gather their things so we could leave and go up to the hills.  An elderly woman suddenly developed foot pain and she had a very difficult time walking.  She told everyone to go on ahead, that she would not be able to keep up.  I was becoming more angry at the rate of disability that was taking people over.  I went outside to go back to the housing area and was stopped by a woman who looked wiry and out of her mind.  She looked at me and said, “I didn’t hurt that woman’s foot,” and she laughed with a wicked laugh and rolled her eyes around. Oh, the deceptions, lies and arrogance  of this woman who was giddy and proud because she was able to render this elderly woman unable to walk well.  This was clearly a demon who appeared as a woman.  Then, I woke up from the dream.

God revealed many things to me as a result of this dream.  In the beginning, in a town of thousands of people, only a few were outside watching and therefore, were able to see the attack taking place. Matthew 26:41 tells us to “watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.  The spirits it willing, but the body is weak.”  We are all called to take up arms, watch and pray, and put on the full armor of God so we may withstand the attacks of the enemy when they come.

The woman’s foot being hurt was symbolic of how the enemy will look for any open door, any opportunity to attack a weak area in our lives.

There is a great attack on people’s mind in our nation and the nations around the world. We are in the last days.  Isaiah 5:20 says, “They say that what is right is wrong and what is wrong is right; that black is white and white is black; bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter.” 2 Timothy 3 gives a clear picture of what so many in our society has become today.  Lawlessness will run rampant. The attacks of the enemy will become so intense that people will literally be run out of their communities and head for the hills, as Jesus described in Mark 13 and verse 14-18.

God is putting out a call to arms.  I have heard the song “People get ready, Jesus is coming, soon we’ll be going home” over and over in my head.  I was reminded of the many dreams I’ve had of a great dragon flying in the air and mass destruction to our cities and buildings.  I was reminded of a dream I had of a great battle in the Valley of Defeat where there was so much blood shed there were literal pools of blood standing in the field.  It was horrible.  I’ve seen and smelled a glimpse of what hell is like—the black so black it is suffocating. The stench so putrid it would make you want to vomit, and the screams, screeches and groanings so terrifying it would make your skin crawl. Torment.  Eternal torment. The torment will be such you wish you could die, but it will never happen.  Hell is eternal torment.

I’ve also seen heaven. I’ve seen the still waters and the tall, green grassy meadows of the peaceful place promised to those who accept the sacrifice Jesus made for them. I’ve seen a huge tree with green leaves with many, many branches, likened to the tree  of life. I’ve seen life restored to the youthfulness of years gone by.  I’ve seen the sick restored to beauty and life while holding the hand of Jesus.  Heaven is real.  Hell is real.

God is putting out a call to repentance.  God says, “If my people will humble themselves and pray, seek my face, turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and heal their land.”  “If my people.”  Imagine what a difference it would make in this world if only God’s people would join together in unity and pray and seek God’s will and not our own selfish personal agendas.

“If my people.”  “If my people.”   God created us all.  But God says, “If my people.”  Even God has made a distinction between those who are “his people” and those who are not.

Here’s how simple it is.  Just say, “Jesus, I need you.  Please forgive me.”  If you really mean it in your heart and have confessed it with your mouth, you are one God calls “My people.”  That’s what God says.

This dream has resonated in me for a few weeks now.  I can’t get it off my mind.  God led me to the book of Amos.  I won’t take the time or space to go into what the book says.  You need to read it.  You need to read what God will do to those who have caused God’s people to flee from their communities.  It’s not a pretty sight.

In the days after the children of God are taken from this world, the days will get so difficult, painful and  torturous, people were wish they were dead. The days are coming that so much worse than what we see and experience today.

The good new is, we still have time to take up arms and fight.  I’m not talking about going out buying yourself a gun. (Not saying you shouldn’t either.)  I’m saying, take up arms in prayer.  “If my people will humble themselves and pray.”  “Watch and pray.”  The battle is against the spirits of anti-Christ, the Jezebel spirit, the powers and principalities and demonic force that have been unleashed in this world to try and stop the advancement of the Kingdom of Heaven on this earth by rendering God’s people ineffective and keeping those who do not know Christ from entering into his arms of salvation.

We need not be afraid.  God is greater than all of this.  God is looking for people who will call out to him and open those doors for him to loose his mighty angels to fight the battles in the heavenlies that will bring forth God’s perfect will on this earth.  A few good men and women.  I’ve been praying for years for Joel chapter 2 to manifest in this world.  It’s happening now.  Revival is coming.

God has put out a call to arms.  “People get ready, Jesus is coming, soon we’ll be going home.  People get ready, Jesus is coming, to take from the world His own.  People get ready.”