“In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one…”
Ephesians 6:16 (ESV)
Sherrie told me she had a dream about me on Friday morning. Someone was throwing a knife at me. It started out pointy and sharp, morphed to look like children’s scissors, then dissolved into sparkles and fell to the floor. The knife couldn’t hurt me; it was like I had a protective shield around me! As I was writing this I got a revelation. My faith is getting bigger and bigger every day! The bigger the faith, the bigger the shield, and the more arrows we can deflect.
I got a Holy Spirit teaching while making tuna. Once you know about reproach, that demonic force is exposed and can’t attack as much. The Lord answered my prayer. I asked Him to help me be able to teach this concept to everyone. Then today, I got to talk to Julie and her friend about what the Lord is teaching me.
I got more revelation from Holy Spirit during choir practice. God showed me that last month when I had first prayed about the confirmation of being home for Thanksgiving, there was a slight difference from the prayer the following night. The night of the 24th, I asked God to confirm that I would be going home in time for Thanksgiving, but I got no answer. Why? Because that night I was wondering just how the Lord would go about confirming that to me. But, the next night, I gave a specific request. I asked him to calculate the days or weeks. The first night I hadn’t asked Him for a specific kind of confirmation, so if He would have given me the answer, I wouldn’t have known what it was in reference to. I wouldn’t have been able to add it up, and I wouldn’t have believed it or thought it was from God. I would have thought the answer was from me. So, God waited till the next night to answer because that’s when I got more specific, and He knew that would make for less confusion. He is a God of order and not of confusion.
During choir, I got a word for Coral that God was going to take her to a new level and that He was going to show her things about Him that she’s never known before. I got that she had been oppressed for a long time. I told her all this after I prayed and asked the Lord what she should do to get out of being stuck like she is… The word “pray” came, then the Lord told me that she had been asking the same question for a long time. I was to tell her that also, so she would believe.
I read this the day I got the dream about Dad (Jack Caple) on September 23rd, and it is really good. “When we harbor resentment and bitterness toward another person, we are building a wall that will divide us. As time goes along and we still do not forgive, that wall increases in size, and, as the wall gets higher and thicker, we lose track of what is happening with the person on the other side. The person doesn’t seem to matter anymore. All that matters is our memory of the way that he or she hurt us and the hostility we feel. After a while, we begin to believe that the wall is all there is. Even if the other person wanted to make amends, we would not be able to allow it.
Forgiveness removes the wall – sometimes all at once, and sometimes piece by piece. We begin to see past our hurt to the other person again and, as the wall shrinks, the possibility grows that the two of us can once again be in a relationship. God’s forgiveness of us is the same. How often we build a wall of self-judgment, guilt, and shame that would close God out! But God has told us that we who believe are no longer under judgment. When we remember this, the wall comes tumbling down. Then we are free to pass from death to life, from denying our relationship with God to celebrating it.” (Author unknown)
I dreamed about Ms. L., that she came back. She was skinny from being stressed out. She had a Lexus and she let me drive it. (Note: When she did come back in December, she had shingles!)
After typing, it was mail call. Sherrie said, “Let’s go Katie”. I said, “Yeah, I’m getting legal mail,” and sure enough I did! The government had 15 pages, not 5 like they said, and their argument was good. So, here’s the test… I told Hulda that God had orchestrated this whole thing for my benefit, so I will come out the other side with great faith… the kind of faith that will move mountains! Thank you, Father. Then, I asked Rochelle and Missy to put themselves in my place. If God gave them an actual date that they were going to get out of federal prison and then it happened, would their level of faith leap up? Of course, the answer was, “YES”.
If you know my story, you know that hearing from God is key to my personal growth and the growth of my ministry. These were my first small steps at growing my faith muscles!! Think back about your life. What has God done to help grow your faith? Do you have miracle testimonies that have caused you to have “mountain-moving” faith? Tell us one of them!
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