I was in the middle of the ocean, sitting in a canoe with many other people. Out of nowhere, a fighter jet appeared and started shooting at us. We immediately ducked. With our backs bent and faces bowed, we started fervently interceding that God would rescue us.
It was then that Father placed something like a spiritual force field around us. Though the fighter jet continued to fire at us, its exploding shoots couldn’t penetrate the force field.
We continued interceding for a period of time. Then we noticed that the fighter jet was gone. The force field fell away and we sat safely in the calm ocean waters.
At that point Father awoke me from my dream and said, “That was an illustration of 2 Chronicles 20:12-17.”
During the past six years, I have recounted the encouragement of that dream to many believers in person and through copies of the picture.
In every adventure of faith we embark upon, the Enemy sends out his fighter jets with the menacing message of:
You’ll Never Make It!
And from those fighter jets, he and his demons fire shots at us to try to cause us to slow down, sit down, and give up. These shots usually carry the themes of:
- Danger – “Watch out! Don’t go any further! It’s not safe!”
- Doubts – “You can’t do this! God won’t come through for you!”
- Discord – “They’re against you! They don’t understand you!”
- Distractions – “You’re too busy…This can wait…Do it later.”
- Discouragements – “Give up now…it’s too hard…you’re already losing.”
They come at us in a million varieties, specifically aimed at causing us to doubt that Father will truly come through for us.
If we allow these 5 D’s to become louder to us than Father’s voice, we soon despair and start to believe the Enemy’s message of, “You’ll never make it.”
We give into despair and our train of faith is derailed for a time or for good.
Adventures in faith are for the stout-hearted who are willing to take Father at His promise to make our feet like hinds feet:
The Lord God is my Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hinds’ feet and will make me to walk [not to stand still in terror, but to walk] and make [spiritual] progress upon my high places [of trouble, suffering, or responsibility]! – Hab 3:19 (AMP)
Join me as we spend the month of December exploring “Adventures in Faith.”