The anointing for prayer was particularly strong on
Thursday night.In fact, the anointing
has been strong for the last three months, ever since we returned from the
Philippines.A number of people remarked
that they were able to enter into prayer so much easier than before.
Reuben had the following vision:
I could see an adult male, his
back facing me so I was unable to see his face.Very suddenly there appeared a presence that I could not see clearly but
was transparent.It enveloped the man
and that person started to grow in size and height!The person felt the presence upon him and he
looked in a mirror and saw that he was the same person that was before the
presence came upon him.Puzzled, I could
see the man as greater in size and mass but as I looked at him through his
reflection in the mirror he looked normal.I heard a voice very clearly saying, “Go get your comfort shoes.”
In the second vision, I saw a speed
gun similar to the one Law Enforcement Officers use, only this particular one
had a joy stick on it and the handler just would point and shoot at wherever he
was using it to control this man I saw being overwhelmed by this presence, and
the person was able to manipulate his every move.
Reuben’s first vision reminds me of Gideon.Gideon and Israel were in bondage to the
Midianites.He was hiding behind a wine
press threshing wheat.If the Midianites
saw him, he would have been punished.“And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him, and said unto him, The
Lord is with thee, thou mighty man of valour.”Judg. 6:12.The Lord said to Gideon, “Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save
Israel from the hand of the Midianits: have not I sent thee?”Judg. 6:14.
Gideon said to the Lord, “Oh my Lord, wherewith shall
I save Israel?Behold, my family is poor
in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house.”Judg. 6:15.In other words, “How?I am
nothing, I cannot do anything.I am too
small.”But God said, “Surely I will
be with thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man.”
Gideon obeyed God and tore down the altar to Baal and the
grove and he raised up an altar to God and sacrificed a bullock on it.But he did it at night because he was
afraid.Judg. 6:27.Gideon still did not fully believe that it
was God that talked to him through the angel.He put out a fleece twice to see if it was really God.
In the end, God chose a few Israelites to be in His army
of 300 men.The Midianites were so many
that they “were without number, as the
sand by the sea side for multitude.”Judg. 7:12.With only 300 men of
war, Gideon defeated the Midianites.
The man that Reuben saw was you and me.When the angel called Gideon, “thou mighty
man of valour,” Gideon said, “Who Me?”God saw Gideon as a mighty man of God, but Gideon saw himself as nothing
– without power or strength.In the
spiritual realm, Gideon was a mighty warrior.In his own eyes, he was a tiny loser.
The same thing is true with you and me.If you could only see who you are in Christ
and begin to obey the Lord, you will find that you are indeed mighty in the
spirit. God is not against us testing Him
by putting out a fleece, even twice.He
will confirm who you are.You are a
mighty warrior for God and this church is part of His mighty army.But the devil wants you to be frustrated and
defeated, hiding behind your personal wine press and unwilling to stand up
against the enemies of God’s people.The
devil wants you to remain in your comfort zone.Gideon had chosen to remain in his comfort zone behind the wine press
and eke out a minimal living.But God
called him a “mighty man of valour” because that is who Gideon really
In the second vision, God showed Reuben that Satan was
manipulating you and me and controlling us because of our lack of vision and
truth in knowing who we are in Christ.We are afraid of the enemy and people and we do things in the dark so
others will not know.That shows a lack
of faith.Put out a fleece and God will
confirm who you really are in Christ.If
you have a small picture of who you are, you can never overcome.You need to know how powerful, blessed and
anointed you are in the Spirit before you can throw off the bands of the enemy
and march together with the other members of God’s army in these end
times.If you don’t know who you are,
you are already defeated and being manipulated and controlled by the devil.
The Lord gave me the following vision on Thursday night
during intercessory prayer:I found myself in a large banquet
hall like at the Ala Moana Hotel or some convention center where I have been to
at some wedding or anniversary party, only much bigger.I saw round tables and a long head table.There was a man and woman sitting at the
center of the head table.I couldn’t
make out his face.The woman sitting
next to him was dressed in a beautiful and bright white wedding gown replete
with lace and with a bridal veil over her head. It was obvious that they newly-weds.I saw a waiter place a small desert plate on
the table in front of them.It contained
one square piece of cake.I looked
around and could see only three or four people in the large hall.
I believe that God was showing me the marriage supper of
the Lamb if it were to occur today.The
single piece of cake for both indicates oneness and is customary, even today,
for newly-weds to share a single piece of cake during their wedding banquet.
Jesus and His Bride will share everything together.
were only a few invited to the banquet.
Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him:
for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself
ready.And to her was granted that she
should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the
righteousness of saints.And he saith
unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of
the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.Rev.
has been said that the Bible is a book of romance that tells the story of how
the Father is seeking and preparing a Bride for His Son, Jesus.It speaks of what kind of Bride the Lord is
looking for, and how He is looking for perfect sons and daughters in the image
of Jesus.Ro. 8:29; Eph. 4:12-13.A perfect Bride is a perfect church; a
perfect church is made up of perfect saints.When Jesus comes back, He will come back for His Bride.Ephesians 5:25-27 says:
love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it;
that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
that He might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or
wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
apostle John said, “And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down
from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.”Rev. 21:2.
New Jerusalem is not buildings and streets; it is
people.You and I have been called to be
a part of God’s mighty Gideon’s army for the end times and a part of the Bride
of Christ when He returns.What you
think of yourself is not how God sees you.Cast off the inferiority complex, lack of faith and fear and stand up
against the devil today.Believe in
God.See yourself as a conqueror and an
overcomer in Christ.That’s who you