During my prayer time today I saw a vision. I saw a single large white feather, like an eagle feather. Then I saw an old Indian chief standing in front of me. We were standing around what looked like a picnic table in my basement. On the floor in front of him was a carved black figure that I knew represented an Indian chief.
With one foot on the floor and his other foot on the bench he leaned over with his arms resting on his knee and said to me, “Whenever someone has been destined by God to be a chief, but fails to fulfill their destiny, that’s a very big deal to God.”
I just nodded in agreement, but did not say anything because I did not know what to say. That was the end of the vision.
I immediately understood this word did not apply to me personally, so I was left wondering what was the point. Why was this shown to me?
A few hours later, I got the answer when I was reading through the new comments posted on this site. After reading one of the comments, I realized God was revealing His heart to me by showing me something that was very important to Him. So I was correct in my conclusion that it had nothing to do with me, but I was wrong in thinking it was not very important just because it was not about me. Once I realized God was revealing His heart to me, I felt grieved for being so self-centered and having such little regard for something that was very important to Him.
I believe we have reached a critical time when God wants us and even needs us to grow up and realize everything is not all about us. A great war is raging and God is calling us to rise up to a new level, which requires us to forget about ourselves to concentrate on knowing Him. Then we can begin to understand the issues that matter to Him.
God could just tell us what to do and require us to obey, but that would be a very shallow relationship with very little passion or devotion. He wants much better things for us. He not only wants us to know what to do, but why it is so important to do it. This is the wisdom of God because He knows if He can get us to understand these things, He can capture our heart and bring us to a place of total devotion to Him, the kind of devotion that loves Him and obeys Him even unto death, with no regard for ourself.
This will be the heart of God’s end-time army. We will not love our life, even when faced with death (Revelation 12:11). What is there to fear when we have already willingly laid down everything for the sake of knowing Him? Nothing can conquer this kind of love.
Years ago, my wife and I were in serious financial trouble. We had received a certified letter demanding full payment for our mortgage within ten days, but we did not have any money. That night, we went into warfare mode. We prayed militantly as we marched around in our bedroom declaring the promises of God over our finances.
While we were praying, I saw a vision of the devil standing in front of me. I saw myself swinging a large sword right at his mid-section. There was a look of terror in his eyes as he saw my sword coming. He quickly threw his arms over his head and jumped back to avoid getting sliced open. Then I noticed something else. He had no defensive armor, nothing to stop the blade from cutting him. His only weapons were offensive. His only defense was to turn and run, and run fast.
Then I heard the Lord say to me, “The devil’s biggest fear is a Christian soldier who has no regard for his own life.”
We should never be afraid of the devil because we possess a powerful sword that can send him running every time if we will just start swinging. All of the money we needed came to us before the ten-day deadline. We kicked the devil’s butt and kept our house!
After I saw the Indian chief today, I received a confirmation of what God was revealing when I read the latest post by Pastor Benjamin Faircloth, The Time Has Come for Releasing Two Portions of Faith. He pointed out how God made His ways known to Moses, but to the sons of Israel He only showed His acts. Moses was at a different level in His relationship with God than the rest of Israel.
He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the sons of Israel. (Psalm 103:7)
We have heard all sorts of warnings of trouble coming in the days ahead. The warnings have served their purpose of getting our attention and putting us on full alert, but now I believe we are entering a new season with a new emphasis on getting prepared. I believe the old Indian chief was sent to reveal the most important key to our preparation, which is letting go of our self-centered life so we can learn God’s ways and understand what is important to Him. He wants us to travel light so we have nothing to distract our attention away from passionately pursuing Him.
God is letting us know it is time for us to know His ways. Our entire focus must be to please Him in everything we think, say, and do. It cannot be about us anymore. It it time for us to grow up. It is time for us to know God.
Author: James Bailey
James Bailey is a blogger, business owner, husband and father of two grown children. In 1982, he surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. In 2012, he founded Z3news.com to broadcast the message of salvation by reporting end time news before it happens.