Recently I watched a YouTube video where Jill Cooper, the “Penny Pinching Mama”, described a time when she and her two children were travelling long distance on an icy highway in a blizzard. At one point the wind was blowing so hard that it started to push her car sideways. She said it felt like a “monster” was literally pushing her car off the road. When her tires touched the crinkly grass stubble on the side of the road, it gave her sufficient traction to regain control of her car. So she was forced to drive half on and half off the road to get enough traction to continue moving forward.
Now when Jill said that it felt like a monster had pushed her off the road, I could certainly relate. You see I recently went through an experience just like that. The “monster” that I encountered was a spirit of witchcraft that came against my writing. You see before I came to Z3News.com, I used to publish my stories on the website 444prophecynews.com.
It all started when I posted the story “The Giant of Deafness” on the old website. Now over there readers cannot post comments, so the only feedback available to authors is the viewer count attached to each article. Before that story, my viewer count was around 1500 readers. But on that particular story, the viewer count took a noticeable dive.
On 12/2/2020 I asked the Lord why readership was substantially down on “The Giant of Deafness” story. He responded with a vision of a black cat eating ear plugs. End of vision.
Now the ear plugs were a reference to my story. And the black cat indicated witchcraft. So the Lord was telling me that a spirit of witchcraft had been sent against my writing. Whoa!
I wondered why on earth would the enemy attack my story? And what was it about that particular testimony that would garner the enemy’s attention? Then it hit me. The enemy doesn’t want you, the reader, to figure out how to overcome the “giants” in your life. You know, “giants” like depression, fear, worry, anxiety, cancer, addiction, abuse, etc. Those “giants” that love to scream lies at you that “you cannot beat them” and “you’re going down” and “they are too strong for you”. The enemy wants you scared, intimidated, and so afraid that you will agree with him and just take yourself out of the race. What better way is there to win than to convince the opponent that he should just quit?
That testimony was one of victory over one of the many giants in my life. Instead of listening to the lies of the enemy, I believed the truth of Jesus Christ. It is how I stood on God’s promises and ignored the lies of the enemy. Apparently that story was so intimidating to the enemy that he had to try to derail my writing!
Then I remembered a vision that the Lord gave me on 1/19/2021 of a woman in high heels fighting off the enemy. End of vision. So the Lord was saying to war against the enemy in the spirit. So I started doing spiritual warfare multiple times a day. My prayer went something like this: “I BIND the spirit of witchcraft coming against my writing in Jesus name. I forbid it to operate against me or my writing and I command it to depart at once in Jesus name. I BREAK all enemy assignments off me and my writing ministry and declare NO weapon of witchcraft formed against me shall prosper. I DECREE that I am delivered from the spirit of witchcraft coming against my writing in Jesus name. Amen.”
For a while it seemed like my efforts were working and I started to gain traction again. Then the Lord gave me a heads up that another attack was coming. On 1/25/2021 I had a dream where I was in the kitchen when I saw a snake on the floor. At first it appeared to be really small. Then it started unfolding so that its size was literally doubling before my eyes over and over. When it was finished unfolding, the snake was gigantic. End of dream.
The fact that the snake was in my kitchen, a place where food is prepared, was significant. One of my assignments has been to prepare “spiritual food” for His flock, so clearly this meant another attack against my writing was on the way.
During this time frame I was busy writing “Sleeping in my car”. I broke it into four separate parts and toyed with the idea of adding subtitles to each part of that story. So for “Sleeping in my car (Part 1)”, the subtitle was “Leap of Faith”. And for “Sleeping in my car (Part 2)”, the subtitle was supposed to be “The Sturgeon Vision”, but I wrote “The Sturgeon” by mistake. Now my intention was that the subtitles would appear in the body of the story, not the title.
After Part 2 was published, I noticed only 300 hits. I was like Lord, what on earth is going on? He gave me a vision of someone trying to squeeze a fish into a bottle and the fish slipping away. End of vision.
So He was saying something was out of place. Sure enough, I checked the post and the title that the screener had assigned was “Sleeping in my car (Part 2) The Sturgeon”, which makes no logical sense at all. I asked the website screener to fix it and he did, but at that point many potential readers had been scared away.
Then I wondered why the screener suddenly decided to insert a subtitle into the main title of Part 2 when he didn’t do it on Part 1. For a brief moment, I wondered if maybe the screener was trying to sabotage me. But then I thought, no way. It was all just an honest mistake.
Okay, so here is where things get interesting. On 1/25, I sent up “Captivating Tresses” to be posted. Two days later I reached out to the screener to make sure he had received it. He said he had, but he was very behind and would get to it. Then I sent up “Homeless with 4 Cats” on 1/27 and then “A Most Unusual Request” on 1/30.
Six days later, none of the stories had been posted. Now the screener had always been right on top of postings, so a six day lag was unprecedented. Not only that, but I could see from the timestamps, that all posts that were sent up after mine were going up within hours or at the latest, the very next day.
So I reached out to him again. This time he said he was two days behind schedule and he would get to my stories. So clearly he lied, but now the question was why. So I started asking the Lord for understanding on what was going on. Was the screener trying to sabotage my writing by delaying it?
On 1/31/2021, the Lord gave me some visions. First I saw myself opening up a bag of expired cat treats. In the next vision I saw myself looking in the refrigerator and seeing some apples that had gone bad. Then I saw a vision of a crocodile in the garden. Then I saw a family member bring me a bag of groceries. But instead of putting them into the refrigerator, she left them out on the counter. In the vision I commented that they had spoiled because they were left out. End of visions.
Finally 6½ days after I submitted my stories, they suddenly appeared on 444prophecynews.com. Although none of the stories were at all related, the screener had combined all three stories into a single post. Now these stories were intended to be stand-alone testimonies, totally separate, but they had been lumped into one package. The title he gave the disjointed concoction was “A Most Unusual Request + 2 More”. Wait – what?
Now my favorite part of the posting process was seeing what picture the screener would assign. So here I sent up three separate stories thinking three posts with three pictures, right? Nope – not even one picture, just a confusing title with three PDF’s attached.
Now these three posts were testimonies, but the screener assigned “PDF, TSUNAMI” as the category. Tsunami? I had him fix that, but at this point I was pretty certain he was trying to sabotage me, but again I asked God for confirmation.
Here is what I received from the Lord on 2/1/2021. First I saw a vision of snow on the ground. Then I heard the Holy Spirit say “SNOW JOB”. End of vision. I looked up “snow job” the next day. It is an intensive effort at persuasion or deception. Whoa!!!
On 2/9/21 I sent up “Hoodwinked”. The screener sat on the story until 2/13/21. When he finally posted it, it never appeared on the front page of the website. That too is highly unusual since all new posts first appear on the front page and eventually drop off as newer posts arrive. I finally found my story buried in the back with a posting date of 2/9/21. This meant that only those persons who had signed up to get email notifications of new postings would ever know about the post. Sure enough, that story got only a few hundred hits.
Okay so let me circle back to Jill Cooper’s testimony. When the “monster” tried to push Jill off the road, she didn’t stop but she figured out a way to keep going. Well, the same is true for me. Since posting on 444prophecynews.com was becoming harder and harder, I started looking around for an alternative place to post. And that is how I ended up on Z3News.com.
2 TIMOTHY 2:1–13 Therefore since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off every encumbrance and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with endurance the race set out for us. 2Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3Consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
MATTHEW 10:23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.
1 CORINTHIANS 4:12 And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:
HEBREWS 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
Here is the YouTube video of Jill Cooper where she described her car being pushed off the road by the “monster”. It starts at the 41 minute mark. The Blizzard! Penny Pinching Mama Part 13
Author: Dana R
The Lord began drawing Dana to Him about six months before she was saved. By January of 2015, the urgency to make a decision about God was so strong, that it was all she could think about, but she was clueless how to even get saved. One day in her bedroom, she cried out to God telling him she really wanted to be saved, but she didn’t know how. Then she had the thought, maybe she could Google it. And that’s what she did. She found instructions on the Internet and said the Salvation prayer out loud.
In 2017 the Lord led her 600 miles away from her family, friends and home to a place she had never been and did not want to go – Missouri. Then in April of 2019 the Lord gave her a vision of a woman sitting at a desk, writing on paper. That’s when she knew He wanted her to write, but what on earth could she possibly write about? Then in July of 2020 the Lord gave her a vision of an eyebrow pencil outlining a woman’s eye. She interpreted that to mean “I OUTLINE”. And that is exactly what He did. And that’s how the Lord got her to pick up her pen.
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