Sometimes deception comes in pretty packages. That was certainly the case with this next deceiver. It all started when James Bailey sent me a very sweet email from someone named Wendy Illemann from Australia.
Here is the email that she sent to James:
I would like to thank you for posting Dana R’s messages. Her posts are a huge blessing to me and she brings many messages from the Lord, which are for those who have ears to hear. I have been blessed by her sharing. Can you please pass on my thanks? Blessings to you both.
The message came copiously embellished with heart, cat, flower, and koala bear emoji’s. Now when I read that email, I was quite touched since it came a time when I was under heavy attack from the enemy.
But since I have been burned quite frequently by many deceivers, I did not respond immediately. I sought the Lord to see what he would say. Also, I want to mention that Wendy’s email came at the very same time that another woman, who I will call LeAnn (not her real name), also reached out to me in a very supportive and kind way.
So that night I asked the Lord if He wanted me to respond to these two women. In response, He gave me a dream on 5/27/2021. In the dream, a woman was at home in the kitchen and she had two little girls with her. She was waiting for her boss to arrive to take her to work. She was hard at work cleaning up spilled honey on the counter. Suddenly the doorbell rang, signaling the arrival of her boss. Her long hair was originally in a ponytail holder as she was cleaning the counters. But when she heard the doorbell, she removed the ponytail holder and shook out her long hair. End of dream.
Initially I thought that LeAnn and Wendy were the two little girls. Because the woman with the hair was in the kitchen, a place where “spiritual” food is served, I assumed at first that maybe I was the woman. However, the part about the woman removing the pony tail holder and shaking out her long hair did give me pause. And why was the woman cleaning up honey? Shouldn’t she be serving it?
So, I failed to follow up with the Lord about those little niggling concerns. No, I just forged ahead and answered both LeAnn and Wendy thinking God had given me the green light.
You see, the Lord was not giving me a green light, but rather a red light. That dream was actually referring to a post that I wrote on 444prophecynews.com called “Captivating Tresses”. The woman with the hair in that story, was a manipulative deceiver. She used her beauty and captivating hair to manipulate others into doing what she wanted them to do. So, the Lord used that dream to denote deception.
Unfortunately, I misinterpreted the Lord’s dream and I responded to both Wendy and LeAnn.
Then on 6/8/21 Wendy sent me a second email, which is below:
I would like to ask you if you would please consider keeping me in prayer.
I cannot go into much detail but I feel like it’s all too much atm, I literally spat the dummy today. I just about told the Lord I just can’t do it anymore.
I feel like I’m at breaking point.
I heard Him very clearly say
“DO NOT LOSE HOPE”
Without too sharing to much detail online, my situation is very similar to your journey when you left everything familiar behind and “followed” If I remember it’s the story when U ended up in the secure parking. This has been going on now for 3 months and the enemy is literally at every turn.
Here’s an example right, this young boy no older than 10 came into the camp kitchen to wash his families dishes. I showed him how to wash the cups properly and before he left and thanked me he asked, “did you have toast for breakfast?” Out the blue !!
I’m not sure if any of what I’m saying resonates with you but at another camp site another man specifically wanted to know if I kept my food in the camp fridge. I felt like saying “no, under the hood of my car 🤭” immediately prior to him asking the Lord very sternly said GET UP NOW!!
I’m also constantly being asked by people , where have you come from, where are you going, how long have you been here,. My every move So many things I just can’t share as nothing is private.
One of my dogs I’m travelling with has been very ill for over a week and I literally feel drained.
One night a few days ago I woke up to these strange people who pitched their tent no more than 30cm from mine ??? I heard them talking in a very strange language, and another worker shouting “Allah !!””at the top of his lungs in the early am hours after I’d given him a Bible earlier that night.
Now here’s the part I’m reluctant to share but so help me Lord it’s true .
I went to use the ladies toilet the next morning and someone had spread faeces all around the sides of the toilet seat. I was HORRIFIED, instantly Holy Spirit showed me what they had done. We were the only 2 lots in the camp site.
Please, can you just pray for me. I’ve read almost all your posts and I know that I know you will understand.
Blessing in Christ Jesus
I’ve got to say that her email had me in tears. I wrote back telling her I would pray for her and offered her encouragement.
Before I continue, I want to mention one very important detail. On 6/8/21 I was just putting my finishing touches on my story “You Have to Come Home”. It was already written but I wanted to double check my references and verify flow.
Suddenly the thought “This message is for those with eyes to see and ears to hear” popped into my mind. Since “ears to hear” is scriptural (Proverbs 20:12), I inserted that sentence into my testimony as the very last line of the post thinking it was from the Lord. I did not pray about it – just put it in and posted it. I will explain the significance of that critical detail in a bit.
Then on 6/9/2021 the Lord gave me a vision of a white snake slithering across the driveway towards my car. End of vision.
The next morning, I looked up “are white snakes poisonous”? It said “No, a white snake is neither poisonous nor venomous. However, they can bite if they feel threatened or provoked. Finding a white snake is very rare and recently one of its kind has been found in Australia.”
The part about it being found in Australia made me think about Wendy. So, on 6/10/2021 I asked the Lord if He was warning me about Wendy with the white snake vision. Here was His response, which I received on 6/11/2021:
Vision #1: I saw me holding a piece of feces in my hand. End of vision. Clearly that was a reference to Wendy’s second email. Then I asked the Lord what were Wendy’s intentions towards me.
Vision# 2: I saw actor, Treat Williams, in the movie “Deadly Matrimony” hitting his wife’s head with a poker over and over! End of vision. Then I asked “Are you saying that she wants to hurt me?”
Vision #3: Then I saw actress, Judith Light, being raped in the movie “Betrayal of Trust” by her psychiatrist, played by Judd Hirsch! End of vision.
Vision #4: I saw a stopped-up toilet with feces floating in it. End of vision.
At this point I realized that He was warning me that she was a deceiver and I needed to stay away from her. So, then I revisited the dream I had about the woman with the hair and remembered my post “Captivating Tresses”. That is when I realized that I had misinterpreted the meaning of that dream.
Not only that, but I had inadvertently allowed Wendy’s words to influence me. Remember her comment “Her posts are a huge blessing to me and she brings many messages from the Lord, which are for those who have ears to hear”? Well, the “ears to hear” part must have stuck in my mind and I unknowingly included it in my post!
So, the pure Word of the Lord got contaminated with that one line of leaven from Wendy that I added. And, yes, a little leaven does contaminate the whole lump.
Amazingly the Lord actually warned me about this. On 5/30/2021 in a vision I saw me feeding dry food to my cat. As I poured out the food, a desiccant packet fell into her bowl of food. She sniffed it and avoided it. End of vision.
The purpose of a desiccant packet is to make food dry, which is the opposite of what the pure Word of God does. Living water will flow from the pure words of God. When I realized my mistake, I immediately removed the offending line from the post. And that is the danger of listening to a deceiver.
Notice how she played on my emotions so that I would feel sorry for her. And how did she know what would tug at my heartstrings? Well, from my previously posted testimonies of course!
She must have read the story of me sleeping in my car in Chicago for 3 nights. And she must have read about my penchant for helping the homeless. And the fabrication of her dog being sick must have come from my testimonies about my sick cat. She even strategically planted a cat emoji to send a message that she was an animal lover just like me. And she must have pulled the story of her giving a bible to another and later hearing him shout “A_L_L_A_H” from my story “Deceived”.
So why did she do it? Well, the dream the Lord gave me on 6/13/2021 pretty much explains the reason. In the dream I was in a commercial kitchen making bread at my station. There were lots of other people making bread at their own stations. I left my station for a few minutes. When I returned, some girl was standing in my place at my station. I told her that it was my station and she needed to go find another spot. End of dream. So, Wendy wanted to attack my ministry and contaminate my writing.
It turns out everything about Wendy was a deception including her identity. You see, Wendy was not even a woman but a man! Here is how the Holy Spirit revealed that to me.
Vision (6/17/2021): I was at home sitting in my lazy boy chair when I saw a man with flowers walk by my window and come to my front door. I raced to the bathroom to brush my teeth because I was not expecting visitors.
Vision (7/13/2021): I saw a man whose face was in shadow holding workman’s gloves. He was standing in a parking garage. End of visions.
When James sent me Wendy’s email, he described her as “visitor” to his website. Now the man in the first vision was a visitor to my home. He came with flowers just like Wendy. In Wendy’s first email to me she wrote “Can you please pass on my thanks” followed by a flower and cat emoji.
The man in the second vision was standing in a parking garage. In Wendy’s second email to me she mentioned “secure parking” or a parking garage.
Actually, there is quite a bit more to share about “Wendy” but I will save that for a future post.
2 CORINTHIANS 11:12 But what I do, I will also continue to do, that I may cut off the opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the things of which they boast. 13For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, TRANSFORMING THEMSELVES INTO APOSTLES OF CHRIST. 14And no wonder! FOR SATAN HIMSELF TRANSFORMS HIMSELF INTO AN ANGEL OF LIGHT. 15Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.
MATTHEW 7:15 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit. 18A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19Every tree that brings not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20Therefore by their fruits you shall know them.
JOHN 10:10 The thief comes not, but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
ISAIAH 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and show my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
GALATIANS 5:9 A little leaven leavens the whole lump.
1 TIMOTHY 5:20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
PROVERBS 26:26 Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.
EPHESIANS 5:11-14 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. 12For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. 13But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever does make manifest is light. 14Therefore he says, Awake you that sleep, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.
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.