Several nights ago, my husband had a dream that he was at a Christian meeting where several well-known Christian ministers were seated on the platform at the front of a large audience. Most people would know these TV ministers, if I were to name them, so I won’t.
The main speaker, one of the ministers, was sad because the government in this country (USA) was coming after their ministry and trying to shut them down. The government had already shut down one of the other ministers ministries (which is large and influences not just THIS country, but the world!). As he was speaking, my husband was reminded of the quote, “First they came for the communists and I didn’t speak up…”, by Martin Niemöller, after WW2 (referring to Hitler).
As each of the speakers spoke, they were sad and seemingly so down, but then my husband suddenly stood up (in the dream) and the Spirit of God came over him, and he said, “The arm of flesh cannot do this! Not by might, not by power, but by My Spirit,” saith the Lord! He said itTHREE TIMES loudly, but the speakers were too disappointed to believe it!
Then, he said, “Close ranks! Close ranks! Close ranks!” He was reminded of a scene in Gladiator, the movie, where the gladiators were trying to survive in a Roman arena against the barbarians. They had to come together, close the ranks, if they were to survive, and use their shields to cover their group.
As he woke up, the Lord began explaining to him the difference between a “garrison soldier” and a “field soldier”. The garrison soldier must always have his uniform neat and his shoes shined, while the field soldier can’t be afraid to get dirty because he is out there in the field. The garrison soldier always salutes their superior officers, but the field soldiers NEVER do because they don’t want to reveal their rank to the enemy.
As he thought about this, he felt God said to him, “The time for the garrison soldier is coming to an end. Now is the time when the field soldier is needed to fight the battle! This is a spiritual battle in which both sides are dealing with spiritual entities. This battle will NOT BE WON IN THE FLESH!”
Also, the Lord emphasized He wants to use whosoever will let Him use them. Some people aren’t going to like the ones whom God chooses to use, but God has His reasons. What matters is what God wants, not what people say! Field soldiers might not look pretty and they might have some baggage, but they fight to win and this is the key to winning the victory, never never, never give up!
Almost 20 years ago, the Lord explained His wisdom to my husband in how He picks various people for different positions. The Lord told him, “There are porcelain soldiers and there are iron soldiers, both meant to do different jobs.” So, we must STOP judging and condemning each other and putting each other down for each of us will be held accountable by our own master! We must now “close the ranks” by working together more than EVER before so we can accomplish God’s will on this earth!
Author: Sandra Hide
Sandra Hide got saved at the age of five, but strayed as a teenager from age 15 to 19. Then, at age 19, she was radically saved and her life changed forever. She was called by God as a prophetess at around age 21, with a similar calling like Jeremiah, and an Ezekiel 33 Watchman call, and she has operated often in the Elijah/John the Baptist anointing. For about twenty years, she did missionary-like work in the U.S. with her husband. As the Lord directed, they traveled to many areas of the country, doing whatever He asked, as best they could, until 2010. Since that time, the Lord has had her in intercessory prayer mode and doing many behind-the-scenes missions.
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