After receiving several warning dreams in 2013 and 2014 showing great trouble coming to the United States, I was very concerned and wanted to find an escape route by moving to another country. What I saw coming was so horrendous, I was willing to leave behind everything I have ever known since being born and raised here. However, this presented a problem because I believe we’re supposed to follow the inner witness of the Holy Spirit regardless of what we see happening around us and I wasn’t sensing any leading from Him to leave, at least not yet.
At the time, prophetic dreams were new to me, so it took me a while to realize I was making a big mistake by assuming these events were coming in the near future. Since then, I’ve noticed this is a common mistake many of us make, adding our own wrong assumptions that future events revealed by God are coming much sooner than they are. The future is bigger than we realize, as shown by many prophecies in the Bible that remain unfulfilled after thousands of years, but are just as true today as ever. Yet, when God first shows us future events, it gives us such a jolt, we think it’s coming in the next five minutes, at least it seems that way, but it’s often much further out on the timeline.
As a friend of mine put it, “The prophetic is like the rodeo. You have to hold on for more than 8 seconds.”
Not only do we add our own wrong assumptions, but then we make it even worse by wrongly concluding the whole thing was wrong when it doesn’t happen in the timing we expected. And if we’re really hard headed, we can even take it a step further by getting mad at God and publicly attacking the person who received the revelation, calling them a false prophet, when all along their dream or vision was truly from God.
Later, I started seeing severe economic trouble coming to the United States and made the same mistake, thinking it was coming right away, not realizing God was providing lots of advance warning. So I stocked up on canned goods, rice, gasoline, batteries and things like that, only to eventually throw most of those things away as their expiration dates passed.
Despite being in the slow learners class, I eventually started seeing my self-preservation schemes weren’t working. So, I finally decided to just follow Him wherever He leads, even if it means staying and dying here, but regardless of what happens, getting in fear only makes it worse.
I often think about a word He gave me years ago, “Satan’s biggest fear is a Christian soldier who has no regard for his own life.”
Satan tries to control us with fear of what might happen to us. All his schemes against us rely on fear, appealing to our natural interest in avoiding trouble and preserving our life, but when we surrender our life into the hands of God, we strip Satan of his only offensive weapons. He has nothing left, except to turn and run as we swing our sharp sword at him by standing firm on God’s promises.
Having stood our ground, I believe the tables are now turning and we are now taking the offensive, going on the attack to tear down Satan’s kingdom. I believe this is why God has given me a clearer focus than I’ve ever had before with a mission to expose Mystery Babylon. I am excited about this, but also realizing it presents a new challenge, using all we’ve learned until now, because if we allow fear to have any place in us, we will surely turn back from investigating things we are naturally inclined to avoid, thinking about unthinkable things. As much as we need the insights God wants to reveal to us, faith and courage are required to see beyond those ugly giants in our path, so we proceed forward on this path.
So now those previous mistakes that once hindered me are helping me see many of my brothers and sisters are struggling with the same fears, wondering the same things as I have, where will I go, how will I survive? These questions rise up in our hearts like the giants who occupied the promised land, causing us to feel like our heart and our flesh are failing. It can feel so real, like being suffocated, even making it hard to breathe, but the good news is we can cast those fears off by giving them to God in exchange for His great peace.
Let’s not make the same mistake made by ten of the twelve Hebrew spies who brought back an evil report saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.” (Numbers 13:32-33 NKJV)
It was not only the ten spies who were filled with fear and unbelief, but the whole congregation of Israel, so they sought to stone Joshua and Caleb after they spoke these words of faith, “The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land. If the Lord delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, ‘a land which flows with milk and honey.’ Only do not rebel against the Lord, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the Lord is with us. Do not fear them.” (Numbers 14:7-9 NKJV)
Likewise, when the mighty king of Assyria came against Judah, King Hezekiah stood strong in faith and encouraged the people with these words,
7 “Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed before the king of Assyria, nor before all the multitude that is with him; for there are more with us than with him.
8 With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles.” And the people were strengthened by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah. (2 Chronicles 32:7-8)
Like a roaring lion, Satan tries to intimidate us, hoping we will turn back, but when we decide to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit with no regard for our own life, we discover he has no teeth or claws. We have nothing to fear because the one who is with us is far greater than the imposter in front of us. Therefore, let us take our stand in the Holy Spirit and proceed by faith, taking the land God has given us, turning the tables and making Satan very afraid as we tear down his kingdom.
The kingdom of Babylon has reigned for thousands of years, displaying her great riches for all to see, exalting herself to great heights, but she is not what she appears to be. God is giving us insights to see she is just another toothless lion, another defenseless giant. Her kingdom is built upon lies and she is destined for sudden destruction that will bring her down in only one hour.
9 “The kings of the earth who committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her will weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning,
10 standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’ (Revelation 18:9-10 NKJV)
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.
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