There were flashes in the air as the bombs went off. The small group abandoned their vehicle and headed for cover. They were more concerned for their safety than they were for the food and the vehicle that was left on the road. They brought music and were not prepared to fight whoever these people were.
They were musicians who loved God and thought they were where they were supposed to be. Had that just changed?
They wandered through the forest for days. The explosions became less. One day they came to a little farm. They were frightened. Scared. They needed food. They needed shelter. They saw an elderly man out front of the building. Their hunger and fear were great and they warily approached the old man sitting on the steps. He looked over at them and said “I knew you were coming.” His wife came out and invited the group in for a meal. Sighs of relief came from the group.
“How did you know” asked one of the musicians.
He answered. “My wife and I were sitting here one night and a man appeared and said His name was Jesus. He began to speak to us about the things that had occurred in our lives. He told me to look for you. And that when you were here, to feed you, comfort you and send you on your way.”
The meal continued and then the man walked them out to the large barn. There in the barn was a beautiful bus. “Ever since He showed up in our lives, I have been working on this and thinking someone would need it. Pretty sure you are the ones in need.”
The group looked at the vehicle in wonderment.
They spent the next few days and shared what they did and their love for God and music.
And then they climbed aboard the bus to head out.
Weird dream. As I began to pray about it, I realized a couple of things.
- There is a battle and many are not cognizant of it.
- Sometime youu may have to travel through the forest to get there.
- There is respite in the least likely of places.
- God has the ability to provide.
- There is a plan that is considerably bigger than our thoughts that is moving before us.
- God does not follow our theology. He is outside our thinking.
- Ministries change as people change.
- Being called is being called. It does not waver.
- Peace, restoration and comfort.
I would like to tell you I have the full revelation of what I saw. I don’t. It is as applicable to me as it is to others. I felt like I was a bird or a drone as I watched the scenes unfold.
One thing I noticed. Despite the fury, they found retreat and were returning to what they did. The “war” behind them, they carried on.
Yesterday I said we have to stand do what we need to do. To be who we need to be. That great exploits were needing to be done. A little later on in the day I read of the terrorist killings in Paris France. I thought, they were killed for standing up for what they believe.
Someone wrote me about the shootings in Paris to ask my thoughts. My thoughts? Come on! People are dead. What thoughts could you have except prayer for the families and those about them? Last days? 12 people had their “last day” today here on earth. Regardless of the why they are dead. And families are destroyed.
From yesterday’s article…
Yes, we will have to “walk in rivers” and we will have “to slay giants”, but there is God! No great exploit (Daniel 11:32) will be done…without people. People like you. People like me. It is time to put our heart into community, our words into the air and our feet into the war. I get not every battle is mine. Or yours. But authority has been given to us in a metron established by God.
Before I knew the news, I saw a scatter gun approach of the enemy while I was laying in bed in the morning. That he would seek to create terror. To undermine comfort and to remove peace. I knew I needed to be praying.
I read one of the folks who was killed said this. ‘I would rather die standing than live kneeling’… I understand why he said this but I would say this. “Because we are ‘dead”(Galatians 2:20)I can live kneeling (prayer).”
I thought, how many laws are being readied over this?
Terrorists? A person who creates terror is a terrorist… What we need are peacemakers. Men and women similarly to the man in the dream who establish comfort, bring restoration and create peace where there is no peace.
It is time for the people of justice compelled by the law of love to step into their rightful places. You do not need to be Heidi Baker to feed the poor. Or Billy Graham to share the gospel. Your destiny under the law of love may begin in your living room with your spouse or your child.
Today is your day. Be a Peacemaker.