This prophetic word is titled When the Enemy offers Assistance and it is based on a dream I had and God wants me to share this one with you this week.
I dreamt I was going somewhere and I was walking on the sidewalk when suddenly the sidewalk appeared to be crumbling away and falling into this deep bottomless pool of water. It looked like a sinkhole with water in it and I don’t know how deep that water was but it was very scary. I quickly grabbed on to this side walk ledge and was calling for someone to come and help me. I needed the assistance. If I let go or if my hands got tired then I would slide into this pool and who knows what would happen. Several different people came along and tried to help but they were not strong enough to pull me to safety.
For some reason there was a giant piece of furniture that just happened to be right at the place where I was holding on. So my hands were actually holding on to the ledge of the sidewalk under this furniture. If this furniture was not in the way I would have been able to pull myself up but I couldn’t. The bottom of the furniture was so close to the ground that I couldn’t even pull up and climb under it to safety.
As far as I could tell the only way to get out of this situation was to have someone come along and lift up the piece of furniture, move it out of the way and then pull me up. I needed someone strong enough to save me.
Then along comes this man, he looks really good. He easily lifts the furniture out of the way stretches out his hand and pulls me to safety. He literally saved me.
I was so grateful to him for what he did for me so I began to thank him over and over, expressing my gratitude to him for the assistance. I just kept saying things like “you saved my life, I don’t know what I would do if you weren’t there” “thank God you were walking by and you were strong enough to move the furniture out of the way” “I don’t even know how to thank you for this” “thank you so much I am eternally grateful to you for helping me” I just kept going on and on about it. After all, he saved my life.
He then says to me “I like you and I want to have sex with you”
After he said this, I noticed that he was dirty and smelly so I said to him “but you’re dirty when was the last time you took a shower?”
He said “OK, I hate taking showers but I can fix that”. So, he goes and jumps into a swimming pool instead of a shower and splashes water on his back and head. Jumps out then sprays cologne all over his body. Then he says “OK, that will do the trick” and as he was coming over to me to continue the conversation, I woke up.
Interpretation of the dream:
Some of you are in dire situations. You need help. You need the assistance. The people who would usually be able to help you are not able to help you out of this. You feel like you are drowning. On top of it all, there appears to be obstacles (furniture) in the way that prevent you from getting out of the pit you are currently in. Your enemy is going to show up and offer assistance. It’s going to look good. When this happens, don’t turn them away. God sent them to help you. Take the help because you need it. This is not the time to be prideful or reflect on things they may have done in the past. Once you get to a safe place, you need to be on your way. Your enemy is still your enemy. Sex, is to be enjoyed in a marriage covenant so whenever there is any proposition for intimacy in dreams it has to do with making covenants with that spirit. Your enemy, after giving you the assistance is then going to try and make a covenant with you. For a split second you may consider it, but do not forget who you are dealing with. I noticed he was dirty, needed repentance (shower) and so he attempts this fake repentance to make it appear that there has been change but it’s not real. Who takes a shower in a swimming pool by splashing water on their body and then putting on cologne? This is a fake. There’s no hyssop being used and this was all for show to get me comfortable with making the covenant. It will have the appearance of being good but it is not! Do not make any covenant with your enemy. Take the assistance because you need it. And, then be on your way. They are going to want something in return for the assistance they gave you. Once you are in a safe place you can say NO. Be kind and express your gratitude but you can’t make friends with them. Do not get comfortable with the assistance. Find a way out of that. It may look good on the outside but you need to be really discerning.
All of this will be happening as we are transitioning into the place where God has called us. The same thing happened to the Israelites when God sent Moses to Pharoah to let the people go so they could go into their promised land.
They were suffering. They were slaves in that place and their transition was not an easy one either. Pharaoh did not want to let them go. After the final plague when all the first born died, the people and Pharaoh had enough. They wanted the Israelites gone. There was fear coupled with the unknown of what the next plague might be. So there came a window of opportunity.
Imagine these are your slaves and they are leaving and then they come to you for gold, silver and clothing. Would you give it to them? No! But in that moment they were willing to give them whatever they wanted! God turned the hearts of the adversary to help the Israelites for a brief moment.
It’s a window of opportunity that will open and then it closes.
Have you ever done something just on a whim and then later regret that you did it. Impulsive behavior. Try filling your Amazon shopping cart and letting it sit there for one week then go back and see how much of that stuff you actually need and want! LOL Trust me, you will not be buying all that! That’s what happened here. They wanted the Israelites gone so badly that they were willing to give away their wealth. They wanted it at that very moment and couldn’t wait.
29 At midnight the Lord struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh, who sat on the throne, to the firstborn of the prisoner, who was in the dungeon, and the firstborn of all the livestock as well. 30 Pharaoh and all his officials and all the Egyptians got up during the night, and there was loud wailing in Egypt, for there was not a house without someone dead.
31 During the night Pharaoh summoned Moses and Aaron and said, “Up! Leave my people, you and the Israelites! Go, worship the Lord as you have requested. 32 Take your flocks and herds, as you have said, and go. And also bless me.”
33 The Egyptians urged the people to hurry and leave the country. “For otherwise,” they said, “we will all die!” 34 So the people took their dough before the yeast was added, and carried it on their shoulders in kneading troughs wrapped in clothing. 35 The Israelites did as Moses instructed and asked the Egyptians for articles of silver and gold and for clothing. 36 The Lord had made the Egyptians favorably disposed toward the people, and they gave them what they asked for; so they plundered the Egyptians.
37 The Israelites journeyed from Rameses to Sukkoth. There were about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides women and children. 38 Many other people went up with them, and also large droves of livestock, both flocks and herds. 39 With the dough the Israelites had brought from Egypt, they baked loaves of unleavened bread. The dough was without yeast because they had been driven out of Egypt and did not have time to prepare food for themselves.
Sure enough the Israelites left immediately and by the time Pharaoh realized that they actually left he regretted it! That’s what I’m talking about! It was just for a brief moment. Now can you imagine if they didn’t leave immediately but made the mistake of thinking these people were their friends when they started giving them their possessions? They would’ve fallen into being slaves again in the matter of one day.
Exodus 14: 5 When word reached the king of Egypt that the Israelites had fled, Pharaoh and his officials changed their minds. “What have we done, letting all those Israelite slaves get away?” they asked.
It should go without saying but this is not just related to people, it could be a system or a structure that you know is against your Christian belief system. Eventually they are going to want something in return for the assistance they are giving you and you may end up compromising on your Christian values to keep it. Don’t get addicted to the help. Wean yourself off and pray to God to show you a way out of it. He’s not mad at you for accepting this assistance, He sent it. But this isn’t supposed to be a permanent thing. This is temporary and should be treated as such. Don’t get comfortable.
What God may send as your stepping stone out of this situation may not look that great compared to what your enemy is offering. Do you think the Israelites preferred the wilderness compared to Egypt? They did not! But that was the route to get them to the promised land. In the end it was the right decision to leave but initially it didn’t look that great. This is like the brown package in this word, it is just the beginning.
Humility. Sometimes we can believe we are humble but God has to put us in a situation to expose these small particles of pride that still exists within us so that we can see it, and do that final move to rid ourselves of it. It’s character building.
Please know that this doesn’t mean you accept help from every and any enemy that is coming your way, no. You still need to ask God if you should accept their assistance before you do it.
What is their end game in making the covenant? To continue to enslave you. Keep you under their thumb. You are nobody’s slave! Except Jesus. How are you going to build and establish for the coming decade if you are someone’s slave? Think. Look further down the road than just today. Think long term. You will never be the head and not the tail. Above and not beneath. The lender and not the borrower when you are enslaved by someone or some system.