God's Warrior Dream
I had this dream and vision August 1, 2016. One month after the War Monuments Dream. It’s a beautiful follow-up how heaven's army looks when we are in the midst of darkness and warfare.
I had a vision while I was dreaming. It was dark, but not necessarily night. I was walking and repeated three times, "I have my shield! I have my shield! I have my shield!" I was thinking how strong my shield was and that it could stop lightening. I said, “nothing can penetrate it!” I was fearless. Suddenly, I was awakened from my dream and sat straight up in my bed. The vision continued. In this scene, I was riding on a white horse. I was dressed in full armor and my armor was brilliant white. My shield was in my left hand and my sword was drawn in my right hand; ready to go into battle. My horse stood up on his hind legs, his front legs in the air, and raised higher than my sword and shield. When his front legs were suspended in the air, without hesitation, I yelled “CHARGE!” End of dream.
When the vision ended, I sat in my bed, amazed at this spectacular scene how God sees me as one of his soldiers enlisted in his army. It was a magnificent scene how we can be victorious in spiritual warfare. It’s another dream of mine that is at the top of my list of favorites because of the display of God’s glory.
I prayed over this dream and studied scripture to obtain greater insight into the meaning of this dream.
It was dark, but not necessarily night, which represents warfare. The enemy will strike when we are unprepared and unaware. Time of day is irrelevant to the enemy. This is one reason I ask the Lord to fill my spirit with peace through dreams and visions before I fall asleep.
God’s presence: Three times I declared, “I have my shield.” Three represents that my faith is in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 2 Corinthians 13:14
Confidence: No matter how strong the attacks come from the enemy (lightning), “No weapon formed against me will prosper.” Isaiah 54:17
The Shield of Faith will stop the attacks of the enemy when he bombards us with circumstances that feel as powerful as a "bolt of lightning." God’s power is stronger than any attack the enemy throws our way. “The voice of the Lord strikes with bolts of lightning.” Psalm 29:7
Fight: A soldier waits for the voice of their Commander to lead them into battle. “And the Lord will make his majestic voice heard. He will display the strength of his mighty arm.” Isaiah 30:30
To be effective and trust God as our defender and protector, we must hold tightly to our Shield of Faith. Faith in God will defeat the attacks of the devil and “against mighty powers in this dark world …” Ephesians 6:10-18
Several verses declare God as our shield and defender.
- God is “a shield around me.” Psalm 3:3
- “He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety.” 2 Samuel 22:3; Psalm 7:10
- He is my shield of victory: “You have given me your shield of victory; your help has made me great.” 2 Samuel 22:36; Psalm 18:35
- God is a shield of love Psalm 5:12
- He is my shield; a place of safety. Psalm 18:2
- He is my strength and shield. Psalm 28:7
- He is my shield of help. Psalm 33:20
- He is my shield where I take refuge. Psalm 144:2
In the second scene, I was dressed in white, which symbolizes walking in righteousness, forgiveness, and holiness. What’s astounding to me is that God considers me worthy and capable to be in his army. “...They will walk with me in white, for they are worthy.” Revelation 3:4
In Revelation 19:11 Jesus comes riding on a white horse and he “is called Faithful and True." The horse symbolizes God’s faithfulness, strength, and victory. “The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord." Proverbs 21:31
Don’t underestimate the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit when we “wear” the armor of God. Envision yourself putting each piece of God’s armor on as though you were dressing yourself up for the day. It may seem strange at first, but there is power and strength when we “put on Christ.” Take time to read Ephesians 6:10-18.
No good warrior goes into battle without knowing how to wear their armor and how to wield their weapons of warfare. “Prepare your shields, and advance into battle!” Jeremiah 46:3; Isaiah 21:5; Isaiah 22:6; Jeremiah 51:11
There is no need to fear failure or defeat. Victory belongs to the Lord and those who wear his protective covering of Truth, Righteousness, Peace, Faith, Salvation, Word of God are more than conquerors. Romans 8:37
When the enemy attacks, don’t retreat. Our job is to make the enemy retreat and tremble in fear. Not the other way around. Preparations for victory are through prayer and studying the Word of God.
Qualifications in the Lord’s army:
- Acknowledge that Jesus is King of kings.
- Believe that Jesus is the Son of God.
- Believe that Jesus died on the cross to save you.
- Believe that Jesus rose from the dead and stormed the gates of hell and you have eternal life.
- Believe in the power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, which is the power to defeat the enemies of darkness.
- Ask God for his forgiveness and walk daily in righteousness.
- Go into battle in the power and strength of the Lord.
We are God’s mighty warriors. We don’t have to hesitate to go on the attack when the Lord says. “charge!” Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you …” I Timothy 6:11-16
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