Dexter was outside, being boistrous, loud, and arrogant. He was a terrifying sort of individual, for he was over eight feet tall (maybe even nine). And he had some friends (at least two of them) who were also of similar stature. We were inside the house. Dexter and his friends were on the outside. Dexter was ‘waiting in line’ as it were. When would he come inside to get us? We were on a mission — for our luggage was at hand, piled in one spot, and we were obviously intending to leave soon. With Dexter and his friends just outside, though, I didn’t know if we were going to be able to leave. It seemed, in fact, that Dexter and his buddies had left us in a state of paralysis: none of us was really doing anything at this point. We were just ‘waiting’ for Dexter to come in and get us.
I began thinking of a way to escape.
I looked out a window and noticed that the house was very high off the ground! How then could we escape?
Soon, a voice was heard to be said, “Dexter says he wants to challenge you to a fight!”
That was when the Spirit of God took over! Hallelujah!
I did not answer back, but the Spirit of God within me did so. I said, “You tell that Dexter to meet me outside and I’ll gladly take him on!”
The Spirit of God began moving with absolute power and anointing in me. It was awesome. The Spirit of God said to me, “There is nothing to fear. He is but a man who has presented himself as a giant. But he’s just a man! Don’t fear him! And go, and do as I say!”
I marched outside with full confidence, now. I was no longer afraid. The Spirit of God was rising up within me with ever more fervor, with each step that I took. It was awesome. I ‘knew’ we had a victory on our hands, before it even happened.
Someone shouted to me, “Dexter’s down there!”, pointing in the distance, about a mile away. I knew this man was ‘big’. It wouldn’t be possible to miss him.
I kept walking. The Spirit of God rose up within me. “Dexter, you come down from off your throne! You are nothing but a man!” Then I glanced up in the distance and saw him. I pointed my finger at him sternly, as if to say, “Don’t mess with God, you big bully! Enough!”
Then I said it again, “You come down from off your throne! Down, Dexter, down! You are nothing but a man!”
This eight or maybe nine foot giant began to literally shrink, right in front of me. Soon, he was even shorter than me! Praise the Lord! I looked at him. He looked like a man — that’s all. Just a man! I said to everyone around, “Look, he’s JUST A MAN!”
Dexter was powerless. The truth had been revealed.
“Jesus!” I began crying out. “Jesus! Jesus! Jesus!” I kept declaring the name of Jesus.
Then I began to wake up. I could hear myself proclaiming the name of Jesus as I did so. The Holy Spirit had been upon me.
Who was this “Dexter”, anyway, and what was it that the Lord was trying to tell me in the dream? Just this: that this ‘giant’ that appeared to be so powerful, was just a man. While fighting this giant, this giant displayed his anger and intolerance towards Christians and Christ. He actually ‘knew’ about Christ — he was educated in the things of the church. But he had rebelled and was now making himself to be an enemy of the church. God was saying, “You don’t need to take this from him or the likes of him. You don’t need to put up with all this blaspheming. You’ve got to stand up for what is right. You’ve got to challenge him and stop being so wayward and wishy-washy yourself! Stand up like a man and I will show you that he, too, is just a man! He’s no giant as he supposes. Nobody will know that until you challenge him, for it is through the challenge that I, by my power, will reveal to others that he is just a man and not to be feared. The one to be feared, is ME!”
“The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?
“Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? And one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
“Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.”