Hideous in form, the being approached me, as if to say, “This is really who I am. I have left the disguise off. I won’t even bother to disguise myself! This is really who I am!”
To its right and to its left were two other beings, somewhat in the distance. The one at the left — I don’t know its name — and the one at the right — I don’t know its name. But I can only imagine, that, based on a recent experience, the names of these two beasts were “fear” and “rage” — the two beings that I had seen (this time disguised) in my “stick” experience (the two beings had appeared as sticks to be picked up, clearly presenting themselves in the form of a disguise and temptation).
But while I did not as yet know the names of these two other beings, I did know the name of the first being, the one that took “front stage”: death! That was made extremely clear to me (knowledge simply given in the dream).
No words were spoken, but the message was clear: “I hate you! You are my enemy! I will oppose you!”
The reality of spiritual warfare: I had just met three demons, one of whom I had met literally face-to-face. There was no disguise. And it was extrememly scary. Although it was in the form of a dream, it was not just a dream! This was a demonic visitation, a ghoulish visit from the realms of hell.
I had little idea of what was going on. All I knew was that there was a battle raging. Like Job, I almost felt like a “pawn”. From a certain perspective, I might have reasoned that God was moving me in one direction, while the enemy wanted to dissuade me and put me on yet another path.
But the giftings and calling of God are irrevocable. God’s direction would prevail, amid the enemy’s desire to try to dissuade me. Whatever the enemy tried would only be permitted to affect me insofar as it actually served the purposes of God for my life. This, God would allow, in order to temper and prepare me for greater things to come.
Thus it would be (and is always the case with God’s children), that the enemy himself would be the real “pawn” in this game. Hard as he might try, he could never win. No, not even the death of God’s children could deter God from accomplishing His will! And that, perhaps, is what enraged the enemy all the more. He is a doomed being, forever to be condemned.
I awoke suddenly, almost out of breath! The devil’s kingdom is a hellish, awful, unsightly, kingdom, just like that hellish being that I met face-to-face. It is a fearful kingdom. It is a kingdom bent on revenge, and attack, and loneliness, and despair. There is no sense of “love” in it at all — just pure hatred, and sorcery, and envy, and strife, and division, and occult powers of darkness. Pure evil — that’s what the devil’s kingdom is all about. Surely no one would want to go there.
There was a work to be done. I got up and quickly began to forget about the dream. The devil would have to stay in his place. Surely he couldn’t touch me, unless God allowed it.
The dream quickly became an encouragement to me, that despite all my failures and troubles in life, that I was indeed on the “right track”! After all, why would the devil want to attack me if it wasn’t that I was against him and on the side of God?
Praise the Lord!
It almost seemed as though my life was now enhanced because of the visitation. I could go about my business, now full of encouragement!
Praise God, the devil’s plans would backfire once again!
A personal challenge
Do you know the Lord? The Bible says that all who call upon the name of the Lord will be saved. Salvation means you cross from the devil’s camp, to God’s camp. It means you are now God’s friend, and the devil’s enemy (whereas before you were the devil’s friend, and God’s enemy).
Perhaps you have never “met” a demon before. That doesn’t mean that demons aren’t real. That just means that you have never met one. But I have! And I can assure you that you “don’t want to go there” — ever! You especially don’t want to meet up with the spirit of death that I met up with, and you don’t want to go with him to a place called “hell” forever! He’s absolutely real … the most hideous being you can imagine, the most unsightly, ghastly being you could ever conceive of!
Please, take the time, right now, to SURRENDER YOURSELF to God’s COMPLETE CONTROL AND AUTHORITY. If you don’t want to do so, it means you are under deception, and believe that it is better to stay on the devil’s side. So make your decision today, before it is too late!
“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” (Joshua 24:15)