For though we walk in the flesh,
we do not war according to the flesh.
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal
but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds. . .
~ 2 Corinthians 10:3-4 ~
This morning I awoke with neck and shoulder muscle stiffness, along with a muscle tension headache, the result of a disturbing dream I was having.
Not only were my muscles tensed, my spirit within was unsettled. I had not had spiritual warfare dreams since I was first saved. The Lord used those dreams to teach me that I had no power of my own to battle the enemy and that the weapons of my warfare were spiritual and not carnal.
The dream was a result of reading through Revelation 20:7-15 for my Bible study. This portion of Scripture speaks of the coming day when the Deceiver will be cast into the lake of fire, of the judgment at God’s great white throne, of Death and Hades also being cast into the lake of fire, and of those whose names were not found written in the Book of Life being cast into the lake of fire.
After praying for those who do not know Jesus as Lord, I went to sleep.
The dream left me physically and spiritually weak. Again, the lesson is that only Jesus saves. He saves us in dreams, He saves us while awake. Time and space do not hinder Him; physical or spiritual realms do not hinder Him. Nothing hinders Him; Jesus saves at all times.
This day, regardless of your situation, know that Jesus saves. He uses dreams to remind us of how weak we are to do battle in the spiritual realm without Him. He uses daily life situations to prove Himself loyal to us and that He is aware of everything that affects us. He is our strength and salvation. Look at these verses:
Exodus 15:2, The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He is my God, and I will praise Him; My father’s God, and I will exalt Him.
Psalm 118:14, The LORD is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.
Isaiah 12:2, Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; “For YAH, the LORD, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.”
Easter was celebrated last Sunday throughout the world, but for those who love Jesus as their Savior, Easter is every day. Therefore, let us “be glad and rejoice in His salvation” (Isaiah 25:9).
Heavenly Father, thank You for Jesus, for in Him we have our salvation. In His name, amen.